George Lindsey

American actor, television personality, writer, narrator, speaker

George Lindsey (December 17, 1928 – May 6, 2012) was an American actor. He is best known as "Goober Pyle" on The Andy Griffith Show, Mayberry R.F.D. He also was on Hee-Haw.

George Lindsey
Lindsey in 1973
Born(1928-12-17)December 17, 1928
DiedMay 6, 2012(2012-05-06) (aged 83)
Resting placeOak Hill Cemetery, Jasper, Alabama, U.S.
EducationWalker High School
Alma materUniversity of North Alabama American Theatre Wing
OccupationActor Stand up comedian voice actor comedian
Years active1956–2009
Known for"Goober Pyle"
TelevisionThe Andy Griffith Show
The Twilight Zone
Spouse(s)Joyanne Herbert
(m. 1955-1991; divorced)
ChildrenCamden Lindsey
George Lindsey, Jr.

Early life


George Smith Lindsey was born in Fairfield, Alabama on December 17, 1928.



The character he played on The Andy Griffith Show was the cousin of Gomer Pyle. Gomer was played by Jim Nabors. One funny thing Goober did on the show was the "Goober Dance". It was a bad Cary Grant impression.

Lindsey died on May 6, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee after a short illness. He was 83 years old. He is buried at Oak Hill Cemetery in his hometown of Jasper, Alabama.[1]


  1. Duke, Alan (2012-05-06). "'Goober Pyle' actor George Lindsey dies". CNN. Retrieved 2012-05-07.

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