Leif Erickson

Actor, Singer, Trombone player
Actor Leif Erickson's Nordic good looks earned him lots of screen time as well as pinning him in frequent second-banana spots reserved for the highly attractive but moderately talented. His first love was music, and he ... Read more »
Born: 10/27/1911 in Alameda, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (64)

Savage: In the Orient 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Abduction 1981 (Movie)

Mr Prescott (Actor)

Hunter's Moon 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Twilight's Last Gleaming 1976 (Movie)

Ralph Whittaker--CIA Director (Actor)

Force Five 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Winterhawk 1975 (Movie)

Guthrie (Actor)

Man and Boy 1972 (Movie)

Sheriff Mossman (Actor)

The High Chaparral 1967 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Mirage 1965 (Movie)

Maj Crawford (Actor)

I Saw What You Did 1964 (Movie)

David Mannering (Actor)

Roustabout 1964 (Movie)

Joe Lean (Actor)

Strait-Jacket 1964 (Movie)

Bill Cutler (Actor)

The Carpetbaggers 1963 (Movie)

Jonas Cord Sr (Actor)

The Loretta Young Show 1962 - 1963 (TV Show)

Actor

A Gathering of Eagles 1962 (Movie)

Gen Hewitt (Actor)

Shoot Out at Big Sag 1961 (Movie)

Sam Barbee (Actor)

Once Upon a Horse 1958 (Movie)

Sheriff Dix (Actor)

Twilight For the Gods 1958 (Movie)

Harry Hutton (Actor)

Istanbul 1957 (Movie)

Charlie Boyle (Actor)

Kiss Them For Me 1957 (Movie)

Eddie Turnbill (Actor)

Star in the Dust 1956 (Movie)

George Ballard (Actor)

Tea and Sympathy 1956 (Movie)

Bill Reynolds (Actor)

The Fastest Gun Alive 1956 (Movie)

Lou Glover (Actor)

On the Waterfront 1954 (Movie)

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Invaders From Mars 1953 (Movie)

George MacLean (Actor)

Trouble Along the Way 1953 (Movie)

Father Provincial (Actor)

Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd 1951 (Movie)

Morgan (Actor)

The Cimarron Kid 1951 (Movie)

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Joan of Arc 1950 (Movie)

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Three Secrets 1950 (Movie)

Bill Chase (Actor)

Night Monster 1941 (Movie)

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Nothing But the Truth 1940 (Movie)

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The Big Broadcast of 1938 1937 (Movie)

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Conquest 1936 (Movie)

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Waikiki Wedding 1936 (Movie)

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Blonde Savage (Movie)

Steve Blake (Actor)

Carbine Williams (Movie)

Feder (Actor)

College Holiday (Movie)

Dick Winters (Actor)

Desert Gold (Movie)

Glenn Kasedon (Actor)

Hunter's Moon (Movie)

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Love That Brute (Movie)

Commandant (Actor)

Miss Tatlock's Millions (Movie)

Dr. Mason (Actor)

My Wife's Best Friend (Movie)

Nicholas Reed (Actor)

Never Wave at a WAC (Movie)

Sgt. Noisy Jackson (Actor)

Pardon My Sarong (Movie)

Whaba (Actor)

Sailor Beware (Movie)

Commander Lane (Actor)

Seek and Destroy (TV Show)

Actor

Show Boat (Movie)

Pete (Actor)

Sorry, Wrong Number (Movie)

Fred Lord (Actor)

Terror in the Sky (TV Show)

Actor

The Blonde from Singapore (Movie)

Terry Prescott (Actor)

The Deadly Dream (TV Show)

Actor

The Family Rico (TV Show)

Actor

The Fleet's In (Movie)

Jake (Actor)

The Gangster (Movie)

Beaumont (Actor)

The Lady Gambles (Movie)

Tony (Actor)

The New Healers (TV Show)

Actor

The Showdown (Movie)

Big Mart (Actor)

The Snake Pit (Movie)

Gordon (Actor)

Thrill of a Lifetime (Movie)

Howard "Howdy" Nelson (Actor)

Wanderer of the Wasteland (Movie)

Lawrence (Actor)

Wild Times (TV Show)

Actor

With a Song in My Heart (Movie)

General (Actor)
Engineering, Electrical, & Grips (1)

Visitors 2014 (Movie)

(New Jersey) (Best Boy Electric)

Biography

Actor Leif Erickson's Nordic good looks earned him lots of screen time as well as pinning him in frequent second-banana spots reserved for the highly attractive but moderately talented. His first love was music, and he worked first as a vocalist and trombone player. After dabbling in theater, he moved into films, playing alongside Buster Crabbe in a series of Westerns based on the stories of Zane Grey. Though the parts kept coming, Erickson took a four-year break from acting to serve in World War II, returning afterward to success in such notable films as "The Snake Pit", a drama of life in a psychiatric hospital, and "Show Boat", the 1951 version of the famous musical. Erickson continued to work steadily in supporting roles, including that of an investigator in the classic drama of life on the docks, "On the Waterfront". After numerous spots on anthology and Western series, he landed the top spot on "The High Chaparral" as the head of a family of ranchers, leading the show for four seasons. Once that show ended, he mainly played one-off parts on TV series through the '70s. His final appearance came in 1984 in an episode of "Fantasy Island". In his personal life, Erickson gained some notoriety for trading actress wives in 1942, divorcing Frances Farmer and marrying Margaret Hayes on the same day.

Relationships

Frances Farmer Actor

Wife
Married 1936; marriage of convenience

Frances Farmer

Wife
married 1934-42

EDUCATION

University of California

Milestones

1935

Film acting debut (bit)

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