Biography

Lorne Greene (February 12, 1915 – September 11, 1987), was the stage name of Lyon Himan Green, OC, a Canadian actor.

His television roles include Ben Cartwright on the western Bonanza, and Commander Adama in the science fiction movie and subsequent TV Series Battlestar Galactica. He also worked on the Canadian television nature documentary series Lorne Greene's New Wilderness, and in television commercials as a dog food spokesman.

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Lorne Greene (February 12, 1915 – September 11, 1987), was the stage name of Lyon Himan Green, OC, a Canadian actor.

His television roles include Ben Cartwright on the western Bonanza, and Commander Adama in the science fiction movie and subsequent TV Series Battlestar Galactica. He also worked on the Canadian television nature documentary series Lorne Greene's New Wilderness, and in television commercials as a dog food spokesman.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Lorne Greene, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 83

Birthday 1915-02-12

Day of Death 1987-09-11

Place of Birth Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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Also Known As

  • Lyon Himan 'Chaim' Greene
  • Lorne Green

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1986 Vasectomy: A Delicate Matter as Theo
1986 Noah's Ark as Noah
1985 The Canadian Conspiracy
1984 Highway to Heaven (1 episode)
1983 The Nutcracker: A Fantasy on Ice
1982 Heidi's Song as Grandfather
1982 The Wizard of Oz as The Wizard
1982 Police Squad! (6 episodes) as Stabbed Man (1 episode)
1981 Code Red (20 episodes)
1981 Conquest of the Earth as Adama
1981 Aloha Paradise (1 episode)
1980 A Time for Miracles as Bishop John Carroll
1980 Galactica 1980 (10 episodes) as Commander Adama
1980 Klondike Fever as Inspector Sam Steele
1979 Mission Galactica: The Cylon Attack as Cmdr. Adama
1978 The Little Brown Burro as Storyteller (voice)
1978 Battlestar Galactica (22 episodes) as Commander Adama as Commander Adama
1978 The Bastard as Bishop Francis
1978 Vega$ (2 episodes)
1977 The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald as Matthew Arnold Watson
1977 The Love Boat (3 episodes)
1977 SST: Death Flight as Marshall Cole
1977 The Hardy Boys / Nancy Drew Mysteries (2 episodes)
1977 Roots (0 episodes)
1976 Arthur Hailey's The Moneychangers (4 episodes) as George Quartermain
1976 Donny & Marie (1 episode)
1974 Earthquake as Sam Royce
1974 The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts (1 episode)
1974 Rex Harrison Presents Stories of Love
1973 Submersion of Japan as Ambassador Warren Richards
1973 Griff (13 episodes)
1972 The Special London Bridge Special as Fiddler on the Roof
1971 V.I.P. Schaukel (1 episode)
1970 Ride the Wind as Ben Cartwright
1970 The Gifts as Narrator
1969 The Johnny Cash Show (1 episode)
1968 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (3 episodes)
1968 Rowan & Martin At the Movies as Himself
1966 Goldene Kamera Verleihung (1 episode) as himself
1965 The Dean Martin Show (1 episode)
1962 The New March of Dimes Presents: The Scene Stealers as Himself
1959 The Third Man (1 episode)
1959 Bonanza (431 episodes) as Ben Cartwright
1959 The Hangman as Clem J. Cummings
1959 The Trap as Davis
1958 The Buccaneer as Mercier
1958 Bronco (1 episode)
1958 The Last of the Fast Guns as Michael O'Reilly
1958 The Gift of Love as Grant Allan
1957 Peyton Place as District Attorney
1957 The Hard Man as Rice Martin
1957 The Edge of Innocence as Lowell Williams
1956 Autumn Leaves as Mr. Hanson
1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1 episode)
1955 Cheyenne (2 episodes)
1955 Tight Spot as Benjamin Costain
1954 The Silver Chalice as Peter
1954 Climax! (1 episode)
1953 Social-Sex Attitudes in Adolescence as narrator
1953 Farewell Oak Street as Narrator
1953 Age of Turmoil as Narrator
1952 Omnibus (1 episode)
1948 Studio One (5 episodes)
1948 Bambi-Verleihung (1 episode) as himself
1947 Johnny at the Fair
1945 Now—The Peace as Narrator (uncredited)
1945 Ordeal by Ice as Narrator (voice)
1944 Trans-Canada Express as Narrator (voice)
1944 Train Busters as Narrator (voice)
1944 Fighting Sea-Fleas as Narrator (voice)
1944 Break-through as Himself - Narrator
1942 The Mask of Nippon as Narrator (voice)
1941 Warclouds in the Pacific as Narrator
1941 Heroes of the Atlantic as Narrator (voice)
1941 Battle of Brains as Narrator (voice)
1941 Churchill's Island as Narrator (voice)
1940 Wings of Youth as Narrator (voice)
1940 Children from Overseas as Narrator
1940 Atlantic Patrol as Narrator
1940 Home Front as Narrator
1940 Front of Steel as Narrator
1927 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (3 episodes)

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