Hugh O'Brian

Actor, Producer, Businessman
A handsome action star of TV and the occasional feature film, Hugh O'Brian is best recalled for playing the title role in "The Life and Times of Wyatt Earp" (ABC, 1955-61), which was more a serialized drama than a ... Read more »
Born: 04/19/1925 in Rochester, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (59)

Call of the Wild 1999 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Rock Hudson: The E! True Hollywood Story 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Loretta Young 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Gene Autry: The Singing Cowboy 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

L.A. Law 1992 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1990 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Luck of the Draw: The Gambler Returns 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Rock Hudson: Tall, Dark & Handsome 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Doin' Time on Planet Earth 1988 (Movie)

Richard Camalier (Actor)

Twins 1988 (Movie)

Granger (Actor)

Greatest Heroes of the Bible 1978 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Game of Death 1978 (Movie)

Steiner (Actor)

Swing Out, Sweet Land 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

The Shootist 1976 (Movie)

Pulford (Actor)

The Diamond Mercenaries 1974 (Movie)

Lewis (Actor)

Search 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Search 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

The Golddiggers 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

Africa, Texas Style 1967 (Movie)

Jim Sinclair (Actor)

Ambush Bay 1966 (Movie)

1st Sergeant Steve Corey (Actor)

In Harm's Way 1965 (Movie)

Air Force Major (Actor)

Love Has Many Faces 1964 (Movie)

Hank Walker (Actor)

Come Fly With Me 1961 (Movie)

1st Officer Ray Winsley (Actor)

The Desilu Revue 1959 - 1960 (TV Show)

Actor

Frances Langford Presents 1958 - 1959 (TV Show)

Actor

Alias Jesse James 1958 (Movie)

Wyatt Earp (Actor)

The Fiend Who Walked the West 1958 (Movie)

Dan Hardy (Actor)

The Brass Legend 1956 (Movie)

Sheriff Wade Addams (Actor)

The Twinkle in God's Eye 1955 (Movie)

Marty (Actor)

White Feather 1955 (Movie)

American Horse (Actor)

Broken Lance 1954 (Movie)

Mike Devereaux (Actor)

Fireman Save My Child 1954 (Movie)

Smitty (Actor)

Saskatchewan 1954 (Movie)

Marshal Smith (Actor)

There's No Business Like Show Business 1954 (Movie)

Charles Gibbs (Actor)

Back to God's Country 1953 (Movie)

Frank Hudson (Actor)

Drums Across the River 1953 (Movie)

Morgan (Actor)

The Man From the Alamo 1953 (Movie)

Lieutenant Lamar (Actor)

Red Ball Express 1952 (Movie)

(Actor)

Seminole 1952 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Lawless Breed 1952 (Movie)

Ike Hanley (Actor)

The Cimarron Kid 1951 (Movie)

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Bush Doctor (TV Show)

Actor

Cruise into Terror (TV Show)

Actor

Fantasy Island (TV Show)

Actor

Gunsmoke: The Last Apache (TV Show)

Actor

Harpy (TV Show)

Actor

Little Big Horn (Movie)

Pvt. Al DeWalt (Actor)

Murder at the World Series (TV Show)

Actor

Murder on Flight 502 (TV Show)

Actor

Sally and Saint Anne (Movie)

Danny O'Moyne (Actor)

Son of Ali Baba (Movie)

Hussein (Actor)

The Battle at Apache Pass (Movie)

Lt. Harley (Actor)

The Seekers (TV Show)

Actor

Vengeance Valley (Movie)

Dick Fasken (Actor)

Wild Women (TV Show)

Actor
Physical Effects (1)

The Vatican Tapes 2015 (Movie)

(Stunt Player)

Biography

A handsome action star of TV and the occasional feature film, Hugh O'Brian is best recalled for playing the title role in "The Life and Times of Wyatt Earp" (ABC, 1955-61), which was more a serialized drama than a standard Western. He later reprised the role in the 1991 NBC miniseries "Luck of the Draw: The Gambler Returns" and in "Wyatt Earp Returns to Tombstone" (CBS, 1994).

Relationships

Hugh John Krampe

Father

Edith Krampe

Mother

Virginia Barber

Companion
together from c. 1987 married June 2006 at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park cemetery

EDUCATION

University of California at Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California

Kemper Military School

Boonville , Missouri

University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati , Ohio

Milestones

1994

Reprised Earp in "Wyatt Earp Returns to Tombstone" (CBS)

1991

Played Wyatt Earp again in "Luck of the Draw: The Gambler Returns" (NBC)

1988

Returned to feature films after long absence in "Doing Time on Planet Earth"

1969

Made TV-movie debut, "Wild Women"

1959

Starred on Broadway in "Destry Rides Again"

1955

Starred in "The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp" (ABC)

1954

Played Mitzi Gaynor's love interest in "There's No Business Like Show Business"

1951

Made TV debut, "Fireside Theatre"

1950

Broke into feature films with "Never Fear" and "The Return of Jesse James"

1942

Joined Marine Corps; served as youngest drill instructor in Corp history

Toured with national company of "Cactus Flower"

Returned to series TV in "Search"

Bonus Trivia

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In 1955, he co-founded the Thalians, a show business philanthropic group and served as its president for its first three years.

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O'Brian organized the Hugh O'Brian Youth Foundation in 1958 and has since aided thousands of underprivileged boys.

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Since 1962, UCLA has bestowed the Hugh O'Brian Acting Awards, which he endowed.

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