Actor/singer Jim Nabors was born and raised in Sylacauga, Alabama and
moved to Southern California because of his asthma. While working at a
Santa Monica nightclub, he was discovered by Andy Griffith and later joined
The Andy Griffith Show, playing Gomer Pyle.The character became popular
and Nabors was given his own spin-off show, Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C..
Nabors has recorded numerous record albums and singles, most of them
containing romantic ballads.