Lane Bradford


Biography

For over 30 years, there was no escaping Lane Bradford's face; the prolific actor appeared in nearly 300 films and TV shows during his career, many of them Westerns and family adventure series. Bradford, the son of the similarly prolific actor John Merton, got his start in the '40s with small roles in B-movie Westerns like "Shadow Valley," starring country-singer-turned-cowboy-actor Eddi...

Biography

For over 30 years, there was no escaping Lane Bradford's face; the prolific actor appeared in nearly 300 films and TV shows during his career, many of them Westerns and family adventure series. Bradford, the son of the similarly prolific actor John Merton, got his start in the '40s with small roles in B-movie Westerns like "Shadow Valley," starring country-singer-turned-cowboy-actor Eddie Dean, and "Death Valley Gunfighter"; many of his roles during this time were named either "Henchman" or "Cowhand," and lasted no more than a few scenes. By the '50s he had added sci-fi and monster movies to the mix; he appeared as a virtuous hero in the "The Invisible Monster" and played a traitorous scientist conspiring with invading Martians in "Zombies of the Stratosphere." As the Western migrated from the big screen to television during the latter half of the decade, so did Bradford; he appeared in almost every major Western series, including "Gunsmoke," "The Lone Ranger," and "Maverick," portraying a variety of criminals, villains, and general ne'er-do-wells. He also branched out with supporting roles on shows like the long-running "Lassie," about the adventures of a gentle collie in a small farming town, and "The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin," another dog-centric series set at an Arizona army outpost.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Journey to Shiloh (1968)
Case Pettibone
The Slender Thread (1965)
Al McCardle
A Distant Trumpet (1964)
Major Miller
The Gun Hawk (1963)
Joe Sully
The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold (1958)
Wilson
The Toughest Gun in Tombstone (1958)
[Curly] Bill [Broces]
Satan's Satellites (1958)
Marex
The Sheepman (1958)
Man at ranch
Apache Warrior (1957)
Sgt. Gaunt
The Phantom Stagecoach (1957)
Langton
Gun Glory (1957)
Ugly
Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend (1957)
Stone
Showdown at Abilene (1956)
Loop
The Rawhide Years (1956)
Pirate
The Conqueror (1956)
Chieftain
Red Sundown (1956)
Frank Zellman
The Spoilers (1956)
Sourdough
Seven Angry Men (1955)
Ruffian
The French Line (1954)
Cowboy
Drums Across the River (1954)
Ralph Costa
Ride Clear of Diablo (1954)
Harry Lowerie
The Forty-Niners (1954)
William Norris
The Great Sioux Uprising (1953)
Lee
Bandits of the West (1953)
Macey
Kansas Pacific (1953)
Max
Son of Belle Starr (1953)
Warren Beacher
Law and Order (1953)
Horseman
Devil's Canyon (1953)
Guard
Savage Frontier (1953)
Tulsa Tom
Waco (1952)
Wallace
Desert Passage (1952)
Langdon
Fort Osage (1952)
Rawlins
Willie and Joe Back at the Front (1952)
M.P.
African Treasure (1952)
Hardy
The Gunman (1952)
Jack Gatlin
Night Raiders (1952)
Talbot
The Raiders (1952)
Pete Robbins
Rose of Cimarron (1952)
Desperadoes' Outpost (1952)
Mike
Dead Man's Trail (1952)
Brad Duncan
Man from the Black Hills (1952)
Sheriff Moran
Texas City (1952)
Hank
Target (1952)
Garrett
Kansas Territory (1952)
Fred Jethro
Zombies of the Stratosphere (1952)
Whistling Hills (1951)
Cassidy
Stage to Blue River (1951)
Reardon
Lawless Cowboys (1951)
Ace Malloy
Texas Lawmen (1951)
Tom
Stagecoach Driver (1951)
Sam Jenkins
The Longhorn (1951)
Purdy
Wanted Dead or Alive (1951)
Utah Granite
Oklahoma Justice (1951)
Deuce
I Was an American Spy (1951)
Driver
Wells Fargo Gunmaster (1951)
Fred
Tales of the West 4 (1951)
Slim Farley
The Lady from Texas (1951)
Lafe
The Desert Hawk (1950)
Standard bearer
Hills of Oklahoma (1950)
Webb
The Old Frontier (1950)
Spud
Frisco Tornado (1950)
Mike Bristol
The Missourians (1950)
Stash
Code of the Silver Sage (1950)
Curt Watson, also known as Dick Cantwell and Capt. Mathews
Bells of Coronado (1950)
Jenks
The Arizona Cowboy (1950)
Applegate
Trail of Robin Hood (1950)
Whitey Channing
The Invisible Monster (1950)
Big Jack (1949)
Bandit
Death Valley Gunfighter (1949)
Snake Richards
Roll Thunder Roll! (1949)
Wolf
The Wyoming Bandit (1949)
Buck
Bandit King of Texas (1949)
Cal Barker
The Cowboy and the Prizefighter (1949)
South of Rio (1949)
Tex
The Fighting Redhead (1949)
Windy
Law of the Golden West (1949)
Beldon
Prince of the Plains (1949)
Keller
San Antone Ambush (1949)
Al Thomas
The James Brothers of Missouri (1949)
Man from Texas (1948)
Feudin', Fussin and A-Fightin' (1948)
Frontier Agent (1948)
Slim
The Far Frontier (1948)
Butch
Northwest Stampede (1948)
Littlefeet
Tornado Range (1948)
Thorne
Sundown in Santa Fe (1948)
Trevor "Bronc" Owens
The Hawk of Powder River (1948)
Cooper
Check Your Guns (1948)
Slim
Dead Man's Gold (1948)
Mayor Evans
Adventures of Frank and Jesse James (1948)
Black Hills (1947)
Cooper
Shadow Valley (1947)
Bob
Riders of the Lone Star (1947)
Rank
Ghost Town Renegades (1947)
Waco
Pioneer Justice (1947)
Joe
Return of the Lash (1947)
Dave
Prairie Raiders (1947)
Stark
Swing the Western Way (1947)
Deputy
Shadows on the Range (1946)
Gus
Silver Range (1946)
Browning
Overland Riders (1946)
Cowboy
The Fighting Buckaroo (1943)
Jeff

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