Orson Bean

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Orson Bean
Birth name Dallas Frederick Burroughs
Born July 22, 1928 in Burlington, Vermont, USA
Notable Roles
Notable Episodes
Awards
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Contents

Biography

Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Password (1961) Himself 1962–1965
To Tell the Truth (1956) Panelist 1964–1967
To Tell the Truth (1969) Panelist 1970–1975
To Tell the Truth (1990) Panelist 1991–1991
Normal, Ohio Bill Gamble 2000 1

Recurring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman Loren Bray 1993–1998 1 2 3 4 5 6

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
The United States Steel Hour Lester 1x17 - Good for You June 8, 1954
The United States Steel Hour Eddie West 2x04 - The Fifth Wheel October 26, 1954
The Twilight Zone James B.W. Bevis 1x33 - Mr. Bevis June 3, 1960
Naked City (1958) Arnold Platt 3x20 - To Walk Like a Lion February 28, 1962
The United States Steel Hour Dennis Kavanaugh 10x19 - Don't Shake the Family Tree May 15, 1963
Love, American Style Arthur 'Artie' Kaufman 1x19B - Love and the Teacher February 13, 1970
The Fall Guy Jason Klemer 4x07 - October the 31st October 31, 1984
Murder, She Wrote Ebeneezer McEnery 2x14 - Keep the Home Fries Burning January 19, 1986
The Facts of Life Oliver Thompson 8x09 - Fast Food November 29, 1986
The Facts of Life Oliver Thompson 8x17 - Cupid's Revenge February 14, 1987
The Facts of Life Oliver Thompson 8x2 - Ex Marks the Spot March 7, 1987
Murder, She Wrote Ebeneezer McEnery 6x11 - Town Father December 17, 1989
Diagnosis Murder Lewis Sweeney 5x24 - Obsession (1) May 7, 1998
Ellen Himself 5x19 - Ellen: A Hollywood Tribute (1) May 13, 1998
Ally McBeal Marty Brigg 3x12 - In Search of Pygmies February 14, 2000
Family Law Archbishop Phillips 1x23 - Possession Is Nine Tenths of the Law May 8, 2000
Will & Grace Joseph Dudley 2x21 - There But for the Grace of Grace May 9, 2000
Becker Mr. Bennett 4x20 - Piece Talks April 22, 2002
Two and a Half Men Norman 2x24 - Does This Smell Funny to You? May 23, 2005
The Closer (2005) Donald Baxter 3x05 - The Round File July 16, 2007
Women's Murder Club Harold Larson 1x04 - Grannies, Guns and Love Mints November 2, 2007
How I Met Your Mother Bob 3x09 - Slapsgiving November 19, 2007
Desperate Housewives Roy Bender 6x02 - Being Alive October 4, 2009
Desperate Housewives Roy Bender 6x05 - Everybody Ought to Have a Maid October 25, 2009
Desperate Housewives Roy Bender 6x10 - Boom Crunch December 6, 2009
Desperate Housewives Roy Bender 6x12 - You Gotta Get a Gimmick January 10, 2010
Desperate Housewives Roy Bender 6x14 - The Glamorous Life January 31, 2010
Desperate Housewives Roy Bender 6x15 - Lovely February 21, 2010
Desperate Housewives Roy Bender 6x16 - The Chase February 28, 2010
Desperate Housewives Roy Bender 6x18 - My Two Young Men March 21, 2010
Desperate Housewives Roy Bender 6x23 - I Guess This Is Goodbye May 16, 2010
Desperate Housewives Roy Bender 7x07 - A Humiliating Business November 7, 2010
Desperate Housewives Roy Bender 7x08 - Sorry Grateful November 14, 2010
Desperate Housewives Roy Bender 7x09 - Pleasant Little Kingdom December 5, 2010
Desperate Housewives Roy Bender 7x10 - Down the Block There's a Riot December 12, 2010
Desperate Housewives Roy Bender 7x15 - Farewell Letter February 20, 2011
Desperate Housewives Roy Bender 7x16 - Searching March 6, 2011
Desperate Housewives Roy Bender 7x18 - Moments in the Woods April 17, 2011
Desperate Housewives Roy Bender 7x19 - The Lies Ill-Concealed April 24, 2011
Desperate Housewives Roy Bender 7x22 - And Lots of Security... May 15, 2011
Desperate Housewives Roy Bender 7x23 - Come on Over for Dinner May 15, 2011

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
Match Game 73 December 9-13, 1974
Match Game 73 August 18-22, 1975
The $25,000 Pyramid December 18-22, 1978
The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson April 25, 1979
Super Password November 26-30, 1984
Body Language January 7-11, 1985
Super Password January 21-25, 1985
Super Password September 23-27, 1985
Super Password January 6-10, 1986
Super Password May 26-30, 1986

Memorable Moments

Awards and Accolades

Trivia