Buddy Ebsen (born Christian Rudolph Ebsen, Jr.)
(April 2, 1908 – July 6, 2003)
Buddy Ebsen was a performer for seven decades and had starring roles such as
Jed Clampett in the long-running CBS television series The Beverly Hillbillies from
1962 to 1971 and as the title character in the CBS detective series Barnaby Jones
from 1973 to 1980. He also played Fess Parker’s sidekick in Walt Disney’s Davy
Crockett miniseries on NBC from 1954 to 1955.
Dane Clark, and Buddy Ebsen (seated) in the March 24, 1961 Twilight Zone episode ”The Prime Mover” (Season 2 #21).
From left: Buddy Ebsen and Fess Parker in the Walt Disney TV series
Davy Crockett (1954).