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Earl Holliman

Louisiana-born actor Earl Holliman, after a stint in the Navy, studied at UCLA and the Pasadena Playhouse before earning his break in the Martin/Lewis comedy Scared Stiff (1953). He gained clout after portraying a variety of young, manly characters in rugged westerns and war drama, ranging from dim and/or good-natured to overly impulsive and/or ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

Forbidden Planet
The Sons of Katie Elder
Giant 'Bob' Dace
The Rainmaker
The Rainmaker Jim Curry


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 2000 The Perfect Tenant
Arthur Michaels
 2000 Chicken Soup for the Soul (TV Series)
 1999 Bad City Blues
Joe Gags
 1997-1999 NightMan (TV Series)
Frank Dominus
 1996-1999 Caroline in the City (TV Series)
Fred Duffy
 1997 NightMan (TV Movie)
Frank Dominus
 1996 Captain Planet and the Planeteers (TV Series)
 1991-1994 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Wayne Platte / Sheriff J.T. Tanner
 1992-1993 Delta (TV Series)
Darden Towe
 1992 In the Heat of the Night (TV Series)
Dr. Lambert
 1991 P.S.I. Luv U (TV Series)
Matthew Durning
 1990 Empty Nest (TV Series)
Mike Bradovitch
 1987 Gunsmoke: Return to Dodge (TV Movie)
Jake Flagg
 1987 American Harvest (TV Movie)
Krab Hogan
 1986 Shattered If Your Kid's on Drugs (TV Movie)
Kim's Father
 1986 Hotel (TV Series)
Owen McDermott
 1983 The Thorn Birds (TV Mini-Series)
Luddie Mueller
 1982 Country Gold (TV Movie)
Wade Purcell
 1981 Sharky's Machine
 1979-1980 CHiPs (TV Series)
Earl Holliman
 1980 Where the Ladies Go (TV Movie)
 1979 The Solitary Man (TV Movie)
Dave Keyes
 1979 Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff
Ed Eckles
 1974-1978 Police Woman (TV Series)
Lt. Bill Crowley / Sgt. Bill Crowley
 1977 Alexander: The Other Side of Dawn (TV Movie)
Ray Church
 1974 Police Story (TV Series)
Sergeant Charlie Ryan
 1974 I Love You... Good-bye
Tom Chandler
 1974 Cry Panic (TV Movie)
Sheriff Ross Cabot
 1973 Trapped (TV Movie)
David Moore
 1973 The Six Million Dollar Man: Wine, Women and War (TV Movie)
Harry Donner
 1973 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Chris Conway
 1966-1973 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Frank / Drake Faron / Walker Carr / ...
 1970-1973 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Cal Winslow / Cal Finch
 1971-1973 Medical Center (TV Series)
Brent / Dr. Ian Hayton
 1969-1973 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Boone Shadler / Will Hackett / Will Smith
 1972 The Rookies (TV Series)
Easy Wyatt
 1972 The Biscuit Eater
Harve McNeil
 1971 Alias Smith and Jones (TV Series)
 1971 Cannon (TV Movie)
 1971/I Montserrat (TV Movie)
 1971 Ironside (TV Series)
Gordy Brokaw
 1970 Tribes (TV Movie)
 1970 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
Major Arlin McCoy
 1970 Smoke (TV Movie)
Cal Finch
 1969 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Father Hugh
 1969 The Desperate Mission (TV Movie)
Shad Clay
 1968 Anzio
Platoon Sgt. Abe Stimmler
 1968 The Power
Prof. Talbot Scott
 1968 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
Sheriff Lonny Querido
 1967 Custer (TV Series)
Dan Samuels
 1967 A Covenant with Death
Brian Talbot
 1965 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Charley Judd
 1965 Slattery's People (TV Series)
Major Roger Dyne
 1965 The Virginian (TV Series)
 1965 The Sons of Katie Elder
Matt Elder
 1965 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Capt. Bob Hill
 1965 12 O'Clock High (TV Series)
Lt. Paul Stiger
 1965 Bonanza (TV Series)
Sherman Clegg
 1964 The Great Adventure (TV Series)
Will Cross
 1962-1963 Wide Country (TV Series)
Mitch Guthrie
 1962 Checkmate (TV Series)
Jack Quentin
 1962 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
David Seymour
 1962 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Mitch Guthrie
 1962 Bus Stop (TV Series)
Allan Stumbo
 1961 Summer and Smoke
Archie Kramer
 1961 Westinghouse Presents: The Dispossessed (TV Movie)
 1961 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Paul Williams
 1961 Armored Command
 1959-1960 Hotel de Paree (TV Series)
 1960 Visit to a Small Planet
 1959 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Mike Ferris
 1959 Last Train from Gun Hill
Rick Belden
 1959 The Trap
Tippy Anderson
 1958 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
Les Tranier
 1957-1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Robin Tripp / Capt. Volodney
 1958 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Wayne Pilgrim
 1958 Hot Spell
John Henry 'Buddy' Duval Jr.
 1958 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
 1957 Don't Go Near the Water
Adam Garrett
 1957 Trooper Hook
Jeff Bennett
 1957 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
Tom Cotterell
 1957 Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
Charles Bassett
 1956 The Rainmaker
Jim Curry
 1956 Giant
'Bob' Dace
 1956 The Burning Hills
Mort Bayliss
 1956 Forbidden Planet
 1955 The Big Combo
 1954 The Bridges at Toko-Ri
Nestor Gamidge
 1954 Broken Lance
Denny Devereaux
 1954 Tennessee Champ
Happy Jackfield
 1953 East of Sumatra
Cupid (as Henry Earl Holliman)
 1953 Devil's Canyon
 1953 Scared Stiff
Elevator Operator (uncredited)
 1953 The Girls of Pleasure Island
Marine (uncredited)
 1953 Destination Gobi
Frank Swenson (uncredited)
 1952 Pony Soldier
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
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Other Works:

(March 20 to April 28, 1973) He acted in Tennessee Williams' play, "A Streetcar Named Desire," in the 25th Anniversary Production at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California with Jon Voight and Faye Dunaway in the cast. James Bridges was director. See more »

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1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Henry Earl Holliman


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He is one of the few former Hollywood performers who, even in retirement, takes great care, thought, and pride in replying to every piece of fan mail he receives. See more »


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