Howard McNear Biography
Birthday: January 27, 1905 (Aquarius)
Born In: Los Angeles, California, United States
Howard Terbell McNear was a character actor from America. He portrayed a variety of roles in films, TV shows, radio programs, and theatre productions. His most notable performance was as Floyd Lawson, the barber in ‘The Andy Griffith Show’. A native of California, McNear attended the Oatman School of Theater and subsequently became part of a stock company in San Diego. In the late 1930s, he featured prominently in various radio programs. At the tail end of the World War II, McNear served in the United States Army Air Corps. In 1953, McNear made his screen debut in an uncredited role in the western adventure ‘Escape from Fort Bravo’. A year later, he debuted on the small screen in an episode of the NBC series ‘Dragnet’. Over the course of his three-decade-long career, McNear accumulated over 100 film and TV credits. His portrayal of Floyd Lawson has left a lasting impression in pop culture, inspiring TV and film characters and songs.