"Christian Ludolf Ebsen, Jr.", known as "Buddy Ebsen", was an American character actor and dancer. A performer for seven decades, he had starring roles as Jed Clampett in the long-running Columbia Broadcasting Company/CBS television series The Beverly Hillbillies and as the Title role/title character in the 1970s detective series Barnaby Jones. Ebsen also played Fess Parker's sidekick in Walt Disney's Davy Crockett (TV miniseries)/Davy Crockett miniseries (1953–54), until he fell ill from an allergy to the makeup. Ebsen had a cameo role in the 1993 film version of The Beverly Hillbillies (film)/The Beverly Hillbillies, not as Jed Clampett, but as his other famous character Barnaby Jones.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous actors! More Buddy Ebsen on Wikipedia.