9 Flintstones voice actors who were also on The Andy Griffith Show
Ernest T. Bass, Floyd the Barber and Otis Campbell can all be heard on The Flintstones!
The Flintstones and The Andy Griffith Show are two of the most memorable shows from the 1960s, but they don’t seem to have much in common. One takes place in the Stone Age and the other in small-town North Carolina. In one, the main character has a friend named Barney… well, maybe there are a few similarities.
Those similarities include the actors cast on both shows. Some only appeared briefly on one show but played a major character on the other. Others played recognizable characters on both.
Here are nine actors who can be seen in Mayberry — and heard in Bedrock!
1. Howard Morris
Perhaps best known as the kooky Ernest T. Bass on The Andy Griffith Show, Howard Morris acted in a wide variety of projects. He was especially adept at animation, voicing Mr. Peebles on The Magilla Gorilla Show and multiple characters on The Jetsons, like futuristic pop star Jet Screamer and grandpa Montague Jetson. He can be heard in dozens of Flintstones episodes, voicing kids, animals, and both Jethro Hatrock and Weirdly Gruesome.
2. Allan Melvin
Allan Melvin appeared in eight episodes of The Andy Griffith Show, each time as a different character. He played Clarence "Doc" Malloy in the episode Jailbreak and tough guy Fred Plummer in the episode Barney’s Uniform. He also showed up as the recruiting sergeant in the episode "Ernest T. Bass Joins the Army" with fellow voice actor Howard Morris. On The Flintstones, he voiced numerous characters including Superstone and Len Frankenstone.
3. Hal Smith
Known to many as Otis Campbell on The Andy Griffith Show, Hal Smith voiced many different side characters in 33 episodes of The Flintstones. He also appeared on Green Acres, The Brady Bunch and one episode of Adam-12. Later in life, he lent even his vocal talents to the 1992 Disney classic Aladdin as Jafar's horse!
4. John Stephenson
Pictured here in an episode of Perry Mason, John Stephenson acted in all kinds of television shows. He can be seen in The Beverly Hillbillies, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and F Troop. He was in 73 episodes of The Flintstones, most notably as Mr. Slate, Fred’s boss. He can also be heard briefly as a radio announcer in the Andy Griffith episode "Barney and the Cave Rescue."
5. Janet Waldo
Shown here as Amanda, a potential love interest for Andy in The Andy Griffith Show episode "A Wife for Andy," Janet Waldo started acting in Hollywood in the 1930s. She voiced many memorable animated characters like Judy Jetson, Granny Sweet on The Atom Ant Show and Mrs. Slaghoople (Wilma's mom) on The Flintstones. She also played the title character on the radio program Meet Corliss Archer alongside Sam Edwards.
6. Sam Edwards
Sam Edwards acted in five episodes of The Andy Griffith Show. His first appearance was the episode "Christmas Story," pictured here listening to Andy sing "Away in a Manger." Later, he played Tom Bedlow in two episodes – "The Lodge" and "The Barbershop Quartet." He was only in one Flintstones episode, however. He voiced three different minor characters in the episode "The House That Fred Built." Edwards also appeared in many Westerns like Gunsmoke, Wagon Train and The Virginian.
7. Howard McNear
Howard McNear is known to many as Floyd the Barber on The Andy Griffith Show. He acted in 80 episodes of the beloved sitcom. He also voiced a doctor on three episodes of The Flintstones. But didn’t just play comedic roles. He was two episodes of The Twilight Zone and two episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents.
8. Herb Vigran
Herb Vigran voiced a cop in three different Flintstones episodes. On The Andy Griffith Show, he played a character on the other side of the law, a bookie, in the episode "The Bookie Barber." It featured Barney going undercover dressed hilariously as an old woman. Speaking of the law, Vigran appeared in many episodes of both Jack Webb police shows Dragnet 1967 and Adam-12. He also voiced the hardworking human farmhand Lurvy in Charlotte’s Web.
9. Bernard Fox
Welsh actor Bernard Fox portrayed Englishman Malcolm Merriweather on three episodes of The Andy Griffith Show. On The Flintstones, he voiced the suave manager Eppy Brianstone who discovers Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm and makes them international singing stars, at least in Fred's dream. Other notable roles include Major Ross on M*A*S*H and Dr. Bombay on Bewitched.