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      Hugh O'Brian

      Hugh O'Brian

      Highest Rated: 100% The Man From the Alamo (1953)

      Lowest Rated: 42% Twins (1988)

      Birthday: Apr 19, 1925

      Birthplace: Rochester, New York, USA

      A handsome action star of TV and the occasional feature film, Hugh O'Brian is best recalled for playing the title role in "The Life and Times of Wyatt Earp" (ABC, 1955-61), which was more a serialized drama than a standard Western. He later reprised the role in the 1991 NBC miniseries "Luck of the Draw: The Gambler Returns" and in "Wyatt Earp Returns to Tombstone" (CBS, 1994). Educated at a military school, O'Brian was reportedly the youngest drill instructor in the history of the Marine Corps when he assumed those duties at age 18. After attending the University of Cincinnati and UCLA, O'Brian broke into films in 1950 in the song-and-dance feature "No Fear" and as a Western desperado in "The Return of Jesse James." Usually cast in supporting roles, he continued in action films, like "Battle at Apache Pass" (1952) and "The Man From the Alamo" (1953). Voted the most promising male newcomer of 1953 by the Hollywood Foreign Press, O'Brian moved to more substantial roles like the lyricist who wins Mitzi Gaynor's heart in "There's No Business Like Show Business" (1954) and the antagonist of Native Americans in "White Feather" (1955). He turned to comedy, playing off his good looks (not unlike Rock Hudson), in "Come Fly With Me" (1963) as the object of a flight attendant's glances on a transatlantic flight. O'Brian was a cowboy hired to create a ranch in Africa in "Africa - Texas Style!" (1967), and, more recently, had a supporting role in "Doing Time on Planet Earth" (1988). The actor became a bona fide star, however, on the small screen. He began appearing in anthology series in the 50s like "Fireside Theatre" and "The Loretta Young Theatre" before landing his signature role as Earp. O'Brian later appeared on panel shows and in guest shots, returning to the series grind as a secret agent with a transmitter in his ear for constant contact with command central in "Search" (NBC, 1972-73). He continued to make the occasional guest appearance into the 90s on shows such as "Murder, She Wrote" and "L.A. Law." The actor has also made several TV-movies, ranging from "Wild Women" (ABC, 1970) to the pilot for "Fantasy Island" (ABC, 1977). Later, he played a member of the establishment in need of Marshall Dillon in "Gunsmoke: The Last Apache" (CBS, 1990) and performed his final screen role in the pilot episode of the Jack London adaptation "Call of the Wild" (Animal Planet 2000). After he found TV stardom, O'Brian also discovered the theater. He made his Broadway debut in the musical "Destry Rides Again" (1959) and appeared again on Broadway in "First Love" (1963). Equally at home in light comedy or musicals, he headed national tours of "Cactus Flower" (1967-68), "1776" (1972) and "Guys and Dolls" (1979). Hugh O'Brian died on September 5, 2016, at his Beverly Hills home. He was 91.

      Highest rated movies

      The Man From the Alamo
      Meet Me at the Fair
      Vengeance Valley
      Broken Lance
      The Shootist
      There's No Business Like Show Business
      The Cimarron Kid
      Game of Death

      Photos

      COME FLY WITH ME, from left: Pamela Tiffin, Hugh O'Brian, Dolores Hart, Karl Bohm, Lois Nettleton, Karl Malden, 1963 THE TWINKLE IN GOD'S EYE, Hugh O'Brian, Coleen Gray, Joey Forman, 1955 KILLER FORCE, Peter Fonda, Hugh O'Brian, 1975 MEET ME AT THE FAIR, Scatman Crothers, Dan Dailey, Diana Lynn, Hugh O'Brian, Carole Mathews, Chet Allen, 1953 BROKEN LANCE, Hugh O'Brian, Earl Holliman, Robert Wagner, Richard Widmark, Spencer Tracy, Eduard Franz, 1954, TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century-Fox Film Corp. All Rights Reserved BROKEN LANCE, Carl Benton Reid, Richard Widmark, Robert Wagner, Hugh O'Brian, Earl Holliman, 1954, TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century-Fox Film Corp. All Rights Reserved THE TWINKLE IN GOD'S EYE, Coleen Gray, Mickey Rooney, Hugh O'Brian, 1955 BROKEN LANCE, Robert Wagner, Hugh O'Brian, Spencer Tracy, Earl Holliman, Richard Widmark, 1954, TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century-Fox Film Corp. All Rights Reserved BROKEN LANCE, Spencer Tracy, Earl Holliman, Hugh O'Brian, Richard Widmark, Robert Wagner, 1954, TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century-Fox Film Corp. All Rights Reserved LOVE HAS MANY FACES, Hugh O'Brian, Lana Turner, 1965 BROKEN LANCE, Spencer Tracy, Hugh O'Brian, 1954, TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century-Fox Film Corp. All Rights Reserved LOVE HAS MANY FACES, Stefanie Powers, Hugh O'Brian, Lana Turner, 1965 AMBUSH BAY, Mickey Rooney, James Mitchum, Hugh O'Brian, 1966 AMBUSH BAY, Hugh O'Brian, 1966 SEMINOLE, Rock Hudson, Hugh O'Brian, 1953 AMBUSH BAY, Tisa Chang, Hugh O'Brian, 1966 AMBUSH BAY, Mickey Rooney, Hugh O'Brian, 1966 AFRICA-TEXAS STYLE, Hugh O'Brian, 1967 AMBUSH BAY, Hugh O'Brian, 1966 THE TWINKLE IN GOD'S EYE, Coleen Gray, Hugh O'Brian, 1955

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 65% Wyatt Earp: Return to Tombstone Wyatt Earp (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet 42% Gunsmoke: The Last Apache Gen. Nelson Miles (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Paradise: A Gathering of Guns Wyatt Earp (Character) - 1989
      42% 39% Twins Granger (Character) $107.4M 1988
      No Score Yet 79% Bruce Lee: The Legend Self - 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bush Doctor Dr. Robert Maxell (Character) - 1981
      46% 63% Game of Death Steiner (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cruise Into Terror Andy (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder at the World Series The Governor (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Benny and Barney: Las Vegas Undercover Jack Davis (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet 82% Fantasy Island Alan Colshaw (Character) - 1977
      81% 88% The Shootist Jack Pulford (faro dealer at Metropole Saloon) (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet 9% Killer Force Lewis (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet 33% Murder on Flight 502 Detective Daniel Myerson (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Probe Hugh Lockwood (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Harpy Peter Clune (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wild Women Killian (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Strategy of Terror Matt Lacey (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet 0% Africa, Texas Style! Jim Sinclair (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet 38% Ambush Bay 1st Sgt. Steve Corey (Character) - 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Assassination in Rome Dick Sherman (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet 63% Ten Little Indians Hugh Lombard (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet 38% Love Has Many Faces Hank Walker (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet 53% Come Fly With Me First Officer Ray Winsley (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet 38% Alias Jesse James Wyatt Earp (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fiend Who Walked the West Daniel Slade Hardy (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Brass Legend Sheriff Wade Addams (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet 62% White Feather American Horse (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Twinkle in God's Eye Marty Callahan (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 75% Saskatchewan Carl Smith (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Drums Across the River Morgan (Character) - 1954
      86% 62% Broken Lance Mike Devereaux (Character) - 1954
      73% 58% There's No Business Like Show Business Charles Biggs (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fireman Save My Child Smitty (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Back to God's Country Frank Hudson (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet 40% Seminole Kajeck (Character) - 1953
      100% 65% The Man From the Alamo Lt. Lamar (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet 67% The Lawless Breed Ike Hanley (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Stand at Apache River Tom Kenyon (Character) - 1953
      100% No Score Yet Meet Me at the Fair Chilton Corr (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet 27% Son of Ali Baba Hussein (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet 33% The Battle at Apache Pass Lt. Robert Harley (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Raiders Hank Purvis (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sally and Saint Anne Danny O'Moyne (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet 50% Red Ball Express Pvt. Wilson (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cave of Outlaws Garth (Character) - 1951
      60% 56% The Cimarron Kid Red Buck (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Little Big Horn Pvt. Al DeWalt (Character) - 1951
      100% 23% Vengeance Valley Dick Fasken (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fighting Coast Guard Tom Peterson (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet No Score Yet On the Loose Dr. Phillips (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Young Lovers Len Randall (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Beyond the Purple Hills Jack Beaumont (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet 15% Rocketship X-M Harry Chamberlain/Voice on loudspeaker (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Return of Jesse James Lem Younger (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Buckaroo Sheriff of Texas Ted Gately (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet 33% Never Fear Len Randall (Character) - 1950

      TV

      Credit
      93% 90% Parks and Recreation Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Playhouse Presents Sound Engineer (Character) 2013
      No Score Yet 89% Murder, She Wrote Fred Keppard (Guest Star) 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Guns of Paradise Unknown (Character) 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1979-1980 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Heavens Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Story Vincent LaSorda (Character) 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1961 1966-1967 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Guest 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Search Hugh Lockwood (Character) 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I've Got a Secret Guest 1959 1962-1963 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Bruce Jason / Conrad Bucola (Guest Star) 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Virginian Paul Taylor (Guest Star) 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp Wyatt Earp (Character) 1955-1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet G.E. Theater Sam Sharp (Character) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Showcase 39 Unknown (Character) 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Star and the Story Unknown (Character) 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Danny Thomas Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Stage 7 Billy the Kid (Character) 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Letter to Loretta Larry Brown (Character),
      Unknown (Guest Star)
      1954-1955