Don Collier

Don Collier

actor, producer

Don Collier was born on Oct 17, 1928 in USA. Don Collier's big-screen debut came with Outlaws - Season 1 directed by Walter Doniger in 1960, strarring Deputy Marshal Will Foreman / Marshal Will Foreman / Marshal Will Forman. Don Collier is known for Incident at Alma directed by Dick Fisher, Shanna Brock stars as Lily Brown and Don Collier as Sherrif Carter. The upcoming new movie Don Collier plays is No Name and Dynamite Davenport which will be released on Feb 21, 2022.

Don Collier made over 200 credited movie and television appearances. He performed with John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, Anthony Quinn, Dean Martin, Tom Selleck, James Arness, and even Elvis Presley. His first role was as an extra in 1948 in the western La rivière des massacres (1949). This was followed by two more westerns -- Davy Crockett, Indian Scout (1950) and Le Massacre de Fort-Apache (1948) with John Wayne. He later appeared in three more John Wayne movies.In 1959, Collier won the leading role of U.S. Deputy Marshal Will Foreman in the NBC series, Outlaws (1960). Starring with Don were Barton MacLane and Jock Gaynor. The second season of Outlaws (1960) found Will Foreman as a full-fledged Marshal. New characters were played by Bruce Yarnell, Slim Pickens, and Judy Lewis.Collier kept busy appearing on all the other western TV shows, such as Bonanza (1959), Gunsmoke (1955), La grande caravane (1957), Le proscrit (1965), and Les aventuriers du Far-West (1952). In 1968, he was cast as the foreman of the ranch Le grand Chaparral (1967) in David Dortort's latest western series of the same name. Working alongside a extremely talented and experienced cast, his portrayal of Sam Butler was fundamental to the success of the highly acclaimed show, which ran until 1971. Even his commercials took advantage of his cowboy persona, when he became a 1980s icon as The Gum Fighter for Hubba Bubba Bubble Gum. More movies and TV kept him busy. Then he went further back in time when he was called on play the recurring role of William Tompkins in L'equipée du Poney Express (1989).He continued to guest star on TV in and out of the west in La petite maison dans la prairie (1974), two made-for-TV Gunsmoke movies (Gunsmoke: To the Last Man (1992) and Gunsmoke: One Man's Justice (1994)), a made-for-TV Bonanza movie (Bonanza: Under Attack (1995)), Banacek (1972), La famille des collines (1972), Les routes du paradis (1984) and such big-screen movies as Tombstone (1993).He worked on a western radio drama series titled West of the Story and was sidekick to Fred Imus on Sirius Radio's weekly show, Fred's Trailer Park Bash until Imus' death in 2011. He remained active with public appearances at Western and nostalgia shows like Western Legends Roundup in Kanab, Utah; Territorial Days in Tombstone, Ariz.; and the 50th Anniversary of The High Chaparral event being hosted in Sept. 2017 in Hollywood.

  • Birthday

    Oct 17, 1928
  • Place of Birth

    Santa Monica, California, USA

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