Western cast and crew, 100+ TV western credits.

by road-traveled | created - 06 Dec 2016 | updated - 5 months ago | Public

Mostly TV credits. Actors born before 1930.

1. John Hoyt

Actor | Spartacus

John Hoyt was born on October 5, 1905 in Bronxville, New York, USA as John McArthur Hoysradt. He was an actor and writer, known for Spartacus (1960), When Worlds Collide (1951) and Attack of the Puppet People (1958). He was married to Doroth Oltman Haveman. He died on September 15, 1991 in Santa ...

107 westerns, 51-70.

7 feature westerns.

The Assassin (1956). 1956.

1905 - 1991, 85.

2. Duane Grey

Actor | JFK

Duane Grey was born on October 4, 1921 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for JFK (1991), Charro! (1969) and The Wild Wild West (1965). He died on October 13, 2001 in Eugene, Oregon, USA.

141 westerns, 52-71.

10 feature westerns.

The McCreedy Bust (1971). 1971.

1921 - 2001, 80.

3. David Dortort

Producer | Bonanza

David Dortort was born on October 23, 1916 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as David Solomon Katz. He was a producer and writer, known for Bonanza (1959), The High Chaparral (1967) and The Lusty Men (1952). He was married to Rose Seldin. He died on September 5, 2010 in Los Angeles, ...

631 westerns. 52-01.

3 feature westerns.

The Lusty Men (1952). 1952. Writer.

1916 - 2010, 93.

4. James Drury

Actor | The Virginian

James Drury was born on April 18, 1934 in New York City, New York, USA as James Child Drury. He is an actor and writer, known for The Virginian (1962), Forbidden Planet (1956) and The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. (1993). He has been married to Carl Ann Head since July 30, 1979. He was previously...

321 westerns, 55-05.

7 feature westerns.

Reed Survives (1955). 1955.

Ethan Emerson, Ned Zed (1994). 1994.

1934 -

5. Samuel A. Peeples

Writer | The Tall Man

Sam Peeples began his writing career with Western novels but later became a television script writer and series creator. His western novels include The Hanging Hills 1953); Johnny Sundance 1953); Desert Showdown (1954); The Marshal Of Medicine Bend (1954); The Lobo Horseman (1955); The Call of the ...

253 westerns, 58-77.

2 feature westerns.

Adam's Ark (1977). 1977. Writer.

Killers at Chocktaw Valley (1958). 1958. Teleplay.

1917 - 1997, 79.

6. Owen Wister

Writer | The Virginian

Owen Wister was an American writer and historian. He is best remembered for writing The Virginian and a biography of Ulysses S. Grant. In 1898, Wister married Mary Channing, his cousin. The couple had six children. Channing died during childbirth in 1913. Their daughter, Marina Wister, married ...

232 westerns, 14-2000.

5 feature westerns.

The Accomplice (1962). 1962.

Stagecoach (1939). 1939. Soundtrack, writer, "Ten Thousand Cattle", 1888.

1860 - 1938, 78.

227 westerns, 39-2013.

8 feature westerns.

The Lone Ranger (1949).

The Legend of the Lone Ranger (1952). 1952

1884 - 1972, 87.

8. Johnston McCulley

Writer | The Mask of Zorro

Johnston McCulley was born on February 2, 1883 in Ottawa, Illinois, USA as John William Johnston McCulley. He was a writer, known for The Mask of Zorro (1998), The Legend of Zorro (2005) and The Mark of Zorro (1920). He died on November 23, 1958 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

208 westerns, 18-2011.

28 feature westerns.

The Trusted Outlaw (1937). 1937. Original story.

The Mark of Zorro (1920). 1920. Writer.

The Unmasking of Zorro (1958). 1958.

1883 - 1958, 75.

9. Virgil W. Vogel

Editor | Touch of Evil

Virgil W. Vogel began his career at Universal in 1940 as an assistant editor. He worked as an editor for many years, although by the mid-'50s he had begun to tire of the job and pressed Universal executive Edward Muhl for a shot at directing. Vogel was handed The Mole People (1956) with John Agar, ...

198 westerns, 51-93.

7 feature westerns.

Little Girl Lost (1964). 1964. Director.

1919 - 1996, 76.

10. Fred McDougall

The Villain

Fred McDougall was born on April 14, 1919 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Fred Lambert McDougall. He is known for his work on Gunsmoke (1955). He was married to Joanne S. Morrow. He died on April 1, 1996 in Los Angeles.

196 westerns, 50-79.

10 feature westerns.

Wrangler, The Villain (1979). 1979.

Trooper, stunts, Ambush (1950). 1950.

1919 - 1996, 76.

11. Mort Mills

Actor | Touch of Evil

Mort Mills was born on January 11, 1919 in New York City, New York, USA as Mortimer Morris Kaplan. He was an actor, known for Touch of Evil (1958), Psycho (1960) and Torn Curtain (1966). He was married to Elizabeth (Betty) Dellball Pentland and Mary Loretta Grady. He died on June 6, 1993 in Ventura...

192 westerns, 53-72.

13 feature westerns.

Six-Gun Artist (1955). 1955. Credited.

1919 - 1993, 74.

12. Ken Mayer

Actor | Little Big Man

Ken Mayer was born on June 25, 1918 in San Francisco, California, USA as Kenneth Martin Mayer. He was an actor, known for Little Big Man (1970), Space Patrol (1950) and Dick Tracy (1967). He died on January 30, 1985 in North Hollywood, California.

191 westerns, 55-73.

6 feature westerns.

Key Witness (1957). 1957.

1918 - 1985, 66.

13. Hal Baylor

Actor | Big Jim McLain

Hal Baylor was born on December 10, 1918 in Banner County, Nebraska, USA as Hal Brittan. He was an actor, known for Big Jim McLain (1952), Emergency! (1972) and Emperor of the North (1973). He died on January 5, 1998 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

191 westerns, 50-76.

10 feature westerns.

Ace Harkey, Outlaw Treasure (1955). 1955. Credited.

1918 - 1998, 79.

14. John Anderson

Actor | Psycho

A tall, sinewy, austere-looking character actor with silver hair, rugged features and a distinctive voice, John Robert Anderson left an impressive legacy of literally hundreds of film and TV credits. Immensely versatile, he was at his best submerging himself in the role of historical figures (he ...

189 westerns, 57-86.

15 feature westerns.

The Waiting (1960). 1960.

1922 - 1992, 69.

15. Harry Harris

Director | Fame

Harry was born in Kansas City and moved to Los Angeles in 1937 and worked in the mail room at Columbia Studios. Soon after, he attended UCLA while working as an an apprentice sound cutter and, then, an assistant sound effects editor. His supervisor at Columbia was Ronald Reagan, who hired him as a ...

185 westerns, 57-94.

1 feature westerns.

Blue Norther (1959). 1959.

1923 - 2009, 86.

16. Richard Bull

Actor | Little House on the Prairie

Richard Bull was born on June 26, 1924 in Zion, Illinois, USA as Richard William Bull. He was an actor, known for Little House on the Prairie (1974), The Andromeda Strain (1971) and Sugar (2008). He was married to Barbara Collentine. He died on February 3, 2014 in Calabasas, California, USA.

184 westerns, 60-89.

6 feature westerns.

The Stalking Moon (1968). 1968.

1929 - 2014, 89.

17. Paul Savage

Writer | Gunsmoke

Paul Savage was born on September 2, 1925 in Warren, Ohio, USA. He is known for his work on Gunsmoke (1955), The Streets of San Francisco (1972) and The Dukes of Hazzard (1979). He died on September 17, 2014 in La Quinta, California, USA.

181 westerns, 54-89.

5 feature westerns.

Deputy, The Last Train West (1956). 1956. Credited.

Mexican Bandito (1958). 1958. Writer.

1925 - 2014, 89.

18. Lee Aaker

Actor | Hondo

As Rusty, the boy whose parents were killed by Indians and who was subsequently adopted by a cavalry unit at Fort Apache on the popular adventure The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (1954), tyke actor Lee Aaker left a lasting mark in the early days of television, but he had in fact appeared in several ...

181 westerns, 52-59

9 feature westerns.

Johnny Lowe, Hondo (1953). 1953

Born 1943 --

19. Peter Graves

Actor | Airplane!

Peter Graves was born Peter Duesler Arness on March 18, 1926 on Minneapolis, Minnesota. While growing up in Minnesota, he excelled at sports and music (as a saxophonist), and by age 16, he was a radio announcer at WMIN in Minneapolis. After two years in the United States Air Force, he studied drama...

180 westerns, 51-78.

11 feature westerns.

Wichita (1955). 1955.

1926 - 2010, 83.

20. Phil Chambers

Actor | The Mole People

Phil Chambers was born on June 16, 1916 in Los Angeles County, California, USA as Horace Phillip Chambers. He was an actor, known for The Mole People (1956), The Wild Wild West (1965) and The Big Valley (1965). He died on January 16, 1993 in Los Angeles, California.

179 westerns, 42-71.

17 feature westerns.

Riding Shotgun (1954). 1954.

1919 - 1993, 77.

21. Peter Whitney

Actor | The Big Heat

The name may have you scratchin' your head a bit while searchin' for your nearby trivia book, but oh...that intimidating face is so familiar. Peter Whitney's over-powering frame, swarthy looks, bushy brows and maniacal look in his eye made him one of the most fearsome character actors to lump ...

179 westerns, 42-71.

12 feature westerns.

Lou Mallory (1962). 1962.

1916-1972, 55.

22. Chris Alcaide

Actor | Assassination

An arch-villain--the ultimate henchman!--Chris Alcaide has appeared in scores of film-noirs (mainly vintage Columbia B detective movies) and westerns. His steely look and his deep voice threatened for decades TV and movie stars, such as Glenn Ford, Tyrone Power, Lorne Greene, Richard Boone, Clint ...

176 westerns, 52-68.

15 feature westerns.

Junction City (1952). 1952. Credited.

1923-2004, 80.

23. Roy Engel

Actor | The Man from Planet X

Roy Engel was born on September 13, 1913 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for The Man from Planet X (1951), The Wild Wild West (1965) and Zombies of the Stratosphere (1952). He died on December 29, 1980 in Burbank, California, USA.

175 westerns, 50-72.

15 feature westerns.

Sheriff, Pancho's Niece (1954). 1954. Credited.

1913 - 1980, 67.

24. Hal Hudson

Producer | Black Saddle

Hal Hudson was born on January 8, 1908 in Illinois, USA. He was a producer and writer, known for Black Saddle (1959), Zane Grey Theater (1956) and A Tragedy at Midnight (1942). He died on February 1, 1999 in Santa Rosa, California, USA.

171 TV westerns, 56-63.

Client: Neal Adams (1959). 1959. Co-creator.

1908 - 1999, 91.

25. Gordon T. Dawson

Producer | Purgatory

Gordon T. Dawson is a producer and writer, known for Purgatory (1999), Walker, Texas Ranger (1993) and The Wild Bunch (1969).

171 westerns, 65-01.

9 feature westerns.

Faith, Hope and Clarity: Part 2 (1982). 1982. Developed by. Supervising producer.

Nice Day for a Hanging (1966). 1966. Wardrobe.

26. Richard Reeves

Actor | Target Earth

Richard Reeves was born on August 10, 1912 in New York City, New York, USA as Richard Jourdan Reeves. He was an actor, known for Target Earth (1954), Adventures of Superman (1952) and The Wild Wild West (1965). He died on March 17, 1967 in Northridge, California, USA.

170 westerns, 47-67.

18 feature westerns.

The Maverick (1952). 1952.

1912 - 1967, 54.

27. Hollingsworth Morse

Director | Rocky Jones, Space Ranger

Hollingsworth Morse was born on December 16, 1910 in Los Angeles, California, USA as John Hollingsworth Morse. He was a director and assistant director, known for Rocky Jones, Space Ranger (1954), The Rat Patrol (1966) and The Dukes of Hazzard (1979). He was married to Sandra Gould and Sally Eilers...

170 westerns, 40-80.

4 feature westerns.

Silent Voice (1951). 1951. Director.

1910 - 1988, 77.

28. William Bryant

Actor | Battlestar Galactica

William Bryant was born on January 31, 1924 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as William Robert Klein. He is known for his work on Battlestar Galactica (1978), Simon & Simon (1981) and Gable and Lombard (1976). He was married to Patricia. He died on June 26, 2001 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, ...

169 westerns, 54-82.

12 feature westerns.

The Gunslinger (1957). 1957.

1924 - 2001, 77.

29. Ted Jordan

Actor | Walking Tall

Ted Jordan was born on May 23, 1924 in Circleville, Ohio, USA. He is known for his work on Walking Tall (1973), Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954) and The Wrecking Crew (1969). He was married to Lili St. Cyr. He died on March 30, 2005 in Palm Desert, California, USA.

166 Westerns, 50-80.

8 feature westerns.

Jim Coulter, Sierra (1950). 1950.

1924 - 2005, 80.

30. Bob Miles

Stunts | Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

Bob Miles was born on September 11, 1927 in Hollywood, California, USA as Robert Jenning Miles Jr. He is known for his work on Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988), Bonanza (1959) and Snake Island (2002). He was married to Yvette Pauquet and Vera Miles. He died on April 12, 2007 in ...

157 westerns, 53-88.

6 feature westerns.

Ride Clear of Diablo (1954). 1954. Stunts.

1927 - 2007, 79.

156 westerns, 56-87.

7 feature westerns.

No Dogs or Drovers (1964). 1964.

1929---

32. Ross Elliott

Actor | The Towering Inferno

A general utilitarian player on TV and film, Ross Elliott provided clean-cut, reliable support for over four decades. Born Elliott Blum on June 18, 1917 in New York City, Ross grew up in the Bronx and began appearing in plays while a teenage at both summer camps and in high school. He attended New ...

154 westerns, 49-82.

8 feature westerns.

Dr. Jim Haynes, Desert of Lost Men (1951). 1951. Credited.

1917 - 1999, 82.

33. Milan Smith

Actor | Stagecoach to Dancers' Rock

Milan Smith was born on April 27, 1923 in Ree, South Dakota, USA. He is known for his work on Stagecoach to Dancers' Rock (1962), Rawhide (1959) and Wagon Train (1957). He died on May 2, 2001 in Victorville, California, USA.

154 westerns, 52-67.

13 feature westerns.

The Odyssey of Flint McCullough (1961). 1961.

Escape from Fort Bravo (1953). 1953.

1923 - 2001, 78.

34. William D. Faralla

Production_manager | The Wild Bunch

William D. Faralla was born on June 23, 1912 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as William Dario Faralla. He was an assistant director and production manager, known for The Wild Bunch (1969), Lost in Space (1965) and Black Saddle (1959). He was married to June Louise Best and Marguerite Klaasse. He died on...

153 westerns, 48-73.

9 feature westerns.

The Long Rider (1959). 1959.

1912 - 1999, 86.

35. Roberto Contreras

Actor | Scarface

Roberto Contreras was born on December 12, 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. He was an actor, known for Scarface (1983), Topaz (1969) and Blood In, Blood Out (1993). He died on July 18, 2000 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

150 westerns, 56-82.

11 feature westerns.

Aztec Treasure (1958). 1958.

1928 - 2000, 71

36. Tyler McVey

Actor | Night of the Blood Beast

Tyler McVey was born on February 14, 1912 in Bay City, Michigan, USA. He was an actor, known for Night of the Blood Beast (1958), Man's Favorite Sport? (1964) and Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959). He was married to Esther Geddes, Rita Ann Stickelmaier and Lorraine Budge. He died on July 4, 2003 ...

149 westerns, 52-74.

9 feature westerns.

Little Britches (1954). 1954.

1912 - 2003, 91.

37. Paul Sorensen

Actor | Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

Paul Sorensen was born on February 16, 1926 in Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA as Paul Eric Sorensen. He was an actor, known for Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984), Hang 'Em High (1968) and Charlie's Angels (1976). He was married to Jacqueline May. He died on July 17, 2008 in Cardiff by-the-Sea, ...

149 westerns, 55-80.

7 feature westerns.

The Mary Halstead Story (1957). 1957.

1926 - 2008, 82.

38. Dick Powell

Actor | Murder, My Sweet

Few actors ever managed a complete image transition as thoroughly as did Dick Powell: in his case, from the boyish, wavy-haired crooner in musicals to rugged crime fighters in films noir. Powell grew up in the town of Little Rock, Arkansas, one of three brothers (one of them, Howard, ended up as ...

148 westerns, 38-61.

2 feature westerns.

Courage Is a Gun (1956). 1956. #1.

1904 - 1963, 58.

39. Robert Cabal

Actor | Rawhide

Robert Cabal was born on April 7, 1917 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. He was an actor, known for Rawhide (1959), The Man Behind the Gun (1953) and The Old Testament Scriptures (1958). He died on May 11, 2004 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

147 westerns, 51-67.

3 feature westerns.

Incident Below the Brazos (1959). 1959.

1917 - 2004, 87.

40. Barry Sullivan

Actor | Earthquake

Barry Sullivan was born Patrick Barry Sullivan on August 29, 1912 in New York City. He was the seventh son of a seventh son, a birth order with mystical significance in Celtic families. While never a major movie star, he established himself as a well-known and highly regarded character lead and ...

147 westerns, 43-79.

14 feature westerns.

#1 credit, Bad Men of Tombstone (1949). 1949.

1912 - 1994, 81.

41. Eddie Prinz

Hellzapoppin'

Eddie Prinz was born on August 24, 1901 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Edward A. Prinz. He is known for his work on Hellzapoppin' (1941), Dancing Lady (1933) and The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi (1933). He was married to Adele and Lucille. He died on July 28, 1967 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

146 westerns, 42-63.

2 feature westerns.

The Bandit (1959). 1959. Assistant Director.

1901 - 1967, 65.

42. Victor Sen Yung

Actor | Across the Pacific

Achieving both film and TV notice during his lengthy career, this diminutive Asian-American character was born Sen Yew Cheung on October 18, 1915 in San Francisco of humble Chinese émigrés. When his mother died during the flu epidemic of 1919, his father placed Victor and his sister in a children's...

146 westerns, 50-79.

6 feature westerns.

The Letter Bride (1956). 1956.

1915 - 1980, 65.

43. Richard Devon

Actor | Magnum Force

Richard Devon wanted to be an actor from the time he was in first grade and played a small part in a school production. After finishing high school he answered a small ad in a Los Angeles newspaper for a school that offered training to the novice actor. This drama school, "Stage Eight", allowed him...

145 westerns, 52-70.

10 feature westerns.

Blood Brother (1959). 1959.

1926 - 2010, 83.

44. Sid Troy

Actor | The Rebel

Sid Troy was born on March 20, 1908 in New York, USA as Sidney Zeibel Troy. He is known for his work on The Rebel (1959). He died on June 10, 1978 in Panorama City, California, USA.

143 westerns, 45-73.

10 feature westerns.

Montana (1950). 1950.

1908 - 1978, 70.

45. John Milford

Actor | Command & Conquer: Red Alert

John Milford was born on September 7, 1927 in Johnstown, New York, USA as John Hackney Milford. He was an actor, known for Command & Conquer: Red Alert (1996), Homefront (1991) and De l'autre côté du périph (2012). He was married to Susan Graw. He died on August 14, 2000 in ...

141 westerns, 57-80.

5 feature westerns.

Shackled (1959). 1959.

1927 - 2000, 72.

46. Craig Duncan

Actor | Richard Diamond, Private Detective

Craig Duncan is an actor, known for Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957), Flashing Guns (1947) and Prairie Express (1947).

140 westerns, 47-66.

5 feature westerns.

Henchman dishpan, Flashing Guns (1947). 1947.

47. Michael Hinn

Actor | The Reivers

Michael Hinn was born on September 10, 1913 in Field Township, Minnesota, USA. He was an actor and director, known for The Reivers (1969), Ben Casey (1961) and Johnny Ringo (1959). He died on July 2, 1988 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

139 westerns, 56-71.

6 feature westerns.

The Cook (1958). 1958.

1913 - 1988, 74.

48. Richard Long

Actor | The Stranger

Entering films straight out of high school, Richard Long's good looks served him well and got him a contract at Universal Pictures. Making his debut as Claudette Colbert's son in Tomorrow Is Forever (1946), Long played juvenile leads in many Universal productions (he was one of the sons in the "Ma ...

138 westerns, 48-69.

4 feature westerns.

Alias Bart Maverick (1958) 1958.

1927 - 1974, 47.

49. Charles Fredericks

Actor | Tender Is the Night

Charles Fredericks was born on September 5, 1918 in Columbus, Mississippi, USA as Fred Egger Cockerham. He was an actor, known for Tender Is the Night (1962), The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962) and Arrest and Trial (1963). He died on May 14, 1970 in Sherman Oaks, California, USA.

138 westerns, 54-69.

4 feature westerns.

Deputy Bear, Hell Canyon Outlaws (1957). 1957. Credited.

1918 - 1970, 59.

50. Ken Lynch

Actor | North by Northwest

If there was ever an actor born to play a tough Irish cop, it was Ken Lynch, and he played so many of them in his long career that he could probably do it in his sleep. His suspicious manner, aggressive attitude, steely eyes and snarling voice broke down many a quavering suspect. He also played ...

137 westerns, 56-79.

4 feature westerns.

Buckstorm Corley, Man or Gun (1958). 1958. Credited.

1910 - 1990, 79.

51. Jon Lormer

Actor | Creepshow

Jon Lormer was born on May 7, 1906 in Canton, Ohio, USA. He was an actor, known for Creepshow (1982), The Twilight Zone (1959) and Studio One in Hollywood (1948). He died on March 19, 1986 in Burbank, California, USA.

136 westerns, 57-83.

3 feature westerns.

From Hell to Texas (1958). 1958.

1906 - 1986, 79.

52. Stanley Neufeld

Production_manager | Death Wish

Brother of Sigmund Neufeld Jr..

136 westerns, 45-59.

11 feature westerns.

Outlaws of the Plains (1946). 1946. Assistant Director.

1923 - 2014, 91.

53. Dal McKennon

Actor | Lady and the Tramp

Dal McKennon was born on July 19, 1919 in La Grande, Oregon, USA as Raymond Dallas McKennon Jr. He was an actor, known for Lady and the Tramp (1955), Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971) and Gumby 1 (1995). He was married to Betty Warner. He died on July 14, 2009 in Raymond, Washington, USA.

134 westerns, 48-78 & 95.

7 feature westerns.

Bend of the River (1952). 1952.

1919 - 2009, 89.

54. Alan Crosland Jr.

Director | The Wild Wild West

Alan Crosland Jr. was born on July 19, 1918 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a director and editor, known for The Wild Wild West (1965), The Six Million Dollar Man (1974) and The Outer Limits (1963). He was married to Martha. He died on December 18, 2001 in Palm Desert, California, USA.

133 westerns, 48-84.

6 feature westerns.

The Empty Gun (1958). 1958.

1918 - 2001, 83.

55. Brad Johnson

Actor | Bedtime for Bonzo

Brad Johnson was one of many screen actors in the 1940's and 50's who found their calling on the range. With the decline in popularity of the western, his career has since gone down the dusty trail of near oblivion. He occasionally stepped out of character as guest in the odd detective episode, but...

133 westerns, 51-67.

5 feature westerns.

How Death Valley Got Its Name (1952). 1952.

1924 - 1981, 56.

56. Ross Martin

Actor | The Wild Wild West

Born in Grodek, Poland, Ross Martin grew up on New York City's Lower East Side. He spoke Yiddish, Polish, and Russian before even learning English and later added French, Spanish, and Italian to his amazing repertoire.

Despite academic training (and receiving honors in) business, instruction, and ...

132 westerns, 58-83.

3 feature westerns.

The Treasure of Worry Hill (1958). 1958.

1920 - 1981, 61. Ukraine. California.

57. Robert G. Walker

Director | Rescue 8

Had a son, Kim Walker.

131 westerns, 52-58.

1 feature western.

Ride in the Death Wagon (1952). 1952. Director.

1917 - 1988, 70.

58. Clint Walker

Actor | The Dirty Dozen

Clint Walker was born Norman Eugene Walker in Hartford, southwestern Illinois, to Gladys Huldah (Schwanda), a Czech immigrant, and Paul Arnold Walker, who was from Arkansas. Walker almost single-handedly started the western craze on TV in the 1950s as Cheyenne Bodie in Cheyenne (1955). Growing up ...

131 westerns, '55-2006. 12 feature westerns.

1927 - 2018, 90.

59. Olan Soule

Actor | Captain Midnight

Olan Soule was born in La Harpe, Illinois and began his acting career in 1926 on radio, performing for 11 years in the daytime soap opera "Bachelor's Children". A versatile actor with a "chameleon-like" voice, Soule played the male lead characters in plays presented on the evening radio show "First...

131 westerns, 50-80.

6 feature westerns.

Branded (1950). 1950.

1909 - 1994, 84.

60. John Lupton

Actor | Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter

Genial, fair-haired and boyishly handsome, lanky actor John Lupton's biggest claim to fame was as the co-star of the western TV series Broken Arrow (1956). A reliable actor, if not particularly distinctive, he enjoyed a four-decade-long career on stage, film and TV. Born on August 22, 1928, in ...

130 westerns, 53-88.

8 feature westerns.

Escape from Fort Bravo (1953). 1953. Stunts.

1928 - 1993, 65.

61. Stacy Harris

Actor | Dragnet

Stacy Harris, the Can-Am television, movie and radio actor (Harris had dual citizenship with Canada/USA) is probably best known for the many roles he played opposite Jack Webb in Dragnet (1954) and on other Webb-produced shows. Harris and Webb were close friends and Jack named one of his daughters ...

129 westerns, 53-71.

8 feature westerns.

The Long Rider (1959). 1959.

1918 - 1973, 54. Canada. California.

62. Leslie H. Martinson

Director | Batman: The Movie

Leslie H. Martinson was born on January 16, 1915 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Herbert Leslie Martinson. He is known for his work on Batman: The Movie (1966), The Six Million Dollar Man (1974) and Hot Rod Girl (1956). He was married to Connie Martinson. He died on September 3, 2016 in Los ...

128 westerns, 50-79.

1 feature western.

Ambush (1950). 1950. Script Supervisor.

The Hasty Gun (1957). 1957. Director.

1915 - 2016, 101.

63. Abby Singer

Production_manager | St. Elsewhere

Abby Singer was born on December 8, 1917 in New York City, New York, USA as Abner E. Singer. He is known for his work on St. Elsewhere (1982), Man in the Chair (2007) and Remington Steele (1982). He died on March 13, 2014 in Woodland Hills, California, USA.

128 westerns, 54-78.

4 feature westerns

Kid on a Calico Horse (1958). 1958. Assistant Director.

1917 - 2014, 96.

64. Ted Post

Director | Beneath the Planet of the Apes

Ted Post first began thinking about a career in show business in 1938, when he was working as a weekend usher at the Loew's Pitkin Theater in Brooklyn, New York, and getting so caught up in the movies that he would sometimes forget to escort the patrons to their seats. He received some acting ...

128 westerns, 56-85.

3 feature westerns.

The Dude (1959). 1959. Director.

1918 - 2013, 95.

65. Clyde Howdy

Actor | PT 109

Clyde Howdy was born on May 31, 1921 in Arlington, Ohio, USA as Clyde William Houdeshell. He is known for his work on PT 109 (1963), Mod Squad (1968) and The Name of the Game (1968). He died on October 3, 1969 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

126 westerns, 55-70.

7 feature westerns.

Marshal Masters, Wanted for the Murder of Cheyenne Bodie (1962). 1962. Credited.

1921 - 1969, 48.

66. Darby Hinton

Actor | Daniel Boone

Darby Hinton was born in Santa Monica California August 19th, 1957 to actor Ed Hinton, from Wilmington NC, and his school teacher wife, Marilynn Hinton from Chicago. The Hinton name goes back through early American history even crossing through Daniel Boone's family tree, while Marilynn's parents ...

125 + westerns, 64-17.

President Burnett, The Rise of the Republic (2015). 2015.

1957 --

67. Kam Tong

Actor | Flower Drum Song

Kam Tong was born on December 18, 1906 in San Francisco, California, USA. He was an actor, known for Flower Drum Song (1961), Mr. Garlund (1960) and Women of the Prehistoric Planet (1966). He died on November 8, 1969 in Costa Mesa, California.

125 westerns, 57-69.

2 feature westerns.

The Outlaw (1957). 1957.

1906 - 1969, 62.

68. Christian Nyby

Editor | To Have and Have Not

Christian Nyby, the television and movie director who achieved acclaim as a film editor before moving into the director's chair, was born on September 1, 1913, in Los Angeles, California. He made his reputation as a cutter during the 1940s, when he worked with the great helmer Howard Hawks, winning...

125 westerns, 47-70.

6 feature westerns.

Young Man with a Gun (1956). 1956. Director.

1913 - 1993, 80.

69. Dehl Berti

Actor | Wolfen

Character actor Dehl Berti was born on January 17, 1921 in Pueblo, Colorado. A Chiricahua Apache, Berti was often cast as Native Americans in both films and television shows alike. After moving to Los Angeles, California as a boy, Dehl began his career in show business writing for radio while a ...

124 westerns, 55-91.

2 feature westerns.

Chief Kiomi, Buffalo Kill (1959). 1959. Credited.

1921 - 1991, 70.

70. Sean McClory

Actor | The Quiet Man

Sean McClory was born in Dublin, Ireland, but spent his early life in Galway. He was the son of Hugh Patrick, an architect and civil engineer, and Mary Margaret Ball, who had been a model. Sean decided to become an actor and joined Dublin's renowned Abbey Theater (also known as the National Theater...

124 westerns, 49-87.

5 feature westerns.

Roughshod (1949). 1949.

The High Riders (1968). 1968.

1924 - 2003, 79. Ireland. USA.

*123 westerns, 40-65.

15 feature westerns.

Rin Tin Tin, Outlaw (1954). 1954. Director.

1903 - 1964, 61. Austria. California.

72. Judson Pratt

Actor | The Horse Soldiers

Judson Pratt was born on December 6, 1916 in Hingham, Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor, known for The Horse Soldiers (1959), Vigilante Force (1976) and Monster on the Campus (1958). He was married to Roberta Jonay. He died on February 9, 2002 in Northridge, California, USA.

122 westerns, 57-76.

4 feature westerns.

Ride into Darkness (1960). 1960.

1916 - 2002, 85.

73. Robert F. Simon

Actor | Operation Petticoat

A prolific character actor of imposing presence, Robert F. Simon drifted into acting via the Cleveland Playhouse, hoping that this would cure his natural propensity for shyness. After training at the Actor's Studio in New York he had a ten year run on Broadway (1942-52) in which he cut his teeth --...

120 westerns, 54-71.

7 feature westerns.

The Specialists (1971). 1971.

1908 - 1992, 83.

74. K.L. Smith

Actor | Star Trek

K.L. Smith was born on October 26, 1922 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA as Kenneth Lavelle Smith. He was an actor, known for Star Trek (1966), Combat! (1962) and The Untouchables (1959). He died on August 24, 1981 in San Diego County, California, USA.

120 westerns, 54-71.

6 feature westerns.

The Vagrants (1959). 1959.

1922 - 1981, 58.

75. Russell Thorson

Actor | Hang 'Em High

Russell Thorson was born on October 14, 1906 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA as Delos Russell Thorson. He was an actor, known for Hang 'Em High (1968), The Detectives (1959) and Ben Casey (1961). He died on July 6, 1982 in Van Nuys, California, USA.

119 westerns, 56-72.

9 feature westerns.

Hired Gun (1957). 1957.

1906 - 1982, 75.

76. Vic Perrin

Soundtrack | Watchmen

Vic Perrin was born on April 26, 1916 in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA. He was an actor, known for Watchmen (2009), Mission: Impossible (1966) and Gunsmoke (1955). He was married to Rita Perrin. He died on July 4, 1989 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

119 westerns, 52-73

3 feature westerns.

The Campaign of Billy Banjo (1960). 1960.

1916 - 1989, 73.

77. Jim Hogan

Production_manager | American Graffiti

118 TV westerns, 54-70.

Mesa of Missing Men (1959). 1959. Director.

78. Bill Baldwin

Actor | Rocky

Bill Baldwin was born on November 26, 1913 in Pueblo, Colorado, USA as William Theodore Baldwin. He was an actor, known for Rocky (1976), Rocky II (1979) and Rocky III (1982). He died on November 17, 1982 in Los Angeles County, California, USA.

117 westerns, 52-70.

4 feature westerns.

Take Me to Town (1953). 1953.

Double Showdown (1958). 1958. Narrator.

1913 - 1982, 68.

79. Gene Barry

Actor | The War of the Worlds

With effortless class and elegant charm Gene Barry took 50's and 60's TV by storm, after a rather lackluster start on the musical stage and in films. Born Eugene Klass in New York City on June 14, 1919, to Martin (an amateur violinist), and Eva (an amateur singer), he showed a gift at an early age ...

117 westerns, 53-91.

3 feature westerns.

Double Showdown (1958). 1958.

1919 - 2009, 90.

80. Ron Hayes

Actor | Everglades

Ron Hayes was born on February 26, 1929 in San Francisco, California, USA as Ronald G. Hayes. He was an actor, known for Everglades (1961), The Invaders (1967) and Dallas (1978). He was married to Betty Endicott and Joan. He died on October 1, 2004 in Malibu, California.

117 westerns, 57-79.

2 feature westerns.

Town of Fear (1957). 1957. Credited.

1929 - 2004, 75.

81. Charles H. Gray

Actor | Prophecy

Charles H. Gray was born on November 27, 1921 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. He was an actor, known for Prophecy (1979), The Young and the Restless (1973) and Charro! (1969). He died on August 2, 2008 in San Bernardino, California, USA.

116 westerns, 56-72.

8 feature westerns.

Tension at Table Rock (1956). 1956.

1921 - 2008, 86.

82. John Alderson

Actor | South Sea Woman

John "Basher" Alderson led a colorful life considering his origins in a mining village in the north of England. After spending all of two weeks as a miner, he lied about his age, joined the British Army and attained the rank of Major. Leaving for the US, he married a General's secretary and got ...

116 westerns, 55-90.

8 feature westerns.

Quicksand (1956). 1956.

1916 - 2006, 90. UK. USA.

83. James Nusser

Actor | Gunsmoke

James Nusser was born on May 3, 1905 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He was an actor, known for Gunsmoke (1955), Perry Mason (1957) and The Wild Wild West (1965). He died on June 6, 1979 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

113 westerns, 55-87.

4 feature westerns.

The Killer (1956). 1956, credited.

1905 - 1979, 74.

113 TV westerns, 56-69.

Turnabout (1956). 1956. Writer.

1915 - 1972, 57.

85. Russ Conway

Actor | What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Russ Conway was born on April 25, 1913 in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada as Russell Clarence Zink. He was an actor, known for What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962), The Hardy Boys: The Mystery of the Applegate Treasure (1956) and The Screaming Skull (1958). He was married to Muriel Morrison. He died ...

112 westerns, 48-69.

10 feature westerns.

Bounty Hunter (1955). 1955.

1913 - 2009, 95.

86. Arnold Roberts

Actor | The Muppet Movie

Cowboy actor, stuntman and quick-draw artist are all things that could be used to describe Arnold Roberts. His career started in the late 1950s and he appeared in such TV shows as "The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp" and "The Untouchables"

In the early 1960s. the president of Universal Studios wanted...

110 westerns, 59-80.

2 feature westerns.

The Lass with the Poisonous Air (1959). 1959.

1922 - 1986, 63.

87. Dennis Cross

Actor | The Blue Angels

Dennis Cross was born on December 17, 1924 in Whitefish, Montana, USA. He was an actor, known for The Blue Angels (1960), Mission: Impossible (1966) and Playhouse 90 (1956). He died on April 6, 1991 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

110 westerns, 56-72.

2 feature westerns.

Twenty-Four Hours at North Fork (1958). 1958.

1924 - 1991, 66.

88. Randy Boone

Actor | The Virginian

Randy Boone was born on January 17, 1942 in Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA as Clyde Wilson Randall Boone Jr. He is an actor, known for The Virginian (1962), Terminal Island (1973) and It's a Man's World (1962). He was previously married to Sylvia Howell.

110 westerns, 63-76.

Private Jamie, The Robert Harrison Clarke Story (1963). 1963.

1942 --

89. Robert Stevenson

Actor | Get Smart

Robert Stevenson was born on October 10, 1915 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor, known for Get Smart (1965), State Department: File 649 (1949) and The Twilight Zone (1959). He was married to Peggy Stevenson. He died on March 4, 1975 in Northridge, California, USA.

109 westerns, 52-67.

3 feature westerns.

The New Neighbor (1952). 1952.

1915 - 1975, 59.

90. Allen Jaffe

Actor | Papillon

Allen Jaffe was born on April 9, 1928 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for Papillon (1973), Circle of Fear (1972) and The Wild Wild West (1965). He was married to Jeri K. Decker. He died on March 18, 1989 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

107 westerns, 56-70.

3 feature westerns.

The Ordeal of Bud Windom (1965). 1965.

1928 - 1989, 60.

106 westerns, 56-81.

1 feature western.

Stage for Tucson (1956). 1956. Teleplay.

1922 - 2010, 87.

105 TV westerns, 61-96.

Men in Shadows (1961). 1961. Writer.

93. Ellen Corby

Actress | The Waltons

Ellen Corby was born Ellen Hansen on June 3, 1911, in Racine, Wisconsin. She began her career as a bit player in the film Speed Limited (1935) in 1940. Ellen would not be seen on the big screen again until 1945 in Cornered (1945). In 1946, she appeared in 14 films, although mostly in small, minor ...

105 westerns, 41-71.

15 feature westerns.

Granny Jellico, Blood Brother-in-Law (1964). 1964.

1911 - 1999, 87.

94. Arthur Browne Jr.

Writer | Fury

When asked about the final episode of The Rifleman, Browne said they came up with the plot of the snake in the bedroll because there was no money in the budget. The show was being canceled and they had one more show to do, so he wrote a plot in which Luke (Chuck Connors) and his son were out on the...

105 TV westerns, 55-71.

Lou Mallory (1962). 1962. Written by.

1923 - 2006, 82.

95. C. Carter Gibson

Assistant_director | Hank

104 TV westerns, 55-67.

Mountain Fortress (1955). 1955. Assistant Director.

1906 - 1983, 77.

96. Dick Simmons

Actor | Sergeant Preston of the Yukon

Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, Richard Simmons later moved to Minneapolis where he attended West High School and then the University of Minnesota. While at university he competed in fencing and swimming and also acted in a few theater productions. He left the Twin Cities in the 1930s and spent ...

104 westerns, 41-69.

6 feature westerns.

Man with the Steel Whip (1954). 1954.

The Williwaw (1956). 1956.

1913 - 2003, 89.

103 TV westerns, 58-78.

A Permanent Juliet (1958). 1958. Assistant Director.

1910 - 1986, 76. Greece, California.

98. Robert Brubaker

Actor | The Book of Acts Series

Robert Brubaker, son of George Brubaker and descendant of Jonas Sparks, a friend of frontiersman Daniel Boone, was born October 9, 1916 in Robinson, Illinois, a little town two hundred and ten miles south of Chicago and seven miles from the Wabash River. Probably the towns only claim to fame is ...

103 westerns, 56-75.

3 feature westerns.

Wishing Well (1958). 1958.

1916 - 2010, 93.

99. Gregory Walcott

Actor | Plan 9 from Outer Space

Gregory Walcott grew up in North Carolina and went into the Army just after the end of World War II. After leaving the service, he grew restless on the East Coast and, with $100 in his pocket, thumbed his way west to pursue an acting career. An agent who spotted him in a little theater play helped ...

103 westerns, 54-78.

7 feature westerns.

The Travelers (1956). 1956.

1928 - 2015, 87.

100. Jan Merlin

Writer | Another World

American character actor specializing in villainous types, much in television. A native of New York City, Merlin studied at P.S. 15, Mangin Junior High School, Grace Church Choir School for Boys, and Stuyvesant High School. During the Second World War, he served as a torpedoman in the U.S. Navy in ...

102 westerns, 56-91.

6 feature westerns.

Vengeance Trail (1957). 1957.

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