Edgar Buchanan


Actor
Edgar Buchanan

About

Also Known As
William Edgar Buchanan
Birth Place
Humansville, Missouri, USA
Born
March 20, 1903
Died
April 04, 1979

Biography

Best known to TV audiences as Uncle Joe Carson on "Petticoat Junction," "Green Acres," and "The Beverly Hillbillies," Edgar Buchanan moved with his family to Oregon not long after his birth, and after studying at the University of Oregon, Buchanan followed in his father's footsteps, and became a dentist. In 1939, Buchanan and him wife moved to Altadena, California, where he got involved ...

Photos & Videos

Coroner Creek - Publicity Stills
The Walking Hills - Movie Posters
Framed - Behind-the-Scenes Photos

Biography

Best known to TV audiences as Uncle Joe Carson on "Petticoat Junction," "Green Acres," and "The Beverly Hillbillies," Edgar Buchanan moved with his family to Oregon not long after his birth, and after studying at the University of Oregon, Buchanan followed in his father's footsteps, and became a dentist. In 1939, Buchanan and him wife moved to Altadena, California, where he got involved with the Pasadena Players. After landing his first film role in 1939's "My Son is Guilty," he left dentistry to pursue acting professionally. Despite his late start, Buchanan had no trouble getting started. He appeared in seven films in 1940, and would go on to appear in more than 90 films and 70 television programs in his career. While he appeared in a number of popular films including "Penny Serenade," "Shane," and "The Talk of the Town," Buchanan made his biggest impact on TV playing Uncle Joe. First cast on "Petticoat Junction" in 1963, Buchanan would go on to play Uncle Joe in more than 240 episodes between the three shows that shared the character, which was retired in 1970 when "Petticoat Junction" was cancelled. Buchanan retired in 1974 after completing "Benji," a family adventure that reunited him with Higgins, the unnamed dog who ran about "Petticoat Junction." Buchanan died April 4, 1979, in Palm Desert, California. He was 76 years old.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Benji (1974)
Bill
Yuma (1971)
Mules Mcneil
The Over-the-hill Gang Rides Again (1970)
Jason Fitch
Angel in My Pocket (1969)
Axel Gresham
The Over-the-Hill Gang (1969)
Welcome to Hard Times (1967)
Brown
Gunpoint (1966)
Bull
The Rounders (1965)
Vince Moore
The Man From Button Willow (1965)
Sorry
McLintock! (1963)
Bunny Dull
Move Over, Darling (1963)
Judge Bryson
A Ticklish Affair (1963)
Cramps Martin
Donovan's Reef (1963)
Boston notary
Ride the High Country (1962)
Judge Tolliver
The Comancheros (1961)
Judge Bean
Tammy Tell Me True (1961)
Judge Carver
The Devil's Partner (1961)
Doc Lucas
Cimarron (1960)
Neal Hefner
Chartroose Caboose (1960)
Woody Watts
Four Fast Guns (1960)
Dipper
Hound-Dog Man (1959)
Doc Cole
It Started with a Kiss (1959)
Congressman Tappe
Edge of Eternity (1959)
Sheriff Edwards
Stump Run (1959)
Buck Gaskin
King of the Wild Stallions (1959)
Idaho
The Sheepman (1958)
Milt Masters
Day of the Bad Man (1958)
Sam Wyckoff
Spoilers of the Forest (1957)
Tom Duncan
Come Next Spring (1956)
Mr. Canary
Rage at Dawn (1955)
Judge Hawkins
The Lonesome Trail (1955)
Dan Wells
Destry (1955)
Mayor [Hiram J.] Sellers
Wichita (1955)
Doc Black
The Silver Star (1955)
Bill Dowdy
Dawn at Socorro (1954)
Sheriff Calhoun
Human Desire (1954)
Alec Simmons
She Couldn't Say No (1954)
Ad Meeker
Make Haste to Live (1954)
Lafe
It Happens Every Thursday (1953)
Jake [Armstrong]
Shane (1953)
Fred Lewis
Toughest Man in Arizona (1952)
Jim Hadlock
Wild Stallion (1952)
Sgt. Johnny Wintergreen
Flaming Feather (1952)
Sgt. O'Rourke
The Big Trees (1952)
Yukon "Lucky" Burns
Silver City (1951)
Dutch Surrency
Rawhide (1951)
Sam Todd
Cave of Outlaws (1951)
Dobbs
The Great Missouri Raid (1951)
Dr. Samuels
Devil's Doorway (1950)
Zeke Carmody
The Big Hangover (1950)
Uncle Fred Mahoney
Cheaper by the Dozen (1950)
Dr. Burton
Cargo to Capetown (1950)
Sam Bennett
Any Number Can Play (1949)
Editor
Red Canyon (1949)
Jonah Johnson
The Walking Hills (1949)
Old Willy
Lust for Gold (1949)
Wiser
The Wreck of the Hesperus (1948)
George Lockhart
Best Man Wins (1948)
Jim Smiley
Adventures in Silverado (1948)
H. C. "Doc" Henderson, also known as The Monk
The Black Arrow (1948)
Lawless
The Untamed Breed (1948)
John Rambeau
The Man from Colorado (1948)
Doc Merriam
Coroner Creek (1948)
Sheriff O'Hea
The Sea of Grass (1947)
Jeff
Framed (1947)
Jeff Cunningham
The Swordsman (1947)
Angus MacArden
If I'm Lucky (1946)
Magonnagle
Abilene Town (1946)
Sheriff Bravo Trimble
The Bandit of Sherwood Forest (1946)
Friar Tuck
The Walls Came Tumbling Down (1946)
George Bradford
Perilous Holiday (1946)
George Richards
Renegades (1946)
Kirk Dembrow
The Fighting Guardsman (1945)
Pepe
Strange Affair (1944)
Lt. Washburn
Buffalo Bill (1944)
Sergeant Chips McGraw
The Impatient Years (1944)
Judge
Bride by Mistake (1944)
Jonathan Connors
The Desperadoes (1943)
Uncle Willie McLeod
City Without Men (1943)
Judge Malloy
Good Luck, Mr. Yates (1943)
"Jonesy" Jones
Destroyer (1943)
Kansas Jackson
Tombstone: The Town Too Tough to Die (1942)
Curly Bill
The Talk of the Town (1942)
Sam Yates
Her First Beau (1941)
Elmer Tuttle
Richest Man in Town (1941)
Pete Martin
You Belong to Me (1941)
Billings
Penny Serenade (1941)
Applejack [Carney]
Texas (1941)
Doc [Buford] Thorpe
Tear Gas Squad (1940)
Cousin Andy
Too Many Husbands (1940)
McDermott
Escape to Glory (1940)
Charles Atterbee
Arizona (1940)
Judge Bogardus
The Doctor Takes A Wife (1940)
Doorman
When the Daltons Rode (1940)
Wheelwright
My Son Is Guilty (1939)
Dan

Cast (Special)

Sam Hill (1961)
John Henry Hill; Sam'S Father

Life Events

Photo Collections

Coroner Creek - Publicity Stills
Coroner Creek - Publicity Stills
The Walking Hills - Movie Posters
The Walking Hills - Movie Posters
Framed - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
Framed - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
Devil's Doorway - Publicity Stills
Here are a few photos taken to help publicize MGM's Devil's Doorway (1950), starring Robert Taylor and Paula Raymond. Publicity stills were specially-posed photos, usually taken off the set, for purposes of publicity or reference for promotional artwork.

Videos

Movie Clip

Wichita (1955) - Babylon On The Arkansas River None of the principals appear here, as two guys we haven’t seen (Peter Graves and John Smith, whom we’ll learn play the brothers of the star, Joel McCrea as Marshal Wyatt Earp) arrive, meeting the bartender (William Newell) and the scheming saloon owner Black (Edgar Buchanan), in Wichta, 1955.
Any Number Can Play (1949) - Washing Dollar Bills Tight, polished opening from director Mervyn LeRoy and Richard Brooks’ screenplay, casino staffers Sleigh (Caleb Peterson), Pete (Mickey Knox) and Ed (Edgar Buchanan), joined by higher-up Tycoon (Barry Sullivan), wonder where their boss (whom we’ll learn is Clark Gable) might be, in Any Number Can Play, 1949, from MGM and producer Arthur Freed.
Arizona (1940) - No Serenadin' Feisty Phoebe (Jean Arthur) expressing her intention to make something of her enterprise in Tucson despite rampant corruption, as the judge (Edgar Buchanan) sentences Joe (Earl Crawford) and drifter Muncie (William Holden) steers clear, in Arizona, 1940.
Destroyer (1943) - Shipbuilding Steve "Boley" Boleslavski (Edward G. Robinson) enthuses about building the new destroyer "John Paul Jones" in Destroyer, 1943, from a story by Frank "Spig" Wead.
Cheaper By The Dozen (1950) - Local Anesthetic Montclair, NJ, 1921, efficiency expert and father of 12 Frank (Clifton Webb) overseeing tonsil removal at home for the whole family, filming for training purposes, wife Lillian (Myrna Loy) and doc (Edgar Buchanan) not quite on board, daughter (Jeanne Crain) narrating, in Cheaper By The Dozen, 1950.
Human Desire (1954) - Open, Better Than Korea Director Fritz Lang’s opening is more than similar to the one Jean Renoir shot for his 1938 version of the same Emile Zola novel (La Bete Humaine), engineer Glenn Ford with partner Edgar Buchanan, in Human Desire, 1954, with Gloria Grahame and Broderick Crawford.
Human Desire (1954) - That's Railroadin' Director Fritz Lang with some exposition, engineer Jeff (Glenn Ford) just back from Korea, wrapping up a shift with buddy Alec (Edgar Buchanan) and the boss (Carl Lee), spotting old acquaintance Carl (Broderick Crawford), in Human Desire, 1954, from an Emile Zola novel.
Penny Serenade (1941) - Hello, Mrs. Adams Newsman Roger (Cary Grant) and Julie (Irene Dunne) leave a San Francisco New Year's party in a hurry to get married before he leaves town for his new assignment, then fail at their first attempt at parting in George Stevens' Penny Serenade, 1941.
Penny Serenade (1941) - Opening: Happy Marriage Opening sequence from George Stevens' Penny Serenade, 1941, follows credits with Edgar Buchanan (as "Applejack") playing a record (Johnny Johnston's recording of the Nacio Herb Brow and Arthur Freed song) and Irene Dunne (as "Julie") making him stop, for sentimental reasons.
Shane (1953) - The Smell Of Pigs Stranger Alan Ladd (title character) deliberately accepting his position as a farm hand, director George Stevens' first visit to the Wyoming supply store, Grafton (Paul McVey) and Fred (Edgar Buchanan) welcoming, cowhand Chris (Ben Johnson) not so much, in Shane, 1953.
Wild Stallion (1952) - Next Time You Lose Horse wrangler Johnny (Edgar Buchanan) and his semi-adpoted young partner Dan (Orley Lindgren, who becomes Ben Johnson) discussing business and sizing up a particular horse, early in Wild Stallion, 1952, directed by Andrew V. McLaglen, produced by Walter Mirisch.
Wild Stallion (1952) - Your Biggest Problem After dinner chat, Major Callan (Hayden Rorke) has a proposition for family friend and horse wrangler Dan (Ben Johnson) and partner Johnny (Edgar Buchanan), major's daughter Caroline (Martha Hyer) eavesdropping, early in Wild Stallion, 1952, directed by Andrew V. McLaglen.

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