Jim Nabors

James Thurston "Jim" Nabors (born June 12, 1930) was an American actor and singer. Born and raised in Sylacauga, Alabama, Nabors moved to Southern California due to his asthma. While working at a Santa Monica nightclub, The Horn, he was discovered by Andy Griffith and later joined The Andy Griffith Show, playing Gomer Pyle, a gas station attendant who some described as dim-witted. Nabors himself has stated that the Gomer character was not so much dim-witted; he just wanted to see the good in people. The character proved popular, and Nabors was given his own spin-off show, Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Though best known for his portrayal of Gomer Pyle, Nabors became a popular guest on variety shows in the 1960s and 1970s (including two specials of his own in 1969 and 1974) after revealing a rich baritone voice. He subsequently recorded numerous albums and singles, most of them containing romantic ballads. Description above from the Wikipedia article Jim Nabors, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Return to Mayberry (1986)

After being away for awhile, Andy Taylor returns home to Mayberry to visit Opie, now an expectant father. While there he ends up helping Barney Fife mount a campaign for sheriff.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Sweeney
CAST:  Andy Griffith  •  Ron Howard  •  Don Knotts  •  Jim Nabors

After being away for awhile, Andy Taylor returns home to Mayberry to visit Opie, now an expectant father. While there he ends up helping Barney Fife mount a campaign for sheriff.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Sweeney
CAST:  Andy Griffith  •  Ron Howard  •  Don Knotts  •  Jim Nabors

Cannonball Run II (1984)

When a wealthy sheikh puts up $1 million in prize money for a cross-country car race, there is one person crazy enough to hit the road hard with wheels spinning fast. Legendary driver J.J. McClure enters the competition along with his friend Victor and together ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Needham
CAST:  Burt Reynolds  •  Dom DeLuise  •  Dean Martin  •  Sammy Davis Jr.

When a wealthy sheikh puts up $1 million in prize money for a cross-country car race, there is one person crazy enough to hit the road hard with wheels spinning fast. Legendary driver J.J. McClure enters the competition along with his friend Victor and together ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Needham
CAST:  Burt Reynolds  •  Dom DeLuise  •  Dean Martin  •  Sammy Davis Jr.

Mitzi & 100 Guys (1975)

Mitzi Gaynor in a song and dance hour with an all-male, star-studded ensemble featuring her main guests Michael Landon (Little House on the Prairie) and Jack Albertson (Chico and the Man), plus 28 celebrities as her "Million Dollar Chorus." Songs performed include: ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Charmoli
CAST:  Mitzi Gaynor  •  Jack Albertson  •  Michael Landon  •  Steve Allen

Mitzi Gaynor in a song and dance hour with an all-male, star-studded ensemble featuring her main guests Michael Landon (Little House on the Prairie) and Jack Albertson (Chico and the Man), plus 28 celebrities as her "Million Dollar Chorus." Songs performed include: ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Charmoli
CAST:  Mitzi Gaynor  •  Jack Albertson  •  Michael Landon  •  Steve Allen

A Different Approach (1978)

An all-star educational film about the positive side of hiring people with disabilities. A board sit and watch the film Michael Keaton's character's assembled to sell companies on hiring the handicapped, which takes "a different approach" by combining several ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fern Field
CAST:  Melissa Sue Anderson  •  Lucie Arnaz  •  Stockard Channing  •  Michael Keaton

An all-star educational film about the positive side of hiring people with disabilities. A board sit and watch the film Michael Keaton's character's assembled to sell companies on hiring the handicapped, which takes "a different approach" by combining several ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fern Field
CAST:  Melissa Sue Anderson  •  Lucie Arnaz  •  Stockard Channing  •  Michael Keaton

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982)

The Chicken Ranch, a famed brothel, has been a staple of Texas history for nearly a millennium, but media watchdog Melvin P. Thorpe has set his sights on shutting it down. It's up to the madam, Mona Stangley, and the local sheriff, Ed Earl Dodd, to stop him!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Colin Higgins
CAST:  Burt Reynolds  •  Charles Durning  •  Dolly Parton  •  Dom DeLuise

The Chicken Ranch, a famed brothel, has been a staple of Texas history for nearly a millennium, but media watchdog Melvin P. Thorpe has set his sights on shutting it down. It's up to the madam, Mona Stangley, and the local sheriff, Ed Earl Dodd, to stop him!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Colin Higgins
CAST:  Burt Reynolds  •  Charles Durning  •  Dolly Parton  •  Dom DeLuise

Stroker Ace (1983)

Stroker Ace, a champion NASCAR driver, is standing at the top of his career, but is getting fed up with having to do as he's told. In between rebelling against his sponsor (a fried chicken chain)'s promotion gimmicks (like making him dress up in giant chicken suit) ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Needham
CAST:  Burt Reynolds  •  Ned Beatty  •  Jim Nabors  •  Parker Stevenson

Stroker Ace, a champion NASCAR driver, is standing at the top of his career, but is getting fed up with having to do as he's told. In between rebelling against his sponsor (a fried chicken chain)'s promotion gimmicks (like making him dress up in giant chicken suit) ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Needham
CAST:  Burt Reynolds  •  Ned Beatty  •  Jim Nabors  •  Parker Stevenson

Take Her, She's Mine (1963)

After reluctantly packing up his daughter, Mollie, and sending her away to study art at a Paris college, Frank Michaelson gives new meaning to the term "concerned parent." Reading Mollie's letters describing her counter-culture experiences and beatnik friends, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Koster
CAST:  James Stewart  •  Sandra Dee  •  Audrey Meadows  •  Robert Morley

After reluctantly packing up his daughter, Mollie, and sending her away to study art at a Paris college, Frank Michaelson gives new meaning to the term "concerned parent." Reading Mollie's letters describing her counter-culture experiences and beatnik friends, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Koster
CAST:  James Stewart  •  Sandra Dee  •  Audrey Meadows  •  Robert Morley

The Dean Martin Christmas Show (1968)

A Classic Holiday Celebration with Dean and Friends.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Greg Garrison
CAST:  Dean Martin  •  Lucille Ball  •  Ethel Merman  •  Barbara Feldon

A Classic Holiday Celebration with Dean and Friends.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Greg Garrison
CAST:  Dean Martin  •  Lucille Ball  •  Ethel Merman  •  Barbara Feldon

Night of 100 Stars II (1985)

This special is the second "Night of 100 Stars" to benefit The Actors Fund of America. Edited from a seven-hour live entertainment marathon that was taped February 17, 1985, at New York's Radio City Music Hall, this sequel to the 1982 "Night of 100 Stars" special ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clark Jones
CAST:  Debbie Allen  •  Peter Allen  •  Harry Anderson  •  Ann-Margret

This special is the second "Night of 100 Stars" to benefit The Actors Fund of America. Edited from a seven-hour live entertainment marathon that was taped February 17, 1985, at New York's Radio City Music Hall, this sequel to the 1982 "Night of 100 Stars" special ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clark Jones
CAST:  Debbie Allen  •  Peter Allen  •  Harry Anderson  •  Ann-Margret

The Fifth Dimension Special: An Odyssey in the Cosmic Universe of Peter Max (1970)

Artist Peter Max pulls the strings as the pop group The Fifth Dimension travels through a technicolor land inhabited by wacky people.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Moffitt
CAST:  Peter Max  •  Billy Davis Jr.  •  Florence LaRue  •  Ronald Townson

Artist Peter Max pulls the strings as the pop group The Fifth Dimension travels through a technicolor land inhabited by wacky people.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Moffitt
CAST:  Peter Max  •  Billy Davis Jr.  •  Florence LaRue  •  Ronald Townson

Drugs: The Children Are Choosing Drugs In Our Culture (1969)

Examines the widespread use of drugs in American society and presents experts discussing different reasons for increased drug abuse by youth. Focuses on the varying opinions of a judge, researcher, child psychologist, minister, and drug user toward increased drug ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Jim Nabors  •  Dr. James Fadiman  •  Mary Costa

Examines the widespread use of drugs in American society and presents experts discussing different reasons for increased drug abuse by youth. Focuses on the varying opinions of a judge, researcher, child psychologist, minister, and drug user toward increased drug ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Jim Nabors  •  Dr. James Fadiman  •  Mary Costa