James Arness

  • Birth Name: James Aurness
  • Birth Place: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
  • Died: June 3, 2011
  • Profession: Actor

Marshal Dillon

This landmark adult Western centered on Marshal Matt Dillon of Dodge City. John Wayne turned down the lead, suggesting James Arness (who remained for its entire run). Originating on radio (with William Conrad as Dillon), it moved to TV in September 1955. Its popularity spawned a number of copycats, but none would enjoy the longevity (and few the consistent quality) of this classic.

Episode Credits Year
Colorado Sheriff Season: 6, Episode: 38 Actor
Melinda Miles Season: 6, Episode: 37 Actor
The Love of Money Season: 6, Episode: 36 Actor
Chester's Dilemma Season: 6, Episode: 35 Actor
The Imposter Season: 6, Episode: 34 Actor
Hard Virtue Season: 6, Episode: 33 Actor
Long Hours, Short Pay Season: 6, Episode: 32 Actor
Bless Me Till I Die Season: 6, Episode: 31 Actor
Minnie Season: 6, Episode: 30 Actor
Stolen Horses Season: 6, Episode: 29 Actor
Little Girl Season: 6, Episode: 28 Actor
Big Man Season: 6, Episode: 27 Actor
Old Faces Season: 6, Episode: 26 Actor
Potshot Season: 6, Episode: 25 Actor
Harriet Season: 6, Episode: 24 Actor
About Chester Season: 6, Episode: 23 Actor
Kitty Shot Season: 6, Episode: 22 Actor
Bad Seed Season: 6, Episode: 21 Actor
Love Thy Neighbor Season: 6, Episode: 20 Actor
Tall Trapper Season: 6, Episode: 19 Actor
Unloaded Gun Season: 6, Episode: 18 Actor
Bad Sheriff Season: 6, Episode: 17 Actor
Brother Love Season: 6, Episode: 16 Actor
Old Fool Season: 6, Episode: 15 Actor
The Cook Season: 6, Episode: 14 Actor
The Wake Season: 6, Episode: 13 Actor
No Chip Season: 6, Episode: 12 Actor
Ben Tolliver's Stud Season: 6, Episode: 11 Actor
Distant Drummer Season: 6, Episode: 10 Actor
The Badge Season: 6, Episode: 9 Actor
The Worm Season: 6, Episode: 8 Actor
Don Matteo Season: 6, Episode: 7 Actor
The Peace Officer Season: 6, Episode: 6 Actor
Shooting Stopover Season: 6, Episode: 5 Actor
Say Uncle Season: 6, Episode: 4 Actor
Small Water Season: 6, Episode: 3 Actor
The Blacksmith Season: 6, Episode: 2 Actor
Friend's Payoff Season: 6, Episode: 1 Actor
Cherry Red Season: 5, Episode: 39 Actor
The Deserter Season: 5, Episode: 38 Actor
Old Flame Season: 5, Episode: 37 Actor
Bobsy Twins Season: 5, Episode: 36 Actor
Belle's Back Season: 5, Episode: 35 Actor
Speak Me Fair Season: 5, Episode: 34 Actor
Gentleman's Disagreement Season: 5, Episode: 33 Actor
The Lady Killer Season: 5, Episode: 32 Actor
I Thee Wed Season: 5, Episode: 31 Actor
The Ex-Urbanites Season: 5, Episode: 30 Actor
Colleen So Green Season: 5, Episode: 29 Actor
Crowbait Bob Season: 5, Episode: 28 Actor
Where'd They Go Season: 5, Episode: 27 Actor
Unwanted Deputy Season: 5, Episode: 26 Actor
Jailbait Janet Season: 5, Episode: 25 Actor
Kitty's Killing Season: 5, Episode: 24 Actor
Moo Moo Raid Season: 5, Episode: 23 Actor
Hinka Do Season: 5, Episode: 21 Actor
The Tragedian Season: 5, Episode: 20 Actor
Till Death Do Us Season: 5, Episode: 19 Actor
Big Tom Season: 5, Episode: 18 Actor
Groat's Grudge Season: 5, Episode: 17 Actor
Thick 'n' Thin Season: 5, Episode: 16 Actor
Tag, You're It Season: 5, Episode: 15 Actor
False Witness Season: 5, Episode: 14 Actor
Box o' Rocks Season: 5, Episode: 13 Actor
Miguel's Daughter Season: 5, Episode: 12 Actor
Odd Man Out Season: 5, Episode: 11 Actor
The Boots Season: 5, Episode: 10 Actor
Brother Whelp Season: 5, Episode: 9 Actor
Saludos Season: 5, Episode: 8 Actor
Annie Oakley Season: 5, Episode: 7 Actor
Tail to the Wind Season: 5, Episode: 6 Actor
Kangaroo Season: 5, Episode: 5 Actor
Johnny Red Season: 5, Episode: 4 Actor
Horse Deal Season: 5, Episode: 3 Actor
Kitty's Injury Season: 5, Episode: 2 Actor
Target Season: 5, Episode: 1 Actor
Cheyennes Season: 4, Episode: 39 Actor
Blue Horse Season: 4, Episode: 38 Actor
The Constable Season: 4, Episode: 37 Actor
Print Asper Season: 4, Episode: 36 Actor
There Never Was a Horse Season: 4, Episode: 35 Actor
The Choice Season: 4, Episode: 34 Actor
Buffalo Hunter Season: 4, Episode: 33 Actor
Change of Heart Season: 4, Episode: 32 Actor
Murder Warrant Season: 4, Episode: 31 Actor
Renegade White Season: 4, Episode: 30 Actor
Fawn Season: 4, Episode: 29 Actor
Wind Season: 4, Episode: 28 Actor
The F.U. Season: 4, Episode: 27 Actor
The Coward Season: 4, Episode: 26 Actor
The Bear Season: 4, Episode: 25 Actor
Doc Quits Season: 4, Episode: 24 Actor
Sky Season: 4, Episode: 23 Actor
Kitty's Rebellion Season: 4, Episode: 22 Actor
Jayhawkers Season: 4, Episode: 21 Actor
Love of a Good Woman Season: 4, Episode: 20 Actor
Passive Resistance Season: 4, Episode: 19 Actor
Marshal Proudfoot Season: 4, Episode: 18 Actor
Young Love Season: 4, Episode: 17 Actor
Gypsum Hills Feud Season: 4, Episode: 16 Actor
Snakebite Season: 4, Episode: 15 Actor
Robber Bridegroom Season: 4, Episode: 14 Actor
The Cast Season: 4, Episode: 13 Actor
Grass Season: 4, Episode: 12 Actor
How to Kill a Friend Season: 4, Episode: 11 Actor
Lynching Man Season: 4, Episode: 10 Actor
Land Deal Season: 4, Episode: 9 Actor
Lost Rifle Season: 4, Episode: 8 Actor
Stage Hold-Up Season: 4, Episode: 7 Actor
Thoroughbreds Season: 4, Episode: 6 Actor
Letter of the Law Season: 4, Episode: 5 Actor
Monopoly Season: 4, Episode: 4 Actor
Gunsmuggler Season: 4, Episode: 3 Actor
The Patsy Season: 4, Episode: 2 Actor
Matt for Murder Season: 4, Episode: 1 Actor
The Gentleman Season: 3, Episode: 39 Actor
Overland Express Season: 3, Episode: 38 Actor
Carmen Season: 3, Episode: 37 Actor
Hanging Man Season: 3, Episode: 32 Actor
Widow's Mite Season: 3, Episode: 35 Actor
The Big Con Season: 3, Episode: 34 Actor
Innocent Broad Season: 3, Episode: 33 Actor
Chester's Hanging Season: 3, Episode: 36 Actor
Amy's Good Deed Season: 3, Episode: 31 Actor
Texas Cowboys Season: 3, Episode: 30 Actor
Laughing Gas Season: 3, Episode: 29 Actor
Bottleman Season: 3, Episode: 28 Actor
Joke's on Us Season: 3, Episode: 27 Actor
Dooley Surrenders Season: 3, Episode: 26 Actor
Dirt Season: 3, Episode: 25 Actor
The Cabin Season: 3, Episode: 24 Actor
Wild West Season: 3, Episode: 23 Actor
Sunday Supplement Season: 3, Episode: 22 Actor
Ma Tennis Season: 3, Episode: 21 Actor
Claustrophobia Season: 3, Episode: 20 Actor
Kitty Caught Season: 3, Episode: 19 Actor
Buffalo Man Season: 3, Episode: 18 Actor
Joe Phy Season: 3, Episode: 17 Actor
Twelfth Night Season: 3, Episode: 16 Actor
Kitty Lost Season: 3, Episode: 15 Actor
Doc's Reward Season: 3, Episode: 14 Actor
Cows and Cribs Season: 3, Episode: 13 Actor
How to Kill a Woman Season: 3, Episode: 12 Actor
Fingered Season: 3, Episode: 11 Actor
Never Pester Chester Season: 3, Episode: 10 Actor
Romeo Season: 3, Episode: 9 Actor
Born to Hang Season: 3, Episode: 8 Actor
Mavis McCloud Season: 3, Episode: 7 Actor
Jesse Season: 3, Episode: 6 Actor
Potato Road Season: 3, Episode: 5 Actor
Kitty's Outlaw Season: 3, Episode: 4 Actor
Blood Money Season: 3, Episode: 3 Actor
Gun for Chester Season: 3, Episode: 2 Actor
Crack-Up Season: 3, Episode: 1 Actor
Jealousy Season: 2, Episode: 39 Actor
Liar From Blackhawk Season: 2, Episode: 38 Actor
The Man Who Would Be Marshal Season: 2, Episode: 37 Actor
Daddy-O Season: 2, Episode: 36 Actor
Uncle Oliver Season: 2, Episode: 35 Actor
Who Lives by the Sword Season: 2, Episode: 34 Actor
Moon Season: 2, Episode: 33 Actor
Cheap Labor Season: 2, Episode: 32 Actor
What the Whiskey Drummer Heard Season: 2, Episode: 31 Actor
Big Girl Lost Season: 2, Episode: 30 Actor
Wrong Man Season: 2, Episode: 29 Actor
Photographer Season: 2, Episode: 28 Actor
Chester's Murder Season: 2, Episode: 27 Actor
Last Fling Season: 2, Episode: 26 Actor
Bureaucrat Season: 2, Episode: 25 Actor
Cain Season: 2, Episode: 24 Actor
Sweet and Sour Season: 2, Episode: 23 Actor
Skid Row Season: 2, Episode: 22 Actor
Bloody Hands Season: 2, Episode: 21 Actor
Gone Straight Season: 2, Episode: 20 Actor
Executioner Season: 2, Episode: 19 Actor
Kick Me Season: 2, Episode: 18 Actor
Sins of the Father Season: 2, Episode: 17 Actor
The Cover Up Season: 2, Episode: 16 Actor
Pucket's New Year Season: 2, Episode: 15 Actor
Cholera Season: 2, Episode: 14 Actor
Poor Pearl Season: 2, Episode: 13 Actor
Spring Term Season: 2, Episode: 12 Actor
No Indians Season: 2, Episode: 11 Actor
Greater Love Season: 2, Episode: 10 Actor
The Mistake Season: 2, Episode: 9 Actor
Legal Revenge Season: 2, Episode: 8 Actor
How to Cure a Friend Season: 2, Episode: 7 Actor
Indian White Season: 2, Episode: 6 Actor
Young Man With a Gun Season: 2, Episode: 5 Actor
The Roundup Season: 2, Episode: 4 Actor
Custer Season: 2, Episode: 3 Actor
Brush at Elkader Season: 2, Episode: 2 Actor
Cow Doctor Season: 2, Episode: 1 Actor
Alarm at Pleasant Valley Season: 1, Episode: 39 Actor
Unknown Grave Season: 1, Episode: 38 Actor
Mr. and Mrs. Amber Season: 1, Episode: 37 Actor
Cara Season: 1, Episode: 36 Actor
The Guitar Season: 1, Episode: 35 Actor
Chester's Mail Order Bride Season: 1, Episode: 34 Actor
Prairie Happy Season: 1, Episode: 33 Actor
Dutch George Season: 1, Episode: 32 Actor
How to Die for Nothing Season: 1, Episode: 31 Actor
The Preacher Season: 1, Episode: 30 Actor
Doc's Revenge Season: 1, Episode: 29 Actor
The Killer Season: 1, Episode: 28 Actor
Cooter Season: 1, Episode: 27 Actor
Hack Prine Season: 1, Episode: 26 Actor
The Big Broad Season: 1, Episode: 25 Actor
The Pest Hole Season: 1, Episode: 24 Actor
Indian Scout Season: 1, Episode: 23 Actor
Tap Day for Kitty Season: 1, Episode: 22 Actor
Helping Hand Season: 1, Episode: 21 Actor
Reunion '78 Season: 1, Episode: 20 Actor
20-20 Season: 1, Episode: 19 Actor
Yorky Season: 1, Episode: 18 Actor
Robin Hood Season: 1, Episode: 17 Actor
Reward for Matt Season: 1, Episode: 16 Actor
No Handcuffs Season: 1, Episode: 15 Actor
Professor Lute Bone Season: 1, Episode: 14 Actor
Reed Survives Season: 1, Episode: 13 Actor
Magnus Season: 1, Episode: 12 Actor
General Parsley Smith Season: 1, Episode: 11 Actor
The Queue Season: 1, Episode: 10 Actor
The Hunter Season: 1, Episode: 9 Actor
Kite's Reward Season: 1, Episode: 8 Actor
Smoking Out the Nolans Season: 1, Episode: 7 Actor
Night Incident Season: 1, Episode: 6 Actor
Obie Tater Season: 1, Episode: 5 Actor
Home Surgery Season: 1, Episode: 4 Actor
Word of Honor Season: 1, Episode: 3 Actor
Hot Spell Season: 1, Episode: 2 Actor
Matt Gets It Season: 1, Episode: 1 Actor
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