Rod Cameron (I) (1910–1983)

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The well-worn phrase "Tall in the saddle" is certainly one easy way of describing (and perhaps pigeon-holing) leathery, wiry-framed 1940s and early 1950s western film star Rod Cameron, although he proved quite capable in crime stories, horrors and even swing-era musicals. The 6'4" Canadian-born actor was born Nathan Roderick Cox on December 7, 1910... See full bio »

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Known For

Panhandle John Sands
Trigger Trail Clint Farrel
The Runaround Eddie J. Kildane
G-Men vs. The Black Dragon Agent Rex Bennett


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 1978 Project U.F.O. (TV Series)
Chief Gaffrey
- Sighting 4003: The Fremont Incident (1978) ... Chief Gaffrey
 1977 Love and the Midnight Auto Supply
Sheriff Dawson
 1976 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Jack Chilson
- A Bad Deal in the Valley (1976) ... Jack Chilson
 1975 Psychic Killer
Dr. Commanger
 1975 Jessi's Girls
 1971-1975 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Martin Broule / Henry Komac / Slim Berkeley
- Follow Up (1975) ... Martin Broule
- Foothill Division: Mac's Boots (1973) ... Henry Komac
- Log 88 - Reason to Run (1971) ... Slim Berkeley
 1974 Police Story (TV Series)
Lieutenant Tracey
- Glamour Boy (1974) ... Lieutenant Tracey
 1972 Alias Smith and Jones (TV Series)
Luke Billings / Sheriff Grimly
- High Lonesome Country (1972) ... Luke Billings
- The Biggest Game in the West (1972) ... Sheriff Grimly
 1972 The French Love (uncredited)
 1971 Bearcats! (TV Series)
Warden Price
- Conqueror's Gold (1971) ... Warden Price
 1971 The Last Movie
Pat Garrett
 1971 Evel Knievel
Charlie Knesson
 1970 The Virginian (TV Series)
- Gun Quest (1970) ... Dunn
 1969 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Esau Billings
- The Civilized Men (1969) ... Esau Billings
 1967 Hondo (TV Series)
Martin Blaine
- Hondo and the Sudden Town (1967) ... Martin Blaine
 1966 Winnetou and Old Firehand
Old Firehand
 1966 Iron Horse (TV Series)
Major Rogers
- The Pride of the Bottom of the Barrel (1966) ... Major Rogers
 1966 Branded (TV Series)
Holland Thorp
- Barbed Wire (1966) ... Holland Thorp
 1966 Bonanza (TV Series)
Curtis Wade
- Ride the Wind: Part 2 (1966) ... Curtis Wade
- Ride the Wind: Part 1 (1966) ... Curtis Wade
 1965 The Bounty Killer
Johnny Liam
 1965 Requiem for a Gunfighter
Dave McCloud
 1964 Bullets and the Flesh
Nathaniel Masters
 1964 Bullets Don't Argue
Pat Garrett
 1964 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
- Have Girls, Will Travel (1964) ... Tiny
 1963 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Grover Johnson
- The Case of the Bouncing Boomerang (1963) ... Grover Johnson
 1963 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Harry Joe Murdock
- Who Killed Holly Howard? (1963) ... Harry Joe Murdock
 1963 The Gun Hawk
Sheriff Ben Corey
 1959-1963 Laramie (TV Series)
Roy Halloran / Christy / John Cole / ...
- Broken Honor (1963) ... Roy Halloran
- Lost Allegiance (1962) ... Christy
- The Last Journey (1961) ... John Cole
- Men in Shadows (1961) ... Dixie Howard
- Drifter's Gold (1960) ... Tom Bedloe
 1962 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Nathan Chance
- Assignment in Gloribee (1962) ... Nathan Chance
 1960-1961 Coronado 9 (TV Series)
Dan Adams
- They Met in Honolulu (1961) ... Dan Adams
- Blonde Herring (1961) ... Dan Adams
- Singapore Girl (1961) ... Dan Adams
- The Daley Double (1961) ... Dan Adams
- Flee Now, Pay Later (1961) ... Dan Adams
 1960 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Mr. Newsome
- The Man Who Found the Money (1960) ... Mr. Newsome
 1956-1959 State Trooper (TV Series)
Lt. Rod Blake
- Larceny and Old Ace (1959) ... Lt. Rod Blake
- The Woman Who Cried Wolf (1959) ... Lt. Rod Blake
- Another Chance (1959) ... Lt. Rod Blake
- The Girl on Cloud Nine (1959) ... Lt. Rod Blake
- Everything Else Is Bridgeport (1959) ... Lt. Rod Blake
 1958 The Man Who Died Twice
William 'Bill' Brennon
 1958 The Electronic Monster
Jeff Keenan
 1957 Spoilers of the Forest
Boyd Caldwell
 1955-1956 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Warren / Dave Goodwick
- New Slant (1956) ... Warren
- Tropical Secretary (1955) ... Dave Goodwick
 1956 Yaqui Drums
Webb Dunham
 1956 Passport to Treason
Mike O'Kelly
 1956 Crossroads (TV Series)
Dr. Ervin Seale
- Deadly Fear (1956) ... Dr. Ervin Seale
 1955-1956 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Sandy / Jonathan Hart
- A Tombstone for Taro (1956) ... Sandy
- Win a Cigar (1955) ... Jonathan Hart
 1956 Star Stage (TV Series)
Trooper Rod Blake
- Killer on Horseback (1956) ... Trooper Rod Blake
 1955 The Fighting Chance
Bill Binyon
 1955 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Jack Chalmers
- Gusher City (1955) ... Jack Chalmers
 1955 Headline Hunters
Hugh 'Woody' Woodruff
 1955 Double Jeopardy
Marc Hill
 1955 Santa Fe Passage
Jess Griswold
 1953-1955 City Detective (TV Series)
Detective Lt. Bart Grant / Lt. Bart Grant
- Case of the Beautiful Miss X (1955) ... Detective Lt. Bart Grant
- Found in a Pawnshop (1955) ... Lt. Bart Grant
- Man Down, Woman Screaming (1955) ... Detective Lt. Bart Grant
- Highest Bidder (1955) ... Detective Lt. Bart Grant
- Come Back, Little Witness (1955) ... Detective Lt. Bart Grant
 1954 Hell's Outpost
Tully Gibbs
 1954 Southwest Passage
Edward Fitzpatrick Beale
 1954 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Silence (1954)
 1953 The Steel Lady
Mike Monahan
 1953 San Antone
Carl Miller
 1952-1953 Chevron Theatre (TV Series)
Ashley Cummings
- Long Lost Wife (1952) ... Ashley Cummings
 1952 Ride the Man Down
Will Ballard
 1952 Gruen Guild Theater (TV Series)
 1952 The Jungle
Steve Bentley
 1952 Woman of the North Country
Kyle Ramlo
 1952 Wagons West
Jeff Curtis
 1952 Fort Osage
Tom Clay
 1951 The Sea Hornet
Gunner McNeil
 1951 Cavalry Scout
Kirby Frye
 1951 Oh! Susanna
Captain Webb Calhoun
 1950 Stage to Tucson
Grif Holbrook
 1950 Short Grass
Steve Llewellyn
 1950 Dakota Lil
Harve Logan / Kid Curry
 1949 Brimstone
Johnny Tremaine
 1949 Stampede
Mike McCall
 1948 Strike It Rich
Duke Massey
 1948 Belle Starr's Daughter
Bob 'Bitter Creek' Yauntis
 1948 The Plunderers
John Drum
 1948 River Lady
Dan Corrigan
 1948 Panhandle
John Sands
 1947 Pirates of Monterey
Captain Phillip Kent
 1946 The Runaround
Eddie J. Kildane
 1945 Frontier Gal
Johnny Hart
 1945 Renegades of the Rio Grande
Buck Emerson
 1945 Swing Out, Sister
Geoffrey Cabot
 1945 Beyond the Pecos
Lew Remington
 1944 The Old Texas Trail
Jim Wiley
 1944 Riders of the Santa Fe
Matt Conway
 1944 Mrs. Parkington
Al Swann
 1944 Trigger Trail
Clint Farrel
 1944 Boss of Boomtown
Steve Hazard
 1943 Riding High
Sam Welch
 1943 The Kansan
 1943 The Good Fellows
Soldier (uncredited)
 1943 Honeymoon Lodge
Big Boy Carson
 1943 No Time for Love
Taylor (uncredited)
 1943 G-Men vs. The Black Dragon
Agent Rex Bennett
 1942 Commandos Strike at Dawn
 1942 Star Spangled Rhythm
Petty Officer (uncredited)
 1942 The Forest Rangers
Jim Lawrence
 1942 Wake Island
Capt. Pete Lewis
 1942 Priorities on Parade
Stage Manager
 1942 True to the Army
Pvt. O'Toole
 1942 The Remarkable Andrew
Jesse James
 1942 The Fleet's In
'Texas' - Sailor (uncredited)
 1941 Pacific Blackout
 1941 Among the Living
Eddie - Man in Cafe (uncredited)
 1941 No Hands on the Clock
Tom Reed
 1941 The Night of January 16th
Attorney Polk's Assistant
 1941 Henry Aldrich for President
Ed Calkins
 1941 Nothing But the Truth
Sailor (uncredited)
 1941 Buy Me That Town
 1941 The Parson of Panamint
Porter, Young Prospector, 'Son' in Prologue (uncredited)
 1941 Riders of Death Valley
Rider (uncredited)
 1941 I Wanted Wings
Voice on loudspeaker (uncredited)
 1941 The Monster and the Girl
Sam Daniels
 1940 Life with Henry
Bill Van Dusen
 1940 Christmas in July
 1940 North West Mounted Police
Corporal Underhill
 1940 The Quarterback
 1940 Rangers of Fortune
Shelby Henchman (uncredited)
 1940 Stagecoach War
Townsman (uncredited)
 1940 Those Were the Days!
Bartlett - Student Waiter (uncredited)
 1940 If I Had My Way
Slim - Bridge Worker (uncredited)
 1939 The Old Maid
Undetermined Secondary Role (scenes deleted)
 1939 Heritage of the Desert
Cowhand (uncredited)
Show Show Stunts (2 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Self (4 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (4 credits)

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In the old Hollywood, acting was fun. The atmosphere was looser. We used to play practical jokes on each other.


According to one reference book, Rod supposedly had a daughter from a very early and unreported first marriage. See more »

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