Famous Faces on "Maverick" (Season One) TV Series

There were never more charismatic cowboys than Bret & Bart Maverick. Right from the beginning of the very 1st episode, Bret cons & card-sharks his way from town to town, followed later in the 1st season by Bart, who knows all his brother's tricks and then some.

The Maverick boys, equally adept with six-shooters as they are with a deck of cards, run up against bandits, cattle hustlers, fortune hunters, Indians, poker cheats, sheriffs and even ghosts!

And if the boys have a weakness, it;s definitely beautiful women! Under female charms they lose control, either getting their hearts broken ...or their fortunes lifted! lol
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1.
Edd Byrnes
Born Edward Byrne Breitenberger in New York City on July 30, 1933, Edd Byrnes shared an impoverished and unhappy childhood with brother Vincent and sister Jo-Ann. Their mother worked hard at various jobs to keep the family together because her alcoholic husband was often absent from the scene. When Edd was 13 his father was found dead in a basement...
“ Maverick: Season 1, Episode 4
Ghost Rider (13 Oct. 1957)
The Kid (as Ed Byrnes) ” - gattonero975
 
2.
Joanna Barnes
Actress, Spartacus
Joanna Barnes is an American actress and novelist and journalist. Barnes was born in Boston, Massachusetts. She moved to Los Angeles, California soon after finishing her education, and took up a contract with Columbia Pictures. She has since had roles in more than twenty films and made guest appearances on many television shows...
“ Maverick: Season 1, Episode 4
Ghost Rider (13 Oct. 1957)
Mary Shane ” - gattonero975
 
3.
Peter Brown
Actor, Lawman
Peter Brown got into acting when he was in the army by organizing a theater group on base to occupy his spare time while stationed in Alaska. After his discharge he enrolled in the acting program at UCLA, and starting in the mid-1950s found employment in many of the western films and series being turned...
“ Maverick: Season 1, Episode 2
Point Blank (29 Sep. 1957)
Chris Semple ” - gattonero975
 
4.
“ Maverick: Season 1, Episode 4
Ghost Rider (13 Oct. 1957)
Bartender (uncredited) ” - gattonero975
 
5.
Ted de Corsia
A big, brawny villain of many 1940s and 1950s films, Ted de Corsia was an actor in touring companies and on radio before making a memorable film debut as the killer in The Lady from Shanghai. Although he occasionally played such sympathetic roles as a judge or prison warden, de Corsia's imposing size, tough New York street demeanor...
“ Maverick: Season 1, Episode 3
According to Hoyle (6 Oct. 1957)
Joe Riggs ” - gattonero975
 
6.
Mike Connors
Actor, Mannix
He once jokingly described himself as 'a frustrated song-and-dance man' who wound up typecast as a TV crime fighter. Tall, handsome Armenian-American Mike Connors had a minor career in the movies before becoming a star on the small screen as the impeccably dressed macho sleuth Joe Mannix. Towards the end of the series...
“ Maverick: Season 1, Episode 2
Point Blank (29 Sep. 1957)
Ralph Jordan (as Michael Connors) ” - gattonero975
 
7.
James Garner
Amiable and handsome James Garner had obtained success in both films and television, often playing variations of the charming anti-hero/con-man persona he first developed in Maverick, the offbeat western TV series that shot him to stardom in the late 1950s. James Garner was born James Scott Bumgarner in Norman...
“ Bart Maverick

Maverick: Season 1, Episode 1
War of the Silver Kings (22 Sep. 1957)

Maverick: Season 1, Episode 2
Point Blank (29 Sep. 1957)

Maverick: Season 1, Episode 3
According to Hoyle (6 Oct. 1957)

Maverick: Season 1, Episode 4
Ghost Rider (13 Oct. 1957)

Maverick: Season 1, Episode 5
The Long Hunt (20 Oct. 1957) ” - gattonero975
 
8.
John Litel
Actor, Jezebel
John Litel's tough, no-nonsense demeanor on screen was not entirely due to his skill as an actor--when World War I broke out he enlisted in the French army, not wanting to wait until the US entered, and was twice decorated for bravery. Returning to the US after the war, he enrolled in the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and toured with various stage companies...
“ Maverick: Season 1, Episode 1
War of the Silver Kings (22 Sep. 1957)
Judge Joshua Thayer ” - gattonero975
 
9.
Edmund Lowe
Actor, Dillinger
Tall, athletic leading man, the son of a judge. Lowe was initially slated for the priesthood but switched career paths on several occasions, at one time studying law, then teaching English and elocution. The latter led to his involvement in the acting profession. After briefly appearing in vaudeville...
“ Maverick: Season 1, Episode 1
War of the Silver Kings (22 Sep. 1957)
Phineas King ” - gattonero975
 
10.
Bob Steele
The son of director Robert N. Bradbury, Bob Steele began his show-business career early: he was part of his family's vaudeville act at age two, and toured with them all over the West Coast. At age 14 he and his twin brother Bill Bradbury made their film debuts in a series of comedy shorts directed by their father...
“ Maverick: Season 1, Episode 1
War of the Silver Kings (22 Sep. 1957)
Walter Jackson ” - gattonero975
 
11.
Karen Steele
Actress, Marty
Karen Steele was born on March 20, 1931, in Honolulu, Hawaii. A former cover girl and model, she was one of the most strikingly beautiful actresses to ever work in film and television. She went to the University of Hawaii and to Rollins College in Florida before gracing our film screens with her first film in 1952...
“ Maverick: Season 1, Episode 2
Point Blank (29 Sep. 1957)
Molly Gleason ” - gattonero975
 
12.
James Anderson
A familiar face to movie audiences in the 1950s, James Anderson's rugged and somewhat sinister good looks made him a natural for westerns, and he appeared in many of them over the years, often as a gunman or hired killer but occasionally as a storekeeper or grizzled frontier scout. He turned in a very...
“ Maverick: Season 1, Episode 5
The Long Hunt (20 Oct. 1957)
Whitey Blandon ” - gattonero975
 
13.
Diane Brewster
Diane Brewster was born on March 11, 1931, in Kansas City, Missouri. She was largely a character actress in both motion pictures and television. She was 24 years old when she began acting on TV. Her first role was in a few episodes of the westerns Cheyenne and Zane Grey Theater. Her first motion picture roles was as Sylvia Quentin in Pharaoh's Curse in 1956...
“ Samantha Crawford

Maverick: Season 1, Episode 3
According to Hoyle (6 Oct. 1957) ” - gattonero975
 
14.
Richard Crane
Dark haired, athletic American leading man of 40's B-movies. Richard Crane was at his most successful at a time when Hollywood was somewhat denuded of its male stars, most of whom were doing wartime military service. Upon their return to the ranks, Crane's career went into decline. He did, however, have a brief resurgence in the 1950's as the square-jawed...
“ Maverick: Season 1, Episode 5
The Long Hunt (20 Oct. 1957)
Jedd Ferris ” - gattonero975
 
15.
“ Maverick: Season 1, Episode 5
The Long Hunt (20 Oct. 1957)
Lefty Dolan ” - gattonero975
 
16.
Leo Gordon
Big, burly, character actor, one of the toughest of screen heavies, Leo Gordon's powerful physique, combined with his deep, menacing voice, was guaranteed to strike fear into the heart of even the bravest screen hero. Director Don Siegel, who used Gordon in his prison film Riot in Cell Block 11, once said that "Leo Gordon was the scariest man I have ever met"...
“ Big Mike McComb

Maverick: Season 1, Episode 1
War of the Silver Kings (22 Sep. 1957)

Maverick: Season 1, Episode 3
According to Hoyle (6 Oct. 1957) ” - gattonero975
 
17.
“ Maverick: Season 1, Episode 4
Ghost Rider (13 Oct. 1957)
Sheriff (as Stacy Keach) ” - gattonero975
 
18.
Jay Novello
Short, dapper Jay Novello specialized in playing ethnic types, sometimes Spanish, Greek or Mexican but usually Italian--not surprising, since his parents were Italian immigrants and he grew up speaking the language before he learned English. Born in Chicago in 1904, he came from a very diverse neighborhood and...
“ Maverick: Season 1, Episode 3
According to Hoyle (6 Oct. 1957)
Henry Tree ” - gattonero975
 
19.
Rhodes Reason
Rhodes Reason was born in Glendale, California on April 19, 1930. He is the younger brother of Rex Reason. Rhodes made his professional debut at the age of 18 in the play Romeo and Juliet under the direction of Charles Laughton. His career has spanned nearly 40 years and he has appeared in over 230 roles in television...
“ Maverick: Season 1, Episode 4
Ghost Rider (13 Oct. 1957)
Hank Foster ” - gattonero975
 
20.
“ Maverick: Season 1, Episode 5
The Long Hunt (20 Oct. 1957)
Rex Clark ” - gattonero975
 
21.
Joan Vohs
Actress, Sabrina
Typecast often as a dumb blond, Joan Vohs struggled her entire career to break out of that mold. She did manage partial success, but ultimately dropped out of acting altogether in order to become a full-time mom. She was born in Queens, New York, was a Rockette at age 16 and a Connover model before any acting for movies or television...
“ Maverick: Season 1, Episode 5
The Long Hunt (20 Oct. 1957)
Martha Ferris ” - gattonero975
 
22.
“ Maverick: Season 1, Episode 5
The Long Hunt (20 Oct. 1957)
Ben Maxwell ” - gattonero975