• Stan Cadwallader born in 1948 in Honolulu, Hawaii
• Former firefighter, came to spotlight after marrying Jim Nabors
• Met in 1975, became business partners first then started dating
• Announced relationship in 2000s and married in 2013
• Both enjoyed travelling and passionate about watching comedy movies

Who is Jim Nabors’ husband? Stan Cadwallader Wiki Bio

Stan Cadwallader was born in Honolulu, Hawaii USA, in 1948. He is a former firefighter, who came under the spotlight after he married Jim Nabors, a famous American comedian and actor.

Early life and education

Stan was raised an only child in Honolulu by his father who was a firefighter, and his mother who was a housewife. He attended a high school in his hometown, and started going with his father to the firefighting department, so after matriculating, he decided not to enroll at college but to become a firefighter as his father.

Career as a firefighter

Stan started working as a firefighter at the age of 20, and held the job for several years before meeting Jim Nabors. He continued working for around two years while he was dating Jim, and eventually quit his job – it’s not known what his other endeavors might have been over the years.

Love life and marriage with Jim Nabors

Stan and Jim Nabors met in 1975 when Stan was planning on leaving his firefighter squad and venturing into business. They became business partners first, and soon started dating but kept their relationship hidden from the public eyes, as being gay or lesbian at that time was not taken well in the USA.

They announced that they were seeing one another sometime in the 2000s, and shortly after same-sex marriage was legalized in the first state in the US, the two married on 13 January 2013 in Seattle, Washington at the Fairmount Olympic Hotel.

The two were seemingly living a happy life together until Jim passed away on 30 November 2017. He was diagnosed with hepatitis B in 2012, and later underwent liver transplant – the surgery was apparently a success, but Jim’s health worsened over the years, leading to his death.

Jim Nabors

Hobbies and other interests

Both Stan and Jim were very passionate about travelling, and the two men travelled all around the world throughout the years – Stan’s dream travel destination is Kyoto in Japan. Stan is very interested in watching comedy movies as well as stand-up performances, which is something he credits Jim with. Some of his favorite actors and actresses are Eddie Murphy, Jim Carrey, and Tina Fey while some of the movies he enjoys watching the most are the “Shrek” franchise, “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective”, and “Mean Girls”.

Stan was sporting when he was younger and played football, soccer and had several training sessions at the gym, which was also required of him for his job as a firefighter. When he got a bit older, he stopped participating in football and soccer, and began playing chess and golf; he’s also said to be very good at billiards and poker. Stan is a philanthropist, and has donated a decent amount of money to charity over the years.

Appearance and net worth

Stan is 71 years old. He has short gray hair and blue eyes, is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall, and weighs around 128lbs (58kgs). His net worth is estimated at over $25 million, while his husband’s net worth at the time of his death was over $15 million.

Who is Jim Nabors?

James Thurston ‘Jim’ Nabors was born in Sylacauga, Alabama USA, on 12 June 1930 – his birth sign was Gemini, and he held American nationality. Jim was an actor, singer, and a comedian, probably best known for portraying a gas station attendant in “The Andy Griffith Show”.

Jim was raised with two older sisters named Annie Ruth and Freddie in Sylacauga, by his father Fred who was a police officer, and his mother Mavis Pearl Newman who was a housewife. Jim sang for his high school and church while he was a teenager.

After matriculating, he enrolled at the University of Alabama where he was a member of the Delta Tau Delta International Fraternity, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in 1952. He then moved to New York City and started working as a typist for the United Nations, before moving to Chattanooga in Tennessee to start his career on TV screens.

He subsequently joined the NBC network in Los Angeles, where he worked as a film cutter as well as at a tavern in Santa Monica, The Horn, and acted in Cabaret Theater. He was discovered by Andy Griffith while he was working at The Horn, and was invited to portray Gomer Pyle in “The Andy Griffith Show” in its 13th episode of its third season.

Although cast to appear in only a single episode, Jim went on to become a regular due to the popularity of his character, and then started acting in the show’s spin-off entitled “Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.”. He was a member of the main cast for five years before deciding to move on to something else.

He launched his singing career on 24 February 1964, when he sang in “The Andy Griffith Show”, leading to his singing role in “The Danny Kaye Show” on 8 April 1964. He sang in several shows in the next couple of years, which culminated in him singing the national anthem before the first game in the 1973 Baseball World Series held in Oakland.

Jim appeared in only four movies in his career, which are “Take Her, She’s Mine” in 1963, “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” in 1982, “Stroker Ace” in 1983, and “Cannonball Run II” in 1984. He appeared in many more TV series, with perhaps his most notable being hosting “The Jim Nabors Hour” from 1969 to 1977. His next notable role was in “The Lost Saucer” in 1976, and from there he appeared in a single episode of “The Muppet Show”, and six episodes of “The Sonny & Cher Show”. Some of his last roles were in “Sylvan in Paradise” in 1986, “Hi Honey, I’m Home!” in 1991, and in “The Carol Burnett Show” in 1991.

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  1. Rob Abbott Reply

    I ran across this post and wanted to add that Mr. Cadwallader is a humanitarian and a very savvy businessman. He has contributed his time and resources helping several small businesses over the years. He also gave his time and fire expertise, to assist in forming a Fire Service area to provide long term financing for a small Montana Fire Department to protect a 55 square mile area around the community. He is an exceptional pilot and someone who has quietly given a lot of himself to others around him when they have experienced difficult situations. In the short time I knew Stan, he had always been consistently an exceptional human being of great character and integrity. He is perceptive, looks for the best in everyone and has always remained humble and kind. I have only good things to say about Stan Cadwallader. Character counts.

      I am a news cameraman and have interviewed hundreds of celebs, politicians, actors, Presidents etc
      And without hesitation, can say the 5 hours I spent with Jim Nabors were my most pleasant of all
      By the end of the 2 hour interview and after dinner and WE said our farewells, I felt I just made a new friend.

      The short of it is this: I would like to get in touch with Stan Cadwallader (cad-WALL-uh-der?)
      because we found the original tapes of that interview from 1998 – the raw tapes of this interview with Jim, has NEVER been seen; not even by me or my correspondent; on SONY BETACAM SP-60 tapes

      I would very much like to reach out to Stan, I would be thrilled in offering him the opportunity to see this interview, in which I remember there being alot of laughter, some somber moments as well, but Jims candor, honesty, humility and character come through loud and clear. Just a down to earth man of simple principles and the heart to go with it.

      So if you are out there Stan, or if anyone sees this before too much time passes, I may be reached at the following email. No solicitors please!

      [email protected]

    • I’m from Canada and wondering how I’d be able to reach older actors that want to help privately start a very needed animal sanctuary here in Quebec if anyone know please contact this is a desperate plea

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