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Kelly Thordsen (1917–1978)

Kelly Thordsen was born on January 19, 1917 in Deadwood, South Dakota, USA. He was an actor, known for The Parallax View (1974), Texas Across the River (1966) and Yancy Derringer (1958). He died on January 23, 1978 in Sun Valley, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The Parallax View
The Parallax View Sheriff L.D. Wicker
Texas Across the River
Texas Across the River Turkey Shoot Boss
Yancy Derringer
Yancy Derringer Colorado Charlie


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 1977 Switch (TV Series)
Harrison Cole
 1976 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Monroe Jones
 1976 The Blue Knight (TV Series)
Marvin / Bartender
 1974-1976 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Baker Makay
 1975 Isis (TV Series)
Joel Moss
 1974 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Sheriff Neal
 1974 The Manhunter (TV Series)
Sheriff Grant
 1974 The Day the Earth Moved (TV Movie)
Officer Pat Ferguson
 1974 The Parallax View
Sheriff L.D. Wicker
 1974 Kung Fu (TV Series)
Mule Jesse
 1974 Ironside (TV Series)
Airport Manager
 1974 The Cowboys (TV Series)
 1967-1974 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Oldham / Douglas Atkins / Dick Owens
 1973 Pushing Up Daisies
 1973 Hec Ramsey (TV Series)
Dave Callahan
 1973 Charley and the Angel
 1972-1973 Sanford and Son (TV Series)
Lt. Driscoll
 1971-1973 Cannon (TV Series)
Carl Jurgens / Sheriff Walt Sykes- Yucca Wells
 1972 Now You See Him, Now You Don't
Sgt. Cassidy
 1972 Nichols (TV Series)
Jacob Klaus
 1972 Killer by Night (TV Movie)
Sam Kenyon
 1960-1971 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Tiny / Mr. Horn / Johnson Man
 1971 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
 1971 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Captain Dave Abbot
 1967-1970 Mannix (TV Series)
Mickey / Bartender
 1970 There Was a Crooked Man...
Edwina's Father (uncredited)
 1970 The Boatniks
Motorcycle Cop
 1970 Smoke (TV Movie)
Mr. Horn
 1969 Here Come the Brides (TV Series)
 1965-1969 The Virginian (TV Series)
Garth Meadows / The Constable / Amos Coe / ...
 1969 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Mr. Franklin
 1964-1968 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Blackstone / Sgt. Reynolds / Pa Grimes / ...
 1968 The High Chaparral (TV Series)
Bruger / Judah Austin
 1968 Blackbeard's Ghost
Motorcycle Officer
 1962-1967 Bonanza (TV Series)
Vern Higgins / Jed Drugan / Sheriff Conners / ...
 1957-1967 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Regal / Mel Woodley / Link / ...
 1967 Cimarron Strip (TV Series)
Moose O'Hare
 1967 The Invaders (TV Series)
Police Chief Sam Thorne
 1967 Good Times
Tough Hombre
 1967 The Time Tunnel (TV Series)
Alien Sarah
 1967 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Chief Stretch Johnson
 1965-1967 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Tarleton policeman / Sgt. Kelly
 1966 The Big Valley (TV Series)
John Pierce
 1966 Texas Across the River
Turkey Shoot Boss
 1966 The Road West (TV Series)
 1966 Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number!
Detective Shawn Regan
 1966 The Legend of Jesse James (TV Series)
 1966 Gunpoint
 1966 The Ugly Dachshund
Officer Carmody
 1965 A Man Called Shenandoah (TV Series)
Sam Yorby
 1965 Slattery's People (TV Series)
David Whalen
 1965 Shenandoah
Carroll - Federal Purchasing Agent
 1964-1965 Rawhide (TV Series)
Ryan / Tom Jason / Amos Claybank
 1965 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Harold Grigsby
 1964-1965 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
The Sheriff / Sheriff Pate O. Turnbull
 1964 Profiles in Courage (TV Series)
 1963-1964 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Policeman / Judge Delwyn
 1964 Lassie (TV Series)
Don Hawkins
 1964 The Lieutenant (TV Series)
Chief Burton Reynolds
 1964 The Misadventures of Merlin Jones
Muller (uncredited)
 1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
 1961-1963 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Sheriff Ward Vincent / Sheriff Watson
 1963 Johnny Cool
Gambler (uncredited)
 1963 The Thrill of It All
State Policeman (uncredited)
 1963 Sam Benedict (TV Series)
 1963 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Bailiff / Judge / Frank Davis
 1959-1963 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Private Flynn / Mr.
 1959-1963 Laramie (TV Series)
Deevy / Dusty / Olsen / ...
 1962 To Kill a Mockingbird
Burly Mob Member (uncredited)
 1962 Empire (TV Series)
 1962 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Edwin MacKane
 1959-1962 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Sheriff / Ben / Reef / ...
 1962 The Law and Mr. Jones (TV Series)
Commissioner Price
 1962 Target: The Corruptors (TV Series)
 1962 Sweet Bird of Youth
Sheriff Clark
 1962 The Tall Man (TV Series)
Sheriff Rafe Tollinger
 1961 Pocketful of Miracles
The Weasel (uncredited)
 1957-1961 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Brown / Pike Wood / Joe Burley
 1961 Tallahassee 7000 (TV Series)
 1961 Assignment: Underwater (TV Series)
Aaron Bates
 1961 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Andy / Arthur M. Truelove
 1961 All Hands on Deck
Admiral Bintle's Aide (uncredited)
 1959-1961 Maverick (TV Series)
Hammett / Customer / Chief of Police / ...
 1960 Shotgun Slade (TV Series)
 1960 Desire in the Dust
Sheriff Wheaton
 1960 The Alaskans (TV Series)
 1960 One Step Beyond (TV Series)
 1960 Overland Trail (TV Series)
 1960 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
 1959 The Deputy (TV Series)
 1959 Colt .45 (TV Series)
 1957-1959 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series)
Shorty / Big T Man / Dooley Grogan
 1959 Bronco (TV Series)
Matt Crane
 1959 Yancy Derringer (TV Series)
Colorado Charlie
 1959 Frontier Doctor (TV Series)
Sam, the Bartender
 1959 The Texan (TV Series)
Walt Gardner
 1957-1959 The Californians (TV Series)
Hogan / James Bolin / Tom Kemp
 1959 City of Fear
Detective Sgt. Hank Johnson
 1959 Union Pacific (TV Series)
 1958 The Veil (TV Mini-Series)
 1958 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Mike Peake / Kearney
 1958 Lawman (TV Series)
 1958 Northwest Passage (TV Series)
Lieutenant Gordo
 1958 Money, Women and Guns
Joe (uncredited)
 1958 The Fearmakers
Harold 'Hal' Loder
 1958 Tales of the Texas Rangers (TV Series)
 1957-1958 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Deputy Price / Ed - Bartender
 1957 Casey Jones (TV Series)
 1957 The Court of Last Resort (TV Series)
Pete Peters
 1957 Whirlybirds (TV Series)
Vance Braddock
 1957 Invasion of the Saucer Men
Sgt. Bruce
 1957 The Silent Service (TV Series)
Dale W. Remley
 1957 The True Story of Jesse James
Jayhawker (uncredited)
 1956 The Desperados Are in Town
Big Tobe Lapman
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