Peter Breck

Peter Breck

Highest Rated: 100% Highway 61 (1991)

Lowest Rated: 60% The Glory Guys (1965)

Birthday: Mar 13, 1929

Birthplace: Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA

Peter Breck got his first taste of acting while attending the University of Houston, in Texas. He began working at the Alley Theatre there, gaining experience by performing in a variety of productions. Before long, on the strength of his performances, he was invited to join the renowned Washington Arena Stage theater company. After his performance in George Bernard Shaw's "The Man of Destiny," actor Robert Mitchum went back stage and asked Breck, "Do you want to make a movie?" He had already made several small television appearances, but his role as a moonshiner, Stacey Gouge, in Mitchum's 1958 crime thriller, "Thunder Road," had a major impact on his career. Following the film, he relocated to Los Angeles; Mitchum supported his move, even lending him a Jaguar to drive. In 1959, he landed the lead role as Clay Culhane, a retired gunfighter who becomes a lawyer, in the Western series "Black Saddle." Following that series conclusion a year later, Breck signed a contract with Warner Brothers, becoming a contract player for them. In 1965, he took on his best known role as Nick Barkley, the bad-tempered son of Barbara Stanwyck's character, in the popular Western series "The Big Valley." Following its conclusion in 1969, he began making guest-star appearances in all of Warner's series. If you watched television in the 1970s and '80s, he was hard to miss. He appeared in episodes of "The Six Million Dollar Man," "The Dukes of Hazzard," and "The Fall Guy," to name only a few.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lulu Unknown (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sworn to Vengeance Chief Kelly (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 30% The Unnamable II: The Statement of Randolph Carter Sheriff Hatch (Character) - 1992
100% 85% Highway 61 Mr. Watson (Character) $8.7K 1991
No Score Yet 83% Terminal City Ricochet Ross Glimore (Character) - 1989
86% 55% Benji Dr. Chapman (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Man for Hanging Avery Porter (Character) - 1973
60% 31% The Glory Guys Lt. Bunny Hodges (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hootenanny Hoot Ted Grover (Character) - 1963
95% 82% Shock Corridor Johnny Barrett (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 17% The Crawling Hand Steve Curan (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lad: A Dog Stephen Tremayne (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Commies Are Coming, the Commies Are Coming Russian Officer (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Portrait of a Mobster Frank Brennan (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 6% The Beatniks Mooney (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild and the Innocent Chip (Character) - 1959
70% 63% Thunder Road Stacey Gouge (uncredited) (Character) $146K 1958

TV

Credit
73% No Score Yet John Doe Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fall Guy Unknown (Guest Star) 1984-1985 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1982 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dukes of Hazzard J.J. Sunday (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet 61% Incredible Hulk Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Six Million Dollar Man Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet McMillan and Wife Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alias Smith and Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sheriff of Cochise Doyle Ranker (Guest Star)
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Valley Nick Barkley (Character) 1965-1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Peter Warren (Guest Star) 1963-1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Branded Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Novak Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Jubal (Guest Star) 1963 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Tim Winslow (Guest Star) 1961-1962 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cheyenne Unknown (Guest Star) 1961-1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Surfside 6 Unknown (Guest Star) 1961-1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bronco Unknown (Guest Star) 1961 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sugarfoot Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Saddle Clay Culhane (Character) 1959-1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Restless Gun Brett Dixon (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Have Gun -- Will Travel Unknown (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Highway Patrol Whitey Sims (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marshal Dillon Unknown (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Unknown (Character) 1958

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