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Merlin Olsen

Merlin Olsen


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Also Known As: Died: March 11, 2010
Born: September 15, 1940 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Logan, Utah, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Time Bomb (1984) as Jake Calahan
A team of "transport specialists" are determined to thwart a ruthless terrorist and her gang attempting to hijack a super-sophisticated armored vehicle carrying nuclear weapons-grade plutonium across Texas. This pilot to a prospective series involving Billy Dee Williams and Joseph Bottoms as highly
Fire In The Sky, A (1978) as Stan Webster
A fiery comet is hurtling toward Phoenix, Arizona, and an astronomer's desperate warnings fall on deaf ears among city officials.
Mitchell (1975) as Benton
MItchell is an alcoholic police detective who does not have the time or inclination to do things by the book. He ignores his orders and most of the accepted rules of society while investigating a drug ring,
One More Train to Rob (1971) as Eli Jones
In the 1880's, Harker and his gang steal $40,000 from a train in the gold-mining country of California. After the robbery, the gang splits up to hide out, but when they meet to divide the spoils, Harker is cornered, framed for the crime and is sent to jail. When he is released over two years later,
something big (1971) as Sergeant Fitzsimmons
Joe Baker has a dream. He wants to do 'something big.' When he needs a Gatling gun to accomplish this, he seeks out a black marketeer. The price he wants for the gun? A woman! So Baker kidnaps a woman off of the stagecoach, only to find that she is the wife of the commandant of the local Cavalry detachment. Things get further complicated when a girl named Dover McBride shows up. She has come to force Baker to marry her and return east, as he promised to do four years earlier.
The Undefeated (1969) as Little George
After the Civil War, ex-Union Colonel John Henry Thomas and ex-Confederate Colonel James Langdon are leading two disparate groups of people through strife-torn Mexico. John Henry and company are bringing horses to the unpopular Mexican government for $35 a head while Langdon is leading a contingent of displaced southerners, who are looking for a new life in Mexico after losing their property to carpetbaggers. The two men are eventually forced to mend their differences in order to fight off both bandits and revolutionaries, as they try to lead their friends and kin to safety.

Cast (special)

Michael Landon (1999) as Interviewee
Biography that chronicles the life of actor Michael Landon.
Colorado Christmas, A (1998)
A western-style Yuletide celebration features musical performances by Bob Carlisle, Jaci Velasquez, Rosey Grier and Debby Boone. Actor Dennis Weaver reads the story "The Christmas Waltz."
Michael Landon: The E! True Hollywood Story (1997) as Interviewee
Special explores the life of actor Michael Landon who died of pancreatic cancer in July of 1991. Landon's wholesome on-screen image was in sharp contrast to his off-screen struggles with drug and alcohol addiction and infidelity. He eventually overcame these personal problems to become one of televi
Michael Landon: Memories With Laughter and Love (1991)
A special focusing on the life and career of actor/director/producer Michael Landon.
1991 Emmy Awards (1991)
A presentation of the forty-third annual prime-time Emmy Awards honoring the best in television.
Children's Miracle Network Telethon (1991) as Co-Host
A live broadcast of the ninth annual telethon for the Children's Miracle Network from Disneyland and Walt Disney World.
Conquering Pain (1989) as Host
A "LifeQuest" special dealing with the treatment of pain. The focus is on key areas such as headaches, sports-related injuries, back pain and arthritis.
Diet Dilemma (1989) as Host
A "LifeQuest" health special exploring four of the most popular diet programs in America including the Pritikin Program, Weight Watchers, Nutri/System and Optifast.
Super Bowl XXIII (1989) as Commentator
Live coverage of professional football's 23rd Super Bowl event from Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami, between the San Francisco 49ers and the Cincinnati Bengals.
Celebrate the Miracles (1988) as Host
A special paying tribute to people who help needy children.
Sleeping Beauty, The (1987) as Narration
An ice-ballet based on the fairy tale, "Sleeping Beauty," using a one-hour version of the Tchaikovsky score. The ballet is performed by some of the top world champion ice-skaters in the world.
Super Night at the Super Bowl (1987)
An all-star salute to professional football, featuring a combination of comedy, music, and video highlights from NFL games. The program is climaxed by the announcement of the NFL Alumni Association's "Player of the Year" Award.
NBC's 60th Anniversary Celebration (1986)
A special featuring more than 100 stars and highlights from the most memorable moments in radio and television history spanning six decades on America's first broadcast network. NBC stars, past and present, recall, via film clips and personal memories, unforgettable moments from the past 60 years. H
Fathers and Sons (1985) as Buddy Landau
A pilot for a series that explores the relationship between a group of young boys who are best friends, and their fathers, who come from diverse backgrounds. In the pilot, one of the boys fears that his parents are divorcing, and enlists the help of his buddies to prevent it.
World's Funniest Commercial Goofs, The (1985)
A special featuring outtakes from television commercials.
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast, The (1984) as Guest
Michael Landon is roasted in this special.
Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope's All-Star Super Bowl Party (1983) as Guest
Skits that poke fun at the Super Bowl and its players.
Juggler of Notre Dame, The (1982) as Jonas Wintergreen
The play, based on a twelfth-century French folk tale, tells the story of Barnaby Stone, a down-and-out street performer who has only his talents as a juggler to present as a Christmas offering to a statue of the Virgin Mary. The legend states that when Barnaby offered his only gift, the statue cam

Music (special)

Super Night at the Super Bowl (1987) as Song Performer ("Reach")
An all-star salute to professional football, featuring a combination of comedy, music, and video highlights from NFL games. The program is climaxed by the announcement of the NFL Alumni Association's "Player of the Year" Award.

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