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James Best (Jewel Franklin Guy)

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Biography

Powderly, Kentucky, USA
American character actor and teacher. Born Jules Guy in Powderly, Kentucky, on July 26, 1926, he was orphaned at three and adopted by Armen and Essa Best, who re-named him James K. Best and raised him in Corydon, Indiana. Following high school he worked briefly as a metalworker before joining the Army during World War II in July 1944. The majority of his service was as an MP in Wiesbaden, Germany just after the end of the war. While still in Germany, Best was transferred to Special Services and began his acting career. Read more...

Actor

Character: Cpl. Ransom

Francis Goes to West Point 1952

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Character: Joe - Hal's Roommate

About Face 1952

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Character: Samuel Donaldson

The President's Lady 1953

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Character: Lt. JG Jorgensen

The Caine Mutiny 1954

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Character: Dr. Sidney K. Fuller

Riders to the Stars 1954

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Character: Man with Jane at Youth Rally

A Man Called Peter 1955

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Character: Millard Chilson Cassidy

The Rack 1956

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Character: Jim

Gaby 1956

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Character: Ted Hamilton

Last of the Badmen 1957

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Character: Sgt. David Brent

Verboten! 1959

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Character: Carter, Rebel Soldier

Shenandoah 1965

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Character: Dr. Ben Mizer

Three on a Couch 1966

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Character: Gunnery Sgt. Ed Carnavan

First to Fight 1967

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Character: Sheriff Young

Sounder 1972

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Character: Paddy Kerrigan

The Sweeter Side of Life 2013

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Character: Hank Larson

Hot Tamale 2006

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Character: Himself

CMT Insider 2004

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Character: Himself

Inside Fame 2002

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Character: Boss / Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane

The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion! 1997

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Character: Buck McClancy

Moondance Alexander 2007

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Character: Clay Lynch

Mod Squad 1968

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Character: Sheriff Gruner

How the West Was Won 1977

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Character: Sam

I Spy 1965

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Character: Dr. Joe Sullivan

Ben Casey 1961

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Character: Shag

Climax! 1954

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Character: Charlie - Radar Man

The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms 1953

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Character: Vince Zale

Honey West 1965

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Character: Bob Barrett

The Rifleman 1958

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Character: Babe Mackie

77 Sunset Strip 1958

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Character: Himself

Family Feud 1976

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Character: Sheriff John Early

Hawkins 1973

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Character: Tucson, 'The Cowboy'

Burke's Law 1963

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Character: Hank Garvey

Centennial 1978

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Character: Dr. Peter Kellwin

Flipper 1964

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Character: Mr. Parkinson

B.L. Stryker 1989

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Character: Sheriff Rosco Coltrane

The Dukes of Hazzard 1979

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Character: Jovan Wilanskov

The DuPont Show with June Allyson 1959

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Character: Pyke Dillon

Zane Grey Theater 1956

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Character: Clayt

Lancer 1968

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Character: Cully

Hooper 1978

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Directing

Character: Sheriff Rosco Coltrane

The Dukes of Hazzard 1979

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Writing