Westerners with mostly TV credits

by road-traveled | created - 12 Feb 2017 | updated - 22 May 2018 | Public

Born before 1940.

1. Clint Walker

Actor | The Dirty Dozen

Clint Walker was born Norman Eugene Walker in Hartford, southwestern Illinois, to Gladys Huldah (Schwanda), a Czech immigrant, and Paul Arnold Walker, who was from Arkansas. Walker almost single-handedly started the western craze on TV in the 1950s as Cheyenne Bodie in Cheyenne (1955). Growing up ...

131 westerns, '55-2006. 12 feature westerns.

1927 - 2018, 90.

2. Eugenia Paul

Actress | Zorro

American actress and dancer, born one of four siblings in Dearborn, Michigan, and christened after Tchaikovsky's opera 'Eugene Onegin'. Her ancestry was Russian and her surname at birth (depending on which source you read) has been variously given as Popoff, Popov, Popova or Popoffon. In the mid-...

33 westerns, 54-59.

2 feature westerns.

Maria Mendoza, Two Against Two (1957). 1957.

1935 - 2010, 75.

3. Dee Pollock

Actor | Kelly's Heroes

Dee Pollock was born on September 24, 1937 in Alhambra, California, USA. He was an actor and producer, known for Kelly's Heroes (1970), The Outer Limits (1963) and No Go! (1973). He died on December 27, 2005 in Chico, California.

61 westerns, 51-71.

4 feature westerns

Billy Urchin, The Death of Yellow Singer (1961). 1961.

1937 - 2005, 68.

4. Charles Bateman

Actor | The Green Hornet

Charles Bateman was born on November 19, 1930 in San Diego, California, USA as Charles Wilbur Bateman. He is an actor, known for The Green Hornet (1966), Santa Barbara (1984) and Cannon (1971).

64 westerns

Black Fire (1958). 1958.

Dr. Rick January, Fallen Gun (1960). 1960.

1930 -

5. Jess Kirkpatrick

Actor | D.O.A.

Jess Kirkpatrick was born on October 2, 1897 in Champaign, Illinois, USA as Jesse Bertram Kirkpatrick. He is known for his work on D.O.A. (1949), Gunsmoke (1955) and The Magical World of Disney (1954). He died on August 9, 1976 in La Jolla, California, USA.

* 82 westerns, 53-68.

9 feature westerns.

Jimmy Dayton's Treasure (1954). 1954.

1897 - 1976, 78.

6. John Baer

Actor | Terry and the Pirates

John Baer was born on June 6, 1923 in York, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor, known for Terry and the Pirates (1952), Night of the Blood Beast (1958) and We're No Angels (1955). He was married to Noureen Jauregui. He died on January 7, 2006 in Newhall, Santa Clarita, California, USA.

26 westerns, 51-74.

5 feature westerns.

Deputy Ross Hughes, Riding Shotgun (1954). 1954.

1923 - 2006, 82.

7. Ross Ford

Actor | Air Hostess

Ross Ford was born on February 24, 1923 in Sterling, Colorado, USA. He was an actor, known for Air Hostess (1949), Manhattan Angel (1949) and The Sign of the Ram (1948). He died on June 22, 1988 in Hollywood, California, USA.

21 westerns, 48-62.

5 feature westerns.

Paul Weston, Frisco Tornado (1950). 1950.

1923 - 1988, 65.

8. Jimmy Lydon

Actor | Strange Illusion

Born to a large Irish Catholic family (the fifth of nine children) and raised in New York City, Lydon overcame a birth defect and alcoholic father to begin a Broadway career in 1937, acting opposite Van Heflin, Sidney Lumet and Uta Hagen in separate productions. After a number of films with ...

60 westerns, 49-77.

6 feature westerns.

The Outcast (1958). 1958.

1923 --

9. Francis De Sales

Actor | Two Faces West

Francis De Sales was born on March 23, 1912 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor, known for Two Faces West (1960), The Wild Wild West (1965) and Mr. & Mrs. North (1952). He died on September 25, 1988 in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California, USA.

* 99 westerns, 55-74.

5 feature westerns.

Sheriff Hendricks, Sign in the Sand (1958). 1958.

1912 - 1988, 76.

10. Ed Nelson

Actor | Ngo si seoi

Ed Nelson was aiming for a career in the legal profession until he caught the acting bug during his second year of college. In 1952, he headed off to New York City, where he studied direction and production at the School of Radio Technique. He returned to his native New Orleans where he worked as ...

98 westerns, 57-82.

2 feature westerns.

Elmer Foss, Ballad for a Badman (1960). 1960.

Client: Vardon (1959). 1959.

1928 - 2014, 85.

11. Charles Aidman

Actor | Innerspace

Charles Aidman originally planned a career as an attorney, but was sidetracked during World War II and naval officer training at DePaul university. During a speech class the instructor, who also headed the drama department, saw Aidman as ideal for a role in an upcoming play. "I did the play and ...

97 westerns, 58-81.

3 feature westerns.

Coffin, Mutineers from Hell (1958). 1958.

Bob Ford (1959). 1959.

1925 - 1993, 68.

12. Bill Zuckert

Actor | Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

Bill Zuckert was born on December 18, 1915 in The Bronx, New York, USA as William Frederick Zuckert Jr. He was an actor, known for Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994), Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994) and Star Trek: The Original Series (1966). He was married to Gladys Holland and Margaret ...

96 westerns, 61-94.

4 feature westerns,

1915 - 1979, 81.

13. Paul Richards

Actor | Beneath the Planet of the Apes

Paul Richards was born on November 23, 1924 in Hollywood, California, USA as Paul Richard Levitt. He was an actor, known for Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970), Kiss Me Deadly (1955) and Zorro (1957). He was married to Monica Keating. He died on December 10, 1974 in Culver City, California.

94 westerns, 53-70.

6 feature westerns.

Len Roca, One of the Ten Most Wanted (1959). 1959.

1924 - 1974, 50.

14. Harold J. Stone

Actor | Spartacus

Never a big name but always a reliable staple on TV crime shows during the 1960s and 1970s, Harold J. Stone usually was seen in a strong, unsympathetic vein -- an unyielding father or husband, corrupt businessman, menacing crime figure, etc. A sober-looking gent with a block jaw, Romanesque-styled ...

87 westerns, 57-74.

2 feature westerns.

Mayor Tucker, The Zeke Thomas Story (1957). 1957.

1913 - 2005, 92.

15. Ted Markland

Actor | One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Ted Markland was born on January 15, 1933 in the USA. He was an actor, known for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), Last Man Standing (1996) and Another 48 Hrs. (1990). He died on December 18, 2011 in Yucca Valley, California, USA.

86 westerns, 58-95.

9 feature westerns.

Collie Smith, Peligroso (1958). 1958.

1933 - 2011, 78.

16. Charles Tannen

Actor | The Grapes of Wrath

Charles Tannen was born on October 22, 1915 in New York City, New York, USA as Charles David Tannen. He was an actor and writer, known for The Grapes of Wrath (1940), Ensign O'Toole (1962) and Jesse James (1939). He died on December 28, 1980 in San Bernardino, California, USA.

85 westerns, 36-52.

14 feature westerns.

Runk Wrangler, Sign in the Sand (1958). 1958

Charlie Ford, The Return of Frank James (1940). 1940.

1915 - 1980, 65.

17. Henry Beckman

Actor | Marnie

Henry Beckman was born on November 26, 1921 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada as Henry How Beckman. He was an actor, known for Marnie (1964), Blood & Guts (1978) and The Twilight Zone (1959). He was married to Hillary Beckman and Cheryl Maxwell. He died on June 17, 2008 in Barcelona, Catalonia, ...

77 westerns, 60-02.

4 feature westerns.

Duvall, The Man in 204 (1960). 1960.

1921 - 2008, 86. Canada. Spain.

18. Larry Storch

Actor | The Great Race

As a kid in the 1930s growing up in a tough New York neighborhood, kinetic wiseguy Larry Storch took in the multi-ethnic flavor of his surroundings and started blurting out various accents as a juvenile to provoke laughs and earn attention. Little did he know that this early talent would take him ...

77 westerns, 58-79.

3 feature westerns.

Amigo, Gun Fever (1958). 1958.

1923 -

19. Rusty Lane

Actor | Johnny Tremain

Rusty Lane was born on May 31, 1899 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as James Russell Lane. He was an actor, known for Johnny Tremain (1957), The Harder They Fall (1956) and The Alaskans (1959). He died on October 10, 1986 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

73 westerns, 56-73.

2 feature westerns.

Marshall Tharpe, Stage for Tucson (1956). 1956.

1899 - 1986, 87.

20. Gordon Jones

Actor | The Green Hornet

Gordon Jones was born on April 5, 1911 in Alden, Iowa, USA as Gordon Wynnivo Jones. He was an actor, known for The Green Hornet (1940), My Sister Eileen (1942) and Flying Tigers (1942). He was married to Lucile Van Winkle. He died on June 20, 1963 in Tarzana, Los Angeles, California, USA.

71 westerns, 31-63.

27 feature westerns.

Performer, Red River Valley, The Arizona Cowboy (1950). 1950.

I.Q. Barton, The Arizona Cowboy (1950). 1950.

Trick rider, Cimarron (1931). 1931.

1911 - 1963, 52.

21. Alan Baxter

Actor | Paint Your Wagon

Before there was an Alan Ladd, there was another furtive-eyed, baby-faced, cigarette-dangling villain named Alan, impacting the movie scene with his various colorless and cold-hearted thugs, mobsters and killers. Dark-haired, bullet-headed actor Alan Baxter earned a noticeable degree of popularity ...

71 westerns, 40-71.

8 feature westerns.

Clayt Tolliver, The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (1936). 1936.

1908 - 1976, 67.

22. Paul Keast

Actor | Jungle Jim

Paul Keast was born on August 31, 1902 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor, known for Jungle Jim (1955), Screen Directors Playhouse (1955) and Casey Jones (1957). He died on June 28, 1979 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

71 westerns, 33-61.

5 feature westerns.

The Hoodoo Mine (1956). 1956.

1902 - 1979, 76.

23. Gilman Rankin

Actor | Assault on Precinct 13

Gilman Rankin was born on April 17, 1911 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Gilman Warren Rankin. He was an actor, known for Assault on Precinct 13 (1976), Midnight Cowboy (1969) and The Power of the Resurrection (1958). He died on October 31, 1993 in Orange County, California, USA.

70 westerns, 56-75.

3 feature westerns.

Deputy, Stage Stop (1959). 1959.

Rev. Wheedle, Ghost Town (1956). 1956.

1911 - 1993, 82.

24. Rex Reason

Actor | This Island Earth

Rex Reason was born in Germany, while his family was in Europe on a business trip. Although he grew up in Los Angeles, his acting aspirations were nil; his mother, however, hoped that both Rex and his lookalike brother Rhodes Reason would get into the acting profession. He played the lead in "...

68 westerns, 54-63.

8 feature westerns.

Jess Brady, The Rawhide Trail (1958). 1958.

1928 - 2015, 86.

25. Bruce Gordon

Actor | Piranha

Bruce Gordon was born on February 1, 1916 in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA as Boris Benjamin Grabowsky. He was an actor, known for Piranha (1978), Tower of London (1962) and The Buccaneer (1958). He was married to Marla and Mary Jane Farrar Falvey. He died on January 20, 2011 in Santa Fe, New ...

59 westerns, 58-82.

6 feature westerns.

The Mistake (1958). 1958.

1916 - 2011, 94.

26. John Hubbard

Actor | The Tall T

John Hubbard was born on April 14, 1914 in East Chicago, Indiana, USA. He was an actor, known for The Tall T (1957), One Million B.C. (1940) and The Mickey Rooney Show (1954). He was married to Lois. He died on November 6, 1988 in Camarillo, California, USA.

58 westerns, 39-72.

10 feature westerns,

Major Trask, Jornada Del Muerto (1955). 1955.

1914 - 1988, 74.

27. Eddie Quillan

Actor | Mutiny on the Bounty

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 31, 1907, Eddie Quillan was seven years old and already performing in vaudeville with his sister and three brothers in an act called "The Rising Generation." His parents, Joseph Quillan and Sarah Quillan, were well-known performers with Joseph himself ...

57 westerns, 39-83.

8 feature westerns.

Phil, Twilight on the Prairie (1944). 1944.

1907 - 1990, 83.

28. Grant Richards

Actor | Night of Mystery

Grant Richards was born on December 21, 1911 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Night of Mystery (1937), My Old Kentucky Home (1938) and The Untouchables (1959). He was married to Jean Stevens. He died on July 4, 1963 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

52 westerns, 36-62.

Norval Franklin, The Farrand Story (1958)... 1958.

1911 - 1963, 51.

29. Tony Young

Actor | Star Trek

As the son of radio, TV and film character actor Carleton G. Young, dark, dexterous and good-looking Tony Young was exposed early on to the machinations of the Hollywood industry. Born in New York in 1937, he was raised in Hollywood after his father's on-camera character work increased. Although ...

52 westerns, 59-79.

5 feature westerns.

Johnny Brassbuttons, Johnny Brassbuttons (1962). 1962.

1937 - 2002, 64.

30. James Gonzalez

Iceland

James Gonzalez was born on May 4, 1911 in Irvington, New York, USA as James J. Gonzalez. He is known for his work on Iceland (1942), The Red Skelton Hour (1951) and The Lucy Show (1962). He died on January 25, 1971 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

50 westerns, 49-71.

10 feature westerns.

Senator, The Vanishing Breed (1962). 1962.

1911 - 1971, 59.

31. David McLean

Actor | Days of Our Lives

Mr. McLean appeared for years on television commercials as the Marlboro Man. After he learned he had cancer, he became an anti-smoking crusader. At a meeting of stockholders of Philip Morris, maker of Marlboro, Mr. McLean asked them to limit their advertising. In addition to his movie credits, Mr. ...

50 westerns, 57-73.

1 feature film.

Tate, Voices of the Town (1960). 1960.

1922 - 1995, 73.

32. Tom Brown

Actor | Buck Privates Come Home

Tom Brown was born on January 6, 1913 in New York City, New York, USA as Thomas Edward Xavier Brown. He was an actor, known for Buck Privates Come Home (1947), In Old Chicago (1938) and Oh, Johnny, How You Can Love! (1940). He was married to Barbara Grace Gormley (socialite) and Natalie Draper. He ...

49 westerns, 54-74.

3 feature westerns.

John Reilly, The Quiet Gun (1957).

1913 - 1990, 77.

33. Frank Albertson

Actor | Psycho

Frank Albertson entered the film industry in 1922 as a prop boy, but soon graduated into acting. He was a prolific and reliable character actor who occasionally played the lead in a "B" picture, but was used mainly as a supporting actor in scores of films, often cast as a wisecracking cab driver, a...

44 westerns, 23-64.

3 feature westerns.

Halzell, The Bill Doolin Story (1961). 1961.

1909 - 1964, 61.

34. Harry Bellaver

Actor | From Here to Eternity

Harry Bellaver was born on February 12, 1905 in Hillsboro, Illinois, USA as Enricho Bellaver. He is known for his work on From Here to Eternity (1953), Miss Sadie Thompson (1953) and Naked City (1958). He was married to Gertrude Dudley Vaughan Smith. He died on August 8, 1993 in Nyack, New York, ...

11 westerns, 50-67.

Gus Heyden, Stage to Tucson (1950). 1950.

1905 - 1993, 88.

35. Earl Parker

Stunts | Target: Harry

Earl Parker was born on August 3, 1927 in Eveleth, Minnesota, USA. He is known for his work on Target: Harry (1969), Garrison's Gorillas (1967) and Combat! (1962). He died on February 24, 2002 in Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA.

99 westerns, 54-70.

10 feature westerns.

The Repeater Rifle (1957). 1957.

1927 - 2002, 74.

36. Quentin Sondergaard

Actor | The Wild Wild West

Quentin Sondergaard was born on January 11, 1925 in Seattle, Washington, USA as Quentin Charles Sondergaard. He was an actor, known for The Wild Wild West (1965), Badman's Gold (1951) and Five Guns to Tombstone (1960). He died on February 15, 1984 in Riverside County, California, USA.

98 westerns, 51-69.

3 feature westerns.

Ferd, Miss Pringle (1958). 1958.

1925 - 1984, 59.

37. Harlan Warde

Actor | Money Madness

Harlan Warde was born on November 6, 1917 in Los Angeles County, California, USA as Harlan Warde Lufkin. He is known for his work on Money Madness (1948), The Monster That Challenged the World (1957) and State Department: File 649 (1949). He was married to Barbara Grace Whittaker and Caroline ...

97 westerns, 48-72.

5 feature westerns.

Jeff Whalen, The Map (1952). 1952.

Sheriff Dan Crawford, The Three Thousand Dollar Bullet (1957). 1957.

1917 - 1980, 62.

38. William R. Thompkins

Per un pugno di dollari

William R. Thompkins was born on April 27, 1925 in Tacoma, Washington, USA. He is known for his work on A Fistful of Dollars (1964) and Rawhide (1959). He died on September 18, 1971 in Coupeville, Washington.

95 westerns, 59-64.

Dinger, Incident at Sulphur Creek (1960). 1960.

1925 - 1971, 46.

39. Harry Swoger

Actor | Bronco

Harry Swoger, late Sunday, June 14, 1970, died at Valley Emergency Hospital in Van Nuys, CA.

Funeral services were held Thursday, June 18, 1970, at Steen's Mortuary in North Hollywood, CA.

Swoger was a character actor in over 100 television shows, many westerns, from 1959 at the age of 40, until his ...

* 85 westerns, 59-70.

1 feature western.

Groat, Scalplock (1966). 1966.

1919 - 1970, 51.

40. Will Hutchins

Actor | Shangani Patrol

Lanky and likable Will Hutchins was born in Los Angeles, California, in 1930 and went to Pomona College and UCLA while spending two years as an army cryptographer. Out of nowhere, he was discovered by a Warner Bros. TV talent scout and signed without any previous experience. Besides appearing as a ...

84 westerns, 57-99.

3 feature westerns.

Tom Brewster, Guns for Big Bear (1958). 1958.

1930 --

41. John Cole

Actor | Rawhide

John Cole is an actor, known for Rawhide (1959), General Electric Theater (1953) and Bonanza (1959).

81 westerns, 57-64.

Gunner Clay, The Horse Breaker (1961). 1961.

42. Charlie Briggs

Actor | Brainstorm

Charlie Briggs was born on November 13, 1932 in Henderson, North Carolina, USA as Charles Fredrick Briggs. He was an actor and casting director, known for Brainstorm (1983), The Beguiled (1971) and Bronco (1958). He died on February 6, 1985 in Roswell, Georgia, USA.

80 westerns, 58-71.

4 feature westerns.

Little Jeb Plummer, Alias Bart Maverick (1958). 1958.

1932 - 1985, 52.

43. Dayton Lummis

Actor | The Wrong Man

Dayton Lummis was born on August 8, 1903 in Summit, New Jersey, USA. He was an actor, known for The Wrong Man (1956), The Time Tunnel (1966) and Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955). He was married to Dorothy Caldwell Lewis and Charlotte E. Young. He died on March 23, 1988 in Santa Monica, California, ...

70 westerns, 53-75.

6 feature westerns.

Marshall Andy Morrison, Prairie Incident (1959). 1959.

1903 - 1988, 84.

44. Anna Navarro

Actress | Last Action Hero

Anna Navarro was born on August 18, 1933 in Winter Park, Orange, Florida, USA. She was an actress, known for Last Action Hero (1993), Topaz (1969) and The First Deadly Sin (1980). She was married to George Pappas and Thomas F. Foley. She died on December 27, 2006 in Studio City, California, USA.

69 westerns, 53-99.

5 feature westerns.

Marta Teresa, Legacy of Death (1958). 1958.

1933 - 2006, 73.

45. Charles Watts

Actor | Giant

Charles Watts was born on October 30, 1912 in Clarksville, Tennessee, USA. He was an actor, known for Giant (1956), An Affair to Remember (1957) and Apache Rifles (1964). He died on December 13, 1966 in Nashville, Tennessee.

68 westerns, 50-64.

17 feature westerns

Marshal Elec Blessingham, Outlaw's Son (1957). 1957

1912 - 1966, 54.

46. Harry Harvey Jr.

Actor | Forbidden Planet

Harry Harvey Jr. was born on October 9, 1929 in Jacksonville, Florida, USA. He is known for his work on Forbidden Planet (1956), Mannix (1967) and Convoy (1978). He died on December 8, 1978 in Panorama City, California, USA.

67 westerns, 38-67.

Midge, The Last Letter (1962). 1962,

1929 - 1978, 49.

47. Barry Cahill

Actor | Hang 'Em High

Barry Cahill was born on May 28, 1921 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada as Barry Lloyd Francis Cahill. He was an actor, known for Hang 'Em High (1968), ...tick... tick... tick... (1970) and Sweet Bird of Youth (1962). He was married to Rachel Ames. He died on April 9, 2012 in Ventura, ...

61 westerns, 57-82.

2 feature westerns.

Abe Talltree, The Outlaw (1957). 1957.

1921 - 2012, 90. Canada. California.

48. Natividad Vacío

Actor | The Magnificent Seven

Born in El Paso, Texas, Natividad Vacio grew up in Pasadena, California. In high school he became friends with future actor George Reeves, who encouraged Vacio to join him at the Pasadena Community Playhouse. Vacio appeared in several plays there as an actor and musician. After military service in ...

40 westerns, 50-88.

8 feature westerns.

Jose Gonzalez, Dead Man's Chest (1950). 1950. Credited.

1912 - 1996, 83.

49. Kathleen O'Malley

Actress | Black Sheep

Daughter of silent actor Patrick H. O'Malley Jr. and actress Lillian (Wilkes) O'Malley. Kathleen and her sisters Shelia and Eileen, all worked in show business as children. Her first film was *My Old Dutch" (1926). She portrays Herbert Brown as a baby, her sister, Shelia, as Herbert Brown at 3 ...

37 westerns, 45-76.

4 feature westerns

Amy Ward, Gun-Shy (1959). 1959.

1924 --

50. Gage Clarke

Actor | The Bad Seed

Gage Clarke was born on March 3, 1900 in Vassar, Michigan, USA as Gage Ellis Clarke. He was an actor, known for The Bad Seed (1956), I Want to Live! (1958) and Gunsmoke (1955). He died on October 23, 1964 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

34 westerns, 56-64.

Doc Koppel, The Canary Kid, Inc. (1959). 1959.

1900 - 1964, 64.



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