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Bonanza (1959 - 1973)

Bonanza (1959 - 1973)

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Series Info

Ben Cartwright and his three sons (by three wives) ride herd over the sprawling Ponderosa spread in 1860s Nevada in one of the most handsomely mounted and beloved series of all time. The first TV Western to be shown in color, it ran for 14 seasons; was the top-rated show for three of them (1964-65, '65-66 and '66-67); had a number of first-rank directors (including Robert Altman) work on some episodes; and inspired several `Bonanza' TV-movies (none especially distinctive).

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Seasons

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1972, NBC, 16 episodes

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1971, NBC, 26 episodes

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1970, NBC, 28 episodes

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1969, NBC, 28 episodes

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1968, NBC, 30 episodes

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1967, NBC, 34 episodes

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1966, NBC, 34 episodes

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1965, NBC, 33 episodes

Cast

Lorne Greene
as Ben Cartwright
Dan Blocker
as Hoss Cartwright
Pernell Roberts
as Adam Cartwright
Michael Landon
as Little Joe Cartwright
Ray Teal
as Sheriff Roy Coffee
Lou Frizzell
as Dusty Rhodes
David Canary
as Mr. Canaday
Mitch Vogel
as Jamie Hunter
Tim Matheson
as Griff King
Bing Russell
as Deputy Foster
Bob Miles
as Deputy
Bill Clark
as Cowboy in Blue Shirt
Denver Pyle
as Theodore
Grandon Rhodes
as Dr. J.P. Martin
Mariette Hartley
as Barbara Scott
Harry Holcombe
as Doc Martin
Morgan Woodward
as Sheriff Biggs
Eddie Ryder
as Daniel Pettibone
Don Collier
as Sergeant
Lane Bradford
as Lash's Foreman
Roy Engel
as Doc Martin
Dub Taylor
as Barlow
Walter Barnes
as Will Griner
Ken Lynch
as Collier
John Saxon
as Friday
Rod Cameron
as Curtis Wade
Roger Davis
as Stanley
Phil Chambers
as Dick Thompson
Ken Mayer
as Whitey
Robert Foulk
as Sheriff Brady
Neville Brand
as Gunnar Borgstrom
Mort Mills
as Morgan
Troy Melton
as Merrill
J. Pat O'Malley
as Harry Simpson
Bern Hoffman
as Fisherman
Michael Witney
as Cliff Rexford
Gene Evans
as Fulmer
Irene Tedrow
as Mrs. Bufford
Hal Burton
as Deputy Short
Don Haggerty
as Murdock
Charlotte Stewart
as Lisa Campbell
Jordan Rhodes
as Dan Edwards
Joe Maross
as Sutton
Suzanne Lloyd
as Jennifer
David Cassidy
as Billy Burgess
Nancy Malone
as Catherine
Edward Binns
as John Flint
John Fiedler
as Claude Miller
Fionnula Flanagan
as Elizabeth 'Meg' Dundee
Ron Foster
as Mooney
Anna Navarro
as Consuelo
Robert Lansing
as Ted Trask
Royal Dano
as Ganther
Dan Tobin
as Finch
Slim Pickens
as Jim Leyton
Claude Akins
as Marshal Dowd
Cosmo Sardo
as Bartender
Douglas Kennedy
as Bill Stewart
Kevin Hagen
as Everett
Bonnie Bedelia
as Lorrie Mansfield
Roy Roberts
as Fillmore
Tom Reese
as Burton
Parley Baer
as Cunningham
Will Geer
as Butler
Dina Merrill
as Susannah
Anne Helm
as Meredith
Diane Baker
as Mary Wharton
Mike Witney
as Cliff Rexford
Chubby Johnson
as Toby Barker
Harry Carey Jr.
as Zack Morgan
Robert Doyle
as Jeb Rikeman
Jack Elam
as Dodie
Ken Drake
as Clem Wilson
Holly Bane
as Vern Wilson
Richard Devon
as Mr. Hawkins
Larry Ward
as Carver
Bruce Gordon
as Chief Winnemuca
Tom Lowell
as Jabez Ludlow
Ramon Bieri
as Solomon
Sean McClory
as Connors
Ross Elliott
as Watkins
Jim Davis
as Wolfe
Carl Reindel
as Billy Horn
Diane Shalet
as Mrs. York
James Westerfield
as Sheriff Logan
Faith Domergue
as Lee Bolden
Steve Forrest
as Josh Tanner
Joe De Santis
as Morehouse
Karl Swenson
as Carl Harris
Clegg Hoyt
as Townsman #2
Jason Evers
as Lambert
Carl Benton Reid
as Luther Bishop
Vic Werber
as Teague
Aldo Ray
as Lafe Jessup
Norman Leavitt
as Rudy the Telegrapher
Will Wright
as Micah Bailey
Harlan Warde
as Constable
Duane Grey
as Wyoming
Dorothy Green
as Minnie Billington
Arthur Peterson
as Reverend Jordan
Ian Wolfe
as Ed Baxter
John Harmon
as Schuster
Henry Jones
as King Arthur/Uncle Leo
Steve Ihnat
as Johann Brunner
Leo Gordon
as Thorne
Med Flory
as Monk Hartley
Henry Wills
as McGregor
Booth Colman
as Henry P. Quince
Tol Avery
as Dr. Moore
Wally Cox
as McNulty
Louise Latham
as Willie Mae
Jewel Blanch
as Carri Sturgis
Tom Tully
as Sundown
Lois Nettleton
as Elizabeth Anne
Guy Stockwell
as Johnny Chapman
Ralph Moody
as Indian Chief
Bill Zuckert
as Gilbert
James Best
as Carl Reagan
Ann Prentiss
as Wilhelmina Calhoun
Mike Mazurki
as Big Man
Dan Duryea
as Eskith
Judi Meredith
as Lotty Hawkins
Frank Ferguson
as J.R. Ridley
Guy Lee
as Billy
Lee de Broux
as Gunman #2
Howard Wright
as Insurance Man
Everett Sloane
as Jeb Drummond
James Luisi
as Willard
Vic Morrow
as Lassiter
Kathleen Freeman
as Miss Hibbs
Stefan Gierasch
as Orvil Winters
Wesley Lau
as Walker
Wayne Newton
as Andy Walker
Kathryn Hays
as Prudence Jessup
Ken Howard
as Samuel Clemens/Mark Twain
Mildred Natwick
as Mrs. Wharton
Rupert Crosse
as Davis, The Fugitive
Michael Mikler
as Felix Matthews / Bushwhacker
Victor Jory
as Charles Ludlow
John Ireland
as Marshal Will Rimbau
Jean Hale
as Casey
Emmaline Henry
as Widow Sprague
David Sheiner
as Francher
Yvonne De Carlo
as Lotta Crabtree
John Marley
as Sheriff
Terry Moore
as Lydia Yates
Ron Starr
as Briggs
Maxwell Reed
as Clarence 'The Duke of London' Simpson
Clint Sharp
as Colony Member
Remo Pisani
as Bartender
Stuart Randall
as Sheriff Hawkins
Michael Forest
as Young Winnemucca
Eric Fleming
as Wes Dunn
Jack Bighead
as Indian Brave
Noah Beery Jr.
as Lothario Larkin
Jon Lormer
as Doc Riley
Robert J. Stevenson
as George Romley
Owen Bush
as J.R. Huggins
Byron Morrow
as Reverend Blaisdale
Warren Kemmerling
as Asa Flanders
Charles Irving
as Prosceutor Rogers
Evelyn Scott
as Vannie Johnson
William Fawcett
as Pete Redfern
Sidney Blackmer
as Maj. Cayley
Frank Overton
as Capt. White
Majel Barrett
as Mrs. Ganther
Marj Dusay
as Stephanie
Mercedes McCambridge
as Deborah Banning
Jay Jones
as Willard
Roy Barcroft
as Sheriff
Edgar Buchanan
as Hallelujah Hicks
Dan White
as Jackson
E.J. Andre
as Prospector
Ed Prentiss
as Minister
Abigail Shelton
as Sally Cass
Henry Beckman
as Charlie Matson
Harvey Stephens
as Jock McPherson
Olan Soule
as Hotel Clerk
Winnie Coffin
as Mrs. Brown
Ed Begley Sr.
as Clint Watson
Lonny Chapman
as Will Smith
John Hoyt
as Judge
Paul Fix
as Barney
David McLean
as Marshal Calhoun
Linda Lawson
as Melinda Bowers
Hugh Sanders
as Dr. Brahm
Dan Ferrone
as Eli Johnson
Byron Foulger
as Justin Flannery
Bruno VeSota
as Fat Cowboy
Burt Mustin
as Old Codger
Ray Daley
as Billy
Nestor Paiva
as Thornton
Andre Philippe
as Francois Villon
Dan Riss
as Tom Madigan
William Challee
as Samuel Clemens/Mark Twain
Herman Hack
as Townsman
Byron Mabe
as Hunter
Judson Pratt
as Jim Bronson
Phil Kenneally
as Sheriff Knox
Raymond Bailey
as Sumner Kyle
Bartlett Robinson
as Ralph Carter
Eileen Ryan
as Amanda Gates
Henry Hull
as Sheriff B. Banneman Brown
Jay Novello
as Don Miguel
John Pickard
as Perkins
Buddy Ebsen
as Sheriff
Ellen Corby
as Lorna Doone Mayberry
Walter Coy
as Captain Kelley
James Beck
as Donovan
Ray Stricklyn
as Billy Wheeler
Tony Colti
as Gunman
Joe Turkel
as Thug #1
Claudia Bryar
as Mary Logan
Vaughan Taylor
as Horace Ogleby
Kenny Lynch
as Garrett
Sarah Selby
as Mrs. Cardiff
Dean Harens
as Jim Poole
Philip Ahn
as Mr. Lee Chang
Bruce Yarnell
as Muley Jones
Hal Lynch
as Steve Regan
Bob Gravage
as Elbert Higgins
Peggy McCay
as Mrs. Griswold
Cesar Romero
as Borelli
Michael Rennie
as Prof. Poppy / Dr. P.A.Mundy
Peter Helm
as Gwylem
Adam West
as Milton
Robert Drivas
as Tracy Blaine
Beatrice Kay
as Clementine Hawkins
John McGiver
as Col. Bragg
Robert Brown
as Reverend
Meg Foster
as Evangeline
Sandy Duncan
as Angeline
Judy Carne
as Sister Mary Kathleen
Patrick Adiarte
as Swift Eagle
Bob Knapp
as Pennington
Vickie Cos
as Angela
Pamela Franklin
as Kelly Edwards
Ron Randell
as Carleton
Nancy Gates
as Claire Amory
Kim Darby
as Trudy Loughlin
Linda March
as Harriet
James Philbrook
as McWhorter
Michael Dunn (I)
as George Marshall
Morgan Sterne
as Stanhope
Marlene Clark
as Liza Walters
Arthur O'Connell
as Dr. Hubert
Keenan Wynn
as O'Rourke
Brenda Scott
as Lucinda
Steve Cochran
as Burk Shannon / Booth Shannon
Marie Windsor
as Ma Lassiter
Maggie Mahoney
as Molly MacGregor Demmer
Audrey Totter
as Beth Riley
Tony Bill
as Charlie Two
James Whitmore
as John Postley
Willard Waterman
as Throckmorton
Richard Haydn
as Malcolm the Magnificent
Lisa Lu
as Su Ling
Lloyd Battista
as Jake Campbell
Ed Nelson
as Garth
Walker Edmiston
as Auctioneer
Jerome Cowan
as Thornbridge
Dennis Hopper
as Dev Farnum
Ronny Cox
as Lucas
Johnny Seven
as Trager / Cunningham
Clint Howard
as Michael
Tracy Olsen
as Elizabeth
Madlyn Rhue
as Mrs. Matsou
CeCe Whitney
as Mrs. Marquett
Hy Terman
as Arthur Bolling
Joyce Taylor
as Morvath
Herb Vigran
as Bartender
Billy M. Greene
as Storekeeper
Grant Richards
as Standford
Wynn Pearce
as Mr. Johnson, Bank Teller
Jean Inness
as Aunt Celia
Keith Richards (II)
as Willie Twilight
Tom Greenway
as Deputy Dan
Don Keefer
as Billy Harris
Ivan Bonar
as Minister
Walter Sande
as Tom Mahan
Ted Knight
as Halloran
Athena Lorde
as 2nd Lady
Robert Sampson
as Artie Clay
Adrienne Marden
as Mrs. Wilson
Linda Watkins
as Margaret
Alan Caillou
as Walter Craigsmuir
Linda Bennett
as Francine
Gregg Palmer
as Gannett
Bobby Riha
as Bridger
Barry Sullivan
as Mark Burdette
Bert Freed
as Solomon Belcher
Bill Edwards
as Mr. Cameron
William Tannen
as Sam Durra
Percy Helton
as Blurry Jones
Penny Stanton
as Esmerelda Lopez
Joan Hackett
as Margarita Miguel
Dayton Lummis
as Col. Metcalfe
Orville Sherman
as Jess Morehouse
Harry Lauter
as Barrett
John Beck
as Walt Nagel
George Keymas
as Ring Nose
Biff Manard
as Suggins
Richard Hale
as Chief Winnemucca
Karl Lukas
as Brother
Gene Coogan
as Townsman at Dedication
Harry Harvey Sr.
as Doc Martin, Coroner
Paul Dubov
as Dealer
Harriet Medin
as Elizabeth
John Alderson
as Montague
Hank Worden
as Station Attendant
Robert Noe
as Fred Caldwell
Tina Menard
as Floriana
Rusty Lane
as Warden
Jeanne Bal
as Melissa
Gena Rowlands
as Ragan Miller
Ann Whitsett
as Annie Johnson
Jon Cypher
as Ransom
Mel Berger
as Big Ed
Joan Freeman
as Hallie Shannon
Liam Sullivan
as Terrence O'Toole
Judie Rolin
as Wendy Dant
Fred Beir
as Blaine
Leslie Nielsen
as Sheriff Rowan
Arnold Moss
as Chief Lone Spear
Herschel Bernardi
as Clarence Bolling
Laurence Naismith
as Don Q. Hought
Otto Kruger
as Judge W.H. 'Hanging Harry' Whitaker
Lee Henry
as Canfield
Anjanette Comer
as Joan Wingate
Cesare Danova
as Don Luis
Joanna Sages
as Princess
Barbara Luna
as Cayetena
Hugo Haas
as Zurka
Val Avery
as Dolly Kincaid
James MacArthur
as Fredericks
Yaphet Kotto
as Child Barnett
Margaret Hayes
as Lady Linda
Vic Tayback
as Everett
John Larkin
as Col. Frank Medford
Signe Hasso
as Christina
Ellen Moss
as Elaine
Loretta Swit
as Ellen Sue
Inger Stevens
as Emily Pennington
Howard Duff
as Samuel Clemens
Dal Jenkins
as Raymond
Ashley Cowan
as Crippin
Gilbert Roland
as Jim Acton
Don Dubbins
as Todd McCarren
Jack Oakie
as Thadeus
Lurene Tuttle
as Mrs. Cutler
Richard Davalos
as Johnny Logan
Richard Carlson
as Hollenbeck
Peggy Ann Garner
as Cameo Johnson
John Schuck
as Tom Brennan
Ross Martin
as Nick Biancci
Ilka Windish
as Rev. Mother
Fifi D'Orsay
as Babette
Russ Marin
as Sheriff
Ronald Howard
as Ted Hoag
Mike Farrell
as Dr. Will Agar
Alan Hale Jr.
as Swede Lundberg
Hazel Court
as Lady Beatrice
Nina Foch
as Clarissa
Lyle Talbot
as Sugar Daddy
Dick Foran
as Giltner
Jeff Morrow
as Cochise
James Patterson
as Charles Ball
Grace Gaynor
as Mary Enders
Howard Ledig
as Preston
Clyde Howdy
as Deputy Bill Harris
Jay D. Jones
as First Gunman
Paul Birch
as Tregallis
John Milford
as Ned Morgan
Vito Scotti
as Leon Flores
Will J. White
as Deputy Hoff
John Zaremba
as Charles
Robert Griffin
as Deputy Jeb Clinton
Gene Tyburn
as Tom Bellows
Ric Marlow
as Scoffing Townsman
Dee Carroll
as Rachel Simon
King Moody
as Charlie
Mickey Simpson
as Northern Miner
Jean Innes
as Aunt Celia
Tyler McVey
as Townsman
Charles Seel
as Hawkins
Helen Westcott
as Amanda Ridley
Emile G. Meyer
as John Walker
Jerry Summers
as Cowhand at Bar
Donald Elson
as Ed Wharton
Michael Ragan
as High Card Smith
Jerry Oddo
as Wheeler
Ed Long
as Deputy Sheriff
John Carradine
as Jedediah Milbank
Stafford Repp
as Mine Owner
Michael Hinn
as Thornton
Joseph Breen
as Sol Breckenridge
Ben Gage
as Sheriff Calvin
Charles Tannen
as Bartender
Craig Duncan
as Buggy Driver
John Mathews
as Clergyman
Gail Bonney
as Martha Daggert
Jim Boles
as Pete Burnside
Stefanie Powers
as Calamity Jane
Peter Hobbs
as Judge Hill
Anne Seymour
as Miss Frost
Steve Gravers
as Martinez
Sebastian Cabot
as Don Antonio Luga
Edward Ashley
as Lord Dunsford
Joanne Linville
as Maggie Dowling
Cheerio Meredith
as Mrs. Lynch
Alan Dexter
as Jim Cutter
Madeleine Sherwood
as Vella Owens
Jonathan Harris
as Charles Dickens
Frank Delfino
as Leprechaun
John Patrick
as O'Toole
Ina Balin
as Sarah Reynolds
Cameron Mitchell
as Frederick Kyle
Keith London
as Cottenfield
Jose De Vega
as Indian Youth
Sam Jaffe
as Joshua Norton
Zsa Zsa Gabor
as Fortuneteller
Cherie Latimer
as Bright Moon
Charles Aidman
as Applegate
Mary Fickett
as Erin O'Donnell
John Abbott
as Zachariah
Katie Brown
as Margie Owens
Eric Christmas
as Bobby Dan
Robert Vaughn
as Fugitive
Phil Brown
as Tucker
Lester Matthews
as Forrester
Josephine Hutchinson
as Martha Randolph
Lucille Benson
as Mrs. Melody
Ed Wynn
as Prof. Phineas T. Klump
Viveca Lindfors
as Angela Drake
Fay Spain
as Sue Ellen
Ramon Novarro
as Jose Ortega
Eddie Hodges
as Skeeter Dexter
Lyn Edgington
as Gabrielle
Jack Ging
as Cleve
Maggie Hayes
as Lydia Chadwick
Lisette Loze
as Lisette
Pat Crowley
as Julia Grant
Kathleen Widdoes
as Anna Kosovo
Hurd Hatfield
as Major Donahue
Ernest Truex
as Square Deal Sam
Henry Kulky
as Bearcat
Jack Carson
as Henry T. P. Comstock
Hoyt Axton
as Howard Mead
Susan Oliver
as Leta Malvet
Igor Barry
as Morgan
Lynn Loring
as Laurie Ferguson
Ziva Rodann
as Maria Reagan
John Astin
as Abner Willoughby
Nina Shipman
as Trudy Harker
Ankorita
as Maria
Noah Keen
as Dixon
Selmer Jackson
as Elizabeth's Doctor
John J. Fox
as Bartender
Ralph James
as Alderman
Harry Harvey
as Coroner
Sunshine Parker
as Charley-Boy
John Matthews
as Minister
Mark Tapscott
as Joe Sabin
Bob Carson
as Marshal
Steve Terrell
as Jason Kyle
Helen Kleeb
as Mrs. Franklin
Iron Eyes Cody
as Long Bear
Charles Bateman
as Rick Bonner
Vincent Beck
as Grant Carbo
David Bond
as Preacher
Jean Del Val
as Monsieur Clemont
Stewart Moss
as Aaron Bornstein
John Wheeler
as Bartender
Don Melvoin
as Bartender
Toby Anderson
as Hotel Clerk
Armand Alzamora
as Eduardo El Montalban
Jack Mather
as Heck Turner
Wendell Holmes
as Judge Scribner
James Doohan
as Bill Collins
Ron Soble
as Tukwa
Richard Bull
as Jess Hill
Charles Briles
as Del Nagel
Frank Gerstle
as Jake Weber
Rip Torn
as Will Hewett, Civil War vet
Joseph Perry
as Sheriff Tyson
Joan Blondell
as Aunt Lil
Bruce Cabot
as Sheriff Laramore
Ruth Roman
as Adah Menkin
Telly Savalas
as Charles Hackett
Jim Davis
as Johnny
Franchot Tone
as Denver McKee
Burgess Meredith
as Owney Duggan
Joe Don Baker
as Luke Harper
Berr Kroeger
as Mandible
Jan Merlin
as Bill Enders
Ruta Lee
as Rita Marlow
Jessica Myerson
as Mrs. Hagen
Jack Cassidy
as Kevin O'Casey
Jodie Foster
as Bluebird
Ena Hartman
as Caroline
Murray MacLeod
as Zachariah
Ida Lupino
as Annie O'Toole
Elaine Devry
as Valerie
Louise Sorel
as Marie, Accused Witch
Beau Bridges
as Bank Clerk
Charlie Briggs
as Charlie Fitch
Lee Bergere
as Fernandez
Burr De Benning
as Tuttle Ames
Harry Monty
as Leprechaun
Marianna Hill
as Dolores Tenino
Sally Kemp
as Kate Fallon/Kathryn Gardner
Chana Eden
as Shoshoni Girl
Tim Considine
as Billy Penn
Paul Picerni
as Sanchez
Mabel Albertson
as Mme. Adella
Stella Stevens
as Ann Croft
Julie Adams
as Helen Layton
Ned Romero
as White Wolf
Martin Landau
as Emeliano
Dean Jones
as Danny Kidd
Donald Briggs
as Clint Murray
Robert Simon
as George Thurston
Kitty Kelly
as Mrs. Gibbons
Teresa Wright
as Katherine Saunders
Gerald Hiken
as Dr. Penner
Charles Bronson
as Harry Starr
Madeline Mack
as Lorraine
John Best
as Sheriff Shaler
Johnny Whitaker
as Timmy Carter
Diana Millay
as Diana Cayley
John Vernon
as Beaudry
Linda Marsh
as Harriet Ball
Robert Culp
as Ed Payson
Anthony Zerbe
as John Spain
Keir Dullea
as Bob Jolley
Mary Treen
as Mrs. Shaughnessy
David S. Cass Sr.
as Deputy Sheriff
Billy Corcoran
as Jerry Wilson
Don Washbrook
as Tim the Typesetter
Claude Hall
as Hoad Family Member
Chanin Hale
as Laura Mae
Don Wilbanks
as Bobby Jacks
Steve Raines
as Darrel Brightman
James B. Sikking
as Jack Rimbau
Pepe Hern
as Alphonso Maximo
Steven Marlo
as MacKaye
John "Red" Fox
as Bartender