Gregg Palmer

Born Jan 25, 1927

Gregg Palmer, originally Palmer Lee is an American actor, known primarily for his prolific work in television westerns. He appeared from 1960-1975 in varying roles in twenty episodes of CBS's Gunsmoke with James Arness, thirteen segments of the syndicated Death Valley Days, and nine episodes of NBC's The Virginian starring James Drury in the title role. He guest starred five times on Bonanza, NBC's longest-running western.… Read More

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1927 Birth Born on January 25, 1927.


1946 19 Years Old He was discharged in 1946 as a sergeant. … Read More


1950 23 Years Old In 1950, at the age of twenty-three, he procured his first screen role, as an uncredited ambulance attendant in the Martin and Lewis comedy film My Friend Irma Goes West.
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In 1952, he had minor roles as Gratton Dalton of the Dalton gang in the film, The Cimarron Kid, and as Joe Bent in The Battle at Apache Pass. … Read More
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On March 4, 1955, Palmer appeared as Jack Slade in an episode of Jim Davis's syndicated western series Stories of the Century. … Read More


1960 33 Years Old He appeared as Tracy McNeil in the 1960 episode "Old Stefano" of the ABC/Warner Brothers western series, Lawman, set in Laramie, Wyoming, and starring John Russell and Peter Brown. … Read More
In 1961, he appeared as Blanchard in the episode "A Gun Is for Killing" in NBC's The Tall Man, a fictionalized account of the relationship between Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid. … Read More
In 1962, Palmer appeared as Colton in the episode "Destinies West" of Ty Hardin's ABC/WB series, Bronco series, a spin-off of Cheyenne.
His next western roles came in 1965: as Mace in the episode "The Violent Land" of CBS's Rawhide, as Mel Combs in the episode "Winner Lose All" of ABC's The Big Valley, and as Doc in "$10,000 for Durango" of NBC's Branded, the second Chuck Connors western. … Read More


1969 42 Years Old Palmer was cast as Ezra Parker in the 1969 film The Undefeated. … Read More
1970 43 Years Old He played Karl Riker in the 1970 film Chisum and John Goodfellow in the 1971 film Big Jake, all starring John Wayne. … Read More
1976 49 Years Old In 1976, Palmer was cast as the unnamed "Burly Man" in the last of Wayne's films, The Shootist.


1977 50 Years Old In 1977, Palmer appeared as mountain man Jim Bridger in the two-part Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color presentation "Kit Carson and the Mountain Man". … Read More
1978 51 Years Old In 1978, Palmer appeared as Loman in James Arness's second western, How the West Was Won. … Read More
1981 54 Years Old He also appeared in the 1981 slasher film Scream (1981). … Read More


1999 72 Years Old His wife, Ruth Palmer, died in 1999. … Read More
2013 86 Years Old In a June 2013 wide-ranging interview with Jeremy Roberts of, Palmer attributed his multiple acting appearances to his preparation: "If you come prepared and do your best, you'll work. … Read More
2015 89 Years Old Palmer died in 2015 at the age of eighty-eight.
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