Ray Danton Actor

Ray Danton (September 19, 1931 – February 11, 1992), also known as Raymond Danton, was a radio, film, stage, and television actor, director, and producer whose most famous roles were in the screen biographies The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond (1960) and The George Raft Story (1962). He was married to actress Julie Adams from 1954–1981. Ray Danton, born Raymond Kaplan in New York City, entered show business as a child radio actor on NBC radio's Let's Pretend show in 1943. Danton did many stage roles whilst attending the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Technical School and in 1950 went to London to appear on stage in the Tyrone Power production Mister Roberts. Danton's acting career was put on hold when he served in the United States Army infantry in the Korean War from 1951–1954. Danton made his film debut in Chief Crazy Horse in 1955 and became contracted to Universal Pictures His second film I'll Cry Tomorrow led to his typecasting as a smooth but dangerous villain. His third film for Universal The Looters was where he met his future wife Julie Adams.

Personal details

Date of birth
September 19th, 1931
Nationality
United States of America
Date of death
February 11th, 1992 at age of 60
Place of death
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Cause of death
Renal failure

Family

Parents
Spouses
Children

Military conflicts participated

Korean War

Started

June 25th, 1950

Ended

July 27th, 1953

Wikipedia article

The Korean War was a war between North and South Korea, in which a United Nations force led by the United States of America fought for the South, and China fought for the North, also assisted by the Soviet Union. The war arose from the division of Korea at the end of World War II and from the global tensions of the Cold War that developed immediately afterwards. Korea was ruled by Japan from 1910 until the closing days of World War II. In August 1945, the Soviet Union declared war on Japan and—by agreement with the United States—occupied Korea north of the 38th parallel. U.S. forces subsequently occupied the south. By 1948, two separate governments had been set up. Both governments claimed to be the legitimate government of Korea, and neither side accepted the border as permanent. The conflict escalated into open warfare when North Korean forces—supported by the Soviet Union and China—invaded South Korea on 25 June 1950. On that day, the United Nations Security Council recognized this North Korean act as invasion and called for an immediate ceasefire.

Commanders

North Korea
United Kingdom
South Korea
United States of America
Soviet Union
North Korea
China
United States of America
Soviet Union
Philippines
South Korea
Philippines
Paik Sun-yup
South Korea
United States of America
Australia
North Korea
China

Movie performances

Average rating by genre

GenreNum. of titlesAvg. rating
Drama146.36
History36.97
Action26.75
Biography46.53
Western35.23
Crime56.58
Adventure55.5

1. Apache Blood (1975)

Western
played Yellow Shirt
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
86.0
Vern Piehl
Vern Piehl
Jack Lee
,
Dewitt Lee

Chief Yellow Shirt (Ray Danton) is hunting down white men because they broke a treaty. He and all three of his braves find a small squad of U.S. soldiers and chase after them. Among the soldiers is a mountain man (Dewitt Lee) who is attacked by a bear and left for dead. He eventually gains consciousness and starts fighting off the Indians while trying to catch up with the soldiers. Eventually, there is only Yellow Shirt and the mountain man left. They now race across the desert and try to outsmart each other and survive wind storms, snakes, and hallucinations of their respective women.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Ed Norton
Vern Piehl
English
United States of America

2. Triangle (1970)

Drama
played Carlo Di Fermi
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
87.0
Bernard Glasser
Bernard Glasser
Howard Berk
,
Jim Barnett
,
Gloria Elmore
4 Show list

Triangle is a 1970 drama film written by James Barnett, Howard Berk, and Gloria Elmore, and directed by Bernard Glasser.

Awards

Top cast

Todd Pearson
Olive Millikan
Dr. Victor Enfield
Sharon McClure
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Jacques R. Marquette
Florence Albert
English
United States of America

3. The Last Mercenary (1968)

Action, Adventure, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
84.0
Dieter Müller
,

The Last Mercenary is a 1968 Spanish/West German/Italian international co-production of a modern day Western. It was directed by Mel Welles who was uncredited for financial funding reasons. The film was shot in Rio de Janeiro and Spain.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Italian, German
Italy, West Germany, Spain

4. Secret Agent Super Dragon (1966)

Thriller, Mystery
played Bryan Cooper
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
100.0
Roberto Amoroso
Giorgio Ferroni
Mike Mitchell
,
Giorgio Ferroni
,
Remigio Del Grosso
,
Bill Coleman
4 Show list

Secret Agent Super Dragon is a 1966 French, Spanish and Italian international co-production Eurospy spy film, directed by Giorgio Ferroni and starring Ray Danton as the titular secret agent. The film was later mocked and riffed on Mystery Science Theater 3000. Filmed in Amsterdam but set in Michigan, the film was released in the United States by United Screen Arts, a company created by actor Dale Robertson.

Awards

Top cast

Charity Farrel
Baby Face
Coleman
Cynthia Fulton
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Benedetto Ghiglia
Antonio Secchi
Adriana Berselli
Italian
Italy, France, West Germany

5. Sandokan vs The Leopard of Sarawak (1964)

Adventure
played Sandokan
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet

Sandokan vs The Leopard of Sarawak is a 1964 adventure film written and directed by Luigi Capuano.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Italian
Italy, West Germany, Monaco

6. Sandokan Fights Back (1964)

Adventure
played Sandokan
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet

Sandokan Fights Back is a 1964 adventure film written and directed by Luigi Capuano.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Italian
Italy, West Germany

7. The Longest Day (1962)

Action, Drama, History
played Capt. Frank
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
178.0
Jack Seddon
,
David Pursall
, , ,
86 Show list 4 Show list $10M

The Longest Day is a 1962 war film based on the 1959 history book The Longest Day by Cornelius Ryan, about D-Day, the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944, during World War II. The film was produced by Darryl F. Zanuck, who paid the book's author Ryan US$175,000 for the film rights. The screenplay was by Ryan, with additional material written by Romain Gary, James Jones, David Pursall and Jack Seddon. It was directed by Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, and Bernhard Wicki. The Longest Day, which was made in black and white, features a large ensemble cast including John Wayne, Kenneth More, Richard Todd, Robert Mitchum, Richard Burton, Sean Connery, Henry Fonda, Red Buttons, Rod Steiger, Leo Genn, Peter Lawford, Gert Fröbe, Irina Demick, Bourvil, Curt Jürgens, Robert Wagner, Paul Anka and Arletty. Many of these actors played roles that were virtually cameo appearances and several cast members such as Fonda, Genn, More, Steiger and Todd saw action as servicemen during the war, with Todd actually being among the first British officers to land in Normandy in Operation Overlord and participated in the assault on Pegasus Bridge.

Awards

1963 David di Donatello for Best Foreign Film
1962 Golden Globe Award for Best Cinematography - Black and White
1962 Academy Award for Best Visual Effects
1962 Academy Award for Best Cinematography, Black-and-White

Top cast

Pvt. Flanagan
RAF Officer Mac
British Soldier #2
Brig. Gen. Theodore Roosevelt Jr.
U.S. Army Ranger #5
U.S. Army Ranger
Lt. Col. Benjamin Vandervoort
Pvt. Morris
Destroyer Commander
Brig. Gen. Norman Cota
Pvt. Coke
Cmdr. Philippe Kieffer
British Paratrooper #2
Flying Officer David Campbell
Gen. Raymond D. Barton
Brig. Gen. James M. Gavin
Sgt. Kaffekanne
Pvt. John Steele
Col. Thompson
British Soldier #3
RAdm. Alan G. Kirk
Paratrooper #4
Pvt. Martini
Maj. Gen. Gunther Blumentritt
Major General Walter Bedell Smith
Alfred Jodl
Pvt. Watney
British Soldier
Pvt. Dutch Schultz
Col. Josef 'Pips' Priller
Lord Lovat
Ronald Callen
Gen. Erich Marcks
RAF Pilot
Group Capt. J.N. Stagg
Kieffer's Aide
Sgt. John H. Fuller
Maj. Gen. Robert Haines
Col. Caffey
Maj. Gen. Max Pemsel
RAF Briefing Officer
British Soldier Talking to Major Howard
British Paratrooper
Capt. Harding
Lt. Col. Ocker
Capt. Colin Maud
Brig. Gen. Edwin P. Parker Jr.
Pvt. Clough
Alexandre Renaud
Lt. Sheen
Pvt. Wilder
Maj. John Howard
Joe Williams
British Padre
U.S. Army Ranger #3
RAdm. Janjard
Young GI
Pvt. Harris
Maj. Werner Pluskat
Madame Barrault
Father Louis Roulland
Pvt. Hutchinson
Glider Doctor
Lt. Wilson
German Soldier
Janine Boitard
Hans von Salmuth
Gen. Wolfgang Hager
Capt. Ernst During
Canadian Doctor
German Officer #2
Lt. Walsh
Frau Maria Rommel
U.S. Army Ranger #4
Mother Superior
Luftwaffe Major
British Soldier #4
Deutscher Offizier
Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
Lt. Fritz Theen
Air Chief Marshal Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory
Gen. Sir Bernard L. Montgomery
Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
World War II
Jean Bourgoin
,
Walter Wottitz
The Longest Day
German, English, French
United States of America

8. A Majority of One (1961)

Comedy, Family, Drama
played Jerome Black
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
156.0
10 Show list 3 Show list

A Majority of One is a 1961 comedy film written by Leonard Spigelgass and directed by Mervyn LeRoy.

Awards

1961 Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
1961 Golden Globe Award for Best Film Promoting International Understanding
1961 Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Top cast

Koichi Asano
American embassy representative
Noah Putnam
Mrs. Bertha Jacoby
Captain Norcross
Mrs. Esther 'Essie' Rubin
Mr. Asano's secretary
Alice Black
Mrs. Lily Putnam
Mr. McMillon
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Romantic comedy
It's a Great Feeling, Oh My Darling, Clementine, I Only Have Eyes for You
English
United States of America

9. The George Raft Story (1961)

Biography, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
106.0
1 Show list

The George Raft Story is a 1961 American biographical film of Hollywood film star George Raft. Ray Danton portrays Raft and the film was directed by Joseph M. Newman. The picture was retitled Spin of a Coin for release in the United Kingdom, a reference to Raft's character's famous nickel-flipping in Scarface, the film that launched Raft's career as a major gangster actor.

Awards

Top cast

Lisa Lang
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

10. Portrait of a Mobster (1961)

Biography, Crime, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
108.0

Portrait of a Mobster is a 1961 biography crime drama film written by Howard Browne\tand Harry Grey and directed by Joseph Pevney.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Dutch Schultz
English
United States of America

11. A Fever in the Blood (1961)

Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
117.0

A Fever in the Blood is a 1961 late noir or neo-noir film featuring a roster of Warner Bros. television contract players, often miscast according to the film's producer and screenwriter Roy Huggins in his Archive of American Television interview, about crooked political dealings. Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. plays a judge and the rest of the cast includes Angie Dickinson, Jack Kelly, Don Ameche, Ray Danton, Herbert Marshall, Rhodes Reason, Robert Colbert, Carroll O'Connor, Parley Baer, and Saundra Edwards. The picture was directed by Vincent Sherman, with music by Ernest Gold, cinematography by J. Peverell Marley, and editing by William H. Ziegler.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

12. The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond (1960)

Crime, History
played Jack 'Legs' Diamond
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
101.0
Joseph Landon
8 Show list

The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond is a 1960 film directed by Budd Boetticher.

Awards

Top cast

Lieutenant Moody
Eddie Diamond
Dixie
Leo Bremer
Fats Walsh
Arnold Rothstein
Alice Shiffer
Monica Drake
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Howard Shoup
English, German, French, Italian
United States of America

13. Ice Palace (1960)

Adventure, Drama, History
played Bay Husack
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
143.0
,
Harry Kleiner
Harry Kleiner
7 Show list

Ice Palace is a 1960 motion picture adapted from Edna Ferber's 1958 novel of the same name. The film, directed by Vincent Sherman and starring Richard Burton, dramatized the debate over Alaska statehood. Alaska had become a state in 1959.

Awards

Top cast

Grace Kennedy
Zeb Kennedy
Thor Storm
Scotty Ballantyne
Bridie Ballantyne
Dorothy Wendt Kennedy
Christine Storm
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Howard Shoup
English
United States of America

14. The Big Operator (1959)

Crime, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
91.0

The Big Operator is a 1959 crime/drama film starring Mickey Rooney as a corrupt union boss, with Steve Cochran and Mamie Van Doren as co-stars.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

15. Yellowstone Kelly (1959)

Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
91.0
1 Show list

Yellowstone Kelly is a 1959 Western Technicolor movie based upon a novel by Heck Allen, with a screenplay by Burt Kennedy starring Clint Walker as Yellowstone Luther Kelly, and directed by Gordon Douglas. The film was originally supposed to be directed by John Ford with John Wayne in the Clint Walker role but Ford and Wayne opted to make The Horse Soldiers instead. At the time the film was notable for using the leads of then popular Warner Bros. Television shows, Cheyenne, Lawman, 77 Sunset Strip, and The Alaskans as well as Warners contract stars such as Andra Martin, Claude Akins, Rhodes Reason and Gary Vinson. The novel was based on the real life Luther Kelly.

Awards

Top cast

Luther 'Yellowstone' Kelly
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

16. Tarawa Beachhead (1958)

War, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
77.0

Tarawa Beachhead is a 1958 film directed by Paul Wendkos. It stars Columbia Pictures contract star Kerwin Mathews in his first leading role and the husband and wife team of Ray Danton and Julie Adams. The working title of the film was Flag over Tarawa and was originally to have starred Ronald Reagan.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

17. The Night Runner (1957)

Drama, Film-Noir
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
79.0

The Night Runner is a 1957 drama film directed by Abner Biberman.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Rosemary Odell
English
United States of America

18. Outside the Law (1956)

Crime, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
81.0

Outside the Law is a 1956 American crime drama film directed by Jack Arnold. The film stars Ray Danton and Leigh Snowden.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Rosemary Odell
English
United States of America

19. The Looters (1955)

Adventure
played Pete Corder
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
87.0
Howard Christie
Richard Alan Simmons
9 Show list

The Looters is a 1955 adventure film written by Paul Schneider and directed by Abner Biberman.

Awards

Top cast

Plane Passenger
Stan Leppich
Sheryl Gregory
Joe Sr.
Lt. Jerry Stevenson
George Parkinson
Maj. Knowles
Jesse Hill
Soldier
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Lloyd Ahern
Jay A. Morley Jr.
English
United States of America

20. Chief Crazy Horse (1955)

Biography, Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
86.0

Chief Crazy Horse is a 1955 western film released by Universal Pictures and directed by George Sherman, starring Victor Mature. The film is a fictionalized biography of the Lakota Sioux Chief Crazy Horse that, unusually for the time, portrays the Native American Indians in a more sympathetic light.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Rosemary Odell
English
United States of America

21. I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955)

Biography, Drama, Music
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
117.0
1 Show list 3 Show list

I'll Cry Tomorrow is a biopic which tells the story of Lillian Roth, a Broadway star who rebels against the pressure of her domineering mother and reacts to the death of her fiancé by becoming an alcoholic. It stars Susan Hayward, Richard Conte, Eddie Albert, Margo, and Jo Van Fleet. The screenplay was adapted by Helen Deutsch and Jay Richard Kennedy from the 1954 autobiography by Lillian Roth, Mike Connolly and Gerold Frank. It was directed by Daniel Mann. The film won the Academy Award for Costume Design for Helen Rose, and was entered into the 1956 Cannes Film Festival.

Awards

1956 Cannes Best Actress Award
1955 Academy Award for Best Costume Design, Black-and-White
1955 Golden Globe Award for Best New Star of the Year – Actor

Top cast

Lillian Roth
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

Movies directed

Title Year Budget Awards Producers Co-directors Writers External resources
The Return of Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer
Action,Crime,Mystery
1986
Psychic Killer
Thriller,Horror
1975
Mikel Angel
Hannah, Queen of the Vampires
Horror
1973
Lou Shaw
Julio Salvador
Ricardo Ferrer
Lou Shaw
Julio Salvador
Deathmaster
Horror
1972
R.L. Grove

Movies written

Title Year Budget Awards Producers Directors Co-writers External resources
Psychic Killer
Thriller,Horror
1975
Mikel Angel

Starring TV roles

1. The Alaskans

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

American Broadcasting Company
October 4th, 1959 June 19th, 1960 1 English

2. NBC Matinee Theater

Drama, 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

NBC
October 31st, 1955 June 27th, 1958 3 English

3. Dead on Target

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

American Broadcasting Company
English

Guest TV appearances

77 Sunset Strip

Program genre

Drama
Police procedural
Crime Fiction

External resources

77 Sunset Strip is an American television private detective series created by Roy Huggins and starring Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., Roger Smith and Edd Byrnes. Each episode was one hour long.nThe show was the subject of an ownership battle between Roy Huggins and Warner Brothers, which was the proximate cause of Huggins' departure from the studio. The series was based on novels and short stories written by Huggins prior to his arrival at Warner, but, as a matter of legal record, derived from a brief Caribbean theatrical release of its pilot, Girl on the Run. The show ran from 1958 to 1964.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E29 April 24th, 1959 Johnny Manetti
S01-E03 October 24th, 1958 Velasquez

Arrest and Trial

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Legal
Drama

External resources

Arrest and Trial is a 90-minute American crime/legal drama series that ran during the 1963-1964 season on ABC, airing Sundays from 8:30-10 p.m. Eastern.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E23 March 1st, 1964 Jess Malloy

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
S05-E22 May 5th, 1977 Nick DeMarco

Bat Masterson

Program genre

Western

External resources

Bat Masterson is an American Western television series which showed a fictionalized account of the life of real-life marshal/gambler/dandy Bat Masterson. The title character was played by Gene Barry and the half-hour black-and-white shows ran on NBC from 1958 to 1961. The series was produced by Ziv Television Productions, the company responsible for such hit series as Sea Hunt and Highway Patrol.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E36 July 22nd, 1959 Tonio
Walter Doniger

Behind Closed Doors

Program genre

Docudrama
Drama

External resources

Behind Closed Doors is an American drama series set during the Cold War hosted by and occasionally starring Bruce Gordon in the role of Commander Matson. The series, which aired on NBC from October 2, 1958, to April 9, 1959, focuses, among other themes, on how the former Soviet Union stole American missile secrets and proposes steps to prevent further espionage. Behind Closed Doors is based on the files and experiences of Rear Admiral Ellis M. Zacharias, who offers comments at the end of each segment.nBehind Closed Doors, a Screen Gems production, replaced Jackie Cooper's sitcom The People's Choice, followed the NBC quiz show, Twenty-One, and preceded The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show. Its competition was The Pat Boone Chevy Show on ABC and Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater western anthology series on CBS.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S00-E21 March 5th, 1959 Ralph Drake
Robert C. Dennis

Bourbon Street Beat

Program genre

Drama

External resources

Bourbon Street Beat is a private detective series which aired on the ABC network from 1959-1960 and featured Richard Long as Rex Randolph, Andrew Duggan as Cal Calhoun, Van Williams as Kenny Madison, and Arlene Howell as Melody Lee Mercer, the secretary at the New Orleans detective agency in which they worked.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E30 May 2nd, 1960 Duke Powell

Bronco

Program genre

Western

External resources

Bronco is a Western series on ABC from 1958 through 1962. It was shown by the BBC in the United Kingdom. The program starred Ty Hardin as Bronco Layne, a former Confederate officer who wandered the Old West, meeting such well-known individuals as Wild Bill Hickok, Billy the Kid, Jesse James, Theodore Roosevelt, Belle Starr, Cole Younger, and John Wesley Hardin.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E06 February 20th, 1961 Deputy Larkin
S01-E02 October 7th, 1958 Bill Magrider

Cannon

Program genre

Drama
Action
Crime Fiction
Adventure Film
Police procedural
Action/Adventure

External resources

Cannon is a CBS detective television series produced by Quinn Martin which aired from March 26, 1971 to March 3, 1976. The primary protagonist is the title character, private detective Frank Cannon, played by William Conrad. He also appeared on two episodes of Barnaby Jones.nCannon is the first Quinn Martin-produced series to be aired on a network other than ABC.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E02 September 18th, 1974 Alex
William Wiard
S03-E12 November 21st, 1973 Dakin

Caribe

Program genre

Crime Drama

External resources

Caribe is an American mid-season replacement crime drama that was originally broadcast on Monday nights at 10:00–11:00 pm from February 17–May 12, 1975 on the American Broadcasting Company. The Quinn Martin-produced series was about the exploits of the fictional Caribbean Force, a highly mobile unit of the Miami Police Department which combat crime in Miami and wherever American interests were involved in the Caribbean. The stars were Stacy Keach as Lieutenant Ben Logan, Carl Franklin as Sergeant Mark Walters and Robert Mandan as Deputy Commissioner Ed Rawlings. The series was plagued by production problems.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E01 February 17th, 1975 Reese

Cheyenne

Program genre

Adventure Film
Action
Western
Action/Adventure

External resources

Cheyenne is an American western television series of 108 black-and-white episodes broadcast on ABC from 1955 to 1963. The show was the first hour-long western, and in fact the first hour-long dramatic series of any kind, with continuing characters, to last more than one season. It was also the first series to be made by a major Hollywood film studio which did not derive from its established film properties, and the first of a long chain of Warner Brothers original series produced by William T. Orr.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S05-E05 December 19th, 1960 Al Lestrade

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-E32 May 15th, 1958 Eric Bartholomew
S04-E19 January 23rd, 1958

Colt .45

Program genre

Western

External resources

Colt .45 is an American Western series which aired on ABC between October 1957 and September 1960.nThe half-hour program is loosely based on the 1950 Warner Bros. film of the same name, starring Randolph Scott. Colt .45 was part of the William T. Orr-produced array of westerns which Warner produced for ABC in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E25 May 31st, 1960 Kane

Death Valley Days

Program genre

Anthology
Anthology series
Western

Official site

External resources

Death Valley Days is an American radio and television anthology series featuring true stories of the old American West, particularly the Death Valley area. Created in 1930 by Ruth Woodman, the program was broadcast on radio until 1945 and continued from 1952 to 1970 as a syndicated television series, with reruns continuing through August 1, 1975.nThe series was sponsored by the Pacific Coast Borax Company and hosted by Stanley Andrews, Ronald Reagan, Robert Taylor, and Dale Robertson. With the passing of Dale Robertson in 2013, all the former Death Valley Days hosts are now deceased. Hosting the series was Reagan's final work as an actor; he also was cast in eight episodes of the series.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S12-E16 January 7th, 1964 Jere Fryer

Empire

Program genre

Drama
Western

External resources

Empire is an hour-long Western television series set on a 1960s 500,000-acre ranch in New Mexico, starring Richard Egan, Terry Moore, and Ryan O'Neal. It ran on NBC from September 25, 1962, to May 14, 1963.nIn the second abbreviated season, from September 24 to December 31, 1963, it was renamed Redigo after Egan's title character, Jim Redigo, the general manager of the fictitious Garrett ranch in Empire, and reduced to a half-hour.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S00-E15 January 8th, 1963 Four Thumbs

Hallmark Hall of Fame

Program genre

Drama
Anthology
Anthology series

External resources

Hallmark Hall of Fame is an anthology program on American television, sponsored by Hallmark Cards, a Kansas City based greeting card company. The longest-running primetime series in the history of television, it has a historically long run, beginning during 1951 and continuing into 2014. From 1954 onward, all of its productions have been shown in color, although color television video productions were extremely rare in 1954. Many television movies have been shown on the program since its debut, though the program began with live telecasts of dramas and then changed to videotaped productions before finally changing to filmed ones.nThe series has received eighty Emmy Awards, twenty-four Christopher Awards, eleven Peabody Awards, nine Golden Globes, and four Humanitas Prizes. Once a common practice in American television, it is the last remaining television program where the title includes the name of its sponsor. Unlike other long-running TV series still on the air, it differs in that it broadcasts only occasionally and not on a weekly broadcast programming schedule.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E21 March 13th, 1955

Hawaii Five-O

Program genre

Police procedural
Crime
Action
Crime Fiction
Drama
Action/Adventure
Adventure Film

External resources

Hawaii Five-O is an American police procedural drama series produced by CBS Productions and Leonard Freeman. Set in Hawaii, the show originally aired for 12 seasons from 1968 to 1980, and continues in reruns. Jack Lord portrayed Detective Lieutenant Steve McGarrett, the head of a special state police task force which was based on an actual unit that existed under martial law in the 1940s. The theme music composed by Morton Stevens became especially popular.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S07-E04 October 1st, 1974 Ron Colby
S04-E20 February 8th, 1972 Fred Akamai Loy
S03-E10 November 18th, 1970 Jimmy Nuanu

Hawaiian Eye

Program genre

Action
Crime Fiction
Action/Adventure
Adventure Film
Drama

External resources

Hawaiian Eye is an American television series that ran from October 1959 to September 1963 on the American Broadcasting Company television network.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E28 April 13th, 1960 Barry Logan
Jim Barnett
William J. Hole Jr.
S02-E01 September 14th, 1960 Mark Hamilton

Honey West

Program genre

Action Film
Adventure Film
Action/Adventure
Police procedural
Action
Crime Fiction
Drama

External resources

Honey West is an American crime drama television series that aired on ABC during the 1965–1966 television season. Based upon a series of novels that had launched in 1957, the series starred Anne Francis as female private detective Honey West and John Ericson as her partner, Sam Bolt.nOnly 30 half-hour episodes were produced. The entire first season is available on DVD.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E01 September 17th, 1965 Sonny

Ironside

Program genre

Crime
Drama
Crime Fiction

External resources

Ironside is a Universal television series that ran on NBC from September 14, 1967, to January 16, 1975. The show starred Raymond Burr as a paraplegic Chief of Detectives, Robert T. Ironside. The character debuted on March 28, 1967 in a TV movie. When broadcast in the United Kingdom the show was initially titled A Man Called Ironside. The show earned Burr six Emmy and two Golden Globe nominations.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E22 March 6th, 1969 Avery Corman

Joe Forrester

Program genre

Police procedural

External resources

Joe Forrester is an American Crime/Drama TV series, starring Lloyd Bridges.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E08 November 25th, 1975 Frank Medina

Laramie

Program genre

Western
Drama

External resources

Laramie is an American Western television series that aired on NBC from 1959 to 1963. A Revue Studios production, the program originally starred John Smith as Slim Sherman, Robert Fuller as Jess Harper, Hoagy Carmichael as Jonesy and Robert L. Crawford, Jr., as Andy Sherman.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E03 October 9th, 1962 Fortune hunter

Lux Video Theatre

Program genre

Anthology
Anthology series

External resources

Lux Video Theatre is an American anthology series that was produced from 1950 until 1959. The series presented both comedy and drama in original teleplays, as well as abridged adaptations of films and plays.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S06-E45 August 2nd, 1956
S06-E10 December 1st, 1955 guest star
S05-E35 April 21st, 1955 David Douglas

Maverick

Program genre

Comedy
Action
Action/Adventure
Adventure Film
Western

External resources

Maverick is an American Western television series with comedic overtones created by Roy Huggins. The show ran from September 22, 1957 to July 8, 1962 on ABC and stars James Garner as Bret Maverick, an adroitly articulate cardsharp. Eight episodes into the first season, he was joined by Jack Kelly as his brother Bart, and from that point on, Garner and Kelly alternated leads from week to week, sometimes teaming up for the occasional two-brother episode. The Mavericks were poker players from Texas who traveled all over the American Old West and on Mississippi riverboats, constantly getting into and out of life-threatening trouble of one sort or another, usually involving money, women, or both. They would typically find themselves weighing a financial windfall against a moral dilemma. More often than not, their consciences trumped their wallets since both Mavericks were intensely ethical.nWhen Garner left the series after the third season due to a legal dispute, Roger Moore was added to the cast as their cousin Beau Maverick. Robert Colbert appeared later in the fourth season as a third Maverick brother, Brent Maverick.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E16 January 1st, 1961 Don Felipe Archelata
Robert B. Sinclair

McCloud

Program genre

Drama
Police procedural
Crime Fiction

External resources

McCloud is an American television police drama that aired on NBC from 1970 to 1977. The title role is played by Dennis Weaver as Marshal Sam McCloud, a law officer from Taos, New Mexico, on semi-permanent special assignment with the New York City Police Department.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E05 March 24th, 1974 Chet Mason
S03-E01 October 1st, 1972 Stokes ,
Russ Mayberry

Night Gallery

Program genre

Drama
Fantasy
Anthology
Horror
Anthology series

External resources

Night Gallery is an American anthology series that aired on NBC from 1970 to 1973, featuring stories of horror and the macabre. Rod Serling, who had gained fame from an earlier series, The Twilight Zone, served both as the on-air host of Night Gallery and as a major contributor of scripts, although he did not have the same control of content and tone as he had on The Twilight Zone. Serling viewed Night Gallery as a logical extension of The Twilight Zone, but while both series shared an interest in thought-provoking dark fantasy, the lion’s share of Zone‘s offerings were science fiction while Night Gallery focused on horror and the supernatural.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E51 January 19th, 1972 Joe Melcor

Playhouse 90

Program genre

Anthology series
Anthology
Drama

External resources

Playhouse 90 is an American television anthology series that aired on CBS from 1956 to 1960 for a total of 133 episodes. The show was produced at CBS Television City near the Los Angeles district of Hollywood in California. Since live anthology drama series of the mid-1950s usually were hour-long shows, the title highlighted the network's intention to present something unusual: a weekly series of hour-and-a-half-long dramas rather than 60-minute plays.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E01 September 12th, 1957

Police Story

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Police
Drama
Anthology

External resources

Police Story is an anthology television crime drama that aired on NBC from 1973 through 1978. The show was the brainchild of author and former policeman Joseph Wambaugh and represented a major step forward in the realistic depiction of police work and violence on network TV. It was produced by David Gerber and Mel Swope.nAlthough it was an anthology, there were certain things that all episodes had in common; for instance, the main character in each episode was a police officer. The setting was always Los Angeles and the characters always worked for some branch of the LAPD. Notwithstanding the anthology format, there were recurring characters.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E14 January 15th, 1974
S01-E15 January 22nd, 1974

Redigo

Program genre

Drama
Western

External resources

Redigo is a 15-week Western dramatic series, set on a New Mexico ranch during the early 1960s, which aired over NBC from September 24 to December 31, 1963. The series features Richard Egan as ranch owner Jim Redigo, Roger Davis as Mike the ranch hand, and Elena Verdugo as Gerry. Don Diamond appeared in four episodes, three as the character Arturo.nRedigo was the truncated second half-hour season of the previous one-hour series, Empire, which aired from September 25, 1962, to May 13, 1963. Both programs were placed on the Tuesday evening schedule against CBS's The Red Skelton Show. Redigo also lost out in the ratings to the ABC military sitcom, McHale's Navy, starring Ernest Borgnine and Tim Conway.nIn Redigo, Egan's character Jim Redigo was no longer the manager of the large Garrett Ranch but the owner of his own smaller spread nearby. The half-hour format made it hard for the program to develop complex characters as had been done in the initial one-hour version of the show.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E11 December 3rd, 1963

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
S06-E45 August 29th, 1957 guest star

Studio One

Program genre

Anthology series
Drama
Anthology

External resources

Studio One is an American radio–television anthology series, created in 1947 by Canadian director Fletcher Markle, who came to CBS from the CBC.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S10-E20 February 17th, 1958 Callaghan

Sugarfoot

Program genre

Western
Legal drama

External resources

Sugarfoot is an American western television series that aired on ABC from 1957 to 1961. The Warner Brothers production stars Will Hutchins as Tom Brewster, an Easterner who comes to the Oklahoma Territory to become a lawyer. Jack Elam is cast in occasional episodes as sidekick Toothy Thompson.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E02 September 29th, 1959 Duke McGann
S01-E04 October 29th, 1957 Blackie Rule

Surfside 6

Program genre

Drama
Crime Fiction

External resources

Surfside 6 is an ABC television series which aired from 1960 to 1962. The show centered on a Miami Beach detective agency set on a houseboat and featured Troy Donahue as Sandy Winfield II; Van Williams as Kenny Madison; and Lee Patterson as Dave Thorne. Diane McBain co-starred as socialite Daphne Dutton, whose yacht was berthed next to their houseboat. Margarita Sierra also had a supporting role as Cha Cha O'Brien, an entertainer who worked at The Boom Boom Room, a popular Miami Beach hangout at the Fontainebleau Hotel, directly across the street from Surfside 6. Surfside 6 was in fact a real address in Miami Beach, where an unrelated houseboat was moored at the time; it can also be seen in the sweeping aerial establishing shot of the Fontainebleu in 1964's Goldfinger.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E11 December 12th, 1960 Danny Rome
Charles R. Rondeau
S01-E01 October 3rd, 1960 Marty Hartman

Switch

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Action
Drama
Crime

External resources

Switch is an American action-adventure, tongue-in-cheek detective series starring Eddie Albert and Robert Wagner, who work as private eyes, for a deceptive sting operation. It was broadcast on the CBS network for three seasons between September 9, 1975 and August 20, 1978, bumping the Hawaii Five-O detective series to Friday nights.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E20 February 24th, 1976

Temple Houston

Program genre

Comedy
Western
Legal drama
Legal

External resources

The adventures of frontier lawyer Temple Houston, son of the legendary Texan Sam Houston.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E20 February 6th, 1964 Martin Royale

The Big Valley

Program genre

Western

External resources

The Big Valley is an American western television series which ran on ABC from September 15, 1965, to May 19, 1969. The show stars Barbara Stanwyck, as the widow of a wealthy nineteenth century California rancher. It was created by A.I. Bezzerides and Louis F. Edelman, and produced by Levy-Gardner-Laven for Four Star Television.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E24 March 4th, 1968 Reed Clayton

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-E14 December 27th, 1970 Glen Frye

The Manhunter

Program genre

Police procedural
Crime Fiction

External resources

The Manhunter is an American crime drama that was part of CBS' lineup for the 1974–1975 television season. The series was produced by Quinn Martin and starred Ken Howard as Dave Barret, a 1930s-era private investigator from Idaho.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E02 September 18th, 1974 Homer

The Millionaire

Program genre

Anthology series
Drama

External resources

The Millionaire is an American anthology series that aired on CBS from January 19, 1955, to June 8, 1960, originally sponsored by Colgate-Palmolive. The series explored the ways sudden and unexpected wealth changed life for better or for worse and became a five-season hit during the Golden Age of Television. It told the stories of people who were given one million dollars from a benefactor who insisted they never know him, with one exception. The series was known in syndication by two titles—The Millionaire, and as If You Had a Million.nThe 1932 film If I Had A Million had a similar plot to this TV show.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S05-E15 December 17th, 1958 Nick Slade
James Sheldon

The Roaring 20's

Program genre

Drama

External resources

The Roaring 20s is an American drama television series that aired on ABC from October 15, 1960 until January 20, 1962.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E19 March 4th, 1961 Harry Shayne
S01-E08 December 3rd, 1960 Dandy Dan Brady

The Rockford Files

Program genre

Action/Adventure
Crime Fiction
Police procedural
Crime
Action
Adventure Film
Mystery
Drama

External resources

The Rockford Files is an American television drama series starring James Garner that aired on the NBC network between September 13, 1974, and January 10, 1980, and has remained in syndication to the present day. Garner portrays Los Angeles-based private investigator Jim Rockford with Noah Beery, Jr., in the supporting role of his father, a retired truck driver nicknamed Rocky.nThe show was created by Roy Huggins and Stephen J. Cannell.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E09 November 14th, 1975 Chester Sierra
Lawrence Doheny

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
S02-E04 October 4th, 1973 Al Royce

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
S01-E07 November 7th, 1962 Lt. Steve Hamilton
Bernard Girard

Trackdown

Program genre

Western
Action

External resources

Trackdown is an American western television series starring Robert Culp that aired more than seventy episodes on CBS between 1957 and 1959. The series was produced by Dick Powell's Four Star Television and filmed at the Desilu-Culver Studio. Trackdown was a spin-off of Powell's anthology series, Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E09 November 8th, 1957

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
S07-E29 April 6th, 1964 Zeb Stark
Allen H. Miner
S07-E01 September 16th, 1963 Kincaid
S01-E38 June 18th, 1958 Monte Britton

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-E13 December 22nd, 1958 Robert Mason
Allen Reisner

Yancy Derringer

Program genre

Action/Adventure
Western
Action
Adventure Film

External resources

Yancy Derringer is an American Western series that ran on CBS from 1958 to 1959, with Jock Mahoney in the title role. The show was produced by Derringer Productions and filmed in Hollywood by Desilu Productions. Derringer Productions consisted of half interest for Warren Lewis and Don Sharpe as executive producers, and a quarter interest to Jock Mahoney for starring in the series, and a quarter interest to Richard Sale and Mary Loos, husband and wife, as creators. Desilu had just completed the 1956 series The Adventures of Jim Bowie which was also mostly set in New Orleans. The show's sponsor was Johnson Wax, now S. C. Johnson, and CLEAR floorwax was a regular sponsor.nThe Sales based the series on a 1938 short story that Richard Sale had written. In the 1930s, Sale was one of the highest paid pulp writers. Which story was never mentioned, but it was about a destitute aristocrat and troublemaker who returns to New Orleans three years after the Civil War. In the story, Derringer has no first name; Yancy was added for the TV series.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E04 October 30th, 1958 Spade Stuart

Awards won

1955 Golden Globe Award for Best New Star of the Year – Actor

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
I'll Cry Tomorrow Biographical Film
Hollywood Foreign Press Association
Acting

Wikipedia

Check Ray Danton on wikipedia.

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