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Jim Nabors Net Worth

Jim Nabors Net Worth is
$15 Million

Jim Nabors Bio/Wiki 2018

American performer and vocalist Jim Nabors has a net worth of $15 million. He was born James Thurston Nabors on June 12, 1930 in Sylacauga, AL. He attended the University of Alabama where he started acting in skits. He became a member of Delta Tau Delta International Fraternity.

Jim Nabors Net Worth $15 Million

After graduation, Nabors moved to NY and worked as a typing clerk for the United Nations. A year after, he moved to Chattanooga, Tennessee. Nabors got his first job in the TV industry as a film cutter. He then moved to Los Angeles because of his asthma. Nabors was employed as a film cutter for NBC. Nabors also worked at a Santa Monica tavern, The Horn, as a vocalist and celebrity in a cabaret theater. His performance featured him as a character similar to the Gomer Pyle character he’d later portray: he’d sing in a baritone and at times talk in his higher-pitched comedic voice. While at the nightclub, comedian Bill Dana viewed his performance. Comedian Bill invited him to appear on The Steve Allen Show. Comedian Bill was signed into the show and has appeared to get numerous times but it was cancelled later on. He was the yearly “good luck charm” starting guest on close friend Carol Burnett’s TV variety series. CBS entrusted him and in 1969, he got his own TV variety series The Jim Nabors Hour that earned him a Golden Globe nomination. Following a decade, he returned to the format hosting The Jim Nabors Show (1978). It could be short lived but it earned Jimtime Emmy nomination.

Jim Nabors’ silly singing “down home” gimmick caught the attention of TV star Andy Griffith. He offered him the part of dim but lovable gas station attendant “Gomer Pyle” in his popular 60s sitcom. His success skyrocketed until his character would spin off into his own series. Gomer Pyle:USMC (1964) became a solid hit and it ran for five seasons earning Jim a solidified household name.

Good friend Burt Reynolds was responsible for his theater debut as Harold Hill in The Music Man at the Burt Reynolds Dinner Theatre with Florence Henderson as his Marian the Librarian. Nabors also appeared in the Reynolds’ movies The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982) and Stroker Ace (1983). He had limited appearances in the early 90s due to health problems. Nabors preferred the quiet life that he had in Hawaii.

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