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James Griffith ACTOR


James Griffith was born in Los Angeles, California on  February 13th, 1916.  Throughout his career in the industry he never limited himself to portraying one type of character and would appear in all types of films.

At one point in his career he performed as a musician with Spike Jones and His City Slickers.  His career in entertainment began in the music industry with no intention to ever pursue, however, over time he began working in local theaters and began to develop an interest in acting.

He first began to earn a name for himself in the industry when he appeared in the stage production, "They Can't Get You Down" (1939), however before continuing to increase his success as an actor, he took a break from pursuing his career to serve in the United States military during World War II.

Upon completing his service, Griffith returned to his acting career and this time decided to turn his focus from the stage to film.  It was just a matter of time before he began adding such credits to his resume as, "Blonde Ice" (1948) starring Leslie Brooks, Robert Paige and Emory Parnell, "Al Jennings of Oklahoma" (1951) starring Dan Duryea, Gale Storm, Dick Foran and Gloria Henry, "The Great Missouri Raid" (1951) Wendell Corey, Macdonald Carey, Ellen Drew, Ward Bond, Bruce Bennett, Bill Williams, Anne Revere, Edgar Buchanan, Tom Tyler, Guy Wilkerson, Louis Jean Heydt and James Millican, "Chain of Circumstance" (1951) starring Richard Grayson, Margaret Field and Marta Mitrovich, "Drums in the Deep South" (1951) co-starring James Craig, Barbara Payton, Guy Madison, Barton MacLane, Louis Jean Heydt and Craig Stevens, "No Escape" (1953) starring with Lew Ayres, Sonny Tufts and Marjorie Steele, "Dragnet" (1954) Jack Webb, Ben Alexander, Richard Boone, Ann Robinson, Stacy Harris and Virginia Gregg, "Apache Ambush" (1955) starring alongside Richard Jaeckel, Alex Montoya, Movita, Adelle August, Tex Ritter, and Ray 'Crash' Corrigan, George Chandler, "Rebel in Town" (1956) co-starring John Payne, Ruth Roman, J. Carrol Naish and Ben Cooper, "The Vampire" (1957) starring John Beal, Coleen Gray, Kenneth Tobey and Lydia Reed, "Man from God's Country" (1958) co-starring George Montgomery, Randy Stuart and Gregg Barton and "Lorna" (1964) starring Lorna Maitland and written by James Griffith in just four days. 

Along with his film career he added over seventy television appearances to his resume with such series credits as, "The Lone Ranger", "Gunsmoke", "Zane Grey Theatre", "Perry Mason", "Cavalcade of America", "City Detectives", "Waterfront", "Dragnet", 'Frontier", "Zorro", "Code 3", "M Squad", "Trackdown", "Annie Oakley", "The Gene Autry Show" and "Cimarron City" among many others.

Some of his final acting roles were on the series, "Shotgun Slade", "The Lawless Years", "Wagon Train", "Buffalo Bill Jr.", "Bonanza", "The Deputy", "Lock Up", "Checkmate", "Sheriff of Cochise", "The Range Rider", "The Adventures of Jim Bowie", "Ramar of the Jungle", "Little House on the Prairie" (1975-1982), "Rocky Jones, Space Ranger" and "Trapper John, M.D." (1984).  He then retired from the industry and lived in Avila Beach, California up until his death on September 17th, 1993 at the age of seventy seven.    


1984         Trapper John, M.D.
1982         Dallas 
1975-1982     Little House on the Prairie
1981         The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
1981         Hart to Hart
1980         The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
1979         B.J. and the Bear 
1978         Desperate Women 
1978         Fantasy Island 
1977         Speedtrap
1977         The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams
1973-1977     Emergency!
1977         Police Story 
1977         The Gift
1976         Flood!
1974-1976     The Streets of San Francisco
1976         The Quest 
1976         Isis
1976         Law of the Land
1975         Barbary Coast
1975         Kojak
1975         Babe
1975         S.W.A.T.
1975         The Six Million Dollar Man
1974         Seven Alone
1974         Kolchak: The Night Stalker
1971-1974     Medical Center
1974         Hitchhike! 
1972         Hec Ramsey 
1972         Kung Fu
1971         The Bold Ones: The Senator 
1970         Like It Is
1970         Dial Hot Line 
1968-1969     Lancer
1969         The Mod Squad
1969         Hail, Hero!
1969         Seven in Darkness
1969         Heaven with a Gun
1968-1969     The Virginia
1969         The Guns of Will Sonnett 
1968         Day of the Evil Gun    
1955-1968     Gunsmoke 
1966-1967     Batman 
1967         The Monkees 
1967         Iron Horse
1960-1967     Bonanza 
1964-1967     Daniel Boone 
1966         The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
1966         The Monroes
1966         A Big Hand for the Little Lady
1957-1966     Perry Mason
1966         F Troop
1965-1966     A Man Called Shenandoah
1966         Honey West 
1966         The Big Valley
1965         Laredo
1964-1965     The Fugitive
1965         The Rogues
1964         The Littlest Hobo
1957-1964     Wagon Train
1964         Slattery's People
1964         Lorna
1964         Advance to the Rear
1964         The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters
1962-1964     Dr. Kildare 
1964         The Richard Boone Show 
1964         The Great Adventure 
1964         The Dog Troop 
1960-1963     Rawhide 
1963         The Untouchables
1963         Alcoa Premiere
1962-1963     Have Gun - Will Travel
1963         Ben Casey
1962-1963     G.E. True
1957-1962     Cheyenne
1959-1962     Laramie 
1962         How the West Was Won
1962         Empire 
1962         Lawman
1957-1962     Tales of Wells Fargo 
1961-1962     The Tall Man
1962         Shannon
1962         Bronco 
1961-1962     Thriller 
1961         Pocketful of Miracles
1961         The Lawless Years
1961         The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp
1961         Checkmate
1961         Stagecoach West
1956-1961     Lassie 
1961         Two Faces West
1961         Outlaws
1961         Klondike 
1961         Shotgun Slade 
1960         Riverboat 
1959-1960     Lock Up 
1960         North to Alaska
1960         Spartacus
1960         The Amazing Transparent Man
1959-1960     U.S. Marshal
1959-1960     The Texan 
1959         Wichita Town 
1959         The Deputy
1959         The Big Fisherman
1958-1959     The Lineup 
1959         Steve Canyon 
1959         Buckskin
1959         The Restless Gun
1959         Rescue 8
1959         Maverick
1958-1959     The Millionaire
1958         Cimarron City
1958         Frontier Gun
1958         Jefferson Drum 
1957-1958     Trackdown
1958         The Walter Winchell File
1958         Bullwhip
1958         Seven Guns to Mesa
1957-1958     Official Detective 
1958         Man Without a Gun 
1958         Man from God's Country
1958         M Squad
1958         Return to Warbow
1957         Zorro 
1957         Code 3
1957         Domino Kid
1957         Raintree County
1957         Omar Khayyam
1957         The Vampire
1957         The Ford Television Theatre
1957         The Guns of Fort Petticoat
1956-1957     The 20th Century-Fox Hour 
1957         The Adventures of Jim Bowie
1957         Zane Grey Theatre 
1950-1957     The Lone Ranger
1956-1957     Sheriff of Cochise
1957         The Gray Ghost 
1956         Rebel in Town
1956         The First Texan
1956         The Killing
1956         Anything Goes
1955-1956     Frontier
1956         Tribute to a Bad Man
1956         Chevron Hall of Stars
1955         Matinee Theatre
1955         At Gunpoint
1955         Count Three and Pray
1955         Apache Ambush
1955         The Night of the Hunter
1955         The Kentuckian
1955         Son of Sinbad
1955         Buffalo Bill Jr. 
1955         Annie Oakley
1955         I Cover the Underworld
1953-1955     Dragnet
1954         Day of Triumph
1954         Rocky Jones, Space Ranger
1954         Masterson of Kansas
1954         Drum Beat
1954         The Black Dakotas
1954         Waterfront 
1954         Dragnet
1954         The Law vs. Billy the Kid
1954         The Shanghai Story
1954         Rails Into Laramie
1954         Jesse James vs. the Daltons
1954         Lux Video Theatre
1954         The Boy from Oklahoma
1954         Schlitz Playhouse
1954         Ride Clear of Diablo
1954         Fireside Theatre
1953-1954     Ramar of the Jungle
1954         City Detective
1952-1953     Death Valley Days
1953         A Lion Is in the Streets
1953         No Escape
1953         The Kid from Left Field
1953         Powder River
1953         Kansas Pacific
1953         Cavalcade of America 
1953         Family Theatre
1952         Eight Iron Men
1952         Your Jeweler's Showcase
1952         Hopalong Cassidy
1952         Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair
1952         Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie
1952         Red Skies of Montana
1952         Dangerous Assignment 
1951-1952     The Range Rider
1951         The Lady Pays Off
1951         The Blue Vei
1951         Drums in the Deep South
1951         Rhubarb
1951         Chain of Circumstance
1951         As Young as You Feel
1951         Goodbye, My Fancy
1951         Inside the Walls of Folsom Prison
1951         Apache Drums
1951         The Great Missouri Raid
1951         Payment on Demand
1951         Al Jennings of Oklahoma
1951         The Living Christ Series
1950         Stage to Tucson
1950         Double Deal
1950         The Gene Autry Show 
1950         Indian Territory
1950         The Breaking Point
1950         The Petty Girl
1950         The Cariboo Trail
1950         Bright Leaf
1949         Holiday Affair
1949         Fighting Man of the Plains
1949         Oh, You Beautiful Doll
1949         Special Agent
1949         Search for Danger
1949         Daughter of the West
1949         Alaska Patrol
1948         Every Girl Should Be Married
1948         Appointment with Murder
1948         Blonde Ice

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