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Chuck Connors (I) (1921–1992)

Chuck Connors was born Kevin Joseph Connors in Brooklyn, New York, to Marcella (Londrigan) and Alban Francis "Allan" Connors. His parents were immigrants from the Dominion of Newfoundland (now part of Canada), and were of Irish descent. Chuck and his two-years-younger sister, Gloria, grew up in a working-class section of the west side of Brooklyn,... See full bio »

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The Rifleman
The Rifleman Lucas McCain / Earl Bantry
Soylent Green
Soylent Green Tab Fielding
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Airplane II: The Sequel


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 2001 Fast Backwards (Short)
The Star
 1992 Three Days to a Kill
Capt. Damian Wright
 1990 Face the Edge
 1989-1990 Guns of Paradise (TV Series)
Gideon McKay
- Crossfire (1990) ... Gideon McKay
- Honor Bound (1989) ... Gideon McKay
 1990 Last Flight to Hell
Red Farley
 1989 High Desert Kill (TV Movie)
Stan Brown
 1989 Wolf (TV Series)
- Wolf (1989)
 1989 Skinheads
Mr. Huston
 1989 Trained to Kill
Ed Cooper
 1988 Taxi Killer
 1985-1988 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Tyler Morgan / FBI Agt. Fred Keller
- Coal Miner's Slaughter (1988) ... Tyler Morgan
- Joshua Peabody Died Here... Possibly (1985) ... FBI Agt. Fred Keller
 1988 Terror Squad
Chief Rawlings
 1987 Maniac Killer
Professor Roger Osborne
 1987 Summer Camp Nightmare
Mr. Warren
 1987 Sakura Killers
The Colonel (as Chuck Conners)
 1987 Hell's Heroes
Senator Morris
 1985 The All American Cowboy (TV Movie)
 1983-1984 The Yellow Rose (TV Series)
Jeb Hollister
- Villa's Gold (1984) ... Jeb Hollister
- Beyond Vengeance (1984) ... Jeb Hollister
- Chains of Fear (1984) ... Jeb Hollister
- Debt of Honor (1984) ... Jeb Hollister
- Sacred Ground (1984) ... Jeb Hollister
 1983 Afghanistan pourquoi?
Soviet colonel
 1983 The Love Boat (TV Series)
 1983 Kelsey's Son (TV Movie)
Boone Kelsey
 1983 Balboa
Alabama Dern
 1983 Matt Houston (TV Series)
- Get Houston (1983) ... Castanos
 1983 Lone Star (TV Movie)
Jake Farrell
 1983 The Vals
Trish's Father - 'Boom-Boom Girls' Producer
 1982 Airplane II: The Sequel
The Sarge
 1982 Hit Man
Sam Fisher
 1982 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Frank Barton
- Sitting Duck/Sweet Suzi Swann (1982) ... Frank Barton
 1982 The Capture of Grizzly Adams (TV Movie)
Frank Briggs
 1982 Best of the West (TV Series)
 1981 Bordello
 1981 Walking Tall (TV Series)
Theo Brewster
- Kidnapped (1981) ... Theo Brewster (as Chuck Conners)
 1980 Day of Resurrection
Capt. McCloud - HMS Nereid
 1980 Stone (TV Series)
Tom Lettleman
- Case Number HM-89428, Homicide (1980) ... Tom Lettleman
 1979 Day of the Assassin
 1978 Standing Tall (TV Movie)
Major Roland Hartline
 1977 The Night They Took Miss Beautiful (TV Movie)
Mike O'Toole
 1977 Roots (TV Mini-Series)
Tom Moore
- Part IV (1977) ... Tom Moore
- Part VIII (1977) ... Tom Moore
- Part VII (1977) ... Tom Moore
 1973-1976 Police Story (TV Series)
Lt. Lew Randle / Sergeant Ed 'Bugs' Pebbles / Sergeant Barrett / ...
- Trash Detail, Front and Center (1976) ... Lt. Lew Randle
- The Cutting Edge (1975) ... Sergeant Ed 'Bugs' Pebbles
- Across the Line (1974) ... Sergeant Barrett
- Slow Boy (1973) ... Slow Boy
 1976 Nightmare in Badham County (TV Movie)
Sheriff Danen
 1976 Banjo Hackett: Roamin' Free (TV Movie)
Sam Ivory
 1975 The Six Million Dollar Man (TV Series)
Niles Lingstrom
- The Price of Liberty (1975) ... Niles Lingstrom
 1974 99 and 44/100% Dead
Claw Zuckerman
 1973 Here's Lucy (TV Series)
Chuck Connors
 1973 The Mad Bomber
William Dorn
 1973 Set This Town on Fire (TV Movie)
Buddy Bates
 1972 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Roderick Blanco
- The Ring with the Red Velvet Ropes (1972) ... Roderick Blanco
 1972 Pancho Villa
Col. Wilcox
 1972 Night of Terror (TV Movie)
Brian DiPaulo
 1972 The Proud and Damned
Will Hansen
 1972 Embassy
 1971 The Birdmen (TV Movie)
Colonel Morgan Crawford
 1971 Support Your Local Gunfighter
'Swifty' Morgan (uncredited)
 1971 The Devil's Backbone
 1971 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Governor Brill
- The Broken Puzzle (1971) ... Governor Brill
 1971 The Virginian (TV Series)
- The Animal (1971) ... Gustaveson
 1969 Captain Nemo and the Underwater City
Senator Robert Fraser
 1966 Ride Beyond Vengeance
Jonas Trapp, the Tiger
 1965 Synanon
 1960 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series)
George Aswell
- Trial by Fear (1960) ... George Aswell
 1958 The Big Country
Buck Hannassey
 1958 Love That Jill (TV Series)
- They Went Thataway (1958) ... Cliff
 1958 Date with the Angels (TV Series)
Stacey L. Stacey
- Double Trouble (1958) ... Stacey L. Stacey
 1958 Hey, Jeannie! (TV Series)
Buck Matthews
- The Bet (1958) ... Buck Matthews
 1957 The Restless Gun (TV Series)
Toby Yeager
- Silver Threads (1957) ... Toby Yeager
 1957 The Lady Takes a Flyer
Phil Donahoe
 1957 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Private John Sumter
- The Charles Avery Story (1957) ... Private John Sumter
 1954-1957 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Long Jack / Soldier
- Thousand Dollar Gun (1957) ... Long Jack
- The Road to Edinburgh (1954) ... Soldier
 1957 The Silent Service (TV Series)
- The Story of the U.S.S. Flier (1957) ... Liddell
 1957 The Hired Gun
Judd Farrow
 1957 Death in Small Doses
Mink Reynolds
 1957 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Sam Bass / Button Smith / Pete Johnson
- Sam Bass (1957) ... Sam Bass
- The Thin Rope (1957) ... Button Smith / Pete Johnson
 1957 Designing Woman
Johnnie 'O'
 1957 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Hub Grimes
- The Hub Grimes Story (1957) ... Hub Grimes
 1957 Tomahawk Trail
Sgt. Wade McCoy
 1956 The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (TV Series)
- The Witch Doctor (1956) ... Ooma
 1956 West Point (TV Series)
Maj. Neilson / Maj. Nielson
- His Highness and the Halfback (1956) ... Maj. Neilson
- The Operator and the Martinet (1956) ... Maj. Nielson
 1956 Crossroads (TV Series)
Lou Brissie
- The Comeback (1956) ... Lou Brissie
 1956 The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial (TV Series)
- The Nevada Nightingale (1956) ... Andy
 1956 Hold Back the Night
Sgt. Ekland
 1956 Climax! (TV Series)
 1956 Hot Rod Girl
Det. Ben Merrill
 1956 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Sam Keeler
- The Preacher (1956) ... Sam Keeler
 1956 Walk the Dark Street
Frank Garrick
 1955-1956 The Star and the Story (TV Series)
Attendant / Harry Frazier
- The Thin Line (1956) ... Attendant
- They (1956)
- The Man Who Was Dead (1955) ... Harry Frazier
 1956 Frontier (TV Series)
Thorpe Henderson
- The Assassin (1956) ... Thorpe Henderson
 1956 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Officer Handley
- The Thread (1956) ... Officer Handley
 1955 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
- Barbed Wire Christmas (1955) ... Harry
 1955 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
 1955 Good Morning, Miss Dove
Bill Holloway
 1955 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
Art Shirley
- The Brush Roper (1955) ... Art Shirley
 1955 Three Stripes in the Sun
Idaho Johnson
 1955 Target Zero
Pvt. Moose
 1955 Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Sylvester J. Superman
- Flight to the North (1955) ... Sylvester J. Superman
 1955 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Stanley O'Connor
- O'Connor and the Blue-Eyed Felon (1955) ... Stanley O'Connor
 1955 Private Secretary (TV Series)
Mr. Neanderthal
- Mr. Neanderthal (1955) ... Mr. Neanderthal
 1955 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series)
Charlie Masters
- The Manufactured Clue (1955) ... Charlie Masters
 1955 City Detective (TV Series)
- Trouble in Toyland (1955) ... Sam
 1954-1955 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Stan / Mervyn
- The Good Sister (1955) ... Stan
- Vote of Confidence (1954) ... Mervyn (as Chuck Conners)
 1955 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Jess Hayes
- The Girl Who Knew (1955) ... Jess Hayes
 1954 Big Town (TV Series)
- Semper Fi (1954)
 1954 Naked Alibi
Capt. Owen Kincaide
 1954 The Human Jungle
Earl Swados
 1954 Dear Phoebe (TV Series)
- Bill Gets a Job (1954) ... Rocky
 1954 Dragonfly Squadron
Capt. Warnowski
 1953 South Sea Woman
Pvt. Davey White
 1953 Code Two
Deputy Sheriff (uncredited)
 1953 Trouble Along the Way
Stan Schwegler
 1953 The Silver Whip
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1942 Wake Island
Soldier in meal queue (uncredited)
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
Show Show Self (38 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (12 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Unsold pilot: Starred in a pilot for an adventure series called, "Big Foot Wallace" in which he played a modern-day mountain man. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Chuck Conners | Martin Herbert


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Personal Quote:

I don't want my kids growing up believing that there is nothing destructive in the world. I want them to know that there is good and bad in the world, that you can be hurt physically, that guns can kill you, that drugs are bad for you, that not everyone means well. See more »


Future talk show hosts - his friend, Regis Philbin and Arsenio Hall, were once said to be their admirable television heroes. Philbin was a young adult while Hall was just a child. See more »


His rifle. See more »

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