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|Born||Jack Alvin Moore
December 5, 1921
Vincennes, Indiana, USA
|Died||May 4, 1997
Palm Desert, California
|Cause of death||Heart failure|
|Resting place||Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Hollywood Hills, California|
|Occupation||Film and television actor|
|Spouse(s)||Carolyn Moore (m. 1950–97) (his death)|
Jack Alvin "Alvy" Moore (December 5, 1921 – May 4, 1997) was an American light comic actor best known for his role as scatterbrained county agricultural agent Hank Kimball on the CBS television series Green Acres. His character would often make a statement, only to immediately negate the statement himself and then negate the corrected statement until his stream of statements was interrupted by a frustrated Oliver Wendell Douglas portrayed by Eddie Albert. One such statement was, "Good morning, Mr. Douglas! Well, it's not a good morning ... but it's not a bad morning either!"
Born in Vincennes, Indiana, a young Moore moved with his parents to Terre Haute. He was the president of the senior class at Wiley High School in 1940-1941. He then attended Indiana State Teachers College, now Indiana State University, both before and after service with the United States Marine Corps during World War II.
Moore appeared in guest and supporting roles in a number of movies and television shows, including The Mickey Mouse Club, where he hosted "What I Want to Be" segments as the Roving Reporter. He had a small role as a member of Marlon Brando's motorcycle gang in the 1953 film, The Wild One. Moore co-starred with Dick Powell and Debbie Reynolds in the 1954 film Susan Slept Here, in which he displayed his natural gift for physical comedy. In 1955, Moore co-starred with Brian Keith and Kim Novak in the film, 5 Against the House. In the early 1960s, he was cast in the recurring role of Howie in eleven episodes of the CBS sitcom, Pete and Gladys, with Harry Morgan and Cara Williams.
Moore made a brief appearance as a cab driver in the 1964 Perry Mason episode, "The Case of the Wednesday Woman." He also appeared in two episodes of another CBS sitcom, The Dick Van Dyke Show, "The Impractical Joke" and "The Case Of The Pillow". He was a producer and uncredited script writer for the movie A Boy and His Dog. He attended DisCon II, the 1974 World Science Fiction Convention, to help promote the film. His last television appearance was a brief guest shot on the sitcom, Frasier.
- Alvy Moore at the Internet Movie Database
- Alvy Moore at Find a Grave
- Interview[dead link]
- The Roving Mooseketeer
- "Mr. Kimball" Tops List of TV Greats in Secondary Role