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Hal Smith
Born
Harold John Smith

(1916-08-24)August 24, 1916
Died January 28, 1994(1994-01-28) (aged 77)
Cause of death Heart attack
Resting place Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery, Santa Monica
Nationality American
Other names Hal J. Smith
Hal John Smith
Education Massena Central High School
Occupation Actor, voice actor
Years active 1936–1994
Known for Otis Campbell in The Andy Griffith Show
Owl in the Winnie the Pooh franchise
Spouse(s)
Louise C. Smith (m. 1936–1992)
(her death)
Children Terry Smith

Harold John Smith, known as Hal Smith (August 24, 1916 – January 28, 1994) was an American actor and voice actor who was best known for his role as Otis Campbell, the town drunk on CBS's The Andy Griffith Show. He served in the US Army Air Corps in World War II. Before the Air Corps he was a band singer, a disc jockey, and a writer. After the war he moved to Hollywood. He was a voice actor for several cartoon shows. He also acted in various television roles. Smith appeared in several movies in the 1960s. During the 70s and 80s he worked for Disney and others, providing voices for cartoons. In 1994 he died of a heart attack at the age of 77.


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