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Steve Cochran (I) (1917–1965)

Born Robert Alexander Cochran, son of a California lumberman, he worked mostly in the theatre before landing a contract with Samuel Goldwyn in 1945. His debut was Wonder Man (1945) with Virginia Mayo and Danny Kaye. From 1949 to 1952, he was signed to Warner Brothers, then started up his own production company. In 1965 he sailed off in his yacht ... See full bio »


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 2018 The Forsaken Westerns (TV Series)
John C. Fremont
- Fremont the Trailblazer (2018) ... John C. Fremont
 1965 Bonanza (TV Series)
Burk Shannon / Booth Shannon
- The Trap (1965) ... Burk Shannon / Booth Shannon
 1964-1965 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Fletcher Seamway / Phil Ross / St. John Carlisle
- Who Killed the Rest? (1965) ... Fletcher Seamway
- Who Killed WHO IV? (1964) ... St. John Carlisle
 1964 Mozambique
Brad Webster
 1964 Mr. Broadway (TV Series)
- An Eye on Emily (1964) ... Buddy
 1964 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Father Patrick Manogue
- The Westside of Heaven (1964) ... Father Patrick Manogue
 1963 Of Love and Desire
Steve Corey
 1963 Route 66 (TV Series)
Hank Saxon
 1963 Stoney Burke (TV Series)
Mal Torrance
- Death Rides a Pale Horse (1963) ... Mal Torrance
 1962 The Virginian (TV Series)
Jamie Dobbs
- West (1962) ... Jamie Dobbs
 1962 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Obie Roberts
- Obituary for Mr.X (1962) ... Obie Roberts
 1961 Bus Stop (TV Series)
Jed Shelby
- Afternoon of a Cowboy (1961) ... Jed Shelby
 1960-1961 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Nate Kester / Eddie Fletcher
- 90-Proof Dame (1961) ... Nate Kester
- The Purple Gang (1960) ... Eddie Fletcher
 1961 The Deadly Companions
Billy Keplinger
 1960 The Renegade (TV Movie)
Rory O'Neill
 1960 Shirley Temple's Storybook (TV Series)
Chief Cornplanter
- The Indian Captive (1960) ... Chief Cornplanter
 1960 Naked City (TV Series)
Niccolo Mori
- Debt of Honor (1960) ... Niccolo Mori
 1959 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Fred Renard
- What You Need (1959) ... Fred Renard
 1959 The Big Operator
Bill Gibson
 1959 The Beat Generation
Dave Culloran
 1959 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
- Strictly Personal (1959) ... Joe
 1959 I Mobster
Joe Sante
 1958 Quantrill's Raiders
 1958 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Marshal Cam Tolby
- Debt of Gratitude (1958) ... Marshal Cam Tolby
 1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
- Outlaw's Boots (1957)
 1957 Il Grido
 1954-1957 Climax! (TV Series)
Jack Rice / Ralph Leslie
- Fear Is the Hunter (1956) ... Jack Rice
- The After House (1954) ... Ralph Leslie
 1957 Slander
H.R. Manley
 1954-1956 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Slick / Jim
- The Menace of Hasty Heights (1956) ... Slick
- Trip Around the Block (1954) ... Jim
 1956 The Weapon
Mark Andrews
 1956 Come Next Spring
Matt Ballot
 1955 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
- The Seeds of Hate (1955) ... Drogo
 1953-1955 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Dan / Peter Hadley
- A Most Contagious Game (1955) ... Dan
- The Role of a Lover (1954) ... Peter Hadley
- Letter of Love (1953)
 1954 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Captain John Pringle
- Foreign Affair (1954) ... Captain John Pringle
 1954 Private Hell 36
Cal Bruner
 1954 Circus of Love (uncredited)
 1954 Carnival Story
Joe Hammond
 1953 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Luke Martens
- Three Just Men (1953) ... Luke Martens
 1953 Shark River
Dan Webley
 1953 Back to God's Country
Paul Blake
 1953 The Desert Song
Captain Claude Fontaine
 1953 She's Back on Broadway
Rick Sommers
 1952 Operation Secret
Marcel Brevoort
 1952 The Lion and the Horse
Ben Kirby
 1951 The Tanks Are Coming
Francis Aloysius 'Sully' Sullivan
 1951 Jim Thorpe -- All-American
Peter Allendine
 1951 Tomorrow Is Another Day
Bill Clark / Mike Lewis
 1951 Inside the Walls of Folsom Prison
Chuck Daniels
 1951 Raton Pass
Cy Van Cleave
 1951 Storm Warning
Hank Rice
 1950 Dallas
Bryant Marlow
 1950 Highway 301
George Legenza
 1950 The Damned Don't Cry
Nick Prenta
 1949 White Heat
Big Ed Somers
 1949 NBC Presents (TV Series)
- Tin Can Skipper (1949)
 1949 Repertory Theatre (TV Series)
 1948 A Song Is Born
Tony Crow
 1947 Copacabana
Steve Hunt
 1946 The Chase
Eddie Roman
 1946 The Kid from Brooklyn
Speed McFarlane
 1945 The Gay Senorita
Tim O'Brien
 1945 Boston Blackie's Rendezvous
Jimmy Cook
 1945 Wonder Man
Ten Grand Jackson
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Stage: Appeared (Broadway debut) in "Broken Hearts of Broadway" on Broadway. See more »

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I don't act like a hood. I'm basically a decent person and I let this come through in my portrayals. After all, a guy has to make a living some way, even if he's a gangster. See more »


Moved to Hollywood in the late 1930s but couldn't get a break or even a screen test. He pursued theatre instead and traveled around extensively. While appearing in a little theatre production of "There's Always Juliet," he adopted the name of one of the play's characters, Steve Cochran, to be his stage moniker. See more »

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