Don Keefer Actor

Donald "Don" H. Keefer (born August 18, 1916) is a retired American actor known for the versatility of his roles. He was born in Highspire in Dauphin County near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Keefer's first role was as Bernard in the 1951 film, Death of a Salesman, based on the Arthur Miller play. His longest-lasting roles were in ten episodes each of the CBS series, Gunsmoke, starring James Arness, and Angel, a 1960-1961 sitcom featuring French-American actress Annie Fargé. Keefer appeared in dozens of television series, including the early anthologies, Fireside Theatre, Armstrong Circle Theatre, The Philco Television Playhouse, the United States Steel Hour, Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond, and The DuPont Show with June Allyson. In 1957, Keefer appeared as McNair in the episode "Ito of Attu" of ABC Navy Log. That same year, he appeared with David Janssen as the character "Reagan" in "Big Score" of the CBS series, Richard Diamond, Private Detective. In 1958, he appeared as Ed Locke in the episode "Wild Green Yonder" of the syndicated crime drama State Trooper, starring Rod Cameron.

Personal details

Date of birth
August 18th, 1916
Place of birth
Highspire
Nationality
United States of America
Date of death
September 7th, 2014 at age of 98

Family

Spouse
Children

Movie performances

Average rating by genre

GenreNum. of titlesAvg. rating
Comedy35.97
Drama86.25
Fantasy27.85
Horror27.85
Romance26.75
Thriller44.68

1. Liar Liar (1997)

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
played Beggar at Courthouse
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
86.0
Paul Guay
,
Stephen Mazur
30 Show list 4 Show list $45M

Liar Liar is a 1997 American comedy film written by Paul Guay and Stephen Mazur, directed by Tom Shadyac and starring Jim Carrey who was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical. The film is the second of three collaborations between Carrey and Shadyac, the first being Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and the third being Bruce Almighty. It is also the second of three collaborations between Guay and Mazur, the others being The Little Rascals and Heartbreakers. It has been unofficially remade in Bollywood as Kyo Kii... Main Jhuth Nahin Bolta.

Awards

1998 MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance
1998 ASCAP Film and Television Music Award for Top Box Office Films
1998 Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actor - Comedy
1998 People's Choice Award for Favorite Comedic Movie

Top cast

Jerry
Detective Bryson
Samantha Cole
Audrey Reede
Dana Appleton
Mr. Allan
Richard Cole
Flight Navigator
Zit Boy
Child at Party and School #9
Greta
Judge Marshall Stevens
Randy
Conference Room Attorney #2
Conference Room Attorney #8
Colleague
Court Guard
Sharpo the Clown
Miranda
Conference Room Attorney #5
Mechanic
Lawyer on Courthouse Stairs
Max Reede
Passenger on Plane #1
Kenneth Falk
Child at Party and School #3
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Judy L. Ruskin
Liar Liar
English
United States of America

2. Creepshow (1982)

Comedy, Horror
played Mike the Janitor
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
130.0
19 Show list $8M

Creepshow is a 1982 horror anthology film directed by George A. Romero and written by Stephen King. The film's ensemble cast included Hal Holbrook, Adrienne Barbeau, Fritz Weaver, Leslie Nielsen, Ted Danson and E. G. Marshall, as well as Stephen King himself. Romero again engaged makeup and special effects artist Tom Savini for this film. It was considered a sleeper hit at the box office when released in November 1982, earning $21,028,755 domestically, and remains a popular film to this day among horror genre fans. The film was shot on location in Pittsburgh and its suburbs. It consists of five short stories: "Father's Day", "The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill", "Something to Tide You Over", "The Crate" and "They're Creeping Up on You!". Two of these stories were adapted from King's short stories. The segments are tied together with brief animated sequences. The film is bookended by scenes featuring a young boy named Billy, who is punished by his father for reading horror Comic books. The film is an homage to the EC and DC horror comic books of the 1950s such as House of Mystery, House of Secrets, The Witching Hour, Tales from the Crypt, The Vault of Horror and The Haunt of Fear.

Awards

Top cast

Hank Blaine
Henry Northrup
Harry Wentworth
Wilma Northrup
Richard Vickers
Richard Raymond
Upson Pratt
Stan
Charlie Gereson
Aunt Bedelia
Dexter Stanley
Becky Vickers
Doctor
Nathan Grantham
Nathan's Corpse
Sylvia Grantham
Bearded Party Guest
College Party Host
Billy
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Michael Gornick
Barbara Anderson
Creepshow
English
United States of America

3. Billy Jack Goes to Washington (1977)

Drama, Thriller
played Bailey Associate #2
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
155.0
20 Show list

Billy Jack Goes to Washington is a 1977 film starring Tom Laughlin, the fourth film in the Billy Jack series, and although the earlier films saw enormous success, this film did not. The film only had limited screenings upon its release and never saw a general theatrical release, but has since become widely available on DVD. The film is a loose remake of the 1939 Frank Capra film Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.

Awards

Top cast

Ralph Butler
Sen. Joseph Paine
Senator Burton
Arthur Krim
Security Guard
Vice President
Bailey
Man with Students
Senator Joe Foley
Dan McArthur
Billy Jack
Senator #3
Saunders McArthur
Bailey Associate #1
Jean Roberts
Gov. Hubert Hopper
Meeting Attendee
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

4. Candy Stripe Nurses (1974)

Comedy, Thriller
played Dr. Wilson
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
86.0
Alan Holleb
11 Show list

Candy Stripe Nurses is a 1974 film starring Candice Rialson. It was the last in the popular "nurses cycle" of films for New World Pictures that started with The Student Nurses.

Awards

Top cast

Spectator
Wife in Clinic
Principal
Husband in Clinic
Dr. Kramer
Market Lady
First Mechanic
Dianne
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

5. The Way We Were (1973)

Drama, Romance
played Actor
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
118.0
17 Show list 2 Show list

The Way We Were is a 1973 American romantic drama film, starring Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford, and directed by Sydney Pollack. The screenplay by Arthur Laurents was based on his college days at Cornell University and his experiences with the House Un-American Activities Committee. A box office success, the film was nominated for several awards and won the Academy Award for Best Original Dramatic Score and Best Original Song for "The Way We Were". The soundtrack recording charted for 23 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 and eventually sold in excess of one million copies.

Awards

1974 David di Donatello for Best Foreign Actress
1973 Academy Award for Best Original Music Score

Top cast

Frankie McVeigh
Hubbell
Pony Dunbar
Brooks Carpenter
Guest
Army Captain
Carol Ann
Dr. Short
Paula Reisner
George Bissinger
Rhea Edwards
Judianne
Bill Verso
Dumb Blonde
Peggy Vanderbilt
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Harry Stradling Jr.
The Way We Were
French, English
United States of America

6. The Young Nurses (1973)

Thriller
played Chemist
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
77.0
9 Show list

The Young Nurses is a 1973 feature film, which was the fourth in the popular "nurses" cycle for New World Pictures, starting with The Student Nurses.

Awards

Top cast

Woman at Clinic
Woman Reporter
Doc Haskell
Old Man
Krebs
Floyd
Kitty
Nurse Dockett
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

7. The Grissom Gang (1971)

Crime, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
128.0
2 Show list

The Grissom Gang is a 1971 American period gangster film directed and produced by Robert Aldrich. The screenplay was by Leon Griffiths, based on the novel No Orchids for Miss Blandish by James Hadley Chase. The cinematographer was Joseph Biroc. The cast includes Kim Darby, Scott Wilson, Tony Musante, Robert Lansing, Irene Dailey, Connie Stevens, Wesley Addy, Joey Faye and Ralph Waite.

Awards

Top cast

Barbara Blandish
Anna Borg
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Norma Koch
English
United States of America

8. Rabbit, Run (1970)

Drama
played Mr. Springer
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
94.0
9 Show list

Rabbit, Run is a 1970 American independent film directed by Jack Smight adapted from John Updike's 1960 novel by Howard B. Kreitsek, who also served as producer. The film starred James Caan as Rabbit Angstrom, Carrie Snodgress as Rabbit's wife Janice, and Anjanette Comer as his girlfriend Ruth. The movie co-starred Jack Albertson as Coach Marty Tothero, Arthur Hill as Reverend Eccles, and Henry Jones and Josephine Hutchinson as Rabbit's parents.

Awards

Top cast

Rabbit Angstrom
Mr. Angstrom
Marty Tothero
Mrs. Angstrom
Janice Angstrom
Barney
Rev. Jack Eccles
Mrs. Smith
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

9. Cash McCall (1960)

Drama, Romance
played Junior Partner
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
102.0
16 Show list

Cash McCall is a 1960 movie starring James Garner and Natalie Wood, based upon the novel of the same name by Cameron Hawley about a man who buys businesses in order to sell them at a profit. The picture was directed by Joseph Pevney from a screenplay by Lenore J. Coffee and Marion Hargrove.

Awards

Top cast

Bronson
Cash McCall
Winston Conway
Gilmore Clark
Passerby on Street
Lory Austen
Harrison Glenn
Maude Kennard
Grant Austen
Will Atherson
Harvey Bannon
Reporter #1
Marie Austen
General Andrew Danvers
Boy at Airfield
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Howard Shoup
English
United States of America

10. Hellcats of the Navy (1957)

Drama, Thriller, War
played Jug
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
81.0
9 Show list

Hellcats of the Navy is a World War II submarine movie starring Ronald Reagan and his wife, billed as Nancy Davis, her then professional name. This was the only film in which they appear together. The story of the film is based on the non fiction book Hellcats of the Sea by Vice Admiral Charles A. Lockwood and Hans Christian Adamson.

Awards

Top cast

Chick
Crewman / Diver
Freddy Warren
Lt. (j.g.) Wes Barton
Lt. Cmdr. Don Landon
Fleet Adm. Chester W. Nimitz
Cmdr. Casey Abbott
Nurse Lt. Helen Blair
Vice-Adm. Charles A. Lockwood
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

11. Death of a Salesman (1951)

Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
115.0
Stanley Roberts
4 Show list 4 Show list

First film adaptation of the classic play of the same name.

Awards

1951 Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture – Drama
1951 Golden Globe Award for Best Cinematography - Black and White
1951 Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture
1951 Golden Globe Award for Best New Star of the Year – Actor

Top cast

Biff Loman
Willy Loman
Harold 'Happy' Loman
Linda Loman
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

Starring TV roles

1. The Twilight Zone

Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

Dan Hollis
CBS
UPN
4, 5
1961-11-03 1964-02-14 October 2nd, 1959 June 19th, 1964 6
Robert McCord
English

2. Angel

Comedy
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

CBS
October 6th, 1960 June 14th, 1961 1

Guest TV appearances

Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond

Program genre

Science Fiction
Horror
Drama
Anthology
Fantasy
Mystery

External resources

Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond is an American anthology series created by Merwin Gerard. The original series ran for three seasons on ABC from January 1959 to July 1961.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E08 November 10th, 1959

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Program genre

Drama
Suspense
Anthology
Horror
Mystery
Crime Fiction
Anthology series

External resources

Alfred Hitchcock Presents is an American television anthology series hosted by Alfred Hitchcock. The series featured dramas, thrillers, and mysteries. By the time the show premiered on October 2, 1955, Hitchcock had been directing films for over three decades. Time magazine named Alfred Hitchcock Presents one of The 100 Best TV Shows of All-TIME.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S06-E21 March 7th, 1961
S03-E14 January 5th, 1958

Alias Smith and Jones

Program genre

Action
Western
Action/Adventure
Adventure Film

External resources

Alias Smith and Jones is an American Western series that originally aired on ABC from January 1971 to January 1973.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E10 March 18th, 1971
Robert Hamner

Alice

Program genre

Comedy
Sitcom

External resources

Alice is an American sitcom television series that ran from August 31, 1976 to March 19, 1985 on CBS. The series is based on the 1974 film Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore. The show stars Linda Lavin in the title role, a widow who moves with her young son to start her life over again, and finds a job working at a roadside diner on the outskirts of Phoenix, Arizona. Most of the episodes revolve around events at Mel's Diner.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S09-E02 October 28th, 1984

Armstrong Circle Theatre

Program genre

Anthology
Anthology series

External resources

Armstrong Circle Theatre is an American anthology drama television series which ran from 1950 to 1957 on NBC, and then until 1963 on CBS. It alternated weekly with The U.S. Steel Hour.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S06-E13 November 30th, 1954 Tony
Edmund Morris

Arnie

Program genre

Sitcom

External resources

Arnie is a television sitcom that ran for two seasons on the CBS network. It starred Herschel Bernardi, Sue Ane Langdon, and Roger Bowen.nBernardi played the title character, Arnie Nuvo, a longtime blue collar employee at the fictitious Continental Flange Company, who overnight was promoted to an executive position. The storylines mainly focused on this fish out of water situation, and on Arnie's sometimes-problematic relationship with his well-meaning but wealthy and eccentric boss, Hamilton Majors Jr.. Because he still held his union card, Arnie could negotiate tricky management/labor situations that no one else could. Arnie's surname was presumably a pun on nouveau riche, and possibly also on Art Nouveau.nIn addition to Bernardi, Bowen, and Langdon, cast members included Del Russel and Stephanie Steele as Arnie's son and daughter, Richard and Andrea; Elaine Shore as Arnie's secretary, Felicia; and Herb Voland as sour-tempered executive Neil Ogilvie.nIn its first season, despite being the lead-in to The Mary Tyler Moore Show on Saturday nights and winning an Emmy nomination as best comedy series, Arnie received only fair Nielsen ratings.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E22 February 21st, 1972

Banacek

Program genre

Drama
Mystery
Crime Fiction

External resources

Banacek is an American detective TV series starring George Peppard that aired on the NBC network from 1972 to 1974. The series was part of the rotating NBC Wednesday Mystery Movie anthology. It alternated in its time slot with several other shows but was the only one to last beyond its first season.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E04 November 1st, 1972

Baretta

Program genre

Drama
Police procedural
Action
Crime Fiction
Adventure Film
Action/Adventure

External resources

Baretta is an American detective television series which ran on ABC from 1975 to 1978. The show was a milder version of a successful 1973–74 ABC series, Toma, starring Tony Musante as chameleon-like, real-life New Jersey police officer David Toma. While popular, Toma received intense criticism at the time for its realistic and frequent depiction of police and criminal violence. When Musante left the series after a single season, the concept was retooled as Baretta, with Robert Blake in the title role.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E08 October 29th, 1975

Barnaby Jones

Program genre

Police procedural
Crime Fiction

External resources

Barnaby Jones is a television detective series starring Buddy Ebsen and Lee Meriwether as a father and daughter-in-law who run a private detective firm in Los Angeles. The show ran on CBS from January 28, 1973 to April 3, 1980, beginning as a mid-season replacement.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S07-E24 April 12th, 1979
S05-E20 March 24th, 1977
Dick Nelson
S04-E18 January 29th, 1976
S02-E17 January 27th, 1974

Ben Casey

Program genre

Medical fiction
Drama
Medical drama

External resources

Ben Casey is an American medical drama series which ran on ABC from 1961 to 1966.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S05-E11 November 22nd, 1965
Gerald Mayer

Bewitched

Program genre

Fantasy
Sitcom
Soap opera
Comedy
Family

External resources

Bewitched was an American TV situation comedy fantasy which was broadcast for eight seasons on ABC from 1964 to 1972. It was created by Sol Saks under executive director Harry Ackerman, and starred Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, Agnes Moorehead, and David White. Actor Dick Sargent, would later replace York. The show is about a witch who marries an ordinary mortal man, and vows to lead the life of a typical suburban housewife. Bewitched enjoyed great popularity, finishing as the number two show in America during its debut season, and becoming the longest-running supernatural-themed sitcom of the 1960s–1970s. The show continues to be seen throughout the world in syndication and on recorded media.nIn 2002, Bewitched was ranked #50 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E08 November 3rd, 1966

Bonanza

Program genre

Action
Action/Adventure
Adventure Film
Western

External resources

Bonanza is an NBC television western series that ran from September 12, 1959, to January 16, 1973. Lasting 14 seasons and 430 episodes, it ranks as the second longest running western series, and within the top 10 longest running, live-action American series. It continues to air in syndication.nThe show centers on the Cartwright family, who live in the area of Virginia City, Nevada, bordering Lake Tahoe. The series stars Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon, and later, David Canary and Mitch Vogel.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S13-E11 December 5th, 1971
William Wiard
S10-E26 March 30th, 1969
Leon Benson

Car 54, Where Are You?

Program genre

Sitcom
Comedy

External resources

Car 54, Where Are You? is an American sitcom that ran on NBC from 1961 to 1963, and was about two New York police officers based at the fictional 53rd precinct in The Bronx. Car 54 was their patrol car. The show was filmed only in black-and-white. Episodes had different directors, the most recognized being Al De Caprio. Stanley Prager and Nat Hiken also directed several episodes. Most filming was on location in the New York City borough of The Bronx, and at Gold Medal Studios in The Bronx.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E07 October 28th, 1962

Cimarron Strip

Program genre

Western
Action
Action/Adventure
Adventure Film

External resources

Cimarron Strip is an American Western television series that aired on CBS from September 1967 to March 1968. Starring Stuart Whitman as Marshal Jim Crown, the series was produced by the creators of Gunsmoke. Reruns of the original show were aired in the summer of 1971.nCimarron Strip was one of only three 90-minute weekly Western series that aired during the 1960s, and the only 90-minute series of any kind to be centered primarily around one lead character.nCimarron Strip is set in the late 1880s in the Cimarron Territory, which would become the Oklahoma Panhandle in 1890. For complex historical reasons, this rugged strip of land existed as a virtually ungoverned U.S. territory for several decades. It was sometimes called No Man's Land, with a reputation for lawlessness and vigilante activity. On the show, Marshal Jim Crown is trying to bring order to the region before its political status is finally resolved.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E15 January 4th, 1968

Climax!

Program genre

Anthology
Anthology series

External resources

Climax! is an American anthology series that aired on CBS from 1954 to 1958. The series was hosted by William Lundigan and later co-hosted by Mary Costa. It was one of the few CBS programs of that era to be broadcast in color. Many of the episodes were performed and broadcast live, and although the series was transmitted in color, only black-and-white kinescope copies of some episodes survive to the present day.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E21 February 6th, 1958

Columbo

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Thriller
Drama
Mystery
Police procedural

Official site

External resources

Columbo is an American detective mystery television film series, starring Peter Falk as Columbo, a homicide detective with the Los Angeles Police Department. The character and television show were created by William Link and Richard Levinson. The show popularized the inverted detective story format. Almost every episode begins by showing the commission of the crime and its perpetrator; the series therefore has no whodunit element.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E04 October 6th, 1971 ,

ER

Program genre

Drama

Official site

External resources

ER is an American medical drama television series created by novelist Michael Crichton that aired on NBC from September 19, 1994 to April 2, 2009. It was produced by Constant c Productions and Amblin Entertainment, in association with Warner Bros. Television. ER follows the inner life of the emergency room of fictional County General Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, and various critical issues faced by the room's physicians and staff. The show ran for 15 seasons with a total of 331 episodes, becoming the longest-running primetime medical drama in American television history. It won 23 Emmy Awards, including the 1996 Outstanding Drama Series award, and received 124 Emmy nominations, which makes it the most nominated drama program in history. ER won 116 awards in total, including the Peabody Award, while the cast earned four Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Ensemble Performance in a Drama Series.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E19 February 23rd, 1995
S01-E21 March 30th, 1995 ,

Ellery Queen

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Drama
Period piece

External resources

Ellery Queen is an American television detective mystery series based on the fictional character Ellery Queen. It aired on NBC during the 1975-76 television season and stars Jim Hutton as Ellery Queen, David Wayne as his father, Inspector Richard Queen, and Tom Reese as Sgt. Velie. Created by the writing/producing team of Richard Levinson and William Link, the title character breaks the fourth wall to ask the audience to consider their solution.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E07 October 19th, 1975
Robert Swanson
,
Seymour Robbie

Felony Squad

Program genre

Drama
Police procedural
Crime Fiction

External resources

Felony Squad is a half-hour television crime drama originally broadcast on the ABC network from September 12, 1966 to January 31, 1969, a span encompassing seventy-three episodes.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S00-E03 September 14th, 1967

Going My Way

Program genre

Comedy
Comedy-drama
Drama

External resources

Going My Way is an American comedy-drama series starring dancer and actor Gene Kelly. Based on the 1944 film of the same name starring Bing Crosby, the series aired on ABC with new episodes from October 3, 1962 to April 24, 1963. The program was Kelly's first and only attempt at a weekly television series. The series was canceled after one season of thirty episodes.nThe series was produced by Revue Studios, as parent company MCA owned the rights to the original film through its subsidiary, EMKA, Ltd., which in 1957 bought Going My Way and many other pre-1950 sound feature films from Paramount Pictures.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E20 February 13th, 1963

Green Acres

Program genre

Sitcom
Comedy

External resources

Green Acres is an American sitcom starring Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor as a couple who move from New York City to a rural country farm. Produced by Filmways as a sister show to Petticoat Junction, the series was first broadcast on CBS, from September 15, 1965 to April 27, 1971.nReceiving solid ratings during its six-year run, Green Acres was cancelled in 1971 as part of the rural purge by CBS. The sitcom has been in syndication and is available in DVD and VHS releases and is archived on YouTube.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S05-E18 January 31st, 1970

Gunsmoke

Program genre

Action
Action/Adventure
Western
Adventure Film

External resources

Gunsmoke is an American radio and television Western drama series created by director Norman Macdonnell and writer John Meston. The stories take place in and around Dodge City, Kansas, during the settlement of the American West. The central character is lawman Marshal Matt Dillon, played by William Conrad on radio and James Arness on television. When aired in the UK, the television series was initially titled Gun Law, later reverting to Gunsmoke.nThe radio version ran from 1952 to 1961, and John Dunning writes that among radio drama enthusiasts Gunsmoke is routinely placed among the best shows of any kind and any time.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S19-E06 October 22nd, 1973
S16-E05 October 12th, 1970
S12-E14 December 24th, 1966
S10-E30 April 17th, 1965
S11-E05 October 16th, 1965
James Sheldon
S08-E33 April 27th, 1963
Kathleen Hite
S07-E24 March 17th, 1962
S06-E17 January 7th, 1961
S02-E29 April 13th, 1957

Have Gun – Will Travel

Program genre

Action
Adventure Film
Action/Adventure
Western

External resources

Have Gun – Will Travel is an American Western television series that aired on CBS from 1957 through 1963. It was rated number three or number four in the Nielsen ratings every year of its first four seasons. It was one of the few television shows to spawn a successful radio version. The radio series debuted November 23, 1958.nHave Gun – Will Travel was created by Sam Rolfe and Herb Meadow and produced by Frank Pierson, Don Ingalls, Robert Sparks, and Julian Claman. There were 225 episodes of the TV series, 24 written by Gene Roddenberry. Other contributors included Bruce Geller, Harry Julian Fink, Don Brinkley and Irving Wallace. Andrew McLaglen directed 101 episodes and 19 were directed by series star Richard Boone.nThe television show is shown on the Encore-Western channel.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E07 October 22nd, 1960
S01-E04 October 5th, 1957

Highway to Heaven

Program genre

Family
Supernatural
Fantasy
Drama

External resources

Highway to Heaven is an American television drama series which ran on NBC from 1984 to 1989. The series aired for five seasons, running a total of 111 episodes. It was shot entirely in California. The series starred Michael Landon as Jonathan Smith and Victor French—Landon's co-star from Little House on the Prairie—as Mark Gordon.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E03 October 8th, 1986

Kung Fu

Program genre

Adventure Film
Action/Adventure
Action
Western
Drama

External resources

Kung Fu is an American action-adventure western drama television series starring David Carradine. The series aired on ABC from October 1972, to April 1975 for a total of 63 episodes. Kung Fu was preceded by a full-length feature television pilot, an ABC Movie of the Week, which was broadcast on February 22, 1972. The series became one of the most popular television programs of the early 1970s, receiving widespread critical acclaim and commercial success upon its release.nKung Fu was created by Ed Spielman, directed and produced by Jerry Thorpe, and developed by Herman Miller, who was also a writer for, and co-producer of, the series.nThe series follows the adventures of Kwai Chang Caine, a Shaolin monk who travels through the American Old West armed only with his spiritual training and his skill in martial arts, as he seeks Danny Caine, his half-brother.nKeye Luke and Philip Ahn were also members of the regular cast. David Chow, who was also a guest star in the series, acted as the technical and kung fu advisor, a role later undertaken by Kam Yuen.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E22 February 22nd, 1975 ,
S03-E01 October 19th, 1974
Richard Lang

Love on a Rooftop

Program genre

Comedy
Sitcom

External resources

Love on a Rooftop is an American sitcom about a newlywed couple, Dave and Julie Willis, and their humorous struggles to survive in San Francisco on Dave's apprentice architect's salary of $85.37 a week. Matters were complicated by the fact that Julie's rich father did not approve of their less than luxurious lifestyle and often took it upon himself to try to improve it, much to Dave's chagrin.nThe series was produced by Screen Gems, the production company behind shows such as Gidget, Bewitched, and I Dream of Jeannie. It premiered on September 6, 1966 on ABC and stars Pete Duel, credited at the time as Peter Deuel, and Judy Carne in the leads. Also in the regular cast were Rich Little and Barbara Bostock as the Willis’ neighbors, and Herb Voland and Edith Atwater as Julie's parents. All thirty episodes of the series were filmed in color.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E21 January 26th, 1967

NBC Matinee Theater

Program genre

Anthology series
Anthology
Drama

External resources

Matinee Theater is an American anthology series that aired on NBC during the Golden Age of Television, from 1955 to 1958. The series, which ran daily in the afternoon, was frequently live. It was produced by Albert McCleery, Darrell Ross, George Cahan and Frank Price with executive producer George Lowther. McCleery had previously produced the live series Cameo Theatre which introduced to television the concept of theater-in-the-round, TV plays staged with minimal sets.nJim Buckley of the Pewter Plough Playhouse recalled:nWhen Al McCleery got back to the States, he originated a most ambitious theatrical TV series for NBC called Matinee Theater: to televise five different stage plays per week live, airing around noon in order to promote color TV to the American housewife as she labored over her ironing. Al was the producer. He hired five directors and five art directors. Richard Bennett, one of our first early presidents of the Pewter Plough Corporation, was one of the directors and I was one of the art directors and, as soon as we were through televising one play, we had lunch and then met to plan next week’s show.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E20 September 26th, 1956

Peter Gunn

Program genre

Adventure Film
Crime Fiction
Action
Action/Adventure
Police procedural

External resources

Peter Gunn is an American private eye television series which aired on the NBC and later ABC television networks from 1958 to 1961. The show's creator was Blake Edwards. It was also directed by Boris Sagal, Robert Gist, Jack Arnold, Lamont Johnson, one episode by Robert Altman, and several others. A total of 114 thirty-minute episodes were produced by Spartan Productions. Season one was filmed at Universal Studios, seasons two and three were filmed at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Philip H. Lathrop and William W. Spencer were cinematographers on many episodes. Craig Stevens' wardrobe was tailored by Don Richards and Lola Albright's fashions by Jax.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E05 October 19th, 1959

Petticoat Junction

Program genre

Comedy
Sitcom

External resources

Petticoat Junction is an American situation comedy produced by Wayfilms that originally aired on CBS from September 1963 to April 1970. The series is one of three interrelated shows about rural characters created by Paul Henning. Petticoat Junction was created upon the success of Henning's previous rural/urban-themed sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies. The success of Petticoat Junction led to a spin-off Green Acres.nThe setting for the series is the Shady Rest Hotel, just outside the farming town of Hooterville. The hotel is situated on the train line of the C. & F.W. Railroad, halfway between the towns of Pixley and Hooterville, each 25 miles away.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E24 March 1st, 1966

Picket Fences

Program genre

Comedy
Drama
Comedy-drama

External resources

Picket Fences is an American television drama about the residents of the town of Rome, Wisconsin, created and produced by David E. Kelley. The show initially ran from September 18, 1992, to June 26, 1996, on the CBS television network in the United States. It sometimes struggled to maintain a stable prime-time audience and had fluctuating ratings, due in part to its Friday night time slot. In its first season on the air it placed 80th in the prime-time Nielsen ratings and in its second season it moved to 66th. The show's exteriors were shot in the L.A. suburb of Monrovia, California, with many of the townspeople appearing in the background of episodes.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E06 October 27th, 1995
S01-E10 December 4th, 1992

Quincy, M.E.

Program genre

Drama
Crime
Medical fiction
Crime Fiction

External resources

Quincy, M.E. is an American television series from Universal Studios that aired from October 3, 1976, to September 5, 1983, on NBC. It stars Jack Klugman in the title role, a Los Angeles County medical examiner.nInspired by the book Where Death Delights by Marshall Houts, a former FBI agent, the show also resembled the earlier Canadian television series Wojeck, broadcast by CBC Television. John Vernon, who played the Wojeck title role, later guest starred in the third-season episode Requiem For The Living. Quincy's character is loosely modelled on Los Angeles' Coroner to the Stars Thomas Noguchi.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S07-E11 January 20th, 1982
Georg Fenady
S05-E20 March 20th, 1980
Georg Fenady
S04-E10 January 4th, 1979

Rawhide

Program genre

Action
Action/Adventure
Western
Adventure Film

External resources

Rawhide is an American Western TV series starring Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood that aired for eight seasons on the CBS network on Friday nights, from January 9, 1959 to September 3, 1965, before moving to Tuesday nights from September 14, 1965 until January 4, 1966, with a total of 217 black-and-white episodes. The series was produced and sometimes directed by Charles Marquis Warren, who also produced early episodes of Gunsmoke.nSpanning seven and a half years, Rawhide was the fifth-longest-running American television Western, exceeded only by eight years of Wagon Train, nine years of The Virginian, fourteen years of Bonanza, and twenty years of Gunsmoke.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E12 January 8th, 1960

Richard Diamond, Private Detective

Program genre

Drama
Action
Action/Adventure
Crime Fiction
Adventure Film

External resources

Richard Diamond, Private Detective is an American detective drama, created by Blake Edwards, which aired on radio from 1949 to 1953, and on television from 1957 to 1960.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E07 August 12th, 1957

S.W.A.T.

Program genre

Action
Action/Adventure
Adventure Film
Drama
Crime Fiction

External resources

S.W.A.T. is an American action/crime drama series about the adventures of a Special Weapons And Tactics team operating in an unidentified California city. A spin-off of The Rookies, the series aired on ABC from February 1975 to April 1976.nLike The Rookies, S.W.A.T. was produced by Aaron Spelling and Leonard Goldberg.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E13 November 29th, 1975

Schlitz Playhouse of Stars

Program genre

Anthology series
Anthology

External resources

Schlitz Playhouse of Stars is an anthology series that was telecast from 1951 until 1959 on CBS. Offering both comedies and drama, the series was sponsored by the Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company. The title was shortened to Schlitz Playhouse, beginning with the fall 1957 season.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S08-E23 March 6th, 1959

Star Trek: The Original Series

Program genre

Science Fiction
Drama
Action
Action/Adventure
Adventure Film

Official site

External resources

Star Trek is an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry that follows the adventures of the starship USS Enterprise and its crew. It later acquired the retronym of Star Trek: The Original Series to distinguish the show within the media franchise that it began.nThe show is set in the Milky Way galaxy, roughly during the 2260s. The ship and crew are led by Captain James T. Kirk, first officer and science officer Spock, and chief medical officer Leonard McCoy. Shatner's voice-over introduction during each episode's opening credits stated the starship's purpose:nSpace: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.nThe series was produced 1966–67 by Desilu Productions, and by Paramount Television 1968–69. Star Trek aired on NBC from September 8, 1966 to June 3, 1969. Star Trek's Nielsen ratings while on NBC were low, and the network canceled it after three seasons and 79 episodes.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E26 March 29th, 1968 ,

Starsky & Hutch

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Action
Police procedural
Drama
Action/Adventure
Adventure Film

External resources

Starsky & Hutch is a 1970s American cop thriller television series, which consisted of a 70-minute pilot movie and 92 episodes of 50 minutes each. The show was created by William Blinn, produced by Spelling-Goldberg Productions, and broadcast between April 30, 1975, and May 15, 1979, on the ABC network. It was distributed by Columbia Pictures Television in the United States and, originally, Metromedia Producers Corporation in Canada and some other parts of the world. Sony Pictures Television is now the worldwide distributor for the series. The series also inspired a theatrical film and a video game.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E25 April 16th, 1977

State Trooper

Program genre

Drama
Action/Adventure
Police procedural
Western

External resources

State Trooper is an American crime drama set in the 1950s American West, starring Rod Cameron as Rod Blake, an officer of the Nevada Department of Public Safety. The series aired 104 episodes in syndication from September 25, 1956, to June 25, 1959.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S00-E18

That Girl

Program genre

Sitcom
Comedy

External resources

That Girl is an American sitcom that ran on ABC from 1966 to 1971. It starred Marlo Thomas as the title character Ann Marie, an aspiring actress, who moves from her hometown of Brewster, New York to try to make it big in New York City. Ann has to take a number of offbeat temp jobs to support herself in between her various auditions and bit parts.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E16 December 22nd, 1966

The Andy Griffith Show

Program genre

Sitcom
Comedy

External resources

The Andy Griffith Show is an American sitcom first televised on CBS between October 3, 1960 and April 1, 1968. Andy Griffith portrays the widowed sheriff of the fictional small community of Mayberry, North Carolina. His life is complicated by an inept, but well-meaning deputy, Barney Fife, a spinster aunt and housekeeper, Aunt Bee, and a precocious young son, Opie. Local ne'er-do-wells, bumbling pals, and temperamental girlfriends further complicate his life.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S08-E17 January 1st, 1968
S08-E15 December 18th, 1967

The Dakotas

Program genre

Western

External resources

The Dakotas is an ABC/Warner Brothers western television series starring Larry Ward and featuring Jack Elam broadcast during 1963. The short-lived program is considered a spin-off of Clint Walker's Cheyenne.nThe Dakotas is perhaps most notable for the fact that it was cancelled one week after heavy viewer protest over an objectionable scene.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E17 April 29th, 1963
Charles R. Rondeau

The DuPont Show with June Allyson

Program genre

Anthology series
Anthology

External resources

The DuPont Show with June Allyson is an American anthology drama series which aired on CBS from September 21, 1959 to April 3, 1961 with rebroadcasts continuing until June 12, 1961. The series was hosted by actress June Allyson.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E06 October 26th, 1959

The F.B.I.

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Police procedural

External resources

The F.B.I. is an American television series broadcast on ABC from 1965–74. It was sponsored by the Ford Motor Company, and the characters almost always drove Ford vehicles in the series. Alcoa co-sponsored the first season only.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S06-E26 March 21st, 1971
S04-E24 March 9th, 1969
S05-E14 December 14th, 1969
S02-E04 October 16th, 1966

The Fugitive

Program genre

Thriller
Action
Drama
Mystery
Adventure Film
Action/Adventure
Crime Fiction

External resources

The Fugitive is an American drama series created by Roy Huggins and produced by QM Productions and United Artists Television that aired on ABC from 1963 to 1967. David Janssen stars as Richard Kimble, a physician who is falsely convicted of his wife's murder and sentenced to receive the death penalty. En route to death row, Kimble's train derails over a switch, allowing him to escape and begin a cross-country search for the real killer, a one-armed man.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E18 January 28th, 1964
James Sheldon

The Great Adventure

Program genre

History
Anthology series
Anthology

External resources

The Great Adventure is a historical anthology series that appeared on CBS for the 1963-1964 television season. The series, narrated each week by Van Heflin, and featuring theme music by Richard Rodgers, presented a weekly one-hour dramatization of the lives of famous Americans and important historical events in American History.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S00-E10 December 13th, 1963

The Guns of Will Sonnett

Program genre

Western

External resources

The Guns of Will Sonnett is a Western television series set in the 1870s which ran on the ABC television network from 1967 to 1969. The series was the first production collaboration between Aaron Spelling and Danny Thomas, who would later go on to produce one of ABC's most-memorable hits, The Mod Squad. Today, the series is distributed by King World, and, when telecast, is usually seen in tandem with Branded.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E21 March 7th, 1969

The High Chaparral

Program genre

Western

External resources

The High Chaparral is an American Western-themed television series starring Leif Erickson and Cameron Mitchell which aired on NBC from 1967 to 1971. The series, made by Xanadu Productions in association with NBC Productions, was created by David Dortort, who had previously created the hit Bonanza for the network. The theme song was also written and conducted by Bonanza scorer David Rose, who also scored the two-hour pilot.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E02 September 25th, 1970
William Wiard

The Iron Horse

Program genre

Western

External resources

The Iron Horse is an American Western television series that appeared on ABC from 1966 to 1968 and featured Dale Robertson as fictional gambler-turned-railroad baron Ben Calhoun. Costars included Gary Collins, Robert Random and Ellen Burstyn.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E30 April 3rd, 1967

The Loner

Program genre

Western

External resources

The Loner is an American western series that ran for less than one season on CBS from 1965 to 1966, under the alternate sponsorship of Philip Morris and Procter & Gamble.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E10 November 20th, 1965

The Munsters

Program genre

Sitcom
Fantasy
Comedy
Drama

External resources

The Munsters is an American television sitcom depicting the home life of a family of benign monsters. It stars Fred Gwynne as Herman Munster and Yvonne De Carlo as his wife, Lily Munster. The series was a satire of both traditional monster movies and the wholesome family fare of the era, and was produced by the creators of Leave It to Beaver. It ran concurrently with the similarly macabre themed The Addams Family, though had higher figures in the Nielsen ratings.nThe series originally aired on Thursday at 7:30pm on CBS from September 24, 1964, to May 12, 1966; 70 episodes were produced. It was broadcast weekly on BBC1 in the UK. It was cancelled after ratings dropped to a low due to the premiere of ABC's Batman, which was in color. Though ratings were low during its initial two-year run, The Munsters found a large audience in syndication. This popularity warranted a spin-off series, as well as several films, including one with a theatrical release.nOn October 26, 2012, NBC aired a modern reimagining of The Munsters called Mockingbird Lane as a pilot. The series failed to be picked up by NBC despite success with Munster fans and good ratings.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E07 October 28th, 1965

The Outcasts

Program genre

Western

External resources

The Outcasts is an American Western genre television series, appearing on ABC in the 1968-69 season. The series stars Don Murray and Otis Young. It is most notable for being the first television Western with an African American co-star.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E10 December 16th, 1968

The Streets of San Francisco

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Crime
Adventure Film
Action
Police procedural
Action/Adventure

External resources

The Streets of San Francisco is a 1970s television police drama filmed on location in San Francisco, California, and produced by Quinn Martin Productions, with the first season produced in association with Warner Bros. Television. This was an updated version of the 1954-60 The Lineup.nIt starred Karl Malden and Michael Douglas as two detectives in San Francisco. The show ran for five seasons, between September 16, 1972, and June 9, 1977, on ABC, amassing a total of 119 60-minute episodes.nThe series started with a pilot movie of the same title a week before the series debuted. Edward Hume, who wrote the teleplay for the pilot, was credited as having developed the series based on characters in Weston's novel. The pilot featured guest stars Robert Wagner, Tom Bosley and Kim Darby. Douglas left the series at the start of its final season and was replaced by Richard Hatch.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E20 February 26th, 1976

The Virginian

Program genre

Action/Adventure
Drama
Western
Action
Adventure Film

External resources

The Virginian is an American Western television series starring James Drury and Doug McClure, which aired on NBC from 1962 to 1971 for a total of 249 episodes. It was a spin-off from a 1958 summer series called Decision. Filmed in color, The Virginian became television's first 90-minute western series. Immensely successful, it ran for nine seasons—television's third longest running western. It follows Bonanza at fourteen seasons and 430 episodes, and Gunsmoke at twenty seasons and 635 episodes.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S06-E12 December 6th, 1967
S04-E25 March 9th, 1966
Anton Leader

The Waltons

Program genre

Drama

External resources

The Waltons is an American television series created by Earl Hamner, Jr., based on his book Spencer's Mountain, and a 1963 film of the same name. The show is centered on a family in a rural Virginia community during the Great Depression and World War II.nThe series pilot aired as a television movie entitled The Homecoming: A Christmas Story and was broadcast on December 19, 1971. Beginning in September 1972, the series originally aired on CBS for a total of nine seasons. After the series was canceled by CBS in 1981, NBC aired three television movie sequels in 1982, with three more in the 1990s; on CBS. The Waltons was produced by Lorimar Productions and distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution in syndication.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S05-E24 March 10th, 1977

Wagon Train

Program genre

Western

External resources

Wagon Train is an American Western series that ran on NBC 1957–62 and then on ABC 1962–65, although the network also aired daytime repeats, as Major Adams, Trailmaster and Trailmaster, from January 1963 to September 1965. The show debuted at #15 in the Nielsen ratings, rose to #2 in the next three seasons, and peaked at #1 in the 1961–62 television season. After moving to ABC in the autumn of 1962, the ratings began to decline, and Wagon Train did not again make the Top 20 listing.nThe series initially starred veteran movie supporting actor Ward Bond as the wagon master, later replaced upon his death by John McIntire, and Robert Horton as the scout, subsequently replaced by lookalike Robert Fuller a year after Horton had decided to leave the series.nThe series was inspired by the 1950 film Wagon Master directed by John Ford and starring Ben Johnson, Harry Carey Jr. and Ward Bond, and harkens back to the early widescreen wagon train epic The Big Trail starring John Wayne and featuring Bond in his first major screen appearance playing a supporting role.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E21 March 2nd, 1960
Robert B. Sinclair

Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse

Program genre

Anthology series
Anthology

External resources

Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse is an American television anthology series produced by Desilu Productions. The show ran on CBS television between 1958 and 1960. Two of its 48 episodes served as pilots for the 1950s television series The Twilight Zone and The Untouchables.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E06 November 10th, 1958
Allen Reisner

Wichita Town

Program genre

Western

External resources

Wichita Town is a half-hour western television series starring Joel McCrea, Jody McCrea, Carlos Romero, and George Neise that aired on NBC from September 30, 1959, until April 6, 1960.nJoel McCrea played Marshal Mike Dunbar, in charge of keeping the peace the booming cowtown of Wichita, Kansas. His deputies were Ben Matheson, played by McCrea's real life son, Jody, and Rico Rodriquez, portrayed by Carlos Romero. Making occasional appearances were the town doctor, Nat Wyndham, the blacksmith, Aeneas MacLinahan, and the bartender in the local saloon, Joe Kingston, played in six episodes by Robert Foulk.nThe model for shows such as these had already been laid out by other western programs such as Gunsmoke, Lawman, and The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, so Wichita Town may not have been unique in its plotting and structure. The two most unusual features about the series were the presence of Joel McCrea, a favorite of Western movie audiences for his performance in such films as Union Pacific, Buffalo Bill, and Ramrod, and the fact that his real life son was in Wichita Town, but did not play his son.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E03 October 14th, 1959

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