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Bob Denver

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Fast Facts

  • Before breaking into acting, worked as a cashier in a grocery store across from Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park, as a mailman for the U
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  • Postal Service and as a high-school gym teacher
  • Originally aspired to become an attorney
  • Breakout role came in 1959, when he joined the cast of The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis as Maynard G
  • Krebs
  • Drafted in 1959, just after he started work on Dobie Gillis; the Army didn't accept him due to a neck injury sustained in a car accident years earlier
  • Landed iconic role of Gilligan on Gilligan's Island in 1964, playing "little buddy" to Alan Hale Jr
  • 's Skipper
  • Replaced Woody Allen in the lead role in his 1970 Broadway play, Play It Again, Sam
  • Penned a memoir in 1993, Gilligan, Maynard & Me
  • Along with wife Dreama, hosted a radio show called Weekend With Denver and Denver



    • Emily Denver--Daughter
    • Megan Denver--Daughter
    • Carole Abrahams--Ex-wife
    • Jean Webber--Ex-wife
    • Maggie Ryan--Ex-wife
    • Colin Denver--Son
    • Dreama Peery Denver--Wife