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Junior Samples (1926–1983)


One of the most unlikely TV stars in history, Alvin Samples, Jr., was a carpenter by vocation and avid fisherman and teller of tall tales by avocation. A recording of Junior's tall tales, originally made for a radio program, was heard by Chet Atkins, who, in turn, introduced him to country music comedian Archie Campbell. The album the two men made,... See full bio »

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Known For

Hee Haw
Hee Haw Himself
(1969-1983)
The Johnny Cash Show
The Johnny Cash Show Himself - Comedian
(1971)
This Is Your Life
(1971)
The Mike Douglas Show
The Mike Douglas Show Himself - Comedian
(1970)

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 1969-1983 Hee Haw (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #14.20 (1983) ... Himself (as Alvin 'Junior' Samples)
- Episode #14.14 (1982) ... Himself (as Alvin 'Junior' Samples)
- Episode #14.8 (1982) ... Himself (as Alvin 'Junior' Samples)
- Episode #14.7 (1982) ... Himself (as Alvin 'Junior' Samples)
- Episode #14.3 (1982) ... Himself (as Alvin 'Junior' Samples)
 1974 The Perry Como Sunshine Show (TV Movie)
Himself - Cameo
 1971 This Is Your Life (TV Series)
Himself
- Junior Samples (1971) ... Himself
 1971 The Johnny Cash Show (TV Series)
Himself - Comedian
- Episode #2.19 (1971) ... Himself - Comedian (as Alvin 'Junior' Samples)
 1970 The Merv Griffin Show (TV Series)
Himself - Guest
- Episode dated 6 April 1970 (1970) ... Himself - Guest
 1970 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series)
Himself - Comedian
- Episode #9.92 (1970) ... Himself - Comedian
- Episode #9.91 (1970) ... Himself - Comedian
 1969 The Hollywood Palace (TV Series)
Himself - Comedian
- Episode #7.5 (1969) ... Himself - Comedian
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Alvin 'Junior' Samples
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Trivia:

In the first few series of Hee Haw, Junior had a full set of teeth. According to Roy Clark, Junior returned to the set after one of the regular production hiatuses with his upper front four teeth missing. Clark asked Junior what had happened, and Junior replied that he had gone to the dentist and had them all pulled because somebody told him a comedian was funnier if he had teeth missing. See more »

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