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Lorne Greene (1915–1987)


Lorne Greene was born Lyon Himan "Chaim" Green on February 12, 1915, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He began acting while attending Canada's Queen's University, and after graduation got a job in radio broadcasting. His rich, deep, authoritarian voice quickly propelled him to prominence as Canada's top newscaster. He left Canada in the early 1950s for... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 7 wins. See more awards »

Known For

Bonanza
Bonanza Ben Cartwright / Bradley Meredith
(1959-1973)
Earthquake
Earthquake Royce
(1974)
Battlestar Galactica
Battlestar Galactica Commander Adama
(1978)
Sailor of Fortune
Sailor of Fortune Capt. Grant 'Mitch' Mitchell
(1955-1958)

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 1987 The Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory (TV Movie)
Gen. Sam Houston
 1985 Highway to Heaven (TV Series)
Fred Fusco
- The Smile in the Third Row (1985) ... Fred Fusco
 1985 Greatest Adventure Stories from Bible (TV Series)
Noah
- Noah's Ark (1985) ... Noah
 1981-1982 Code Red (TV Series)
Battalion Chief Joe Rorchek
- Fire Below (1982) ... Battalion Chief Joe Rorchek
- No Escape (1982) ... Battalion Chief Joe Rorchek
- Riddle in the Flames (1982) ... Battalion Chief Joe Rorchek
- Trial by Fire (1982) ... Battalion Chief Joe Rorchek
- Trapped by Time (1982) ... Battalion Chief Joe Rorchek
 1982 Police Squad! (TV Series)
Stabbed Man
- A Substantial Gift (The Broken Promise) (1982) ... Stabbed Man
 1981 Aloha Paradise (TV Series)
Businessman
 1980 A Time for Miracles (TV Movie)
Bishop John Carroll
 1980 Vega$ (TV Series)
Emil Remick
- Aloha, You're Dead: Part 2 (1980) ... Emil Remick
- Aloha, You're Dead: Part 1 (1980) ... Emil Remick
 1980 Galactica 1980 (TV Series)
Commander Adama
- The Return of Starbuck (1980) ... Commander Adama
- Space Croppers (1980) ... Commander Adama
- The Night the Cylons Landed: Part 2 (1980) ... Commander Adama
- The Night the Cylons Landed: Part 1 (1980) ... Commander Adama
- Spaceball (1980) ... Commander Adama
 1978-1979 Battlestar Galactica (TV Series)
Commander Adama
- The Hand of God (1979) ... Commander Adama
- Take the Celestra (1979) ... Commander Adama
- Experiment in Terra (1979) ... Commander Adama
- Baltar's Escape (1979) ... Commander Adama
- Greetings from Earth (1979) ... Commander Adama
 1978 The Little Brown Burro (TV Movie)
Storyteller (voice)
 1978 The Bastard (TV Movie)
Bishop Francis
 1977 The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald (TV Movie)
Matthew Arnold Watson
 1977 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (TV Series)
Inspector Hans Stavlin
- Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew Meet Dracula, Part II (1977) ... Inspector Hans Stavlin
- Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew Meet Dracula, Part I (1977) ... Inspector Hans Stavlin
 1977 SST: Death Flight (TV Movie)
Marshall Cole
 1977 Roots (TV Mini-Series)
John Reynolds
- Part IV (1977) ... John Reynolds
- Part III (1977) ... John Reynolds
- Part II (1977) ... John Reynolds
 1976 Arthur Hailey's the Moneychangers (TV Mini-Series)
George Quartermain
- Part IV (1976) ... George Quartermain (credit only)
- Part III (1976) ... George Quartermain
- Part II (1976) ... George Quartermain
- Part I (1976) ... George Quartermain (credit only)
 1975 Man on the Outside (TV Movie)
Wade Griffin
 1975 Nevada Smith (TV Movie)
Jonas Cord
 1974 Rex Harrison Presents Stories of Love (TV Movie)
Hercule
 1973-1974 Griff (TV Series)
Wade Griffin
- Fugitive from Fear (1974) ... Wade Griffin
- Isolate and Destroy (1973) ... Wade Griffin
- Hammerlock (1973) ... Wade Griffin
- Her Name Was Nancy (1973) ... Wade Griffin
- Elephant in a Cage (1973) ... Wade Griffin
 1972-1973 Appointment with Destiny (TV Series)
Narrator
- Peary's Race for the North Pole (1973) ... Narrator
- Showdown at O.K. Corral (1972) ... Narrator
 1959-1973 Bonanza (TV Series)
Ben Cartwright / Bradley Meredith
- The Hunter (1973) ... Ben Cartwright
- The Marriage of Theodora Duffy (1973) ... Ben Cartwright
- The Witness (1973) ... Ben Cartwright
- First Love (1972) ... Ben Cartwright
- The Bucket Dog (1972) ... Ben Cartwright
 1972 The Special London Bridge Special (TV Movie)
Fiddler on the Roof
 1972 Norman Corwin Presents (TV Series)
- A Foreign Field (1972)
 1971 The Harness (TV Movie)
Peter Randall
 1970 Swing Out, Sweet Land (TV Movie)
George Washington
 1970 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
James Beal
- A Man for Loving (1970) ... James Beal
 1969 Destiny of a Spy (TV Movie)
Peter Vanin
 1960 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Colonel Bell / Col. Jonathan Bell
- Gold, Glory and Custer - Requiem (1960) ... Colonel Bell
- Gold, Glory and Custer - Prelude (1960) ... Col. Jonathan Bell (uncredited)
 1959 Mike Hammer (TV Series)
Carl Kunard / Emmett Gates
- A Haze on the Lake (1959) ... Carl Kunard
- Swing Low, Sweet Harriet (1959) ... Emmett Gates
 1959 Bronco (TV Series)
Capt. Amos Carr
- Prairie Skipper (1959) ... Capt. Amos Carr (as Lorne Green)
 1959 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Christopher Webb
- The Vivian Carter Story (1959) ... Christopher Webb
 1959 The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (TV Series)
Constable Barnaby
- Jailmates (1959) ... Constable Barnaby
 1959 The Third Man (TV Series)
Marcel Genet
- The Hollywood Incident (1959) ... Marcel Genet
 1958 Shirley Temple's Storybook (TV Series)
King Bertrand
- The Little Lame Prince (1958) ... King Bertrand
 1958 Suspicion (TV Series)
Monty
- Return from Darkness (1958) ... Monty
 1955-1958 Sailor of Fortune (TV Series)
Capt. Grant 'Mitch' Mitchell
- The Desert Bus (1958) ... Capt. Grant 'Mitch' Mitchell
- The Final Bargain (1958) ... Capt. Grant 'Mitch' Mitchell
- The Deserted Yacht (1958) ... Capt. Grant 'Mitch' Mitchell
- The King's Four Wives (1958) ... Capt. Grant 'Mitch' Mitchell
- Hearse at High Noon (1958) ... Capt. Grant 'Mitch' Mitchell
 1952-1958 Encounter (TV Series)
Casey / Tony Hartman / Laurent / ...
- Children of the Sun (1958) ... Casey
- High Man (1954)
- The Big Leap (1954) ... Tony Hartman
- Guilt (1953) ... Laurent
- The Vigil (1953) ... Saul of Tarsus
 1956-1958 Folio (TV Series)
Patiomkin / Henri / Beethoven
- Great Catherine (1958) ... Patiomkin
- The Unburied Dead (1957) ... Henri
- When Soft Voices Die (1956) ... Beethoven
 1953-1957 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Minister of the Interior / Dr. Madison West / Frank Leslie / ...
- Twenty-Four Hours (1957) ... Minister of the Interior
- The Cliff (1954) ... Dr. Madison West
- A Handful of Diamonds (1954) ... Frank Leslie
- 1984 (1953) ... Minister of Truth O'Brien
- Rendezvous (1953) ... Alexander Ferrando
 1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Lowell Williams
- The Edge of Innocence (1957) ... Lowell Williams
 1957 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
Col. Matthews
- The Medallion (1957) ... Col. Matthews
 1956 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Dallas
- Survival (1956) ... Dallas
 1956 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Angelo
- Flare-Up (1956) ... Angelo
 1956 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
Sheriff Gash
- Key Largo (1956) ... Sheriff Gash
 1956 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Mr. X
- Help Wanted (1956) ... Mr. X
 1955 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Gentry Morton
- Death Dream (1955) ... Gentry Morton
 1955 Star Stage (TV Series)
- The Toy Lady (1955)
 1955 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
Julius Caesar / Gorgas
- Wide, Wide World (1955) ... Julius Caesar
- Yellow Jack (1955) ... Gorgas
 1955 The Elgin Hour (TV Series)
Vernon Dyall
- Driftwood (1955) ... Vernon Dyall
 1955 Climax! (TV Series)
Dr. Charles Saunders
- Private Worlds (1955) ... Dr. Charles Saunders
 1954-1955 You Are There (TV Series)
Ludwig van Beethoven / William Pitt / Charles Stewart Parnell
- The Torment of Beethoven (October 6, 1802) (1955) ... Ludwig van Beethoven
- William Pitt's Last Speech to Parliament (1954) ... William Pitt
- The Fall of Parnell (December 6, 1890) (1954) ... Charles Stewart Parnell
 1954 Danger (TV Series)
Stranger
- Experiment with Death (1954) ... Stranger
 1953 Omnibus (TV Series)
Ed Bailey
- The Sojourner (1953) ... Ed Bailey
 1953 The Philip Morris Playhouse (TV Series)
Joe
- Journey to Nowhere (1953) ... Joe
 1953 Playbill (TV Series)
- Confession (1953)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Radio: Hosted "The Mutual Radio Theater" (Mutual). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 6 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Lorne Green

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on-air mistake during his radio days newscasts]: Western farmers are expecting their biggest crap in years. See more »

Trivia:

Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives." Volume Two, 1986-1990, pages 355-356. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999. See more »

Trademark:

Deep smooth commanding voice

Nickname:

The Voice of Canada See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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