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Don Megowan (1922–1981)


Don Megowan was born on May 24, 1922 in Inglewood, California, USA. He was an actor, known for Blazing Saddles (1974), The Beachcomber (1962) and The Werewolf (1956). He was married to Alva Megowan and Betty Eleanor Wright. He died on June 26, 1981 in Panorama City, California. See full bio »

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Known For

Blazing Saddles
Blazing Saddles Gum Chewer
(1974)
The Beachcomber
The Beachcomber Captain Huckabee
(1962)
The Werewolf
The Werewolf Sheriff Jack Haines
(1956)
The Creation of the Humanoids
The Creation of the Humanoids Capt. Kenneth Cragis
(1962)

Filmography

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 1979 Mrs. R's Daughter (TV Movie)
Larsen
 1979 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Rancher
- Seance/Treasure (1979) ... Rancher
 1977 The Great Gundown
Baldy
 1975 The Kansas City Massacre (TV Movie)
Boss Stinger
 1960-1975 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Lolo Grimes / Lucas / Mike / ...
- Hard Labor (1975) ... Mike
- The Town Tamers (1974) ... Michael
- The River: Part 2 (1972) ... Lolo Grimes
- The River: Part 1 (1972) ... Lolo Grimes
- Waste: Part 2 (1971) ... Lucas
 1974 Truck Turner
Garrity
 1974 Melvin Purvis G-MAN (TV Movie)
Hamburger Stand Man
 1974 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
- Foul Play (1974)
 1974 Blazing Saddles
Gum Chewer
 1974 Scream of the Wolf (TV Movie)
Grant
 1973 Kung Fu (TV Series)
Quinn
- The Elixir (1973) ... Quinn
 1954-1970 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Hank Manning / Sheriff Holmes / Jim Clegg / ...
- The Contract (1970) ... Hank Manning
- The Dragon of Gold Hill (1970) ... Sheriff Holmes
- The Sage Hen (1968) ... Jim Clegg
- The Thirty-Caliber Town (1968) ... Abel Green
- A Wrangler's Last Ride (1967) ... Buck
 1970 Here's Lucy (TV Series)
Customs Inspector
- Lucy and Viv Visit TiJuana (1970) ... Customs Inspector
 1969 Get Smart (TV Series)
Murphy
- Smart Fell on Alabama (1969) ... Murphy
 1967 Border Lust
 1967 Cowboy in Africa (TV Series)
Sims
- To Build a Beginning (1967) ... Sims
 1966 Tarzan (TV Series)
Rafelson
- The Ultimate Duel (1966) ... Rafelson
 1965 A Man Called Shenandoah (TV Series)
Johnny Kyle
- Town on Fire (1965) ... Johnny Kyle
 1965 The Lucy Show (TV Series)
Chuck Casey
- Lucy the Stunt Man (1965) ... Chuck Casey
 1965 Petticoat Junction (TV Series)
Freddie
 1965 Branded (TV Series)
Carruthers
- Price of a Name (1965) ... Carruthers
 1964 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Hermann Boehm
- The Sisters O'Hannrahan (1964) ... Hermann Boehm
 1964 The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series)
Monster
- Clampett City (1964) ... Monster
 1959-1964 Rawhide (TV Series)
Abraham Claybank / Corporal Cochran / Jack Viner
- Incident of the Rusty Shotgun (1964) ... Abraham Claybank
- The Deserters' Patrol (1962) ... Corporal Cochran
- Incident in No Man's Land (1959) ... Jack Viner
 1963 The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (TV Series)
Ed Matlock
- The Day of the Giants (1963) ... Ed Matlock
 1963 For Love or Money
Gregor Garrison
 1959-1963 Bonanza (TV Series)
Mase Sindell / John C. Regan
- A Woman Lost (1963) ... Mase Sindell
- The Magnificent Adah (1959) ... John C. Regan
 1962 The Beachcomber (TV Series)
Captain Huckabee
- Paradise Lost (1962) ... Captain Huckabee
- Roll of Thunder (1962) ... Captain Huckabee
- A Rooster Named Red (1962) ... Captain Huckabee
- The Two-Sided Triangle (1962) ... Captain Huckabee
- The Search for Robert Herrick (1962) ... Captain Huckabee
 1962 The Creation of the Humanoids
Capt. Kenneth Cragis
 1962 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Jason McKendrick
- Flight from Escondido (1962) ... Jason McKendrick
 1962 Bus Stop (TV Series)
Bob Stumbo
- The Stubborn Stumbos (1962) ... Bob Stumbo
 1956-1961 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Matt Nelson / Marshal Tom Grant / Wes McQueen / ...
- Storm Center (1961) ... Matt Nelson
- The Beholden (1961) ... Marshal Tom Grant
- Reprieve (1959) ... Wes McQueen
- Dead to Rights (1958) ... Gregg Dewey
- Hired Gun (1957) ... Kiley Rand
 1961 The Tall Man (TV Series)
Galt
- The Leopard's Spots (1961) ... Galt
 1961 The Case of the Dangerous Robin (TV Series)
- Java (1961)
 1961 Two Faces West (TV Series)
 1957-1961 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Sean Hennessey / Jess Winn
- The Nellie Jefferson Story (1961) ... Sean Hennessey
- The Julie Gage Story (1957) ... Jess Winn
 1961 The Americans (TV Series)
Lt. Fairfax
- Reconnaissance (1961) ... Lt. Fairfax
 1960 The Best of the Post (TV Series)
Clyde
- The Murderer (1960) ... Clyde
 1960 Lawman (TV Series)
Rafe Curry
- The Post (1960) ... Rafe Curry
 1960 The Deputy (TV Series)
Tim Brandon
- Bitter Root (1960) ... Tim Brandon
 1960 Angel (TV Series)
Dick
 1960 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Dorf
- Seven (1960) ... Dorf
 1959-1960 Laramie (TV Series)
Clint Gentry / Terry Mulligan
- Men of Defiance (1960) ... Clint Gentry
- Bare Knuckles (1959) ... Terry Mulligan
 1960 La strada dei giganti
Clint Farrell
 1960 The Yank (TV Movie)
Bush Kane
 1959 Fury (TV Series)
Nick
- The Map (1959) ... Nick
 1959 The Jayhawkers!
China
 1958-1959 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Soldier O'Malley / Ben Thompson
- The Warrior's Return (1959) ... Soldier O'Malley
- Hide Jumpers (1958) ... Ben Thompson
 1958-1959 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Abe Huston / Ben Stacy / Wichita Walker / ...
- First, Catch a Tiger (1959) ... Abe Huston
- Homecoming (1959) ... Ben Stacy
- Something to Live For (1958) ... Wichita Walker
- The Prize Fight Story (1958) ... Oren Gilliam
 1959 Markham (TV Series)
Beau 'Bull' Bowen
- Deadline Date (1959) ... Beau 'Bull' Bowen
 1959 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series)
Tom Tanner
- The Actress (1959) ... Tom Tanner
 1959 U.S. Marshal (TV Series)
Ben Thompson
- Grandfather (1959) ... Ben Thompson
 1958-1959 The Californians (TV Series)
Clay Kendall / Arthur
- The First Gold Brick (1959) ... Clay Kendall
- Halfway House (1958) ... Arthur
 1958 Maverick (TV Series)
Red / Mr. Grayson
- The Spanish Dancer (1958) ... Red (uncredited)
- Diamond in the Rough (1958) ... Mr. Grayson (uncredited)
 1958 The Buccaneer
Pirate with Axe (uncredited)
 1958 Cimarron City (TV Series)
The Beast / Perry Dunlap / Grant Budinger
- Beast of Cimarron (1958) ... The Beast / Perry Dunlap
- Terror Town (1958) ... Grant Budinger
 1958 Money, Women and Guns
John Briggs
 1958 A Lust to Kill
Cheney Holland
 1958 The Man Who Died Twice
T.J. Brennon
 1958 Snowfire
Mike McGowan
 1958 The Silent Service (TV Series)
Lt. Jack Laboon
- Peto Plucks Some Chickens (1958) ... Lt. Jack Laboon
 1958 Cool and Lam (TV Movie)
John Harbet
 1958 Counterspy (TV Movie)
David Harding
 1957 Colt .45 (TV Series)
Deputy Pete Dawson
- The Gypsies (1957) ... Deputy Pete Dawson
 1957 The Story of Mankind
Early Man
 1954-1957 Climax! (TV Series)
- Tunnel of Fear (1957)
 1957 Hell Canyon Outlaws
Henchman Walt
 1957 The O. Henry Playhouse (TV Series)
Texan
- The Buyer from Cactus City (1957) ... Texan
 1957 The Delicate Delinquent
Policeman (uncredited)
 1957 Studio 57 (TV Series)
- Explosion (1957)
 1957 Crossroads (TV Series)
Big Jim Carrados
- Lone Star Preacher (1957) ... Big Jim Carrados
 1956 Gun the Man Down
Ralph Farley
 1956 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Hank Curtis
- The End of the Week (1956) ... Hank Curtis
 1956 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Yankee Sergeant
- The Enemies (1956) ... Yankee Sergeant
 1956 Warner Brothers Presents (TV Series)
- Strange World (1956)
 1956 The Werewolf
Sheriff Jack Haines
 1956 The Great Locomotive Chase
Marion A. Ross
 1955-1956 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Marion A. Ross / William Travis
- Behind the Scenes with Fess Parker (1956) ... Marion A. Ross
 1956 Anything Goes
Henri (uncredited)
 1955 A Lawless Street
Dooley Brion
 1955 The Star and the Story (TV Series)
K.O. Kranton
- The Man Who Was Dead (1955) ... K.O. Kranton
 1955 The Man Behind the Badge (TV Series)
Ludell
- The Case of the Silent War (1955) ... Ludell
 1955 To Catch a Thief
Detective at Costume Ball (uncredited)
 1953-1955 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
 1955 My Little Margie (TV Series)
 1955 The Shining Beacon (TV Movie)
Charlemagne
 1955 Captain Fathom (TV Movie)
Captain Fathom
 1954 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Cherokee Smith
- Stage to Tishomingo (1954) ... Cherokee Smith
 1954 Rocky Jones, Space Ranger (TV Series)
Poli
- Blast-Off: Chapter I (1954) ... Poli
 1954 Prince Valiant
Sir Lancelot (uncredited)
 1953 Sangaree
River Pirate (uncredited)
 1951 The Kid from Amarillo
Rakim
 1951 On the Loose
Club Emerald Headwaiter (uncredited)
 1951 The Mob
Bruiser - Big Longshoreman at Union Hall (uncredited)
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To supplement his income, he managed apartment buildings in the North Hollywood area. He also was a restaurateur, owning and operating Johnny's Bar and Grill on Lankershim Boulevard in North Hollywood. After that closed he opened Megowan's Clubhouse, which specialized in hamburgers and lasagna, also in North Hollywood. This he owned until his death in 1981. See more »

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