Pernell Roberts

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Pernell Elven Roberts Jr. was an American stage, film and television actor, as well as a singer. In addition to guest-starring in over 60 television series, he was best known for his roles as Ben Cartwright's eldest son Adam Cartwright on the Western television series Bonanza (1959–1965), and as chief surgeon Dr. John McIntyre, the title character on Trapper John, M.D. (1979–1986).

Pernell Elven Roberts Jr. was an American stage, film and television actor, as well as a singer. In addition to guest-starring in over 60 television series, he was best known for his roles as Ben Cartwright's eldest son Adam Cartwright on the Western television series Bonanza (1959–1965), and as chief surgeon Dr. John McIntyre, the title character on Trapper John, M.D. (1979–1986).

Birth Name

Pernell Elven Roberts Jr.

Born

Friday, 18 May 1928

Died

Sunday, 24 January 2010

Actor Filmography

Pioneers of Television Adam Cartwright from Bonanza (archive footage) 2008
Diagnosis Murder Dr. Elliott Valin, George Fallon 1993
FBI: The Untold Stories Himself - Host 1991
Donor Dr. Martingale 1990
Checkered Flag Andrew Valiant 1990
Perry Mason: The Case of the All-Star Assassin Thatcher Horton 1989
The Young Riders Hezekiah Horn 1989
Around the World in 80 Days Captain Speedy 1989
The Night Train to Kathmandu Prof. Harry Hadley-Smithe 1988
Realm of the Alligator Himself - Narrator (voice) 1986
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

Pioneers of Television Adam Cartwright from Bonanza (archive footage) 2008
Diagnosis Murder Dr. Elliott Valin, George Fallon 1993
FBI: The Untold Stories Himself - Host 1991
Donor Dr. Martingale 1990
Checkered Flag Andrew Valiant 1990
Perry Mason: The Case of the All-Star Assassin Thatcher Horton 1989
The Young Riders Hezekiah Horn 1989
Around the World in 80 Days Captain Speedy 1989
The Night Train to Kathmandu Prof. Harry Hadley-Smithe 1988
Realm of the Alligator Himself - Narrator (voice) 1986
High Noon, Part II: The Return of Will Kane Marshal J.D. Ward 1980
Trapper John, M.D. Trapper John McIntyre 1979
Hot Rod Sheriff Marsden 1979
Centennial General Asher 1978
The Paper Chase Professor Marc Justin 1978
The Magic Of Lassie Jamison 1978
Vega$ Mr. Logan, Pete Sedgewick 1978
Charlie Cobb: Nice Night for a Hanging Sherrif Yates 1977
The Love Boat Brian Mallory 1977
Westside Medical Walt Dahlman 1977
Man from Atlantis Clint Hollister 1977
The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries Detective Superintendant Molly, Fire Chief Madison 1977
The Feather and Father Gang Meminger 1976
Quincy M.E. Dr. Chester Banning, Sheriff Connelly 1976
Captains and the Kings Braithwaite 1976
The Quest Calder 1976
Paco Pompiho 1976
Spencer's Pilots Pete Sewell 1976
Bert D'Angelo/Superstar 1976
Jigsaw John Roger 1976
The Deadly Tower Lieutenant Lee 1975
Medical Story Dr. Louis Kinoy 1975
Bronk Collicos 1975
Dead Man on the Run Brock Dillon 1975
Ellery Queen Rosh Kaleel / Barney Groves / Maj. George Pearson 1975
Switch Barnes 1975
Baretta Johnny Hillman 1975
Police Woman Wagner 1974
Nakia 1974
The Rockford Files B.J. Anderson 1974
The Six Million Dollar Man Mark Wharton 1974
Police Story Charlie Rivas, Sgt. Sal Grosser 1973
Hawkins Senator Griffith 1973
Barnaby Jones Daniel Matthews 1973
Jigsaw Sgt. Gustafson 1972
The Streets of San Francisco Charley Finn 1972
Banacek Matthew Donniger 1972
Adventures of Nick Carter Neal Duncan 1972
The Sixth Sense Paul Pettigrew 1972
The Bravos Jackson Buckley 1972
Cannon Sid Cleary / Phil Denton 1971
Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law Ralph Foster 1971
Alias Smith and Jones Sam Finrock, Terence Tynan 1971
Night Gallery Joe Bellman (segment "The Tune in Dan's Cafe") 1970
San Francisco International Airport Jim Conrad 1970
The Odd Couple Billy Joe 1970
The Silent Gun Sam Benner 1969
The Bold Ones: The New Doctors Dr. Frank Bartell 1969
The David Frost Show Himself 1969
Marcus Welby, M.D. Roger, Tom Boyd 1969
Four Rode Out U.S. Marshal Ross 1969
Lancer Theodore Banning 1968
The Name of the Game Ernie Subich, Hank 1968
Hawaii Five-O Lon Phillips 1968
Mannix George Fallon 1967
Ironside Frank Vincent, Harry Blocker 1967
The Joey Bishop Show Himself 1967
CBS Playhouse Lenny Marshall 1967
Mission: Impossible Boomer, Chief Manuel Corba, Colonel Hans Krim, President Beyron Rurich 1966
The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. Joey Celeste 1966
The Wild Wild West Sean O'Reilley 1965
The Big Valley Ed Tanner, Patrick Madigan 1965
ABC's Nightlife Himself 1964
You Don't Say Himself 1963
The Match Game Himself - Team Captain 1962
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Himself - Guest 1962
The Merv Griffin Show Himself 1962
The Virginian Jim Boyer Sr., Stranger 1962
The Mike Douglas Show Himself - Actor 1961
The Errand Boy Adam Cartwright - Cameo 1961
The Detectives Rod Halleck 1959
Bonanza Adam Cartwright 1959
Ride Lonesome Sam Boone 1959
One Step Beyond Sgt. Vaill 1959
Cimarron City O'Hara 1958
77 Sunset Strip Tony Gray 1958
Lawman Fent Harley 1958
Bronco Dave Clayton 1958
Northwest Passage Captain Jacques Chavez 1958
Buckskin Oscar 1958
The Sheepman Chocktaw Neal 1958
Desire Under The Elms Peter Cabot 1958
Shirley Temple's Storybook Count DeSpard, Count Schoenfeld, Thorabore 1958
Tombstone Territory Johnny Coster 1957
Trackdown Bannion 1957
Sugarfoot Deuce Braden, Salt River Smith 1957
Have Gun - Will Travel Maury Travis 1957
Whirlybirds Reynolds 1957
Zane Grey Theater Jet Mason, Lew Banning 1956
Matinee Theatre Don John, Hassan 1955
Gunsmoke Dave Reeves, Nat Pilcher 1955
Climax! 1954
General Electric Theater Abner, Phil 1953
The Ed Sullivan Show Himself 1948
Kraft Theatre 1947

Producer Filmography

1981 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
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