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Alan Hale Jr.

Alan Hale Jr.

Birthday: 8 March 1921, Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth Name: Alan Hale Mackahan Jr.
Height: 188 cm

The son of the great character actor (and Errol Flynn sidekick) Alan Hale, Alan Hale Jr. (he dropped the Jr. after his father passed away) was literally born into the movies. Hale did his first movie ...Show More

Alan Hale Jr.
[About his character on Gilligan's Island (1964) and the relationship he shared with fellow cast mem Show more [About his character on Gilligan's Island (1964) and the relationship he shared with fellow cast member Bob Denver's character]: The Skipper lent himself to certainly being a nice fellow, a bumbling fellow, of course. He had a perfect foil in Gilligan, but dearly loved Gilligan. They were really good friends. Between the two of them, nothing ever seemed to dovetail. The only thing that did dovetail was their lasting friendship. They really were fond of each other. Hide
[Addressing the creator of Gilligan's Island (1964)]: Thank you, Sherwood Schwartz, for our great fu Show more [Addressing the creator of Gilligan's Island (1964)]: Thank you, Sherwood Schwartz, for our great fun in doing the show, and for giving me the best friend I ever had, the Skipper. Hide
[Who said in 1988 about his best remembered role]: I must say, "The Skipper" has become my alter ego Show more [Who said in 1988 about his best remembered role]: I must say, "The Skipper" has become my alter ego. I'm one in the same now. Hide
I don't so much enter it, I put it on. I don't so much enter it, I put it on.
[In 1952]: It's risky and difficulty to try and substitute for a legend, because any star who has pa Show more [In 1952]: It's risky and difficulty to try and substitute for a legend, because any star who has passed on is glowingly remembered. If the studios want me for the same type of roles my father did, I'll give it a whirl. Hide
[on his popularity while playing the forty-something "The Skipper" on Gilligan's Island (1964):] I d Show more [on his popularity while playing the forty-something "The Skipper" on Gilligan's Island (1964):] I don't think there was a message at all. I think it was just a misnomer, "deserted island." We were there; it wasn't deserted. And who deserted it? Nobody was there... The big thing about it was nonsense. Everybody has to have nonsense in their lives. Hide
My father's real name was Rufus Edward MacKahan. He changed his changed to Alan Hale on the advice o Show more My father's real name was Rufus Edward MacKahan. He changed his changed to Alan Hale on the advice of numerologist. Hide
[In 1985]: I'm just delighted to say people all over the world, whether I have my cap or not, 'Hello Show more [In 1985]: I'm just delighted to say people all over the world, whether I have my cap or not, 'Hello, Skipper, Hello Skipper,' it's like standing in-front of the fireplace, it's a lot of warmth. Hide
Our reception has been overwhelming. The Iranian people have been extremely warm. Our reception has been overwhelming. The Iranian people have been extremely warm.
[When asked about his success of selling vacuum cleaners]: It's like feeling out an audience. You go Show more [When asked about his success of selling vacuum cleaners]: It's like feeling out an audience. You gotta make 'em feel it's their machine from the moment you walk in. Hide
[Who revealed his injuries on the set of Gilligan's Island (1964)]: There was a branch that was supp Show more [Who revealed his injuries on the set of Gilligan's Island (1964)]: There was a branch that was supposed to kind of break a little and throw me in and so forth in song, well, it broke a little, but it broke at the wrong time. And so, I was 12 ft. up in the air and I fell down, fell out of the tree, backwards and of course, broke my right wrist, so to speak and if fractured my wrist ... I finished the season, then, I went to see the Churchill Downs; as it be the Kentucky Derby and I had this big cast on my arm and of course, my dear little lady had to wear a football helmet at night, because everytime it rolled over. So she was doing 'Gilligan,' all over again! Hide
[Who said in 1983]: I must say it has been a gratifying thing, and certainly, I'm in the West Coast Show more [Who said in 1983]: I must say it has been a gratifying thing, and certainly, I'm in the West Coast now and I have a place that I call "Lobster Barrel", and I'm so delighted about it that again it's "The Skipper", every knock is a boost. And the more payroll read about the fact as to how bad it was, the more they liked it. Hide
[Who said if the cast of Gilligan's Island (1964) will ever get rescued]: I'll go straight to an Ita Show more [Who said if the cast of Gilligan's Island (1964) will ever get rescued]: I'll go straight to an Italian restaurant and have 8 or 10 pizzas, 6 dozen meatballs, and 2 miles of spaghetti, and then, I'll have dinner. Hide
Reality is determined not by what scientists or anyone else says or believes, but by what the eviden Show more Reality is determined not by what scientists or anyone else says or believes, but by what the evidence reveals to us. Hide
[Who said of his long career]: I was making a movie in India and they called me "Skipper Sahib". [Who said of his long career]: I was making a movie in India and they called me "Skipper Sahib".
[As to how he got into show business]: Well, I've got to say, it was certainly, yesteryear, my paren Show more [As to how he got into show business]: Well, I've got to say, it was certainly, yesteryear, my parents (of course) ... my mother was on the boards, before any of us. She drives the boards, a long time ago; this was way out of yesterday. Henry Dicksey and all, if you recall, the early Motion Picture, and certainly, early stage and all that sort of thing. She was doing 10 shows, one-night stands, as long ago as that. She was probably like the Shirley Temple of her day, her name was: Gretchen Hartman, and (of course), segued a few years, dad (Alan Hale Sr.) came into the business (of course), and a picture, out of yesterday. D.W. Griffith and all that. Hide
[In 1978]: Everywhere, we were asked the same question - 'When are you going to get off the island?' Show more [In 1978]: Everywhere, we were asked the same question - 'When are you going to get off the island?' It's nice to pick up right where we left off. It's as though we worked last week and not 14 years ago. Hide
[In 1979]: I've never enjoyed a picture I didn't enjoy doing. I've worked on big budget and small bu Show more [In 1979]: I've never enjoyed a picture I didn't enjoy doing. I've worked on big budget and small budget films, and I've liked them all. Hide
[About the restaurant he once owned]: Through the years, it's been known as 'The Skipper's Restauran Show more [About the restaurant he once owned]: Through the years, it's been known as 'The Skipper's Restaurant,' so I've been 'The Skipper,' for these many years. All through the years, it [the series] has been my ticket to instant identification. It really pleases me. Hide
I love the irony - I've spent over 400 hours of my life looking for comets, and haven't found anythi Show more I love the irony - I've spent over 400 hours of my life looking for comets, and haven't found anything, and now, suddenly, when I'm not looking for one, I get one dumped in my lap. Hide
Of course, I never met a man who didn't like dad. Of course, I never met a man who didn't like dad.
I've got to say, my Goodness sakes. I've got to say, my Goodness sakes.
Alan Hale Jr.'s FILMOGRAPHY
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Alan Hale Jr. Alan Hale Jr.'S roles
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Gus Dolan, Jack McTigue

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Skipper Jonas Grumby

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