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Also Known As: Alan Hale, Alan Hale [Jr.] Died: January 2, 1990
Born: Cause of Death: cancer of the thymus
Birth Place: Profession: actor, restauranteur, businessman

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A prolific character actor in film and on television for over four decades, Alan Hale, Jr. appeared in nearly every genre imaginable, but was largely remembered as the genial Skipper on "Gilligan's Island" (CBS, 1964-67). The son of actor Alan Hale, he was best used as imposing tough guys or folksy, easily amused sidekicks; both of these qualities were put to use as the Skipper, who could be counted on as the castaways' strong man, while at the same time, fluster apoplectically over Gilligan's shenanigans. When the iconic series came to an end, Hale had no ill will towards those who typecast him as the Skipper, as the role had extended his career another two decades. He continued to play overgrown teddy bears of one stripe or another until his death in 1990, which was mourned by two generations of TV kids who had grown up on that tropical island with Hale.

A prolific character actor in film and on television for over four decades, Alan Hale, Jr. appeared in nearly every genre imaginable, but was largely remembered as the genial Skipper on "Gilligan's Island" (CBS, 1964-67). The son of actor Alan Hale, he was best used as imposing tough guys or folksy, easily amused sidekicks; both of these qualities were put to use as the Skipper, who could be counted on as the castaways' strong man, while at the same time, fluster apoplectically over Gilligan's shenanigans. When the iconic series came to an end, Hale had no ill will towards those who typecast him as the Skipper, as the role had extended his career another two decades. He continued to play overgrown teddy bears of one stripe or another until his death in 1990, which was mourned by two generations of TV kids who had grown up on that tropical island with Hale.

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Johnny Dangerously (1984) Desk Sergeant
3.
 Hambone and Hillie (1984) Mcvicker
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 Angels Brigade (1980)
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 North Avenue Irregulars, The (1979) Harry The Hat
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 The Fifth Musketeer (1979) Porthos
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 The Giant Spider Invasion (1975) Sheriff
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wife:
Naomi Hale. Second wife.

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father:
Alan Hale. Actor, director, inventor. Died in 1950.
mother:
Gretchen Hartman. Actor. Died in 1979.
sister:
Karen Hale Wookey. Script supervisor, former actor. Died on September 9, 1998 at age 74.

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jd4320 ( 2007-08-21 )

Source: I watched it as a young child

Alan Hale Jr played the part of "Skipper" in the sitcom Gilligan's Island (1964-1967).

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