Buddy Ebsen

Ebsen's best known characterization is that of "Jed Clampett patriarch of the Beverly Hillbillies. His second best known is the television sleuth BBarnaby Jones." Buddy had never intended to be an actor. His goal in life was to be a doctor. However, after completing two years of pre-med studies at the University of Florida and Rollins College, the Florida landboom collapsed, affecting the fortunes of the Ebsen family.