Dan Blocker

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  • Birth Name: Bobby Dan Davis Blocker
  • Birth Place: De Kalb, Texas, United States
  • Died: May 13, 1972
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • All of his four children's names begin with the letter D.
  • Was a Free Methodist.
  • Was an infantry sergeant during the Korean War and received a Purple Heart.
  • Was a high-school English and drama teacher before pursuing acting.
  • Known for his role of Hoss Cartwright, the Gentle Giant, in the television series Bonanza (1959-73).

Relationships

  • Dirk Blocker — Son
  • Mary Arizona Blocker — Mother
  • Danna Lynn — Daughter
  • Debra Lee Blocker — Daughter
  • Ora "Shack" Blocker — Father
  • David Blocker — Son
  • Dolphia Parker Blocker — Wife

College

  • Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, Texas, United States (degree in English); Sul Ross State Teacher's College, Alpine, Texas, United States (Master's degree in Dramatic Arts)

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  • Birth Name: Bobby Dan Davis Blocker
  • Birth Place: De Kalb, Texas, United States
  • Died: May 13, 1972
  • Profession: Actor