Thursday, June 9, 2005


It may not be official yet, but as far as the networks are concerned, since the May Sweeps are over, then Summer's here and the time is right for....


Time for the Televisiologist to catch up on a few of the shows he missed while being totally fixated on other series like 'Lost'. (Not that I abstained from catching tonight's repeat, mind you!)

So tonight, I played catch-up with 'Stacked', the Pamela Anderson sitcom which also stars Marissa Winokur, Elon Gold, and Christopher Lloyd.

It was a good episode for making the introduction too, especially in regards to how it expands the TV Universe.

That's because we learned that Skyler Dayton (Anderson) used to date the lead singer of Aerosmith, Steven Tyler.

A major scene took place backstage at a video shoot for Aerosmith.

And the guest star was Steven Tyler himself. Well, at least we heard his voice. And saw his finger. The whole elevator scene with Katrina was very funny - she's a very talented physical comic actress and I hope they take full advantage of that without having to resort to her being the victim in such scenes all the time.

Moreso because of her work in that scene, Mr. Tyler's contribution was the best unseen special guest appearance since Johnny Carson showed up at Mary Richards' dinner party when the power went out. ('The Mary Tyler Moore Show')

Even discounting his work with Aerosmith on variety shows, award shows, and in music videos, Steven Tyler has assured himself a place in the League Of Themselves, which sometimes leads to a sub-genre of the TV Crossover Hall of Fame. (As of Monday, my membership in the League of Themselves led to my own induction on my 50th birthday. I'd like to thank the Academy.....)

His other credits include:

'Lizzie McGuire'
'Two And A Half Men'
and over in the Tooniverse, 'The Simpsons'

Plus there are his appearances in commercials for The Gap and the Sony Cybershot camera, which carry just as much heft as the sitcom work in the overview of the TV Universe.


Wednesday, June 8, 2005


As I write this, I'm on the train to Connecticut, continuing my four day celebration of my 50th b'day. It's a 2 1/2 hour ride and I've got nothing better to do, so I might as well finally write up my ruminations on the latest televersion for the Scott Peterson case.

'Amber Frey: Witness For The Prosecution', unlike 'The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story', focuses on Amber Frey. So of the two leads, a bigger name (Janel Maloney) was cast for her, obviously. But the other version, in which Scott Peterson was the main role and thus Dean Cain was cast, aired first. And because it did center more on the villain of the story (which is always the more interesting role), then we consider to be the official televersion of this tragedy for Earth Prime-Time.

I'm sure Laci and her baby Connor and all those who loved them wished there never had been a reason for either one of these TV movies to be made......

As for 'The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story', we'll just slide that over to an alternate dimension in the TV Universe. (There are plenty to choose from!)

But we can't place it in the evil mirror universe of 'Star Trek' fame. I've got a feeling that in that version of his disgusting story, Peterson got away with it.

It's the mischievous blimp - er, imp, - in me that wants to put this story in the TV Land of 'The West Wing'.

And then I can sit back and imagine Amber Frey meeting Donnatella Moss.

Interest in telling the Scott Peterson story may wane with this latest TV movie. (Hopefully!) And if so, we may be spared the Amy Fisher experience.

The so-called Long Island Lolita shot her lover's wife in the back of the head, but her victim not only survived, but thrived. Which was probably one of hte main reasons that lurid tale was filmed for TV 3 different times - and practically all at once!

The cosmic integrity of the TV Universe has been able to withstand plenty - from Pink Lady to Urkel - but a third TV flick about the Petersen murder trial could be a killer in itself.

Personally, I'm hoping for a televersion of the Jennifer Wilbanks story. Thirty years ago, this "Runaway Bride" theme would have been the perfect vehicle for Pam Dawber. But now I'm thinking maybe they should cast Evangline Lilly in the role. Thanks to her role on 'Lost', she's certainly got the creds to play a fugitive!


Instead of Metro-North, the train service from Bridgeport to Waterbury, Ct., should be known as "Methadone-North". Based on the "social club" of halfway housers on their way to court, this should be the train line to the Mos Eisley spaceport!!!!


After I posted the story about Walter Koenig's plans to bring closure to his 'Star Trek' character of Pavel Chekov on the Web, my fellow TV Universe explorer, Hugh Davis, checked in on Chekov.......


I think the idea of including online 'Trek' as part of its Toobworld incarnation is perfect, especially for that show. I know fans debate what is canon (as they do for 'Doctor Who' and others), but this seems ripe for inclusion.

Of course, there are other web-series which tie-in: David Carradine voiced Caine in a series of animated spots a few years ago, and several DC computer animated adventures were online (with Lobo, as well as the "Gotham Girls" of Catwoman, Batgirl, Poison Ivy, etc.), plus the Clone Wars micro-series from Cartoon Network aired online the day after each chapter was on television.

Is it time to announce the genesis of WebWorld?


Tuesday, June 7, 2005


While doing my research into the life of Eddie Albert after learning of his passing, I came across mention of a series pilot he might have made back in 1958. So I went to the authority - "Unsold Television Pilots" by Lee Goldberg.

Under the listings for Four Star Productions in 1958, Mr. Goldberg writes:

"The Eddie Albert Show. A fantasy adventure series featuring Eddie Albert as a newspaper reporter who travels the nation, time and space in search of interesting human stories."

It was still a bit sketchy in details, so I contacted Mr. Goldberg to ask him for any more info.....

"I was just wondering if a pilot was produced and whether or not I should try tracking it down at the MT&R for starters?"

It was nice of him to get back with a quick reply:

"I have no idea if a pilot was produced...but my guess is that it wasn't or I probably would have had more information on it."

I did find this on the, which first started me on the quest for the information:

"In 1958, he made the pilot for a adventure/fantasy series called 'The Eddie Albert Show' where he played a reporter searching for amazing stories through out this world, as well as other times and solar systems. The series wasn't picked up."

But the IMDb is notorious for errors supplied by reader/contributors. (Just look at the recent debunking of its rumors that Samuel L. Jackson and Tina Wesson were joining the cast of 'Lost'.) So I'm leaning towards the position taken by Mr. Goldberg.

(I went downtown to the Museum of Television & Radio but didn't find it listed in their library, but that also might not mean anything. I'm still hoping one day to find that they have the final episode of 'James Garner As Nichols' available for viewing!)

The concept for 'The Eddie Albert Show' certainly sounded cool - Albert as a newspaper journalist who traveled through Time and Space for a good story. It might have even worked - or at least it might have been put on the air - if it had been proposed at least ten years later during the age of the sixties' gimmick shows. The early 70s might have been a good time for the show as well, although it might have invoked comparisons with 'Kolchak'.

And of course, it could have served as an American counterpoint to the long-running British show 'Doctor Who' back at the height of its popularity.

But even if it had waited just a year or two, it might have cashed in on the popularity of 'The Twilight Zone' by riding Rod Serling's coat-tails. Whether the pilot was ever produced or not, it definitely was never broadcast or Mr. Goldberg would have found that info. (You should check out that book - it's incredibly rich in detail!) Thus 'The Eddie Albert Show' fails one of the main tenets for Toobworld - to be part of the TV Universe, it should have been broadcast.

But I still find myself speculating about the show's character and the premise. Would there have been any kind of splainin as to why Albert's journalist was able to travel through Time and Space in search of a good story? Would it have had the kind of eerie twists and overall sense of paranoia found in episodes of 'The Twilight Zone'?

And I think we're free to devise a back-story for the guy; heh heh heh......

Even if some of the pilots mentioned in the Goldberg book weren't produced, a lot of them have enough information about what would have been included in the show - including the names of the characters. And yet for 'The Eddie Albert Show', he's just referred to as being a reporter.

Maybe he wouldn't have been referred to by name in the episodes. Perhaps he would be just addressed as "The Reporter" or "The Journalist". Yeah... that sounds familiar. A character known only by his occupation who travels through Time and Space.......

Maybe Eddie Albert would have been playing the first Gallifreyan Time Lord seen on Television, about five years before William Hartnell's incarnation as the Doctor first arrived on-screen to pick up his grand-daughter Susan from school.

(He wouldn't have been the last Time Lord seen in Toobworld outside of the established 'Doctor Who' canon, either. It's been my contention for years that Ricardo Montalban's Mr. Roarke, who lived on 'Fantasy Island', was also from Gallifrey. It would have splained the change in appearance, clothing, and personality, as well as the spatial anomalies of an old shed, as seen in the series remake starring Malcolm McDowall.)

Well, like I said, we'll never know. And since it wasn't broadcast, it doesn't even matter. But it makes for a nice daydream on a hot and lazy afternoon......


Monday, June 6, 2005



There's a commercial airing now on the various news networks, like CNN, FOX, and CNBC, from Norfolk-Southern, the railroad shipping company that has taken over the old Conrail routes up in New England and which has been operating for years throughout the rest of the country.

The Norfolk-Southern ad, known as "Tree", shows trees removing cargo holds from trucks. It highlights the service, capacity and environmental benefits of Norfolk Southern’s work with its trucking partners to move freight from the highways to the rails.

During the blipvert an animated tree moves the freight from the trailer beds of the trucks and gets them over to the railroad. Thus the trucks are lighter and this cuts back on the amount of fuel they burn into the atmosphere which could have been harmful to the trees' environment.

Both commericals are availabe to be seen only for high-bandwidth connections (T1, LAN, Cable, DSL). Visit the Northern-Southern [] site to see them.

In the early 1820s, the renegade Gallifreyan known as The Rani was in England taking advantage of the dawning of the "Industrial Revolution". One of her nefarious devices were land mines which combined science and magic - upon detonation, they would transform the victim into living trees; trees which could move their limbs and were still capable of sentient thought and memory of their human past.

The Rani also mentioned that she had visited the Earth's past at least ten times before, and I'm fairly certain that she had probably been to other countries and continents. So if she had used these land mines, which she admitted having stolen from another planet, in those other places, then similar trees with human DNA would be found.

And that would include not only the North American continent but also the rain forests to be found in South America. And so here we have another inner connection which 'Doctor Who' makes to itself. The Rani was defeated (that time) by the sixth regeneration of the Doctor, but it was the ninth regeneration who met the descendants of those human/tree hybrids.

Approximately five billion years into the Earth's future, when it was about to be destroyed by the explosion of the Sun, the Doctor and his companion Rose Tyler found themselves on board a viewing platform to watch the final moments of the planet. Among the other specially invited guests was a contingent from the Forests of Cheem.

The delegation was led by Jabe, who claimed that her ancestors had evolved from the rain forests of Earth, and therefore she had a vested interest in coming back to watch the end of the world from which her family had begun.

I don't know where The Rani found those land mines, but I'm wondering if they had been used far enough in Earth's past to trigger the creation of the Ents and the Huorns at the dawn of the First Age of Middle Earth? Could it be this combination of science and magic was actually the power of the Valar?

("The Lord Of The Rings" is part of the TV Universe, much as those who loathed the Rankin-Bass cartoons would hope otherwise. And for those who'd rather just consign them to the Tooniverse, I've recently found proof that Middle-Earth existed in the live-action version of Toobworld. More on that anon.......)

At any rate, the land mines used by The Rani in 1822 were probably the cause for the creation of those trees found in the Norfolk-Southern blipvert. Perhaps they were railway workers, or descended from railway workers, who were laying track to connect the country by rail to further its "Manifest Destiny". Perhaps The Rani was trying to stop the historical event involving the Golden Spike.

It sounds like one of those lost adventures of The Doctor!



The person being honored to mark my 50th birthday is a member of the League of Themselves. That is, he is a person from the Real World who has played his own fictional presence in Toobworld. A lot of people who promote their own vision of the TV Universe don't even want to consider those who appear as themselves to be legitimate links between TV shows. But I don't see any difference between them and those characters who are fully scripted. After all, they end up doing things and meeting people they never would have in the Real World.

For instance, maybe there is a Kramer connected to Jerry Seinfeld (via Larry David), but he's Kenny, not Cosmo. And Jack Benny didn't really have a vault under his home which had quicksand and was stocked with alligators. Um... right?

Several people have already been inducted into the Crossover Hall of Fame for portraying themselves in fictional situations - George Burns, Milton Berle, Jack Benny, and Sammy Davis Jr, to name a few.

And now another person's fictional self will be inducted as a special honoree on my birthday. And it's someone near and dear to my heart.

He began his life in Toobworld back in 1961 when he was made a citizen of Joyville, Ct., on 'The Hap Richards Show'. For those too young to remember, local TV stations used to produce their own shows for the kids - Captains, Cowboys, Officers, and Rangers inhabited treehouses, playhouses, treasure houses and treasure ships all across the TV map of the United States.

Joyville, Ct. was one such place, only to be found on the CBS affiliate from Hartford, Channel 3 (WTIC - now WFSB). And in the woods outside of town, there was 'The Ranger Station' where every weekday afternoon 'Ranger Andy' welcomed children from all over the state to enjoy cartoons, special guests, and a few songs from Ranger Andy. All the kids had to do was introduce themselves to the audience viewing at home.

Sounds easy, right? Well, there were stern admonishments before the show started that the kids had to face the camera and DON'T LOOK at the boom mike hanging over their heads!

In the summer of 1966, our inductee found himself in the Ranger Station with two of his brothers and seven of his cousins, which the small town newspaper (the Winsted Citizen) found to be note-worthy. So focused was he on not looking up at the microphone, our inductee screwed up his own introduction.

After his cousin, Laurie Hansen, stated her name, he blurted out her last name as his own. He was able to correct himself, but not before that first syllable had escaped his lips. Ever after, "Hans" became his middle name so far as his grandfather was concerned... which was one reason our inductee wasn't too upset when "Papa" finally passed away.

In the Real World, our honoree has no interest in hockey, and yet his TV avatar went to many of the games while he was a student at UConn. This would have been 1976, 'The Deadliest Season' of Gerry Miller AKA the Penalty Killer. (Check out the first half hour of that TV movie starring Michael Moriarty and Meryl Streep to see our inductee in nine different close-ups.)

And this film serves as his inclusion in the Kevin Bacon game with only two degrees of separation. (Meryl Streep appeared with Bacon in "The River Wild".

By the way, at the same time as our inductee's TV counterpart was UConn, Rebecca Howe, former manager of the bar 'Cheers', was also a student there in Storrs where she earned the nickname "Backseat Becky".

There is one significant entry from the reality genre for our inductee, of the talk show variety. On the 100th episode of 'The Late Show with David Letterman', 100 episodes after the late night host shifted his operations to CBS, the man of honor and his pal Patrick Scully can be seen in the studio audience with Letterman as he handed them some photocopies of his vacation slide.

(Caveat: One of the inductee's best friends, Ken Natter, manages the copy shop which produced the stack of pics. But that's not how or why our Hall of Famer was in the audience; that was just a bit of serendipitous TV magic.)

Finally, his place of employ is itself somewhat of a hub for the TV Universe, connecting many TV shows which have had scenes take place there.

Among them:
'Sex And The City'

And those are just the ones which have taken place while he's worked there.

Others include:
'The George Burns And Gracie Allen Show'
'The Incredible Hulk'

So with all of that, I have no problem with the nominee; hey, I've inducted a few people (and pigs!) on far less this year. But that's the way it goes when I practice the mantra of "What I say, goes."

It's just that in this particular case, some might think I'm showing way too much favoritism. If so, then dat's de name of dat tune.

Oh. As the Lieutenant would say, just one more thing.

The identity of our birthday honoree......

Won't you enter and sign in, please?

Toby "Hans" O'Brien
David E. Kelley's Vanity Card Granny is right. I am a stinker!

Sunday, June 5, 2005


J.D. Cannon's best-recognized role would have to be that of Peter B. Clifford, chief of detectives in a New York City precinct overseeing such cops as Sgt. Grover and Detectives Broadhurst and 'McCloud'.

Before 'Hill Street Blues' came along, most police procedurals were full of cliches - which is fine, since every cliche had to begin as an original idea at one time. And nobody could play the cliche of the irascible, exasperated, and probably ulcer-ridden cop in charge than J.D. Cannon on 'McCloud'. (Except maybe Herbert Lom as Inspector Dreyfuss, and the 'Pink Panther' franchise resides in the Cineverse.)

But there were so many other roles in Toobworld for J.D. Cannon, especially in crime dramas and westerns. He was equally at home guest starring on 'Murder, She Wrote', 'The Mod Squad' and 'The Name of The Game' as he was on 'Bonanza', 'Gunsmoke' and 'The Guns Of Will Sonnett'.

A good combination of his cop and cowboy roles would be as Harry Briscoe, agent for the Bannerman Detective Agency out of Chicago (as seen on 'Alias Smith And Jones'). The character of Briscoe also mixes in a a few shades from Cannon's rogues' gallery because he was often tempted to stray from the straight and narrow. Luckily for him, the bank robbers Hannibal Heyes and Kid Curry (AKA Joshua Smith and Thaddeus Jones) steered Harry Briscoe away from temptation even though he was working for the agency determined to bring the pair down.

I also particularly liked Cannon's role as Kenton Campion in 'Testimony Of Two Men'. Campion was a steely, scheming politician who was using his military reputation to push his agenda for America as a world power through "Manifest Destiny".

By "googling" for images of J.D. Cannon, I found a frame grab of the actor as Sam Houston for 'Profiles In Courage'. Frozen forever in the photo, he captures a larger-than-life quality for Houston.

And the Texan legend was not the only famous personage from the Real World for whom J.D. Cannon provided a televersion avatar.

Among the others are:

General Walter Bedell Smith ('Ike: The War Years')
Dutch Schulz ('Fantasy Island')
Pontius Pilate ('Hallmark Hall Of Fame' - "Neither Are We Enemies")

But it's another character I'd like to... spotlight. The reflex was to type in "salute" or "honor", but his actions - or lack of action to be honest - preclude that. It wasn't that this character was a villain, per se, although it could be argued; it's just that he failed to do the right thing until it was almost too late.

And yet because of his moral lapse, Toobworld gained one of its greatest epics, a true evocation of "the Hero's Journey": 'The Fugitive'.

Lloyd Chandler had been a war hero, and in the years following WWII, he had burnished and expanded his reputation to become something of a legend back home. Lloyd Chandler had transformed himself into a big fish in the small pond of Stafford, Illinois.

On September 19, 1961, Chandler was in the Kimble home to talk with Helen Kimble about whether or not she and her husband, Dr. Richard Kimble, should adopt a child. Helen had gone downstairs where she startled Fred Johnson as he burgled the house and he savagely beat her to death with a lamp.

Chandler was on the stairs where he saw the whole thing. He could have stopped Johnson, could have saved Helen, but he was paralyzed with fear. Afterwards, when it was too late, Chandler compounded his complicity by not stepping forward to tell what he knew, because it would deliver a mortal blow to his image as a war hero.

And so he stood by and said nothing as Dr. Richard Kimble was wrongly sentenced to death for the murder of his wife.

Kimble went on the run for several years, doggedly pursued all across the country by Lt Philip Gerard and by a booming Voice-over who usually worked out of Frostbite Falls, Minnesota, ('Rocky & Bullwinkle').

When it finally looked as though all hope was lost with the death of Fred Johnson, Lloyd Chandler finally found the backbone he had so long been missing.

It was too late for Helen Kimble, too late for Dr. Kimble to reclaim those lost years of his life. But at least Lloyd Chandler was able to restore some part of his humanity.

And he serves as the best example as any that the majority of characters in Toobworld are not divided into just heroes and villains. As much as 'Lost' seems to be suggesting otherwise, it's not all Black and White in the world. There are varying shades of Gray.

And Lloyd Chandler just happened to be grayer than most.......



"In this entire world I can't imagine any good news for me."
Harry Briscoe
'Alias Smith And Jones'

Actor J.D. Cannon passed away the other day at the age of 83.

Looking over the collection of headlines in Google News regarding the death of J.D. Cannon, one would think 'Law & Order' was the greatest role he played in Toobworld. Most of those obit writers must not realize how many fans of classic TV are out there; they must figure most people out there would only recognize that one show. And yet Mr. Cannon had a lengthy career full of highlights which people would recognize. Given the chance to view such a list, I'm sure many of them would remember him in one of those other roles, if they didn't always remember his name.

So with thanks to the Internet Movie Database, I'd like to present such a list......


The Return of Sam McCloud (1989) (TV) .... Peter B. Clifford
The Road Raiders (1989) (TV)
"Call to Glory" (1984) TV Series .... Gen. Hampton
Rooster (1982) (TV) .... Chief Willard T. Coburn
Beyond Witch Mountain (1982) (TV) .... Deranian
The Adventures of Nellie Bly (1981) (TV) .... Boss James J. Palmer
Pleasure Palace (1980) (TV) .... Howland
Top of the Hill (1980) (TV) .... Frank Langrock
My Kidnapper, My Love (1980) (TV) .... Kringlen
Walking Through the Fire (1979) (TV) .... Dr. Goodwin
"Ike" (1979) (mini) TV Series .... Gen. Walter Bedell Smith
Killing Stone (1978) (TV) .... Sheriff Harky
"Testimony of Two Men" (1977) (mini) TV Series .... Kenton Campion
A Memory of Two Mondays (1974) (TV) .... Tom
Lady Luck (1973) (TV) .... Walter
Cannon (1971) (TV) .... Lieutenant Kelly Redfield
Sam Hill: Who Killed Mr. Foster? (1971) (TV) .... Mal Yeager
"McCloud" (1970) TV Series .... Peter B. Clifford
D.A.: Murder One (1969) (TV) .... Nicholas Devaney
U.M.C. (1969) (TV) .... Thomas Jarris
The Way West (1995) (TV) .... Voice

"Law & Order" playing "Chet Burton" in episode: "The Secret Sharers" (episode # 1.18) 12 March 1991
"The Highwayman" playing "Chief Clifton" in episode: "Send in the Clones" (episode # 1.5) 8 April 1988
"Murder, She Wrote" playing "Sheriff McCoy" in episode: "Unfinished Business" (episode # 3.3) 12 October 1986
"Blacke's Magic" playing "Billy Maddox" in episode: "Address Unknown" (episode # 1.7) 26 February 1986
"Murder, She Wrote" playing "Bill Carmody" in episode: "Funeral at Fifty-Mile" (episode # 1.21) 21 April 1985
"Remington Steele" playing "Kevin Masters" in episode: "Hounded Steele" (episode # 2.21) 15 May 1984
"The Master" playing "Jason Hunter" in episode: "Failure to Communicate" (episode # 1.11) 4 May 1984
"Matt Houston" in episode: "The Ghost of Carter Gault" (episode # 2.7) 28 October 1983
"Matt Houston" in episode: "The Centerfold Murders" (episode # 2.4) 30 September 1983
"The Fall Guy" playing "David Charles" in episode: "The Chameleon" (episode # 2.21) 6 April 1983
"Remington Steele" playing "Elliot Walsh" in episode: "Steele in the News" (episode # 1.18) 4 March 1983
"Fantasy Island" playing "Dutch Schultz" in episode: "Return to the Cotton Club/No Friends Like Old Friends" (episode # 6.15) 26 February 1983
"The Fall Guy" playing "Jed" in episode: "Soldiers of Misfortune" (episode # 1.14) 10 February 1982
"B.J. and the Bear" playing "Gorley" in episode: "Cain Cruiser" (episode # 2.3) 13 October 1979
"Sword of Justice" playing "Frank Blaine" in episode: "A Double Life" (episode # 1.0) 10 September 1978
"The Hardy Boys Mysteries" playing "Jason Fox" in episode: "Mystery of the Hollywood Phantom: Part 2" 9 October 1977
"The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries" playing "Jason Fox" in episode: "Mystery of the Hollywood Phantom: Part 2" (episode # 2.5) 9 October 1977
"The Hardy Boys Mysteries" playing "Jason Fox" in episode: "Mystery of the Hollywood Phantom: Part 1" 2 October 1977
"The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries" playing "Jason Fox" in episode: "The Mystery of the Hollywood Phantom" (episode # 2.4) 2 October 1977
"Alias Smith and Jones" playing "Harry Briscoe" in episode: "The Long Chase" (episode # 3.1) 16 September 1972
"Alias Smith and Jones" playing "Harry Briscoe" in episode: "The Men That Corrupted Hadleyburg" (episode # 2.18) 27 January 1972
"Alias Smith and Jones" playing "Harry Briscoe" in episode: "The Reformation of Harry Briscoe" (episode # 2.9) 11 November 1971
"Alias Smith and Jones" playing "Harry Briscoe" in episode: "The Legacy of Charlie O'Rourke" (episode # 1.15) 22 April 1971
"Alias Smith and Jones" playing "Harry Briscoe" in episode: "The Wrong Train to Brimstone" (episode # 1.4) 4 February 1971
"The Virginian" playing "Roy Harkness" in episode: "Hannah" (episode # 9.13) 30 December 1970
"The Name of the Game" playing "Sam Walker" in episode: "A Love to Remember" (episode # 3.2) 25 September 1970
"Hallmark Hall of Fame" playing "Pontius Pilate" in episode: "Neither Are We Enemies" 13 March 1970
"The F.B.I." playing "Clifford Wyant" in episode: "Conspiracy of Corruption" (episode # 5.18) 11 January 1970
"Gunsmoke" playing "Jake MacGraw" in episode: "MacGraw" (episode # 15.12) 8 December 1969
"Bonanza" playing "Colonel Jim Hudson" in episode: "The Fence" (episode # 10.29) 27 April 1969
"The Mod Squad" playing "Van Marney" in episode: "A Reign of Guns" (episode # 1.20) 25 February 1969
"The F.B.I." playing "John Graham Evans" in episode: "The Runaways" (episode # 4.4) 13 October 1968
"Lancer" playing "Morgan Price" in episode: "Blood Rock" (episode # 1.2) 1 October 1968
"The Invaders" playing "Peter Kalter" in episode: "The Organization" (episode # 3.4) 30 January 1968
"The Iron Horse" playing "Victor Lamphier" in episode: "Dry Run to Glory" (episode # 2.17) 6 January 1968
"Cimarron Strip" playing "Bo Woodard" in episode: "The Deputy" (episode # 1.14) 21 December 1967
"The Guns of Will Sonnett" playing "Pat Bridges" in episode: "Find a Sonnett, Kill a Sonnett" (episode # 1.14) 8 December 1967
"The Fugitive" playing "Lloyd Chandler" in episode: "The Judgment: Part 2" (episode # 4.30) 29 August 1967
"Disneyland" playing "Paul Durand" in episode: "Atta Girl, Kelly!: Part 3" 19 March 1967
"Disneyland" playing "Paul Durand" in episode: "Atta Girl, Kelly!: Part 2" 12 March 1967
"Disneyland" playing "Paul Durand" in episode: "Atta Girl, Kelly!: Part 1" 5 March 1967
"The F.B.I." playing "Robert Dewey" in episode: "Flight Plan" (episode # 2.24) 5 March 1967
"The Invaders" playing "Lt. Ben Holmes" in episode: "Beachhead" (episode # 1.0) 10 January 1967
"Shane" playing "Reno" in episode: "The Day the Wolf Laughed" (episode # 1.11) 19 November 1966
"The F.B.I." playing "Mark Tabor" in episode: "The Man Who Went Mad by Mistake" (episode # 1.24) 6 March 1966
"A Man Called Shenandoah" playing "Jason Brewster" in episode: "End of a Legend" (episode # 1.21) 7 February 1966
"The Trials of O'Brien" playing "Polo Romaine" in episode: "A Horse Called Destiny" (episode # 1.17) 21 January 1966 "The Wild Wild West" playing "Gen. Flory" in episode: "The Night of the Deadly Bed" (episode # 1.2) 24 September 1965
"The Fugitive" playing "Sheriff Todd Collison" in episode: "Middle of the Heat Wave" (episode # 3.2) 21 September 1965
"Twelve O'Clock High" playing "Brig. Gen. Dave Creighton" in episode: "R/X for a Sick Bird" (episode # 2.2) 20 September 1965
"Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" playing "Admiral Falk" in episode: "The Condemned" (episode # 1.31) 12 April 1965
"Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre" playing "Dr. Webb" in episode: "Memorandum for a Spy: Part 2" (episode # 2.21) 9 April 1965
"Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre" playing "Dr. Webb" in episode: "Memorandum for a Spy: Part 1" (episode # 2.20) 2 April 1965
"The Alfred Hitchcock Hour" playing "Joe Brisson" in episode: "Completely Foolproof" (episode # 3.23) 29 March 1965
"The Defenders" playing "Assistant District Attorney Ashley" in episode: "The Unwritten Law" (episode # 4.18) 4 February 1965
"The Nurses" in episode: "A Question of Murder" (episode # 3.18) 26 January 1965
"Rawhide" playing "Austin Ware" in episode: "The Book" (episode # 7.14) 8 January 1965
"Profiles in Courage" playing "Sam Houston" in episode: "Sam Houston" (episode # 1.5) 13 December 1964
"The Rogues" playing "Paul Mannix" in episode: "The Boston Money Party" (episode # 1.12) 6 December 1964
"Gunsmoke" playing "Pike Beechum" in episode: "Big Man, Big Target" (episode # 10.10) 28 November 1964
"Rawhide" playing "Jack Rose" in episode: "Piney" (episode # 7.3) 9 October 1964
"The Defenders" playing "District Attorney" in episode: "Hero of the People" (episode # 4.3) 8 October 1964
"The Defenders" playing "District Attorney" in episode: "Drink Like a Lady" (episode # 3.21) 29 February 1964
"East Side/West Side" playing "Sam" in episode: "One Drink at a Time" (episode # 1.16) 22 January 1964
"Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre" playing "Paul Carrington" in episode: "The Candidate" (episode # 1.9) 6 December 1963
"The Great Adventure" playing "Clarence King" in episode: "The Great Diamond Mountain" (episode # 1.7) 8 November 1963
"The Nurses" playing "Dr. McAllister" in episode: "No Score" (episode # 2.1) 26 September 1963
"The Nurses" playing "Dr. McAllister" in episode: "They Are As Lions" (episode # 1.32) 6 June 1963
"Stoney Burke" playing "Mark Vickers" in episode: "The Weapons Man" (episode # 1.26) 8 April 1963
"Combat!" playing "Ted Slocum" in episode: "The Quiet Warrior" (episode # 1.25) 26 March 1963
"The Nurses" playing "Dr. Kevin McAllister" in episode: "A Question of Mercy" (episode # 1.24) 21 March 19

I'll have more of my thoughts on some of his characters later today.