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James Drury

Former Actor; Oil and Natural Gas Business
Born Apr 18, 1934

James Child Drury, Jr. is an American actor probably best known for his success in playing the title role in the 90-minute weekly Western television series The Virginian, broadcast on NBC from 1962–1971. With 12–14 hour workdays, the series had perhaps the most demanding production schedules in the history of network television.… Read More

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  • Fairfield And Drury
    Beverly Guardian - Aug 30, 2012
  • America’s Best And Worst Boards
    Financial Post - Jul 11, 2012
  • Health Check: The Uk Festival
    Clash - Apr 02, 2012
  • Horse Boarding Continues To Draw Controversy In Barrington Hills Trib Local
    Google News - Aug 26, 2011


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of James Drury.


1934 Birth Born on April 18, 1934.


1959 25 Years Old On May 9, 1959, early in his career, Drury appeared as Neal Adams in the episode "Client Neal Adams" of ABC's western series Black Saddle. … Read More
1960 26 Years Old On November 16, 1960, Drury delivered a solid performance as young pioneer Justin Claiborne in the episode "The Bleymier Story" of NBC's Wagon Train, broadcast just days after the death of series lead Ward Bond. … Read More
1962 28 Years Old Drury played in secondary roles for Walt Disney. In 1962 Drury got a substantial role as a lascivious gold prospector in the early Sam Peckinpah western Ride the High Country. … Read More


1991 57 Years Old In 1991 Drury was inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.


1997 63 Years Old In 1997 and 2003, he was a guest at the Western Film Fair in Charlotte, North Carolina.
2003 69 Years Old At the 2003 show, he was reunited with his Virginian co-stars Gary Clarke, Randy Boone, and Roberta Shore. … Read More
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