Joby Baker

Born in 1934, Joby Baker is a Canadian-born actor, painter, sculptor, and jewelry artisan.  He was raised in the Hawaiian Islands and educated in New York and Los Angeles.  In the early 1960’s he began his career as an artist, dividing his time between acting and painting.  He was under contract to Columbia Pictures, made many films for them and MGM, Paramount, Universal, Warner Bros., and Disney, including “Girl Happy” with Elvis Presley, The “Gidget” franchise and “Blackbeard’s Ghost".  Joby Baker can also be seen in countless television shows from Perry Mason and Dr. Kildare to The Dick Van Dyke Show and Good Morning World.  Eventually, the conflict between acting and painting had to be resolved, the decision was not altogether difficult. He became a full time painter and sculptor.