Larry Pennell

Television and Film Actor
Born Feb 21, 1928

Larry "Bud" Pennell, aka Alessandro Pennelli, is an American television and film actor. Born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, he is mainly a supporting actor, best known for his role as "Dash Riprock," the conceited, image-conscious, and macho Hollywood movie star courting "Elly May Clampett" in the hit television series The Beverly Hillbillies.… Read More

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1928 Birth Born in 1928.


1948 20 Years Old According to his page on, Pennell was a power-hitting left-handed first baseman and outfielder in the Boston Braves organization between 1948 and 1953. … Read More
1955 27 Years Old Pennell started acting in 1955, as "Oliver Brown" in the movie Seven Angry Men (1955), a low-budget movie about abolitionist John Brown, starring Raymond Massey. … Read More


1959 31 Years Old After 1959, he mainly stuck with television, making guest appearances in shows like Death Valley Days, The Outlaws, Sea Hunt, Wagon Train, The Big Valley, The Virginian, and Dragnet.
1961 33 Years Old In 1961, he was given a lead role in the television series Ripcord, an action/adventure series about skydiving, in which he co-starred, as "Ted McKeever", with Ken Curtis as his older mentor, becoming somewhat of a television idol; the show ran for seventy-six episodes between 1961 and 1963.
1965 37 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1965, Pennell played in Karl May's "Old Surehand" (1965) as "The General".


1971 43 Years Old …  Ron Hayes had played his brother "Garth Holden" in six Lassie episodes in the 1971–1972 season. … Read More


1992 64 Years Old In 1992, Selleck would get Pennell to join him again in the motion picture Mr. Baseball (1992). … Read More
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