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Ray Teal ACTOR

Ray Teal was born on January 12th, 1902 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  He is most well known to many from his role as Sheriff Roy Coffey on the television series, "Bonanza".  His career in entertainment began first as a musician playing the sax in a number of bands locally. 

After high school he went on to study at UCLA and upon earning his degree, he chose to enter an acting profession.  Early on in his career he played minor roles in such films as, "Sweetheart of the Navy" (1937) starring Eric Linden, Cecilia Parker, Eddy Waller, Jason Robards Sr. and Roger Imhof, "Radio Patrol" (1937) starring Grant Withers, Kay Hughes, C. Montague Shaw, Wheeler Oakman, Jack Mulhall, Earle Dwire and Harry Davenport, "Zorro Rides Again" (1937) starring John Carroll, Reed Howes, Richard Alexander, Helen Christian, Nigel De Brulier, Jack Ingram, Tom London, Edmund Cobb, Noah Beery Sr. and Duncan Renaldo and "Give Me a Sailor" (1938) starring Martha Raye, Bob Hope, Betty Grable, Jack Whiting and Clarence Kolb. 

As his career in the industry progressed he began appearing in more prominent films such as, "Western Jamboree" (1938) starring Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Jean Rouverol and Kermit Maynard, "Northwest Passage" (1940) starring Spencer Tracy, Robert Young, Walter Brennan, Ruth Hussey, Robert Barrat, Lumsden Hare, Addison Richards, Donald MacBride, Nat Pendleton, Isabel Jewell, Montague Love, Lester Matthews, Truman Bradley and Regis Toomey, "The Bandit of Sherwood Forest" (1940) starring Cornel Wilde, Anita Louise, Jill Esmond, Edgar Buchanan, George Macready, Russell Hicks, Lloyd Carrigan, Henry Daniell and Miles Mander, "The Best Years of Our Lives" (1946) starring Fredric March, Myrna Loy, Dana Andrews, Teresa Wright, Virginia Mayo, Cathy O'Donnell, Hoagy Carmichael, Gladys George, Ray Collins, Don Beddoe, Harold Russell and Steve Cochran, "Driftwood" (1947) starring Ruth Warrick, Walter Brennan, Dean Jagger, Charlotte Greenwood, Natalie Wood, H. B. Warner, Jerome Cowan, Francis Ford, Alan Napier, Howland Chamberlain, Hobart Cavanaugh and Margaret Hamilton, "Daredevils of the Clouds" (1948) starring Robert Livingston, Mae Clarke and James Cardwell, Jimmie Dodd, Grant Withers and Robert J. Wilke, "Once More, My Darling" (1949) starring Robert Montgomery, Ann Blyth, Jane Cowl, Taylor Holmes, Roland Winters, Steven Geray, Lillian Randolph, Charles McGraw and Don Beddoe, "Winchester '73" (1950) starring alongside starring James Stewart, Shelley Winters, and Stephen McNally, Dan Duryea, Rock Hudson, Steve Brodie, Jay C. Flippen, Tony Curtis, Millard Mitchell, John McIntire, James Best, Will Geer and Charles Drake, "Quicksand" (1950) starring Mickey Rooney, Jeanne Cagney, Peter Lorre, Taylor Holmes, Jack Elam and Barbara Bates, "The Men" (1950) starring Marlon Brando, Teresa Wright, Jack Webb, Richard Erdman and Everett Sloane, "Ace in the Hole" (1951) starring Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, Robert Arthur, Porter Hall, Frank Cady and Richard Benedict, "The Wild One" (1953) starring Marlon Brando, Mary Murphy, Lee Marvin, Robert Keith, Hugh Sanders, Gil Stratton, Will Wright, Jay C. Flippen, Peggy Maley, Timothy Carey, Angela Stevens, John Doucette and Pat O'Malley, "The Indian Fighter" (1955) starring Kirk Douglas, Elsa Martinelli, Walter Matthau, Diana Douglas, Walter Abel, Harry Landers, Lane Chandler, Elisha Cook Jr., Hank Worden, Edward Franz, Lon Chaney Jr., Frank Cady, Alan Hale Jr. and Robert 'Buzz' Henry, "One-Eyed Jacks" (1961) starring Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Slim Pickens, Katy Jurado, Pina Pellicer and Ben Johnson, "Judgment at Nuremberg" (1961) with an ensemble cast including Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark, Maximilian Schell, Werner Klemperer, Karl Swenson, Alan Baxter, Marlene Dietrich, Judy Garland, William Shatner and Montgomery Clift and "Chisum" (1970) starring John Wayne, Forrest Tucker, Christopher George, Ben Johnson, Glenn Corbett, Geoffrey Deuel, Andrew Prine, Bruce Cabot, Patric Knowles, Pamela McMyler, Lynda Day George, Robert Donner, John Agar, John Mitchum, Gregg Palmer and Richard Jaeckel.
Over the course of his career he added over three hundred television and film credits to his resume, although many were un-credited, he did make quite a name for himself as a television actor.

He appeared in numerous television series such as, "The Lone Ranger", "Green Acres", "Cheyenne", "Tales of Wells Fargo", "Wagon Train", "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet", "Where's Raymond?", "Bat Masterson", "Our Miss Brooks", "Telephone Time", "The Adventures of Jim Bowie", "The Frank Sinatra Show", "Men Into Space", "Crossroads", "Alfred Hitchcock Presents", "Lassie", "Bus Stop", "Dennis the Menace", "Twilight Zone", "The Fugitive", "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show", "Perry Mason", "Rawhide", "The Doris Day Show" and his final acting role was in the television movie, "The Hanged Man" (1974) starring Steve Forrest, Cameron Mitchell, Sharon Acker, Will Geer, Barbara Luna and Dean Jagger.

Ray Teal passed away at the age of seventy four on April 2nd, 1976 from natural causes in Santa Monica, California. 


1974         The Hanged Man 
1960-1972     Bonanza
1960-1971     Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 
1971         Hacksaw 
1970         Chisum
1970         The Liberation of L.B. Jones
1969         The Doris Day Show
1956-1967     Lassie 
1966         The Monroes
1966         Green Acres
1966         I Dream of Jeannie
1964         Taggart
1964         The Rogues 
1964         Bullet for a Badman
1964         The Lieutenant 
1958-1963     77 Sunset Strip 
1961-1963     Rawhide 
1963         Perry Mason
1963         The Fugitive 
1963         Cattle King
1963         Twilight Zone
1962-1963     The Wide Country
1962         A Girl Named Tamiko
1955-1962     Cheyenne 
1962         Empire 
1962         Everglades
1957-1962     Maverick 
1957-1962     Wagon Train
1962         87th Precinct
1962         Dennis the Menace 
1962         Route 66 
1962         Bus Stop 
1955-1961     Alfred Hitchcock Presents 
1961         Judgment at Nuremberg
1961         Ada
1961         Lawman
1961         Posse from Hell
1961         One-Eyed Jacks
1961         The Absent Minded Professor
1961         The Case of the Dangerous Robin 
1961         The Americans 
1960         Riverboat 
1960         Thriller
1960         Klondike
1959-1960     Bat Masterson
1960         Inherit the Wind
1959-1960     Colt .45
1960         Home from the Hill
1959         Men Into Space
1959         The Alaskans
1959         Bronco 
1959         The Rifleman
1959         G.E. True Theater
1959         Laramie 
1959         Markham 
1959         Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse 
1958         The Texan 
1958         Wanted: Dead or Alive
1957-1958     Trackdown 
1958         Cimarron City 
1958         The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet
1958         The Californians
1958         Girl on the Run
1958         Gunman's Walk
1958         Gunsmoke 
1958         The Adventures of McGraw 
1958         Saddle the Wind
1958         Man Without a Gun 
1958         The Restless Gun
1957-1958     Tales of Wells Fargo 
1958         The Frank Sinatra Show 
1958         Zorro 
1956-1957     Broken Arrow 
1957         The Tall Stranger
1957         Decision at Sundown
1957         Casey Jones 
1957         Telephone Time 
1957         The Wayward Girl
1957         Band of Angels
1957         The Oklahoman
1957         The Millionaire
1957         The Guns of Fort Petticoat
1957         The Phantom Stagecoach
1957         The Big Caper
1957         Panic
1957         Conflict 
1955-1957     The 20th Century-Fox Hour 
1957         Utah Blaine
1957         Circus Boy 
1957         Wire Service 
1953-1956     Cavalcade of America 
1955-1956     Schlitz Playhouse 
1956         The Adventures of Jim Bowie 
1956         The Young Guns
1956         The Burning Hills
1956         Canyon River
1956         Crossroads 
1956         Screen Directors Playhouse 
1956         Chevron Hall of Stars 
1955         The Indian Fighter
1955         Frontier 
1955         The Desperate Hours
1955         Apache Ambush
1950-1955     The Lone Ranger
1955         The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show 
1955         Run for Cover
1955         The Man from Bitter Ridge
1955         Rage at Dawn
1955         The Public Defender 
1954         Studio 57 
1954         Our Miss Brooks
1954         Rogue Cop
1954         About Mrs. Leslie
1954         Lucky Me
1954         The Command
1954         Waterfront
1953         The Wild One
1953         Where's Raymond
1953         Ambush at Tomahawk Gap
1953         Your Jeweler's Showcase 
1952         The Turning Point
1952         Hangman's Knot
1952         Montana Belle
1952         Cattle Town
1952         Carrie
1952         Jumping Jacks
1952         The Lion and the Horse
1952         The Captive City
1952         Flaming Feather
1952         The Wild North
1951         Distant Drums
1951         Tomorrow Is Another Day
1951         The Secret of Convict Lake
1951         Fort Worth
1951         Ace in the Hole
1951         Lorna Doone
1951         Home Town Story
1951         Along the Great Divide
1951         The Redhead and the Cowboy
1951         Oh! Susanna
1951         The Great Missouri Raid
1950         Southside 1-1000
1950         Convicted
1950         When You're Smiling
1950         The Petty Girl
1950         No Way Out
1950         Edge of Doom
1950         Our Very Own
1950         The Men
1950         Where Danger Lives
1950         Winchester '73
1950         The Asphalt Jungle
1950         Harbor of Missing Men
1950         Quicksand
1950         The Kid from Texas
1950         Gun Crazy
1950         Ambush
1950         Davy Crockett, Indian Scout
1949         Samson and Delilah
1949         Oh, You Beautiful Doll
1949         Rusty's Birthday
1949         Once More, My Darling
1949         Blondie Hits the Jackpot
1949         Mr. Soft Touch
1949         Scene of the Crime
1949         The Great Gatsby
1949         Kazan
1949         It Happens Every Spring
1949         Streets of Laredo
1949         Bad Boy
1949         Hello Out There 
1948         One Sunday Afternoon
1948         Whispering Smith
1948         An Act of Murder
1948         The Countess of Monte Cristo
1948         Joan of Arc
1948         The Snake Pit
1948         Road House
1948         Black Eagle
1948         Walk a Crooked Mile
1948         The Man from Colorado
1948         Tropical Masquerade 
1948         Daredevils of the Clouds
1948         Hazard
1948         Raw Deal
1948         I Wouldn't Be in Your Shoes
1948         Fury at Furnace Creek
1948         The Black Arro
1948         The Miracle of the Bells
1948         The Mating of Millie
1948         Black Bart
1948         Tenth Avenue Angel
1947         Killer McCoy
1947         Road to Rio
1947         High Wall
1947         Roses Are Red
1947         The Fabulous Texan
1947         Louisiana
1947         Unconquered
1947         Driftwood
1947         Desert Fury
1947         Deep Valley
1947         Brute Force
1947         Northwest Outpost
1947         Champagne for Two 
1947         Cheyenne
1947         The Long Night
1947         My Favorite Brunette
1947         Pursued
1947         Undercover Maisie
1947         Scooper Dooper
1947         The Sea of Grass
1947         Ramrod
1947         The Michigan Kid
1947         Dead Reckoning
1946         Till the Clouds Roll By
1946         The Best Years of Our Lives
1946         Lady Luck
1946         The Strange Woman
1946         Three Wise Fools
1946         Decoy
1946         The Missing Lady
1946         Canyon Passage
1946         Strange Voyage
1946         Deadline for Murder
1946         Dangerous Business
1946         The Runaround
1946         Blonde Alibi
1946         The Bandit of Sherwood Forest
1946         A Letter for Evie
1946         The Harvey Girls
1946         The Fighting Guardsman
1945         Adventure
1945         Snafu
1945         Captain Kidd
1945         Don't Fence Me In
1945         A Gun in His Hand
1945         Shady Lady
1945         Ziegfeld Follies
1945         Along Came Jones
1945         Anchors Aweigh
1945         Wonder Man
1945         Back to Bataan
1945         Diamond Horseshoe
1945         Circumstantial Evidence
1945         Sudan
1945         The Clock
1945         Keep Your Powder Dry
1945         Main Street After Dark
1945         Film Tactics 
1945         The Thin Man Goes Home
1944         Gentle Annie
1944         Hollywood Canteen
1944         Nothing But Trouble
1944         The Princess and the Pirate
1944         The Missing Juror
1944         An American Romance
1944         Strange Affair
1944         Barbary Coast Gent
1944         The Soul of a Monster
1944         Cry of the Werewolf
1944         Maisie Goes to Reno
1944         Secret Command
1944         Wing and a Prayer
1944         U-Boat Prisoner
1944         Raiders of Ghost City
1944         Bathing Beauty
1944         Once Upon a Time
1944         Main Street Today
1944         See Here, Private Hargrove
1944         Song of Russia
1944         None Shall Escape
1943         Whistling in Brooklyn
1943         Lost Angel
1943         Madame Curie
1943         The Heat's On
1943         The North Star
1943         The Chance of a Lifetime
1943         Dangerous Blondes
1943         Thousands Cheer
1943         Ode to Victory
1943         Crime Doctor
1943         Prairie Chickens
1943         A Gentle Gangster
1943         She Has What It Takes
1943         Slightly Dangerous
1943         The Youngest Profession
1942         Tennessee Johnson
1942         Northwest Rangers
1942         Apache Trail
1942         Overland Mail
1942         Secret Enemies
1942         Escape from Crime
1942         Calling Dr. Gillespie
1942         The Big Shot
1942         Fingers at the Window
1942         Captain Midnight
1942         Wild Bill Hickok Rides
1942         Nazi Agent
1942         Woman of the Year
1942         The Bugle Sounds
1942         Don Winslow of the Navy
1941         Unholy Partners
1941         They Died with Their Boots On
1941         Shadow of the Thin Man
1941         Honky Tonk
1941         Sergeant York
1941         They Met in Bombay
1941         Billy the Kid
1941         Ziegfeld Girl
1941         Outlaws of the Panhandle
1940         Kitty Foyle
1940         The Green Hornet Strikes Again!
1940         Trail of the Vigilantes
1940         Pony Post
1940         American Spoken Here 
1940         Melody Ranch
1940         The Trail Blazers
1940         Third Finger, Left Hand
1940         Cherokee Strip
1940         Prairie Schooners
1940         I Love You Again
1940         Gold Rush Maisie
1940         New Moon
1940         Adventures of Red Ryder
1940         Florian
1940         XXX Medico
1940         Viva Cisco Kid
1940         Strange Cargo
1940         Northwest Passage
1939         Star Reporter
1938         Western Jamboree
1938         Give Me a Sailor
1937         Zorro Rides Again
1937         Radio Patrol
1937         Sweetheart of the Navy

Matinee Classics - Joan of Arc starring Ingrid Bergman, James Lydon, Rand Brooks, Irene Rich, Ray Teal, George Zucco, Ward Bond, Leif Erickson, Jose Ferrer, J. Carroll Naish, Gene Lockhart, Cecil Kellaway, Morris Ankrum, William Conrad, Frank Puglia, I. Stanford Jolley and John Ireland
Matinee Classics - Rage at Dawn starring Randolph Scott, Forrest Tucker, Mala Powers, J. Carrol Naish, Edgar Buchanan, Myron Healey, Howard Petrie, Ray Teal, William Forrest, Denver Pyle, Trevor Bardette and Kenneth Tobey
Matinee Classics - One-Eyed Jacks starring Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Katy Jurado, Ben Johnson, Slim Pickens, Timothy Carey, Elisha Cook, Margarita Cordova and Ray Teal
Matinee Classics - Streets of Laredo starring William Holden, Macdonald Carey, Mona Freeman, William Bendix, Stanley Ridges, Alfonso Bedoya, Ray Teal, Clem Bevans, James Bell, Dick Foote, Joe Dominguez, Grandon Rhodes, Perry Ivins and Hank Bell
Matinee Classics - The Blessed Midnight starring Maureen O'Sullivan, Danny Richards Jr., David Saber, Virginia Gregg, Frances Bavier, Ray Teal and Victor Sutherland

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