James Thurston Nabors is an American actor as well as a singer who is best known for his portrayal of Gomer Pyle in the show “The Andy Griffith Show”. James is popular by his stage name – Jim Nabors –
Along with being an actor, he is also well recognized as the singer of the popular song “Back Home Again in Indiana”. Jim has been prominent in the entertainment industry of America since 1954.
Jim Nabors Acting and Singing Career
Born on June 12, 1930, in Sylacauga, Alabama, Jim Nabors was very interested in singing since his childhood and sang in his church and high school while in Sylacauga, Alabama, his birthplace.
Later, he attended and graduated from the University of Alabama where he found his interest in acting. After wrapping up his college education and moving to New York he found his initial step in the television industry, the job of film cutter for NBC and later started acting in the theatre “The Horn”.
As he was noted for his deeds in the theatre, Jim got a chance to work with Andy Griffith and to make a concrete career in acting. As he became famous as “Gomer Pyle” in Andy’s show, he later got his own show “Gomer Pyle, USMC” which made him more popular on television.
A well-received actor, Jim took his stardom to the next level as he found stability and respect in the television industry with much other television series as well as mainstream Hollywood movies. He has appeared in a total of twenty-eight television shows and series including “The Jim Nabors Hour”, “The Lost Saucer” and others. Being a part of “The Andy Griffin Show” and his own show “Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C”, Jim has bagged millions of dollars.
Moreover, his successful recordings and albums some of which have been certified gold or platinum like “Jim Nabors Sings Love Me With All Your Heart” and “The Heart Touching Magic of Jim Nabors” and others, have also aided extensively to Jim’s net worth.
Even though Jim has not been a part of many movies, he has worked in some notable movies like “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas”, “Take Her, She’s Mine” and “Stroker Ace” among others. The latter movie also won him a “Golden Raspberry Award”. All these movies and television skits have aided extensively to his fame. However, he never made as much money as his fame given the appearances he had in television and in the entertainment industry.
Apart from acting, he has recorded twenty-eight albums, three of which have been certified gold and one, platinum by RIAA. These highly selling albums have also added to Jim’s earnings.
His Net Worth
The American actor as seen from the foregoing, equally earned from being a singer. He has a total asset base of $15 million.
If Jim Nabors goes to the bank every time he makes a dollar, this actor, singer, and comedian would have now gone to the bank fifteen million times. Yes, he is worth $15 million dollars. Not an earth-quaking sum but it is enough to get your nose twitching with envy.
Jim Nabors’ Husband
As for his personal life, Jim recently (in 2013) married his long-term partner, Stan Cadwallader. The union started a year after same-sex marriage became legal in Washington. They got married in the privacy of their hotel room at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle.
Up until November 30, 2017, Jim has been enjoying his married life with Stan in a lavish and luxurious way which is catered by his present estimated value of $15 million. The comic actor died at the age of 87 at his home in Hawaii. His state of health and immune system had been declining over the years. This Hollywood Walk of Fame star has a highway in Alabama named after him as “Jim Nabors Highway” and is also an honorary sergeant.
Quick Facts about Jim
Full Name: James Thurston Nabors
Profession: Actor, singer, comedian
Height: 6 ft
Date of Birth: June 12, 1930
Place of Birth: Sylacauga, Albania
Died: November 30, 2017
Marital status: Married to Stan Cadwallader
Astrological sign: Gemini
Total Assets: $15 million