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He's been through practically the worst that can happen to a former child star when the Hollywood tide suddenly turns and one is no longer a part of the neat elite. Unlike others, however, such as Anissa Jones, Rusty Hamer and Dana Plato, he survived. As a result, actor Paul Petersen, today, is THE most dedicated advocate in protecting both ... See full bio »

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The Donna Reed Show Jeff Stone
Houseboat David Winters
Matt Houston Cop / Detective Wilkinson / Gate Guard / Officer #3 / Officer Fredicks / Patrolman / Policeman


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  Rabere (pre-production)
Randolph (rumored)
  The Executive (filming)
 2017 David Heavener Live (TV Series)
 2016 Suspense (TV Series)
- The Peacemakers (2016) ... Castlebury
 2010 Soupernatural
CNN Producer
 2010/I The Portal
Manager Rick
 2009 An American Journalist (Short)
News Jock Paul / 1950s TV Voice
 2007 The Will (Short)
 2003 Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star
Paul Petersen
 1998 Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction (TV Series)
- The Card Game (1998)
 1997 Mommy's Day
Paul Conway
 1989 Mike Hammer: Murder Takes All (TV Movie)
 1984-1987 The New Mike Hammer (TV Series)
Clerk / Officer
- A Face in the Night (1987) ... Officer
- Hot Ice (1984) ... Clerk
- 24 Karat Dead (1984) ... Clerk
 1986 The A-Team (TV Series)
- The Grey Team (1986)
 1986 Interview (TV Series)
Johnny Angel
- Johnny Angel (Interview) (1986) ... Johnny Angel
 1985 Finder of Lost Loves (TV Series)
- Final Analysis (1985) ... Policeman
 1985 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
- So Little, Gone (1985) ... Bailey
 1982-1985 Matt Houston (TV Series)
Cop / Policeman / Officer Fredicks / ...
- The Nightmare Man (1985) ... Cop
- Vanished (1984) ... Policeman
- The Secret Admirer (1984) ... Officer Fredicks
- Criss-Cross (1984) ... Officer #3
- Love You to Death (1983) ... Cop
 1984 High School U.S.A. (TV Movie)
The Coach (as Paul Peterson)
 1982 Strike Force (TV Series)
Officer Daley / Bluecoat / Jameson
- Chinatown (1982) ... Officer Daley
- The John Killer (1982) ... Bluecoat
- The Outcast (1982) ... Jameson (as Paul Peterson)
 1980 Scout's Honor (TV Movie)
Ace's Dad
 1979 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Eugene Bodine
- Baby/Marathon: Battle of the Sexes (1979) ... Eugene Bodine
 1978 The Next Step Beyond (TV Series)
- Ghost Town ... Mitch
 1972 Cannon (TV Series)
Pete Farrell
- Treasure of San Ignacio (1972) ... Pete Farrell
 1971 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Harold (segment "Love and the Bashful Groom")
 1971 O'Hara, U.S. Treasury (TV Series)
Fred Cope
- Operation: Time Fuse (1971) ... Fred Cope
 1971 The Smith Family (TV Series)
Allen Williams
- The Ex-Con (1971) ... Allen Williams
 1968-1970 Lassie (TV Series)
Billy Cameron / Dave Loka
- Winged Rescue (1970) ... Dave Loka
- Track of the Jaguar: Part 2 (1968) ... Billy Cameron
- Track of the Jaguar: Part 1 (1968) ... Billy Cameron
 1969 Gidget Grows Up (TV Movie)
Moondoggie Griffith
 1969 My Three Sons (TV Series)
Ted Winks
- Mexican Honeymoon (1969) ... Ted Winks
 1969 In the Year 2889 (TV Movie)
Steve Morrow
 1968 Something for a Lonely Man (TV Movie)
Peter Duren
 1968 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Roy Sanders
- The Long Ride (1968) ... Roy Sanders (as Paul Peterson)
 1968 The Flying Nun (TV Series)
Sonny Howard
- Song of Bertrille (1968) ... Sonny Howard (as Paul Peterson)
 1968 Journey to Shiloh
J.C. Sutton
 1968 Mannix (TV Series)
Dean Devlin
- To Kill a Writer (1968) ... Dean Devlin
 1967 Iron Horse (TV Series)
Frank Wyatt
- Steel Chain to a Music Box (1967) ... Frank Wyatt
 1967 Custer (TV Series)
Lieutenant Cox
- Suspicion (1967) ... Lieutenant Cox
 1967 A Time for Killing
Blue Lake
 1967 Please Don't Eat the Daisies (TV Series)
- None So Righteous (1967) ... Jerry
 1966 F Troop (TV Series)
Johnny Eagle Eye
- Johnny Eagle Eye (1966) ... Johnny Eagle Eye
 1958-1966 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
Jeff Stone
- By-Line--Jeff Stone (1966) ... Jeff Stone
- What Price Home? (1966) ... Jeff Stone
- No More Parties - Almost (1966) ... Jeff Stone
- Is There a Small Hotel? (1966) ... Jeff Stone
 1964 The Virginian (TV Series)
Dan Grant
- Another's Footsteps (1964) ... Dan Grant
 1963 General Hospital (TV Series)
John Carruthers (1988)
 1958 Houseboat
David Winters
 1958 Day of the Badman
Little Boy (uncredited)
 1957 The Monolith Monsters
Bobby - Paperboy (uncredited)
 1957 The George Sanders Mystery Theater (TV Series)
- Man in the Elevator (1957) ... (as Paul Peterson)
 1957 This Could Be the Night
Joey (uncredited)
 1956-1957 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Lookout Boy / Jim Hawk as a Boy
- The Quiet Stranger (1957) ... Lookout Boy (uncredited)
- Black Jim Hawk (1956) ... Jim Hawk as a Boy
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Wrote the foreword to "X Child Stars: Where Are They Now?" by Kathy Garver and Fred Ascher. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Paul | Paul Peterson

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Personal Quote:

[on the 1982 suicide of ex-wife Brenda Benet] In Hollywood, people make a great pretense at understanding the human condition. Particularly people on the soap operas. And they themselves are so poisoned by false values that they cannot, even with a co-worker, see the pain and [loneliness] and suffering. See more »


Mickey Rooney was the main influence on Paul to get him to leave Hollywood after his career crashed and burned and getting an education. He eventually earned college degrees in English and history. See more »

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