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 entitled "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 - 1961 2 More Events
1962 33 Years Old Breck's first starring role in a film was Lad, A Dog in 1962. … Read More
1963 34 Years Old Between 1963 and 1965 Breck made three guest appearances on Perry Mason, including the roles of defendant William Sherwood in the 1964 episode, "The Case of the Antic Angel," and defendant Peter Warren in the 1965 episode, "The Case of the Gambling Lady." … 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


1969 40 Years Old In 1969, Breck was cast in an episode of The Donald O'Connor Show. … Read More


1990 61 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1990, Breck appeared in the Canadian cult film Terminal City Ricochet.
1991 - 1993 2 More Events
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 had been suffering from dementia and could no longer sign autographs for fans, although she said that he still read and enjoyed their letters. … Read More
2012 83 Years Old 1 More Event
Thereafter, Diane Breck reported that her husband was hospitalized on January 10, 2012.
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