Jon Provost
American actor
Jon Provost
Jon Provost is a former child actor of film and television. He is best known for his role as young Timmy Martin in the CBS series, Lassie. At the age of four, Provost was cast in the film The Country Girl (1954), starring Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly. He then appeared in Back from Eternity (1956) with Anita Ekberg and Escapade in Japan (1957), again with Ekberg and an unknown Clint Eastwood.
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Altoona Day 2012
My Fox AL - Fox 6 WBRC - almost 5 years
ALTOONA DAY 2012; Come celebrate ALTOONA with a FREE day of music, food, arts & crafts, classic cars, various displays, fun for kids, and celebrity meet & greets! Meet JOHNNY CRAWFORD who played "Mark McCain" on "The Rifleman" JON PROVOST- "TIMMY" from "LASSIE" JOHN VOLDSTAD- who played "The Other Brother Darryl" on "Newhart" Also come hear our headliner Country Music's FRANKIE BALLARD plus high energy bluegrass sounds of BREAKING GRASS; COUNTRY CASE with Trent Slayton; Country Christian Artist JO ANN BULLARD; Gospel Music from THE EVANGELAIRES; fashion show from BRITTANY LYNN MODELING; dance steps from SOUTHERN STAR CLOGGERS; great local artist RODNEY MEDLIN and BRITTANY HALLEX. Plus come see the WILD WEST in action with the HATCREEK COWBOYS! It's going to be a WILD WEST day filled with fun for everyone! May 19th 9 am - 6 pm Altoona- 6th Avenue
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1e diffusion : 12 septembre 1954 sur CBS - Toutelatele.com
Google News - over 5 years
Distribution : Jon Provost (Timmy Martin), June Lockhart (Ruth Martin), Hugh Reilly (Paul Martin), Jan Clayton (Ellen Miller), Tommy Rettig (Jeff Miller), Donald Keeler (Sylvester “Porky” Brockway), Arthur Space (Doc Weaver), George Cleveland (George
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June 4, 2011: Ilya Salkind Appearing at California Convention - Superman Super Site
Google News - over 5 years
Other celebrities joining Salkind at the convention include John Schneider (Dukes of Hazzard, Smallville), Ed Asner (El Dorado, Up), Jon Provost (Lassie), Jay North (Dennis the Menace), Beverly Washburn (Old Yeller) and Ernest Borgnine (From Here to
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Joan's World: Song about a girl who is falling apart, literally - San Jose Mercury News
Google News - almost 6 years
In the mid-1950s I saw a movie called "Escapade in Japan" with Jon Provost. Where can I see/rent/buy a video of that movie? I am interested in it because the character who played Jon's guide had the same name as my maiden name, Kazue Matsui
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The Next-to-Last Season, 'The Complete 5th Season', Announced for June - TVShowsOnDVD.com
Google News - almost 6 years
Season Five guest stars include include Eleanor Audley, George Barrows, Barry Kelley, Howard Wendell, John Banner and Jon Provost. Shout! Factory is preparing a June 21st DVD release of Mister Ed - The Complete 5th Season, the penultimate season of the
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YCSO, DPS rescue quad rider after rollover - Prescott Daily Courier
Google News - almost 6 years
The caller told dispatchers that she thought her husband, Jon Provost, 51, of Tucson broke his collarbone when his quad rolled over on him, D'Evelyn said. The trail Provost was riding on is designated for off-road vehicles with high clearance like
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THE WAY WE LIVE NOW: 5-1-05; Let the Fur Fly
NYTimes - almost 12 years
Where have all the Lassies gone? Who can forget that noble collie who had her own show on Sunday-night TV and was a kid's best friend, there for the hugging when you needed her to be? She was an honorary member of the show's perfect nuclear family -- the whey-faced Timmy, played by Jon Provost; his earnest mother, played by June Lockhart; and his
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Corrections
NYTimes - over 12 years
A picture caption in The Arts on Thursday with an article about two former stars of the ''Lassie'' television show, June Lockhart and Jon Provost, misstated the timing of their work on the show. They were not the original stars; Jan Clayton and Tommy Rettig were.
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AT LUNCH WITH: June Lockhart, Jon Provost and Lassie; Three TV Stars; One's Not Talking
NYTimes - over 12 years
It may not be up there with rescuing Timmy from the well or chasing away the shotgun-happy neighbor, but there is news on the Lassie front. Just this week, Lassie learned to eat with a fork. Oh, the surprises of lunch with June Lockhart and, well, a dog answering to Lassie. Forty-six years after the former starred in a show that had the same name
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PERSONAL BUSINESS; Courtship Of Variable Annuities
NYTimes - about 17 years
BY the time Paul Petersen was 21, he had bought 5 new houses, 20 cars and 30 television sets. One of the cars, a stunning gold Cadillac convertible with a black leather interior, still makes him sigh. Mr. Petersen made a small fortune as a teenage star on a hit TV series of the 1960's, ''The Donna Reed Show.'' But when it ended its eight-year run,
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Hugh Reilly, 82, Played Father on 'Lassie'
NYTimes - over 18 years
Hugh Reilly, who played the father on the classic television show ''Lassie,'' died on Friday at his home here. He was 82. The cause was emphysema, said his son Josh. Mr. Reilly played the role of Paul Martin on the CBS show from 1958 to 1964 with June Lockhart as his wife, Ruth, and Jon Provost as their son, Timmy. The show appeared on the network,
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Former Stars Seek More Safeguards for Present Ones
NYTimes - over 19 years
As children, they reaped success early -- perhaps too early. As adults, they paid a price, watching fame fade and struggling to remake careers. Now, motivated by their experiences, they have joined forces in what is at once an unusual self-help group and an even more unusual political lobby. They are former child stars whose screen identities are
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Tommy Rettig, 54, Actor on 'Lassie'
NYTimes - about 21 years
Tommy Rettig, the first boy to play Lassie's master on television, was found dead in his home in Marina del Rey on Thursday. He was 54. The cause of death was not known, the Los Angeles County coroner's office said. Mr. Rettig was already a child star with movie and stage credits when he was picked from among 500 applicants in 1954 to play Lassie's
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FROM LASSIE TO PEE-WEE
NYTimes - over 28 years
LEAD: Yo! That's Bonita Granville Wrather, the producer of ''Lassie,'' with Jon Provost and Lassie, not me, in the picture accompanying your article on children's television. JUNE LOCKHART Santa Monica, Calif. Yo! That's Bonita Granville Wrather, the producer of ''Lassie,'' with Jon Provost and Lassie, not me, in the picture accompanying your
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jon Provost
    FIFTIES
  • 2008
    Age 57
    In August 2008, Provost was honored with a "Lifetime Achievement Award" at the Pocono Mountains Film Festival.
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  • 2007
    Age 56
    His memoirs, Timmy's in the Well: The Jon Provost Story, were released in November 2007 (Cumberland House Publishing, ISBN 1-58182-619-2).
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  • FORTIES
  • 1994
    Age 43
    Today, Provost continues to attend celebrity conventions and autograph parties. He sometimes appears on network news programs to speak about classical television and American culture. In 1994, Provost received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7080 Hollywood Blvd.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1990
    Age 39
    In 1990, Provost was honored by the Young Artist Foundation with its Former Child Star "Lifetime Achievement" Award for his role as Timmy Martin on the original Lassie series, and in 1991, he returned to television with a recurring role on The New Lassie series as real estate agent, Steve McCullough.
    More Details Hide Details In one nostalgic episode, he appeared together with Tommy Rettig. In another episode, June Lockhart reprised her role as Timmy's mother, Ruth Martin. In an incredible twist, the audience learned Timmy was never properly adopted by the Martins and forced to remain in the States while they continued on to Australia. Timmy was then adopted by the McCullough family and began using the name, Steve McCullough.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1964
    Age 13
    In 1964, however, Provost was fourteen and chose not to renew his contract though Campbell's Soup Company, the sponsor, wanted three more years.
    More Details Hide Details With Provost out of the picture, the format of the series was revamped. The Martins were sent to Australia to teach agriculture while Lassie was forced to remain in the United States because of quarantine regulations. Robert Bray was then cast as forest ranger Corey Stuart, Lassie's new owner from 1964-1968. Although different collies were featured throughout the run of all three series, Lassie was presumed to be the same collie, which would have made her at least 15 years old at the end of the third series. Provost's career as a television child star ended, and he left show business when he was eighteen. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and worked for a time in the field of special education. Later, he sold real estate in Sonoma County north of San Francisco and donated his time to various causes.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1957
    Age 6
    For seven seasons, 1957–1964, audiences grew to love Timmy and his adventures with Lassie.
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    In 1957, Provost acquired the role of Timmy Martin in the CBS television series Lassie.
    More Details Hide Details He joined the show at the top of the fourth season as co-star to Tommy Rettig, Jan Clayton, and George Cleveland. Midpoint in the season, George Cleveland died and the show was completely revamped with Provost becoming the human star after the departures of Rettig and Clayton. Hugh Reilly and June Lockhart joined the show in 1958 as Timmy's parents (roles had been played by Jon Shepodd and Cloris Leachman). On December 25, 1958, Provost and Lassie were holiday guests on NBC's The Ford Show, Starring Tennessee Ernie Ford. This was the only time of the five years that the Ford program ran that an episode actually aired on Christmas Day. Ford sang the carol "Some Children See Him" for the first time on this episode.
  • 1950
    Born
    Born on March 12, 1950.
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