Alabama born character actor George Lindsey got his start in acting on the GI bill and was first known for his parts as playing the heavy in early television series before landing the part of Goober Pyle on the Andy Griffith Show in 1964. George would go on…more
George Lindsey is 6' 0" in height.
According to Leonard Nimoy, George Lindsey was Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry's first choice to play Spock.
Unlike his slow-witted alter-ego, Lindsey has a B.S. in Bioscience from the University of North Alabama and was a science teacher before he became an actor.
In 1995 George Lindsey published his autobiography, entitled Goober in a Nutshell.
George Lindsey: It's not hard to tell we was poor - when you saw the toilet paper dryin' on the clothesline.