Peter Breck

Born Mar 13, 1929

Joseph Peter Breck was an American character actor of stage, who has played roles on television and in film. The rugged, dark-haired Breck played the gambler and gunfighter Doc Holliday on the ABC series Maverick but is best known for his role as Victoria Barkley's hot-tempered, middle son Nick in the popular 1960s ABC Western, The Big Valley.… Read More

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1929 Birth Born on March 13, 1929.


1956 27 Years Old In 1956, he and David Janssen appeared in John Bromfield's syndicated series Sheriff of Cochise in the episode "The Turkey Farmers". … Read More
1958 29 Years Old He also appeared with fellow guest star Diane Brewster in the 1958 episode "The Lady Gambler" of the ABC western series Tombstone Territory, starring Pat Conway and Richard Eastham. … Read More


1959 30 Years Old From January 1959 to May 1960, Breck starred as Clay Culhane, the gunfighter-turned-lawyer in the ABC western Black Saddle, with secondary roles for Russell Johnson, Anna-Lisa, J. … Read More
1962 33 Years Old Breck's first starring role in the 1962 film, Lad, A Dog. … Read More
1965 36 Years Old From 1965 to 1969, Breck starred in The Big Valley, having portrayed Nick Barkley, ramrod of the Barkley ranch and son to Barbara Stanwyck's character Victoria Barkley. … Read More


1990 61 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In 1990, Breck appeared in the Canadian cult film Terminal City Ricochet.
1993 64 Years Old In the 1993 movie The Unnamable II: The Statement of Randolph Carter, Breck played Sheriff Hatch.
1996 67 Years Old In 1996, he appeared in an episode of the new version of The Outer Limits.
1998 69 Years Old Breck pro­vided the voice of Farmer Brown in Crit­ters, a 1998 episode of The New Bat­man Adven­tures.
2002 73 Years Old His last television performance was on an episode of John Doe in 2002. … Read More
2010 81 Years Old In June 2010, Breck's wife Diane announced on his website that the actor has been suffering from dementia and can no longer sign autographs for fans, although he still reads and enjoys their letters. … Read More
2012 83 Years Old 1 More Event
According to his wife Diane, Breck was hospitalized on January 10, 2012.
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