Denver Pyle

1920 - 1997

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Denver Dell Pyle (May 11, 1920 – December 25, 1997) was an American film and television actor and director. He was well known for a number of TV roles from the 1960s through the 1980s, including his portrayal of Briscoe Darling in several episodes of The Andy Griffith Show, as Jesse Duke in The Dukes of Hazzard from 1979 to 1985, as Mad Jack in the NBC television series The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams, and as the titular character's father, Buck Webb, in CBS's The Doris Day Show. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Denver Pyle has received more than 3,304,323 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Denver Pyle is the 4,087th most popular actor (down from 3,287th in 2019), the 6,061st most popular biography from United States (down from 5,103rd in 2019) and the 1,836th most popular American Actor.

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  • 3.3M

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  • 48.96

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  • 21

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.82

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.86

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among actors, Denver Pyle ranks 4,087 out of 13,578Before him are Anna Torv, Mark Gatiss, Shannon Elizabeth, Gilbert Roland, Aleksandr Belyavsky, and Estelle Taylor. After him are Helen, Sergey Shakurov, Margaret Avery, Portia de Rossi, Maurizio Micheli, and Judge Reinhold.

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Among people born in 1920, Denver Pyle ranks 288Before him are Rosemary Sutcliff, Helen Thomas, Richard N. Frye, Reginald Rose, Olga Orozco, and Clemar Bucci. After him are Jens Bjørneboe, Chabuca Granda, Constant Nieuwenhuys, Jacques Noël, Ignatius IV of Antioch, and Godfrey Binaisa. Among people deceased in 1997, Denver Pyle ranks 203Before him are Fritz Schär, Robert H. Dicke, Josef Pieper, Joanna Moore, Mohammad-Ali Jamalzadeh, and Agnieszka Osiecka. After him are Norris Bradbury, Roger Marche, Bobby Helms, Cyril Toumanoff, Marshall Applewhite, and Ondino Viera.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Denver Pyle ranks 6,061 out of 20,380Before him are Carol Channing (1921), Wynton Kelly (1931), Brian Greene (1963), Shannon Elizabeth (1973), Kenny Dorham (1924), and Estelle Taylor (1894). After him are Margaret Avery (1944), Enoch L. Johnson (1883), Judge Reinhold (1957), Allen Garfield (1939), Tom Verlaine (1949), and Mike Lee (1971).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Denver Pyle ranks 1,836Before him are Kim Dickens (1965), Lupe Ontiveros (1942), Al Corley (1956), Carol Channing (1921), Shannon Elizabeth (1973), and Estelle Taylor (1894). After him are Margaret Avery (1944), Judge Reinhold (1957), Allen Garfield (1939), Mickey Kuhn (1932), Pruitt Taylor Vince (1960), and Loretta Swit (1937).

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