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Pernell Elvin Roberts, Jr. (May 18, 1928 – January 24, 2010) was an American stage, movie and television actor as well as singer. In addition to guest starring in over 60 television series, he was widely known for his roles as Ben Cartwright's eldest son, Adam Cartwright, on the western series Bonanza, a role he played from 1959 to 1965 — and as chief surgeon Dr. John McIntyre, the title character on Trapper John, M.D. (1979–1986).

He was also widely known for his life-long activism, which included participation in the Selma to Montgomery marches in 1965 and pressuring NBC to refrain from hiring whites to portray minority characters.

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

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Pernell Elvin Roberts, Jr. (May 18, 1928 – January 24, 2010) was an American stage, movie and television actor as well as singer. In addition to guest starring in over 60 television series, he was widely known for his roles as Ben Cartwright's eldest son, Adam Cartwright, on the western series Bonanza, a role he played from 1959 to 1965 — and as chief surgeon Dr. John McIntyre, the title character on Trapper John, M.D. (1979–1986).

He was also widely known for his life-long activism, which included participation in the Selma to Montgomery marches in 1965 and pressuring NBC to refrain from hiring whites to portray minority characters.

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

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 75

Birthday 1928-05-18

Day of Death 2010-01-24

Place of Birth Waycross, Georgia, U.S.

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1993 Diagnosis: Murder (2 episodes)
1991 FBI: The Untold Stories (45 episodes)
1989 Perry Mason: The Case of the All-Star Assassin as Thatcher Horton
1989 Around the World in 80 Days (3 episodes) as Kapitän Speedy as Captain Speedy
1988 The Night Train to Kathmandu as Prof. Harry Hadley-Smithe
1987 Desperado as Marshal Dancey
1980 High Noon, Part II: The Return of Will Kane as Marshal J.D. Ward
1979 Trapper John, M.D. (151 episodes) as Trapper John McIntyre
1979 Hot Rod as Sheriff Marsden
1978 The Immigrants as Anthony Cassala
1978 Centennial (12 episodes) as General Asher
1978 Vega$ (3 episodes)
1978 The Magic of Lassie as Jamison
1977 The Love Boat (2 episodes)
1977 Man from Atlantis (1 episode)
1977 Charlie Cobb: Nice Night for a Hanging as Sherrif Yates
1977 The Hardy Boys / Nancy Drew Mysteries (2 episodes)
1976 Battle of the Network Stars (2 episodes)
1976 Quincy, M.E. (2 episodes)
1976 Spencer's Pilots (3 episodes)
1976 Paco as Pompiho
1975 Alien Lover as Mike
1975 The Deadly Tower as Lieutenant Lee
1975 Bronk (1 episode)
1975 Ellery Queen (1 episode)
1975 Switch (1 episode)
1975 Medical Story (1 episode)
1975 Dead Man on the Run as Brock Dillon
1975 Baretta (1 episode)
1974 The Rockford Files (1 episode) as B.J. Anderson
1974 Police Woman (1 episode)
1973 Police Story (2 episodes)
1972 Jigsaw (7 episodes)
1972 The Streets of San Francisco (1 episode)
1972 The Adventures of Nick Carter as Neal Duncan
1972 The Sixth Sense (1 episode)
1972 The Bravos as Jackson Buckley
1971 Alias Smith and Jones (2 episodes)
1970 Night Gallery (1 episode)
1970 San Francisco International as Jim Conrad
1970 The Odd Couple (1 episode)
1969 The Silent Gun as Sam Benner
1969 Marcus Welby, M.D. (1 episode)
1969 Tibetana (The Kashmiri Run)
1969 Four Rode Out as Marshall Ross
1968 Lancer (1 episode)
1968 Hawaii Five-O (2 episodes)
1967 Mannix (1 episode)
1967 Carousel as Jigger Craigin
1967 Ironside (1 episode)
1966 CBS Playhouse (1 episode)
1966 Mission: Impossible (4 episodes)
1966 The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (1 episode)
1965 The Wild Wild West (1 episode)
1965 The Big Valley (2 episodes)
1962 The Virginian (1 episode)
1959 The Detectives (1 episode)
1959 Bonanza (134 episodes) as Adam Cartwright
1959 Ride Lonesome as Sam Boone
1959 One Step Beyond (1 episode)
1958 77 Sunset Strip (1 episode)
1958 Lawman (1 episode)
1958 Cimarron City (1 episode)
1958 Bronco (1 episode)
1958 The Sheepman as Chocktaw Neal
1958 Desire Under the Elms as Pierre Cabot
1957 Trackdown (1 episode)
1957 Sugarfoot (2 episodes)
1957 Have Gun – Will Travel (1 episode)
1956 Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater (2 episodes)
1955 Matinee Theater (3 episodes)
1955 Gunsmoke (2 episodes)
1953 General Electric Theater (1 episode)
1948 Bambi-Verleihung (1 episode) as himself (archive)

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