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Merlin Olsen (1940–2010)


Merlin Olsen was born on September 15, 1940 in Logan, Utah, USA. He was an actor, known for Mitchell (1975), Little House on the Prairie (1974) and Fathers and Sons (1986). He was married to Susan Wakely. He died on March 11, 2010 in Duarte, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Mitchell
Mitchell Benton
(1975)
Little House on the Prairie
Little House on the Prairie Jonathan Garvey
(1977-1981)
Fathers and Sons
Fathers and Sons Buddy Landau
(1986)
Circle of Love
Circle of Love Aaron Miller
(1988)

Filmography

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 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
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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)
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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:

Does the voice-over for FTD commercials, as well as commercials for syndicated airings of "The X-Files." See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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