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Jesse Pearson (I) (1930–1979)

Actor | Soundtrack | Writer

Born as Bobby Wayne Pearson in Seminole, Oklahoma, on August 18, 1930, singer and comedian Jesse Pearson broke into films in 1963 with a hit, but his success was too ephemeral. After recording two ... read full biography
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Aug 18, 1930 (died Dec 5, 1979) | 6' 3" (1.90m)
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18 titles
Released Film and Video (5 titles) Budget Opening Weekend Gross
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(Worldwide)
Pro-Ball Cheerleaders (1979)
Assistant Director (as Jess E. Peer), Writer (screenplay) (as A. Fabritzi) Assistant Director (as Jess E. Peer), Writer (screenplay) (as A. Fabritzi)   See fewer
The Norseman (1978)
Narrator (voice) (as Jess Pearson) Narrator (voice) (as Jess Pearson)   See fewer
The Legend of Lady Blue (1978)
Director (as A. Fabritzi), Music Adaptor (uncredited), Production Designer (uncredited), Writer (as A. Fabritzi) Director (as A. Fabritzi), Music Adaptor (uncredited), Production Designer (uncredited), Writer (as A. Fabritzi)   See fewer
Advance to the Rear (1964)
Cpl. Silas Geary Cpl. Silas Geary   See fewer
Bye Bye Birdie (1963)
Conrad Birdie, Soundtrack ("One Last Kiss"), Performer ("Honestly Sincere", "One Last Kiss", "A Lot of Living to Do") Conrad Birdie, Soundtrack ("One Last Kiss"), Performer ("Honestly Sincere", "One Last Kiss", "A Lot of Living to Do")   See fewer
Released Television (10 titles) Episodes
Death Valley Days (1964–1970)
(TV Series) - Jess Ivy / Frank Ball / Jack Byrd / Henry Windsor / Jim Barnes / Joe Boot (6 episodes, 1964) Jess Ivy / Frank Ball / Jack Byrd / Henry Windsor / Jim Barnes / Joe Boot (6 episodes, 1964)   See fewer
The Mezcla Man (Jan 2, 1970) Season 18, Episode 11 - Jess Ivy (as Jess Pearson) Jess Ivy (as Jess Pearson)   See fewer
6
Bonanza (1969)
(TV Series) - Ed (1 episode, 1969) Ed (1 episode, 1969)   See fewer
Mrs. Wharton and the Lesser Breeds (Jan 19, 1969) Season 10, Episode 17 - Ed (as Jess Pearson) Ed (as Jess Pearson)   See fewer
1
The Guns of Will Sonnett (1969)
(TV Series) - Lieutenant Elder (1 episode, 1969) Lieutenant Elder (1 episode, 1969)   See fewer
Join the Army (Jan 3, 1969) Season 2, Episode 13 - Lieutenant Elder Lieutenant Elder   See fewer
1
The Road West (1966)
(TV Series) - Neil Brubaker (1 episode, 1966) Neil Brubaker (1 episode, 1966)   See fewer
This Dry and Thirsty Land (Oct 10, 1966) Season 1, Episode 5 - Neil Brubaker (as Jess Pearson) Neil Brubaker (as Jess Pearson)   See fewer
1
The Andy Griffith Show (1966)
(TV Series) - Keevy Hazelton (1 episode, 1966) Keevy Hazelton (1 episode, 1966)   See fewer
A Singer in Town (Apr 11, 1966) Season 6, Episode 30 - Keevy Hazelton Keevy Hazelton   See fewer
1
12 O'Clock High (1965)
(TV Series) - Sergeant Coleridge (1 episode, 1965) Sergeant Coleridge (1 episode, 1965)   See fewer
Mutiny at Ten Thousand Feet (Mar 26, 1965) Season 1, Episode 26 - Sergeant Coleridge (as Jess Pearson) Sergeant Coleridge (as Jess Pearson)   See fewer
1
The Beverly Hillbillies (1964)
(TV Series) - Johnny Poke (2 episodes, 1964) Johnny Poke (2 episodes, 1964)   See fewer
The Widow Poke Arrives (Nov 18, 1964) Season 3, Episode 9 - Johnny Poke (voice) Johnny Poke (voice)   See fewer
Teenage Idol (Nov 11, 1964) Season 3, Episode 8 - Johnny Poke Johnny Poke   See fewer
2
McHale's Navy (1964)
(TV Series) - Harley Hatfield (1 episode, 1964), Performer ("Pistol Packin' Mama", "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby") (1 episode, 1964) Harley Hatfield (1 episode, 1964), Performer ("Pistol Packin' Mama", "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby") (1 episode, 1964)   See fewer
The Rage of Taratupa (Apr 7, 1964) Season 2, Episode 30 - Harley Hatfield, Performer ("Pistol Packin' Mama", "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby") (uncredited) Harley Hatfield, Performer ("Pistol Packin' Mama", "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby") (uncredited)   See fewer
1
The Great Adventure (1964)
(TV Series) - Tom Jethro (1 episode, 1964) Tom Jethro (1 episode, 1964)   See fewer
Teeth of the Lion (Jan 17, 1964) Season 1, Episode 14 - Tom Jethro Tom Jethro   See fewer
1
Toast of the Town (1963)
(TV Series) - Singer (1 episode, 1963) Singer (1 episode, 1963)   See fewer
Episode #16.35 (Jun 2, 1963) Season 16, Episode 35 - Singer Singer   See fewer
1
Self (3 titles)
Manson (1973)
Narrator (voice) (as Jess Pearson) Narrator (voice) (as Jess Pearson)   See fewer
The Mike Douglas Show (1964)
(TV Series) - Himself - Actor (1 episode, 1964) Himself - Actor (1 episode, 1964)   See fewer
Episode #4.1 (Sep 7, 1964) Season 4, Episode 1 - Himself - Actor Himself - Actor   See fewer
Toast of the Town (1963)
(TV Series) - Himself - Audience Bow (1 episode, 1963) Himself - Audience Bow (1 episode, 1963)   See fewer
Chubby Checker, Totie Fields, Woody Herman, Dave Madden, Barbra Streisand (Mar 24, 1963) Season 16, Episode 25 - Himself - Audience Bow Himself - Audience Bow   See fewer
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