Jack Elam

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Jack Elam
Birth name William Scott Elam
Born November 13, 1920 in Gila, Arizona, USA
Died October 20, 2003 in Ashland, Oregon, USA from congestive heart failure
Notable Roles
Notable Episodes
Awards

Contents

Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
The Dakotas J.D. Smith 1963 1
Temple Houston George Taggart 1963–1964 1
The Texas Wheelers Zack Wheeler 1974–1975 1
Struck by Lightning Frank 1979 1
Easy Street Alvin Stevenson 1986–1987 1

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Wagon Train Charlie Otis 1x03 - The John Cameron Story October 2, 1957
Richard Diamond, Private Detective Danny 2x02 - The Dark Horse January 9, 1958
Bronco Dooley 1x01 - The Besieged September 23, 1958
Lawman Flynn Hawks 1x01 - The Deputy October 5, 1958
The Rifleman Sim Groder 1x07 - Duel of Honor November 11, 1958
Gunsmoke Dolph Quince 4x21 - Jayhawkers January 31, 1959
Have Gun - Will Travel Joe Gage 2x31 - The Man Who Lost April 25, 1959
Lawman Spence 1x33 - The Senator May 17, 1959
The Rifleman Gavin Martin 2x05 - Tension October 27, 1959
Gunsmoke Clem Steed 5x08 - Saludos October 31, 1959
Richard Diamond, Private Detective Perk Butler 4x13 - One Dead Cat December 28, 1959
The Untouchables (1959) Nick Bravo, Morelli thug 1x13 - Syndicate Sanctuary January 7, 1960
Gunsmoke Clint Dodie 5x27 - Where'd They Go March 12, 1960
Lawman Jake Wilson 2x24 - Thirty Minutes March 20, 1960
The Rifleman Gus Smith 2x29 - Shotgun Man April 12, 1960
Bonanza Dodie Hoad 2x17 - The Spitfire January 14, 1961
Sugarfoot Toothy Thompson 4x05 - Toothy Thompson January 16, 1961
Gunsmoke Ben 6x20 - Love Thy Neighbor January 28, 1961
Sugarfoot Toothy Thompson 4x07 - Angel March 6, 1961
The Untouchables (1959) Stan Willinski 2x23 - Testimony of Evil March 30, 1961
Cheyenne (1955) Nicholas Potosi 5x12 - Massacre at Gunsight Pass May 1, 1961
The Twilight Zone Avery 2x28 - Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up May 26, 1961
Lawman Herm Forrest 4x03 - The Four October 1, 1961
The Rifleman Gates 4x07 - Knight Errant November 13, 1961
National Velvet Black Barr 2x11 - The Desperado November 27, 1961
The Rifleman Russell 4x10 - The Shattered Idol December 4, 1961
Outlaws (1960) Diamond 2x10 - The Outlaw Marshal December 14, 1961
Have Gun - Will Travel Shaffner 5x23 - One, Two, Three February 17, 1962
Rawhide Turkey Creek Jackson 4x21 - The Pitchwagon March 2, 1962
Lawman Paul Henry 4x26 - Clootey Hutter March 11, 1962
Target: The Corruptors Stickface 1x26 - A Man's Castle March 30, 1962
Cheyenne (1955) Deputy J.D. Smith 6x14 - A Man Called Ragan April 23, 1962
The Untouchables (1959) Jug Alverson 3x26 - Pressure June 14, 1962
Ben Casey Felix Gault 2x02 - The Night That Nothing Happened October 8, 1962
Gunsmoke Hector Lowell 9x34 - Homecoming May 23, 1964
Gunsmoke Spector 10x07 - Help Me Kitty November 7, 1964
Daniel Boone Dr. Miller Petch 1x18 - The Sound of Fear February 11, 1965
Gunsmoke Sam Band 11x03 - Clayton Thaddeus Greenwood October 2, 1965
F Troop Sam Urp 1x06 - Dirge for the Scourge October 19, 1965
Gunsmoke Del Ordman 11x09 - Malachi November 13, 1965
Gunsmoke Jim Barrett 11x30 - My Father, My Son April 23, 1966
Bonanza Buford Buckelew 8x18 - A Bride for Buford January 15, 1967
Tarzan (1966) Bellak 1x28 - The Circus March 24, 1967
The Wild Wild West Zack Slade 3x08 - The Night of Montezuma's Hordes October 27, 1967
Gunsmoke William Prange 13x23 - The First People February 19, 1968
Gunsmoke Pack Landers 15x14 - The Sisters December 29, 1969
Bonanza Honest John 12x13 - Honest John December 20, 1970
Gunsmoke Lucas Murdoch 16x20 - Murdoch February 8, 1971
Gunsmoke Titus Spangler 17x15 - P.S. Murry Christmas December 27, 1971
Gunsmoke Pierre Audubon 18x01 - The River (1) September 11, 1972
Gunsmoke Pierre 18x02 - The River (2) September 18, 1972
Kung Fu Marcus Taylor 2x05 - The Squawman November 1, 1973
Eight Is Enough Joe Simons 3x12 - You Won't Have Nicholas to Kick Around Anymore (1) November 29, 1978
Eight Is Enough Joe Simons 3x13 - You Won't Have Nicholas to Kick Around Anymore (2) November 29, 1978
Eight Is Enough Joe Simons 4x20 - The Return of Joe Simons February 13, 1980
Home Improvement Hick Peterson 1x20 - Birds of a Feather Flock to Taylor March 3, 1992

Specials

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
The Ransom of Red Chief Sam Howard October 22, 1977 ABC Weekend Specials
The Revenge of Red Chief Sam Howard December 15, 1979 ABC Weekend Specials