Howard McNear

Howard Terbell McNear (January 27, 1905 – January 3, 1969) was an American stage, screen, and radio character actor. McNear is best remembered as the original voice of Doc Adams in the radio version of Gunsmoke and as Floyd Lawson (Floyd the Barber) on The Andy Griffith Show (1961–1967).

He created the role of Doc Charles Adams on CBS Radio's Gunsmoke (1952–1961). Before and during the run, he was featured in many other CBS radio programs, such as frequent roles on the popular radio detective series Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar between 1955 and 1960. Other radio credits included appearances on the anthologies Escape and Suspense.