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Hale Smith (
is an American composer, pianist, educator, arranger, and editor.
was an American movie and television actor, best known for his role as the much beloved Skipper, Jonas Grumby, on the popular sitcom Gilligan's Island.His first important roles were as a member of Gene Autry's recurring cast of players. During the late 1940s and early 1950s, he frequently appeared in Autry movies and The Gene Autry Show on TV. He also starred in television series, such as 1952-53's Biff Baker U.S.A.. He later played the lead role in classic western series Casey Jones (TV series) (32 B&W episodes of 25 mins from 1957-1958) and The Good Guys (1968-70). In 1962, Hale also appeared on The Andy Griffith Show as Jeff Pruitt, a rough, back-woods bachelor who comes to Mayberry to find a bride. In the episode, he refers to Barney Fife more than once as "little buddy," a nickname he would later use in his most famous and beloved role, that of the Skipper on Gilligan's Island, which ran from 1964 to 1967.