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Wayde Preston (1929–1992)

Born William Erksine Strange on September 10, 1929, in Denver, Colorado, Wayde Preston was raised in Laramie, Wyoming, with two younger sisters, Joan and Mary, by his schoolteacher parents John and Bernice Strange. He graduated in 1947 from Laramie High where he was active in football, track, ROTC and school band. He attended the University of ... See full bio »

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Colt .45
Colt .45 Christopher Colt
Man on the Spying Trapeze
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 1980 Smokey and the Judge
Gangster (as Wade Preston)
 1978 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (TV Series)
Sheriff Hollister
- The House on Possessed Hill (1978) ... Sheriff Hollister
 1977 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
The Clerk
- Starsky's Lady (1977) ... The Clerk
 1976 Hollywood Man
Tex (as Wade Preston)
 1970 A Man Called Sledge
Sheriff Ripley
 1970 Ballad of Death Valley
Anthony Douglas
 1969 Boot Hill
McGavin (uncredited)
 1969 God Will Forgive My Pistol
Johnny 'Texas' Brennan
 1969 5 figli di cane
Grim Doel
 1969 Death Knows No Time
Marshal Johnny Silver
 1968 Wrath of God
 1968 Anzio
Col. Hendricks
 1968 A Long Ride from Hell
Marlin Mayner
 1968 Today We Kill, Tomorrow We Die!
Jeff Milton
 1966 Man on the Spying Trapeze
Jerry Land
 1963 Bonanza (TV Series)
Frank Dayton
- The Waiting Game (1963) ... Frank Dayton
 1959-1960 Maverick (TV Series)
Luke Baxter / Waco Williams
- The Witch of Hound Dog (1960) ... Luke Baxter
- The Saga of Waco Williams (1959) ... Waco Williams
 1957 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Clay Curran
- Incident at Indian Springs (1957) ... Clay Curran (as William Preston)
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Alternate Names:

Wade Preston | William Preston


6' 4" (1.93 m)

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After Colt .45 (1957) was cancelled he worked for a construction company piloting a cargo plane between Los Angeles and Mexico. See more »

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