Mr. Schwamp

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Mr. Schwamp
Mr. Schwamp...the man...the mystery.

Mr. Schwamp (or Schwump, as he is better known) is the older dark haired man you often see sitting on the bench outside the barbershop or in groups of people in Mayberry.

Over the years, every cast and crew member of The Andy Griffith Show has been asked if they know the name of the actor who played Mr. Schwamp. While all of them remember him, none of them knows his real name. (And yes, Andy Griffith has been asked, as has Producer Richard Linke.)

There are 22 documented Schwamp episodes:
Mr. Schwamp never speaks so you'll have to watch closely to spot him. A few times he is called by name, but usually he's just in the background, sometimes waaaay in the background.

  1. My Fair Ernest T. Bass (#112/A113F)
  2. The Rumor (#124A/125F)
  3. The Fun Girls (#122A/123F)
  4. The Education of Ernest T. Bass (#131A/133F)
  5. Otis Sues the County (#142A/141F)
  6. Off to Hollywood #166
  7. Aunt Bee Takes a Job #171
  8. The Cannon #172
  9. The Church Organ #174
  10. Otis the Artist #175
  11. Aunt Bee Learns to Drive #180
  12. The Barbershop Quartet #191
  13. The Lodge #192
  14. Big Fish in a Small Town #198
  15. Only a Rose #203
  16. Don't Miss a Good Bet #205
  17. Floyd's Barbershop #210
  18. The Statue #211
  19. The Church Benefactors #238
  20. Barney Hosts a Summit Meeting #240
  21. Mayberry, RFD #241
  22. Sam for Town Council #247