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James Drury was born on April 18, 1934 in New York City, New York, USA as James Child Drury. He is an actor, known for The Virginian (1962), Forbidden Planet (1956) and Ride the High Country (1962). He has been married to Carl Ann Head since July 30, 1979. He was previously married to Phyllis Mitchell and Cristall Othoneos (Orton). See full bio »
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 2015 Billy and the Bandit (TV Movie) (post-production)
Grandpa
 2000 The Virginian (TV Movie)
Rider
 1995-1996 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (TV Series)
Doctor / Deacon
- Chill Ride (1996) ... Doctor
- Gunfighters (1995) ... Deacon
 1994 Maverick
Riverboat Poker Player (uncredited)
 1985 The All American Cowboy (TV Movie)
Host / Marshal
 1983 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
The Virginian
 1971-1972 Alias Smith and Jones (TV Series)
Sheriff Tankersley / Sheriff Lom Trevors
- The Long Chase (1972) ... Sheriff Tankersley
- Alias Smith and Jones (1971) ... Sheriff Lom Trevors
 1971 The Devil and Miss Sarah (TV Movie)
Gil Turner
 1971 Ironside (TV Series)
Al
- The Professionals (1971) ... Al
 1962-1971 The Virginian (TV Series)
The Virginian
- Jump-Up (1971) ... The Virginian
- Wolf Track (1971) ... The Virginian (credit only)
- The Regimental Line (1971) ... The Virginian (credit only)
 1971 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Auctioneer
- The Auction (1971) ... Auctioneer
 1970 Breakout (TV Movie)
Joe Baker
 1968 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
Mr. Clifton, Ticket Agent
- A Thief Is a Thief (1968) ... Mr. Clifton, Ticket Agent
 1967 The Young Warriors
Sergeant Cooley
 1962 Ride the High Country
Billy Hammond
 1962 Third of a Man
Emmet
 1960-1962 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Cole Crawford / Justin Claiborne
- The Cole Crawford Story (1962) ... Cole Crawford
- The Bleymier Story (1960) ... Justin Claiborne
 1962 The Detectives (TV Series)
Adrian
- Walk a Crooked Line (1962) ... Adrian
 1961 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Eddy King
- The Case of the Missing Melody (1961) ... Eddy King
 1959-1961 Rawhide (TV Series)
Rance / Johnny Adler / Kenley
- Incident of the Boomerang (1961) ... Johnny Adler
- Incident with an Executioner (1959) ... Kenley
 1961 Stagecoach West (TV Series)
Stace
- Blind Man's Bluff (1961) ... Stace
 1958-1961 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Spicer / Lloyd Carpenter
- Death Trap (1961) ... Spicer
 1961 Michael Shayne (TV Series)
Eddie
- No Shroud for Shayne (1961) ... Eddie
 1960-1961 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Bob Prentiss / Tony
- The Preliminaries (1961) ... Bob Prentiss
- Linda (1960) ... Tony
 1955-1961 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Tom / Johnny Red / Jerry Cass / ...
- Old Faces (1961) ... Tom
- Johnny Red (1959) ... Johnny Red
- Change of Heart (1959) ... Jerry Cass
- Reed Survives (1955) ... Booth Rider
 1960 The Rebel (TV Series)
Paul Travers / Bert Pace
- Vindication (1960) ... Paul Travers
- Fair Game (1960) ... Bert Pace
 1960 Ten Who Dared
Walter Powell
 1960 Bourbon Street Beat (TV Series)
Joe Darle
- Wall of Silence (1960) ... Joe Darle
 1960 Lock Up (TV Series)
Frank Crotty
- The Case of Frank Crotty (1960) ... Frank Crotty
 1960 Men Into Space (TV Series)
Maj. Nick Alborg
- Tankers in Space (1960) ... Maj. Nick Alborg
 1959 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Joe Plato
- Ten Feet of Nothing (1959) ... Joe Plato
 1959 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Bill Magruder
- The Imposter (1959) ... Bill Magruder
 1959 Black Saddle (TV Series)
Neal Adams
- Client: Neal Adams (1959) ... Neal Adams
 1959 Lawman (TV Series)
Clay Troop / Stan Bates
- The Gang (1959) ... Clay Troop
- The Outsider (1959) ... Stan Bates
 1959 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (TV Series)
Harding Jr.
- Murder at the Mansion (1959) ... Harding Jr.
 1959 Trackdown (TV Series)
John Ward
- Stranger in Town (1959) ... John Ward
 1959 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Tony DeVries
- Hunt the Man Down (1959) ... Tony DeVries
 1959 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Deputy Joe Monroe
- Elfego Baca, Attorney at Law (1959) ... Deputy Joe Monroe
 1958-1959 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Roy Richards / Jess McHugh
- Welcome Home a Stranger (1959) ... Roy Richards
- Wire (1958) ... Jess McHugh
 1959 Good Day for a Hanging
Paul Ridgely
 1958 Bronco (TV Series)
John Smith
- Freeze-Out (1958) ... John Smith
 1958 Flight (TV Series)
 1958 The Texan (TV Series)
Johnny Kaler
- The Troubled Town (1958) ... Johnny Kaler
 1958 The Silent Service (TV Series)
Exec. Officer Charlie Masters
- The Sandshark Story (1958) ... Exec. Officer Charlie Masters
 1958 Bitter Heritage (TV Movie)
Jesse James, Jr.
 1958 Decision (TV Series)
The Virginian
 1958 The Walter Winchell File (TV Series)
Eddie Perkins
- The Dice of Fortune: File #34 (1958) ... Eddie Perkins
 1958 Man Without a Gun (TV Series)
- Aftermath (1958)
 1958 Broken Arrow (TV Series)
Tanny
- Power (1958) ... Tanny
 1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Jesse James
 1958 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Michael Grimes
- The Right Kind of House (1958) ... Michael Grimes
 1956 Love Me Tender
Ray Reno
 1956 The Last Wagon
Lt. Kelly
 1956 Forbidden Planet
Crewman Strong
 1956 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
Anton Cavrek
- In Times Like These (1956) ... Anton Cavrek
 1956 Diane
Lieutenant (uncredited)
 1955 The Tender Trap
Eddie
 1955 Cameo Theatre (TV Series)
- The Grown Ones (1955)
 1955 Love Me or Leave Me
Assistant Director (uncredited)
 1955 Blackboard Jungle
Hospital Attendant (uncredited)
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Wrote the foreword for "Back in the Saddle: Essays on Western Film and Television Actors", Gary Yoggy, ed. (McFarland, 1998). See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

One comes to mind, right off the bat, I was a brand new contract player at MGM, in 1954, and I was 20-years-old, and the studio undertook to make a property called: Raintree County (1957), with Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor. And I wanted the Montgomery Clift role much, and I told everybody about it that I wanted to play. I read the book, and I thought it was a wonderful role and I wanted ... See more »

Trivia:

In 1997 and 2003, he was a guest at the Western Film Fair in Charlotte, North Carolina. At the 2003 show, he was reunited with "Virginian" cast members Gary Clarke, Randy Boone, and Roberta Shore. See more »

Trademark:

Smoky, gravelly voice. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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