Jack Alvin "Alvy" Moore (December 5, 1921 – May 4, 1997) was an American light comic actor best known for his role as scatterbrained county agricultural agent Hank Kimball on the television series Green Acres. His character would often make a statement, only to immediately negate the statement himself and then negate the corrected statement until his stream of statements was interrupted by a frustrated Oliver Douglas portrayed by Eddie Albert.
Born in Vincennes, Indiana, a young Moore moved with his parents to Terre Haute, Indiana. President of the senior class at Wiley High School in 1940-41, he attended Indiana State Teachers College, now Indiana State University, both before and after service with the Marines during World War II, seeing combat in the Battle of Iwo Jima.
Moore appeared in guest and supporting roles in a number of movies and television shows, including Mickey Mouse Club, where he hosted "What I Want to Be" segments as the Roving Reporter. He had a small role as a member of Marlon Brando's motorcycle gang in the 1953 film, The Wild One. Mr. Moore also co-starred with Dick Powell and Debbie Reynolds in the 1954 film Susan Slept Here where he displayed his natural gift for physical comedy. He also appeared in two episodes, of the TV comedy series The Dick Van Dyke Show, "The Impractical Joke" and "The Case Of The Pillow", in 1965. He was a producer and uncredited script writer for the movie A Boy and His Dog, attending DisCon II, the 1974 World Science Fiction Convention, to help promote it. His last appearance on television was a brief guest shot on the sitcom Frasier.
In his spare time, during the 1960s, Moore also umpired Little League baseball in Lake View Terrace, California.
Moore died of heart failure on May 4, 1997 at his home in Palm Desert, California.
- Longtime TV star Alvy Moore dies, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved on January 22, 2010.
- Alvy Moore at the Internet Movie Database
- Alvy Moore at Find a Grave
- The Roving Mooseketeer
- "Mr. Kimball" Tops List of TV Greats in Secondary Role
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