Gregg Palmer

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    • Gregg Palmer

      GREGG PALMER

      Date of Birth
      25 January 1927,
      San Francisco, California, USA

      Date of Death
      October 31, 2015

      Birth Name
      Palmer Lee

      Nickname
      Grizzly

      Height
      6' 2" (1.88 m)

      Spouse
      Ruth (1967 - 1999) (her death)

      Trivia
      Living in Encino, California after retiring, he has played a lot of golf, making frequent personal appearances for charity purposes. Also developed an interest in Indian lore and history and speaks a little Navajo.

      Early jobs during his salad days in Hollywood include truck driver, construction worker and bouncer.

      Auditioned for an early 50s TV show based on Al Capp's popular comic strip character "Li'l Abner." His Daisy Mae for the audition was none other than Marilyn Monroe. Neither got the job.

      Joined the Army Air Corps wherein he became a cryptographer and achieved the rank of sergeant before being discharged in 1946.

      Son of Norwegian immigrants. Father a carpenter, came from Norway in 1907. His father served in WWI w/USArmy over seas. Mother came from Norway in 1922.

      Mini Biography
      Norwegian by heritage and a San Franciscan by birth, brown-haired, brown-eyed Gregg Palmer (born Palmer Lee) broke into show biz as a radio announcer. After an early '50s stint as a contract player at Universal, he turned to freelancing, closing out the decade by starring and co-starring in a number of detective, Western and sci-fi adventures. In the '60s, Palmer drifted into supporting roles and much TV work, and reinforced his growing rep with Western fans by becoming a regular member of John Wayne's latter-day stock company.
      IMDb Mini Biography By: Tom Weaver

      Filmography
      Actor
      1982 The Blue and the Gray (TV mini-series)– Part 1 (1982) … Bull Run Colonel
      1981 Early Warning...Sgt. Scott O'Malley
      1981 Scream...Ross
      1980 The Man with Bogart's Face...Sgt. Hacksaw
      1979 Beggarman, Thief (TV movie)
      1978 Hot Lead and Cold Feet...Jeff
      1978 True Grit (TV movie)...Slatter
      1978 Go West, Young Girl (TV movie)...Payne (as Greg Palmer)
      1978 CHiPs (TV series)– Cry Wolf (1978) … Walter
      1978 How the West Was Won (TV mini-series)...Loman
      1977 The Hostage Heart (TV movie)...Walker Bench (as Greg Palmer)
      1977 Quincy M.E. (TV series)– A Good Smack in the Mouth (1977) … Sean Duffy
      1959-1977 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV series)
      Jim Bridger / Posse Bushwhacker / Ed's Friend
      – Kit Carson and the Mountain Men: Part 2 (1977) … Jim Bridger
      – Kit Carson and the Mountain Men: Part 1 (1977) … Jim Bridger
      – Menace on the Mountain: Part 2 (1970) … Posse Bushwhacker
      – Menace on the Mountain: Part 1 (1970) … Posse Bushwhacker
      – Texas John Slaughter: The Robber Stallion (1959) … Ed's Friend (uncredited)
      1977 Kit Carson and the Mountain Men (TV movie)...Jim Bridger
      1976 The Shootist...Burly Man
      1976 The New Daughters of Joshua Cabe (TV movie)
      1975 The World Through the Eyes of Children...Blacksmith
      1958-1975 Gunsmoke (TV series)
      Bartender / Benson / Blacksmith / …
      – The Busters (1975) … Simeon Reed
      – Alias Festus Haggin (1972) … Guthrie
      – Lynott (1971) … Nicols
      – Sergeant Holly (1970) … Bodine
      – The Cage (1970) … Benson
      all 21 episodes
      1975 Kolchak: The Night Stalker (TV series)– The Knightly Murders (1975) … Sgt. Buxbaum
      1973 Here We Go Again, Eh Providence?...Gregg Hunter, The Hurricane Kid
      1973 Swiebertje (TV series)– Steek je handen uit de mouwen, Swiebelman (1973) … Filibert Deuterhops
      1972 Life Is Tough, Eh Providence?...Hurricane Smith
      1972 Nichols (TV series)– Bertha (1972) … Burt
      1972 Alias Smith and Jones (TV series)– Don't Get Mad, Get Even (1972) … Fermin
      1971 Mongo's Back in Town (TV movie)...Szabo
      1971 Jason King (TV series)– A Red Red Rose Forever (1971) … Swiss Policeman
      1971 Cannon (TV series)– Scream of Silence (1971) … Gunther
      1971 Big Jake...John Goodfellow
      1964-1970 The Virginian (TV series)
      1st Cowhand / Boak / Cal / …
      – Hannah (1970) … O'Shea
      – The Substitute (1969) … Boak
      – The Fortress (1967) … Sheriff
      – Bitter Harvest (1967) … Ed Sticks
      – The Inchworm's Got No Wings at All (1966) … Peters
      all 10 episodes
      1970 Rio Lobo...Pete - Henchman (uncredited)
      1970 The McKenzie Break...Lt. Berger
      1970 Chisum...Karl Riker
      1970 Menace on the Mountain (TV movie)...Posse bushwhacker
      1970 Cutter's Trail (TV movie)...Oakes
      1956-1969 Death Valley Days (TV series)
      Gabe / Jeb Russell / John Brewster / …
      – Son of Thunder (1969)
      – The Indian Girl (1968) … Shunar
      – Spring Rendezvous (1967) … Shumer
      – Kate Melville and the Law (1965) … Gabe
      – Paid in Full (1965) … Jeb Russell
      all 13 episodes
      1969 The Undefeated...Parker
      1964-1969 Bonanza (TV series)
      Benson / Gannett / Muley / …
      – Another Windmill to Go (1969) … Benson
      – Speak No Evil (1969) … Terrell
      – The Burning Sky (1968) … Muley
      – Sense of Duty (1967) … Wells (uncredited)
      – Return to Honor (1964) … Gannett
      1969 Smith!...Sergeant, Court Bailiff (uncredited)
      1969 The Good Guys (TV series)– Episode #1.14 (1969) … Maurice
      1968 Star Trek (TV series)– Spectre of the Gun (1968) … Rancher (uncredited)
      1965-1968 The Wild Wild West (TV series)
      Bartender / Sheriff Jonas Bolt / Thaddeus
      – The Night of the Gruesome Games (1968) … Bartender
      – The Night of the Hangman (1967) … Sheriff Jonas Bolt
      – The Night of the Human Trigger (1965) … Thaddeus
      1968 If He Hollers, Let Him Go!...Special Officer
      1967-1968 Cimarron Strip (TV series)
      Buford / Rocky / Webber
      – The Greeners (1968) … Webber
      – The Deputy (1967) … Buford
      – Journey to a Hanging (1967) … Rocky
      1968 Mission: Impossible (TV series)– The Town (1968) … Deputy
      1968 The High Chaparral (TV series)– Ride the Savage Land (1968) … Colonel
      1967-1968 Tarzan (TV series)
      Cookie / German in Dream / Haines
      – Trek to Terror (1968) … Haines
      – The Circus (1967) … German in Dream
      – Captain Jai (1967) … Cookie
      1967 Billion Dollar Brain...1st Dutch Businessman
      1967 Gomer Pyle: USMC (TV series)– Gomer Says 'Hey' to the President (1967) … Second Agent
      1965-1967 Run for Your Life (TV series)
      Deputy Morgan / Highway Patrolman / The Big Man
      – Three Passengers for the Lusitania (1967) … Highway Patrolman
      – Hoodlums on Wheels (1966) … The Big Man
      – Never Pick Up a Stranger (1965) … Deputy Morgan
      1965-1966 Laredo (TV series)
      Curly / Sgt, Mason
      – The Dance of the Laughing Death (1966) … Sgt, Mason
      – The Golden Trail (1965) … Curly
      1966 Run Buddy Run (TV series)– Steam Bath & Chicken Little (1966) … Harry
      1966 The Long, Hot Summer (TV series)– Man with Two Faces (1966) … Grant Johnson
      1966 Get Smart (TV series)
      KAOS Agent / The Texan
      – I'm Only Human (1966) … KAOS Agent
      – Double Agent (1966) … The Texan
      1966 The Rare Breed...Rodenbush
      1966 The Legend of Jesse James (TV series)– A Real Tough Town (1966) … Moose Walters
      1965 Branded (TV series)– $10,000 for Durango (1965) … Doc
      1965 The Big Valley (TV series)– Winner Lose All (1965) … Mel Coombs
      1965 The Loner (TV series)– An Echo of Bugles (1965) … Adjutant
      1965 Shenandoah...Guard (uncredited)
      1963-1965 The Littlest Hobo (TV series)
      Tom Dawson / Vern
      – Black Sheep, Black Sheep (1965) … Vern
      – Furlong (1963) … Tom Dawson
      1965 Rawhide (TV series)– The Violent Land (1965) … Mace
      1964 Advance to the Rear...Gambler (uncredited)
      1964 The Quick Gun...Donovan
      1963 The Prize...Swedish Commentator (uncredited)
      1962-1963 77 Sunset Strip (TV series)
      Donovan / Gruniger / Murph Brady
      – To Catch a Mink (1963) … Gruniger
      – Framework for a Badge (1962) … Murph Brady
      – The Parallel Caper (1962) … Donovan
      1960-1963 Laramie (TV series)
      Bill - Deputy / Chuck Logan / Duke Walker
      – Badge of Glory (1963) … Chuck Logan
      – The Long Road Back (1962) … Duke Walker
      – Queen of Diamonds (1960) … Bill - Deputy (uncredited)
      1962 40 Pounds of Trouble...Howard Piper
      1959-1962 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV series)
      Ben Mattock / Brogan / Drunk / …
      – Trial at Tablerock (1962) … Sheriff Matthew Tyler
      – Fight at Adobe Wells (1960) … Ben Mattock
      – The Misguided Father (1960) … Brogan
      – Fragile (1959) … Drunk
      1961-1962 Cheyenne (TV series)
      Dillard / Hal Walton / Nick
      – Wanted for the Murder of Cheyenne Bodie (1962) … Hal Walton
      – Dark Decision (1962) … Nick
      – The Frightened Town (1961) … Dillard
      1962 Bronco (TV series)
      Colton / Lt. Ames
      – Then the Mountains (1962) … Lt. Ames
      – Destinies West (1962) … Colton
      1957-1962 Wagon Train (TV series)
      Calso / Groton / Paul Dawson / …
      – The Amos Billings Story (1962) … Calso
      – The Jose Morales Story (1960) … Raleigh
      – The Riley Gratton Story (1957) … Paul Dawson
      – The Mary Halstead Story (1957) … Groton
      1961 The Roaring 20's (TV series)– So's Your Old Man (1961) … Frank
      1961 The Comancheros...Emil Bouvier - Duelist (uncredited)
      1957-1961 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV series)
      Deputy / Jeff Anderson / Steger
      – Death Raffle (1961) … Steger
      – The Warrior's Return (1959) … Deputy
      – Chips (1957) … Jeff Anderson
      1961 The Cat Burglar...Reed Taylor
      1961 Two Faces West (TV series)– The Dead Ringer (1961) … Cowlin
      1961 Most Dangerous Man Alive...Lt. Fisher
      1956-1961 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV series)
      Tom McLowery / Deputy Bill Tillman
      – Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1961) … Tom McLowery
      – Just Before the Battle (1961) … Tom McLowery
      – The Law Must Be Fair (1961) … Tom McLowery
      – Doc Holliday Faces Death (1961) … Tom McLowery
      – So Long, Dora, So Long (1956) … Deputy Bill Tillman (uncredited)
      1961 Outlaws (TV series)– Sam Bass (1961) … Heff
      1961 Gun Fight...Brad Santley
      1961 Assignment: Underwater (TV series)– Witness from the Dead (1961) … Ernest Beal
      1961 The AbsentMinded Professor...Communications Man (uncredited)
      1961 The Tall Man (TV series)– A Gun Is for Killing (1961) … Truman Blanchard
      1961 The Untouchables (TV series)– The Big Train: Part 1 (1961) … Paul Di Marco (uncredited)
      1960 Five Guns to Tombstone...Mel Dixon
      1960 Sugarfoot (TV series)– Welcome Enemy (1960) … Capt. McHenry
      1960 Lawman (TV series)– Old Stefano (1960) … Tracy McNeil
      1960 Surfside 6 (TV series)– High Tide (1960) … Lou Montell
      1960 The Deputy (TV series)– Trail of Darkness (1960) … Tulley
      1960 The Man from Blackhawk (TV series)– The Harpoon Story (1960) … Gil Harrison
      1960 Overland Trail (TV series)– The Vigilantes of Montana (1960) … Will Purdue
      1959-1960 Shotgun Slade (TV series)
      Dolph Peterson / Marshal
      – Donna Juanita (1960) … Marshal
      – Freight Line (1959) … Dolph Peterson
      1960 The Millionaire (TV series)– Millionaire Jessica March (1960) … Johnson
      1960 Hotel de Paree (TV series)– Sundance and the Bare-Knuckled Fighters (1960) … Cooper
      1959 World of Giants (TV series)– Feathered Foe (1959)
      1959 Sea Hunt (TV series)– Base of Operations (1959) … Harry Herbie
      1959 The Rebel Set...John Mapes
      1959 State Trooper (TV series)– The Girl on Cloud Nine (1959) … Ben Stander
      1958-1959 26 Men (TV series)
      – Terror in Paradise (1959)
      – Hole Up (1958)
      – Runaway Stage (1958)
      – The Vanquisher (1958)
      – Chain Gang (1958)
      1958-1959 The Restless Gun (TV series)
      Bill Clayton / Jim Carter / Joe Kruger
      – Four Lives (1959) … Bill Clayton
      – Melany (1959) … Jim Carter
      – The Hand Is Quicker (1958) … Joe Kruger
      1959 The Lineup (TV series)
      – The Girls and Guns Case (1959) … Dave Kane
      – The Pigeon Drop Case (1959)
      1959 The Sad Horse...Bart Connors
      1959 The Shaggy Dog...FBI Agent (uncredited)
      1959 Cimarron City (TV series)– The Bitter Lesson (1959) … Tom Hiller
      1959 Pony Express (TV series)– Princess of Crazy Creek (1959)
      1958 Make Room for Daddy (TV series)– The Reunion (1958) … Man In Dream
      1958 Buckskin (TV series)– A Man from the Mountains (1958) … Jackel
      1958 Jefferson Drum (TV series)– Band of Iron (1958) … Grant
      1958 Frontier Doctor (TV series)– Crooked Circle (1958) … Charlie Pierce
      1958 The Texan (TV series)– The Troubled Town (1958) … First Card Player
      1958 Thundering Jets...Capt. Cory Dexter
      1958 Alcoa Theatre (TV series)– Most Likely to Succeed (1958) … Actor
      1958 Sky King (TV series)– The Runaway (1958) … Frank Kinnard
      1958 The Female Animal...Piggy
      1958 Fury (TV series)– Joey's First Crush (1958) … Deputy Barry Carver
      1957 Broken Arrow (TV series)– White Savage (1957) … Lt. Fielding
      1957 Tales of the Texas Rangers (TV series)– Panhandle (1957) … Pete Hackett
      1957 From Hell It Came...Kimo
      1957 Code 3 (TV series)– The Guilty Ones (1957) (as Greg Palmer)
      1957 Blondie (TV series)– Deception (1957) … Andy
      1957 Footsteps in the Night...Pat Orvello, alias Tony Reed
      1957 Zombies of Mora Tau...Jeff Clark
      1957 Revolt at Fort Laramie...Capt. James 'Jamie' Tenslip
      1956 Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (TV series)– Littlest Rookie (1956) … Ed McQuade
      1956 Hilda Crane...Dink Bromley
      1956 The Creature Walks Among Us...Jed Grant
      1955-1956 The Adventures of Champion (TV series)
      Al / Jack Preston
      – Johnny Hands Up (1956) … Al
      – A Bugle for Ricky (1955) … Jack Preston
      1955 Navy Log (TV series)– The Captain's Choice (1955) … Executive Officer
      1955 Highway Patrol (TV series)– Machine-Napping (1955) … Sergeant
      1955 To Hell and Back...Lieutenant Manning
      1955 So This Is Hollywood (TV series)– The Achilles Heel of Pudge Heffledorfer (1955) … Pudge Heffledorfer
      1955 Stories of the Century (TV series)– Jack Slade (1955) … Joseph A. Jack Slade
      1955 The Public Defender (TV series)– The Big Steel (1955) … Pete Corey
      1955 Cavalcade of America (TV series)– The Marine Who Was Two Hundred Years Old (1955)
      1954 The Lone Ranger (TV series)– The Globe (1954) … Stanley Ammons
      1954 Magnificent Obsession...Tom Masterson
      1954 Playgirl...Tom Bradley
      1954 Taza, Son of Cochise...Capt. Burnett
      1953 The Veils of Bagdad...Osman (as Palmer Lee)
      1953 The All American...Hunter Cameron (as Palmer Lee)
      1953 Column South...Lt. Ben Chalmers (as Palmer Lee)
      1953 It Happens Every Thursday...Chet Dunne (as Palmer Lee)
      1953 Abbott and Costello Go to Mars...Radio Announcer (uncredited) (voice)
      1953 The Redhead from Wyoming...Hal Jessup (as Palmer Lee)
      1952 The Raiders...Marty Smith (as Palmer Lee)
      1952 Back at the Front...Capt. White (as Palmer Lee)
      1952 Son of Ali Baba...Farouk (uncredited)
      1952 Sally and Saint Anne...Johnny Evans (as Palmer Lee)
      1952 Francis Goes to West Point...William Norton (as Palmer Lee)
      1952 Red Ball Express...Tank Lieutenant (as Palmer Lee)
      1952 The Battle at Apache Pass...Joe Bent (as Palmer Lee)
      1952 The Cimarron Kid...Grat Dalton (uncredited)
      1951 Meet Danny Wilson...Interne/Policeman (uncredited)
      1951 That's My Boy...Student (as Palmer Lee)
      1951 Up Front...MP with Binoculars (uncredited)
      1950 My Friend Irma Goes West...Ambulance Interne (uncredited)
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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    • Re: (New Profile-JWSC) Pals of the Saddle-Gregg Palmer

      Gregg Palmer, originally Palmer Lee (born January 25, 1927)
      is an American actor, known primarily for his prolific work in television westerns.
      He appeared from 1960-1975 in varying roles in twenty episodes of
      CBS's Gunsmoke with James Arness, thirteen segments of the syndicated Death Valley Days,
      and nine episodes of NBC's The Virginian starring James Drury in the title role.
      He guest starred five times on Bonanza, NBC's longest-running western.
      One of Palmer's Gunsmoke segments
      is "Alias Festus Haggin" (1972), co-starring Ken Curtis.

      Gregg was prolific in many moves and TV series western and non-western.

      He was a member of the
      John Wayne Stock Company
      and made 2 movies for Duke.

      gregg-palmer-3.jpg

      In all he appeared in 6 movies with him

      The Shootist (1976)...Burly Man
      Big Jake (1971)...John Goodfellow
      Rio Lobo (1970) ...Pete - Henchman (uncredited)
      Chisum (1970) ...Karl Riker
      The Undefeated (1969)...Parker
      The Comancheros (1961)...Emil Bouvier - Duelist (uncredited)
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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