Howard McNear (January 27, 1905 – January 3, 1969) Born in Los Angeles, CA. Served in US Army Air Corps during WW II. Stage, screen and radio actor best known for his role as the barber in the television series The Andy Griffith Show.
Howard Terbell McNear (January 27, 1905 – January 3, 1969) was an American film, television and radio character actor. McNear is best remembered as Floyd Lawson, the barber in The Andy Griffith Show and as Doc Charles Adams in CBS Radios Gunsmoke (1952–1961).
Howard McNear as barber Floyd Lawson. A barber named Russell Hiatt was known as "the real-life Floyd". Hiatt may have cut Andy Griffith's hair while Griffith was young and living in Mount Airy, and was still cutting hair daily at "Floyd's City Barber Shop" in Downtown Mount Airy until several years before his death on May 3, 2016