Richard O. Linke (October 23, 1917 - June 15, 2016) served as associate producer of The Andy Griffith Show and executive producer of Mayberry R.F.D. and Return to Mayberry. He also produced "The Jim Nabors Hour", "The Headmaster" and The New Andy Griffith Show and was a production consultant on "Matlock". Aaron Ruben played a character named Richard O. Linke in an episode of Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. (Lou Ann Poovie Sings No More).