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Leo Gordon (I) (1922–2000)

Big, burly, character actor, one of the toughest of screen heavies, Leo Gordon's powerful physique, combined with his deep, menacing voice, was guaranteed to strike fear into the heart of even the bravest screen hero. Director Don Siegel, who used Gordon in his prison film Riot in Cell Block 11 (1954), once said that "Leo Gordon was the scariest ... See full bio »

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 1994 Maverick
Poker Player (as Leo V. Gordon)
 1994 SeaQuest 2032 (TV Series)
Smith
- Whale Song (1994) ... Smith
 1990 Mob Boss (Video)
Don O'Reily
 1990 Wiseguy (TV Series)
Charlie Boden
- Brrump-Bump (1990) ... Charlie Boden (as Leo V. Gordon)
- Sanctuary (1990) ... Charlie Boden (as Leo V. Gordon)
 1990 Alienator
Col. Coburn
 1989 War and Remembrance (TV Mini-Series)
Gen. Omar Bradley
- Part 9 (1989) ... Gen. Omar Bradley (as Leo V. Gordon)
 1988 Saturday the 14th Strikes Back
The Evil One (as Leo V. Gordon)
 1988 Big Top Pee-wee
Joe the Blacksmith (as Leo V. Gordon)
 1987-1988 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Bjorn Johnston
- Split Decision (1988) ... Bjorn Johnston (as Leo V. Gordon)
- Ewe Can't Go Home Again (1987) ... Bjorn Johnston (as Leo V. Gordon)
 1987 Moonlighting (TV Series)
Warden Cosgrove
- Cool Hand Dave: Part 2 (1987) ... Warden Cosgrove (as Leo V. Gordon)
 1987 The Garbage Pail Kids Movie
Guard #1 (as Leo V. Gordon)
 1987 Magnum, P.I. (TV Series)
Croquet Player
- The People vs. Orville Wright (1987) ... Croquet Player (as Leo V. Gordon)
 1985 The All American Cowboy (TV Movie)
 1985 Savage Dawn
Sheriff
 1985 Fame (TV Series)
Myron Leach
- Bronco Bob Rides Again (1985) ... Myron Leach
 1983 The Rousters (TV Series)
Unhappy Gun Buyer
- The Rousters (1983) ... Unhappy Gun Buyer (as Leo V. Gordon)
 1983 The Rousters (TV Movie)
Unhappy Gun Buyer
 1983 Fire and Ice
Jarol
 1983 M.A.D.D.: Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (TV Movie)
Officer Horvath
 1983 Bog
Dr. John Warren
 1983 The Winds of War (TV Mini-Series)
General 'Train' Anderson
- The Changing of the Guard (1983) ... General 'Train' Anderson (as Leo V. Gordon)
- Of Love and War (1983) ... General 'Train' Anderson (as Leo V. Gordon)
 1981 Enos (TV Series)
Sgt. Theodore Kirk / Sgt. Kick
- Forever Blowing Bubbles (1981) ... Sgt. Theodore Kirk (as Leo V. Gordon)
- Cops at Sea (1981) ... Sgt. Kick (as Leo V. Gordon)
 1980-1981 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Chief Guard / The Bartender
- The Searcher/The Way We Weren't (1981) ... Chief Guard
- The Love Doctor/Pleasure Palace/Possessed (1980) ... The Bartender
 1980 Rage! (TV Movie)
Cal's Father
 1980 Tenspeed and Brown Shoe (TV Series)
Joe Kingman
 1979 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Milo Stavroupolis
- The King Is Dead (1979) ... Milo Stavroupolis
 1979 The Dukes of Hazzard (TV Series)
Devere / Rocky Marlowe
- The Meeting (1979) ... Devere
- Deputy Dukes (1979) ... Rocky Marlowe
 1978-1979 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Charles Martell / Charlie Martell / Clark Streeter
- Lions, Tigers, Monkeys and Dogs: Part 2 (1979) ... Charlie Martell (as Leo V. Gordon)
- Black Mirror: Part 2 (1978) ... Charles Martell
- Black Mirror: Part 1 (1978) ... Charles Martell
- Heartaches of a Fool (1978) ... Clark Streeter
 1978 Son of Hitler
Tuennes
 1978 The Lucifer Complex
Norris (uncredited)
 1976 Nashville Girl
Burt
 1975 Cannon (TV Series)
Jack Danvers
- A Touch of Venom (1975) ... Jack Danvers
 1975 Far Out Space Nuts (TV Series)
Head of the Droneks
- It's All in Your Mind (1975) ... Head of the Droneks
 1975 Barbary Coast (TV Series)
Chief Macdonald Keogh
- The Barbary Coast (1975) ... Chief Macdonald Keogh (as Leo V. Gordon)
 1971-1975 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Ken Quinnlan / Cleve / Carl Carney / ...
- Grand Theft Auto (1975) ... Ken Quinnlan
- Trouble in the Bank (1974) ... Cleve
- Hot Spell (1972) ... Carl Carney
- Million Dollar Bluff (1971) ... Jennings Thornton
- Log 165: Once a Cop (1971) ... Jack Donohoe
 1974 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Drunk Driver
- Diamond Run (1974) ... Drunk Driver
 1956-1974 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Badger / Job Snelling / Hargis / ...
- The Town Tamers (1974) ... Badger
- A Quiet Day in Dodge (1973) ... Job Snelling
- No Tomorrow (1972) ... Hargis
- No Chip (1960) ... Hutch Dolan
- Hack Prine (1956) ... Hack Prine
 1973 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Sgt. Lewis
- The Other Martin Loring (1973) ... Sgt. Lewis
 1973 Hec Ramsey (TV Series)
Shaneley
- The Mystery of Chalk Hill (1973) ... Shaneley
 1973 Bonnie's Kids
Charley
 1972 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Eddie Suslow
- The Thirty-Year Pin (1972) ... Eddie Suslow
 1971-1972 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Keller / Unit Leader
- Kill Gently, Sweet Jessie (1972) ... Keller
- Kicks Incorporated (1971) ... Unit Leader
 1971 The Trackers (TV Movie)
Higgins
 1971 O'Hara, U.S. Treasury (TV Series)
Harry Wilson
- Operation: Hijack (1971) ... Harry Wilson
 1971 Alias Smith and Jones (TV Series)
Ebenezer
- Smiler with a Gun (1971) ... Ebenezer
 1971 The Bold Ones: The Lawyers (TV Series)
Adolph Zinner
- The Search for Leslie Grey (1971) ... Adolph Zinner
 1962-1970 The Virginian (TV Series)
Loma Bartender / Big Jim Lafferty / Jack Scratch
- Hannah (1970) ... Loma Bartender
- The Hour of the Tiger (1964) ... Big Jim Lafferty
- West (1962) ... Jack Scratch
 1970 McCloud (TV Series)
Officer Shannen
- Horse Stealing on Fifth Avenue (1970) ... Officer Shannen
 1970 You Can't Win 'Em All
Bolek
 1969 The Outcasts (TV Series)
Mark Fenner
- The Town That Wouldn't (1969) ... Mark Fenner
 1968 Buckskin
Travis
 1959-1968 Bonanza (TV Series)
Fargo Taylor / Forsythe / Early Thorne
- Blood Tie (1968) ... Fargo Taylor
- The Deadly Ones (1962) ... Forsythe
- Death on Sun Mountain (1959) ... Early Thorne
 1968 The High Chaparral (TV Series)
Lije Driskill
- Gold Is Where You Leave It (1968) ... Lije Driskill
 1967 Lassie (TV Series)
Bob Stokes
- Showdown (1967) ... Bob Stokes
 1967 Hostile Guns
Hank Pleasant
 1967 Devil's Angels
Sheriff Henderson
 1967 Tarzan (TV Series)
Bull Thomas
- The Circus (1967) ... Bull Thomas
 1967 Mr. Terrific (TV Series)
Archie Thompson
- Stanley the Fighter (1967) ... Archie Thompson
 1967 Tobruk
Sgt. Krug
 1967 Rango (TV Series)
 1966 Pistols 'n' Petticoats (TV Series)
Cyrus Breech
- Cards Anyone (1966) ... Cyrus Breech
 1965-1966 Laredo (TV Series)
Wayne Emerson / Moose
- The Land Slickers (1966) ... Wayne Emerson
- Lazyfoot, Where Are You? (1965) ... Moose
 1966 Beau Geste
Krauss
 1966 The Night of the Grizzly
Cass Dowdy
 1965 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Silas Morgan
- A Rope for Mingo (1965) ... Silas Morgan
 1965 Get Smart (TV Series)
Grillak
- School Days (1965) ... Grillak
 1965 12 O'Clock High (TV Series)
M / Sgt. Caber McVaigh
- The Loneliest Place in the World (1965) ... M / Sgt. Caber McVaigh
 1965 The Dictator's Guns
Morrison
 1965 The Girls on the Beach
Second Waiter (uncredited)
 1963-1965 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Bender
- No Gun Behind His Badge (1965) ... Bender
- The Debt (1963)
 1964 Kitten with a Whip
Enders
 1959-1964 Rawhide (TV Series)
Chris Jenson / Daggett
- The Lost Herd (1964) ... Chris Jenson
- Incident of the Valley in Shadow (1959) ... Daggett
 1964 Arrest and Trial (TV Series)
Fred Kordiak
- Those Which Love Has Made (1964) ... Fred Kordiak
 1963-1964 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Jolly Boy / Biggie
- The Square Peg (1964) ... Jolly Boy
- The House Next Door (1963) ... Biggie
 1964 The Great Adventure (TV Series)
McCanles
 1963 Kings of the Sun
Hunac Ceel
 1963 McLintock!
Jones
 1963 Temple Houston (TV Series)
Charles Grimm
- Toll the Bell Slowly (1963) ... Charles Grimm
 1963 The Haunted Palace
Edgar Weeden / Ezra Weeden
 1958-1963 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Stack Wade / Abe Jordan
- Which Way'd They Go? (1963) ... Stack Wade
- The Angry Gun (1958) ... Abe Jordan
 1963 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Luke Comstock
- High Noon in Mayberry (1963) ... Luke Comstock
 1962 Ripcord (TV Series)
- The Losers (1962)
 1955-1962 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Dan Gibson / Greg Kirby / Lou Santell / ...
- Vengeance Is Mine (1962) ... Dan Gibson
- The Idol (1962) ... Greg Kirby
- Death Deals the Hand (1956) ... Lou Santell / McCarthy
- The Outlander (1955) ... George MacDonald
 1962 Empire (TV Series)
Jake
- The Tall Shadow (1962) ... Jake
 1962 Tarzan Goes to India
Bryce, Head Engineer
 1962 The Intruder
Sam Griffin
 1959-1962 Bronco (TV Series)
Nero Hollister / Barnaby Spence
- Destinies West (1962) ... Nero Hollister
- The Soft Answer (1959) ... Barnaby Spence
 1962 The Nun and the Sergeant
Dockman
 1957-1961 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Frank Lambert / Adam Kemper / Nick Breese
- Trackback (1961) ... Frank Lambert
- Jeff Davis' Treasure (1960) ... Adam Kemper
- The Hasty Gun (1957) ... Nick Breese (as Leo V. Gordon)
 1961 Whispering Smith (TV Series)
Bigley
- Trial of the Avengers (1961) ... Bigley
 1961 The Roaring 20's (TV Series)
Damian
- Million Dollar Suit (1961) ... Damian
 1961 Lawman (TV Series)
Bull Nickerson
- Whiphand (1961) ... Bull Nickerson
 1961 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series)
Miggles Hannegan
- The Shooting Starts (1961) ... Miggles Hannegan
 1957-1961 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Moley / Harkness / Bert Talman / ...
- The Last Judgment (1961) ... Moley
- The Sanctuary (1960) ... Harkness
- The Fifth Man (1959) ... Bert Talman
- Winchester Quarantine (1957) ... Clyde McNally
 1961 The Brothers Brannagan (TV Series)
Burt Hanna
- A Very Special Woman (1961) ... Burt Hanna
 1961 Coronado 9 (TV Series)
Kyte
- Run, Shep, Run (1961) ... Kyte
 1960 Checkmate (TV Series)
Harry Briggs
- The Murder Game (1960) ... Harry Briggs
 1960 Route 66 (TV Series)
Bernie Duncan
- Legacy for Lucia (1960) ... Bernie Duncan
 1960 Dan Raven (TV Series)
Regis
- Japanese Sandbag (1960) ... Regis
 1960 Outlaws (TV Series)
Hutch
- The Rape of Red Sky (1960) ... Hutch
 1960 Laramie (TV Series)
Rafe
- Ride into Darkness (1960) ... Rafe
 1958-1960 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
Red Eric Peterson / Joe Quince
- Law of the Land (1960) ... Red Eric Peterson
- Dude's Folly (1958) ... Joe Quince
 1960 Mr. Lucky (TV Series)
Killer
- Election Bet (1960) ... Killer
 1960 The Alaskans (TV Series)
Tracy
- Calico (1960) ... Tracy
 1960 Noose for a Gunman
Link Roy
 1957-1960 Tombstone Territory (TV Series)
Ben Jensen / Pete Carter
- The Kidnapping (1960) ... Ben Jensen
- Guns of Silver (1957) ... Pete Carter
 1960 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Pops Gantry / Whitey
- Head of Fire: Feet of Clay (1960) ... Pops Gantry
- The St. Louis Story (1960) ... Whitey
 1960 Law of the Plainsman (TV Series)
Rand
- The Show-Off (1960) ... Rand
 1960 Tightrope (TV Series)
Charlie Carson
- Big Business (1960) ... Charlie Carson
 1960 The Deputy (TV Series)
Evan Sloate
- The Border Between (1960) ... Evan Sloate
 1959 Five Fingers (TV Series)
Lenska
- The Man Who Got Away (1959) ... Lenska
 1959 The Jayhawkers!
Jake Barton
 1959 Lock Up (TV Series)
Ed Sparks
- Stakeout (1959) ... Ed Sparks
 1959 The Big Operator
Danny Sacanzi
 1959 Man Without a Gun (TV Series)
Matt Bercie
- The Shaving Mug (1959) ... Matt Bercie
 1959 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Charles Duncan
- The Case of the Dangerous Dowager (1959) ... Charles Duncan
 1958-1959 26 Men (TV Series)
Sal Dupino
- Showdown (1959) ... Sal Dupino
- Run No More (1958)
 1959 Fury (TV Series)
Fred Berry
- Ten Dollars a Head (1959) ... Fred Berry
 1958 Tales of the Texas Rangers (TV Series)
Joe Brock
- Desert Fury (1958) ... Joe Brock
 1958 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Outlaw Bill / Bill
- Texas John Slaughter: Ambush in Laredo (1958) ... Outlaw Bill (credit only)
- Texas John Slaughter (1958) ... Bill
 1958 Yancy Derringer (TV Series)
Lance Carter
- The Belle from Boston (1958) ... Lance Carter
 1958 Escort West
Trooper Vogel
 1958 The Rough Riders (TV Series)
Maj. Adams
- The Imposters (1958) ... Maj. Adams
 1958 Frontier Doctor (TV Series)
Zip Wyatt
- Three Wanted Men (1958) ... Zip Wyatt
 1958 Apache Territory
Zimmerman
 1958 Ride a Crooked Trail
Sam Mason
 1958 The Cry Baby Killer
Man in Crowd (uncredited)
 1958 Target (TV Series)
Joe Burns
- Police Doctor (1958) ... Joe Burns
 1958 The Notorious Mr. Monks
Chip Klamp
 1956-1958 State Trooper (TV Series)
Dan Quirk / Ed Munger
- Death on Wheels (1958) ... Dan Quirk
- The Hills of Homicide (1956) ... Ed Munger
 1958 Sea Hunt (TV Series)
Panicky Miner
- Flooded Mine (1958) ... Panicky Miner
 1958 Official Detective (TV Series)
Joe Kirk
- Hijackers (1958) ... Joe Kirk
 1957 Casey Jones (TV Series)
Deputy Marshal Martin Croy
- Layover at Jamestown (1957) ... Deputy Marshal Martin Croy
 1957 The Tall Stranger
Stark
 1957 The Walter Winchell File (TV Series)
Robinson
- The Witness (1957) ... Robinson
 1957/I Man in the Shadow
Chet Huneker
 1957 Black Patch
Hank Danner
 1957 Lure of the Swamp
Steggins, Insurance Investigator
 1957 The Restless Breed
Cherokee
 1956-1957 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Tim Thatcher / Joe Bendito
- Harbor Patrol (1957) ... Tim Thatcher
- Assignment Champ (1956) ... Joe Bendito
 1957 Soldiers of Fortune (TV Series)
Buck / Zimmer
- Crew of the Dolly 'D' (1957) ... Buck
- A Gift of Death (1957) ... Zimmer
 1956 Broken Arrow (TV Series)
Will Carr
- The Raiders (1956) ... Will Carr
 1956 7th Cavalry
Vogel
 1956 Navy Log (TV Series)
Smokey
- The Big A (1956) ... Smokey
 1956 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Jed Scott
- You Only Run Once (1956) ... Jed Scott
 1956 Circus Boy (TV Series)
Hank Miller
 1956 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
Tom Martin
- High Air (1956) ... Tom Martin
 1956 Johnny Concho
Mason
 1956 Sneak Preview (TV Series)
- Merry-Go-Round (1956)
 1956 Great Day in the Morning
Zeff Masterson
 1956 Crusader (TV Series)
- A Quiet Town (1956)
 1956 The Man Who Knew Too Much
Chauffeur (uncredited)
 1956 Chevron Hall of Stars (TV Series)
Gibbons
- A Matter of Nerve (1956) ... Gibbons
 1956 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Augie
- Tabloid (1956) ... Augie
 1955-1956 Frontier (TV Series)
Pauk / Brandon / Lou
- The Big Dry (1956) ... Pauk
- Ferdinand Meyer's Army (1955) ... Brandon
- Paper Gunman (1955) ... Lou
 1954-1956 The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (TV Series)
Pete Cregar / Garth / Charlie
- The Third Rider (1956) ... Pete Cregar
- The White Buffalo (1955) ... Garth
- Wolf Cry (1954) ... Charlie
 1956 The Steel Jungle
Lupo
 1956 Red Sundown
Rod Zellman
 1956 The Conqueror
Tartar Captain
 1955 Man with the Gun
Ed Pinchot
 1955 Crossroads (TV Series)
Sgt. Leroy
- With All My Love (1955) ... Sgt. Leroy
 1955 Studio 57 (TV Series)
- Win a Cigar (1955)
 1955 Tennessee's Partner
The Sheriff
 1955 Robbers' Roost
Jeff
 1955 Soldier of Fortune
Big Matt
 1955 Santa Fe Passage
Tuss McLawery
 1955 Seven Angry Men
Martin White
 1955 Ten Wanted Men
Frank Scavo
 1955 Waterfront (TV Series)
Alec / Throop
- Harbor Bound (1955) ... Alec
- Floating Bottle ... Throop
 1954 The Bamboo Prison
Pike
 1954 The Yellow Mountain
Drake
 1954 The Egyptian
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1954 Stories of the Century (TV Series)
Bill Doolin
- The Doolin Gang (1954) ... Bill Doolin
 1954 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
- The Paper Sword (1954)
 1954 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
 1954 Riot in Cell Block 11
Crazy Mike Carnie
 1953-1954 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Leonard
- The Ming Lama (1953) ... Leonard
 1953 Hondo
Ed Lowe
 1953 Gun Fury
Tom 'Jess' Burgess
 1953 City of Bad Men
Russell (uncredited)
 1953 China Venture
Sgt. Hank Janowicz
 1953 My Hero (TV Series)
- The Duel (1953)
 1952 The Blue and White Lamp (TV Movie) (as Leo V. Gordon)
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Alternate Names:

Leo V. Gordon | Gordon Leo V

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Westerns are fundamental . . . the morality play. There's a good guy and a bad guy. You know which is which. You don't have to go into the psyche to find out his parents were abusive . . . [the heavy is] the guy people remember. You get more recognition.

Trivia:

Father, with Lynn Cartwright, of daughter, Tara Gordon.

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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