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Ralph Taeger (1936–2015)

The name may not be familiar but for one brief shining moment in the 1960s, this handsome, firm-jawed, sober-looking actor had his "15 minutes--plus" on TV and film. Ralph Adolph Taeger was born of German-speaking parents on July 30, 1936 in Richmond Hill, New York. Very shy as a youngster, he took public speaking to try and overcome his social ... See full bio »

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Klondike Michael Halliday
Acapulco Patrick Malone
A House Is Not a Home Casey Booth


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 1983 Father Murphy (TV Series)
- The Rockets' Red Glare (1983) ... Brimmer
 1977-1982 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Coach Chaney / Mel Kinny
- Bitter Pill (1982) ... Coach Chaney
- Tissue of Truth (1977) ... Mel Kinny
 1977 Police Woman (TV Series)
Ranger Atkins
- Death Game (1977) ... Ranger Atkins
 1977 The Hostage Heart (TV Movie)
Lt. Dawson
 1975 The Six Million Dollar Man (TV Series)
- Divided Loyalty (1975) ... Sergeant
 1970 The Delta Factor
Art Keefer
 1967 Hondo (TV Series)
Hondo Lane
- Hondo and the Rebel Hat (1967) ... Hondo Lane
- Hondo and the Apache Trail (1967) ... Hondo Lane
- Hondo and the Gladiators (1967) ... Hondo Lane
- Hondo and the Hanging Town (1967) ... Hondo Lane
- Hondo and the Death Drive (1967) ... Hondo Lane
 1965 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Egon Stryker
- The Deadly Decoy Affair (1965) ... Egon Stryker
 1964 A House Is Not a Home
Casey Booth
 1964 Stage to Thunder Rock
Reese Sawyer
 1964 The Carpetbaggers
Buzz Dalton
 1964 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Walter Holmes
- From Agnes - with Love (1964) ... Walter Holmes
 1963 The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (TV Series)
Clyde Calhoun
- All Right, Dobie, Drop the Gun (1963) ... Clyde Calhoun
 1962 A.P.O. 923 (TV Movie)
Captain Phillip Pike
 1961 X-15
Maj. Ernest Wilde
 1961 The New Breed (TV Series)
Tad Calloway
- Blood Money (1961) ... Tad Calloway
 1961 King of Diamonds (TV Series)
- The Kitty Ling Story (1961) ... Joe
 1961 Acapulco (TV Series)
Patrick Malone
- Murder with Love (1961) ... Patrick Malone
- Blood Money (1961) ... Patrick Malone
- Death Is a Smiling Man (1961) ... Patrick Malone
- Fisher's Daughter (1961) ... Patrick Malone
- Carbon Copy Cat (1961) ... Patrick Malone
 1960-1961 Klondike (TV Series)
Michael Halliday
- The Hostages (1961) ... Michael Halliday
- Sitka Madonna (1961) ... Michael Halliday
- The Man Who Owned Skagway (1961) ... Michael Halliday
- Queen of the Klondike (1961) ... Michael Halliday
- The Golden Burro (1961) ... Michael Halliday
 1960 Sea Hunt (TV Series)
Lee Batten
- Man Overboard (1960) ... Lee Batten
 1959-1960 Tombstone Territory (TV Series)
Horn Burnett / Kirby Crane
- Crime Epidemic (1960) ... Horn Burnett
- The Legend (1959) ... Kirby Crane
 1960 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
Frank Dexter
- Welcome to Paradise (1960) ... Frank Dexter
 1960 Men Into Space (TV Series)
Airman Fred Jones
- Voice of Infinity (1960) ... Airman Fred Jones
 1960 Lock Up (TV Series)
Mike Driscoll
- Murder Plays It Cool (1960) ... Mike Driscoll
 1959 It Started with a Kiss
Tommy (uncredited)
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Other Works:

In 1962, he starred in an unsold pilot for a proposed CBS adventure series set in World War II called "APO 923". The series was set in the South Pacific and also starred James Stacey and Pat Harrington Jr.

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6' 3" (1.91 m)


Linda Jarret  (his death)  (1 child)


Richard Taeger

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I loved the money I was paid, but I never saved or invested any of it. I lived most of the time at a country club and never went near the studio unless I had to. The checks came in all the same. I didn't work at acting or making contacts. Then, all at once, it seemed to be over except for an occasional small part.


Was the last of TV's western-heroes to be staked-out by Indians and left to die under the scorching sun. This occurred in the 9-8-67 episode of "Hondo." See more »

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