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Ray Teal (1902–1976)

Most familiar to TV audiences as no-nonsense Sheriff Roy Coffee on the long-running western series Bonanza (1959), Ray Teal was one of the most versatile character actors in the business. In his almost 40-year career he played everything from cops to gunfighters to sheriffs to gangsters to a judge at the Nuremberg War Crimes trials. He could play ... See full bio »

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Ray E. Teal


5' 11" (1.8 m)

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He appeared in several films with Marlon Brando: a drunk in The Men (1950), a greedy bartender in The Wild One (1953) and a bartender in One-Eyed Jacks (1961).

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