Denver Pyle (May 11, 1920 - December 25, 1997) played Briscoe Darling on The Andy Griffith Show and in the TV movie Return to Mayberry. He played recurring characters on the TV series "The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp" (as Ben Thompson), "The Adventures of Jim Bowie" (as Sam Houston), "Tammy" (as Grandpa Tarleton), "The Doris Day Show" (as Buck Webb), "Grizzly Adams" (as Mad Jack) and "The Dukes of Hazzard" as Uncle Jesse. His film appearances include Johnny Guitar, Ten Wanted Men, The Lonely Man, Jet Pilot, The Left Handed Gun, Good Day for a Hanging, The Alamo, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Geronimo, Cheyenne Autumn, The Rounders, Shenandoah, The Great Race, Tammy and the Millionaire, Bonnie and Clyde, Bandolero!, Cahill U.S. Marshall, Buffalo Bill and the Indians, Maverick, and the Disney films Escape to Witch Mountain and Return from Witch Mountain. He was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- 325 The Darlings Are Coming as Briscoe Darling
- 331 Mountain Wedding as Briscoe Darling
- 405 Briscoe Declares for Aunt Bee as Briscoe Darling
- 425 Divorce Mountain Style as Briscoe Darling
- 512 The Darling Baby as Briscoe Darling
- 706 The Darling Fortune as Briscoe Darling