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Victor French (1934–1989)


Victor French was the son of a stuntman. His debut was a small role in Lassie (1954), uncredited. He had his first real acting experiences in western-films, where he usually played the "bad guy" due to his rather gruff look. This changed with Little House on the Prairie (1974), (as Isaiah Edwards). In 1977, he left Little House on the Prairie (... See full bio »

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 1984 Fame (TV Series)
Mr. Donlon
- The Home Front (1984) ... Mr. Donlon
 1982 An Officer and a Gentleman
Joe Pokrifiki
 1980-1981 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Sergeant Major Cheater B. Sweet / Scant Luther
- The Cherokee Trail (1981) ... Scant Luther
- The Ghosts of Buxley Hall: Part 2 (1980) ... Sergeant Major Cheater B. Sweet
- The Ghosts of Buxley Hall: Part 1 (1980) ... Sergeant Major Cheater B. Sweet
 1981 Choices
Gary Carluccio
 1980 The Ghosts of Buxley Hall (TV Movie)
Sergeant Major Cheater B. Sweet
 1980 The Golden Moment: An Olympic Love Story (TV Movie)
Anatoly Andreyev
 1980 Riding for the Pony Express (TV Movie)
Irving G. Peacock
 1977-1979 Carter Country (TV Series)
Chief Roy Mobey
- The Abominable Showman (1979) ... Chief Roy Mobey
- The Prisoner of Clinton Corners (1979) ... Chief Roy Mobey
- Teddy's Folly (1979) ... Chief Roy Mobey
- The Big Move: Part 3 (1979) ... Chief Roy Mobey
- The Big Move: Part 2 (1979) ... Chief Roy Mobey
 1976 Sara (TV Series)
Achille
- Mountain Man (1976) ... Achille
 1976 Petrocelli (TV Series)
Roy Caldwell
- The Pay Off (1976) ... Roy Caldwell
 1966-1975 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Eben Luken / Dibble Pugh / Sheriff Bo Harker / ...
- The Sharecroppers (1975) ... Dibble Pugh
- The Tarnished Badge (1974) ... Sheriff Bo Harker
- Matt's Love Story (1973) ... Les Dean
- This Golden Land (1973) ... Rouse Ruxton
- The Drummer (1972) ... Daniel Shay
 1974 The Tribe (TV Movie)
Mathis
 1974 The House on Skull Mountain
Dr. Andrew Cunningham
 1974 The Nickel Ride
Paddie
 1974 The Waltons (TV Series)
Curtis Norton
- The Fulfillment (1974) ... Curtis Norton
 1970-1974 Mannix (TV Series)
Matt Brandon / Carl Hastings
- The Dark Hours (1974) ... Matt Brandon
- Figures in a Landscape (1970) ... Carl Hastings
 1967-1973 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Riles / Vincent Roger Tobias / Lloyd Smit
- Town of Terror (1973) ... Riles
- Moment of Truth (1969) ... Vincent Roger Tobias
- False Witness (1967) ... Lloyd Smit
 1973 The Rookies (TV Series)
Crazy Marvin
- Deadly Cage (1973) ... Crazy Marvin
 1973 Kung Fu (TV Series)
Sheriff Aldon Pool
- The Ancient Warrior (1973) ... Sheriff Aldon Pool
 1973 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Reggie 'Reg' Norris
- Deathwatch (1973) ... Reggie 'Reg' Norris
 1972 Chato's Land
Martin Hall
 1972 The Other
Angelini
 1971 O'Hara, U.S. Treasury (TV Series)
Paris Kohler
- Operation: Deadhead (1971) ... Paris Kohler
 1968-1971 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Vic Hatcher / Leduc
- The Tram (1971) ... Vic Hatcher
- Trial by Fury (1968) ... Leduc
 1971 Longstreet (TV Series)
Hank Cottle
- One in the Reality Column (1971) ... Hank Cottle
 1971 Wild Rovers
Sheriff
 1962-1971 Bonanza (TV Series)
Jesse Potter / Tom Callahan / Aaron Gore / ...
- An Earthquake Called Callahan (1971) ... Tom Callahan
- The Horse Traders (1970) ... Jesse Potter
- Meena (1969) ... Jesse Potter
- The Burning Sky (1968) ... Aaron Gore
- Gallagher's Sons (1962) ... Conn
 1970 Rio Lobo
Ketcham
 1970 Dan August (TV Series)
Art Bowman
- When the Shouting Dies (1970) ... Art Bowman
 1970 Flap
Sgt. Rafferty (Sheriff's Dept.)
 1967-1970 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Ess / Blue Belly Sangster
- How to Become a Goddess (1970) ... Ess
- The Landlords (1970) ... Ess
- Love and Equity (1969) ... Ess
- The Ballad of Sidewinder and Cherokee (1967) ... Blue Belly Sangster
 1970 Cutter's Trail (TV Movie)
Alex Bowen
 1969 Death of a Gunfighter
Phil Miller
 1969 Lancer (TV Series)
Travis Caudle
- The Measure of a Man (1969) ... Travis Caudle
 1968 Gentle Ben (TV Series)
Turner
- Ben the Champ (1968) ... Turner
 1967 The Danny Thomas Hour (TV Series)
Detective
- The Zero Man (1967) ... Detective
 1967 Cimarron Strip (TV Series)
Rafe Coleman
- Till the End of Night (1967) ... Rafe Coleman
 1967 The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series)
Tony
- Robin Hood and the Sheriff (1967) ... Tony
 1967 Captain Nice (TV Series)
Anthony
- The Week They Stole Payday (1967) ... Anthony
 1967 Iron Horse (TV Series)
Harry Cleary
- Decision at Sundown (1967) ... Harry Cleary
 1967 F Troop (TV Series)
Cpl. Matt Delaney
- The Day They Shot Agarn (1967) ... Cpl. Matt Delaney
 1967 Tarzan (TV Series)
Cotonasos
- A Pride of Assassins (1967) ... Cotonasos
 1966 The Hero (TV Series)
Fred Gilman
- My Favorite Father (1966) ... Fred Gilman
- Who Needs a Friend in Need (1966) ... Fred Gilman
- The Truth Never Hurts (1966) ... Fred Gilman
- I Wouldn't Wish it on a Dog (1966) ... Fred Gilman
- If You Loved Me, You'd Hate Me (1966) ... Fred Gilman
 1966 Branded (TV Series)
Sheriff
- Kellie (1966) ... Sheriff
 1965-1966 Lassie (TV Series)
Surveyor / Joe
- The Untamed Land (1966) ... Surveyor
- Charlie Banana (1965) ... Joe
 1966 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Louis Baptiste
- Hugh Glass Meets the Bear (1966) ... Louis Baptiste
 1966 Batman (TV Series)
Hood No. I
- A Death Worse Than Fate (1966) ... Hood No. I
 1965 My Favorite Martian (TV Series)
Mugs Carson
- Loralei Brown vs. Everybody (1965) ... Mugs Carson
 1965 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Dr. Wood
- The Man from Quasilia (1965) ... Dr. Wood
 1965 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Charlie
- Welcome Home, Dear Anna (1965) ... Charlie
 1965 Slattery's People (TV Series)
Peter Lindler
- The Hero (1965) ... Peter Lindler
 1965 Rawhide (TV Series)
Bartender
- The Vasquez Woman (1965) ... Bartender (uncredited)
 1965 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Arnold
- The Night of a Thousand Eyes (1965) ... Arnold (uncredited)
 1965 Mister Ed (TV Series)
Murphy
- Anybody Got a Zebra? (1965) ... Murphy
 1965 Hogan's Heroes (TV Series)
Commando
- Kommandant of the Year (1965) ... Commando
 1965 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Beal
- The Silver Lady (1965) ... Beal
 1964 No Time for Sergeants (TV Series)
Leonard
- The $100, 000 Canteen (1964) ... Leonard
 1962-1964 The Virginian (TV Series)
Michael / Roy
- The Secret of Brynmar Hall (1964) ... Michael
- The Accomplice (1962) ... Roy
 1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
The Murderer
- A Hero for Our Times (1963) ... The Murderer
 1963 Temple Houston (TV Series)
Willie Harrod
- Letter of the Law (1963) ... Willie Harrod
 1963 Spencer's Mountain
Spencer Brother (uncredited)
 1963 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Deputy Collins
- Stranger from the Sea (1963) ... Deputy Collins
 1963 The Dakotas (TV Series)
Larrimore
- Fargo (1963) ... Larrimore
 1963 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Floyd Dillon
- The Long Way Home (1963) ... Floyd Dillon
 1963 The Quick and the Dead
Milo Riley
 1962 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
Mike
- The New Office (1962) ... Mike
 1961 The Clown and the Kid
Patrolman #1 (uncredited)
 1961 Hazel (TV Series)
Bailiff
- A Matter of Principle (1961) ... Bailiff
 1961 Two Faces West (TV Series)
- The Noose (1961)
 1960 The Magnificent Seven
Front Office Clerk (uncredited)
 1955 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series)
Bill's Henchman
- Human Nature Through a Rear View Mirror (1955) ... Bill's Henchman
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In 1973, he co-starred in an unsold television pilot for ABC called "Operation Hang-Ten." The plot involved a young, athletic police officer (played by Christopher Stone) who worked undercover at venues where criminals victimize adventurous, athletic youths. French played Stone's supervisor.

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Trivia:

Victor French is the great uncle to TV/film actress Kristin M. Meade and was her inspiration to follow in his footsteps. Kristin always knew Victor as "Uncle Eddie" because of his role in Little House as Mr. Edwards, the town's silly wisecracking drunk. See more »

Nickname:

Uncle Eddie

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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