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Mr. Schwamp
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Full Name Mr. Schwamp
Occupation Unknown
First Episode My Fair Ernest T. Bass
Last Episode Mayberry R.F.D.
Spin-off Appearances Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C., Mayberry R.F.D.
Family Unknown
Spouse Single
Romances None
Children Unknown
Portrayed by Unknown

Mr. Schwamp (sometimes spelled "Mr. Schwump") is a Mayberry citizen seen in at least 26 episodes of The Andy Griffith Show. He never speaks, however Andy and Barney frequently address him by name. In the episode "The Fun Girls," Andy says, "Barney, I'm not going to a dance and stand in a stag line with Old Man Schwamp." It is, therefore, assumed that Mr. Schwamp is single.

Mr. Schwamp has also appeared in Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. and Mayberry R.F.D.. When the cast and crew were later asked who the actor was that portrayed Mr. Schwamp, no one could seem to remember. It is rumored he was a friend of Andy Griffith's who was given a speaking part, however, after freezing up on his lines, he remained silent.


The Andy Griffith Show[]

Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C[]

Mayberry R.F.D.[]


"Mr. Schwamp" actor and Sydney Greenstreet in Christmas in Connecticut

The name of the actor who portrayed Mr. Schwamp is unknown. On April 1, 2012, The Andy Griffith Show Rerun Watcher's Club Facebook page posted an article identifying the actor who played Mr. Schwamp as "Patch S. Wimmers" with a full biography [1]. At the end of the article a link was provided which revealed that the post was an April Fool's joke [2]. No one has ever been able to uncover the real identity of this actor.

The actor also appeared as an extra in the films Christmas in Connecticut (1945) and Swing Parade of 1946.


Gallery of Mr. Schwamp