Alan Hale, Jr., also known as Alan Hale, was an American film, stage, and television actor.
The son of character actor Alan Hale, Sr., he is best known for his role as The Skipper on the sitcom Gilligan's Island. The series aired on CBS from 1964 to 1967. After its cancellation, the series would remain a popular staple in syndication. Hale reprised the role of "The Skipper" in three Gilligan's Island television films and two spin-off cartoon series. Over the course of his 55-year career, Hale appeared in more than 200 television and film roles.
Hale was married twice and had four children. He died of thymus cancer in 1990.