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Alvy Moore

Jack Alvin "Alvy" Moore (December 5, 1921 – May 4, 1997) was an American light comic actor best known for his role as scatterbrained county agricultural agent Hank Kimball on the CBS television series Green Acres. His character would often make a statement, only to immediately negate the statement himself and then negate the corrected statement until his stream of statements was interrupted by a frustrated Oliver Wendell Douglas portrayed by Eddie Albert. One such statement was, "Good morning, Mr. Douglas! Well, it's not a good morning ... but it's not a bad morning either!" He became an actor and furthered his training at the Pasadena Playhouse, succeeding David Wayne in the role of Ensign Pulver opposite Henry Fonda's Mister Roberts on Broadway, and later toured with the play for 14 months. He made his screen debut playing the quartermaster in Okinawa (1952).[4] Moore appeared in guest and supporting roles in a number of movies and television shows, including "My Little Margie" in 1952, as Dillard Crumbly, an efficiency expert fresh out of Efficiency College, The Mickey Mouse Club, where he hosted "What I Want to Be" segments as the Roving Reporter. He had a small role as a member of Marlon Brando's motorcycle gang in the 1953 film The Wild One, and a similar bit part the same year as one of the Linda Rosa townspeople in The War of the Worlds. Moore co-starred with Dick Powell and Debbie Reynolds in the 1954 film Susan Slept Here, in which he displayed his natural gift for physical comedy. In 1955 he co-starred with Brian Keith and Kim Novak in 5 Against the House. In the early 1960s he was cast in the recurring role of Howie in 11 episodes of the CBS sitcom Pete and Gladys, with Harry Morgan and Cara Williams.[4] In 1962 Moore was cast as the Swiss-American botanist David Douglas, for whom the Douglas fir tree is named, in an episode of the western anthology series Death Valley Days. Keenan Wynn co-starred as Douglas' friend Josh Tavers, and Iron Eyes Cody played an Indian chief who threatens to kill the two men.[6] Moore made a brief appearance as a cab driver in the 1964 Perry Mason episode "The Case of the Wednesday Woman." He also appeared in two episodes of another CBS sitcom, The Dick Van Dyke Show, "The Impractical Joke" and "The Case Of The Pillow." He was also a guest star on The Andy Griffith Show and later on Little House on the Prairie (TV series). He was an actor, producer, and uncredited scriptwriter for A Boy and His Dog. He attended DisCon II, the 1974 World Science Fiction Convention, to help promote the film. One of his last television appearances was a brief guest shot on the sitcom Frasier. In the 1980s Moore appeared in many cult horror films, including Scream (1981), Mortuary (1983), They're Playing With Fire (1984), Intruder (1989), and The Horror Show (1989).


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Born:
Dec 5, 1921 In Vincennes, Indiana, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
66
First Appeared:
In the series Dragnet 1951-12-16
Latest Project:
Series Frasier 1993-09-16
Known For
Poster of Return to Green Acres
Poster of Scream
Poster of The Witchmaker

Alvy Moore Movies Filmography

Series
Frasier
Putnam 1993-09-16
Movie
Return to Green Acres
Hank Kimball 1990-05-18
Movie
The Horror Show
Chili Salesman 1989-04-28
Movie
Intruder
Officer Dalton 1989-01-27
Movie
The Littles: Liberty and the Littles
Grandpa Little (voice) 1986-10-18
Movie
They're Playing with Fire
Jimbo 1984-04-01
Series
The Littles
1983-09-10
Movie
Mortuary
Bob Stevens 1983-09-02
Series
Newhart
Unknown 1982-10-02
Series
Hill Street Blues
Unknown 1981-01-15
Movie
Superbman: The Other Movie
Perry Blight 1981-01-01
Movie
Scream
Allen 1981-01-01
Movie
A Boy and His Dog
Dr. Moore 1975-03-23
Series
Little House on the Prairie
Unknown 1974-09-11
Movie
Herbie Rides Again
Angry Taxi Driver 1974-02-14
Movie
Mrs. Sundance
Mr. Spence 1974-01-16
Series
The Waltons
Unknown 1972-09-14
Movie
The Late Liz
Bill Morris 1971-09-01
Series
Nanny and the Professor
Unknown 1970-01-21
Movie
The Witchmaker
Dr. Ralph Hayes 1969-05-01
Series
Green Acres
Unknown 1965-09-15
Series
My Mother the Car
Unknown 1965-09-14
Series
The Legend of Jesse James
Unknown 1965-09-13
Movie
Love and Kisses
Officer Jones 1965-08-05
Series
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.
Unknown 1964-09-25
Series
The Munsters
Unknown 1964-09-24
Series
Daniel Boone
Unknown 1964-09-24
Movie
3 Nuts in Search of a Bolt
Sutter T. Finley 1964-05-29
Movie
Move Over, Darling
Room Service Waiter 1963-12-19
Series
Burke's Law
Unknown 1963-09-20
Series
Arrest and Trial
Unknown 1963-09-15
Movie
For Love or Money
George 1963-08-07
Series
Vacation Playhouse
Unknown 1963-07-22
Series
The Beverly Hillbillies
Unknown 1962-09-26
Series
The Virginian
Unknown 1962-09-19
Movie
Everything's Ducky
Lipscott 1961-12-20
Series
87th Precinct
Unknown 1961-09-25
Movie
The Wackiest Ship in the Army
Johnson 1960-12-29
Series
Surfside 6
Unknown 1960-10-06
Series
The Andy Griffith Show
Unknown 1960-10-03
Series
Pete and Gladys
Unknown 1960-09-19
Series
Johnny Ringo
Unknown 1959-10-02
Movie
The Perfect Furlough
Pvt. Marvin Brewer 1958-11-30
Series
77 Sunset Strip
Unknown 1958-10-10
Series
The Donna Reed Show
Unknown 1958-09-24
Movie
The Invisible Boy
Scientist 1957-10-18
Series
Perry Mason
Unknown 1957-09-21
Movie
Designing Woman
Luke Coslow 1957-05-16
Movie
The Persuader
Willy Williams 1957-05-04
Movie
Screaming Eagles
Pvt. Grimes 1956-05-27
Series
Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater
Unknown 1956-10-05
Series
The Mickey Mouse Club
Self 1955-10-03
Movie
5 Against the House
Roy 1955-06-10
Movie
There's No Business Like Show Business
Katy's Date (uncredited) 1954-12-16
Movie
Susan Slept Here
Virgil 1954-07-28
Movie
Secret of the Incas
Uncredited 1954-06-06
Movie
Riot in Cell Block 11
Gator 1954-02-18
Movie
The Wild One
Pigeon 1953-12-30
Movie
The War of the Worlds
Zippy (uncredited) 1953-08-13
Movie
The Glory Brigade
Pvt. 'Stoney' Stone 1953-05-20
Series
General Electric Theater
Herb Dennis 1953-02-01
Movie
Off Limits
Staff Sgt. Wagner (uncredited) 1952-12-30
Movie
Fearless Fagan
Thomson 1952-08-15
Movie
Skirts Ahoy!
French-Speaking Sailor (uncredited) 1952-05-28
Movie
Talk About a Stranger
Sailor on Motorcycle 1952-04-18
Series
Dragnet
Unknown 1951-12-16