Joby Baker Movies and Career Information
Mar 26, 1934
Joby Baker (born March 26, 1934) is a Canadian born actor and painter. He was born in Montreal, Quebec. In the early 1960s he began making guest appearances in TV series such as Dr. Kildare and The Dick Van Dyke Show. He also appeared in the Elvis Presley movie Girl Happy (1966), and began a long association with Walt Disney Studios, where he appeared in Bullwhip Griffin (1966), Blackbeard's Ghost (1967) and Superdad (1974). In 1968, he had a lead role in Good Morning, World, a sitcom about a pair of disc jockeys named Lewis and Clark. This was followed by a succession of character roles, including a stint as Colonel Marvin on the 1980 sitcom Six O'Clock Follies. Joby Baker had previously been married to Joan Blackman, whom he met while both of them were filming an Elvis Presley movie. Since 1984 he has been married to lyricist and songwriter Dory Previn, and illustrated The Dory Previn Songbook, published in 1995. He has also exhibited as an abstract painter in major Los Angeles art galleries.