Who played Warren on 'The Andy Griffith Show'?
#34683. Asked by gtptcruiser. (Jun 02 03 12:26 AM)
Jack Burns...he was also the comedy partner of Avery Schreiber.|
Jack Burns (born November 15, 1933) is an American comedian.
He launched his career as part of a short-lived double act with George Carlin. Longer lasting was a later teaming with Avery Schreiber, who he met when they were both members of The Second City.
Burns played the dedicated but inept deputy sheriff Warren Ferguson on one season of The Andy Griffith Show, as Barney Fife's replacement after Don Knotts left the cast. His character was not popular and the series did not have a deputy after Burns left the cast.
Burns was the head writer for the first season of The Muppet Show. His comedy partner Avery Schreiber appeared on an episode of the first season. He also co-wrote The Muppet Movie (with Jerry Juhl, his successor as head writer of The Muppet Show).
In the early 1980s, he was a writer and performer on the comedy series Fridays.
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