Who played Barnaby Jones?
Buddy Ebsen (born Christian Ludolf Ebsen, Jr.; April 2, 1908 – July 6, 2003)The SAG-AFTRA records also show him as Frank "Buddy" Ebsen.
Originally a dancer, Ebsen began his long career in films in 1935, beginning with Jack Benny in Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935). He is probably best remembered for starring in the long-running CBS television sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies (1962–1971) as Jed Clampett. He also played the title character in the successful television detective drama Barnaby Jones (1973–1980), also on CBS. Ebsen had a cameo role in the 1993 film version of The Beverly Hillbillies, not as Jed Clampett, but as Barnaby Jones.