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American radio and television Western drama series created by director Norman MacDonnell and writer John Meston.


About Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke is an American radio and television Western drama series created by director Norman Macdonnell and writer John Meston. The stories take place in and around Dodge City, Kansas, during the settlement of the American West. The central character is lawman Marshal Matt Dillon, played by William Conrad on radio and James Arness on television. When aired in the United Kingdom, the television series was initially titled Gun Law, later reverting to Gunsmoke.The radio series ran from 1952 to 1961. John Dunning wrote that among radio drama enthusiasts, "Gunsmoke is routinely placed among the best shows of any kind and any time." The television series ran for 20 seasons from 1955 to 1975, and lasted for 635 episodes. At the end of its run in 1975, Los Angeles Times columnist Cecil Smith wrote: "Gunsmoke was the dramatization of the American epic legend of the west. Our own Iliad and Odyssey, created from standard elements of the dime novel and the pulp Western as romanticized by [Ned] Buntline, [Bret] Harte, and [Mark] Twain. It was ever the stuff of legend."

Main cast and crew

Cast and crew listed below. See if you can find out who is who from the stats below.


88 years, 1 month,


49 years, 1 month, 1 day

Born first

5 July 1904

Died first

12 June 1980

Born last

11 February 1936

Died last

6 September 2018

Other cast and crew

Supporting cast and crew listed below. See if you can find out who is who from the stats below.


102 years, 9 months, 2 days


48 years, 6 months, 4 days

Born first

14 July 1902

Died first

27 June 1961

Born last

17 August 1974

Died last

9 July 2022

American actress Ellen Burstyn

Ellen Burstyn

American actress

American actress  Cicely Tyson

Cicely Tyson

American actress

American actor Jon Voight

Jon Voight

American actor

American actress Angie Dickinson

Angie Dickinson

American actress

American actor Nick Nolte

Nick Nolte

American actor

American actor  Kurt Russell

Kurt Russell

American actor

American actor Adam West

Adam West

American actor

actress and director Melissa Gilbert

Melissa Gilbert

actress and director

actor and author Katharine Ross

Katharine Ross

actor and author

American actress and singer Barbara Eden

Barbara Eden

American actress and singer

American actor Sam Elliott

Sam Elliott

American actor

American actor George Kennedy

George Kennedy

American actor

American actor and director Beau Bridges

Beau Bridges

American actor and director

American actor  John Saxon

John Saxon

American actor

American actress Diane Ladd

Diane Ladd

American actress

American actress Vera Miles

Vera Miles

American actress

Canadian actress and dancer Ruta Lee

Ruta Lee

Canadian actress and dancer

American actor Richard Dreyfuss

Richard Dreyfuss

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American singer-actress Lesley Ann Warren

Lesley Ann Warren

American singer-actress

American actress  Mariette Hartley

Mariette Hartley

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American actor Jan-Michael Vincent

Jan-Michael Vincent

American actor

Athlete and actor Chuck Connors

Chuck Connors

Athlete and actor

American actress Loretta Swit

Loretta Swit

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American actress Joyce Bulifant

Joyce Bulifant

American actress

American actor  Ned Beatty

Ned Beatty

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American actor John Astin

John Astin

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American actress Sherry Jackson

Sherry Jackson

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American actress Michael Learned

Michael Learned

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American actress, painter Eve Plumb

Eve Plumb

American actress, painter

American actor  Lee Majors

Lee Majors

American actor

American actor Sid Haig

Sid Haig

American actor

American actress from the United States June Lockhart

June Lockhart

American actress from the United States

actress, voice actress Pamelyn Ferdin

Pamelyn Ferdin

actress, voice actress

American actor Bruce Dern

Bruce Dern

American actor

American actor Herb Vigran

Herb Vigran

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American actor Tom Skerritt

Tom Skerritt

American actor

actor Ricardo Montalbán

Ricardo Montalbán


American actor William Hopper

William Hopper

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Irish actress Fionnula Flanagan

Fionnula Flanagan

Irish actress

American actor Dabbs Greer

Dabbs Greer

American actor

American actress Kay Lenz

Kay Lenz

American actress

American actress Bonnie Bartlett

Bonnie Bartlett

American actress

American actress  Sharon Farrell

Sharon Farrell

American actress

American actor Clint Howard

Clint Howard

American actor

American actress Susan Olsen

Susan Olsen

American actress

American actor Russ Tamblyn

Russ Tamblyn

American actor

American actress Salome Jens

Salome Jens

American actress

American actor Joseph Campanella

Joseph Campanella

American actor

American actor and singer, recording artist Richard Chamberlain

Richard Chamberlain

American actor and singer, recording artist

American actress; President of the SAG Kathleen Nolan

Kathleen Nolan

American actress; President of the SAG

American actor Gerald McRaney

Gerald McRaney

American actor

American actor Robert Pine

Robert Pine

American actor

American actor, science fiction and suspense writer Bruce Boxleitner

Bruce Boxleitner

American actor, science fiction and suspense writer

American actress  Julie Bennett

Julie Bennett

American actress

actress Nina Foch

Nina Foch


American actress Lisa Eilbacher

Lisa Eilbacher

American actress

American actor  Yaphet Kotto

Yaphet Kotto

American actor

American actor Fredd Wayne

Fredd Wayne

American actor

actor Darren McGavin

Darren McGavin


American actress Maree Cheatham

Maree Cheatham

American actress

American actor  L. Q. Jones

L. Q. Jones

American actor

American actress Nancy Olson

Nancy Olson

American actress

American film actor  Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson

American film actor

American actor Rance Howard

Rance Howard

American actor

American actress Katherine Cannon

Katherine Cannon

American actress

American actor and painter Nehemiah Persoff

Nehemiah Persoff

American actor and painter

actress Charlotte Stewart

Charlotte Stewart


American actor Mike Connors

Mike Connors

American actor

American actor Martin E. Brooks

Martin E. Brooks

American actor

American actress Pamela Payton-Wright

Pamela Payton-Wright

American actress

American actress Susan Batson

Susan Batson

American actress

American actress Barra Grant

Barra Grant

American actress

actor Edgar Buchanan

Edgar Buchanan


American actress Vitina Marcus

Vitina Marcus

American actress

American actress Jolene Brand

Jolene Brand

American actress

American actor Martin Kove

Martin Kove

American actor

American actor Harold Gould

Harold Gould

American actor

American actress Nellie Bellflower

Nellie Bellflower

American actress

American character actor Jack Albertson

Jack Albertson

American character actor

American actress Pat Quinn

Pat Quinn

American actress

American actor Butch Patrick

Butch Patrick

American actor

actor Roy Thinnes

Roy Thinnes


American actress Jere Fields

Jere Fields

American actress

American actor  Lyle Waggoner

Lyle Waggoner

American actor

actor, singer Jimmy McNichol

Jimmy McNichol

actor, singer

actress Lois Nettleton

Lois Nettleton


American actor Richard Mulligan

Richard Mulligan

American actor

American actor John Beck

John Beck

American actor

American actor Michael Parks

Michael Parks

American actor

former actor; oil and natural gas business  James Drury

James Drury

former actor; oil and natural gas business

American actor  Alex Cord

Alex Cord

American actor

American actor  Bo Hopkins

Bo Hopkins

American actor

actor Daniel J. Travanti

Daniel J. Travanti


American actor James Gammon

James Gammon

American actor

American actor Noble Willingham

Noble Willingham

American actor

American actor Richard Kiley

Richard Kiley

American actor