Lorne Greene

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Lorne Greene
Birth name Lyon Himan Green
Born February 12, 1915 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Died September 11, 1987 in Santa Monica, California, USA from prostate cancer
Sometimes credited as Lorne Green
Notable Roles Ben Cartwright in Bonanza
Commander Adama in Battlestar Galactica (1978)
Notable Episodes
Awards star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
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Lorne Greene was a Canadian actor.

Contents

Biography

Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Bonanza Ben Cartwright 1959–1973 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Griff Wade Griffin 1973–1974 1
Battlestar Galactica (1978) Commander Adama 1978–1979 1
Galactica 1980 Commander Adama 1980 1
Code Red (1981) Chief Joe Rorchek 1981–1982 1

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Wagon Train Christopher Webb 2x23 - The Vivian Carter Story March 11, 1959
Bronco
(credited as Lorne Green)
Capt. Amos Carr 1x17 - Prairie Skipper May 5, 1959
Cheyenne (1955) Colonel Bell 4x07 - Gold, Glory and Custer: Prelude (1) January 4, 1960
Cheyenne (1955) Colonel Bell 4x08 - Gold, Glory and Custer: Requiem (2) January 11, 1960
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Cameo Appearance 1x01 - Show #1 January 22, 1968
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Cameo Appearance 1x03 - Show #3 February 5, 1968
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Cameo Appearance 3x14 - Show #54 December 15, 1969
The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries Insp. Hans Stavlin 2x01 - The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew Meet Dracula (1) September 11, 1977
The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries Insp. Hans Stavlin 2x02 - The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew Meet Dracula (2) September 18, 1977
The Love Boat Buddy Bowers 3x01 & 02 - Alaska Wedding Cruise: Carol & Doug / Peter & Alicia / Julie / Buddy & Portia September 15, 1979
Vega$ Emil Remick 3x01 & 02 - Aloha, You're Dead November 5, 1980
Highway to Heaven Fred Fusco 2x08 - The Smile in the Third Row November 20, 1985

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald Matthew Watson September 30, 1977 ABC Friday Night Movie

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
The Hollywood Squares (1966) October 11-15, 1976
The Hollywood Squares (1966) March 7-11, 1977
The Hollywood Squares (1966) October 24-28, 1977
The Hollywood Squares (1966) January 2-6, 1978
The Hollywood Squares (1966) April 17-21, 1978

Memorable Moments

Awards and Accolades

Golden Globe Awards

  • Nominated: Best TV Star - Male (1964)
Bonanza

Singles

"Ringo" (#1 pop, 1964)

Trivia