Junior Samples (1926–1983)

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One of the most unlikely TV stars in history, Alvin Samples, Jr., was a carpenter by vocation and avid fisherman and teller of tall tales by avocation. A recording of Junior's tall tales, originally made for a radio program, was heard by Chet Atkins, who, in turn, introduced him to country music comedian Archie Campbell. The album the two men made,... See full bio »

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Hee Haw Self
The Johnny Cash Show Self - Comedian
The Hollywood Palace Self - Comedian


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 1969-1983 Hee Haw (TV Series)
- Episode #14.20 (1983) ... Self (as Alvin 'Junior' Samples)
- Episode #14.14 (1982) ... Self (as Alvin 'Junior' Samples)
- Episode #14.8 (1982) ... Self (as Alvin 'Junior' Samples)
- Episode #14.7 (1982) ... Self (as Alvin 'Junior' Samples)
- Episode #14.3 (1982) ... Self (as Alvin 'Junior' Samples)
 1976 Tony Orlando and Dawn (TV Series)
 1974 The Perry Como Sunshine Show (TV Special)
Self - Cameo
 1971 This Is Your Life (TV Series)
- Junior Samples (1971) ... Self
 1971 The Johnny Cash Show (TV Series)
Self - Comedian
- Episode #2.19 (1971) ... Self - Comedian (as Alvin 'Junior' Samples)
 1970 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series)
Self - Comedian
- Episode #9.92 (1970) ... Self - Comedian
- Episode #9.91 (1970) ... Self - Comedian

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Alvin 'Junior' Samples

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In the first few series of Hee Haw, Junior had a full set of teeth. According to Roy Clark, Junior returned to the set after one of the regular production hiatuses with his upper front four teeth missing. Clark asked Junior what had happened, and Junior replied that he had gone to the dentist and had them all pulled because somebody told him a comedian was funnier if he had teeth missing. See more »

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