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You could shoehorn actor Van Williams right in there between the other tall, dark and drop-jaw gorgeous heartthrobs Tom Tryon and John Gavin of the late 1950s/early 1960s who conveyed a similar bland, heroic image. All three were too often given colorless heroes to play on film and/or TV -- roles that played off their charm but seldom tested their... See full bio »

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Known For

Surfside 6
Surfside 6 Ken Madison
(1960-1962)
The Green Hornet
The Green Hornet Britt Reid / The Green Hornet
(1966-1967)
Bourbon Street Beat
Bourbon Street Beat Kenny Madison
(1959-1960)
Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story
Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story Green Hornet Director
(1993)

Filmography

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 1993 Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story
Green Hornet Director
 1979 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Lt. Dwayne Kefir
- Love Is the Word (1979) ... Lt. Dwayne Kefir
 1979 Mrs. Columbo (TV Series)
Fielding
- The Valley Strangler (1979) ... Fielding
 1979 The Night Rider (TV Movie)
Jim Hollister
 1979 Centennial (TV Mini-Series)
George
- The Scream of Eagles (1979) ... George
 1978 Colorado C.I. (TV Movie)
Captain Cochran
 1976-1978 How the West Was Won (TV Series)
Captain MacAllister / Capt. MacAllister
- Interlude (1978) ... Captain MacAllister
- Mormon Story (1978) ... Captain MacAllister
- Buffalo Story (1978) ... Captain MacAllister
- Pilot (1976) ... Capt. MacAllister
 1977 You Gotta Start Somewhere (TV Movie)
 1977 The Red Hand Gang (TV Series)
OK Okins
- Doc's Big Idea (1977) ... OK Okins
- Search and Rescue (1977) ... OK Okins
- The Missing Jewels (1977) ... OK Okins
- The Man in the Mask (1977) ... OK Okins
 1977 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Munson
- Circle of Treachery (1977) ... Munson
 1977 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Mini-Series)
Sheriff
- Devil Pack (1977) ... Sheriff
 1976 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Officer Morton
- The Thrill Killers: Part 2 (1976) ... Officer Morton
- The Thrill Killers: Part 1 (1976) ... Officer Morton
 1976 Bert D'Angelo/Superstar (TV Series)
Junior Danvers
- Scag (1976) ... Junior Danvers
 1975 The Runaways (TV Movie)
Joe Ringer
 1975 The Manhunter (TV Series)
- To Kill a Tiger (1975)
 1974 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Quincy
- Thirty a Month and Found (1974) ... Quincy
 1974 Apple's Way (TV Series)
Ritchie Case
- The Lamb (1974) ... Ritchie Case
 1972 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Arnold Sanders
- The Deal (1972) ... Arnold Sanders
 1971 Ironside (TV Series)
Sgt. Artie Hawkins
- The Gambling Game (1971) ... Sgt. Artie Hawkins
 1970 Nanny and the Professor (TV Series)
Mr. Parsons
- The Visitor (1970) ... Mr. Parsons
 1970 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Bill (segment "Love and the Minister")
- Love and the Minister/Love and the Geisha/Love and the Singles Apartment (1970) ... Bill (segment "Love and the Minister")
 1970 Mannix (TV Series)
Kidnapper
- The Search for Darrell Andrews (1970) ... Kidnapper
 1968 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Sheriff Dave Barrett
- Rimfire (1968) ... Sheriff Dave Barrett
 1966 Preview Tonight (TV Series)
Commander Russ Enright
- Pursue and Destroy (1966) ... Commander Russ Enright
 1966 Batman: The Movie
President Lyndon B. Johnson (voice, uncredited)
 1965 The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series)
Dean Peters
- The Courtship of Elly (1965) ... Dean Peters
 1965 The Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series)
Clark Rice
- No Rice at My Wedding (1965) ... Clark Rice
 1964-1965 The Tycoon (TV Series)
Pat Burns
- Honest Man (1965) ... Pat Burns
- A Slight Case of Merger (1965) ... Pat Burns
- Mr. Wilson in Retirement Land (1965) ... Pat Burns
- Kitchen Caper (1965) ... Pat Burns
- It's All Relative (1965) ... Pat Burns
 1964 Temple Houston (TV Series)
Joey Baker
- Ten Rounds for Baby (1964) ... Joey Baker
 1963 The Caretakers
Dr. Larry Denning
 1963 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Don Munroe
- Two Million Too Much (1963) ... Don Munroe
 1963 The Gallant Men (TV Series)
Lt. Dave Cameron
- The Leathernecks (1963) ... Lt. Dave Cameron
 1961-1963 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Wade Saunders / Ken Madison
- The Tarnished Idol (1963) ... Wade Saunders
 1962 Red Nightmare (Short)
Air Force Sergeant (uncredited)
 1962 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Ray Masters
- Vengeance Is Mine (1962) ... Ray Masters
 1960 Tall Story
Young Man in Shower (uncredited)
 1959 Colt .45 (TV Series)
Tom Rucker
- The Sanctuary (1959) ... Tom Rucker
 1959 Lawman (TV Series)
Zachary Morgan
- The Young Toughs (1959) ... Zachary Morgan
 1958-1959 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Charlie / Ben
- The Castaway (1958) ... Ben
 1954 King Richard II (TV Movie)
Exton's Servant
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial: KHM Enterprises hand pocket pager. See more »

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1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 1 Article | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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He and his long-time wife Vicki have three children. They met in Hawaii where she was a surfing pro. He also has twin daughters from a prior marriage. See more »

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