Jerome Courtland


Actor
Jerome Courtland

About

Birth Place
Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
Born
December 27, 1926

Biography

Hailing from Tennessee, Jerome Courtland is an actor, director, and producer, but earned his first credit as a singer for the title track of the 1950 musical "When You're Smiling." In 1954, he made his television debut as an actor on "The United States Steel Hour." In 1957, he landed the role of Andy Burnett in "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color" mini-series "The Saga of Andy Burnet...

Photos & Videos

Tokyo Joe - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
The Walking Hills - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
Battleground - Action Publicity Stills

Family & Companions

Polly Bergen
Companion
Actor.

Biography

Hailing from Tennessee, Jerome Courtland is an actor, director, and producer, but earned his first credit as a singer for the title track of the 1950 musical "When You're Smiling." In 1954, he made his television debut as an actor on "The United States Steel Hour." In 1957, he landed the role of Andy Burnett in "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color" mini-series "The Saga of Andy Burnett," and he went on to appear in a number of pioneer / western programs throughout the '50s and '60s including "The Rifleman," "Death Valley Days," and "The Virginian." However, by the late '60s, Courtland had begun to pursue producing, working first as an assistant to the producer on the family drama "Follow Me, Boys!" and on "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color" mini-series "Gallagher Goes West." By 1968, he was working as an associate producer on TV's "Here Come the Brides" and "The Flying Nun," and was also exploring directing on the latter. Through the '70s he produced a string of Disney movies like "Escape to Witch Mountain," "Pete's Dragon," and "Return From Witch Mountain," and directed a number of episodes of "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color." In the '80s, he helmed a number of popular programs like the primetime soap operas "Dynasty," "Falcon Crest," and "Knots Landing." He retired from show business in 1993.

Life Events

Photo Collections

Tokyo Joe - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
Tokyo Joe - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
The Walking Hills - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
The Walking Hills - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
Battleground - Action Publicity Stills
Here are several action-oriented publicity stills taken for MGM's Battleground (1949). Publicity stills were specially-posed photos, usually taken off the set, for purposes of publicity or reference for promotional artwork.
Battleground - Behind-the-Scenes Stills
Here are a number of photos taken behind-the-scenes during production of MGM's Battleground (1949), directed by William Wellman and starring Van Johnson, Ricardo Montalban, James Whitmore, George Murphy, and many others.

Videos

Movie Clip

Pete's Dragon (1977) - Happiest Home In These Hills The opening, in which one of the two title characters seems invisible, introducing Sean Marshall as Pete, and Shelley Winters, leading the Gogans (Charles Tyner, Gary Morgan and Jeff “Kenickie” Conaway!), his evil adoptive family, song by Al Kasha and Joel Hischhorn, in Disney’s Pete’s Dragon, 1977.
Pete's Dragon (1977) - I Saw A Dragon! Mickey Rooney as local lush Lampie is the first able to see dragon Elliott (voice by Charlie Callas), friend of orphan Pete (Sean Marshall), and in a hurry to explain to his pals and daughter Nora (Helen Reddy), song by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn, in the Disney original musical Pete’s Dragon, 1977.
Old Yeller (1958) - Best Doggone Dog! Opening credits for Disney's Old Yeller, 1958, features the hit title song performed by Jerome Courtland.
Escape to Witch Mountain - Tony & Tia New arrivals Tony (Ike Eisenmann) and Tia (Kim Richards) deal with a bully (Dermott Downs) and the powerful Mrs. Grindley (Reta Shaw) on their first day at the Children's Home in Escape to Witch Mountain, 1975.
Escape to Witch Mountain - Your New Quarters Mr. Bolt (Ray Milland) and his aide Deranian (Donald Pleasence) hide their evil intentions as they show Tia (Kim Richards) and Tony (Ike Eisenmann) their new digs in Disney's Escape to Witch Mountain, 1975.
Take the High Ground - Let's Find Out Drill sergeant Ryan (Richard Widmark) has a tense firing-range encounter with the headstrong recruit Tolliver (Carleton Carpenter) in director Richard Brooks' Take the High Ground, 1953.
Take the High Ground - Tear Gas Sgt. Ryan (Richard Widmark) introduces recruits including Jamison (Russ Tamblyn), Carey (Jerome Courtland) and Dover (Robert Arthur) to tear gas in Take the High Ground, 1953.
Man From Colorado, The (1948) - Miner's Law New judge and ex-colonel Devereaux (Glenn Ford), his pal, new marshal and ex-captain Stewart (William Holden) attending, hears claims by soldiers turned-miners (Jerome Courtland, James Bush et al) against fat cat Carter (Ray Collins), in The Man From Colorado, 1948, from a Borden Chase story.
Escape to Witch Mountain - It's A Map! Tony (Ike Eisemannn) is using a harmonica to draw on a mirror when his sister Tina (Kim Richards) discovers a map hidden in her secret case in Disney's Escape to Witch Mountain, 1975.
Escape to Witch Mountain - Baseball Plenty of gasping as Tony (Ike Eisenmann) flashes some magical powers for the kids at the Children's Home, worrying his sister Tia (Kim Richards) in Disney's Escape to Witch Mountain, 1975.

Trailer

Companions

Polly Bergen
Companion
Actor.

Bibliography