George Peppard

Actor + Politician and United States Marine
Born Oct 1, 1928

George Peppard, Jr. was an American film and television actor. Peppard secured a major role when he starred alongside Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's, portrayed a character based on Howard Hughes in The Carpetbaggers (1964), and played the title role of the millionaire sleuth Thomas Banacek in the early-1970s television series Banacek. He is probably best known for his role as Col.… Read More

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1928 Birth Born on October 1, 1928.


1946 17 Years Old Peppard enlisted in the United States Marine Corps July 8, 1946, and rose to the rank of corporal in the 10th Marines, leaving the Corps at the end of his period of enlistment in January 1948. … Read More


1949 20 Years Old Peppard made his stage debut in 1949 at the Pittsburgh Playhouse. … Read More


1963 34 Years Old He followed this with a war story for Carl Foreman, The Victors in 1963, then, most notably, The Carpetbaggers, a 150-minute saga of a ruthless, Hughes-like aviation and film mogul based on a best-selling novel by Harold Robbins. It turned out to be one of the biggest box-office hits of 1964.
1964 35 Years Old "My performances bore me," said Peppard in a 1964 interview, adding that his ambition was to deliver "one great performance. … Read More
1968 39 Years Old In 1968 he announced he had co written a script Watch Them Die which he planned to direct, but not star in. … Read More


1970 41 Years Old Among other disappointments during this period were a pair of westerns, 1970's Cannon for Cordoba, in which Peppard played the steely Captain Rod Douglas, who has been put in charge of gathering a group of soldiers on a dangerous mission into Mexico, and 1967's Rough Night in Jericho in which he was billed over Dean Martin and Jean Simmons, a reflection of his status at that point in his career. … Read More
1977 48 Years Old He starred in the 1977 science-fiction film Damnation Alley, which has gone on to attain a substantial cult following. … Read More


1979 50 Years Old 1 More Event
With fewer interesting roles coming his way, he acted in, directed and produced the drama Five Days from Home in 1979. … Read More
1980 51 Years Old In 1980, Peppard was offered, and accepted, the role of Blake Carrington in the TV series Dynasty. … Read More
1982 53 Years Old In 1982, Peppard auditioned for and won the role of Colonel John "Hannibal" Smith in the TV action adventure series The A-Team, acting alongside Mr. T, Dirk Benedict and Dwight Schultz. … Read More
1988 59 Years Old In his later years he appeared in several stage productions. In 1988, he portrayed Ernest Hemingway in the play PAPA, which played a number of cities including Boise, Idaho; Atlanta, Georgia; and San Francisco. … Read More


1992 63 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1992 he toured in The Lion in Winter, in which he played Henry II to Susan Clark's Eleanor of Aquitaine. … Read More
1994 65 Years Old 1 More Event
Peppard died on May 8, 1994, in Los Angeles. … Read More
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