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Don Matheson (I) (1929–2014)


Don Matheson was born on August 5, 1929 in Dearborn, Michigan, USA. He was an actor, known for Land of the Giants (1968), Lost in Space (1965) and Murph the Surf (1975). He was married to Deanna Lund and Maxine Arnold Franklin. He died on June 29, 2014 in Woodland Hills, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Land of the Giants
Land of the Giants Mark Wilson
(1968-1970)
Lost in Space
Lost in Space IDAK Alpha 12 / Rethso
(1965-1967)
Murph the Surf
(1975)
Dynasty
Dynasty Commander / Frank Carter
(1981-1987)

Filmography

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 1999 7th Heaven (TV Series)
Ron
- Nobody Knows... (1999) ... Ron
 1993 Younger and Younger
Max
 1992 Somebody's Daughter (TV Movie)
Wilkie
 1991 The New Lassie (TV Series)
Capt. Kelner
- The Stranger (1991) ... Capt. Kelner
 1990 Dragonfight
Dartois
 1988 Santa Barbara (TV Series)
Frank Larson
- Episode #1.1081 (1988) ... Frank Larson
- Episode #1.1080 (1988) ... Frank Larson
- Episode #1.1079 (1988) ... Frank Larson
 1981-1987 Dynasty (TV Series)
Commander / Frank Carter
- The Siege: Part 1 (1987) ... Commander
- The Dinner Party (1981) ... Frank Carter
 1987 Six Against the Rock (TV Movie)
General Merrill
 1986 Magnum, P.I. (TV Series)
Paul Mayfield
- Novel Connection (1986) ... Paul Mayfield
 1986 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
D.A.
- Remembrance of Hits Past (1986) ... D.A.
 1985 Alice in Wonderland (TV Movie)
The Red Knight
 1985 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Chief Steward / Oklahoma Cowboy
- Dead Heat (1985) ... Chief Steward
- My Johnny Lies Over the Ocean (1985) ... Oklahoma Cowboy
 1984 Falcon Crest (TV Series)
Mr. Padgett
- Shadows (1984) ... Mr. Padgett
- The Outcasts (1984) ... Mr. Padgett
- Strangers (1984) ... Mr. Padgett
- Father's Day (1984) ... Mr. Padgett
- Requiem (1984) ... Mr. Padgett
 1982 A New Day in Eden (TV Series)
Lockhart
- Episode #1.1 (1982) ... Lockhart
 1977-1981 Eight Is Enough (TV Series)
Ross / Robert Decker
- Starting Over (1981) ... Ross
- A Matter of Mentors (1980) ... Robert Decker
- Dark Horse (1977)
- Turnabout (1977)
 1974-1979 The Waltons (TV Series)
Sargeant Barnes / Sergeant Barnes / Coach
- The Home Front: Part 2 (1979) ... Sargeant Barnes
- The Home Front: Part 1 (1979) ... Sergeant Barnes
- The System (1974) ... Coach
 1977 Bravo Two (TV Movie)
Mr. Morgan
 1976 The Quest (TV Series)
Sam Grant
- Day of Outrage (1976) ... Sam Grant
 1975 Murph the Surf
Hauser
 1975 The Runaways (TV Movie)
Haines
 1974 Apple's Way (TV Series)
First Tree Cutter
- The Tree (1974) ... First Tree Cutter
 1973 Shaft (TV Series)
Paul Hanson
- Hit-Run (1973) ... Paul Hanson
 1972 Emergency! (TV Series)
Joseph Remson
- Crash (1972) ... Joseph Remson
 1968-1970 Land of the Giants (TV Series)
Mark Wilson
- Graveyard of Fools (1970) ... Mark Wilson
- Wild Journey (1970) ... Mark Wilson
- The Marionettes (1970) ... Mark Wilson
- A Small War (1970) ... Mark Wilson
- Doomsday (1970) ... Mark Wilson
 1967 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series)
Proto
- Deadly Amphibians (1967) ... Proto
 1967 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
William Clark
- The Girl Who Walked the West (1967) ... William Clark
 1965-1967 Lost in Space (TV Series)
IDAK Alpha 12 / Rethso
- Revolt of the Androids (1967) ... IDAK Alpha 12
- The Sky Is Falling (1965) ... Rethso
 1965 Days of Our Lives (TV Series)
Judge Robert Novack (1987)
 1963 General Hospital (TV Series)
Cameron Faulkner (1975-1976)
 1963 The Gallant Men (TV Series)
Soldier M.C.
- Tommy (1963) ... Soldier M.C.
 1962 McHale's Navy (TV Series)
Lt. Harris
- Operation Wedding Party (1962) ... Lt. Harris
 1962 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Jack Pierson
- Captive Audience (1962) ... Jack Pierson
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial for Cadillac automobiles, c. 1976.

Publicity Listings:

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Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Before becoming an actor he worked in the narcotics division of the Detroit Police Department. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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