• Stan Cadwallader is the partner of the late Jim Nabors.
• He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and is a retired firefighter.
• His net worth is estimated to be $15 million, primarily from Jim's inheritance.
• Stan and Jim met in 1975 and married in 2013.
• Jim was an actor and comedian best known for his role as Gomer Pyle and won a Golden Globe Award for his performance.

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Short Info

Net Worth$15 million
Date Of BirthJune 12, 1930
SpouseStan Cadwallader
MarkThe role of Gomer Pyle on The Andy Griffith Show (1960) and Gomer Pyle: USMC (1964).
FactAt age 82, he married 64-year-old Stan Cadwallader, a former firefighter and life partner of some 38 years, in a small ceremony on January 15 2013, at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in downtown Seattle, where the couple traveled after same sex marriage became legal in Washington State the month before.

Who is Stan Cadwallader, Jim Nabor’s Husband?

Stan Cadwallader reached stardom when the famous comedian and actor Jim Nabors introduced him to the world as his partner. The two were together from the late ‘70s until Jim’s death on the 30th November 2017. Stan, a retired firefighter, has chosen to remain out of the spotlight, and has led a simple life, only achieving fame through his relationship with Jim.

So, do you want to find out more about Stan Cadwallader, from his childhood years to most recent career endeavors, including his personal life as well? If yes, then stay with us for the length of the article, as we introduce you to the life partner of one of the most renowned comedians.

Stan Cadwallader Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Stan Cadwallader was born on the 28th January 1948, in Honolulu, Hawaii USA; unfortunately, he hasn’t shared anything from his childhood, such as his parents’ names and their professions, while he also hasn’t disclosed whether he is an only child or has siblings. He is a rather secretive person and as a result, there is no information about his educational background. We can only hope that Stan will share information from his childhood with the fans in the near future.

Jim Nabors and Stan Cadwallader

Firefighter Career

Stan has remained out of the media for the better part of his life, and has managed to avoid giving answers to questions in regards to his professional career. Nevertheless, we have discovered that Stan has worked as a firefighter in his hometown. He started his career several years before he met Jim, and continued his work until retirement, never wanting to change his lifestyle. Although the media buzz was created around Stan, he has remained a down-to-earth guy, and only made a few public appearances, all of which included his life partner, Jim Nabors.

Stan Cadwallader Net Worth

Although Stan has reached prominence as the husband of Jim Nabors, his endeavors have also contributed to his wealth, but the large part of this amount is inheritance of Jim’s wealth following his death. So, do you know how rich Stan Cadwallader is, as of mid- 2019? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Cadwallader’s net worth is as high as $15 million.


Stan Cadwallader Personal Life, Relationship with Jim Nabors

Stan lived in his hometown where he met Jim, who would often spend vacations in Hawaii, and it was in 1975 that the two met for the first time. Jim subsequently moved to Honolulu, and once the two started their relationship, Jim’s next move was buying a macadamia plantation on Maui, and they began making public appearances together, one of the first of which was in 1978 when Jim brought Stan to the start of the Indy 500 motor race, where Jim performed “Back Home Again in Indiana”. The two never bothered about comments on their relationship and just a month after same-sex marriage became legal in Washington, the two held a wedding ceremony on the 15th January 2013 at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle, Washington State. Jim passed away four years later – the two didn’t have children together as they decided not to adopt.

Jim Nabors Short Bio

Let’s now switch focus to Jim, as we have shared all that we know about Stan. Born James Thurston Nabors on the 12th June 1930, in Sylacauga, Alabama USA, he was the youngest child of three, born to Fred Nabors, a police officer, and Mavis Pear who was a housewife. He spent his childhood in his hometown and after high school matriculation enrolled at the University of Alabama. He discovered acting and his talent for comedy at university, and began appearing in comedy sketches. After graduation, Jim left Alabama and settled in New York, where he started pursuing his career, although it was years before he made a breakthrough. He had to move to Los Angeles, and it was there that he started performing regularly at The Horn tavern. During his performances, Jim would do a cabaret act, and that was how Andy Griffith found him.

Gomer Pyle Character, Popularity, Awards, and Death

Andy introduced Jim to the world through his own show, as he cast him in the role of Gomer Pyle; although it was one episode, Gomer became so popular that he received his own show. The series “Gomer Pyle: USMC” was aired from 1964 until 1969, and became extremely successful such that Jim was launched to stardom. In the show, Gomer joined the US Marine Corps, and was so successful in depicting the Marines that he was later named an honorary Sergeant, presented by Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James F. Amos.

Furthermore, upon Jim’s death, the Corps released a statement: “Semper Fi, Gomer Pyle. Rest in peace Jim Nabors, one of the few to ever be named an Honorary Marine”. During his career, Jim received several nominations, and won a number of awards, including the Golden Globe Award- nomination, and also received his Star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood.

Jim passed away on the 30th November 2017, at his home in Honolulu, Hawaii.

General Info

Full NameJim Nabors
Net Worth$15 million
Date Of BirthJune 12, 1930
Height1.83 m
ProfessionComedian, Actor, Singer, Businessperson
EducationUniversity of Alabama


SpouseStan Cadwallader
ParentsMavis Nabors, Fred Nabors
SiblingsFreddie Mae Danelutt, Ruth Collins


AwardsTV Land Legend Award
NominationsGolden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Host or Hostess in a Talk, Service or Variety Series
MoviesRecess: School's Out, Return to Mayberry, Cannonball Run II, Stroker Ace, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, CatDog: The Great Parent Mystery
TV ShowsThe Lost Saucer, Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., The Andy Griffith Show, The Jim Nabors Hour, The Carol Burnett Show (1991)

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#Marks / Signs
1The role of Gomer Pyle on The Andy Griffith Show (1960) and Gomer Pyle: USMC (1964).


1It's pretty obvious that we had no rights as a couple, yet when you've been together 38 years, I think something's got to happen there, you've got to solidify something. And, at my age, it's probably the best thing to do. -- JN, on his same-sex marriage to life partner Stan Cadwallader in 2013
2I never knifed anybody in the back. It was just not my nature at all and that is why I was so surprised that I made it in show business at all.
3I think this story sums up my career the best. One time I was walking in an airport somewhere and I saw this woman with her young son. The son looked up at me and it was obvious that he recognized me. He thought for a second and he said 'Mom, there goes an old Gomer!'


1Jim married 64-year-old Stan Cadwallader in Seattle on Jan. 15. They have been partners for 38 years. [January 2013]
2He lives in Hawaii on property that has a working macadamia nut farm. [April 2002]
3Long-standing Hollywood gossip had Jim secretively marrying actor Rock Hudson back in the 1970s. While the two were never more than friends at this time, because of the fear that one or both of them might be "outed" and their careers destroyed, Nabors and Hudson never saw or spoke to each other again in order to help squelch the rumor.
4At age 82, he married 64-year-old Stan Cadwallader, a former firefighter and life partner of some 38 years, in a small ceremony on January 15 2013, at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in downtown Seattle, where the couple traveled after same sex marriage became legal in Washington State the month before.
5Was only seen with his on-screen cousin George Lindsey on three occasions: The Andy Griffith Show: Fun Girls (1964), Gomer Pyle: USMC: A Visit from Cousin Goober (1965) and Return to Mayberry (1986).
6He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Live Theatre at 6435 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
7Friend of Mary Hart, who helped get the word out that he needed a liver transplant.
8Is a member of Delta Tau Delta International Fraternity.
9He said that it has always been difficult for him to watch the opening of Gomer Pyle: USMC (1964) because many of the Marines that he is seen marching with were killed in Vietnam.
10A smart businessman, Nabors was one of the owners of Gomer Pyle: USMC (1964) which paid off in dividends as a popular syndicated show.
11In his entire career he has put out 46 albums.
12A foundation that awards grants to teachers every year named a grant in honor of Jim Nabors in 2003. The foundation is based in Sylacauga, Alabama, his home town.
13Before he acted, he edited news footage for a local television station.
14Earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of Alabama.
15Sang "Back Home Again in Indiana" for 42 years during opening ceremonies of the "Indianapolis 500" , located in Speedway, In., from 1972 till ill health forced him to discontinue appearing. His final performance was May 25th, 2014. However his first appearance in 1972 was a confusing one. He thought he was invited to sing the National Anthem. But a scant few minutes before he was to perform he found out he was to sing "Back Home Again in Indiana"! In this short period of time, to his credit, (Surprise-Surprise-Surprise) he learned the melody and words and performed it flawlessly. Also as a special gesture to Jim's final performance at Indy, the starting command "Lady and Gentlemen Start Your Engines" was given together by both Mari Hulman George and Nabors, the first time a non-member of the Hulman-George family had given the command for the 500 since 1954.
16Considered by Carol Burnett to be her "good luck charm" and as such was a guest star on each season's premiere of The Carol Burnett Show (1967).




The Carol Burnett Show1991TV SeriesSkit characters
Hi Honey, I'm Home1991TV SeriesGomer Pyle
Sylvan in Paradise1986TV MovieSylvan Sprayberry
Return to Mayberry1986TV MovieGomer Pyle
Cannonball Run II1984Pvt. Homer Lyle
Knight Rider1983TV SeriesPasserby / motorist
Stroker Ace1983Lugs Harvey
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas1982Deputy Fred
The Love Boat1977-1981TV SeriesWayne Bouton, the valet / Robert Tanner
Aloha Paradise1981TV Series
The Carol Burnett Show1976-1977TV Series
The Krofft Supershow1976TV SeriesFum (in 'The Lost Saucer')
The Lost Saucer1975TV SeriesFum
The Rookies1973TV SeriesCorley Curlew
The Addams Family Fun House1973TV MovieJim Nabors
The Julie Andrews Hour1972TV SeriesBeauregard
Gomer Pyle: USMC1964-1969TV SeriesPvt. Gomer Pyle
Off to See the Wizard1967TV SeriesWee Willie Winkie / Ronnie Long
The Lucy Show1966TV SeriesPvt. Gomer Pyle
Valentine's Day1964TV SeriesGoofy Movie Patron
The Andy Griffith Show1962-1964TV SeriesGomer Pyle
Take Her, She's Mine1963Clancy (uncredited)
The Great Adventure1963TV SeriesCrew Member
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington1963TV SeriesClaude
I'm Dickens, He's Fenster1963TV Series
The New Steve Allen Show1961TV SeriesRegular


Condo Painting2000Documentary performer: "You'll Never Walk Alone"
Celtic Pride1996performer: "The Impossible Dream"
The Epic of Detective Mandy: Book Three - Satan Claus II: The Elves of Doom1993TV Short performer: "O Little Town of Bethlehem"
The Best Little Special in Texas1982TV Movie documentary performer: "Rocky Top"
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas1982performer: "20 Fans"
The Jim Nabors Show1978TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Muppet Show1976TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Lost Saucer1975TV Series performer - 1 episode
Gomer Pyle: USMC1964-1969TV Series performer - 22 episodes
Mondo Trasho1969performer: "Holy, Holy, Holy"
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour1967TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Danny Kaye Show1964-1965TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Andy Griffith Show1964TV Series performer - 1 episode


Shaken Daddy Syndrome2010the producers wish to thank
War, Inc.2008thanks


Celebrating Laughter: The Life and Films of Colin Higgins2016DocumentaryHimself
Pioneers of Television2008TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself / Gomer Pyle
Second Chance2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
CMT: The Greatest - 20 Greatest Country Comedy Shows2006TV SpecialHimself
Larry King Live2006TV SeriesHimself
TV Land's Top Ten2004TV Series documentaryHimself
All Access Pass: The TV Land Awards2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 2nd Annual TV Land Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
The Andy Griffith Show Reunion: Back to Mayberry2003TV Special documentaryHimself / Gomer Pyle
CBS at 752003TV Special documentaryHimself
Jim McKay: My World in My Words2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
TV Land Real Estate2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Inside TV Land: The Andy Griffith Show2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Andy Griffith Show Reunion1993TV SpecialHimself
The Annual Variety Club's Big Heart Awards1986TV SpecialHimself
Night of 100 Stars II1985TV MovieHimself
The 35th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1983TV SpecialHimself - Performer
All-Star Party for Carol Burnett1982TV MovieHimself
The Best Little Special in Texas1982TV Movie documentaryHimself
Christmas in Hawaii1981TV MovieHimself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade1981TV MovieHimself
All-Star Salute to Mother's Day1981TV SpecialHimself
The 7th Annual People's Choice Awards1981TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Favourite All-Around Female Entertainer
The Hollywood Squares1977-1980TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
A Different Approach1978ShortHimself
America 2-Night1978TV SeriesHimself
CBS: On the Air1978TV Mini-Series documentaryCo-host - part VI
The Jim Nabors Show1978TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself
The 1978 Annual Iris Awards1978TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Comedy Shop1978TV SeriesHimself
Dinah!1974-1977TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest Host
The Sonny and Cher Show1976-1977TV SeriesHimself / Various Characters
The Muppet Show1976TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest Star
The Diahann Carroll Show1976TV SeriesHimself
Donny and Marie1976TV SeriesHimself
Tony Orlando and Dawn1975-1976TV SeriesHimself
The Carol Burnett Show1967-1975TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Celebrity Sweepstakes1975TV SeriesHimself
Mitzi and a Hundred Guys1975TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
ABC Late Night1974TV SeriesHimself
The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour1973-1974TV SeriesHimself / Various Characters
Dinah's Place1974TV SeriesHimself
The Bobby Goldsboro Show1973TV SeriesHimself
NBC Follies1973TV SeriesHimself
Burt Reynolds' Late Show1973TV MovieHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1972-1973TV SeriesHimself
Flip1972-1973TV SeriesHimself
The David Frost Show1971-1972TV SeriesHimself
The Ken Berry 'Wow' Show1972TV SeriesHimself / Cameo
The Bob Hope Vietnam Christmas Show1972TV SpecialHimself
The Pet Set1971TV Series documentaryHimself
This Is Your Life1971TV SeriesHimself
Sesame Street1971TV SeriesHimself
The Jim Nabors Hour1969-1971TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Johnny Cash Show1971TV SeriesHimself - Singer
The Leslie Uggams Show1969TV SeriesHimself
The Don Rickles Show1969TV SeriesHimself / Various
The Dean Martin Show1968TV SeriesHimself
The Joey Bishop Show1967-1968TV SeriesHimself
...And Debbie Makes Six1968TV SpecialHimself
The 39th Annual Academy Awards1967TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour1967TV SeriesHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1966TV SeriesHimself - Singer
Danny Thomas Special: My Home Town1966TV SpecialHimself
Hollywood Talent Scouts1966TV SeriesHimself
The Andy Griffith-Don Knotts-Jim Nabors Show1965TV MovieHimself
Danny Thomas Special: The Wonderful World of Burlesque1965TV SpecialHimself
The Danny Kaye Show1964-1965TV SeriesHimself
To Tell the Truth1964TV SeriesHimself - Guest Panelist

Archive Footage

The O'Reilly Factor2014TV SeriesGomer Pyle
Jeff Foxworthy's Comedy Classics2000Video documentary
The Best of the Don Lane Show1994TV MovieHimself
The Carol Burnett Show: A Reunion1993TV Movie documentaryHimself
Michael Jackson: The Legend Continues1988Video documentaryHimself
The Carol Burnett Show1977TV SeriesHimself


Won Awards

2004Legend AwardTV Land AwardsThe Andy Griffith Show (1960)
1991Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameLive PerformanceAwarded on January 31, 1991 at 6435 Hollywood Blvd.
1984Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Supporting ActorStroker Ace (1983)

Nominated Awards

1978Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Host or Hostess in a Talk, Service or Variety SeriesThe Jim Nabors Show (1978)
1970Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest TV Actor - Comedy or MusicalThe Jim Nabors Hour (1969)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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