Robert Osbourne "Bob" Denver (January 9, 1935 – September 2, 2005) was an American comedic actor. He portrayed Gilligan on the television series Gilligan's Island and the beatnik Maynard G. Krebs on the 1959–1963 TV series The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis. After Dobie Gillis ended in 1963, Denver landed the title role on the sitcom Gilligan's Island, which ran for three seasons (1964–67) on CBS, and became a staple of later syndication. His role as the well-meaning, but bumbling, first mate among a small cast of shipwrecked castaways became the one for which he is most remembered. After the conclusion of Gilligan's Island, Denver appeared in the 1967 comedy film Who's Minding the Mint?. He also performed in other TV shows, such as The Good Guys (1968–1970), Love, American Style and Dusty's Trail (1973) (a facsimile of Gilligan's Island, with the basis of a lost wagon train headed to California).