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Steve Pendleton (September 16, 1908 – October 3, 1984) was an American film and television actor, often cast in the role of law-enforcement officers.

Pendleton was cast in eight episodes in different roles from 1952 to 1957 on The Roy Rogers Show. In 1955, he played the role of Baumer in "Gold of Haunted Mountain" of the CBS drama, Brave Eagle. In another 1955 appearance, he was cast as Captain Kenneth McNabb in "The Fight for Texas" of the syndicated western series, Buffalo Bill, Jr. In 1956, he was cast as Bill Mathison in the episode "The Long Weekend" of the then CBS military drama, Navy Log. In 1957, he appeared on two episodes of William Bendix's NBC situation comedy, The Life of Riley. In 1958, he played Marshal Purvis in "Star Witness" of another syndicated western series, Casey Jones, with Alan Hale, Jr., in the title role. In 1959 he portrayed Sheriff Anderson in "The Louisiana Dude" of the CBS western series Yancy Derringer.

Pendleton was cast in two roles in a total of twelve episodes broadcast between 1956 and 1961 of the ABC/Desilu western television series, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, with Hugh O'Brian in the title role of deputy marshal Wyatt Earp. He played a United States Army mayor, Benteen, in five segments, including "Dull Knife Strikes for Freedom" (May 7, 1957). In this segment, the actor Ian MacDonald is cast as Dull Knife, a Cheyenne chief, who leads his tribe from its reservation in Oklahoma Territory to their homeland in Montana, which they claim the U.S. government had promised them. Benteen has orders to prevent the Indians from passing through. Pendleton also appeared in seven other series episodes as the character Thacker.

In 1960, Pendleton was cast as Marshal McCoy in "The Town That Wasn't There" of the ABC/Warner Brothers western series, Maverick. That same year, he played deputy Kelsey, with Lee Van Cleef as deputy Clyde Wilson, in the episode "Man on a Mountain" of another ABC/WB western, Lawman. In 1961, he portrayed deputy marshal Ben Johnson in the episode "Death Trap" of the ABC western series, The Rifleman, starring Chuck Connors.

In 1967, he played Mr. Hutchins in the episode "Howard and Millie" of the CBS sitcom, The Andy Griffith Show. From 1968 to 1970, he had a recurring role as Mr. Bennett in six episodes of the NBC sitcom, Julia, starring Diahann Carroll.

His last role was as a businessman on the 1976 episode "The Reformer" of William Conrad's CBS crime drama, Cannon. Pendleton died at the age of seventy-six in Pasadena, California.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Steve Pendleton (September 16, 1908 – October 3, 1984) was an American film and television actor, often cast in the role of law-enforcement officers.

Pendleton was cast in eight episodes in different roles from 1952 to 1957 on The Roy Rogers Show. In 1955, he played the role of Baumer in "Gold of Haunted Mountain" of the CBS drama, Brave Eagle. In another 1955 appearance, he was cast as Captain Kenneth McNabb in "The Fight for Texas" of the syndicated western series, Buffalo Bill, Jr. In 1956, he was cast as Bill Mathison in the episode "The Long Weekend" of the then CBS military drama, Navy Log. In 1957, he appeared on two episodes of William Bendix's NBC situation comedy, The Life of Riley. In 1958, he played Marshal Purvis in "Star Witness" of another syndicated western series, Casey Jones, with Alan Hale, Jr., in the title role. In 1959 he portrayed Sheriff Anderson in "The Louisiana Dude" of the CBS western series Yancy Derringer.

Pendleton was cast in two roles in a total of twelve episodes broadcast between 1956 and 1961 of the ABC/Desilu western television series, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, with Hugh O'Brian in the title role of deputy marshal Wyatt Earp. He played a United States Army mayor, Benteen, in five segments, including "Dull Knife Strikes for Freedom" (May 7, 1957). In this segment, the actor Ian MacDonald is cast as Dull Knife, a Cheyenne chief, who leads his tribe from its reservation in Oklahoma Territory to their homeland in Montana, which they claim the U.S. government had promised them. Benteen has orders to prevent the Indians from passing through. Pendleton also appeared in seven other series episodes as the character Thacker.

In 1960, Pendleton was cast as Marshal McCoy in "The Town That Wasn't There" of the ABC/Warner Brothers western series, Maverick. That same year, he played deputy Kelsey, with Lee Van Cleef as deputy Clyde Wilson, in the episode "Man on a Mountain" of another ABC/WB western, Lawman. In 1961, he portrayed deputy marshal Ben Johnson in the episode "Death Trap" of the ABC western series, The Rifleman, starring Chuck Connors.

In 1967, he played Mr. Hutchins in the episode "Howard and Millie" of the CBS sitcom, The Andy Griffith Show. From 1968 to 1970, he had a recurring role as Mr. Bennett in six episodes of the NBC sitcom, Julia, starring Diahann Carroll.

His last role was as a businessman on the 1976 episode "The Reformer" of William Conrad's CBS crime drama, Cannon. Pendleton died at the age of seventy-six in Pasadena, California.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 85

Birthday 1908-09-16

Day of Death 1984-10-03

Place of Birth Harlem, New York City, New York, USA

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Also Known As

  • Jack Carson
  • Steve Pendelton
  • Gaylord 'Steve' Pendleton
  • Gaylord Pendleton
  • Jack Pendleton

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1971 Cannon (1 episode)
1969 Pit Stop as Luther
1968 Julia (1 episode)
1967 Ironside (1 episode)
1966 Batman (2 episodes)
1965 Get Smart (1 episode)
1962 The Beverly Hillbillies (1 episode)
1962 The Virginian (2 episodes)
1960 The Andy Griffith Show (1 episode)
1958 The Rifleman (1 episode)
1958 Once Upon a Horse... as Milligan
1957 Bombers B-52 as Lt. Col. Graham (uncredited)
1957 26 Men (2 episodes)
1957 Maverick (1 episode)
1957 Perry Mason (1 episode)
1957 The Unholy Wife as Deputy Bob Watkins
1957 Official Detective (2 episodes)
1955 Navy Log (1 episode)
1955 Cheyenne (1 episode)
1955 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (8 episodes)
1955 Buffalo Bill, Jr. (1 episode)
1955 Phantom Trails as Curt Leslie
1954 The Two Gun Teacher as Bailey
1954 Studio 57 (1 episode)
1954 Lassie (1 episode)
1954 The Caine Mutiny as Court-Martial Board Member (uncredited)
1954 Killers from Space as FBI Agent Briggs
1953 Border City Rustlers as Larson
1952 Trail of the Arrow as (archive footage)
1952 Cavalcade of America (1 episode)
1952 Hopalong Cassidy (1 episode)
1952 Adventures of Superman (1 episode)
1952 Dangerous Assignment (2 episodes)
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame (1 episode)
1951 Desert of Lost Men as Posse Member
1951 Buckaroo Sheriff of Texas as Sam White
1951 The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (5 episodes)
1950 Rio Grande as Capt. Prescott
1950 Sunset in the West as Walter Kimball (as Gaylord Pendleton)
1950 Gunfire as Charlie Ford (as Gaylord Pendleton)
1950 The Gene Autry Show (1 episode)
1949 Roll, Thunder, Roll! as Marshal Bill Faugh
1949 Arson, Inc. as Murph, the undercover man (as Gaylord Pendleton)
1949 Johnny Allegro
1949 Alias Nick Beal as Det. Sgt. Hill
1949 Ride, Ryder, Ride! as Gerry Brooks
1948 Highway 13 as George Montgomery (as Gaylord Pendleton)
1948 Enchantment as RAF Officer
1948 Walk a Crooked Mile as Police Detective Gaines
1948 Beyond Glory as Gen. Prescott
1947 The Return of Rin Tin Tin as Gordon Melrose
1947 Untamed Fury as Jeff Owens
1941 Sergeant York as Scorer (uncredited)
1940 Flight Command as North Island Tower Operator
1940 American Spoken Here as Young Marksman (uncredited)
1940 Knute Rockne All American as Football Player #12
1940 Triple Justice as Tommy Dale
1940 One Crowded Night as Mat
1940 Young Buffalo Bill as Jerry Calhoun
1940 Road to Singapore as Gordon Wycott
1940 The Grapes of Wrath as Gas Station Attendant #2 in Needles (uncredited)
1939 Reno as Prosecuting Attorne
1939 Geronimo as Pvt. Young
1939 The Marshal Of Mesa City as Jim Tanner
1939 Disputed Passage as Lawrence Carpenter
1939 When Tomorrow Comes as Busboy
1939 Confessions of a Nazi Spy as Naval Courier
1939 The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle as Adjutant (uncredited)
1939 Wings of the Navy as Cadet Ormsby (uncredited)
1938 The Duke of West Point as Cadet Rains
1938 Next Time I Marry as Reporter
1938 Having Wonderful Time as Camp Waiter (uncredited)
1937 Exclusive as Elliott
1937 Behind The Headlines as Martin Gang Member
1937 They Gave Him a Gun as Soldier (uncredited)
1937 Internes Can't Take Money as Interne Jones (as Gaylord Pendleton)
1934 Twentieth Century as Brother in Play (uncredited)
1934 Fighting to Live as John Z. Blake
1933 Life in the Raw as Tom Halloway
1933 Unknown Valley as Joshua Townsman
1932 The Death Kiss as Bystander
1931 Daddy Long Legs as Sally's Beau (uncredited)
1930 The Bluffer as Jack
1930 Manslaughter as Bobby
1923 Success as Joe (as Gaylord Pendleton)

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