Jim Nabors, best known for playing Gomer Pyle on The Andy Griffith Show and Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C, has died. Nabors joined The Andy Griffith show in its third season in 1962 for what was supposed to be a one-time appearance, but his character’s popularity won him a spot as a cast regular. It also soon earned Nabors his own spin-off series, Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., in which his character joined the Marines. That show ran for five seasons, ending when Nabors called it quits. Jim Nabors was 87.