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Peter Breck ACTOR


Peter Breck was born on March 13th, 1929 in Haverhill, Massachusetts with the birth name Joseph Peter Breck.  His father was a jazz musician and since his parents traveled so much for work he was raised by his grandparents in Havervill, Massachusetts.  When his parents divorced he returned to live with his mother in Rochester and completed school at John Marshall High School.
After High School he joined the United States Navy and then studied drama and English at the University of Houston.  He began performing on stage in a number of school productions and also worked part time singing in several clubs locally.
After college he worked at Washington DC's Arena Theatre appearing in such stage productions as "The man of Destiny" and was soon discovered by another actor Robert Mitchum who got him a role in the film "Thunder Road" (1958).   
It was this film role that lead to the start of his career and a move to Hollywood.  He struggled finding work but did appear in the film, "The Beatniks" (1960) and also found work on such television series as "Black Saddle" (1959), "Gilligan's Island" (1964) and his most well known role playing the son of actress Barbara Stanwyck on the western television series "The Big Valley" (1965). 
Due to his role on "The Big Valley" series he was given the opportunity to appear on television in a number of other series such as, "The Roaring 20's" (1960), "Surfside 6" (1960), "Bronco" (1958) and "77 Sunset Strip" (1958).  Peter also was cast as a regular on "Maverick" (1957).
He did a couple more films for Warner Brothers and then took on some more television roles before returning his focus to a stage career.  He took a break from acting when he found out his only son, Christopher from his wife Diane Bourne whom he wed in 1960 was suffering from acute myeloid leukemia and two years later Christopher passed away.
Peter did return to acting after the loss of his son working on such films as "Terminal City Ricochet" (1990), "Decoy" (1995) and "Enemy Action" (1999).  He currently remains married and lives with his wife in Vancouver, British Columbia and writes a column for Wildwest Westerns magazine.   


2004 Jiminy Glick in Lalawood
2002 John Doe
1999 Enemy Action
1998 The New Batman Adventures
1997 L.A. Heat
1996 Lulu
1996 The Outer Limits
1995 Decoy
1993 Sworn to Vengeance
1993 The Unnamable II: The Statement of Randolph Carter
1991 Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus
1991 I Still Dream of Jeannie
1991 Highway 61
1990 Terminal City Ricochet
1981-1985 The Fall Guy 
1983 Masquerade
1982 General Hospital 
1979-1982 Fantasy Island 
1982 The Sword and the Sorcerer 
1981 The Dukes of Hazzard
1980 The Incredible Hulk 
1979 The Secret Empire 
1978 Vega$ 
1978 Black Beauty
1977 The Six Million Dollar Man
1975 S.W.A.T.
1974 Benji 
1974 McMillan & Wife
1973 A Man for Hanging
1973 Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law
1972 Mission: Impossible
1971 Alias Smith and Jones
1964-1970 The Virginian
1965-1969 The Big Valley 
1965 The Glory Guys 
1965 Kraft Suspense Theatre
1963-1965 Perry Mason
1965 Branded
1964 Bonanza
1963 Mr. Novak 
1963 The Outer Limits 
1963 Shock Corridor
1963 The Crawling Hand
1963 Hootenanny Hoot
1958-1963 Gunsmoke
1958-1962 77 Sunset Strip
1961-1962 Cheyenne
1962 The Gallant Men
1958-1962 Lawman
1962 Lad: A Dog 
1961-1962 Surfside 6 
1960-1962 Maverick
1960-1962 Hawaiian Eye
1962 Red Nightmare
1961 The Roaring 20's
1961 Portrait of a Mobster
1961 Bronco
1960 Sugarfoot
1959-1960 Black Saddle
1960 The Beatniks
1959 Sea Hunt
1959 The Wild and the Innocent
1958-1959 Zane Grey Theater 
1958 U.S. Marshal
1958 The Restless Gun
1958 I Want to Live!
1958 Wagon Train
1958 Have Gun - Will Travel
1958 Highway Patrol
1958 Tombstone Territory
1958 Thunder Road 
1958 The Court of Last Resort
1957 The Gray Ghost
1956 Sheriff of Cochise 

Matinee Classics - Black Saddle starring Peter Breck
Matinee Classics - Red Nightmare starring Jack Kelly, Jeanne Cooper, Peter Brown, Pat Woodell, Andrew Duggan, Peter Breck, Robert Conrad, Mike Road and Jack Webb
Matinee Classics - The Beatniks starring Tony Travis, Karen Kadler, Peter Breck, Joyce Terry, Bob Wells, Sam Edwards and Charles Delaney

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