Denver Pyle

  • Born: (United States)
  • Died: (United States)

Denver Dell Pyle (May 11, 1920 Bethune, Colorado, USA – December 25, 1997 Burbank, California, USA) was an American film and television actor. He was well-known for a number of TV roles from the 1960s through the 1980s, including his portrayal of Briscoe Darling Jr. in several episodes of The Andy Griffith Show, as Jesse Duke in The Dukes of Hazzard during 1979–1985, as Mad Jack in the NBC television series The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams, as well as the titular character's father, Buck Webb, in CBS's The Doris Day Show. In many of his roles, he portrayed either authority figures, or gruff, demanding father figures, often as comic relief.


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