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Earl Holliman

Louisiana-born actor Earl Holliman, after a stint in the Navy, studied at UCLA and the Pasadena Playhouse before earning his break in the Martin/Lewis comedy Scared Stiff (1953). He gained clout after portraying a variety of young, manly characters in rugged westerns and war drama, ranging from dim and/or good-natured to overly impulsive and/or ... See full bio »
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 2000 The Perfect Tenant
Arthur Michaels
 2000 Chicken Soup for the Soul (TV Series)
- Summer School (2000) ... Gramps
 1999 Bad City Blues
Joe Gags
 1997 NightMan (TV Movie)
Frank Dominus
 1996 Captain Planet and the Planeteers (TV Series)
- Never the Twain Shall Meet (1996) ... Milton (voice)
 1991-1994 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Wayne Platte / Sheriff J.T. Tanner
- Roadkill (1994) ... Wayne Platte
- Who Killed J.B. Fletcher? (1991) ... Sheriff J.T. Tanner
 1992 In the Heat of the Night (TV Series)
Dr. Lambert
- Last Rights (1992) ... Dr. Lambert
 1990 Empty Nest (TV Series)
Mike Bradovitch
- Harry's Excellent Adventure (1990) ... Mike Bradovitch
 1987 Gunsmoke: Return to Dodge (TV Movie)
Jake Flagg
 1987 American Harvest (TV Movie)
Krab Hogan
 1986 Hotel (TV Series)
Owen McDermott
- Separations (1986) ... Owen McDermott
 1983 The Thorn Birds (TV Mini-Series)
Luddie Mueller
- Part 4 (1983) ... Luddie Mueller
- Part 3 (1983) ... Luddie Mueller
- Part 1 (1983) ... Luddie Mueller (credit only)
 1982 Country Gold (TV Movie)
Wade Purcell
 1981 Sharky's Machine
Donald Hotchkins
 1980 Where the Ladies Go (TV Movie)
 1979 The Solitary Man (TV Movie)
Dave Keyes
 1979 CHiPs (TV Series)
Earl Holliman
- Roller Disco: Part 2 (1979) ... Earl Holliman (uncredited)
 1979 Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff
Ed Eckles
 1977 Alexander: The Other Side of Dawn (TV Movie)
Ray Church
 1974 Police Story (TV Series)
Sergeant Charlie Ryan
- Fingerprint (1974) ... Sergeant Charlie Ryan
 1974 I Love You... Good-bye
Tom Chandler
 1974 Cry Panic (TV Movie)
Sheriff Ross Cabot
 1973 Trapped (TV Movie)
David Moore
 1973 The Six Million Dollar Man: Wine, Women and War (TV Movie)
Harry Donner
 1973 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Chris Conway
- The Stamp of Death (1973) ... Chris Conway
 1966-1973 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Frank / Drake Faron / Walker Carr / ...
- The Pay-Off (1973) ... Frank
- Dynasty of Hate (1971) ... Drake Faron
- The Quest (1970) ... Walker Carr
- Special Delivery (1966) ... Robert Charles Porter
 1970-1973 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Cal Winslow / Cal Finch
- The Boy and the Bronc Buster: Part 2 (1973) ... Cal Winslow
- The Boy and the Bronc Buster: Part 1 (1973) ... Cal Winslow
- Smoke: Part 2 (1970) ... Cal Finch
- Smoke: Part 1 (1970) ... Cal Finch
 1971-1973 Medical Center (TV Series)
Brent / Dr. Ian Hayton
- Impact (1973) ... Brent
- Suspected (1971) ... Dr. Ian Hayton
 1969-1973 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Boone Shadler / Will Hackett / Will Smith
- Shadler (1973) ... Boone Shadler
- Hackett (1970) ... Will Hackett
- A Man Called 'Smith' (1969) ... Will Smith
 1972 The Rookies (TV Series)
Easy Wyatt
- A Very Special Piece of Ground (1972) ... Easy Wyatt
 1971 Alias Smith and Jones (TV Series)
- The Day They Hanged Kid Curry (1971) ... Wheat
- Alias Smith and Jones (1971) ... Wheat
 1971 Cannon (TV Movie)
 1971/I Montserrat (TV Movie)
 1971 Ironside (TV Series)
Gordy Brokaw
- The Target (1971) ... Gordy Brokaw
 1970 Tribes (TV Movie)
 1970 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
Major Arlin McCoy
- Situation Red (1970) ... Major Arlin McCoy
 1970 Smoke (TV Movie)
Cal Finch
 1969 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Father Hugh
- Neither Punch nor Judy (1969) ... Father Hugh
 1969 The Desperate Mission (TV Movie)
Shad Clay
 1968 Anzio
Platoon Sgt. Abe Stimmler
 1968 The Power
Prof. Talbot Scott aka Scotty
 1968 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
Sheriff Lonny Querido
- No Law Against Murder (1968) ... Sheriff Lonny Querido
 1967 A Covenant with Death
Brian Talbot
 1967 Custer (TV Series)
Dan Samuels
- Pursued (1967) ... Dan Samuels
 1965 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Charley Judd
- The Good Guys and the Bad Guys (1965) ... Charley Judd
 1965 Slattery's People (TV Series)
Major Roger Dyne
- The Hero (1965) ... Major Roger Dyne
 1965 The Virginian (TV Series)
- Ring of Silence (1965) ... Wiley
 1965 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Capt. Bob Hill
- Wings of Hope (1965) ... Capt. Bob Hill
 1965 12 O'Clock High (TV Series)
Lt. Paul Stiger
- The Ticket (1965) ... Lt. Paul Stiger
 1965 Bonanza (TV Series)
Sherman Clegg
- The Flannel-Mouth Gun (1965) ... Sherman Clegg
 1964 The Great Adventure (TV Series)
Will Cross
- Teeth of the Lion (1964) ... Will Cross
 1962 Checkmate (TV Series)
Jack Quentin
- The Bold and the Tough (1962) ... Jack Quentin
 1962 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
David Seymour
- The Troubled Heart (1962) ... David Seymour
 1962 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Mitch Guthrie
 1962 Bus Stop (TV Series)
Allan Stumbo
- The Stubborn Stumbos (1962) ... Allan Stumbo
 1961 Summer and Smoke
Archie Kramer
 1961 Westinghouse Presents: The Dispossessed (TV Movie)
 1961 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Paul Williams
- Killer in the House (1961) ... Paul Williams
 1961 Armored Command
 1959 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Mike Ferris
- Where Is Everybody? (1959) ... Mike Ferris
 1959 Last Train from Gun Hill
Rick Belden
 1959 The Trap
Tippy Anderson
 1958 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
Les Tranier
- Silent Thunder (1958) ... Les Tranier
 1957-1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Robin Tripp / Capt. Volodney
- The Return of Ansel Gibbs (1958) ... Robin Tripp
- The Dark Side of the Earth (1957) ... Capt. Volodney
 1958 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Wayne Pilgrim
- The Lady Died at Midnight (1958) ... Wayne Pilgrim
 1958 Hot Spell
John Henry 'Buddy' Duval Jr.
 1957 Don't Go Near the Water
Adam Garrett
 1957 Trooper Hook
Jeff Bennett
 1957 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
Tom Cotterell
- The Man with the Pointed Toes (1957) ... Tom Cotterell
 1957 Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
Charles Bassett
 1956 The Rainmaker
Jim Curry
 1956 Giant
'Bob' Dace
 1956 The Burning Hills
Mort Bayliss
 1955 The Big Combo
 1954 The Bridges at Toko-Ri
Nestor Gamidge
 1954 Broken Lance
Denny Devereaux
 1954 Tennessee Champ
Happy Jackfield
 1953 East of Sumatra
Cupid (as Henry Earl Holliman)
 1953 Devil's Canyon
 1953 Scared Stiff
Elevator Operator (uncredited)
 1953 The Girls of Pleasure Island
Marine (uncredited)
 1953 Destination Gobi
Frank Swenson (uncredited)
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Unsold pilot: Starred in a sitcom pilot for ABC called "The Burtons Ahead" where he played a businessman who takes his family on an extended vacation in Europe. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Henry Earl Holliman


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He is a resident of Studio City, California. See more »


Portrayed adventurous men, macho types, and often simple souls. See more »

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