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Alan Hale Jr.

Alan Hale Jr.

Alan Hale Jr. was an American movie and television actor, famously known for his role as the Skipper on the cult sitcom Gilligan's Island, as well as for his many supporting roles in movies. He was the son of actor Alan Hale Sr.. After his father's death, he was credited in roles as simply Alan Hale.

He was born in Los Angeles, California, after his father had already begun a career in silent movies in Hollywood. He peformed in his first movie as a baby, performing as child actor. In adulthood, he made a smooth transition to a full career and continued to act until his death.

In his adult career he was noted for his supporting character roles in such movies Up Periscope, The Lady Takes a Flyer, and The West Point Story. He also appeared in many westerns. He died in Los Angeles from respiratory failure due to cancer.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Alan Hale Jr. Facts

Birth NameAlan Hale McKahan Jr.
BirthdayMarch 8, 1918
BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA
Date of deathJanuary 2, 1990 (age 71)
Height6' 2" (1m88)  How tall is Alan Hale Jr. compared to you?

Selected Filmography

The Saga of Annie O'Toole
Angel's Revenge
Gilligan's Island: The Complete Series
Destination Tokyo
War, 10-Movie Collection: The Eagle and The Hawk / The Last Outpost / Bengal Brigad / Jet Pilot / Ulzana's Raid / To Hell and Back / In Enemy Country / Raid on Rommel / Battle Hymn / Wake Island
The North Avenue Irregulars
Back to the Beach
Up Periscope
The Giant Spider Invasion
Gilligan's Island: Season 2
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