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Royal Dano ACTOR


Royal Dano was born on November 16th 1922 in New York City, New York with the birth name Royal Edward Dano Sr.  At the age of twelve he left home and lived in such states as Texas, Florida and California.  He was convinced by his father to keep his education going as long as he could continue to travel.  After graduating from New York University he began his pursuit of a career in acting.
During World War II he performed as part of the 44th Special Service Provisional Company and then began to find work as a stage actor in New York.  His Broadway debut was in a production of, "Finian's Rainbow" where he received a nomination by the New York's Critics Circle as one of the Promising Actors of 1949.
Soon he was working in the film industry mostly on westerns and mystery films.  Some of his film roles were on, "Moby Dick" (1956), "The 7 Faces of Dr. Lao" (1964), "The Red Badge of Courage" (1954) starring Audie Murphy, "King of Kings" (1961), "The Fugitive" (1964) and "Welcome to Hard Times" (1967) and Cahill, U.S. Marshall (1973) starring John Wayne.

Along with working as a film actor, he made numerous television appearances on such series as, "Have Gun - Will Travel", "Bonanza", "Justice", "The Lloyd Bridges Show", "The Legend of Jesse James", "The Rifleman", "Daniel Boone", "The FBI" and "Death Valley Days" among many others.
He also did voice over work for Walt Disney's, "Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln" and also portrayed Abraham Lincoln on the "Omnibus" television series.
Dano married only one time and has two children, Rick and Royal Edward Dano Jr.  His son, Rick Dano went on to pursue a career as a working actor as well.     
Royal Dano passed away on may 15th, 1994 in Los Angeles, California after suffering from a heart attack which was caused by a previous car accident he was in at the age of seventy one.  He is interred at the Los Angeles National Cemetery in Los Angeles, California.


1993 The Dark Half
1991 Joey Takes a Cab
1990 Twin Peaks
1990 Spaced Invaders
1988 Ghoulies II 
1988 Killer Klowns from Outer Space 
1988 Once Upon a Texas Train 
1987 House II: The Second Story 
1987 LBJ: The Early Years 
1986 Red Headed Stranger 
1986 Amazing Stories
1985 Cocaine Wars
1984 Teachers
1983 The Mississippi
1983 The Right Stuff 
1983 Murder One, Dancer 0 
1983 Something Wicked This Way Comes
1983 CHiPs
1983 Will There Really Be a Morning? 
1982 Hammett
1982 Fantasy Island
1981 Take This Job and Shove It
1979-1981 Little House on the Prairie
1981 Joe Dancer: The Big Trade
1979 The Last Ride of the Dalton Gang 
1979 In Search of Historic Jesus 
1979 Strangers: The Story of a Mother and Daughter 
1977-1979 Quincy, M.E. 
1978 Greatest Heroes of the Bible 
1978 Crash
1978 Donner Pass: The Road to Survival 
1978 The One Man Jury 
1978 How the West Was Won 
1978 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysterie
1978 Hughes and Harlow: Angels in Hell 
1977 Murder in Peyton Place 
1977 Bad Georgia Road 
1977 ABC Weekend Specials
1977 How the West Was Won
1976 The Killer Inside Me
1976 The Quest 
1976 Drum
1976 The Outlaw Josey Wales 
1976 Police Woman
1972-1976 Emergency!
1974-1975 Police Story
1975 Capone 
1975 The Wild Party
1975 Huckleberry Finn
1975 Adam-12 
1974 Big Bad Mama
1974 Planet of the Apes
1974 Doc Elliot
1973 Cannon
1973 Electra Glide in Blue
1973 Cahill, U.S. Marshal
1973 Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies
1973 Kung Fu
1973 Messiah of Evil
1973 Howzer
1972 Banyon
1972 Moon of the Wolf
1972 The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid
1972 The Culpepper Cattle Co.
1972 The Manhunter
1972 Rod Serling's Night Gallery
1972 Decisions! Decisions!
1971 Chandler 
1971 Skin Game
1955-1971 Gunsmoke 
1971 Machismo: 40 Graves for 40 Guns 
1971 Alias Smith and Jones
1971 Slingshot 
1970 Hawaii Five-O
1970 Run, Simon, Run
1967-1970 The F.B.I.
1965-1970 Death Valley Days
1969 Then Came Bronson
1969 The Undefeated
1969 My World and Welcome to It 
1969 Death of a Gunfighter 
1966-1969 The Big Valley
1968 The Outcasts
1968 If He Hollers, Let Him Go! 
1967-1968 The Guns of Will Sonnett 
1968 Cowboy in Africa 
1968 Day of the Evil Gun
1967 Cimarron Strip
1967 Hondo 
1966-1967 Daniel Boone 
1967 The Last Challenge 
1967 Welcome to Hard Times 
1962-1967 Bonanza 
1967 Pistols 'n' Petticoats 
1966-1967 Iron Horse 
1966 The Dangerous Days of Kiowa Jones 
1962-1966 The Virginian
1966 Lost in Space 
1966 Gunpoint 
1965 The Long, Hot Summer 
1965 The Legend of Jesse James 
1962-1965 Rawhide 
1964 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour 
1964 The Fugitive 
1964 7 Faces of Dr. Lao 
1964 The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters 
1964 Ben Casey
1963 Mr. Novak
1963 Temple Houston
1959-1963 Wagon Train
1963 Savage Sam
1963 The Dakotas
1962 Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol
1962 The Lloyd Bridges Show
1960-1962 Tales of Wells Fargo
1961-1962 Target: The Corruptors
1959-1962 The Rifleman
1962 The New Breed
1961 Frontier Circus
1961 King of Kings
1961 Zane Grey Theater 
1961 Posse from Hell 
1959-1961 The Rebel 
1961 Route 66
1961 Have Gun - Will Travel
1961 Gunslinger
1960 Cimarron 
1960 The Case of the Dangerous Robin
1960 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
1960 Tate
1957-1960 Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1960 Johnny Ringo 
1959 Hound-Dog Man 
1959 Hotel de Paree 
1959 Wanted: Dead or Alive 
1959 Face of Fire
1959 The Boy and the Bridge
1959 These Thousand Hills 
1959 The Loretta Young Show 
1959 Never Steal Anything Small
1959 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse
1958 Man of the West
1958 Decision
1958 Handle with Care
1958 Saddle the Wind
1956-1958 Climax! 
1957 The Restless Gun 
1957 The Millionaire 
1957 The Web 
1957 Man in the Shadow
1957 Trooper Hook 
1957 Schlitz Playhouse 
1957 Father Knows Best 
1957 Wire Service 
1957 All Mine to Give 
1957 Playhouse 90 
1957 Crime of Passion 
1956 G.E. True Theater 
1956 Tension at Table Rock
1956 Santiago 
1956 Moby Dick
1956 The 20th Century-Fox Hour 
1956 Tribute to a Bad Man 
1956 Cavalry Patrol 
1955 The Trouble with Harry 
1955 Camera Three 
1952-1955 Studio One in Hollywood 
1954 Justice 
1954 Armstrong Circle Theatre
1954 You Are There 
1954 The Far Country
1954 Johnny Guitar 
1954 The Man Behind the Badge 
1954 The Motorola Television Hour 
1954 The United States Steel Hour 
1949-1954 Suspense 
1954 Ponds Theater 
1954 The Web
1952-1953 Omnibus 
1952 Carrie 
1952 Bend of the River 
1951 Flame of Araby
1951 Celanese Theatre 
1951 The Red Badge of Courage
1951 Under the Gun 
1950 Lux Video Theatre
1950 Undercover Girl
1950 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse 

Matinee Classics - The Undefeated starring John Wayne, Rock Hudson, Roman Gabriel, Antonio Aguilar, Lee Meriwether, Melissa Newman, Marian McCargo, Merlin Olsen, Bruce Cabot, Jan-Michael Vincent, Ben Johnson, Edward Faulkner, Harry Carey Jr., Paul Fix, Royal Dano, Richard Mulligan, John Agar and Dub Taylor
Matinee Classics - The Wild Party starring James Coco, Raquel Welch, Perry King, David Dukes, Tiffany Bolling and Royal Dano
Matinee Classics - Man in the Shadow starring Jeff Chandler, Orson Welles, Colleen Miller, Ben Alexander, James Gleason, Royal Dano, Paul Fix and Leo Gordon
Matinee Classics - Messiah of Evil starring Michael Greer, Mariana Hill, Joy Bang, Anitra Ford, Royal Dano, Elisha Cook Jr. and Charles Dierkop
Matinee Classics - Moon of the Wolf starring David Janssen, Barbara Rush, Bradford Dillman, Nohn Beradino, Geoffrey Lewis and Royal Dano
Matinee Classics - The Red Badge of Courage starring Audie Murphy, Bill Mauldin, Douglas Dick, Royal Dano, John Dierkes, Arthur Hunnicutt, Tim Durant, Andy Devine and Robert Easton
Matinee Classics - Skin Game starring James Garner, Louis Gossett Jr., Susan Clark, Brenda Sykes, Edward Asner, Andrew Duggan, Henry Jones, Neva Patterson, Parley Baer, George Tyne, Royal Dano, Pat O'Malley, Joel Fluellen, Napoleon Whiting and Juanita Moore
Matinee Classics - Tension at Table Rock starring Richard Egan, Dorothy Malone, Cameron Mitchell, Billy Chapin, Royal Dano, Edward Andrews, John Dehner, DeForest Kelley, Joe De Santis, Angie Dickinson and Lauren Chapin
Matinee Classics - The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn starring Tony Randall, Archie Moore, Eddie Hodges, Patty McCormack, Neville Brand, Mickey Shaughnessy, Judy Canova, Andy Devine, Sherry Jackson, Buster Keaton, Finlay Currie, Josephine Hutchinson, Parley Baer, John Carradine and Royal Dano
Matinee Classics - The Far Country starring James Stewart, Walter Brennan, Corinne Calvet, Ruth Roman, John McIntyre, Jay C. Flippen, Harry Morgan, Steve Brodie, Connie Gilchrist, Robert J. Wilke, Chubby Johnson, Royal Dano, Jack Elam, Kathleen Freeman and Connie Van

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