Denver Pyle

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Denver Pyle
Birth name Denver Dell Pyle
Born May 11, 1920 in Bethune, Colorado, USA
Died December 25, 1997 in Burbank, California, USA from lung cancer
Sometimes credited as Denver D. Pyle
Notable Roles Uncle Jesse Duke in The Dukes of Hazzard
Notable Episodes
Awards star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Contents

Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Tammy Grandpa Tarleton 1965–1966 1
The Doris Day Show Buck Webb 1968–1970 1 2
Grizzly Adams Mad Jack 1977–1978 1 2
The Dukes of Hazzard Jesse Duke 1979–1985 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
The Roy Rogers Show Nash 1x05 - The Treasure of Howling Dog Canyon January 27, 1952
The Roy Rogers Show Bad Boy Wiley 1x23 - The Doublecrosser June 1, 1952
The Roy Rogers Show Zeke Miller 1x25 - Flying Bullets June 15, 1952
Annie Oakley 1x11 - Valley of the Shadows March 20, 1954
Annie Oakley 1x16 - Annie's Desert Adventure April 24, 1954
Gunsmoke Willie Calhoun 2x13 - Poor Pearl December 22, 1956
Tales of Wells Fargo Jack Powers 1x08 - Renegade Raiders May 20, 1957
Gunsmoke Hank Shinn 2x38 - Liar from Blackhawk June 22, 1957
Have Gun - Will Travel Clay Sommers 1x11 - The Colonel and the Lady November 23, 1957
Have Gun - Will Travel Pete Hollister 1x22 - The Singer February 8, 1958
Perry Mason Robert Crane 1x24 - The Case of the Deadly Double March 1, 1958
Have Gun - Will Travel Sid Morgan 2x16 - The Wager January 3, 1959
Gunsmoke Mike Blocker 4x25 - The Bear February 28, 1959
Bat Masterson Dan Morgan 1x21 - Marked Deck March 11, 1959
Lawman Glen Folsom 1x37 - The Conclave June 14, 1959
Have Gun - Will Travel McKay 3x04 - The Posse October 3, 1959
The Rifleman Henry Trumble 2x02 - Bloodlines October 6, 1959
The Rifleman Seth Mitchell 2x11 - The Legacy December 8, 1959
Perry Mason Tom Quincy 3x24 - The Case of the Ominous Outcast May 21, 1960
The Rifleman Harold Tenner 2x36 - The Hangman May 31, 1960
Have Gun - Will Travel Col. Celine 3x37 - Ransom June 4, 1960
Have Gun - Will Travel George Advent 4x06 - The Calf October 15, 1960
Gunsmoke Gus Mather 6x13 - The Wake December 10, 1960
Have Gun - Will Travel Croft 4x15 - The Mountebank December 24, 1960
The Rifleman George Tanner 3x28 - The Clarence Bibs Story April 4, 1961
Bronco Petrie Munger 3x10 - Guns of the Lawless May 8, 1961
Laramie
(credited as Denver D. Pyle)
Bailey 2x32 - Strange Company June 6, 1961
Perry Mason Tilden Stuart 5x01 - The Case of the Jealous Journalist September 2, 1961
Cheyenne (1955) 6x01 - Winchester Quarantine September 25, 1961
Bonanza Theodore Hackett (Featuring) 3x02 - Springtime October 1, 1961
Laramie
(credited as Denver D. Pyle)
Bates 3x03 - Siege at Jubilee October 10, 1961
National Velvet Jed "The Tramp" Corrigan 2x06 - The Tramp October 23, 1961
Bronco Mason 4x02 - Prince of Darkness November 6, 1961
The Rifleman Frank Hazlett 4x06 - The Decision November 6, 1961
The Detectives (1959) Bill Darien 3x07 - Beyond a Reasonable Doubt November 17, 1961
Perry Mason Emory Fillmore 5x13 - The Case of the Renegade Refugee December 9, 1961
Route 66 Wiley 2x15 - A Long Piece of Mischief January 19, 1962
Thriller (1960) Ortho Wheeler 2x20 - The Hollow Watcher February 12, 1962
Cain's Hundred Trask 1x24 - Savage in Darkness March 27, 1962
Ben Casey Dallas Hopewell 1x26 - Among Others a Girl Named Abilene April 2, 1962
Empire (1962) Tom Rawling 1x01 - The Day the Empire Stood Still September 25, 1962
Bonanza Sheriff Stedman 4x04 - A Hot Day for a Hanging October 14, 1962
Gunsmoke Blackjack Haggen 8x13 - Us Haggens December 8, 1962
Gunsmoke Aaron 8x36 - The Odyssey of Jubal Tanner May 18, 1963
Bonanza Sheriff Ed 4x33 - The Boss May 19, 1963
Bonanza Sheriff Ed 4x34 - Little Man... Ten Feet Tall May 26, 1963
Perry Mason Frank Honer 7x02 - The Case of the Shifty Shoe-Box October 3, 1963
Dr. Kildare R.E. Lenger 3x15 - A Willing Suspension of Disbelief January 9, 1964
The Twilight Zone Stu Tillman 5x18 - Black Leather Jackets January 31, 1964
Gunsmoke Pa 9x19 - No Hands February 8, 1964
Bonanza Marcus Caldwell 5x20 - Bullet for a Bride February 16, 1964
Gunsmoke Caleb Nash 10x04 - The Violators October 17, 1964
Gunsmoke Claudius 10x17 - Deputy Festus January 16, 1965
Wagon Train
(credited as Denver D. Pyle)
Old Man Clanton 8x25 - The Silver Lady April 25, 1965
Gunsmoke Clab Chummer 11x28 - By Line April 9, 1966
Perry Mason Jackson Sidemark 9x30 - The Case of the Final Fade-Out May 22, 1966
Gunsmoke Caleb Nash 12x02 - The Goldtakers September 24, 1966
Gunsmoke Dr. Henry S. Rand 12x17 - Mad Dog January 14, 1967
Cimarron Strip Charley Austin 1x13 - The Last Wolf December 14, 1967
Gunsmoke Judge Blent 13x15 - Baker's Dozen December 25, 1967
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Titus Purcell 4x25 - The Price of Tomatoes March 1, 1968
Bonanza Claude Roman 10x05 - The Passing of a King October 13, 1968
Bonanza Price Buchanan 12x04 - The Wagon October 4, 1970
The Doris Day Show Buck Webb 3x14 - Buck Visits the Big City December 14, 1970
The Doris Day Show Buck Webb 3x15 - It's Christmas Time in the City December 21, 1970
Bonanza Warden 14x05 - Riot October 3, 1972
The Waltons Homer Lee Baldwin 1x13 - The Reunion December 14, 1972
Gunsmoke Cyrus Himes 18x17 - Shadler January 15, 1973
Kung Fu Mayor Simms 1x15 - The Ancient Warrior May 3, 1973
The Streets of San Francisco Carl Armstrong 2x13 - Winterkill December 13, 1973
Cannon 3x18 - Duel in the Desert January 16, 1974
Kung Fu Dr. Colton 2x18 - Crossties February 21, 1974
Barnaby Jones Stayley Kircher 4x24 - The Stalking Horse March 18, 1976
Murder, She Wrote Eben Connors 5x05 - Coal Miner's Slaughter November 20, 1988
Dallas Blackie Callahan 13x16 - I Dream of Jeannie February 2, 1990
Dallas Blackie Callahan 13x17 - After Midnight February 9, 1990
L.A. Law Harold Nordoff 8x15 - Three on a Patch March 17, 1994
Cybill Himself 3x01 - Bringing Home the Bacon September 16, 1996

Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion! Jesse Duke April 25, 1997 The Dukes of Hazzard

Director

Series Episode Airdate
The Doris Day Show 2x13 - The Prizefighter and the Lady January 5, 1970
The Doris Day Show 2x14 - Doris vs. the Computer January 12, 1970
The Doris Day Show 2x22 - A Woman's Intuition March 9, 1970
The Doris Day Show 2x24 - The Duke Returns March 23, 1970
The Doris Day Show 3x01 - Doris Finds an Apartment September 14, 1970
The Doris Day Show 3x02 - The Feminist September 21, 1970
The Doris Day Show 3x03 - How Can I Ignore the Man Next Door? September 28, 1970
The Doris Day Show 3x04 - Dinner for One October 5, 1970
The Doris Day Show 3x15 - It's Christmas Time in the City December 21, 1970
The Doris Day Show 3x16 - Doris vs. Pollution December 28, 1970