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James Best (I) (1926–2015)

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American character actor and teacher. Born Jewel Guy in Powderly, Kentucky, on July 26, 1926, he was orphaned at three and adopted by Armen and Essa Best, who re-named him James K. Best and raised ... read full biography
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Jul 26, 1926 (died Apr 6, 2015) | 6' 1" (1.85m)
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Still of James Best, Tony Curtis, Jay C. Flippen and Gregg Martell in Winchester '73Still of James Best, James Coburn, Pernell Roberts and Karen Steele in Ride LonesomeStill of James Best and Andy Griffith in The Andy Griffith Show and The Guitar PlayerStill of James Best, Andy Griffith and Don Knotts in The Andy Griffith Show and The Guitar Player ReturnsStill of James Best and David Bruce in The Lone Ranger and Framed for MurderStill of James Best in The Dukes of Hazzard and The Law and Jesse Duke
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202 titles
Self (9 titles) Budget U.S. Gross Worldwide
Earl Hamner Storyteller (2015)
Himself Himself   See fewer
$250K
CMT Insider (2006)
(TV Series) - Himself (1 episode, 2006) Himself (1 episode, 2006)   See fewer
After They Were Famous (2005)
(TV Series) - Himself (1 episode, 2005) Himself (1 episode, 2005)   See fewer
Crime-fighters (Jun 21, 2005) Season 3, Episode 20 - Himself Himself   See fewer
The CMT Music Awards (2005)
(TV Special) - Himself Himself   See fewer
Inside Fame (2005)
(TV Series) - Himself (1 episode, 2005) Himself (1 episode, 2005)   See fewer
Dukes of Hazzard (Feb 2005) Himself Himself   See fewer
The 20th Anniversary Hazzard County BBQ (2004)
(Video) - Himself Himself   See fewer
TV Road Trip (2002)
(TV Movie) - Himself (The Dukes of Hazzard) Himself (The Dukes of Hazzard)   See fewer
All-Star Family Feud Special (1979–1982)
(TV Series) - Himself - Celebrity Contestant (2 episodes, 1979) Himself - Celebrity Contestant (2 episodes, 1979)   See fewer
Heroes vs. Villains (1982) Himself - Celebrity Contestant Himself - Celebrity Contestant   See fewer
Special #7: Ropers vs. Angie; Waltons vs. Dukes of Hazzard (1979) Himself - Celebrity Contestant Himself - Celebrity Contestant   See fewer
The Midnight Special (1981)
(TV Series) - Himself (1 episode, 1981) Himself (1 episode, 1981)   See fewer
Episode #9.23 (Mar 13, 1981) Season 9, Episode 23 - Himself Himself   See fewer
Archive Footage (6 titles) Budget U.S. Gross Worldwide
The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards (2015)
(TV Special) - Himself - In Memoriam (archive footage) Himself - In Memoriam (archive footage)   See fewer
Pop Culture Beast's Halloween Horror Picks (2014)
(TV Series) - Thorne Sherman (1 episode, 2014) Thorne Sherman (1 episode, 2014)   See fewer
The Killer Shrews (Oct 6, 2014) Season 1, Episode 3 - Thorne Sherman (archive footage) Thorne Sherman (archive footage)   See fewer
Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia (2013)
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
$128K
The Men Who Made the Movies: Samuel Fuller (2002)
(TV Movie) - Sgt. David Brent (archive footage) (uncredited) Sgt. David Brent (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Gunfighters of the Old West (1992)
(Video) - Folliard (archive footage) (uncredited) Folliard (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Frontier Justice (1959)
(TV Series) - Pyke Dillon (1 episode, 1959) Pyke Dillon (1 episode, 1959)   See fewer
The Three Graves (Jul 6, 1959) Season 2, Episode 1 - Pyke Dillon (archive footage) Pyke Dillon (archive footage)   See fewer
Other (2 titles) Budget U.S. Gross Worldwide
The Dukes of Hazzard: Return of the General Lee (2004)
(Video Game) - Sheriff Rosco. P. Coltrane (voice) Sheriff Rosco. P. Coltrane (voice)   See fewer
The Dukes of Hazzard: Racing for Home (1999)
(Video Game) - Rosco (voice) Rosco (voice)   See fewer
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