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 A recording of Junior's tall tales, originally made for a radio program, was heard by Chet Atkins, who, in turn, introduced him to country music comedian Archie Campbell.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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Known For

Hee Haw Himself
(1969-1983)
The Johnny Cash Show Himself - Comedian
(1971)
(1971)
The Hollywood Palace Himself - Comedian
(1969)

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 1969-1983 Hee Haw (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #14.20 (1983) ... Himself (as Alvin 'Junior' Samples)
- Episode #14.14 (1982) ... Himself (as Alvin 'Junior' Samples)
- Episode #14.8 (1982) ... Himself (as Alvin 'Junior' Samples)
- Episode #14.7 (1982) ... Himself (as Alvin 'Junior' Samples)
- Episode #14.3 (1982) ... Himself (as Alvin 'Junior' Samples)
 1976 Tony Orlando and Dawn (TV Series)
Himself
 1974 The Perry Como Sunshine Show (TV Special)
Himself - Cameo
 1971 This Is Your Life (TV Series)
Himself
- Junior Samples (1971) ... Himself
 1971 The Johnny Cash Show (TV Series)
Himself - Comedian
- Episode #2.19 (1971) ... Himself - Comedian (as Alvin 'Junior' Samples)
 1970 The Merv Griffin Show (TV Series)
Himself - Guest
- Episode dated 6 April 1970 (1970) ... Himself - Guest
 1970 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series)
Himself - Comedian
- Episode #9.92 (1970) ... Himself - Comedian
- Episode #9.91 (1970) ... Himself - Comedian
 1969 The Hollywood Palace (TV Series)
Himself - Comedian
- Episode #7.5 (1969) ... Himself - Comedian

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Is sometimes confused with child actor Gary Jasgur, who played "Junior" in many "Our Gang" short films in the 1930s. While the two bore a strong resemblance to one another, Samples was nine years older than Jasgur, and would have been too old to portray the character at the time. See more »

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