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Merlin Olsen (1940–2010)


Merlin Olsen was born on September 15, 1940 in Logan, Utah, USA. He was an actor, known for Father Murphy (1981), Little House on the Prairie (1974) and The Undefeated (1969). He was married to Susan Wakely. He died on March 11, 2010 in Duarte, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Father Murphy
Father Murphy John Michael Murphy
(1981-1983)
Little House on the Prairie
Little House on the Prairie Jonathan Garvey
(1977-1981)
The Undefeated
The Undefeated Little George
(1969)
Mitchell
Mitchell Benton
(1975)

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 1988 Circle of Love (TV Movie)
Aaron Miller
 1984 Time Bomb (TV Movie)
Jake Calahan
 1982 The Juggler of Notre Dame (TV Movie)
Jonas
 1981 Walking Tall (TV Series)
Webb McClain
- Hitman (1981) ... Webb McClain
 1980 The Golden Moment: An Olympic Love Story (TV Movie)
Todd Simms
 1978 A Fire in the Sky (TV Movie)
Stan Webster
 1974 Police Surgeon (TV Series)
The Cat
- The Killer (1974) ... The Cat
 1973 Kung Fu (TV Series)
Perlee Skowrin
- Nine Lives (1973) ... Perlee Skowrin
 1970 Petticoat Junction (TV Series)
Merlin Fergus
- With This Ring (1970) ... Merlin Fergus
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Other Works:

Grand Marshal, Tournament of Roses parade See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' 5" (1.96 m)
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Personal Quote:

One of life's most painful moments comes when we must admit that we didn't do our homework, that we are not prepared.

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Gave up acting in 1988. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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