He introduced the character of Goober — the quintessential grinning hayseed, equal parts annoying and endearing — on “The Andy Griffith Show,” the long-running situation comedy set in the fictional North Carolina town of Mayberry. When Jim Nabors’s character, the similarly likable but naïve Gomer Pyle, was given his own series in 1964, Mr. Lindsey joined the Griffith show as Goober Pyle, Gomer’s cousin.
The character Goober made guest appearances on Gomer Pyle, USMC, was also part of the TV series Mayberry RFD, and was a regular on the variety show Hee Haw for twenty years. Lindsey was 83. Link