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."
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.
Young at Heart is a 1954 film, directed by Gordon Douglas. It was a remake of the 1938 film Four Daughters, and it starred Frank Sinatra, Doris Day, Gig Young, Ethel Barrymore, Alan Hale, Jr and Dorothy Malone and was the first of five films that Gordon Douglas directed with Frank Sinatra.