Gentle Ben (1967-1969)
Adventure / Drama / Family
Bruno the Bear as Gentle Ben
Clint Howard as Mark Wedloe
Dennis Weaver as Tom Wedloe
Beth Brickell as Ellen Wedloe
Rance Howard as Henry Boomhauer
Angelo Rutherford as Willie (1968-1969)
Candy Candido as Gentle Ben's Voice
Patrick Newell as Gentle Ben (in a bear suit)
Gentle Ben aired on CBS for a total run of fifty six episodes from September 10th, 1967 to August 31st, 1969. It was based afer a children's novel by author Walt Morey from 1965. The book was about a friendship between a bear and a young boy taking place in the Florida Everglades . Later it was made into a television series and then a film for television. The television series was 30 minutes in length.
The show centered around a 650 pound friendly black bear nmed Ben and a young boy named Mark played by Clint Howard (actor and director Ron Howard's younger brother) and his father Tom played by Dennis Weaver. A hunter wants the bear dead but the young boy and bear have such a loveable bond that nothing will get inbetween them.
Actors: Dennis Weaver