STARmeter
SEE RANK
Up 2,582 this week

Merlin Olsen (1940–2010)


Merlin Olsen was born on September 15, 1940 in Logan, Utah, USA. He was an actor, known for Mitchell (1975), Fathers and Sons (1986) and The Undefeated (1969). He was married to Susan Wakely. He died on March 11, 2010 in Duarte, California, USA. See full bio »

Bong Joon Ho's "Parasite" Series Will Be a 'Six-Hour Film'

Parasite director and co-writer, Bong Joon Ho provides an update on what we can expect from the film's HBO series adaptation.

Watch now

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

On Prime Video

Watch on TV

Little House on the Prairie
The Inheritance (S4, Ep18)
Mon, Feb 17 6:00 PM PST on KNBCDT2 (190)
Little House on the Prairie
A Most Precious Gift (S4, Ep20)
Tue, Feb 18 5:00 PM PST on KNBCDT2 (190)

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 39 people
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 25 people
created 12 Mar 2017
 
a list of 37 people
created 03 Aug 2012
 
a list of 39 people
created 15 May 2017
 
a list of 35 people
created 19 May 2014
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Merlin Olsen's work have you seen?

User Polls

Photos

Known For

Mitchell Benton
(1975)
Fathers and Sons Buddy Landau
(1986)
The Undefeated Little George
(1969)
Little House on the Prairie Jonathan Garvey
(1977-1981)

Filmography

Jump to: Actor | Self | Archive footage
Hide Hide Show Show Actor (19 credits)
 1988 Circle of Love (TV Movie)
Aaron Miller
 1988 Aaron's Way (TV Series)
Aaron Miller
- New Patterns (1988) ... Aaron Miller
- Solid Ground (1988) ... Aaron Miller
- Invisible People (1988) ... Aaron Miller
- Strong Foundations (1988) ... Aaron Miller
- Teachers (1988) ... Aaron Miller
 1986 Fathers and Sons (TV Series)
Buddy Landau
- Which Championship Season? (1986) ... Buddy Landau
- Desperately Seeking Einstein (1986) ... Buddy Landau
- We'll Always Have the Mall (1986) ... Buddy Landau
- The Ironman (1986) ... Buddy Landau
 1984 The American Frontier (TV Series)
Host
 1984 Time Bomb (TV Movie)
Jake Calahan
 1981-1983 Father Murphy (TV Series)
John Michael Murphy
- The Matchmakers (1983) ... John Michael Murphy
- The Rockets' Red Glare (1983) ... John Michael Murphy
- Sweet Sixteen (1982) ... John Michael Murphy
- Blood Right (1982) ... John Michael Murphy
- The Witness (1982) ... John Michael Murphy
 1982 The Juggler of Notre Dame (TV Movie)
Jonas
 1977-1981 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Jonathan Garvey
- The Lost Ones: Part 1 (1981) ... Jonathan Garvey
- Goodbye, Mrs. Wilder (1981) ... Jonathan Garvey (uncredited)
- Make a Joyful Noise (1981) ... Jonathan Garvey
- To See the Light: Part 1 (1980) ... Jonathan Garvey
- The In-laws (1980) ... Jonathan Garvey
 1981 Walking Tall (TV Series)
Webb McClain
- Hitman (1981) ... Webb McClain
 1980 CHiPs (TV Series)
Merlin Olsen
- The Great 5K Star Race and Boulder Wrap Party: Part 2 (1980) ... Merlin Olsen (uncredited)
 1980 The Golden Moment: An Olympic Love Story (TV Movie)
Todd Simms
 1978 A Fire in the Sky (TV Movie)
Stan Webster
 1975 Mitchell
Benton
 1974 Police Surgeon (TV Series)
The Cat
- The Killer (1974) ... The Cat
 1973 Kung Fu (TV Series)
Perlee Skowrin
- Nine Lives (1973) ... Perlee Skowrin
 1971 Something Big
Sgt. Fitzsimmons
 1971 One More Train to Rob
Eli Jones
 1970 Petticoat Junction (TV Series)
Merlin Fergus
- With This Ring (1970) ... Merlin Fergus
 1969 The Undefeated
Little George
Show Show Self (57 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)
Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Print ads for FTD (Florists Transworld Delivery Association). See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' 5" (1.96 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

One of life's most painful moments comes when we must admit that we didn't do our homework, that we are not prepared.

Trivia:

Was original member of the Los Angeles Rams "Fearsome Foursome" See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed