Although Lindsey has pretty much made a career out of playing variations of his most famous character, Goober from the 'Andy Griffith Show (1963)' -- a genial, good-hearted but somewhat slow-witted hick--Lindsey has a Bachelors Degree in Bioscience from the University of North Alabama and was a science teacher before deciding to become an actor.
Disney used his talents in a handful of projects, both as comedy support in features and giving vocal life to a few of their animated characters.
Former high school teacher and briefly a stand-up comic.
Appeared in a couple of musicals ("All-American" and "Wonderful Town") before heading to Los Angeles in the early 60s.
TV Land's Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) marathon on November 17th, 2006, had comments by the actors. Leonard Nimoy's stunner was that Gene Roddenberry's first choice to play "Spock" was George Lindsey. He turned the part down and the rest is history.
Attended Kemper Military School & College in Boonville, Missouri.
Has a son George Lindsey Jr., a daughter Camden Jo Lindsey Gardner, and two grandsons.
According to Jim Nabors, Lindsey was first considered for the role of Gomer Pyle.
Devoted a good deal of his time to raising money for Alabama Special Olympics.
Moved to Hollywood in the early 1960's.
Attended American Theater Wing in N.Y. in 1956.
Lindsay and Academy Award winning actor Ernest Borgnine became close friends in the 20 years before Lindsay's death. Borgnine, who admitted to suffering from depression, claimed that Lindsay saved his life with his friendship.
He played quarterback on the Florence State Teachers College (now University of North Alabama) football team.
Two of his closest friends, Andy Griffith and Ernest Borgnine, both died two months after him.
George Lindsey was born in Jasper, Alabama.
Inducted into the University of North Alabama Athletic Hall of Fame in 2011. When Lindsey attended the school, it was called Florence State Teachers College.
Inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in 1983 in the category Youth Benefactor.
Lindsey and the other cast members of The Andy Griffith Show (1960) were prone to using foul language on the set off-camera, much to the chagrin of Frances Bavier. Bavier and Lindsey once got into such a heated argument over it that she hit him repeatedly with an umbrella and had to be restrained.
George Lindsey graduated from the University of North Alabama in Florence, Alabama. He has been promoting the George Lindsey Film Festival there since 1998.
Partner of Anne Wilson til his death in 2012.