Ron Hayes

United States Marine
Born Feb 26, 1929

Ronald G. Hayes was an American television actor who, as an activist in the environmental movement, worked for the establishment of the first Earth Day, observed on April 22, 1970. He was a member of the Sierra Club and a founder of the ecological interest group Wilderness World. In his acting career, Hayes appeared primarily on Westerns, but he also had starring or recurring roles in several series, including The Everglades, The Rounders, and Lassie.… Read More

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1929 Birth Born on February 26, 1929.


1952 23 Years Old Hayes was born to Sam Hayes and the former Marion de Rode Brune in San Francisco. Both parents were heavily involved in the theater and acting. Hayes graduated in 1952 from nearby Stanford University with a degree in foreign relations. … Read More
In 1957, Hayes moved with his wife, Joan, and their three children, Vanessa, Peter, and Heidi, to Hollywood to launch an acting career.


1959 - 1960 2 More Events
1961 32 Years Old In the 1961-62 season, Hayes appeared in all 38 episodes as Lincoln Vail, officer of Florida's Everglades County Patrol, in the half-hour syndicated adventure series The Everglades.
1964 35 Years Old In 1964, he appeared once on John Gavin's Destry as Jethro Jellico in "Blood Brother-in-law".
1965 36 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1965, he was cast as Jamie Brewster in the episode "A Long Way Home" of A Man Called Shenandoah.
1966 37 Years Old 1 More Event
From 1966, Hayes co-starred as Ben Jones in M-G-M's short-lived ABC comedy-Western series The Rounders about cowpokes on a Texas cattle ranch, with Chill Wills as rancher Jim Ed Love and Patrick Wayne, a son of John Wayne, in the role of Howdy Lewis. … Read More
1967 38 Years Old In 1967, Hayes appeared twice as George Moran on Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color, with Roger Mobley in the title role. … Read More
1968 39 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1968, he appeared in the last episode of the first season of Ironside.


1969 40 Years Old From 1969-72, after Robert Bray, as Forest Ranger Corey Stuart, had departed the series, Hayes appeared seven times on CBS's Lassie, six of those in 1971-1972 in the role of rancher Garth Holden. … Read More


1979 50 Years Old In 1979, Hayes portrayed a Sheriff Pinter in Arness's ABC series How the West Was Won. … Read More
1980 51 Years Old His last recurring work was as Hank Johnson in 1980-1981 in six episodes of CBS's prime time soap opera Dallas.
1983 54 Years Old Thereafter, in 1983, he appeared as Tim Coulton in "Children of Jamestown" of NBC's The A-Team starring George Peppard. … Read More


2004 76 Years Old Died on October 1, 2004.
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