Job Film and television actor, writer
Years active 1944-1994
Known for Gene Autry's sidekick, Mr. Haney on TV's Green Acres
Top Roles Harry Carver, Mr. Longstreet, Cole Clinton, Scat Russell, Texan
Top GenresWestern, Drama, Action, Musical, Romance, Crime
Top Collaborators (Producer), , (Director),
Shares birthday with Charles Coburn, Louis Jourdan, Mildred Natwick  see more..

Pat Buttram Overview:

Character actor, Pat Buttram, was born Maxwell Emmett Buttram on Jun 19, 1915 in Addison, AL. Buttram died at the age of 78 on Jan 8, 1994 in Los Angeles, CA .


Pat Buttram appeared in over 70 film and TV roles but is best known for his roles as Gene Autry's sidekick in over 40 films and 100 TV episodes -- and his role as the gravel-voiced, farmer-turned-salesman (or shall we say con man?), Mr. Haney on the hit TV sitcom Green Acres (1965-1971, CBS).

Buttram also did voice work for several Disney animated features, including The Aristocats (as Napoleon the hound dog), Robin Hood (as the Sheriff of Nottingham, a wolf), The Fox and the Hound (Chief, the hunting dog) and The Rescuers (Luke, the swamp inhabitant).

In 1983 Pat founded the Golden Boot Awards to honor actors, directors, writers, stunt people and other industry professionals who made significant contributions to the development and preservation of the western tradition in film and television.

(Source: article by Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub).



He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Television.

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Pat Buttram Quotes:

[when the ranchers attacks the miners, mailman Dusty Cosgrove is caught in the crossfire]
Dusty Cosgrove: Here's one special delivery!
[Dusty shoots a charging ranch hand]

Gene Autry: Wanted anyplace?
Mike Rawley: No, but there's plenty of places I ain't wanted.

Gene Autry: Say, you're not as dumb as you look!
Scat Russell: I couldn't be and live!

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Pat Buttram Facts
Joined WLS and the National Barn Dance in 1934. His dry wit and humor would allow him to spin all sorts of stories about his kin folk from down south. One of his self-appointed duties was to step on stage, snap his suspenders and announce to the audience that " can dance in the aisles and tear up the place if you want to - it don't belong to us!".

He replaced Smiley Burnette as Gene Autry's sidekick during the 1940s. Later, they both worked on Paul Henning's Hooterville franchise ("Petticoat Junction" (1963) & "Green Acres" (1965)).

Interred at Maxwell Chapel, Haleyville, Alabama.

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