Hal Smith


About

Born
August 24, 1916
Died
January 28, 1994

Biography

Known equally as an actor and for his voice-over work, Hal Smith built an impressive body of work throughout his career, which stretched across six decades. Smith's first step towards a career in show business was working as a disc jockey and voice-over talent for the Utica, New York, radio station WIBX during the late 1930s and early 1940s. His career was put on hold while he served in ...

Biography

Known equally as an actor and for his voice-over work, Hal Smith built an impressive body of work throughout his career, which stretched across six decades. Smith's first step towards a career in show business was working as a disc jockey and voice-over talent for the Utica, New York, radio station WIBX during the late 1930s and early 1940s. His career was put on hold while he served in World War II, before he relocated to Hollywood and landed uncredited parts in movies during the early 1950s. Along the way, he picked up recurring roles in such popular television comedies as "I Married Joan" and "The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet." Come the 1960s, Smith landed voice work on such animated programs as the caveman-era parody "The Flintstones" and "Space Angel,"which used the then-common "synchro-vox" technique. But it was also during this time that Smith landed the acting role that he would forever be best remembered for, as the endearing "town drunk" of Mayberry, Otis Campbell, on "The Andy Griffith Show." Smith would continue to land roles and voice-over work for the remainder of his career.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Voice
18 Again! (1988)
Mickey's Christmas Carol (1988)
Voice
The Adventures of the American Rabbit (1986)
Voice Of Mentor
Return to Mayberry (1986)
Here Come the Littles (1985)
Yogi's First Christmas (1980)
Otto the Chef
Mad Bull (1977)
Honky Tonk (1974)
Oklahoma Crude (1973)
Getting Away From It All (1972)
Jeb
Shinbone Alley (1971)
[Voice of] Alley cat/[Various characters]
The Million Dollar Duck (1971)
Courthouse guard
Santa and the Three Bears (1970)
Mr. Ranger
The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966)
Calver Weems
The Great Race (1965)
Major of Boracho
Hey There, It's Yogi Bear (1964)
Corn Pone
The Miracle of Santa's White Reindeer (1963)
Son of Flubber (1963)
Bartender
The Three Stooges Meet Hercules (1962)
Thesus
The Apartment (1960)
The Santa Claus
The High Cost of Loving (1958)
Woods
Hot Car Girl (1958)
Dolman
The Unholy Wife (1957)
Doctor
Eighteen and Anxious (1957)
There's Always Tomorrow (1956)
Bartender
Santa Fe Passage (1955)
Bartender
Ricochet Romance (1954)
Cook
Walking My Baby Back Home (1953)
Mr. Ross
Confidentially Connie (1953)
Francis Covers the Big Town (1953)
Vance
Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair (1952)
You For Me (1952)
Malcolm
O. Henry's Full House (1952)
Weekend with Father (1951)
Television M.C.
The Milkman (1950)
Milkman
Stars Over Texas (1946)
Tucker

Writer (Feature Film)

It Came from Beneath the Sea (1955)
Screenwriter
Customs Agent (1950)
Story
Thunderhoof (1948)
Original Screenplay
Black Eagle: The Story of a Horse (1948)
Screenwriter
Black Eagle (1948)
Screenwriter
Night Editor (1946)
Screenwriter
Dangerous Business (1946)
Screenwriter
She's a Soldier Too (1944)
Story
Music in Manhattan (1944)
Story
Good Luck, Mr. Yates (1943)
Story

Special Thanks (Feature Film)

Breakfast of Aliens (1993)
Thanks

Cast (Special)

The Wild West (1993)
Voice
A Very Retail Christmas (1990)
A 30 Years Of Andy: Mayberry Reunion (1990)
Runaway Ralph (1988)
Fuzzbucket (1986)
Voice
Michel's Mixed-Up Musical Bird (1978)
Voice
Sheriff Who? (1967)
Judge Grant

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Cap'n O.G. Readmore Meets Chicken Little (1992)
Voice
Switched at Birth (1991)
Cap'n O.G. Readmore's Puss in Boots (1988)
Voice
Garfield His 9 Lives (1988)
Voice
Cap'n O.G. Readmore Meets Little Red Riding Hood (1988)
Voice
The Blinkins (1986)
Voice
Fluppy Dogs (1986)
Attendant; Dink
Fluppy Dogs (1986)
Voice Of Haimish
Cap'n O.G. Readmore Meets Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1986)
Voice
The Velveteen Rabbit (1985)
Voice
Cap'n O.G. Readmore's Jack and the Beanstalk (1985)
Voice
The Bollo Caper (1985)
Voice Of Felix
Cabbage Patch Kids First Christmas (1984)
Colonel Casey
Bad Cat (1984)
Voice
Garfield in the Rough (1984)
Voice
Miss Switch to the Rescue (1982)
Voice
Here Comes Garfield (1982)
Skinny
Dr. Seuss' Pontoffel Pock, Where Are You? (1980)
Casper's Halloween (1979)
Mr. Duncan
Casper's First Christmas (1979)
Santa Claus
The Incredible, Indelible, Magical, Physical Mystery Trip (1973)
Uncle Carl
A Christmas Story (1971)
Fat Cat

Cinematography (TV Mini-Series)

Garfield in Paradise (1986)
Camera

Life Events

Bibliography