Cowboy in Africa (1967–1968)

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Rodeo champion Jim Sinclair is hired by Commander Hayes to introduce modern methods to his game ranch in Kenya. His Navajo blood brother John Henry helps; 10-year-old orphan Samson adopts them.


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Complete series cast summary:
 Jim Sinclair (26 episodes, 1967-1968)
Tom Nardini ...
 John Henry (26 episodes, 1967-1968)
Ronald Howard ...
 Wing Commander Hayes (26 episodes, 1967-1968)
Gerald Edwards ...
 Samson (26 episodes, 1967-1968)


Rodeo champion Jim Sinclair is hired by Commander Hayes to introduce modern methods to his game ranch in Kenya. His Navajo blood brother John Henry helps; 10-year-old orphan Samson adopts them.

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Release Date:

11 September 1967 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cowboy Afrikassa  »

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(26 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The character names remained the same as those in Africa: Texas Style (1967) although all but one actor was recast. John Henry continued to be played by Tom Nardini. See more »


Follows Africa: Texas Style (1967) See more »

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Rip-roaring Rodeo in Africa.
9 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Square-jawed, super tall Chuck Connors takes on Africa. One of Ivan Tors' series based on Tors' own 1967 movie, "Africa, Texas Style" starring Hugh O'Brien.

A retired British Commander hires Texas Cowboy Jim Sinclair (Chuck Connors) to help him teach the Masai how to domesticate wild animals American Style.

As a Chuck Connors fan, I was glad to see him back in action after a bad run on "Branded," an unusually silly Western series that had him going town to town running from a charge of cowardice in the U.S. Cavalry.

Was this better? In some ways. Not a great series, but definitely fun. It was running around the time of the Tarzan with Ron Ely and Daktari (whose theme song went "Daktari - Daktari - Daktari, Daktari, Daktari")

  • both, shows about Africa.

I don't remember much about the series, except, Jim Sinclair dressed in Safari garb, carried a big carbine rifle, and rode a horse.

Also, I remember lots and lots of African animals. It wasn't that great of a series, but it kept me entertained. Nothing Connors did could rival "The Rifleman," I don't believe.

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