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Peter Breck (1929–2012)


Primarily remembered as Barbara Stanwyck's rugged middle son, Nick Barkley, the handsome and strapping "loose cannon" on the popular action-driven TV western The Big Valley (1965), actor Peter Breck is a survivor who has gone through the ups and downs of not only his own personal life, but this tough business they call acting. Like Nick, Peter has... See full bio »

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 2002 John Doe (TV Series)
William Leverton
- Past Imperfect (2002) ... William Leverton
 1999 Enemy Action
Gen. Turner
 1998 The New Batman Adventures (TV Series)
Farmer Brown / Enoch Brown / Goat
- Critters (1998) ... Farmer Brown / Enoch Brown / Goat (voice)
 1997 L.A. Heat (TV Series)
Wayne Berry / Captain Crimestopper
- Captain Crimestopper (1997) ... Wayne Berry / Captain Crimestopper
 1996/I Lulu
 1996 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Kendal's Father
- Mind Over Matter (1996) ... Kendal's Father
 1995 Decoy
Wellington
 1993 Sworn to Vengeance (TV Movie)
Chief Kelly
 1991 Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus (TV Movie)
Chambers
 1991 I Still Dream of Jeannie (TV Movie)
Sahm-Ir
 1991 Highway 61
Mr. Watson
 1990 Terminal City Ricochet
Ross Glimore
 1981-1985 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
Reggie Marinak / Nick Barkley / Sheriff Owens
- The King of the Stuntmen (1985) ... Reggie Marinak
- The Human Torch (1981) ... Sheriff Owens
 1983 Masquerade (TV Series)
Senator Weyburn
- Girls for Sale (1983) ... Senator Weyburn
 1979-1982 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Colonel / Casey West
- The Angel's Triangle/Natchez Bound (1982) ... Colonel
- Cowboy/Substitute Wife (1979) ... Casey West
 1981 The Dukes of Hazzard (TV Series)
J.J. Sunday
- The Hack of Hazzard (1981) ... J.J. Sunday
 1980 The Incredible Hulk (TV Series)
Hull
- The Lottery (1980) ... Hull
 1979 The Secret Empire (TV Series)
Jesse Keller
- Powerhouse (1979) ... Jesse Keller
- Escape to the Stars ... Jesse Keller
 1978 Vega$ (TV Series)
Walter Melford
- Second Stanza (1978) ... Walter Melford
 1978 Black Beauty (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Halverson
 1977 The Six Million Dollar Man (TV Series)
Silver Cloud
- To Catch the Eagle (1977) ... Silver Cloud
 1975 S.W.A.T. (TV Series)
Marco
- Murder by Fire (1975) ... Marco
 1974 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
George Noland
- Downshift to Danger (1974) ... George Noland
 1973 A Man for Hanging (TV Movie)
Avery Porter
 1973 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series)
Mike Palmer
- Why Is a Crooked Letter (1973) ... Mike Palmer
 1972 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Harry Cordel
- Crack-Up (1972) ... Harry Cordel
 1971 Alias Smith and Jones (TV Series)
Chuck Morgan
- The Great Shell Game (1971) ... Chuck Morgan
 1964-1970 The Virginian (TV Series)
Lafe Harkness / Jess Carver
- Hannah (1970) ... Lafe Harkness
- Rope of Lies (1964) ... Jess Carver
 1965 The Glory Guys
Lt. Bunny Hodges
 1965 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Wiley Bondesen
- Connery's Hands (1965) ... Wiley Bondesen
 1963-1965 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Peter Warren / William Sherwood / Clay Elliot
- The Case of the Gambling Lady (1965) ... Peter Warren
- The Case of the Antic Angel (1964) ... William Sherwood
 1965 Branded (TV Series)
Crispo
 1964 Bonanza (TV Series)
Ward Bannister
- The Cheating Game (1964) ... Ward Bannister
 1963 Mr. Novak (TV Series)
Dr. Ted Dietrich
- A Feeling for Friday (1963) ... Dr. Ted Dietrich
 1963 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Sen. Orville
- O.B.I.T. (1963) ... Sen. Orville
 1963 Shock Corridor
Johnny Barrett
 1963 Hootenanny Hoot
Ted Grover
 1958-1963 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Jubal / Fly Hoyt
- The Odyssey of Jubal Tanner (1963) ... Jubal
- The Patsy (1958) ... Fly Hoyt
 1963 General Hospital (TV Series)
The Magus / Masters (1982)
 1962 Red Nightmare (Short)
Russian Officer
 1958-1962 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Claude 'Opie' Price / Mark Wade / Tim Winslow / ...
- Wolf, Cried the Blonde (1962) ... Claude 'Opie' Price
- Nightmare (1962) ... Mark Wade
- A Face in the Window (1961) ... Tim Winslow
- Lovely Lady, Pity Me (1958) ... Charles Dixon
 1961-1962 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Tony Chance / Sheriff Matt Kilgore / James Abbot
- Dark Decision (1962) ... Tony Chance
- Indian Gold (1962) ... Sheriff Matt Kilgore
- Legacy of the Lost (1961) ... James Abbot
 1962 The Gallant Men (TV Series)
Pvt. Draper
- Retreat to Concorde (1962) ... Pvt. Draper
 1958-1962 Lawman (TV Series)
Pete Bole / Hale Connors / First Ranchhand
- Jailbreak (1962) ... Pete Bole
- Trapped (1961) ... Hale Connors
- The Badge (1958) ... First Ranchhand
 1962 Lad: A Dog
Stephen Tremayne
 1961-1962 Surfside 6 (TV Series)
Harry Sturgis / Paul Burnette / Mark Goodwin
- Squeeze Play (1962) ... Harry Sturgis
- Portrait of Nicole (1962) ... Paul Burnette
- Thieves Among Honor (1961) ... Mark Goodwin
 1960-1962 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Ray Martins / Johnny Arnold / Lou Norris
- Aloha, Cricket (1962) ... Ray Martins
- Baker's Half Dozen (1960) ... Lou Norris
 1961 The Roaring 20's (TV Series)
Benny Lester / Buddy Benedict / Joe Peabody
- Everybody Loves Benny (1961) ... Benny Lester
- Big Town Blues (1961) ... Buddy Benedict / Joe Peabody
 1961 Portrait of a Mobster
Frank Brennan
 1958-1961 Bronco (TV Series)
Theodore Roosevelt / Jim Brandt
- Quest of the Thirty Dead (1958) ... Jim Brandt (uncredited)
 1960 The Beatniks
Mooney
 1960 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Theodore Roosevelt / Lt. John Stickney
- The Shadow Catcher (1960) ... Lt. John Stickney
 1959 Sea Hunt (TV Series)
Joe Gordon
- Treasure Hunt (1959) ... Joe Gordon
 1958-1959 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Roy Bancroft / Marshal / Sundance Kid
- Day of the Killing (1959) ... Roy Bancroft
- The Doctor Keeps a Promise (1958) ... Marshal
 1958 The Restless Gun (TV Series)
Brett Dixon
- Take Me Home (1958) ... Brett Dixon
 1958 I Want to Live!
Ben Miranda (uncredited)
 1958 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Alf Meadows
- The Tobias Jones Story (1958) ... Alf Meadows
 1958 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Kurt Sprague / Frank Weaver
- The Protégé (1958) ... Kurt Sprague
- The Teacher (1958) ... Frank Weaver
 1958 Highway Patrol (TV Series)
Whitey Sims
- Hostage (1958) ... Whitey Sims
 1958 Tombstone Territory (TV Series)
Sam Dixon
- The Lady Gambler (1958) ... Sam Dixon
 1958 Thunder Road
Stacey Gouge (uncredited)
 1958 The Court of Last Resort (TV Series)
Deputy Bart Styles
- The Mary Morales Case (1958) ... Deputy Bart Styles
 1957 The Gray Ghost (TV Series)
Dooley
- The Deserter (1957) ... Dooley
 1956 The Sheriff of Cochise (TV Series)
Doyle Ranker
- The Turkey Farmers (1956) ... Doyle Ranker
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Other Works:

Unsold pilot: Co-starred with Mike Road in a pilot for a police adventure series called "Las Vegas File" about two cops, one a Las Vegas police officer and the other a rural county sheriff, who cooperate to solve Nevada crimes.

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Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on his on- and off-screen chemistry with Barbara Stanwyck, who played Victoria Barkley]: I'd get chills, she would look at me with those eyes and our characters had a bond. Barbara was a tiger. See more »

Trivia:

Son of a traveling jazz musician. He was raised by his grandparents in Haverhill, Massachusetts. He served in the United States Navy. After his naval services, he studied drama and English at the University of Houston in Houston, Texas where he performed in theater productions at the Alley Theater in Houston, Texas before moving to the Arena Theater in Washington D.C. where Robert Mitchum saw him... See more »

Nickname:

Buddy

Star Sign:

Pisces

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