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Edgar Buchanan (1903–1979)


At the age of seven, he and his family moved to Oregon. After studying at the University of Oregon, he followed in his father's footsteps and became a dentist, graduating from North Pacific Dental College. From 1929 to 1937, he practiced oral surgery in Eugene, Oregon. He then moved his practice to Altadena, CA. There he joined the Pasadena ... See full bio »

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 1974 Benji
Bill
 1973 Love, American Style (TV Series)
The judge 'brockmerton' (segment "love and the family hour")
- Love and the Cryptic Gift/Love and the Family Hour/Love and the Legend/Love and the Sexpert (1973) ... The judge 'brockmerton' (segment "love and the family hour")
 1972 The Partridge Family (TV Series)
Judge McElwreath
- M is for the Many Things (1972) ... Judge McElwreath
 1971-1972 Cade's County (TV Series)
J.J. Jackson / J. J. Jackson
- The Witness (1972) ... J.J. Jackson
- The Fake (1972) ... J.J. Jackson
- Blackout (1972) ... J.J. Jackson
- Jessie (1972) ... J.J. Jackson
- Ragged Edge (1972) ... J.J. Jackson
 1971 Yuma (TV Movie)
Mules McNeil
 1971 The Virginian (TV Series)
Teddy Birdwell
- The Legacy of Spencer Flats (1971) ... Teddy Birdwell
 1970 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Hargis
 1970 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Felson
- Little Bear Died Running (1970) ... Felson
 1969 Angel in My Pocket
Axel Gresham
 1967 Welcome to Hard Times
Brown
 1966 Gunpoint
Bull
 1965 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series)
Luke
- Luke and the Tenderfoot (1965) ... Luke
 1965 The Man from Button Willow
Sorry (voice)
 1965 The Rounders
Vince Moore
 1963 A Ticklish Affair
Captain Martin / Gramps
 1963 Donovan's Reef
Boston Attorney Francis X. O'Brien
 1962-1963 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Judge Wilfred Manning / Steve Devitt
- To Each His Own Prison (1963) ... Judge Wilfred Manning
- The Administrator (1962) ... Steve Devitt
 1962-1963 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
York / Dan Witter
- Old York (1963) ... York
- Old Dan (1962) ... Dan Witter
 1962-1963 The Lloyd Bridges Show (TV Series)
Andrew Jackson Tyree / Doc
- Tyrees of Capitol Hill (1963) ... Andrew Jackson Tyree
- Just Married (1962) ... Doc
 1957-1963 Leave It to Beaver (TV Series)
Uncle Billy Cleaver / Captain Jack
- Uncle Billy's Visit (1963) ... Uncle Billy Cleaver
- Uncle Billy (1960) ... Uncle Billy Cleaver
- Captain Jack (1957) ... Captain Jack
 1962 Dennis the Menace (TV Series)
Mr. Meekin
- Dennis and the Hermit (1962) ... Mr. Meekin
 1962 Wide Country (TV Series)
Uncle Walt Guthrie
- Good Old Uncle Walt (1962) ... Uncle Walt Guthrie
 1958-1962 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Judge Edward Daley / Andy Templet
- The Case of the Lurid Letter (1962) ... Judge Edward Daley
- The Case of the Perjured Parrot (1958) ... Andy Templet
 1962 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Noah Cardiff
- Man in an Hourglass (1962) ... Noah Cardiff
 1960-1962 Laramie (TV Series)
Cletus McBain / Tully Casper / Doc / ...
- The Long Road Back (1962) ... Cletus McBain
- Stolen Tribute (1961) ... Tully Casper
- Men of Defiance (1960) ... Doc
- Saddle and Spur (1960) ... Calico
 1962 Stoney Burke (TV Series)
Commissioner Dawes
- Fight Night (1962) ... Commissioner Dawes
 1962 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Crab Holman
- Flashing Spikes (1962) ... Crab Holman
 1960-1962 Route 66 (TV Series)
Magistrate Abe Chumley / Jack McConkle
- Journey to Nineveh (1962) ... Magistrate Abe Chumley
- The Beryllium Eater (1960) ... Jack McConkle
 1960-1962 Outlaws (TV Series)
Neely / Nulty
- All in a Day's Work (1962) ... Neely
- Starfall: Part 1 (1960) ... Nulty
 1962 Thriller (TV Series)
Doc O'Connor
- 'Til Death Do Us Part (1962) ... Doc O'Connor
 1962 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Doc Bolton
- The Last Rites of Jeff Myrtlebank (1962) ... Doc Bolton
 1961 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Henry Wheeler
- Aunt Bee's Brief Encounter (1961) ... Henry Wheeler
 1959-1961 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Doc J. Burrage / Doc Burrage / Grandpa Fogarty
- The Long Goodbye (1961) ... Grandpa Fogarty
- The Trade (1959) ... Doc Burrage
 1961 Bus Stop (TV Series)
Judge Neal
- The Man from Bootstrap (1961) ... Judge Neal
 1961 The Comancheros
Circuit Court Judge Thaddeus Jackson Breen
 1961 The Bob Cummings Show (TV Series)
 1961 The Tall Man (TV Series)
Archie Keogh
- The Judas Palm (1961) ... Archie Keogh
 1961 Devil's Partner
Doc Lucas
 1961 Tammy Tell Me True
Judge Carver
 1961 The Barbara Stanwyck Show (TV Series)
Judge Franklin
- A Man's Game (1961) ... Judge Franklin
 1960-1961 Bonanza (TV Series)
John Henry Hill / Hallelujah Hicks
- Sam Hill (1961) ... John Henry Hill
- The Trail Gang (1960) ... Hallelujah Hicks
 1961 National Velvet (TV Series)
Grandpa Harwell
- Grandpa Returns (1961) ... Grandpa Harwell
- Grandpa (1961) ... Grandpa Harwell
 1961 Klondike (TV Series)
Sam Perkins
- The Golden Burro (1961) ... Sam Perkins
 1958-1961 Maverick (TV Series)
Red Daniels / Sheriff Hadley / Col. Hamilton / ...
- The Cactus Switch (1961) ... Red Daniels
- Hadley's Hunters (1960) ... Sheriff Hadley
- Easy Mark (1959) ... Col. Hamilton
- Duel at Sundown (1959) ... Jed Christianson
- Island in the Swamp (1958) ... Daddy David Forge
 1960 Chartroose Caboose
Woodrow 'Woody' Watts
 1960 Riverboat (TV Series)
Wingate Pardee
- Duel on the River (1960) ... Wingate Pardee
 1960 Cimarron
Judge Neal Hefner
 1957-1960 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Ben Mattox / Thaddeus Briscoe
- The Jane Hawkins Story (1960) ... Ben Mattox
- The John Darro Story (1957) ... Thaddeus Briscoe
 1960 Stagecoach West (TV Series)
Lum Jensen
- Red Sand (1960) ... Lum Jensen
 1960 Assignment: Underwater (TV Series)
Charlie Noble
- Charlie Noble's Pearl (1960) ... Charlie Noble
 1960 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
Cactus Charlie
- Debt of Honor (1960) ... Cactus Charlie
 1960 Bronco (TV Series)
'Pop' Ben Owens
- Winter Kill (1960) ... 'Pop' Ben Owens
 1960 Four Fast Guns
Dipper
 1959 Stump Run
Buck Gaskin
 1959 The Deputy (TV Series)
Isbel
- Man of Peace (1959) ... Isbel
 1959 Edge of Eternity
Sheriff Edwards
 1959 Hound-Dog Man
Doc Cole
 1959 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Pops
- Coyote Moon (1959) ... Pops
 1959 It Started with a Kiss
Congressman Richard Tappe
 1959 Whirlybirds (TV Series)
Burton
- The Perfect Crime (1959) ... Burton
 1955-1959 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Timothy Dwight / Doctor / Parson Meacham / ...
- The Indian Giver (1959) ... Timothy Dwight
- Silent Ambush (1958) ... Doctor
- Bargain Bride (1957) ... Parson Meacham
- The Road That Led Afar (1956) ... Preacher Bailey
 1958-1959 The Californians (TV Series)
Major / Dutch
- One Ton of Peppercorns (1959) ... Major
- The Golden Bride (1958) ... Dutch
 1959 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
Chester Blake / Pop Michaels
- Amos Carter (1959) ... Chester Blake
- Railroaded (1959) ... Pop Michaels
 1959 Trackdown (TV Series)
Tully Saxon
- The Trick (1959) ... Tully Saxon
 1959 Lawman (TV Series)
Jess Miller
- The Captives (1959) ... Jess Miller
 1958 Cimarron City (TV Series)
Shanty
- Kid on a Calico Horse (1958) ... Shanty
 1958 26 Men (TV Series)
 1958 The Millionaire (TV Series)
William Eliot Vaughan
- The William Vaughan Story (1958) ... William Eliot Vaughan
 1958 The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (TV Series)
Jasper Stokes
- Hayride Ahoy (1958) ... Jasper Stokes
 1958 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Dan Ferris
- Birthday Present (1958) ... Dan Ferris
 1958 The Restless Gun (TV Series)
Sheriff Jeb Barnes / Ethan Greenfield
- The Gold Star (1958) ... Sheriff Jeb Barnes
- Aunt Emma (1958) ... Ethan Greenfield
 1958 The Sheepman
Milt Masters
 1956-1958 The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (TV Series)
Park Commissioner / Judge Willoughby
- Old Band Pavilion (1958) ... Park Commissioner
- Fifty Dollar Bill (1956) ... Judge Willoughby
 1958 The Adventures of Jim Bowie (TV Series)
Ringtail Jack
- Deaf Smith (1958) ... Ringtail Jack
 1958 Day of the Badman
Sam Wyckoff
 1957 Climax! (TV Series)
Spencer
- Deadly Climate (1957)
- Avalanche at Devil's Pass (1957) ... Spencer
 1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Henry Maguire
- Switch Station (1957) ... Henry Maguire
 1957 The Christophers (TV Series)
John Augustus
- Sentence Deferred (1957) ... John Augustus
 1957 Spoilers of the Forest
Tom Duncan
 1956 Crossroads (TV Series)
Bart Alden
- The Lamp of Father Cataldo (1956) ... Bart Alden
 1956 Strange Stories (TV Series)
- Con Game (1956)
 1956 Telephone Time (TV Series)
Horace Greeley
- Harry in Search of Himself (1956) ... Horace Greeley
 1953-1956 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series)
Captain Critch / Captain Chris
- Danny's Birthday (1956) ... Captain Critch
- The Sea Captain (1953) ... Captain Chris
 1956 Come Next Spring
Mr. Canary
 1955 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
Sub Doyal
- The Brush Roper (1955) ... Sub Doyal
 1955 Luke and the Tenderfoot (TV Series)
Luke Herkimer
- John Wesley Hardin (1955) ... Luke Herkimer
- The Boston Kid (1955) ... Luke Herkimer
 1955 Wichita
Doc Black
 1955 The Lonesome Trail
Dan Wells
 1955 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Papa Mumby
- The Mumbys (1955) ... Papa Mumby
 1953-1955 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
Horace Greeley / Doc Mathew
- Stay On, Stranger (1955) ... Doc Mathew
- The Tenderfoot (1953)
 1955 The Silver Star
Will 'Bill' Dowdy (as Edgar Buchanon)
 1955 Rage at Dawn
Judge
 1954 Destry
The Honorable Hiram J. Sellers, Mayor
 1954 Dawn at Socorro
Sheriff Cauthen
 1954 Human Desire
Alec Simmons
 1954 Make Haste to Live
Sheriff Lafe
 1954 She Couldn't Say No
Ed Meeker
 -1954 Crown Theatre with Gloria Swanson (TV Series)
Uncle Harry
- Uncle Harry (1954) ... Uncle Harry
 1954 Waterfront (TV Series)
Oscar Hanline
- Sea Bells (1954) ... Oscar Hanline
 1953 Shane
Fred Lewis
 1952 Toughest Man in Arizona
Jim Hadlock
 1952 Wild Stallion
John Wintergreen
 1952 The Big Trees
Walter 'Yukon' Burns
 1952 Flaming Feather
Sgt. O'Rourke
 1951 Silver City
Dutch Surrency
 1951 Cave of Outlaws
Dobbs
 1951 Rawhide
Sam Todd
 1951 The Bigelow Theatre (TV Series)
- Dear Amanda (1951)
 1950 Hollywood Theatre Time (TV Series)
- Country Editor (1950)
 1950 Devil's Doorway
Zeke Carmody
 1950 The Big Hangover
Uncle Fred Mahoney
 1950 Cargo to Capetown
Sam Bennett
 1949 Lust for Gold
Wiser
 1949 Red Canyon
Jonah Johnson
 1949 The Walking Hills
Old Willy
 1948 The Untamed Breed
John Rambeau
 1948 The Man from Colorado
Doc Merriam
 1948 Coroner Creek
Sheriff O'Hea
 1948 Best Man Wins
Jim Smiley
 1948 Adventures in Silverado
Dr. Hendersonn, aka The Monk
 1948 The Wreck of the Hesperus
George Lockhart
 1948 The Swordsman
Angus MacArden
 1947 Framed
Jeff Cunningham
 1947 The Sea of Grass
Jeff, Cook on Brewton Ranch
 1946 If I'm Lucky
Darius J. Magonnagle
 1946 Renegades
Kirk Dembrow
 1946 The Walls Came Tumbling Down
Rev. George Bradford
 1946 Perilous Holiday
George Richards
 1946 Abilene Town
Sheriff 'Bravo' Trimble
 1946 The Fighting Guardsman
Pepe, Bandit-Valet
 1944 Strange Affair
Lt. Washburn
 1944 The Impatient Years
Judge
 1944 Buffalo Bill
Sgt. Chips McGraw
 1943 Destroyer
Kansus Jackson
 1943 Good Luck, Mr. Yates
Jonesey Jones
 1943 The Desperadoes
Uncle Willie McLeod
 1943 City Without Men
Judge Michael T. Mallory
 1942 The Talk of the Town
Sam Yates
 1942 Tombstone: The Town Too Tough to Die
Curly Bill Brocious
 1941 You Belong to Me
Billings
 1941 Texas
Buford 'Doc' Thorpe
 1941 The Richest Man in Town
Pete Martin
 1941 Her First Beau
Elmer Tuttle
 1941 Penny Serenade
Applejack Carney
 1940 When the Daltons Rode
Narrator / Old-Timer (uncredited)
 1940 The Sea Hawk
Ben Rollins (uncredited)
 1940 Escape to Glory
Charles Atterbee
 1940 Tear Gas Squad
Cousin Andy
 1940 Three Cheers for the Irish
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1939 My Son Is Guilty
Dan, Bartender
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Unsold pilot: Co-starred with Arthur Hunnicutt in a sitcom pilot for CBS called "Lum and Abner" about a pair of Ozark storekeepers. See more »

Alternate Names:

Edgar Buchanon

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Trivia:

He met his wife at dentistry school in Toronto, where she also studied to become a dentist. See more »

Trademark:

Gravelly Voice

Star Sign:

Pisces

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