Peter Breck (1929–2012)


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Breck was born Joseph Peter Breck, the son of a jazz musician also named Joseph (nicknamed "Jobie"). Over time, his father worked with such legendary greats as Fats Waller, Bix Beiderbecke, Paul Whiteman and Billie Holiday. Nicknamed "Buddy" while young, Peter's parents were on the road for much of his early life and he was sent to live with his ... See full bio »

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Known For

Shock Corridor Johnny Barrett
(1963)
The Big Valley Nick Barkley
(1965-1969)
The Crawling Hand Steve Curan
(1963)
(1982)

Filmography

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 2017 The Forsaken Westerns (TV Series)
Cowboy
- Western Union (2017) ... Cowboy
 2002 John Doe (TV Series)
William Leverton
- Past Imperfect (2002) ... William Leverton (uncredited)
 1999 Enemy Action
Gen. Turner
 1998 The New Batman Adventures (TV Series)
Farmer Brown / Enoch Brown / Goat
- Critters (1998) ... Farmer Brown / Enoch Brown / Goat (voice)
 1997 L.A. Heat (TV Series)
Wayne Berry / Captain Crimestopper
- Captain Crimestopper (1997) ... Wayne Berry / Captain Crimestopper
 1996/I Lulu
 1996 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Kendal's Father
- Mind Over Matter (1996) ... Kendal's Father
 1995 Decoy
Wellington
 1993 Sworn to Vengeance (TV Movie)
Chief Kelly
 1991 Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus (TV Movie)
Chambers
 1991 I Still Dream of Jeannie (TV Movie)
Sahm-Ir
 1991 Highway 61
Mr. Watson
 1990 Terminal City Ricochet
Ross Glimore
 1981-1985 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
Reggie Marinak / Nick Barkley / Sheriff Owens
- The King of the Stuntmen (1985) ... Reggie Marinak
- King of the Cowboys (1984) ... Nick Barkley
- The Human Torch (1981) ... Sheriff Owens
 1983 Masquerade (TV Series)
Senator John Weybourne
- Girls for Sale (1983) ... Senator John Weybourne
 1979-1982 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Colonel / Casey West
- The Angel's Triangle/Natchez Bound (1982) ... Colonel
- Cowboy/Substitute Wife (1979) ... Casey West
 1982 The Sword and the Sorcerer
King Leonidas
 1981 The Dukes of Hazzard (TV Series)
J.J. Sunday
- The Hack of Hazzard (1981) ... J.J. Sunday
 1980 The Incredible Hulk (TV Series)
Hull
- The Lottery (1980) ... Hull
 1979 The Secret Empire (TV Series)
Jesse Keller
- Chapter XIV: Escape to the Stars (1979) ... Jesse Keller
- Chapter XII: Powerhouse (1979) ... Jesse Keller
- Chapter 6: Seeds of Revolt (1979) ... Jesse Keller
- Chapter V: The Mind Twisters (1979) ... Jesse Keller
 1978 Vega$ (TV Series)
Walter Melford
- Second Stanza (1978) ... Walter Melford
 1978 Black Beauty (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Halverson
 1977 The Six Million Dollar Man (TV Series)
Silver Cloud
- To Catch the Eagle (1977) ... Silver Cloud
 1975 S.W.A.T. (TV Series)
Marco
- Murder by Fire (1975) ... Marco
 1975 Violence in Blue (TV Movie)
 1974 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
George Noland
- Downshift to Danger (1974) ... George Noland
 1974 Benji
Dr. Chapman
 1973 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series)
Mike Palmer
- Why Is a Crooked Letter (1973) ... Mike Palmer
 1972 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Harry Cordel
- Crack-Up (1972) ... Harry Cordel
 1972 A Man for Hanging (TV Movie)
Avery Porter
 1971 Alias Smith and Jones (TV Series)
Chuck Morgan
- The Great Shell Game (1971) ... Chuck Morgan
 1964-1970 The Virginian (TV Series)
Lafe Harkness / Jess Carver
- Hannah (1970) ... Lafe Harkness
- Rope of Lies (1964) ... Jess Carver
 1965-1969 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Nick Barkley
- Point and Counterpoint (1969) ... Nick Barkley
- Flight from San Miguel (1969) ... Nick Barkley
- Danger Road (1969) ... Nick Barkley (credit only)
- Town of No Exit (1969) ... Nick Barkley (credit only)
- The Other Face of Justice (1969) ... Nick Barkley
 1965 The Glory Guys
Lt. Bunny Hodges
 1965 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Wiley Bondesen
- Connery's Hands (1965) ... Wiley Bondesen
 1963-1965 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Peter Warren / William Sherwood / Clay Elliot
- The Case of the Gambling Lady (1965) ... Peter Warren
- The Case of the Antic Angel (1964) ... William Sherwood
- The Case of the Bluffing Blast (1963) ... Clay Elliot
 1965 Branded (TV Series)
Crispo
- The Mission: Part 3 (1965) ... Crispo
- The Mission: Part 2 (1965) ... Crispo
 1964 Bonanza (TV Series)
Ward Bannister
- The Cheating Game (1964) ... Ward Bannister
 1963 Mr. Novak (TV Series)
Dr. Ted Dietrich
- A Feeling for Friday (1963) ... Dr. Ted Dietrich
 1963 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Sen. Orville
- O.B.I.T. (1963) ... Sen. Orville
 1963 Shock Corridor
Johnny Barrett
 1963 The Crawling Hand
Steve Curan
 1963 Hootenanny Hoot
Ted Grover
 1958-1963 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Jubal / Fly Hoyt
- The Odyssey of Jubal Tanner (1963) ... Jubal
- The Patsy (1958) ... Fly Hoyt
 1963 General Hospital (TV Series)
The Magus / Masters (1982)
 1962 Red Nightmare (Short)
Russian Officer
 1958-1962 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Claude Price (Opie) / Mark Wade / Tim Winslow / ...
- Wolf! Cried the Blonde (1962) ... Claude Price (Opie)
- Nightmare (1962) ... Mark Wade
- Face in the Window (1961) ... Tim Winslow
- Lovely Lady, Pity Me (1958) ... Charles Dixon
 1961-1962 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Tony Chance / Sheriff Matt Kilgore / James Abbot
- Dark Decision (1962) ... Tony Chance
- Indian Gold (1962) ... Sheriff Matt Kilgore
- Legacy of the Lost (1961) ... James Abbot
 1962 The Gallant Men (TV Series)
Pvt. Draper
- Retreat to Concorde (1962) ... Pvt. Draper
 1958-1962 Lawman (TV Series)
Pete Bole / Hale Connors / First Ranch Hand
- Jailbreak (1962) ... Pete Bole
- Trapped (1961) ... Hale Connors
- The Badge (1958) ... First Ranch Hand
 1962 Lad: A Dog
Stephen Tremayne
 1961-1962 Surfside 6 (TV Series)
Harry Sturgis / Mark Goodwin
- Squeeze Play (1962) ... Harry Sturgis
- Thieves Among Honor (1961) ... Mark Goodwin
 1960-1962 Maverick (TV Series)
Doc Holliday / Sheriff Dan Trevor
- One of Our Trains Is Missing (1962) ... Doc Holliday
- Marshal Maverick (1962) ... Doc Holliday
- The Maverick Report (1962) ... Doc Holliday
- A Technical Error (1961) ... Doc Holliday
- Triple Indemnity (1961) ... Doc Holliday
 1960-1962 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Ray Martins / Johnny Arnold / Lou Norris
- Aloha, Cricket (1962) ... Ray Martins
- It Ain't Cricket (1961) ... Johnny Arnold
- Baker's Half Dozen (1960) ... Lou Norris
 1961 The Roaring 20's (TV Series)
Benny Lester / Buddy Benedict / Joe Peabody
- Everybody Loves Benny (1961) ... Benny Lester
- Big Town Blues (1961) ... Buddy Benedict / Joe Peabody
 1961 Portrait of a Mobster
Frank Brennan
 1958-1961 Bronco (TV Series)
Theodore Roosevelt / Jim Brandt
- Yankee Tornado (1961) ... Theodore Roosevelt
- Quest of the Thirty Dead (1958) ... Jim Brandt (uncredited)
 1960 The Beatniks
Mooney
 1960 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Theodore Roosevelt / Lt. John Stickney
- Man from Medora (1960) ... Theodore Roosevelt
- The Shadow Catcher (1960) ... Lt. John Stickney
 1959-1960 Black Saddle (TV Series)
Clay Culhane
- End of the Line (1960) ... Clay Culhane
- The Penalty (1960) ... Clay Culhane
- A Case of Slow (1960) ... Clay Culhane
- The Return (1960) ... Clay Culhane
- The Cabin (1960) ... Clay Culhane
 1959 Sea Hunt (TV Series)
Joe Gordon
- Treasure Hunt (1959) ... Joe Gordon
 1959 The Wild and the Innocent
Chip Miller
 1958-1959 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Roy Bancroft / Marshal / Sundance Kid
- Day of the Killing (1959) ... Roy Bancroft
- The Doctor Keeps a Promise (1958) ... Marshal
- Sundown at Bitter Creek (1958) ... Sundance Kid
 1958 The Restless Gun (TV Series)
Brett Dixon
- Take Me Home (1958) ... Brett Dixon
 1958 I Want to Live!
Ben Miranda (uncredited)
 1958 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Alf Meadows
- The Tobias Jones Story (1958) ... Alf Meadows
 1958 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Kurt Sprague / Frank Weaver
- The Protégé (1958) ... Kurt Sprague
- The Teacher (1958) ... Frank Weaver
 1958 Highway Patrol (TV Series)
Whitey Sims
- Hostage (1958) ... Whitey Sims
 1958 Tombstone Territory (TV Series)
Sam Dixon
- The Lady Gambler (1958) ... Sam Dixon
 1958 Thunder Road
Stacey Gouge
 1958 The Court of Last Resort (TV Series)
Deputy Bart Styles
- The Mary Morales Case (1958) ... Deputy Bart Styles
 1957 The Gray Ghost (TV Series)
Dooley
- The Deserter (1957) ... Dooley
 1956 The Sheriff of Cochise (TV Series)
Doyle Ranker
- The Turkey Farmers (1956) ... Doyle Ranker
 1955 Lamp Unto My Feet (TV Series)
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(10/22/57) Stage: Appeared in George Bernard Shaw's play "The Doctor's Dilemma," at the Arena Stage Theatre in Washington, DC, with Louis Edmonds, Astrid Wilsrud, William Ball, Nicolas Coster, Lois Alexander, Allen Joseph, Tom Bosley, Michael Lewis, Ed Preble, Clarissa Verissimo, Michael Foley, Clayton Corzatte and Warner ... See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Peter & Diane

Height:

6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on his character Nick Barkley in The Big Valley (1965)] Nick Barkley is a driven character with his own set of ethics and morals. He couldn't survive today, because he didn't believe in corporate discussions. I loved him for that . . . He was always truthful, and he would say it like it is, even if others didn't want to hear it. That made him a little bit of a boor, but Nick's philosophy was, "... See more »

Trivia:

Son of a traveling jazz musician. He was raised by his grandparents in Haverhill, MA. He served in the US Navy. After his naval service he studied drama and English at the University of Houston in Houston, TX, where he performed in theater productions at the Alley Theater before moving to the Arena Theater in Washington, DC, where Robert Mitchum saw him in George Bernard Shaw's play, "Man of ... See more »

Nickname:

Buddy

Star Sign:

Pisces

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