Christian Rudolph Ebsen, Jr., known as Buddy Ebsen (April 2, 1908 - July 6, 2003), was an American character actor and dancer. A performer for seven decades, he had starring roles as Jed Clampett in the long-running CBS television series The Beverly Hillbillies and as the title character in the 1970s detective series Barnaby Jones, and played Barnaby Jones in the 1993 movie version of The Beverly Hillbillies. Ebsen also played Fess Parker's sidekick in Walt Disney's Davy Crockett miniseries.
Buddy Ebsen Original name: Christian Rudolph Ebsen Birth: Apr. 2, 1908 Belleville St. Clair County Illinois, USA Death: Jul. 6, 2003 Torrance Los Angeles County California, USA~~Cause of death: Pneumonia~~Burial: Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea. Amazing bio~click pin ~~Cute episonde on youtube from Jerry Springer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDgTJulizrs