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Kelly Thordsen (1917–1978)

Kelly Thordsen was born on January 19, 1917 in Deadwood, South Dakota, USA. He was an actor, known for The Parallax View (1974), The Ugly Dachshund (1966) and Sweet Bird of Youth (1962). He died on January 23, 1978 in Sun Valley, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1977 Switch (TV Series)
Harrison Cole
- The Hemline Heist (1977) ... Harrison Cole
 1976 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Monroe Jones
- Blood Vengeance (1976) ... Monroe Jones
 1976 The Blue Knight (TV Series)
Marvin / Bartender
- The Pink Dragon (1976) ... Marvin
- To Kill a Tank (1976) ... Bartender
 1974-1976 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Baker Makay
- Centennial (1976) ... Baker Makay
- The Richest Man in Walnut Grove (1975) ... Baker Makay
- School Mom (1974) ... Baker Makay
 1975 Isis (TV Series)
Joel Moss
- The Lights of Mystery Mountain (1975) ... Joel Moss
 1974 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Sheriff Neal
- The Big Ripoff (1974) ... Sheriff Neal
 1974 The Manhunter (TV Series)
Sheriff Grant
- Death on the Run (1974) ... Sheriff Grant
 1974 The Day the Earth Moved (TV Movie)
Officer Pat Ferguson
 1974 Kung Fu (TV Series)
Mule Jesse
- The Nature of Evil (1974) ... Mule Jesse
 1974 Ironside (TV Series)
Airport Manager
- Riddle at 24,000 (1974) ... Airport Manager
 1974 The Cowboys (TV Series)
 1967-1974 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Oldham / Douglas Atkins / Dick Owens
- A Piece of the Action (1974) ... Oldham
- Deadfall (1970) ... Douglas Atkins
- False Witness (1967) ... Dick Owens
 1973 Pushing Up Daisies
Kelly
 1973 Hec Ramsey (TV Series)
Callahan
- The Detroit Connection (1973) ... Callahan
 1973 Charley and the Angel
Policeman
 1972-1973 Sanford and Son (TV Series)
Police Lieutenant / Lt. Driscoll
- Rated X (1973) ... Police Lieutenant
- Whiplash (1972) ... Lt. Driscoll
 1971-1973 Cannon (TV Series)
Carl / Sheriff - Yucca Wells
- Hard Rock Roller Coaster (1973) ... Carl
- No Pockets in a Shroud (1971) ... Sheriff - Yucca Wells
 1972 Now You See Him, Now You Don't
Sgt. Cassidy
 1972 Nichols (TV Series)
Jacob Klaus
- Man's Best Enemy (1972) ... Jacob Klaus
 1972 Killer by Night (TV Movie)
Sam Kenyon
 1960-1971 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Tiny / Mr. Horn / Johnson Man
- Smoke: Part 2 (1970) ... Mr. Horn
- Smoke: Part 1 (1970) ... Mr. Horn
- Texas John Slaughter: Kentucky Gunslick (1960) ... Johnson Man (uncredited)
 1971 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Foreman
- The Savage Eye (1971) ... Foreman
 1971 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Captain Dave Abbot
- Cat's Paw (1971) ... Captain Dave Abbot
 1970 Mannix (TV Series)
Mickey
- Bang, Bang, You're Dead (1970) ... Mickey
 1970 There Was a Crooked Man...
Edwina's Father (uncredited)
 1970 The Boatniks
Motorcycle Cop
 1970 Smoke (TV Movie)
Mr. Horn
 1969 Here Come the Brides (TV Series)
Sheriff
- Hosanna's Way (1969) ... Sheriff
 1965-1969 The Virginian (TV Series)
Garth Meadows / The Constable / Amos Coe / ...
- Halfway Back from Hell (1969) ... Garth Meadows
- Execution at Triste (1967) ... The Constable
- The Return of Golden Tom (1966) ... Amos Coe
- The Horse Fighter (1965) ... Mace
 1969 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Mr. Franklin
- Log 102: We Can't Just Walk Away from It (1969) ... Mr. Franklin
 1964-1968 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Blackstone / Sgt. Reynolds / Pa Grimes / ...
- The Bait (1968) ... Blackstone
- The Traitor (1967) ... Sgt. Reynolds
- The Necklace (1967) ... Pa Grimes
- Mountain of the Dead (1964) ... Guthrie MacAnders
 1968 The High Chaparral (TV Series)
Bruger / Austin
- The Covey (1968) ... Bruger
- The Hair Hunter (1968) ... Austin
 1968 Blackbeard's Ghost
Motorcycle Officer
 1962-1967 Bonanza (TV Series)
Vern Higgins / Drugan / Sheriff Conners / ...
- The Gold Detector (1967) ... Vern Higgins
- The Dilemma (1965) ... Drugan
- The Search (1965) ... Sheriff Conners
- Enter Thomas Bowers (1964) ... Sam Kiley
- Five into the Wind (1963) ... Howard Benson
 1957-1967 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Regal / Mel Woodley / Link / ...
- The Prodigal (1967) ... Regal
- The Storm (1965) ... Mel Woodley
- Mavis McCloud (1957) ... Link
- The Man Who Would Be Marshal (1957) ... Wilson Willoughby
 1967 Cimarron Strip (TV Series)
Moose O'Hare
- The Legend of Jud Starr (1967) ... Moose O'Hare
 1967 The Invaders (TV Series)
Police Chief Sam Thorne
- The Saucer (1967) ... Police Chief Sam Thorne
 1967 Good Times
Tough Hombre
 1967 The Time Tunnel (TV Series)
Alien Sarah
- Town of Terror (1967) ... Alien Sarah (uncredited)
 1967 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Chief Stretch Johnson
- A Very Small Injustice (1967) ... Chief Stretch Johnson
 1965-1967 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Tarleton policeman / Sgt. Kelly
- The Breaking of the Habit (1967) ... Tarleton policeman
- Set Fire to a Straw Man (1965) ... Sgt. Kelly
 1966 The Big Valley (TV Series)
John Pierce
- The Velvet Trap (1966) ... John Pierce
 1966 The Road West (TV Series)
Charlie
- Ashes and Tallow and One True Love (1966) ... Charlie
 1966 Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number!
Detective Shawn Regan
 1966 The Legend of Jesse James (TV Series)
McCoy
- Wanted: Dead and Only (1966) ... McCoy
 1966 Gunpoint
Ab
 1966 The Ugly Dachshund
Officer Carmody
 1965 A Man Called Shenandoah (TV Series)
Sam Yorby
- Incident at Dry Creek (1965) ... Sam Yorby
 1965 Slattery's People (TV Series)
David Whalen
- How Impregnable Is a Magic Tower? (1965) ... David Whalen
 1965 Shenandoah
Federal Purchasing Agent Carroll
 1964-1965 Rawhide (TV Series)
Ryan / Tom Jason / Amos Claybank
- The Calf Women (1965) ... Ryan
- Incident at Zebulon (1964) ... Tom Jason
- Incident of the Rusty Shotgun (1964) ... Amos Claybank
 1965 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Harold Grigsby
- Opie's Newspaper (1965) ... Harold Grigsby
 1964-1965 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
The Sheriff / Sheriff Pate O. Turnbull
- Final Performance (1965) ... The Sheriff
- Body in the Barn (1964) ... Sheriff Pate O. Turnbull
 1964 Lassie (TV Series)
Don Hawkins
- Lassie and the Moving Mountain (1964) ... Don Hawkins
 1964 The Lieutenant (TV Series)
Chief Burton Reynolds
- Tour of Duty (1964) ... Chief Burton Reynolds
 1964 The Misadventures of Merlin Jones
Muller (uncredited)
 1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Dick
- The Hunt (1963) ... Dick
 1961-1963 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Sheriff Ward Vincent / Sheriff Watson
- The Case of the Decadent Dean (1963) ... Sheriff Ward Vincent
- The Case of the Lurid Letter (1962) ... Sheriff Watson
- The Case of the Roving River (1961) ... Sheriff Ward Vincent
 1963 Johnny Cool
Gambler (uncredited)
 1963 The Thrill of It All
State Policeman (uncredited)
 1963 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Judge / Frank Davis
- The Judge (1963)
- Everybody Loves Sweeney (1963) ... Judge
- The Losers (1963) ... Frank Davis
 1959-1963 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Private Flynn / Mr.
- The Johnny Masters Story (1963) ... Private Flynn
 1963 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Judge Delwyn
- The Thing Speaks for Itself (1963) ... Judge Delwyn
 1959-1963 Laramie (TV Series)
Deevy / Dusty / Bates / ...
- Vengeance (1963) ... Deevy
- The Accusers (1961) ... Dusty
- Widow in White (1961)
- Man from Kansas (1961) ... Bates
- General Delivery (1959) ... Fired Ranch Hand
 1962 To Kill a Mockingbird
Burly Mob Member (uncredited)
 1962 Empire (TV Series)
George
- The Fire Dancer (1962) ... George
 1962 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Edwin MacKane
- The Contract (1962) ... Edwin MacKane
 1959-1962 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Sheriff / Ben / Freight Car
- Don't Wake a Tiger (1962) ... Sheriff
- Death Raffle (1961) ... Ben
- Young Jim Hardie (1959) ... Freight Car
 1962 Target: The Corruptors (TV Series)
Mantioni
- The Malignant Hearts (1962) ... Mantioni
 1962 Sweet Bird of Youth
Sheriff Clark
 1962 The Tall Man (TV Series)
Sheriff Rafe Tollinger
- The Girl from Paradise (1962) ... Sheriff Rafe Tollinger
 1961 Pocketful of Miracles
The Weasel (uncredited)
 1957-1961 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Brown / Pike Wood / Joe Burley
- Retaliation (1961) ... Brown
- Wagon-Tongue North (1958) ... Pike Wood
- War Party (1957) ... Joe Burley
 1961 Tallahassee 7000 (TV Series)
- Hostage (1961)
 1961 Assignment: Underwater (TV Series)
Aaron Bates
- Rescue at Diamond Shoal (1961) ... Aaron Bates
 1961 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Andy / Arthur M. Truelove
- The Score Is Even (1961) ... Andy
- Closer Than a Brother (1961) ... Arthur M. Truelove
 1961 All Hands on Deck
Admiral Bintle's Aide (uncredited)
 1959-1961 Maverick (TV Series)
Hammett / Customer / Chief of Police / ...
- The Deadly Image (1961) ... Hammett
- Dodge City or Bust (1960) ... Customer
- The Resurrection of Joe November (1960) ... Chief of Police
- Full House (1959) ... Sam Bass
 1960 Desire in the Dust
Sheriff Wheaton
 1960 The Alaskans (TV Series)
Bartender
- The Devil Made Fire (1960) ... Bartender
 1960 Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (TV Series)
Peterson
- Gypsy (1960) ... Peterson
 1960 Overland Trail (TV Series)
Chino
- All the O'Mara's Horses (1960) ... Chino
 1960 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Ed
- The Day of the Bad Man (1960) ... Ed
 1960 Shotgun Slade (TV Series)
Garth
- Street of Terror (1960) ... Garth
 1959 The Deputy (TV Series)
Hamish
- The Deal (1959) ... Hamish
 1959 Colt .45 (TV Series)
- The Reckoning (1959)
 1957-1959 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series)
Shorty / Big T Man / Dooley Grogan
- The Nugget and the Epitaph (1959) ... Shorty (uncredited)
- The Time for All Good Men (1957) ... Big T Man (uncredited)
- The Nice Ones Always Die First (1957) ... Dooley Grogan (uncredited)
 1959 Bronco (TV Series)
Matt Crane
- Red Water North (1959) ... Matt Crane
 1959 Frontier Doctor (TV Series)
Sam, the Bartender
- The Big Frame Up (1959) ... Sam, the Bartender
 1959 The Texan (TV Series)
Walt Gardner
- A Race for Life (1959) ... Walt Gardner
 1957-1959 The Californians (TV Series)
Tom Kemp
- The Barber's Boy (1957) ... Tom Kemp
 1959 City of Fear
Detective Sgt. Hank Johnson
 1958 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Mike Peake / Kearney
- Devil to Pay (1958) ... Mike Peake
- Ring of Sand (1958) ... Kearney (credit only)
 1958 Lawman (TV Series)
Carver
- Wanted (1958) ... Carver
 1958 Northwest Passage (TV Series)
Lieutenant Gordo
- The Hostage (1958) ... Lieutenant Gordo
 1958 Tales of the Texas Rangers (TV Series)
Muncho
- Cattle Drive (1958) ... Muncho
 1958 Money, Women and Guns
Joe (uncredited)
 1958 The Fearmakers
Harold 'Hal' Loder
 1957-1958 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Price / Bartender
- Trial by Fear (1958) ... Price
- Blood in the Dust (1957) ... Bartender
 1958 The Veil (TV Mini-Series)
Chauffeur, Charles
- Girl on the Road (1958) ... Chauffeur, Charles
 1957 Casey Jones (TV Series)
Williams
- One-Way Ticket (1957) ... Williams
 1957 The Court of Last Resort (TV Series)
Pete Peters
- The Tomas Mendoza Case (1957) ... Pete Peters
 1957 Whirlybirds (TV Series)
Vance Braddock
- Take a Little, Leave a Little (1957) ... Vance Braddock
 1957 The Silent Service (TV Series)
Remley
- The Tirante Plays a Hunch (1957) ... Remley
 1957 Invasion of the Saucer Men
Sgt. Bruce
 1957 The True Story of Jesse James
Jayhawker (uncredited)
 1956 The Desperados Are in Town
Big Tobe Lapman
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