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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
Billy Clark
as Bartender
Bob Miles
as Man in Saloon
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 Dr. Lewis
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 Cowboy at Rimville Corral
Don Haggerty
as Murdock
Charlotte Stewart
as Lisa Campbell
David Cassidy
as Billy Burgess
John Fiedler
as Claude Miller
Fionnula Flanagan
as Elizabeth 'Meg' Dundee
Edward Binns
as John Flint
Jordan Rhodes
as Dan Edwards
Nancy Malone
as Catherine
Suzanne Lloyd
as Jennifer
Joe Maross
as Sutton
Ron Foster
as Mooney
Anna Navarro
as Consuelo
Robert Lansing
as Ted Trask
Royal Dano
as Ganther
Slim Pickens
as Jim Leyton
Dan Tobin
as Finch
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
Parley Baer
as Cunningham
Tom Reese
as Burton
Will Geer
as Butler
Diane Baker
as Mary Wharton
Dina Merrill
as Susannah
Anne Helm
as Meredith
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
Carl Reindel
as Billy Horn
Jim Davis
as Wolfe
Steve Forrest
as Josh Tanner
James Westerfield
as Sheriff Logan
Faith Domergue
as Lee Bolden
Diane Shalet
as Mrs. York
Joe De Santis
as Morehouse
Karl Swenson
as Carl Harris
Clegg Hoyt
as Townsman #2
Vic Werber
as Teague
Aldo Ray
as Lafe Jessup
Carl Benton Reid
as Luther Bishop
Jason Evers
as Lambert
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
Guy Stockwell
as Johnny Chapman
Tom Tully
as Sundown
Jewel Blanch
as Carri Sturgis
Louise Latham
as Willie Mae
Lois Nettleton
as Elizabeth Anne
William Bryant
as Abner Jackson
Ralph Moody
as Indian Chief
Bill Zuckert
as Gilbert
James Best
as Carl Reagan
Ann Prentiss
as Wilhelmina Calhoun
Dan Duryea
as Eskith
Judi Meredith
as Lotty Hawkins
Mike Mazurki
as Big Man
Frank Ferguson
as J.R. Ridley
Guy Lee
as Jimmy Chang
Lee de Broux
as Gunman #2
Stefan Gierasch
as Orvil Winters
Everett Sloane
as Jeb Drummond
Vic Morrow
as Lassiter
Wayne Newton
as Andy Walker
Kathleen Freeman
as Miss Hibbs
James Luisi
as Willard
Wesley Lau
as Walker
Ken Howard
as Samuel Clemens/Mark Twain
Jean Hale
as Casey
Emmaline Henry
as Widow Sprague
Rupert Crosse
as Davis, The Fugitive
Ron Starr
as Briggs
Kathryn Hays
as Prudence Jessup
Victor Jory
as Charles Ludlow
Maxwell Reed
as Clarence 'The Duke of London' Simpson
John Marley
as Sheriff
Mildred Natwick
as Mrs. Wharton
Yvonne De Carlo
as Lotta Crabtree
David Sheiner
as Francher
Michael Mikler
as Felix Matthews / Bushwhacker
John Ireland
as Marshal Will Rimbau
Terry Moore
as Lydia Yates
Ed Bakey
as Louby Sains
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
Marj Dusay
as Stephanie
Sidney Blackmer
as Maj. Cayley
Mercedes McCambridge
as Deborah Banning
Frank Overton
as Capt. White
Majel Barrett
as Mrs. Ganther
Jay Jones
as Willard
Roy Barcroft
as Sheriff
Dan White
as Jackson
E.J. Andre
as Prospector
Ed Prentiss
as Minister
Henry Beckman
as Charlie Matson
Abigail Shelton
as Sally Cass
Robert Adler
as Stage Driver
Harvey Stephens
as Jock McPherson
Olan Soule
as Hotel Clerk
John Hoyt
as Judge
Lonny Chapman
as Will Smith
Paul Fix
as Barney
Winnie Coffin
as Mrs. Brown
Ed Begley Sr.
as Clint Watson
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
Phil Kenneally
as Sheriff Knox
Judson Pratt
as Jim Bronson
Byron Mabe
as Hunter
Raymond Bailey
as Sumner Kyle
Bartlett Robinson
as Ralph Carter
Eileen Ryan
as Amanda Gates
Buddy Ebsen
as Sheriff
John Pickard
as Perkins
Ellen Corby
as Lorna Doone Mayberry
Jay Novello
as Don Miguel
Henry Hull
as Sheriff B. Banneman Brown
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
Robert Drivas
as Tracy Blaine
CeCe Whitney
as Mrs. Marquett
Linda March
as Harriet
Michael Dunn (I)
as George Marshall
Lloyd Battista
as Jake Campbell
Michael Rennie
as Prof. Poppy / Dr. P.A.Mundy
Cesar Romero
as Borelli
Johnny Seven
as Trager / Cunningham
Steve Cochran
as Burk Shannon / Booth Shannon
Nancy Gates
as Claire Amory
Tracy Olsen
as Elizabeth
Madlyn Rhue
as Mrs. Matsou
Willard Waterman
as Throckmorton
James Whitmore
as John Postley
Lisa Lu
as Su Ling
John McGiver
as Col. Bragg
Beatrice Kay
as Clementine Hawkins
Ed Nelson
as Garth
Hy Terman
as Arthur Bolling
Morgan Sterne
as Stanhope
Sandy Duncan
as Angeline
Meg Foster
as Evangeline
Keenan Wynn
as O'Rourke
Arthur O'Connell
as Dr. Hubert
Dennis Hopper
as Dev Farnum
Patrick Adiarte
as Swift Eagle
Vickie Cos
as Angela
Marie Windsor
as Ma Lassiter
Audrey Totter
as Beth Riley
Tony Bill
as Charlie Two
Robert Brown
as Reverend
James Philbrook
as McWhorter
Judy Carne
as Sister Mary Kathleen
Jerome Cowan
as Thornbridge
Brenda Scott
as Lucinda
Pamela Franklin
as Kelly Edwards
Ronny Cox
as Lucas
Maggie Mahoney
as Molly MacGregor Demmer
Clint Howard
as Michael
Bob Knapp
as Pennington
Adam West
as Milton
Kim Darby
as Trudy Loughlin
Richard Haydn
as Malcolm the Magnificent
Marlene Clark
as Liza Walters
Joyce Taylor
as Morvath
Peggy McCay
as Mrs. Griswold
Walker Edmiston
as Auctioneer
Ron Randell
as Carleton
Peter Helm
as Gwylem
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
Bill Catching
as Robber During 1st Robbery
Linda Bennett
as Francine
John Lodge
as Deputy
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 Hartsfield
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
Jack Oakie
as Thadeus
James MacArthur
as Fredericks
Arnold Moss
as Chief Lone Spear
Grace Gaynor
as Mary Enders
Signe Hasso
as Christina
Otto Kruger
as Judge W.H. 'Hanging Harry' Whitaker
Ilka Windish
as Rev. Mother
Lee Henry
as Canfield
Dal Jenkins
as Raymond
Mike Farrell
as Dr. Will Agar
Barbara Luna
as Cayetena
Howard Duff
as Samuel Clemens
Liam Sullivan
as Terrence O'Toole
Judie Rolin
as Wendy Dant
Nina Foch
as Clarissa
Fred Beir
as Blaine
Leslie Nielsen
as Sheriff Rowan
Richard Carlson
as Hollenbeck
Yaphet Kotto
as Child Barnett
Dick Foran
as Giltner
Margaret Hayes
as Lady Linda
Ross Martin
as Nick Biancci
John Larkin
as Col. Frank Medford
Loretta Swit
as Ellen Sue
Ann Whitsett
as Annie Johnson
Don Dubbins
as Todd McCarren
Hugo Haas
as Zurka
Mel Berger
as Big Ed
Cesare Danova
as Don Luis
Hazel Court
as Lady Beatrice
Inger Stevens
as Emily Pennington
Val Avery
as Dolly Kincaid
Lyle Talbot
as Sugar Daddy
Peggy Ann Garner
as Cameo Johnson
James Patterson
as Charles Ball
Howard Ledig
as Preston
Jeff Morrow
as Cochise
Laurence Naismith
as Don Q. Hought
Herschel Bernardi
as Clarence Bolling
John Schuck
as Tom Brennan
Jon Cypher
as Ransom
Ashley Cowan
as Crippin
Ronald Howard
as Ted Hoag
Joan Freeman
as Hallie Shannon
Joanna Sages
as Princess
Alan Hale Jr.
as Swede Lundberg
Lurene Tuttle
as Mrs. Cutler
Richard Davalos
as Johnny Logan
Vic Tayback
as Everett
Jeanne Bal
as Melissa
Fifi D'Orsay
as Babette
Anjanette Comer
as Joan Wingate
Gena Rowlands
as Ragan Miller
Ellen Moss
as Elaine
Russ Marin
as Sheriff
Gilbert Roland
as Jim Acton
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 Sheriff Hansen
Gene Tyburn
as Tom Bellows
Ric Marlow
as Scoffing Townsman
Dee Carroll
as Rachel Simon
Mickey Simpson
as Northern Miner
Jean Innes
as Aunt Celia
Tyler McVey
as Townsman
Charles Seel
as Hawkins
Emile G. Meyer
as John Walker
Helen Westcott
as Amanda Ridley
Jerry Summers
as Cowhand at Bar
Donald Elson
as Ed Wharton
Jerry Oddo
as Wheeler
Michael Ragan
as High Card Smith
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
Craig Duncan
as Buggy Driver
Charles Tannen
as Bartender
Jim Boles
as Pete Burnside
Gail Bonney
as Martha Daggert
John Mathews
as Clergyman
Mary Fickett
as Erin O'Donnell
John Abbott
as Zachariah
Madeleine Sherwood
as Vella Owens
Stefanie Powers
as Calamity Jane
Frank Delfino
as Leprechaun
Peter Hobbs
as Judge Hill
Viveca Lindfors
as Angela Drake
Cameron Mitchell
as Frederick Kyle
Jack Carson
as Henry T. P. Comstock
Eddie Hodges
as Skeeter Dexter
Ina Balin
as Sarah Reynolds
Susan Oliver
as Leta Malvet
John Patrick
as O'Toole
Ziva Rodann
as Maria Reagan
Charles Aidman
as Applegate
Ankorita
as Maria
Nina Shipman
as Trudy Harker
Katie Brown
as Margie Owens
Lester Matthews
as Forrester
Hurd Hatfield
as Major Donahue
Hoyt Axton
as Howard Mead
Ed Wynn
as Prof. Phineas T. Klump
Steve Gravers
as Martinez
Sebastian Cabot
as Don Antonio Luga
Lyn Edgington
as Gabrielle
Zsa Zsa Gabor
as Fortuneteller
Joanne Linville
as Maggie Dowling
Cherie Latimer
as Bright Moon
Jack Ging
as Cleve
Maggie Hayes
as Lydia Chadwick
Eric Christmas
as Bobby Dan
Pat Crowley
as Julia Grant
Phil Brown
as Tucker
Jonathan Harris
as Charles Dickens
Lucille Benson
as Mrs. Melody
Ernest Truex
as Square Deal Sam
Ramon Novarro
as Jose Ortega
Edward Ashley
as Lord Dunsford
Keith London
as Cottenfield
Jose De Vega
as Indian Youth
Fay Spain
as Sue Ellen
Lynn Loring
as Laurie Ferguson
Lisette Loze
as Lisette
Cheerio Meredith
as Mrs. Lynch
John Astin
as Abner Willoughby
Alan Dexter
as Jim Cutter
Josephine Hutchinson
as Martha Randolph
Robert Vaughn
as Fugitive
Anne Seymour
as Miss Frost
Kathleen Widdoes
as Anna Kosovo
Henry Kulky
as Bearcat
Igor Barry
as Morgan
Sam Jaffe
as Joshua Norton
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
David Bond
as Preacher
John Wheeler
as Bartender
Charles Bateman
as Rick Bonner
Vincent Beck
as Grant Carbo
Jean Del Val
as Monsieur Clemont
Stewart Moss
as Aaron Bornstein
Don Melvoin
as Bartender
Toby Anderson
as Hotel Clerk
Armand Alzamora
as Eduardo El Montalban
James Doohan
as Bill Collins
Charles Briles
as Del Nagel
Richard Bull
as Jess Hill
Jack Mather
as Heck Turner
Wendell Holmes
as Judge Scribner
Ron Soble
as Tukwa
Frank Gerstle
as Jake Weber
Tim Considine
as Billy Penn
Louise Sorel
as Marie, Accused Witch
Paul Picerni
as Sanchez
Stella Stevens
as Ann Croft
Diana Millay
as Diana Cayley
John Best
as Sheriff Shaler
Robert Culp
as Ed Payson
Joe Don Baker
as Luke Harper
Marianna Hill
as Dolores Tenino
Joan Blondell
as Aunt Lil
Kitty Kelly
as Mrs. Gibbons
Sally Kemp
as Kate Fallon/Kathryn Gardner
Elaine Devry
as Valerie
Jim Davis
as Johnny
Franchot Tone
as Denver McKee
Johnny Whitaker
as Timmy Carter
Ned Romero
as White Wolf
Julie Adams
as Helen Layton
Donald Briggs
as Clint Murray
Jan Merlin
as Bill Enders
Robert Simon
as George Thurston
Harry Monty
as Leprechaun
Jack Cassidy
as Kevin O'Casey
Charles Bronson
as Harry Starr
Ida Lupino
as Annie O'Toole
Beau Bridges
as Bank Clerk
Berr Kroeger
as Mandible
Burgess Meredith
as Owney Duggan
Martin Landau
as Emeliano
Anthony Zerbe
as John Spain
Linda Marsh
as Harriet Ball
Lee Bergere
as Fernandez
Ruta Lee
as Rita Marlow
Jessica Myerson
as Mrs. Hagen
Teresa Wright
as Katherine Saunders
Joseph Perry
as Sheriff Tyson
Bruce Cabot
as Sheriff Laramore
Telly Savalas
as Charles Hackett
Chana Eden
as Shoshoni Girl
Ruth Roman
as Adah Menkin
Madeline Mack
as Lorraine
Dean Jones
as Danny Kidd
John Vernon
as Beaudry
Charlie Briggs
as Charlie Fitch
Burr De Benning
as Tuttle Ames
Keir Dullea
as Bob Jolley
Jodie Foster
as Bluebird
Ena Hartman
as Caroline
Rip Torn
as Will Hewett, Civil War vet
Gerald Hiken
as Dr. Penner
Murray MacLeod
as Zachariah
Mabel Albertson
as Mme. Adella
Mary Treen
as Mrs. Shaughnessy
John Merrick
as Andy Logan
Don Washbrook
as Tim the Typesetter
Claude Hall
as Hoad Family Member
David S. Cass Sr.
as Deputy Sheriff
Billy Corcoran
as Jerry Wilson
Don Wilbanks
as Bobby Jacks
Chanin Hale
as Laura Mae
Steve Raines
as Darrel Brightman
Steven Marlo
as Barclay
John "Red" Fox
as Bartender
James B. Sikking
as Jack Rimbau
Pepe Hern
as Alphonso Maximo
Herbert C. Lytton
as Abe McClane
Bob Hopkins
as Mariner
Lew Brown
as Liege
Alice Frost
as Prominent Townswoman