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Bob Denver

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Bob Denver (born January 9, 1935, New Rochelle, New York) is an actor who is best known for his role as Gilligan in the television show Gilligan's Island. Earlier, Denver played beatnik Maynard G. Krebs on the program The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis.

Denver graduated from Loyola University, one of the predecessors to today's Loyola Marymount University, in Los Angeles, California, USA and worked as a mailman and a high school teacher before landing the role of Maynard G. Krebs on The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis in 1959. His co-star Dwayne Hickman, who played Dobie Gillis, was also a graduate of Loyola Marymount University. After the show ended in 1963, Denver landed the role of Gilligan on Gilligan's Island, following which he appeared in other television shows including The Good Guys (1968–1970) and Dusty's Trail (1973). However, none of these matched the success of his earlier roles.

Denver and his wife currently reside in the city of Princeton, West Virginia.

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