Biography

Peter Brown got into acting when he was in the army by organizing a theater group on base to occupy his spare time while stationed in Alaska. After his discharge he enrolled in the acting program at UCLA, and starting in the mid-1950s found employment in many of the western films and series being turned out at the time (he is especially remembered for his work as eager young deputy Johnny McKay in the classic western series Lawman (1958) and as one of a trio of Texas Rangers in the western action/comedy series Laredo (1965)). Following the end of a contract with Universal Pictures (1965-1972), he switched to soap operas and made-for-TV films, and has been steadily employed ever since.

Peter Brown got into acting when he was in the army by organizing a theater group on base to occupy his spare time while stationed in Alaska. After his discharge he enrolled in the acting program at UCLA, and starting in the mid-1950s found employment in many of the western films and series being turned out at the time (he is especially remembered for his work as eager young deputy Johnny McKay in the classic western series Lawman (1958) and as one of a trio of Texas Rangers in the western action/comedy series Laredo (1965)). Following the end of a contract with Universal Pictures (1965-1972), he switched to soap operas and made-for-TV films, and has been steadily employed ever since.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 72

Birthday 1935-10-05

Day of Death 2016-03-21

Place of Birth New York City, New York, U.S.

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Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

Teenage Tease
2005 Hell to Pay as Johnny Behan
2005 Three Bad Men as Tom Noland
2000 Strong Medicine (1 episode)
1997 Asylum as Dr. Frank Meyers
1995 JAG (1 episode)
1994 Babylon 5 (1 episode) as Minister
1990 Wings (1 episode)
1989 Demonstone as Admiral
1989 Baywatch (1 episode) as Bucky
1988 Aaron's Way (1 episode)
1986 The Aurora Encounter as Sheriff
1984 Crazy like a Fox (1 episode)
1984 Cover Up (2 episodes)
1984 Hunter (1 episode)
1984 Airwolf (1 episode) as Herb Waldron
1983 Manimal (1 episode)
1983 The A-Team (1 episode)
1982 The Concrete Jungle as Danny
1982 Knight Rider (1 episode) as Jason Nelson
1982 T. J. Hooker (2 episodes)
1981 Simon & Simon (2 episodes)
1981 The Fall Guy (1 episode)
1980 Magnum, P.I. (1 episode)
1980 The Girl, the Gold Watch & Everything as Bodyguard
1980 Top of the Hill as McCain
1979 California Fever (1 episode)
1979 Hart to Hart (1 episode)
1979 Salvage 1 (2 episodes)
1978 Flying High (1 episode)
1978 Vega$ (1 episode)
1976 Quincy, M.E. (1 episode)
1976 Charlie's Angels (1 episode)
1975 Wonder Woman (1 episode)
1975 Slashed Dreams as The Professor
1974 Police Woman (1 episode)
1974 Memory of Us as Winston
1974 Foxy Brown as Steve Elias
1974 Act of Vengeance as Jack
1973 Police Story (2 episodes)
1972 The Streets of San Francisco (1 episode)
1972 The Bob Newhart Show (1 episode)
1972 Piranha, Piranha as Jim Pendrake
1971 Chrome and Hot Leather as Al Peterson
1970 Eagles Attack At Dawn as Abie
1970 Hunters Are for Killing as Raymond Pera
1969 Backtrack! as Texas Ranger Chad Cooper (archive footage)
1968 Three Guns for Texas as Texas Ranger Chad Cooper
1968 The Mod Squad (1 episode)
1965 Laredo (1 episode) (57 episodes) as Chad Cooper
1964 Kitten with a Whip as Ron
1964 A Tiger Walks as Vern Goodman
1964 Ride the Wild Surf as Chase Colton
1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre (2 episodes)
1963 Redigo (1 episode)
1963 Summer Magic as Tom Hamilton
1962 The Gallant Men (1 episode)
1962 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1 episode) as Det. Philip Reardon
1962 The Virginian (3 episodes)
1962 Merrill's Marauders as Bullseye
1962 Red Nightmare as Bill Martin
1960 My Three Sons (1 episode)
1958 Gateways to the Mind as Aristotle's student (uncredited)
1958 77 Sunset Strip (2 episodes)
1958 Lawman (156 episodes) as Deputy Johnny McKay
1958 Marjorie Morningstar as Young Actor
1958 Darby's Rangers as Pvt. / Cpl. Rollo Burns
1957 Maverick (3 episodes)
1957 Sugarfoot (2 episodes)
1955 Cheyenne (4 episodes)

Directing

2003 Mars: Pioneering the Planet Director

Production

1976 Sparkle Executive Producer

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