What classic TV show is Alan Hale Jr. in?

The actor appeared in plenty of shows not named Gilligan's Island.


Forever associated with the nickname Skipper, Alan Hale Jr. certainly left his mark on classic televsion with one show alone. 

Despite Gilligan's Island lasting for just three seasons, Alan Hale Jr. became a household name for the era. His classic facial expressions when lashing out at Gilligan certianly left a memorable image to many of his fans. 

Though he'll always be the Skipper first, Hale Jr. did much more than plot to escape the island with the castaways. A number of different roles across classic TV, especially Westerns, helped shape Hale Jr.'s career before and after Gilligan's Island.

Can you guess the show he's featured in below? 

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  1. What Western is Alan Hale Jr. in here, playing the character of Dan Poe?
  2. What show does he play the role a Fire Captain?
  3. In what Western does he plays a man who just came into some serious money in Nevada?
  4. In what show does Hale Jr. play a character named Gilligan, and serve up a dozen eggs as a cook?
  5. This man comes to town in search for a wife. What show is Alan Hale Jr. in here?
  6. He plays the role of Wagon Master in which Western here?
  7. Here, Hale Jr. plays a rich uncle, dishing out $20,000! What show is it?
  8. Hale Jr. plays the character of Big Jim Watson in what show?
  9. He's hired as a private investigator on which show?
  10. He makes an arrest as a sheriff in which show?
  11. Alan Hale Jr. plays the role of assistant Ned Brown in which show?
  12. Here, Hale Jr. plays a former World Champion fighter. What show is it?
  13. He rescues a man passed out in the desert in which classic Western?

What classic TV show is Alan Hale Jr. in?

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RichLorn 20 months ago
If it were possible I would have liked to see him and his pop appear together in something.
Jeffrey 20 months ago
''You got 8 out of 13'' ---Did you recognize Alan Hale, Jr. outside of Gilligan's Island, or do you only know him as The Skipper? ----I got 1, 2, 7, 12, and 13 wrong.
BobInBG78 20 months ago
On TAGS episode, he calls Barney "little buddy" several timesa Hm...
TheOnlyONE 20 months ago
13/13. I did it again little buddy.
Donnajean 20 months ago
8/13…. I actually only recognized Alan Hale on the Green Acres episode I saw …. But strictly guessed the others!
AllisonWunderland 20 months ago
Eeek! …Looks like I only know him as the Skipper 😂
jtrain 20 months ago
12/13, got the last one wrong.
AnnaRentzVandenhazel 20 months ago
Where's the Love Boat episode where he played a retired boxer who set up a shipboard match with an old rival? Nancy Kulp was in it too, but I can't remember whether she was his,or his opponent's, wife.
WF 20 months ago
No "Casey Jones" (c. 1959), with Alan Hale Jr. in the starring role? That was my first familiarity with him, even though I was just a little kid (but crazy about trains).
Jeffrey WF 20 months ago
Just like Sheldon Cooper, of The Big Bang Theory, and Young Sheldon! He's crazy over trains also.
JERRY6 20 months ago
no BIFF Bker ?? that was his show
vinman63 20 months ago
He was great in the Inspector General with Danny Kaye.
LalaLucy 20 months ago
8/13. Some I knew but got tripped up on a few westerns.
Arturus 20 months ago
I know he had done a lot away from Gilligan. He was also in the running to be Hoss on Bonanza.
JERRY6 20 months ago
6 At least I was sure about them
Runeshaper 20 months ago
6/13 = ouch! Alan Hale Jr. was a GREAT actor!
cperrynaples 20 months ago
9/13! And 3 bonus questions: [1] What MeTV star was considered for the Skipper? [2] According to the pilot, what was the Skipper's real name? [3] On which series did he reunite with Bob Denver? Was it [a] The Good Guys [b] Dusty's Trail or [c] Far Out Space Nuts? And clearly they ran this quiz because 5 was on last night!
CoreyC cperrynaples 20 months ago
1. Carroll O'Connor.
2. Jonas Grumby
Don't know 3.
Here's a bonus question for you: Who was up for the role as Gilligan?
cperrynaples CoreyC 20 months ago
Jerry Van Dyke, who later did My Mother The Car! And the answer to 3 was The Good Guys! Dusty's Trail was Forrest Tucker [F Troop] and FOSN was Chuck McCann!
JHP cperrynaples 20 months ago
my 3 cents - Jerry Van Dyke - his characters were so so lame - even on the MTM show

cant stand watching him
Sawfingers JHP 20 months ago
I think that too, but he was better in coach
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