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      Edgar Buchanan

      Edgar Buchanan

      Highest Rated: 100% The Comancheros (1961)

      Lowest Rated: 14% Any Number Can Play (1949)

      Birthday: Mar 20, 1903

      Birthplace: Humansville, Missouri, USA

      Best known to TV audiences as Uncle Joe Carson on "Petticoat Junction," "Green Acres," and "The Beverly Hillbillies," Edgar Buchanan moved with his family to Oregon not long after his birth, and after studying at the University of Oregon, Buchanan followed in his father's footsteps, and became a dentist. In 1939, Buchanan and him wife moved to Altadena, California, where he got involved with the Pasadena Players. After landing his first film role in 1939's "My Son is Guilty," he left dentistry to pursue acting professionally. Despite his late start, Buchanan had no trouble getting started. He appeared in seven films in 1940, and would go on to appear in more than 90 films and 70 television programs in his career. While he appeared in a number of popular films including "Penny Serenade," "Shane," and "The Talk of the Town," Buchanan made his biggest impact on TV playing Uncle Joe. First cast on "Petticoat Junction" in 1963, Buchanan would go on to play Uncle Joe in more than 240 episodes between the three shows that shared the character, which was retired in 1970 when "Petticoat Junction" was cancelled. Buchanan retired in 1974 after completing "Benji," a family adventure that reunited him with Higgins, the unnamed dog who ran about "Petticoat Junction." Buchanan died April 4, 1979, in Palm Desert, California. He was 76 years old.

      Highest rated movies

      100% The Comancheros
      100% Wichita
      100% Devil's Doorway
      97% Shane
      94% Penny Serenade
      89% Ride the High Country
      89% The Talk of the Town
      86% Benji

      Photos

      MCLINTOCK!, Hank Worden, John Wayne, Chill Wills, Patrick Wayne, Edgar Buchanan, Stefanie Powers, Maureen O'Hara, Perry Lopez, Bruce Cabot, Jack Kruschen, Jerry Van Dyke, Strother Martin, Edward Faulkner, 1963 THE RICHEST MAN IN TOWN, Edgar Buchanan, 1941 LUST FOR GOLD, Edgar Buchanan, 1949 ABILENE TOWN, Edgar Buchanan, 1946 YOU BELONG TO ME, (aka GOOD MORNING, DOCTOR), Wesley Ruggles, Henry Fonda, Barbara Stanwyck, Edgar Buchanan, on-set 1941 ARIZONA, Edgar Buchanan, 1940 CAVE OF OUTLAWS, Edgar Buchanan, 1951 RENEGADES, Edgar Buchanan, 1946 THE ROUNDERS, Edgar Buchanan (left), 1965 THE DESPERADOES, from left: Randolph Scott, Evelyn Keyes, Glenn Ford, Edgar Buchanan, strolling along the western street of the Columbia Pictures Ranch at lunchtime, 1943 TEXAS, George Bancroft, Glenn Ford, Claire Trevor, William Holden, Edgar Buchanan, 1941 ANY NUMBER CAN PLAY, Clark Gable, Frank Morgan, Barry Sullivan, Edgar Buchanan, 1949 PENNY SERENADE, Cary Grant, Edgar Buchanan, Irene Dunne, 1941 WHEN THE DALTONS RODE, from left: Edgar Buchanan, Kay Francis, Randolph Scott, 1940 HUMAN DESIRE, tea-time on the set, with director Fritz Lang, (left), Edgar Buchanan (second from left), Glenn Ford, (seated, right), 1954 SHE COULDN'T SAY NO, Edgar Buchanan, Robert Mitchum, Arthur Hunnicutt, 1954 TEXAS, Edgar Buchanan, William Holden, 1941 PENNY SERENADE, Edmund Elton, Edgar Buchanan, Cary Grant, Irene Dunne, Ann Doran, 1941 THE BANDIT OF SHERWOOD FOREST, Edgar Buchanan (center), Cornel Wilde (right), 1946 CORONER CREEK, Edgar Buchanan, Randolph Scott, 1948

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      86% 55% Benji Bill (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sam Cade J.J. Jackson (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Marshal of Madrid Unknown (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Slay Ride Unknown (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet 43% Yuma Mules McNeil (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Marshal of Madrid Deputy JJ Jackson (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet 31% The Over-the-Hill Gang Rides Again Jason Fitch (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet 25% The Over-the-Hill Gang Jason Fitch (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet 87% Angel in My Pocket Axel Gresham (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Something for a Lonely Man Old Man Wolenski (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet 42% Welcome to Hard Times Brown (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunpoint Bull (Character) - 1966
      No Score Yet 55% The Rounders Vince Moore (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man From Button Willow Sorry (Voice) - 1965
      No Score Yet 77% Move Over, Darling Judge Bryson (Character) - 1963
      54% 76% Donovan's Reef Boston Attorney (Character) - 1963
      57% 85% McLintock! Bunny Dull (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet 50% A Ticklish Affair Captain Martin (Character) - 1963
      89% 83% Ride the High Country Judge Tolliver at Coarse Gold (Character) - 1962
      100% 75% The Comancheros Circuit Court Judge Thaddeus Jackson Breen (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet 0% The Devil's Partner Doc Lucas (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet 54% Cimarron Judge Neal Hefner (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Chartroose Caboose Woodrow "Woody" Watts (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet 62% Edge of Eternity Sheriff Edwards (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Four Fast Guns Dipper (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet 26% It Started With a Kiss Congressman Richard Tappe (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet King of the Wild Stallions Idaho (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hound-Dog Man Doc Cole (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet 64% The Sheepman Milt Masters (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Day of the Bad Man Sam Wyckoff (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet 57% Destry The Honorable Hiram J. Sellers, Mayor (Character) - 1955
      100% 65% Wichita Doc Black (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 50% Rage at Dawn Judge (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lonesome Trail Dan Wells (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Silver Star Will "Bill" Dowdy (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 50% Dawn at Socorro Sheriff Cauthen (Character) - 1954
      58% 73% Human Desire Alec Simmons (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet 43% She Couldn't Say No Ed Meeker (Character) - 1954
      97% 81% Shane Fred Lewis (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet It Happens Every Thursday Jake (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wild Stallion John Wintergreen (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet 32% The Big Trees Walter "Yukon" Burns (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cave of Outlaws Dobbs (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet 60% Rawhide Sam Todd (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Toughest Man in Arizona Jim Hadlock (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Flaming Feather Sgt. O'Rourke (Character) - 1951
      100% 67% Devil's Doorway Zeke Carmody (Character) - 1950
      86% 66% Cheaper by the Dozen Dr. Burton (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great Missouri Raid Dr. Samuels (Character) - 1950
      67% 33% The Big Hangover Uncle Fred Mahoney (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Red Canyon Jonah Johnson (Character) - 1949
      14% 67% Any Number Can Play Ed (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet 69% Lust for Gold Wiser (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Walking Hills Old Willy (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet 38% The Man From Colorado Doc Merriam (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet 70% Coroner Creek Sheriff O'Hea (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Adventures in Silverado Dr. H. C. Henderson (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wreck of the Hesperus George Lockhart (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Best Man Wins Jim Smiley (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untamed Breed John Rambeau (Character) - 1948
      14% 36% The Sea of Grass Jeff (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Swordsman Angus MacArden (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet 0% The Bandit of Sherwood Forest Friar Tuck (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet 25% If I'm Lucky Darius J. Magonnagle (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet 54% Abilene Town Sheriff "Bravo" Trimble (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Renegades Unknown (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fighting Guardsman Pepe (Character) - 1945
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Strange Affair Lt. Washburn (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bride by Mistake Jonathan Connors (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet 47% Buffalo Bill Sgt. Chips McGraw (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Impatient Years Judge (Character) - 1944
      80% 50% The Desperadoes Uncle Willie McLeod (Character) - 1943
      No Score Yet 0% Tombstone Curly Bill Brocious (Character) - 1942
      89% 84% The Talk of the Town Sam Yates (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet 33% You Belong to Me Billings (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet 50% Texas Buford "Doc" Thorpe (Character) - 1941
      94% 75% Penny Serenade Applejack Carney (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet 56% Arizona Judge Bogardus (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet 54% When the Daltons Rode Narrator/Old-Timer (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet 43% Too Many Husbands McDermott (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tear Gas Squad Cousin Andy (Character) - 1940

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Partridge Family Judge McElwreath (Guest Star) 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cade's County J.J. Jackson (Character) 1971-1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Virginian Teddy Birdwell (Guest Star) 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mod Squad Hargis (Guest Star) 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Petticoat Junction Uncle Joe Carson (Character) 1963-1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Green Acres Uncle Joe Carson (Guest Star) 1965-1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Beverly Hillbillies Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I've Got a Secret Guest 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1962-1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Dan Witter (Guest Star) 1962-1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lloyd Bridges Show Doc Lawton (Guest Star) 1962-1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Leave It to Beaver Unknown (Guest Star) 1957 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Coroner Andy Templet (Guest Star) 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Have Gun -- Will Travel Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Route 66 Magistrate Abe Chumley (Guest Star) 1960 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Thriller Unknown (Character) 1962
      92% 96% The Twilight Zone Doc Bolton (Character) 1962
      No Score Yet 100% The Andy Griffith Show Henry Wheeler (Guest Star) 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rifleman Unknown (Guest Star) 1959 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bus Stop Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tall Man Archie Keogh (Guest Star) 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1960-1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of Wells Fargo Doc Dawson (Guest Star) 1957-1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Laramie Tully Casper (Guest Star) 1960-1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Thaddeus Briscoe (Guest Star) 1957 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Stagecoach West Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bat Masterson Cactus Charlie (Guest Star) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bronco Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Deputy Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
      No Score Yet 85% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Pops (Character) 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Trackdown Tully Saxon (Guest Star) 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Restless Gun Sheriff Jeb Barnes (Guest Star) 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Screen Directors Playhouse Unknown (Character) 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hopalong Cassidy Unknown (Character) 1952-1954