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Pernell Roberts

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Pernell Elvin Roberts, Jr. (May 18, 1928 – January 24, 2010) was an American stage, movie and television actor as well as singer. In addition to guest starring in over 60 television series, he was widely known for his roles as Ben Cartwright's eldest son, Adam Cartwright, on the western series Bonanza, a role he played from 1959 to 1965 — and as chief surgeon Dr. John McIntyre, the title character on Trapper John, M.D. (1979–1986). He was also widely known for his life-long activism, which included participation in the Selma to Montgomery marches in 1965 and pressuring NBC to refrain from hiring whites to portray minority characters. Description above from the Wikipedia article Pernell Roberts, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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May 18, 1928 In Waycross, Georgia, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series General Electric Theater 1953-02-01
Latest Project:
Series Diagnosis: Murder 1993-10-29
Known For
Poster of Jigsaw
Poster of Trackdown
Poster of Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater
Poster of General Electric Theater
Series Diagnosis: Murder Unknown 1993-10-29
Series FBI: The Untold Stories 1991-09-26
Series Around the World in 80 Days Kapitän Speedy 1989-04-15
Movie Around the World in 80 Days Captain Speedy 1989-04-16
Movie Perry Mason: The Case of the All-Star Assassin Thatcher Horton 1989-11-09
Movie The Night Train to Kathmandu Prof. Harry Hadley-Smithe 1988-06-05
Movie Desperado Marshal Dancey 1987-04-27
Movie High Noon, Part II: The Return of Will Kane Marshal J.D. Ward 1980-11-15
Series Trapper John, M.D. Trapper John McIntyre 1979-09-23
Movie Hot Rod Sheriff Marsden 1979-05-25
Series Vega$ Unknown 1978-09-20
Movie The Magic of Lassie Jamison 1978-08-02
Series Centennial General Asher 1978-10-01
Movie The Immigrants Anthony Cassala 1978-11-20
Series The Hardy Boys / Nancy Drew Mysteries Unknown 1977-01-30
Movie Charlie Cobb: Nice Night for a Hanging Sherrif Yates 1977-06-09
Series The Love Boat Unknown 1977-09-24
Series Man from Atlantis Unknown 1977-09-22
Movie Paco Pompiho 1976-06-04
Series Spencer's Pilots Unknown 1976-09-17
Series Quincy, M.E. Unknown 1976-10-03
Series Battle of the Network Stars Unknown 1976-11-13
Movie Dead Man on the Run Brock Dillon 1975-04-03
Series Baretta Unknown 1975-01-17
Series Medical Story Unknown 1975-09-04
Series Ellery Queen Unknown 1975-09-11
Series Bronk Unknown 1975-09-21
Movie The Deadly Tower Lieutenant Lee 1975-10-18
Series Switch Unknown 1975-09-09
Series Police Woman Unknown 1974-09-13
Series Police Story Unknown 1973-03-20
Series The Sixth Sense Unknown 1972-01-15
Movie The Adventures of Nick Carter Neal Duncan 1972-02-20
Movie The Bravos Jackson Buckley 1972-01-09
Series The Streets of San Francisco Unknown 1972-09-23
Series Jigsaw 1972-10-12
Series Alias Smith and Jones Unknown 1971-01-05
Series The Odd Couple Unknown 1970-09-24
Series Night Gallery Unknown 1970-12-16
Movie San Francisco International Jim Conrad 1970-09-29
Series Marcus Welby, M.D. Unknown 1969-09-23
Movie Four Rode Out Marshall Ross 1969-01-01
Movie The Silent Gun Sam Benner 1969-12-16
Series Hawaii Five-O Unknown 1968-09-20
Series Lancer Unknown 1968-09-24
Series Ironside Unknown 1967-03-28
Movie Carousel Jigger Craigin 1967-05-07
Series Mannix Unknown 1967-09-16
Series The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. Unknown 1966-09-13
Series CBS Playhouse Unknown 1966-12-08
Series Mission: Impossible Unknown 1966-09-17
Series The Big Valley Unknown 1965-09-15
Series The Wild Wild West Unknown 1965-09-17
Series The Virginian Unknown 1962-09-19
Movie Ride Lonesome Sam Boone 1959-02-15
Series One Step Beyond Unknown 1959-01-20
Series Bonanza Adam Cartwright 1959-09-12
Series The Detectives Unknown 1959-10-16
Movie The Sheepman Chocktaw Neal 1958-05-01
Movie Desire Under the Elms Pierre Cabot 1958-03-12
Series Bronco Unknown 1958-09-23
Series 77 Sunset Strip Unknown 1958-10-10
Series Lawman Unknown 1958-10-05
Series Cimarron City Unknown 1958-09-27
Series Have Gun – Will Travel Unknown 1957-09-14
Series Sugarfoot Unknown 1957-09-17
Series Trackdown Unknown 1957-10-04
Series Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater Unknown 1956-10-05
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Series Matinee Theater Unknown 1955-10-31
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01