Dale Robertson (I) (1923–2013)

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Dale Robertson, the actor who made his name in television Westerns in the 1950s and '60s, was born on July 14, 1923, in Harrah, Oklahoma. After serving in a tank crew and in the combat engineers in North Africa and Europe during World War II, the twice-wounded Robertson started his acting career while still on active duty in the U.S. Army. While ... See full bio »

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Known For

Son of Sinbad Sinbad
The One Eyed Soldiers Richard Owen


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 1993-1994 Harts of the West (TV Series)
- Home Alone (1994) ... Zeke
- Jake's Brother (1993) ... Zeke
- Goodnight Irene (1993) ... Zeke
 1993 Wind in the Wire (TV Movie)
 1988-1989 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Lee Goddard / Colonel Lee Goddard
- Prediction: Murder (1989) ... Lee Goddard (uncredited)
- The Last Flight of the Dixie Damsel (1988) ... Colonel Lee Goddard (uncredited)
 1987-1988 J.J. Starbuck (TV Series)
Jerome Jeremiah 'J.J.' Starbuck
- The Rise and Fall of Joe Piermont (1988) ... Jerome Jeremiah 'J.J.' Starbuck
- Rag Doll (1988) ... Jerome Jeremiah 'J.J.' Starbuck
- Permanent Hiatus (1988) ... Jerome Jeremiah 'J.J.' Starbuck
- A Song from the Sequel (1988) ... Jerome Jeremiah 'J.J.' Starbuck
- Cactus Jack's Last Call (1988) ... Jerome Jeremiah 'J.J.' Starbuck
 1982 Dallas (TV Series)
Frank Crutcher
- Fringe Benefits (1982) ... Frank Crutcher
- The Ewing Touch (1982) ... Frank Crutcher
- Hit and Run (1982) ... Frank Crutcher
- Jock's Will (1982) ... Frank Crutcher
- The Big Ball (1982) ... Frank Crutcher
 1982 Matt Houston (TV Series)
Wildcat Callahan
- X-22 (1982) ... Wildcat Callahan
 1981 Dynasty (TV Series)
Walter Lankershim
- The Testimony (1981) ... Walter Lankershim (credit only)
- Blake Goes to Jail (1981) ... Walter Lankershim (credit only)
- The Separation (1981) ... Walter Lankershim (credit only)
- The Birthday Party (1981) ... Walter Lankershim (credit only)
- The Beating (1981) ... Walter Lankershim
 1980 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Mason Fleers
 1979 The Last Ride of the Dalton Gang (TV Movie)
Judge Isaac Parker
 1979 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Peter Rawlings
- Goose for the Gander/Stuntman (1979) ... Peter Rawlings
 1975 The Kansas City Massacre (TV Movie)
Melvin Purvis
 1974 Melvin Purvis G-MAN (TV Movie)
Melvin Purvis
 1974 The Six Million Dollar Man (TV Series)
Dale Robertson
- Little Orphan Airplane (1974) ... Dale Robertson (uncredited)
 1970 Aru heishi no kake
Major Clark J. Allen
 1969-1970 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Self - Host / Jack Reardon / Harry Roebuck / ...
- The Biggest Little Post Office in the World (1970) ... Jack Reardon / Self - Host
- The King of the Uvalde Road (1970) ... Harry Roebuck / Self - Host
- Tracy's Triumph (1969) ... Will Tracy / Self - Host
 1968 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Robinson Crusoe
- Two Fellows on an Island Are a Waste of Time (1968) ... Robinson Crusoe
 1966-1968 Iron Horse (TV Series)
Ben Calhoun
- Dry Run to Glory (1968) ... Ben Calhoun
- The Prisoners (1967) ... Ben Calhoun
- Death Has Two Faces (1967) ... Ben Calhoun
- Wild Track (1967) ... Ben Calhoun
- Dealer's Choice (1967) ... Ben Calhoun
 1967 The One Eyed Soldiers
Richard Owen
 1966 Scalplock (TV Movie)
Benjamin Calhoun
 1965 Diamond Jim: Skulduggery in Samantha (TV Movie)
Diamond Jim Brady
 1965 Coast of Skeletons
A. J. Magnus
 1965 The Man from Button Willow
Justin Eagle (voice)
 1964 Blood on the Arrow
Wade Cooper
 1964 Law of the Lawless
Judge Clem Rogers
 1957-1962 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Jim Hardie
- Vignette of a Sinner (1962) ... Jim Hardie
- The Wayfarers (1962) ... Jim Hardie
- Don't Wake a Tiger (1962) ... Jim Hardie
- The Gold Witch (1962) ... Jim Hardie
- Royal Maroon (1962) ... Jim Hardie
 1958 Fast and Sexy
 1957 Hell Canyon Outlaws
Sheriff Caleb Wells
 1957 Undercurrent (TV Series)
Daniel Weaver
- The Face (1957) ... Daniel Weaver
 1957 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
Lt. Clay Tucker
- The Still Trumpet (1957) ... Lt. Clay Tucker
 1956-1957 Climax! (TV Series)
Nicky Jordan
- Circle of Destruction (1957) ... Nicky Jordan
 1956 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Jim Hardie
- A Tale of Wells Fargo (1956) ... Jim Hardie
 1956 Studio 57 (TV Series)
- Mrs. Snyder (1956)
 1956 High Terrace
Bill Lang
 1956 Dakota Incident
John Banner
 1956 A Day of Fury
 1956 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Donny Weaver
- The Face (1956) ... Donny Weaver
 1955 Son of Sinbad
 1955 Top of the World
Maj. Lee Gannon
 1954 Sitting Bull
Maj. Robert 'Bob' Parrish
 1954 The Gambler from Natchez
Capt.ain Vance Colby
 1953 City of Bad Men
Brett Stanton
 1953 Devil's Canyon
Billy Reynolds
 1953 The Farmer Takes a Wife
Dan Harrow
 1953 The Silver Whip
Race Crim
 1952 O. Henry's Full House
Barney Woods (segment "The Clarion Call")
 1952 Lure of the Wilderness
Opening off-screen Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1952 The Outcasts of Poker Flat
John Oakhurst
 1952 Lydia Bailey
Albion Hamlin
 1952 Return of the Texan
Sam Crockett
 1951 Golden Girl
Tom Richmond
 1951 The Secret of Convict Lake
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1951 Take Care of My Little Girl
Joe Blake
 1951 Call Me Mister
Capt.Johnny Comstock
 1950 Two Flags West
 1950 The Cariboo Trail
Will Gray
 1949 Fighting Man of the Plains
Jesse James
 1949 The Girl from Jones Beach
Lifeguard (uncredited)
 1949 Flamingo Road
Tunis Simms (uncredited)
 1948 The Boy with Green Hair
Cop (uncredited)
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Show Show Self (44 credits)
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[on the failure of his series Iron Horse (1966)] I liked the show after it got started but I grew to dislike it. The network didn't seem to take an interest in it. It would have been a great series; as it was, it was just a mediocre show. They all had to get their fingers in the pie. See more »


The son of Melvin and Varval Robertson, he attended Classen High School in Oklahoma City. Was a horse rider by age ten and was training polo ponies in his teens. During his junior year he was declared "ineligible" to play sports because of two professional boxing matches he had previously fought in. At the age of 17 he was attending Oklahoma Military College, and boxing in professional prize ... See more »

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