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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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Father Murphy
Father Murphy John Michael Murphy
Little House on the Prairie
Little House on the Prairie Jonathan Garvey
The Undefeated
The Undefeated Little George
Mitchell Benton


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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)
 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
 1975 Mitchell
 1974 Police Surgeon (TV Series)
- The Killer (1974)
 1973 Kung Fu (TV Series)
Perlee Skowrin
- Nine Lives (1973) ... Perlee Skowrin
 1971 Something Big
Sgt. Fitzsimmons
 1971 One More Train to Rob
Eli Jones
 1970 Petticoat Junction (TV Series)
Merlin Fergus
- With This Ring (1970) ... Merlin Fergus
 1969 The Undefeated
Little George
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Radio commercials for the National Association for the Self-Employed See more »

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


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.


Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1982. See more »

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