Alan Hale [MacKahan], Jr. -- (3/8/1921-1/2/1990). American Film, Stage, Television Actor & Restaurant Owner. He portrayed The Skipper aka Jonas Grumby on TV Series "Gilligan's Island" & Movies, Biff Baker on Biff Baker, U.S.A. Movies -- "Thunder in Carolina" as Buddy Schaeffer, "The Giant Spider Invasion" as Sheriff Jones, "Hang 'Em High" as Matt Stone and "Johnny Dangerously" as the Desk Sergeant. He died from Thymus Cancer, age 68.
Alan Hale Jr. Alan Hale Jr. was a veteran character actor best remembered as the blundering but likable skipper of a charter boat that for three television seasons during the 1960s was shipwrecked on "Gilligan's Island."