Jack Dodson

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Jack Dodson

American television actor best remembered for the milquetoast character Howard Sprague in The Andy Griffith Show and its spin-off Mayberry R.F.D. From 1959 until his death in 1994, Dodson was married to television art director Mary Dodson add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1931.

Countries: United States (71%), Pennsylvania (29%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Clint Eastwood, Fritz Weaver, Pennsylvania

Linked to: NBC

 

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Jack Dodson was born in 1931 add something

 

"'Jack Dodson"' Born "'John S. Dodson"' in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was an American television actor best remembered for the milquetoast character Howard Sprague in "The Andy Griffith Show" and its spin-off "Mayberry R.F.D." From 1959 until his death in 1994, Dodson was married to television art director Mary Dodson add something


1964

Andy Griffith hired Dodson for the Howard Sprague role after seeing him in 1964 on Broadway in "Hughie" add something


1967

In 1967 he appeared in the episode "A Mighty Hunter Before the Lord" of NBC's "The Road West", which aired opposite "The Andy Griffith Show" add something


1972

Dodson appeared as a airplane passenger caught up in murder-plot in a 1972 episode of "Hawaii 5-0 add something


1974

He had a small role in the 1974 film "Thunderbolt and Lightfoot" which starred Clint Eastwood and Jeff Bridges add something


1985

In 1985, Dodson returned to Broadway in the revival of "You Can't Take It With You" add something


1986

The actor reprised Howard Sprague in the 1986 NBC-TV movie, "Return to Mayberry", as well as in a 1990 episode of "It's Garry Shandling's Show", "The Day Howard Moved In" add something


Jack Dodson died in 1994 add something


2016

Dodson's widow, art director Mary Dodson, younger sister of actor Fritz Weaver, died in February 2016 add something