Ken Berry Obituary

(1933 - 2018)
Ken Berry (1933 – 2018) starred in the sitcom “F Troop” in the 1960s. Berry played Captain Parmenter on the Western themed sitcom for two years. He had a recurring role on the last season of “The Andy Griffith Show” as widowed farmer Sam Jones. That character was spun off to star on “Mayberry R.F.D.,” which ran from 1968 until 1971.

Later in his career, he starred as Vinton Harper on the sitcom “Mama’s Family” with Vicki Lawrence and Betty White.

See Ken Berry and other 1960s Sitcom Stars in our gallery.

He was a frequent guest star on television and appeared in the Disney movie “Herbie Rides Again.”

A talented singer and dancer, he appeared in many musicals.

Berry was born in Moline, Illinois, serving in the Army in the special services division entertaining troops where his commanding officer was actor Leonard Nimoy. After his service, Nimoy encouraged Berry to go to Hollywood.

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