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      Peter Breck

      Peter Breck

      Highest Rated: 100% Highway 61 (1991)

      Lowest Rated: 60% The Glory Guys (1965)

      Birthday: Mar 13, 1929

      Birthplace: Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA

      Peter Breck got his first taste of acting while attending the University of Houston, in Texas. He began working at the Alley Theatre there, gaining experience by performing in a variety of productions. Before long, on the strength of his performances, he was invited to join the renowned Washington Arena Stage theater company. After his performance in George Bernard Shaw's "The Man of Destiny," actor Robert Mitchum went back stage and asked Breck, "Do you want to make a movie?" He had already made several small television appearances, but his role as a moonshiner, Stacey Gouge, in Mitchum's 1958 crime thriller, "Thunder Road," had a major impact on his career. Following the film, he relocated to Los Angeles; Mitchum supported his move, even lending him a Jaguar to drive. In 1959, he landed the lead role as Clay Culhane, a retired gunfighter who becomes a lawyer, in the Western series "Black Saddle." Following that series conclusion a year later, Breck signed a contract with Warner Brothers, becoming a contract player for them. In 1965, he took on his best known role as Nick Barkley, the bad-tempered son of Barbara Stanwyck's character, in the popular Western series "The Big Valley." Following its conclusion in 1969, he began making guest-star appearances in all of Warner's series. If you watched television in the 1970s and '80s, he was hard to miss. He appeared in episodes of "The Six Million Dollar Man," "The Dukes of Hazzard," and "The Fall Guy," to name only a few.

      Highest rated movies

      100% Highway 61
      94% Shock Corridor
      86% Benji
      75% Thunder Road
      60% The Glory Guys

      Photos

      SHOCK CORRIDOR, Peter Breck, 1963 SHOCK CORRIDOR, Peter Breck (right), 1963 SHOCK CORRIDOR, Peter Breck, Hari Rhodes, 1963 SHOCK CORRIDOR, Peter Breck (center), 1963, nymphomaniacs SHOCK CORRIDOR, Peter Breck, 1963 SHOCK CORRIDOR, Peter Breck, 1963

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lulu Unknown (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sworn to Vengeance Chief Kelly (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet 31% The Unnamable II: The Statement of Randolph Carter Sheriff Hatch (Character) - 1992
      100% 84% Highway 61 Mr. Watson (Character) $8.7K 1991
      No Score Yet 83% Terminal City Ricochet Ross Glimore (Character) - 1989
      86% 55% Benji Dr. Chapman (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Man for Hanging Avery Porter (Character) - 1973
      60% 33% The Glory Guys Lt. Bunny Hodges (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet 17% The Crawling Hand Steve Curan (Character) - 1963
      94% 81% Shock Corridor Johnny Barrett (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hootenanny Hoot Ted Grover (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lad: A Dog Stephen Tremayne (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Commies Are Coming, the Commies Are Coming Russian Officer (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Portrait of a Mobster Frank Brennan (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet 8% The Beatniks Mooney (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild and the Innocent Chip (Character) - 1959
      75% 64% Thunder Road Stacey Gouge (uncredited) (Character) $146.0K 1958

      TV

      Credit
      73% No Score Yet John Doe Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outer Limits Kendal's Father (Character) 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fall Guy Unknown (Guest Star) 1981 1984-1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1979 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dukes of Hazzard J.J. Sunday (Guest Star) 1981
      No Score Yet 76% Incredible Hulk Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Six Million Dollar Man Silver Cloud (Guest Star) 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet McMillan and Wife George Noland (Guest Star) 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Alias Smith and Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Valley Nick Barkley (Character) 1965-1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Peter Warren (Guest Star) 1963-1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Branded Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Virginian Jess Carver (Guest Star) 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Novak Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
      92% 86% The Outer Limits Sen. Orville (Character) 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Jubal (Guest Star) 1958 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Tim Winslow (Guest Star) 1958 1961-1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cheyenne Unknown (Guest Star) 1961-1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Surfside 6 Unknown (Guest Star) 1961-1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bronco Unknown (Guest Star) 1958 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sugarfoot Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Saddle Clay Culhane (Character) 1959-1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sea Hunt Joe Gordon (Guest Star) 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Restless Gun Brett Dixon (Guest Star) 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Have Gun -- Will Travel Unknown (Guest Star) 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Marshal Dillon Unknown (Guest Star) 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theatre Unknown (Character) 1958