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Don Durant (1932–2005)

The "fastest gun in all the West" and the poster boy for "tall, dark and handsome:, Don Durant was best known for his title role in the CBS western series Johnny Ringo (1959). Born Donald Allison Durae on November 20, 1932, in Long Beach, California, he spent some of his youth in Riverside as well as on a large cattle ranch in Elko, Nevada. His ... See full bio »

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Johnny Ringo
Johnny Ringo Johnny Ringo
She Gods of Shark Reef
She Gods of Shark Reef Lee Johnston
Sergeant Preston of the Yukon
Sergeant Preston of the Yukon Jack Elders / Jack Flynn / Sam Tanner
Wagon Train
Wagon Train Lucas / Victor Harp


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 1957-1963 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Lucas / Victor Harp
- The Kitty Pryer Story (1963) ... Victor Harp
- The Cliff Grundy Story (1957) ... Lucas
- The John Darro Story (1957) ... Lucas
 1963 Arrest and Trial (TV Series)
Lt. Green
- Tears from a Silver Dipper (1963) ... Lt. Green
 1963 Wide Country (TV Series)
Jim Bonham
- Yanqui, Go Home! (1963) ... Jim Bonham
 1963 Laramie (TV Series)
Gandy Ross
- No Place to Run (1963) ... Gandy Ross
 1962 The Virginian (TV Series)
Capt. Larry Langhorne
- Riff-Raff (1962) ... Capt. Larry Langhorne
 1962 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
- The Twelve Hour Caper (1962) ... Lowe
 1962 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Gregory Walker
- A Piano in the House (1962) ... Gregory Walker
 1958-1959 Trackdown (TV Series)
Frank Dooley / Bobby Carlyle
- Quiet Night in Porter (1959) ... Frank Dooley
- Killer Take All (1958) ... Bobby Carlyle
 1958-1959 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Johnny Ringo / Vern Mitchell
- Man Alone (1959) ... Johnny Ringo
- The Tall Shadow (1958) ... Vern Mitchell
 1959 Rescue 8 (TV Series)
Norris Pauson
- Forty Five Fathoms, Dead or Alive (1959) ... Norris Pauson
 1959 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (TV Series)
Pat Sharkey
- Body of the Crime (1959) ... Pat Sharkey
 1959 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
Vic Warsaw
- The Spurs (1959) ... Vic Warsaw
 1958 Man with a Camera (TV Series)
Howard Dorn
- Double Negative (1958) ... Howard Dorn
 1958 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Johnny Woodruff Starr / Gary Marshall
- The Case of the Jilted Jockey (1958) ... Johnny Woodruff Starr
- The Case of the Desperate Daughter (1958) ... Gary Marshall
 1958 Colgate Theatre (TV Series)
 1958 She Gods of Shark Reef
Lee Johnston
 1958 The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (TV Series)
Philip Casper
- Susanna and the Pirates (1958) ... Philip Casper
 1957 Maverick (TV Series)
Jody Collins
- Hostage (1957) ... Jody Collins
 1957 Suspicion (TV Series)
- The Story of Marjorie Reardon (1957) ... Billy
 1957 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
- Father and Son Night (1957) ... Mark
 1957 State Trooper (TV Series)
Ronnie Mann
- Ride Til You Die (1957) ... Ronnie Mann
 1957 The Silent Service (TV Series)
Lt. (jg) Jim Calvert
- The Jack at Tokyo (1957) ... Lt. (jg) Jim Calvert
 1956-1957 Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (TV Series)
Sam Tanner / Jack Elders / Jack Flynn
- The Black Ace (1957) ... Sam Tanner
- Limping King (1956) ... Jack Elders
- Phantom of Phoenixville (1956) ... Jack Flynn
 1956 The Ray Anthony Show (TV Series)
 1956 West Point (TV Series)
Cadet Stan Colson
- Double Reverse (1956) ... Cadet Stan Colson
 1955 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
- Jack Is a Contestant (1955) ... Sailor
 1955 Battle Cry
Marine (uncredited)
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Show Show Self (1 credit)
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Unsold pilot: Starred in a pilot for a western series that aired as an episode of "Zane Grey Theater" Zane Grey Theater: Knight of the Sun (1961). See more »


6' 2" (1.88 m)

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Children: daughter Heidi and son Jeffrey. See more »

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