Was there an African American that auditioned for the role of Skipper in Gilligan's Island?
My Dad has a vivid memory of flipping through cabel TV channels a couple decades ago, and watching a Gilligan's Island scene with an African American man playing Skipper. (Instead of Alan Hale.) Does anyone have any information on this to share?
- CaninesLv 61 month ago
Your dad was probably watching the black and white episodes, before they changed the theme song and went to color.
- PeteLv 71 month ago
I've seen every single episode, including the pilot, and only Alan Hale played that role.
The show originally aired in black and white. Maybe he *thought* the skipper was black?
- 18 gibbs 20Lv 71 month ago
According to the IMDB no one played the skipper but Alan Hale.