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Forrest Tucker (1919–1986)

Forrest Tucker, best known to the Baby Boom generation as Sergeant O'Rourke on the classic TV sitcom F Troop (1965), was born on February 12, 1919, in Plainfield, Indiana. He began his performing career at age 14 at the 1933 Chicago "Century of Progress" World's Fair, pushing big wicker tourists' chairs by day and singing at night. His family moved... See full bio »

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 1987 Timestalkers (TV Movie)
Texas John Cody
 1986 Thunder Run
Charlie Morrison
 1984 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Tom Cassidy
- It's a Dog's Life (1984) ... Tom Cassidy
 1984 Katy Caterpillar
Walla (English version, voice)
 1984 Rare Breed
Jess Cutler
 1983 Blood Feud (TV Movie)
Lyndon B. Johnson
 1980-1983 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Sam Zacchary / Tom / Tex
- A Dress to Remember (1982) ... Tom
 1982 Matt Houston (TV Series)
Buck Turley
- Killing Isn't Everything (1982) ... Buck Turley
 1979-1981 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Red Donovan / Jake Gordon
- Show Me a Hero/Slam Dunk (1981) ... Red Donovan
- The Stripper/The Boxer (1979) ... Jake Gordon
 1981 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (TV Movie)
 1980 Flo (TV Series)
Jarvis Castleberry
- A Castleberry Thanksgiving: Part 2 (1980) ... Jarvis Castleberry
- A Castleberry Thanksgiving: Part 1 (1980) ... Jarvis Castleberry
 1979 The Rebels (TV Movie)
Angus Fletcher
 1979 Alice (TV Series)
Edsel Jarvis Castleberry
- Flo Finds Her Father (1979) ... Edsel Jarvis Castleberry
 1978 A Real American Hero (TV Movie)
Carl Pusser
 1978 Police Woman (TV Series)
- A Shadow on the Sea (1978) ... O'Malley
 1978 Black Beauty (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. York
 1977 Incredible Rocky Mountain Race (TV Movie)
Mike Fink
 1976 Once an Eagle (TV Mini-Series)
Col. Avery
 1976 The Bionic Woman (TV Series)
J.T. Connors
- The Deadly Missiles (1976) ... J.T. Connors
 1976 Ellery Queen (TV Series)
Clint McGraw
- The Adventure of the Two-Faced Woman (1976) ... Clint McGraw
 1976 S.W.A.T. (TV Series)
Owen Fiske
- The Running Man: Part 2 (1976) ... Owen Fiske
- The Running Man: Part 1 (1976) ... Owen Fiske (credit only)
 1976 Kojak (TV Series)
Det. Paul Zachary
- On the Edge (1976) ... Det. Paul Zachary
 1975 The Wild McCullochs
J.J. McCulloch
 1975 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Jim Tyler
- Founder's Day (1975) ... Jim Tyler
 1974 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Officer Andrew Stewart
- The Brittle Warrior (1974) ... Officer Andrew Stewart
 1973 Jarrett (TV Movie)
Rev. Vocal Simpson
 1972 Footsteps (TV Movie)
Bradford Emmons
 1972 Bobby Jo and the Good Time Band (TV Movie)
Cousin Jack
 1972 Columbo (TV Series)
Bo Williamson
- Blueprint for Murder (1972) ... Bo Williamson
 1965-1972 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Will Donavan / Sgt. Emmett Holly / Sergeant Emmett Holly / ...
- Yankton (1972) ... Will Donavan
- Sergeant Holly (1970) ... Sgt. Emmett Holly
- The War Priest (1970) ... Sergeant Emmett Holly
- Cattle Barons (1967) ... John Charron
- The Storm (1965) ... Adam Benteen
 1972 Welcome Home, Johnny Bristol (TV Movie)
Harry McMartin
 1972 Norman Corwin Presents (TV Series)
 1971 Bonanza (TV Series)
Frank Ryan
- Warbonnet (1971) ... Frank Ryan
 1971 Cade's County (TV Series)
Ward Farrell
- The Alien Land (1971) ... Ward Farrell
 1971 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Dr. Ernest Stringfellow (segment "Dr. Stringfellow's Rejuvenator")
- House - With Ghost/A Midnight Visit to the Neighborhood Blood Bank/Dr. Stringfellow's Rejuvenator/Hell's Bells (1971) ... Dr. Ernest Stringfellow (segment "Dr. Stringfellow's Rejuvenator")
 1970-1971 Medical Center (TV Series)
Doc Yarman / Ollie Wayne
- The Imposter (1971) ... Doc Yarman
- The Professional (1970) ... Ollie Wayne
 1971/II Cat Ballou (TV Movie)
Kid Sheleen
 1971 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Sheriff Ed Walsh
- Seek and Destroy (1971) ... Sheriff Ed Walsh
 1971 Alias Smith and Jones (TV Series)
Deputy Harker Wilkins
- Alias Smith and Jones (1971) ... Deputy Harker Wilkins
 1970 Ironside (TV Series)
Milt Stein
- Too Many Victims (1970) ... Milt Stein
 1970 Bracken's World (TV Series)
Jim Grange
 1970 Barquero
Mountain Phil
 1969 The Flim-Flam Man (TV Movie)
Mordecai Jones
 1969 Doc (TV Movie)
Dr. Jason Fillmore
 1968 The Night They Raided Minsky's
Trim Houlihan
 1967-1968 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Joe Snag
- The Return of the Sidewinder (1968) ... Joe Snag
 1967 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Turkey-Neck / Turkeyneck
- A Boy Called Nuthin': Part 2 (1967) ... Turkey-Neck
- A Boy Called Nuthin': Part 1 (1967) ... Turkeyneck
 1966 Don't Worry, We'll Think of a Title
Romantic Diner Customer (uncredited)
 1965 Slattery's People (TV Series)
Bill Bailey
 1965 The Virginian (TV Series)
Martin Evers
- Hideout (1965) ... Martin Evers
 1964 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Cyrus Smuts
- Who Killed Don Pablo? (1964) ... Cyrus Smuts
 1963 Rawhide (TV Series)
Dan Carlock
- Incident of the Death Dancer (1963) ... Dan Carlock
 1963 Channing (TV Series)
Major Don Landon
- Collision Course (1963) ... Major Don Landon
 1963 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Max Beemis
- An Island Like a Peacock (1963) ... Max Beemis
 1957-1963 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Dr. Hudson / Muldoon
- Ah, Sweet Mystery of Wife (1963) ... Dr. Hudson
- Cookie's Secret (1957) ... Muldoon
 1963 Wide Country (TV Series)
Lynn Horn
- Speckle Bird (1963) ... Lynn Horn
 1959 Counterplot
Brock Miller
 1959 Special Agent 7 (TV Series)
- The Velvet Rope (1959) ... Schooner
 1958 Gunsmoke in Tucson
John Brazos
 1958 Girl in the Woods
Steve Cory
 1958 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Rex Montana
- The Rex Montana Story (1958) ... Rex Montana
 1958 Fort Massacre
Pvt. McGurney
 1958 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Frank Marlowe
- The Cold Touch (1958) ... Frank Marlowe
 1958 The Cosmic Monster
Gil Graham
 1957 Climax! (TV Series)
Chips Murphy
- Trial by Fire (1957) ... Chips Murphy
 1956-1957 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Ken / William Patterson
- The Softest Music (1957) ... Ken
- Rebuke Me Not (1956) ... William Patterson
 1957 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Red Healey
- The Quiet Stranger (1957) ... Red Healey
 1957 The Kaiser Aluminum Hour (TV Series)
Harlan Thatcher
- Mother (1957) ... Harlan Thatcher
 1957 The Quiet Gun
Sheriff Carl Brandon
 1956 Stagecoach to Fury
Frank Townsend
 1956 Three Violent People
Deputy Commissioner Cable
 1956 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Bob Slater
- The Right Thing (1956) ... Bob Slater
 1956 Appointment with Adventure (TV Series)
 1955 Paris Follies of 1956
Dan Bradley
 1955 The Vanishing American
 1955 Night Freight
Mike Peters
 1955 Finger Man
Dutch Becker
 1955 Rage at Dawn
Frank Reno
 1955 Break in the Circle
Capt. Skip Morgan
 1954 Trouble in the Glen
Maj. Jim 'Lance' Lansing
 1954 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Steve MacGregor
- Blizzard Bound (1954) ... Steve MacGregor
 1954 Jubilee Trail
John Ives
 1953 Flight Nurse
Capt. Bill Eaton
 1953 Laughing Anne
Jem Farrell
 1953 San Antone
Lt. Brian Culver, CSA
 1952 Ride the Man Down
Sam Danfelser
 1952 Montana Belle
 1952 Hoodlum Empire
Charley Pignatalli
 1952 Bugles in the Afternoon
 1952 Flaming Feather
Lt. Tom Blaine
 1951 The Wild Blue Yonder
Maj. Tom West
 1951 Crosswinds
Gerald 'Jumbo' Johnson
 1951 Warpath
Sgt. O'Hara
 1951 Fighting Coast Guard
Bill Rourk
 1951 Oh! Susanna
Lieutenant Colonel Unger
 1950 California Passage
Mike Prescott
 1950 The Nevadan
Tom Tanner
 1949 Sands of Iwo Jima
Pfc. Al Thomas
 1949 Brimstone
Sheriff Henry McIntyre
 1949 Hellfire
Marshal Bucky McLean
 1949 The Big Cat
Gil Hawks
 1949 The Last Bandit
Jim Plummer
 1948 The Plunderers
Whit Lacey
 1948 Two Guys from Texas
'Tex' Bennett
 1948 Coroner Creek
Ernie Combs
 1948 Adventures in Silverado
Zeke Butler
 1947 Gunfighters
Ben Orcutt
 1946 The Yearling
Lem Forrester
 1946 Never Say Goodbye
Cpl. Fenwick 'Wickie' Lonkowski
 1946 Renegades
Frank Dembrow
 1946 The Man Who Dared
Larry James
 1942 Keeper of the Flame
Geoffrey 'Geoff' Midford
 1942 The Spirit of Stanford
Buzz Costello (uncredited)
 1942 My Sister Eileen
Sandhog (uncredited)
 1942 Counter-Espionage
Anton Schugg
 1942 Parachute Nurse
Lt. Tucker
 1942 Submarine Raider
 1942 Tramp, Tramp, Tramp!
Blond Bomber
 1942 Canal Zone
Recruit Madigan
 1942 Shut My Big Mouth
 1941 Honolulu Lu
 1941 New Wine
 1940 The Westerner
Wade Harper
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Stage: He played Cap'n Andy in the touring company of "Show Boat", the first nationwide touring company of the show in ten years. Butterfly McQueen played and sang the role of Queenie, the cook. See more »

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Best remembered by the public for his starring role as Sgt. Morgan O'Rourke on the western spoof F Troop (1965). See more »



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