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Orville Sherman (1916–1984)

Orville Sherman was born in Oklahoma, his great-grandfather buying land there in 1894. He appeared in numerous television episodes, many of them westerns. Being born in the frontier may have given him an edge to playing cowboys. Although most of his screen time can be counted in seconds, he was good at his craft. Orville started tap dancing at age ... See full bio »

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 1982 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
 1982 Father Murphy (TV Series)
Judge
- Stopover in a One-Horse Town (1982) ... Judge
 1979 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Headmaster
- The Family Tree (1979) ... Headmaster
 1979 Transplant (TV Movie)
Boris
 1978 A Question of Guilt (TV Movie)
The Priest
 1977 The Legend of Frank Woods
Jesse Frome
 1975 Half a House
Marriage counselor
 1974 Scream of the Wolf (TV Movie)
Coroner
 1973 Westworld
Supervisor
 1973 Your Three Minutes Are Up
Mr. Fisher
 1973 The Letters (TV Movie)
Minister (The Parkingtons Episode)
 1973 Medical Center (TV Series)
Neighbor
- Impact (1973) ... Neighbor
 1971 Alias Smith and Jones (TV Series)
Hank
- The McCreedy Bust (1971) ... Hank
 1970 Swing Out, Sweet Land (TV Movie)
Man Representing Alabama (uncredited)
 1969 Gomer Pyle: USMC (TV Series)
Sheriff
- The Short Voyage Home (1969) ... Sheriff
 1969 The Outcasts (TV Series)
Bowsley
- Hung for a Lamb (1969) ... Bowsley
 1969 More Dead Than Alive
Barber
 1967 The Reluctant Astronaut
Personnel Clerk (uncredited)
 1966-1967 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Prewitt / Hotel clerk
- Passage to Helena (1967) ... Prewitt
- A Clean and Quiet Town (1966) ... Hotel clerk
 1966 Iron Horse (TV Series)
Farmer
- Through Ticket to Gunsight (1966) ... Farmer
 1966 I Dream of Jeannie (TV Series)
Otto / Danny
- Never Try to Outsmart a Jeannie (1966) ... Danny
 1965-1966 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Tupper / Will Camfield / Buckman Tull
- Grizzly (1966) ... Tupper
- Goliath (1966) ... Tupper
- The Trap (1966) ... Tupper
- The Fifth Man (1966) ... Tupper
- Cry of Gold (1965) ... Tupper
 1962-1966 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Wib Smith / Preacher / Wib / ...
- Snap Decision (1966) ... Preacher
- Owney Tupper Had a Daughter (1964) ... Wib Smith
- No Hands (1964) ... Wib Smith
- Easy Come (1963) ... Wib Smith
- The Far Places (1963) ... Wib
 1966 The Singing Nun
Critic (uncredited)
 1961-1966 Bonanza (TV Series)
Matt / Sam / Jess Morehouse
- Three Brides for Hoss (1966) ... Matt
- The Countess (1961) ... Sam
- The Rival (1961) ... Jess Morehouse
 1965-1966 Hazel (TV Series)
Postman / Nurseryman
- It's a Dog's Life (1965) ... Nurseryman
 1965 Bewitched (TV Series)
Zoo Attendant
- Alias Darrin Stephens (1965) ... Zoo Attendant
 1965 Fluffy
Cop (uncredited)
 1965 Profiles in Courage (TV Series)
Bowen
- John Quincy Adams (1965) ... Bowen
 1958-1965 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Irving Simon / Shorty the Bartender / Joe Martin / ...
- The Betsy Blee Smith Story (1965) ... Irving Simon
- The Sam Pulaski Story (1963) ... Shorty the Bartender
- The Daniel Clay Story (1962) ... Joe Martin
- The Eleanor Culhane Story (1961) ... Bartender
- The Tiburcio Mendez Story (1961) ... Smathers
 1962-1965 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Mr. Link / Hotel Clerk / Kirkwood
- The Case of the Lover's Gamble (1965) ... Mr. Link
- The Case of the Badgered Brother (1963) ... Hotel Clerk
- The Case of the Dodging Domino (1962) ... Kirkwood
 1965 Dear Brigitte
Von Schlogg
 1964 My Three Sons (TV Series)
Mark Felson
- The In-Law Whammy (1964) ... Mark Felson
 1964 The Joey Bishop Show (TV Series)
Harry
- The Nielsen Box (1964) ... Harry
 1964 My Fair Lady
Ascot Extra (uncredited)
 1964 The New Interns
Kirk (uncredited)
 1964 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Charles
- Beyond the Sea of Death (1964) ... Charles
 1962-1963 The Virginian (TV Series)
Undertaker / Doctor
- A Portrait of Marie Valonne (1963) ... Undertaker
- The Big Deal (1962) ... Doctor
 1963 Temple Houston (TV Series)
 1963 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Steward
- Ship's Doctor (1963) ... Steward
 1963 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Dr. Michaels
- Jake Dance (1963) ... Dr. Michaels
 1961-1962 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Matt / Billy Gordon / Mr.Welch
- Lawman Barney (1962) ... Matt
- Aunt Bee the Warden (1962) ... Billy Gordon
- Sheriff Barney (1961) ... Mr.Welch
 1962 Checkmate (TV Series)
Delegate
- Down the Gardenia Path (1962) ... Delegate
 1960-1962 Outlaws (TV Series)
Murchison / Merchison
- All in a Day's Work (1962) ... Murchison
- The Fortune Stone (1960) ... Merchison
 1962 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Tillman Miller
- The Hunt (1962) ... Tillman Miller
 1961 The New Breed (TV Series)
Charlie Nellis
- The Valley of the 3 Charlies (1961) ... Charlie Nellis
 1961 The Lawless Years (TV Series)
Sam / Samuel Landman
- Ike, the Novelty King (1961) ... Sam
- Little Augie (1961) ... Samuel Landman
 1961 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Robert Garrison
- The Return of Mr. Grimm (1961) ... Robert Garrison
 1961 National Velvet (TV Series)
George Fowler
- The Fire (1961) ... George Fowler
 1960 The Blue Angels (TV Series)
Doc Shannon
- Flying Lesson (1960) ... Doc Shannon
 1960 Rawhide (TV Series)
Charley Casey
- Incident of the Challenge (1960) ... Charley Casey
 1960 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
Sheriff Owens / Metcalfe
- Journey for Josh (1960) ... Sheriff Owens
- Jason (1960) ... Metcalfe (uncredited)
 1960 Shotgun Slade (TV Series)
Harry Potter
- Killer's Brand (1960) ... Harry Potter
 1958-1960 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series)
Deputy Cavannaugh / Deputy Cavanaugh / Cavannaugh / ...
- My Enemy - John Behan (1960) ... Deputy Cavannaugh (uncredited)
- Behan's Double Game (1960) ... Deputy Cavanaugh (uncredited)
- The Fugitive (1959) ... Cavannaugh
- Little Brother (1958) ... Sam Christie
 1960 Lawman (TV Series)
Bank Clerk
- The Lady Belle (1960) ... Bank Clerk
 1960 Bourbon Street Beat (TV Series)
Jim Hood
- Neon Nightmare (1960) ... Jim Hood
 1960 Home from the Hill
Ed Dinwoodie (uncredited)
 1959 Bronco (TV Series)
Johnny Deuce
- The Last Resort (1959) ... Johnny Deuce (as Orvil Sherman)
 1958-1959 Buckskin (TV Series)
Mr. Feeney / Feeny / Feeney
- The Better Mouse Trap (1959) ... Mr. Feeney
- The Bullnappers (1958) ... Feeney
- Miss Pringle (1958) ... Feeny
- The Ghost of Balaclava (1958) ... Mr. Feeney
- Lament for Durango (1958) ... Mr. Feeney
 1959 26 Men (TV Series)
Deake Granger
- Ranger Without a Badge (1959) ... Deake Granger
 1959 Mike Hammer (TV Series)
A. J. 'Fats' Tyler
- Requiem for a Sucker (1959) ... A. J. 'Fats' Tyler
 1958 The Lineup (TV Series)
Lee Morris
- The Veiled Lady Case (1958) ... Lee Morris
 1958 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
Derelict
- The Night the Phone Rang (1958) ... Derelict
 1958 How to Marry a Millionaire (TV Series)
Stockholder #1
- Three Stacked Stockholders (1958) ... Stockholder #1
 1958 Trackdown (TV Series)
Jed Garth
- The Avenger (1958) ... Jed Garth (uncredited)
 1958 Lassie (TV Series)
Ride Attendant
- Wishing (1958) ... Ride Attendant
 1958 The Brain Eaters
Mayor Cameron
 1958 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Luther Gaines
- Stopover (1958) ... Luther Gaines
 1958 M Squad (TV Series)
Grant
- Guilty Alibi (1958) ... Grant
 1958 Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Gangster Scientist
- The Gentle Monster (1958) ... Gangster Scientist
 1958 Harbor Command (TV Series)
Arthur Sandoval
- Gold Smugglers (1958) ... Arthur Sandoval

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Alternate Names:

Orvil Sherman
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Not only did Orville share the same ancestor as Civil War general W.T.Sherman, he is also a collateral cousin of Orson Welles, Perry King, Treat Williams, Janis Joplin, Lillian Russell, Andy Devine and Evelyn Sherman & Hiram Sherman.

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