Hillbilly Family


Career Highlights


  • The Hillbilly Family was completely fictional and none of the members are actually related..
  • Hillbilly Jim was the first Hillbilly to hit the scene in the WWF initially appearing as a “fan”..
  • Hillbilly Jim was later re-introduced to fans through a series of skits featuring “Granny Kim”..
  • ~~~Granny Kim was fasioned after the “Grandma” from the Beverly Hillbillies Television series..
  • ~~~The “At Home on the Farm” segments showed Jim training by wrestling his dog on an old matress in the kitchen..
  • A few months later, Hillbilly Jim suffered a leg injury that kept him out of action for quite some time..
  • Uncle Elmer soon debuted to join forces with nephew Jim..
  • Uncle Elmer was married on Saturday Night’s Main Event..
  • Wrestlemania II: Adrian Adonis defeated Uncle Elmer..
  • Cousin Junior (Lanny Keane, Jr.) soon showed up as well to add to the Family..
  • Cousin Junior was clumbsy, slow-moving, and not too bright, but used the Mule Kick to his advantage..
  • Cousin Junior carried a horseshow inside a smelly old sack..
  • Cousin Junior was permanently put out to pasture after just a few months..
  • Cousin Luke (played by Gene Petit) came along to join in with the Hillbilly family fun..
  • Cousin Luke’s gimmick was that he didn’t know how to wrestle and never spoke or showed ANY sort of emotion..
  • The Hillbillies (Hillbilly Jim, Uncle Elmer & Cousin Luke) were put in a string of six-man-tag matches..
  • The Hillbillies eventually wore out as Luke dissappeared and Elmer (Stan Frazier) retired due to health problems..
  • Hillbilly Jim continued wrestling in the WWF for a few years, until a neck injury forced him to retire..
  • Hillbilly Jim stayed with the World Wrestling Federation as a spokesman for Coliseum Home Video..
  • Hillbilly Jim returned in 1995 to manage yet another hillbilly “family,” Henry & Phinneas Godwinn..
  • Cousin Junior and the Giant Hillbilly (Uncle Elmer) briefly held the tag team title in Memphis, Tennessee..
  • Cousin Junior would make a few appearances in World Class (Dallas) and Memphis CWA before fading into oblivion..
  • Cousin Luke (Lanny Keane, Jr.) later returned, 50 pounds heavier, as one of the USWA Moondogs..
  • Cousin Luke continued his violent ways in Southern indies as “Bloody” Ox Brody..