Jim Nabors gained popularity for his role as 'Gomer Pyle' in the comedy sitcom ‘The Andy Griffith Show’ (1960 – 1968). Its subsequent spinoff ‘Gomer Pyle U.S. M. C.’ (1964 – 1969) was equally popular. He established himself with his trademark rich baritone voice and made several guest appearances on popular shows, including the ‘Carol Burnett Show’ during the late sixties and early seventies.
He did a voice performance on the kids and family show ‘Sesame Street’ (1971) and appeared on ‘The Flip Wilson Show’ (1972 – 1973).
He recorded 28 albums and several singles during his career of which three were certified as gold or platinum by the 'Recording Industry Association of America.'
His highest rated performance on the big screen was in the role of Deputy Fred in the musical comedy film ‘Best Little Whorehouse in Texas’ (1982). He was awarded the 'Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actor' for his role as Lugs Harvey in ‘Stroker Ace (1983).
His performance as Homer in ‘Cannonball Run II’ (1984) received mixed reviews.
Over-protective father, Frank Michaelson, reluctantly sends his young daughter Mollie to Paris, to study arts. Unfortunately, when Mollie informs him of her new lover artist Henri Bonnet and all her cultural experiences, Frank rushes to Paris which leads to humorous outcomes.
Miss Mona runs the Chicken Ranch, a brothel having a long history in a small town in Texas. However, a reporter named Melvin Thorpe tries to expose the brothel and shut it down. This puts the governor in a tough situation.
Cannonball Run II is an action comedy film which revolves around an illegal cross-country race, where the participants race on various vehicles, hoping to win a million dollar prize.