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Walter Coy ACTOR


Walter Coy was born on July 31st, 1909 in Great Falls, Montana with the middle name Darwin.  Coy is most well known for narrating the western series, "Frontier" that aired on NBC between 1955 and 1956.

Some of the fifteen episodes he narrated included, "Cattle Drive to Casper", "In Nebraska", "Tomas and the Widow" and "Paper Gunman" among others.

His career as an actor began as a stage performer and eventually he began appearing on Broadway in the 1930's and remained working as a Broadway actor up until 1948.  By the early 1950's he had broken into the film industry and was adding such credits as, "Barricade" (1950) starring Dane Clark, Ruth Roman, Raymond Massey and Robert Douglas, "Colt .45" (1950) starring alongside Randolph Scott, Ruth Roman, Zachary Scott, Alan Hale Sr. and Lloyd Bridges, "Under Mexicali Stars" (1950) starring Rex Allen, Dorothy Patrick and Roy Barcroft and "FBI Girl" (1951) starring Cesar Romero, George Brent, Audrey Totter, Tom Drake, Raymond Burr and Joi Lansing.

Along with early film work he began adding some television credits such as, "China Smith", "Gruen Guild Theater" and "Racket Squad".  Over the course of his career in the industry he would mostly focus on work as a television actor with occasional film roles in, "The Lusty Men" (1952) Susan Hayward, Robert Mitchum, Arthur Kennedy, Frank Faylen and Arthur Hunnicutt, "So Big" (1953) starring Jane Wyman, Sterling Hayden, Richard Beymer, Tommy Rettig, Steve Forrest, Martha Hyer, Nancy Olson and Roland Winters, "Sign of the Pagan" (1954) starring with Jeff Chandler, Jack Palance, Leo Gordon, Michael Ansara, Rita Gam, Jeff Morrow and Howard Petrie, "Wichita" (1955) starring Joel McCrea, Vera Miles, Jack Elam, Wallace Ford, Lloyd Bridges, Peter Graves, Robert J. Wilke, Edgar Buchanan and Keith Larsen, "The Searchers" (1956) starring alongside John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Natalie Wood, Henry Brandon, Ward Bond, John Qualen, Vera Miles, Ken Curtis, Hank Worden, Pippa Scott, Patrick Wayne and Harry Carey Jr., "Juvenile Jungle" (1958) also starring Corey Allen, Rebecca Welles and Richard Bakalyan, "The Gunfight at Dodge City" (1959) starring Joel McCrea, Julie Adams, John McIntire, Harry Lauter, Nancy Gates, Richard Anderson and James Westerfield and "Five Guns to Tombstone" (1960) starring James Brown, John Wilder and Willis Bouchey.

Coy appeared on over one hundred television series such as, "Bonanza", "Lassie", "The Deputy", "Lock Up", "The Big Valley", "Maverick", "Lawman", "Boston Blackie", "Wagon Train", "Bat Masterson", "Stories of the Century", "The Lone Ranger", "Sheriff of Cochise", "Tales of Wells Fargo", "Bronco", "The Rough Riders", "The Loretta Young Show", "Have Gun - Will Travel", "Rocky Jones, Space Ranger", "The Public Defender", "The Adventures of Jim Bowie", "The Virginian", "The Wild Wild West", "Overland Trail", "Pony Express", "Laramie" and Zane Grey Theatre" among many others.

Most recent roles included his work on the television series, "Daniel Boone" starring Fess Parker, between 1967 and 1970, portraying Chief Blackfish and appearances on the films, "Catlow" (1971) starring Yul Brynner, Richard Crenna and Leonard Nimoy and "Hay que matar a B." (1975).

He married a total of twice throughout his lifetime, first to Anne Burr in 1942 but this marriage soon came to an end and he then wed Ruth E. Harburger in 1969, however another short marriage came to an end in 1971.

Walter Coy did not re-marry, nor did he have any children of his own and on December 11th, 1974 Coy passed away at the age of sixty five, in Santa Maria, California after suffering from congestive heart failure.  


1975         Hay que matar a B.
1972         Vendetta
1971         Catlow
1967-1970     Daniel Boone
1966-1969     The Big Valley 
1967-1969     The Virginian 
1968         The Wild Wild West 
1968         The Outcasts
1968         I Spy
1967         Ironside
1967         The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
1967         El magnifico extranjero
1967         Laredo
1959-1966     Lassie
1964         The Defenders 
1964         A Flame in the Wind
1957-1964     Wagon Train 
1964         East Side/West Side
1964         I Eat Your Skin
1959-1963     Bonanza
1958-1963     Perry Mason 
1963         McKeever & the Colonel 
1963         Hazel
1957-1962     Tales of Wells Fargo 
1958-1962     Bronco 
1959-1961     Rawhide 
1961         Gun Fight
1961         Lock Up 
1961         Coronado 9 
1960         Five Guns to Tombstone
1956-1960     Cheyenne
1960         The Barbara Stanwyck Show
1960         Two Faces West
1959-1960     The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp 
1960         Bat Masterson
1960         Rescue 8 
1960         Overland Trail
1959-1960     Laramie 
1960         The Texan
1960         Hotel de Paree
1960         Cash McCall
1960         Maverick 
1960         The Man from Blackhawk 
1960         Pony Express
1960         Shotgun Slade
1960         M Squad
1959         The Deputy
1959         Wanted: Dead or Alive 
1959         Mike Hammer
1959         Tightrope 
1959         North by Northwest
1959         The Gunfight at Dodge City
1957-1959     The Lineup
1959         Yancy Derringer
1959         The Rough Riders 
1959         Warlock
1959         Gunmen from Laredo
1959         Lawman 
1959         Have Gun - Will Travel
1959         Alcoa Theatre
1957-1959     The Restless Gun
1959         The Trap
1959         Mackenzie's Raiders 
1958         Trackdown 
1958         Cimarron City 
1958         Goodyear Theatre
1958         South Seas Adventure
1958         Whirlybirds 
1957-1958     Zane Grey Theatre 
1958         Panic!
1958         Juvenile Jungle
1956-1958     State Trooper
1958         U.S. Marshal aka Sheriff of Cochise
1956-1957     Telephone Time 
1957         Code 3 
1957         The Adventures of Jim Bowie 
1957         Johnny Tremain
1956-1957     Navy Log 
1957         Hot Summer Night
1956-1957     The 20th Century-Fox Hour 
1956         Pillars of the Sky
1953-1956     Schlitz Playhouse
1956         The Young Guns
1956         Screen Directors Playhouse
1956         The Fastest Gun Alive
1956         Front Row Center
1956         Crossroads
1956         On the Threshold of Space
1956         Crusader 
1956         The Searchers
1955-1956     Frontier
1956         TV Reader's Digest 
1956         Matinee Theatre
1955-1956     Four Star Playhouse 
1953-1956     You Are There
1955         Steve Donovan, Western Marshal
1955         Running Wild
1953-1955     The Loretta Young Show
1955         Science Fiction Theatre
1955         Wichita
1955         The Star and the Story 
1955         Cult of the Cobra
1955         Studio 57 
1954-1955     Cavalcade of America 
1955         The Millionaire
1954-1955     The Public Defender 
1955         The Lone Ranger
1955         The Adventures of Falcon
1954         Sign of the Pagan
1951-1954     Fireside Theatre
1954         Rocky Jones, Space Ranger
1954         Stories of the Century
1954         Them!
1954         Phantom of the Rue Morgue
1953-1954     The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse
1953         The Revlon Mirror Theater
1953         All the Brothers Were Valiant
1953         So Big
1953         Boston Blackie
1951-1953     Family Theatre
1953         City Detective 
1952         Flat Top
1952         The Lusty Men
1952         China Smith 
1952         Bugles in the Afternoon
1952         Gruen Guild Theater 
1951         Racket Squad
1951         FBI Girl
1950         Under Mexicali Stars
1950         Saddle Tramp
1950         Colt .45
1950         Barricade
1936         Love Letters of a Star

Matinee Classics - The Lone Wolf Radio Show starring Walter Coy
Matinee Classics - Running Wild starring William Campbell, Mamie Van Doren, Keenan Wynn, Kathleen Case, Jan Merlin, John Saxon, Walter Coy, Grayce Mills, Chris Randall and Michael Fox
Matinee Classics - So Big starring Jane Wyman, Sterling Hayden, Steve Forrest, Nancy Olson, Walter Coy, Elisabeth Fraser, Jacques Aubuchon, Martha Hyer, Roland Winters, Ruth Swanson, Richard Beymer and Tommy Rettig
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