Don Gordon

Show Count: 16
Series Count: 3
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Old Time Radio
Born: November 13, 1926, Los Angeles, California, USA

Don Gordon (born November 13, 1926) is an American film and television actor. He is sometimes billed as Donald Gordon.

Life and career 

Gordon was born in Los Angeles, California, as Donald Walter Guadagno.

His most notable film roles were those in which he appeared alongside his friend Steve McQueen -- Bullitt, Papillon and The Towering Inferno. Earlier, he had twice guest starred on McQueen's CBS western series, Wanted: Dead or Alive.

Gordon appeared in the 1959 episode "In a Deadly Fashion" of the syndicated television series Border Patrol, starring Richard Webb. He also guest starred in John Bromfield's syndicated crime drama, U.S. Marshal.

In 1962, Gordon was nominated for one Primetime Emmy Award for his role as Joey Tassili on CBS's legal drama, The Defenders, starring E.G. Marshall.

Another early appearance from Gordon was in a memorable supporting role in CBS's The Twilight Zone episodes "The Four of Us Are Dying" and "The Self-Improvement of Salvadore Ross."

In the 1960-1961 season, Gordon was a cast member of the syndicated series, The Blue Angels, with co-stars Dennis Cross, Warner Jones, Morgan Jones, and Mike Galloway, based on the elite precision flight demonstration pilots of the United States Navy Blue Angels.

In 1963, Gordon appeared in the episode "Without Wheat, There is No Bread" of the CBS anthology series, The Lloyd Bridges Show. That same year, he appeared on NBC'smedical drama, The Eleventh Hour. In the 1963-1964 season, he played a soldier returning from South Vietnam in the ABC drama Channing, set on the fictitious Channing College campus and co-starring Jason Evers and Henry Jones.

Still another 1963 performance was as Quinn Serrato, with Harry Dean Stanton as Nick Crider and William Schallert as Sully Mason, in the episode "Nobody Dies on Saturday" of the NBC modern western series, Empire, starring Richard Egan as the New Mexico rancher Jim Redigo.

His other science-fiction roles were on episodes of The Outer Limits entitled "The Invisibles" and "Second Chance." In 1974, he played a former convict, who is murdered by the character played by Dick Van Dyke in the Columbo episode "Negative Reaction", starring Peter Falk.

In 1981, Gordon played the assistant of the Antichrist Damien Thorn in Omen III: The Final Conflict. He had a bit part as a police officer in Lethal Weapon, starring Mel Gibson andDanny Glover. In 1983, he appeared on CBS's The Dukes Of Hazzard as hit man Frank Scanlon, in the sixth season episode "Enos' Last Chance".

Gordon's last credited film work was the 2005 documentary, Steve McQueen – The Essence of Cool. Gordon was interviewed along with several others who had worked with McQueen, including Robert Culp, Robert Vaughn, Eli Wallach, Martin Landau, and Lord Attenborough.

Source: Wikipedia

Captain MidnightCaptain Midnight
Show Count: 117
Broadcast History: 17 October 1939 to 27 March 1940, 30 September 1940 to 3 July 1942, 28 September 1942 to 17 June 1949 and 20 September to 15 December 1949
Cast: Art Hern, Bill Bouchey, Ed Prentiss, Paul Barnes, Shirley Bell, Billy Rose, Jack Bivens, John Coons, Boris Aplon, Rene Rodier, Sharon Grainger, Olan Soule, Angeline Orr, Marilou Neumayer, Sherman Marks
Curtain TimeCurtain Time
Show Count: 6
Broadcast History: 22 July 1938 to 31 March 1939, 4 July 1945 to 27 June 1946, and 13 July 1946 to 29 March 1950
Sponsor: Kix Cereal
Cast: Olan Soule, Betty Lou Gerson, Louise Fitch, Harry Elders, Nannette Sargent, Betty Winkler, George Cisar, Beryl Vaughn, Sunda Love, Sidney Ellstrom, Maurice Copeland, Michael Romano
Director: Harry Holcomb, Blair Walliser
Host: Patrick Allen
Tom Mix Ralston Straight Shooters, TheTom Mix Ralston Straight Shooters, The
Show Count: 27
Broadcast History: Sept 25th, 1933 - December 16th, 1951
Cast: Russell Thorson, Curley Bradley
In early 1933, a survey of local school children determined their top western hero was Tom Mix, and from there, Tom Mix Ralston Straight Shooters was created as a new juvenile western radio adventure series.