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Dan Haggerty ACTOR


Dan Haggerty was born on November 19th, 1941 in Hollywood, California with the birth name Gene Jajonski.  He became most well known to many for his role in the film, "The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams" (1977).  He grew up helping his family raise wild animals at a wild animal attraction and then later in life decided he was interested in pursuing a career as an actor.
He had also taken up an interest in body building which helped him break into the film industry with body building roles in such films as, "Muscle Beach Party" (1964) and "Girl Happy" (1965) starring Elvis Presley
Along with working as an actor he also made money on the side working as an animal trainer as well as a stuntman on such television series as, "Tarzan".  Other small roles he added to his resume along the way were roles in the film, "Americana" and "Easy Rider".  it was his role in the independent film, "The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams" that boost his level of stardom and this film was later even made into a television series.
Although he was now well received in Hollywood he made some personal mistakes in his life that did not help his career head in the right direction.  He was arrested for in 1984 for selling cocaine and served 90 days in jail.  He was also involved in a motorcycle crash which caused strain on his career.
Some of his later career film roles were in, "Repo Jake" (1990), "Elves" (1990), "Grizzly Mountain" (1995), "Escape to Grizzly Mountain" (2000), "Big Stan" (2007) and soon to release in 2012, "You'll Never Amount to Anything".  
As time progressed he still remained working in the industry but also turned his career goals to other interests such as running a restaurant called, "Haggerty's Bistro" and also selling his own barbeque sauce. 
He has married twice throughout his lifetime.  His first wife was Diane Rooker whom he wed in 1959 and after having two children this marriage came to an end in 1984.  He then married his second wife, Samantha Haggerty in 1984 and they had three children together and remained married until she passed away from a motorcycle accident in 2008. 


2012 You'll Never Amount to Anything 
2012 Timberwolf
2011 Bunyan
2009 The Book of Ruth: Journey of Faith 
2007 Big Stan
2004 Motocross Kids 
2004 Escape to Grizzly Mountain 
2003 An Ordinary Killer
1999 Puss in Boots
1998 Born Champion 
1997 Grizzly Mountain
1996 Father Frost
1995 The Little Patriot 
1995 Abducted II: The Reunion
1994 Cheyenne Warrior
1992 Love and Dynamite
1992 The Magic Voyage
1991 Spirit of the Eagle
1991 Soldier's Fortune 
1991 Deadly Diamonds 
1990 Chance
1990 Repo Jake
1990 The Channeler 
1990 Macon County War 
1990 The Inheritor 
1989 Mind Trap 
1989 Elves 
1989 The Chilling 
1989 Ice Pawn 
1988 Night Wars 
1987 Terror Night
1986 Abducted
1983 The Love Boat
1983 Americana
1983 Ladies Night 
1982 The Capture of Grizzly Adams
1981 Legend of the Wild
1981 King of the Mountain
1981 Charlie's Angels
1980 Condominium 
1978 Terror Out of the Sky 
1978 Once Upon a Starry Night
1977-1978 The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams 
1978 Desperate Women 
1976 The Adventures of Frontier Fremont
1974 The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams
1974 When the North Wind Blows 
1973 Hex 
1973 Superchick
1972 Pink Angels 
1972 Bury Me an Angel 
1971 Chrome and Hot Leather
1971 The Tender Warrior 
1970 Angels Die Hard 
1969 Easy Rider 
1965 Girl Happy
1964 Muscle Beach Party
1959 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color

Matinee Classics - Muscle Beach Party starring Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Luciana Paluzzi, John Ashley, Don Rickles, Peter Turgeon, Jody McCrea, Dick Dale, Candy Johnson, Rock Stevens, Valora Noland, Delores Wells, Donna Loren, Morey Amsterdam, Little Stevie Wonder, Buddy Hackett, Dan Haggerty, Larry Scott, Gordon Case, Gene Shuey, Chester Yorton, Bob Seven, Steve Merjanian, Alberta Nelson, Amadee Chabot and Peter Lorre
Matinee Classics - The Chilling starring Linda Blair, Dan Haggerty, Troy Donahue, Jack De Rieux, Ron Vincent, Michael Jacobs, John Flanagan, Steve Gluck, Peggy Duncan, Jack A. Sunseri, Rick Blanchard, Jim Thrasher, Roger Wallace, Neil O'Neill and Robert Clark

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