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Morgan Woodward ACTOR

Morgan Woodward was born on September 16th, 1925 in Fort Worth, Texas with the birth name Thomas Morgan Woodward.  He has four siblings and after graduating from high school in 1944, he went on to study at music and drama at Arlington State College.  

He later transferred to the  University of Texas and changed his major to Business Administration with a minor in music and drama where he graduated in 1951.  He then decided to go on to law school, however, prior to earning his degree, he was called to duty to serve with the United States Air Force during the Korean War.
Upon completing his military service he chose to pursue a career as an actor and never earned his law degree.  He first broke into the film industry when he was cast in the first Walt Disney full length live-action motion picture film, "The Great Locomotive Chase" (1956) starring with Fess Parker, Jeffrey Hunter, John Lupton, Kenneth Tobey, Don Megowan, Dick Sargent, Eddie Firestone, Claude Jarman Jr., Harry Carey Jr. and Slim Pickens

Soon he was signed to a contract and began appearing on such television series as, "The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp".  Other well known television appearances early on in his career included, "Gunsmoke", "Wagon Train", "The Restless Gun", "Cheyenne", " Frontier Doctor ", "Cimarron City", "Perry Mason", "Sugarfoot", "Zane Grey Theatre" and "Tales of Wells Fargo".
Over the course of his career, he appeared on over 100 television series and numerous films.  He had a regular role on the series, "Dallas" and also appeared on, "Bonanza", "Have Gun - Will Travel", "Logan's Run", "The Lucy Show", "Bat Masterson", "The Rifleman", "Days of Our Lives", "The Waltons", "Murder, She Wrote", "Fantasy Island", "Pistols 'n Petticoats", "87th Precinct", "The X-Files" and his final television role in 1997 on "Millennium".

He alternated between television and film work with some of his more well known film appearances being on such features as, "The Sword of Ali Baba" (1965) with Peter Mann, Jocelyn Lane, Frank McGrath and Peter Whitney, "Gunpoint" (1966) starring Audie Murphy, Joan Staley, Warren Stevens, Denver Pyle, Edgar Buchanan, Nick Dennis, Robert Pine, David Macklin and Royal Dano, "Cool Hand Luke" (1967) starring alongside Paul Newman, George Kennedy, Strother Martin, J.D. Cannon, Wayne Rogers, Jo Van Fleet, Dennis Hopper, Ralph Waite, Clifton James, Luke Askew, Anthony Zerbe, Joe Don Baker, Richard Davalos and Harry Dean Stanton, "Firecreek" (1968) starring James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Jacqueline Scott, Gary Lockwood, James Best, Inger Stevens, Dean Jagger, Ed Begley, John Qualen, Barbara Luna, Brooke Bundy, Jay C. Flippen and Jack Elam, "Death of a Gunfighter" (1969) starring Richard Widmark, Lena Horne, Carroll O'Connor and John Saxon, Walt Disney's "The Wild Country" (1970) starring Steve Forrest, Vera Miles, Ron Howard, Jack Elam, Frank DeKova, Clint Howard, Karl Swenson, Mills Watson and Dub Taylor, "Yuma" (1971) starring Clint Walker, "Running Wild" (1973) co-starring Lloyd Bridges, Dina Merrill, Pat Hingle, Gilbert Roland and R.G. Armstrong, "Speedtrap" (1977) co-starring Joe Don Baker, Robert Loggia, Timothy Carey, Tyne Daly, Richard Jaeckel, Lana Wood and James Griffith and "Dark Before Dawn" (1988) starring Sonny Gibson, Doug McClure, Reparata Mazzola, Ben Miller, Ben Johnson, Billy Drago and Rance Howard. 

Morgan Woodward has received a number of honors throughout his career in the industry such as a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Texas Art Council, an International Star Award and a Golden Boot Award from the Hollywood Motion Picture and Television Fund.  He is retired from acting but remains living in California owning homes in both Los Angeles as well as Paso Robles.  He is still an active member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Screen Actors' Guild, and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, and a life member of the Actors' Fund.


1997         Millennium
1995         The X-Files 
1994         The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.
1993         Renegade
1992         Matlock
1992         Gunsmoke: To the Last Man
1990         21 Jump Street 
1989         Murder, She Wrote 
1988         Dark Before Dawn
1987         Days of Our Lives
1980-1987     Dallas 
1985         T.J. Hooker 
1985         Girls Just Want to Have Fun
1983-1984     The A-Team
1980-1984     The Dukes of Hazzard 
1984         Hunter
1984         Matt Houston
1983         Scarecrow and Mrs. King 
1983         Knight Rider 
1982         Hill Street Blues
1982         The Fall Guy
1979-1982     Fantasy Island
1982         Simon & Simon
1981         Vega$
1981         Enos
1980         Battle Beyond the Stars
1980         The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo 
1980         CHiPs
1979         Young Maverick 
1979         The Incredible Hulk 
1979         A Last Cry for Help 
1979         How the West Was Won
1979         Salvage 1
1978         The Eddie Capra Mysteries
1978         Centennial
1974-1978     The Waltons 
1978         Project U.F.O. 
1978         Starsky and Hutch 
1978         The Other Side of Hell
1977-1978     Logan's Run
1977         Deadly Game 
1977         Speedtrap
1977         Which Way Is Up?
1977         Moonshine County Express
1977         Final Chapter: Walking Tall
1977         Supervan
1976         The Quest
1976         A Small Town in Texas
1976         The Quest 
1976         The Killing of a Chinese Bookie
1975         Cannon
1974-1975     Petrocelli 
1975         McCoy 
1975         The Big Rip-Off
1956-1975     Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color
1975         The Last Day
1975         The Hatfields and the McCoys 
1974         Planet of the Apes
1974         Police Woman
1957-1974     Gunsmoke 
1974         Ride in a Pink Car
1973-1974     Kung Fu
1974         The Midnight Man
1974         McMillan & Wife 
1973-1974     Doc Elliot 
1973         Chase 
1973         Running Wild
1973         One Little Indian
1972         Hec Ramsey 
1971         Sarge 
1971         Bearcats! 
1960-1971     Bonanza 
1971         Yuma
1968-1970     The High Chaparral 
1970         The Wild Country
1970         Then Came Bronson 
1963-1969     The Virginian 
1969         Death of a Gunfighter
1969         Lancer
1969         The Guns of Will Sonnett
1968         It Takes a Thief 
1966-1968     Star Trek
1968         Tarzan
1968         Firecreek
1967-1968     Cimarron Strip 
1967         Hondo 
1967         Cool Hand Luke
1966         The Lucy Show
1966         The Monroes 
1966         Iron Horse
1966         Pistols 'n Petticoats 
1966         Death Valley Days
1966         Gunpoint
1966         Branded 
1965         Daniel Boone 
1965         The Big Valley
1958-1965     Wagon Train
1965         The Sword of Ali Baba
1964         Rawhide
1964         The Devil's Bedroom
1963         Temple Houston 
1963         The Gun Hawk
1962         Have Gun - Will Travel 
1962         Lawman
1962         87th Precinct 
1962         Perry Mason 
1957-1961     Tales of Wells Fargo
1961         The Asphalt Jungle 
1958-1961     The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp
1960         Bat Masterson 
1960         The Texan 
1959         Frontier Doctor  
1958-1959     The Restless Gun 
1959         Cimarron City 
1958         Ride a Crooked Trail
1958         Steve Canyon
1958         Buckskin 
1958         Broken Arrow 
1958         Sugarfoot 
1958         Cheyenne 
1957         Gunsight Ridge
1957         Slaughter on Tenth Avenue
1956         Westward Ho, the Wagons!
1956         Zane Grey Theatre
1956         The Great Locomotive Chase

Matinee Classics - One Little Indian starring James Garner, Vera Miles, Pat Hingle, Morgan Woodward, John Doucette, Clay O'Brien, Robert Pine, Bruce Glover, Ken Swofford, Jay Silverheels, Andrew Prine, Jodie Foster, Walter Brooke, Rudy Diaz and John C. Flinn III

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