John Smeaton “Jack” Dodson was an American television actor best remembered for the milquetoast character Howard Sprague on The Andy Griffith Show and its spin-off Mayberry R.F.D. From 1959 until his death in 1994, Dodson was married to television art director Mary Dodson.
|Born:||John Smeaton Dodson, May 16, 1931, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|Died:||September 16, 1994, Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Spouse(s):||Mary Dodson (1959–1994, his death)|
|IMDb:||Jack Dodson’s IMDb|
About Jack Dodson
Played the role of the county clerk, Howard Sprague on The Andy Griffith Show.
He was on Broadway performing in productions of Our Town, You Can’t Take it With You, and in Hughie, where he was discovered by Andy Griffith.
In addition to his work on the Andy Griffith Show, he appeared on its spinoff, Mayberry R.F.D, along with numerous police dramas, including Newhart, L.A. Law, and Hawaii Five-O.
He was married to Mary Dodson, who worked as an art director on Murder, She Wrote.
He played the father of Donny Most‘s character, Ralph Malph, on the series, Happy Days.
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