biography

Born Kevin Connors in Brooklyn on April 10, 1921, actor Chuck Connors was an avid athlete and intelligent student in his youth. He attended Seton Hall College but dropped out to join the Army. Following the end of World War II, Connors started a basketball career with the Boston Celtics but soon ditched basketball for baseball, playing in both the major and minor leagues. He married first wife Elizabeth in October 1948, and with a growing family that would soon include four sons, Connors longed for a career with a steady paycheck. After stints with the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Chicago Cubs, Connors was playing baseball for a Los Angeles minor league team when a talent scout spotted him. He was quickly cast in the Spencer Tracy/Katherine Hepburn MGM comedy Pat and Mike (1952; with Aldo Ray).

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Baseball cards featuring Chuck Connors. LEFT: Montreal Royals card from 1950. RIGHT: Los Angeles Angels card from 1952

Connors demonstrated a strong talent for acting and soon abandoned baseball for this new pursuit, where his rugged 6'5" frame made him a natural in westerns and in crime dramas. He freelanced in such films as the Allied Artists war picture Dragonfly Squadron (1954; with John Hodiak and Bruce Bennett), AIP's teen delinquent flick Hot Rod Girl (1956; with Lori Nelson and John Smith), and the MGM western The Hired Gun (1957; with Rory Calhoun and Vince Edwards). He finally found fame as the title character in the ABC TV series The Rifleman (1958-1963).

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The Human Jungle (1954)

Jan Sterling and Chuck ConnorsGary Merrill and Chuck Connors

From the Allied Artists noir release The Human Jungle. LEFT: With Jan Sterling. RIGHT: With Gary Merrill

Three Stripes in the Sun (1955) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Chuck Connors, Aldo Ray, and Dick York

With Aldo Ray and Dick York in the war-themed romance Three Stripes in the Sun

Old Yeller (1957) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Tommy Kirk and Chuck Connors

With Tommy Kirk in the Disney tearjerker Old Yeller

The Rifleman (1958-1963 ABC TV Series) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

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LEFT and CENTER: With Johnny Crawford in Connors' popular western series The Rifleman. RIGHT: Connors shaves in his dressing room

Geronimo (1962) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Pat Conway and Chuck Connors

Connors as the title character in the western Geronimo with John Anderson

Flipper (1963) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Luke Halpin, Kathleen Maguire, and Chuck Connors

With Luke Halpin and Kathleen Maguire in the MGM family picture Flipper

Move Over, Darling (1963) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Doris Day, Chuck Connors, and James GarnerChuck Connors

From the enjoyable 20th Century Fox farce Move Over, Darling, a remake of My Favorite Wife (1940). LEFT: With Doris Day and James Garner. RIGHT: Connors enjoys attention after being rescued

Synanon (1965) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Alex Cord and Chuck ConnorsChuck Connors and Stella Stevens

LEFT: With Alex Cord in the groundbreaking Columbia drama Synanon, a tale of drug addiction and rehabilitation based on the organization of the same name. RIGHT: With Stella Stevens

Kill Them All and Come Back Alone (1968) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

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From the spaghetti western Kill Them All and Come Back Alone

Captain Nemo and the Underwater City (1969) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Chuck Connors

As Senator Fraser in the MGM release Captain Nemo and the Underwater City

The Deserter (1971)

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From the Italian western The Deserter

99 and 44/100% Dead (1974) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

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As Marvin 'The Claw' Zuckerman in John Frankenheimer's crime thriller 99 and 44/100% Dead

later years

Long days working on The Rifleman series took its toll on Connor's marriage, which ended in 1961. The following year, he met Indian-born actress Kamala Devi on the set of Geronimo (1962), and the couple married in 1963. Devi also appeared on Connor's TV series Branded (1965-1966) and Cowboy in Africa (1967-1968), but the pair divorced in 1972. When filming Soylent Green (1973), he met actress Faith Quabius, and after appearing in a few more films together, Connors and Quabius married in 1977, but this marriage was short-lived and Connors never married again. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Connors did a number of films and continued working in television, but in the early 1990s lung cancer forced him into retirement. Sadly, Chuck Connors passed away on November 10, 1992, at the age of 71. He was survived by four sons and three grandchildren.

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West Point: The Complete Series [DVD](1956) DVD
To ensure verisimilitude, the producers of this 1956-57 series following the dramatic lives of West Point cadets sought (and received) the cooperation of the military academy as well as the U.S. Department of Defense. Boasting storylines based on actual case files, the program also featured memorable guest stars, including Chuck Connors, Clint Eastwood, and Barbara Eden; Donald May portrayed a fictional cadet early on; includes nine episodes written by a pre-"Star Trek" Gene Roddenberry. AKA: "The West Point Story." <> Standard; Soundtrack: English. 39 episodes on 4 discs. 13 hrs.
The Rifleman [DVD] DVD
Includes "Mail Order Groom," "The Outlaw's Inheritance" and "Day of the Hunter." 73 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English. Plays All Regions.
Branded: The Complete First Season [DVD](1965) DVD
All 16 episodes from the series' debut season--including "Survival," "The Rules of the Game," the three-part "The Mission," "The Brave Endure," and "Price of a Name"--are featured in a three-disc set. 6 3/4 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; bonus "Rifleman" and "Four Star Playhouse" episodes; biography.
Branded: The Complete Second Season [DVD](1965) DVD
All 32 episodes from season two--including "Judge Not," "I Killed Jason McCord," "The Greatest Coward on Earth," "Nice Day for a Hanging," and "Kellie"--are featured in a three-disc set. 13 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; featurettes.
Branded: The Complete Series [DVD] DVD
Chuck Connors was "scorned as the one who ran" in this 1965-66 frontier drama as Jason McCord, a decorated 1870s Cavalry officer wrongly accused of cowardice as the sole survivor of a battle with Indians. Drummed out of the army, McCord wanders the plains, helping people in need and trying to clear his name. All 48 episodes of the series--including "Survival," the three-part "The Mission," "The Brave Endure," "I Killed Jason McCord," and "Kellie"--are featured in a six-disc set. 19 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; featurettes. 48 episodes on 6 discs. 19 hrs.
Arrest & Trial, Part 1 (3 DVD Set) [DVD](1963) DVD
Nine episodes from the first and only season--including "A Shield Is for Hiding Behind," "A Roll of the Dice," "The Black Flower," "Birds of a Feather," and "Tears from a Silver Dipper"--are featured in a three-disc set. 11 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English. **9 episodes on 3 discs. 11 hrs.**
Arrest & Trial, Part 2 (3 DVD Set) [DVD](1963) DVD
Nine episodes from the first and only season--including "Journey into Darkness," "The Witness," "He Ran for His Life," "My Name Is Martin Burnham," and "Some Weeks Are All Mondays"--are featured in a three-disc set. 11 1/4 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English. **9 episodes on 3 discs. 11 1/4 hrs.**
Arrest & Trial: The Complete Series [DVD] DVD
All 30 episodes of the series are presented in a 10-disc set. 37 1/2 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English. **30 episodes on 10 discs. 37 1/2 hrs.**
Night Gallery: Season Three [DVD](1972) DVD
All 15 episodes from the third and final season--featuring such stories as "The Return of the Sorcerer," "The Girl with the Hungry Eyes," "Whisper," "Hatred Unto Death," and "How to Cure the Common Vampire"--are included in a two-disc set. 6 1/2 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH); audio commentary; featurette. **15 episodes on 2 discs. 6 1/2 hrs.**
The Yellow Rose: The Complete Series [DVD](1983) DVD
Set on a family-owned-and-operated 200,000-acre ranch in Texas, this 1983-84 nighttime soap opera chronicled the scheming, jealousy, greed, and rivalry that dominated the lives of Champion brothers Roy (David Soul) and Quisto (Edward Albert), and their late father's young widow, Colleen (Cybill Shepherd). Sam Elliott, Chuck Connors, Noah Beery, Jr. also star. <> Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono. 22 episodes on 5 discs. 17 2/3 hrs.

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Pat And Mike [DVD](1952) DVD
Crisp direction from George Cukor and "cherce" Ruth Gordon/Garson Kanin dialogue highlight this comedy about shady sports promoter Spencer Tracy and his latest find, college gym teacher Katharine Hepburn. With William Ching, Aldo Ray, and early appearances by Charles Bronson and Chuck Connors. 95 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, French; theatrical trailers.
Code Two [DVD](1953) DVD
Ralph Meeker tops the cast of this biker-themed police thriller, portraying a cocky recruit in the LAPD nearly booted from training camp before joining the ranks of an elite motorcycle unit. Once empowered by the badge, Meeker and his partners pursue criminals working the black market. Hard-nosed picture mixing film noir and documentary styles co-stars Elaine Stewart, Keenan Wynn, and Robert Horton. 69 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Trouble Along The Way [DVD](1953) DVD
In this winning comedy-drama, John Wayne plays a trouble-making football coach who is hired by a New York Catholic college to get their terrible team into shape. The school is having problems meeting their bills, and Wayne must prep the team for a big gridiron match. Donna Reed, Charles Coburn, Tom Tully co-star. 110 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, French.
South Sea Woman [DVD](1953) DVD
"The Flame and the Arrow" co-stars Burt Lancaster and Virginia Mayo reunited for this spirited mix of adventure and comedy. Lancaster stars as a Marine gunnery sergeant on trial for desertion after the attack on Pearl Harbor who reluctantly relies on showgirl Mayo's testimony that he wasn't AWOL, but was actually helping the French resistance take out a Nazi supply ship. Chuck Connors also stars. 98 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH), French.
Three Stripes In The Sun [DVD](1955) DVD
Visiting Tokyo after the end of World War II, American military man Aldo Ray finds himself unable to contain his prejudice against the Japanese people. A chance meeting with a beautiful translator (Mitsuko Kimura) that turns to romance and firsthand encounters with Japanese orphans finally lead the soldier to open his closed mind. Romantic drama co-stars Philip Carey, Dick York, and Chuck Connors. 93 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Hot Rod Girl [DVD](1956) DVD
In an attempt to curb teenage drag racing in his town, policeman Chuck Connors sets up a supervised racetrack, but the accidental death of a boy threatens the lives of all involved in this early "teen drama." Mark Andrews, Lori Nelson star. 79 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English. Plays All Regions.
Poverty Row Studio Collections: American International, Vol. 1 [DVD] DVD
Two-disc set includes "The Fast and the Furious" (1954), "Hot Rod Girl," "A Bucket of Blood," and "Attack of the Giant Leeches."
Old Yeller: 2-Movie Collection [DVD] DVD
Get the hankies ready for this double-bill of family classics. First, "Old Yeller" (1957) is Disney's deeply moving drama set in the Texas frontier of the 1860s about a farm family who find their lives changed by the stray yellow dog they take in. Fess Parker, Dorothy McGuire, Tommy Kirk, Kevin Corcoran star. And, Old Yeller's son continues his father's legacy, protecting siblings Kirk and Corcoran against wild animals and an attack by hostile Indians in 19th-century Texas, in "Savage Sam" (1963). With Jeff York, Brian Keith. 188 min. total on two discs. Widescreen (Enhanced)/Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English (SDH), French; interview; featurette; bonus short "Bone Trouble" (1940).
Death In Small Doses [DVD](1957) DVD
Peter Graves shines as a government agent who goes undercover to investigate the use of illegal amphetamines by long-haul truck drivers in this classic crime drama based on a "Saturday Evening Post" expose. Will he find drugs in the big rigs? Or will his true identity be discovered first? Mala Powers, Chuck Connors, and Robert Williams co-star. 79 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Tomahawk Trail [DVD](1957) DVD
A West Point grad (George Niese) freshly assigned to run a fort deep within Apache territory finds himself all too quickly overwhelmed by the responsibility, as his reconnaissance patrol's horses are stolen and the outpost's troops slaughtered in his absence. A grizzled sergeant (Chuck Connors) wrests away command, knowing that court-martial awaits should their slim chances at survival pan out. John Smith, Susan Cummings, Harry Dean Stanton co-star. 62 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
The Big Country [DVD](1958) DVD
A sea captain retires to what he thinks will be a quiet life on the frontier and a happy marriage, only to find himself in the middle of a range war in this Western classic. Gregory Peck, Charlton Heston, Jean Simmons and, in an Oscar-winning role, Burl Ives star; William Wyler directs. 168 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby mono, French mono; Subtitles: French, Spanish; theatrical trailer.
The Big Country [Blu-ray](1958)
Director William Wyler's classic western stars Gregory Peck as former sea captain James McKay, who retires to what he thinks will be a quiet life on the frontier and a happy marriage. But McKay soon finds himself caught in the middle of a bitter range war being fought between two feuding families. With Jean Simmons, Carroll Baker, Charlton Heston, and Burl Ives (in a Best Supporting Oscar-winning performance). 165 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English DTS HD mono Master Audio, French Dolby Digital mono, Spanish Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Spanish; featurette; theatrical trailer; TV spot.
Geronimo [DVD](1962) DVD
Chuck Connors turns in a powerful performance as the mighty Apache warrior who is betrayed by cattlemen and the U.S. government, then heads to Mexico, where he and his people live as bandits. This thrilling Native American adventure offers a departure from typical action fare in that it makes an attempt at historical accuracy. Ross Martin, Adam West co-star. 101 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English.
Move Over, Darling [DVD](1963) DVD
Originally planned as the Marilyn Monroe vehicle "Something's Got to Give," this remake of 1940's "My Favorite Wife" was revamped for Doris Day. Returning home after being stranded on a remote island for five years, Day is shocked to discover that husband James Garner has remarried. Things get stickier when Garner learns that Doris wasn't on the island alone. With Polly Bergen, Chuck Connors, Don Knotts, Thelma Ritter. 103 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital stereo, Dolby Digital mono, Spanish Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish; featurettes; interview; photo gallery.
Flipper (1963)/Flipper's New Adventure (1964) [DVD] DVD
They call him "Flipper," that daring, dynamic dolphin who's "faster than lightning," and when a shark attacks the boy who cared for him after a life-threatening spearing, Flipper swims to the rescue. Heartfelt family adventure stars Chuck Connors, Luke Halpin, and Mitzi as Flipper. Then, filmdom's finny friend is back in "Flipper's New Adventure." This time, Flipper and human chum Halpin travel to the Bahamas and foil some modern-day buccaneers and their blackmail plot. With Pamela Franklin, Brian Kelly. 184 min. total. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French; theatrical trailers; bonus shorts "Salt Water Tabby" (1947), "Jerry and the Goldfish" (1951).
Synanon [DVD](1965) DVD
While "Reefer Madness" portrayed a somewhat hyperventilated view of the effects of drug use, this bold drama attempts a more realistic look at narcotics addicts trying to kick their dangerous habits. In order to bolster the film's feeling of authenticity, the movie was filmed at the Synanon House, an actual rehabilitation facility located in Santa Monica, California. Edmond O'Brien, Eartha Kitt, and Chuck Connors star. 104 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Kill Them All And Come Back Alone [DVD](1968) DVD
Civil War-era Southerner Chuck Connors recruits an expert knife thrower, a strongman, a dynamite expert, and an ambitious young follower to accompany him on a daring mission to raid a Union fort. Once the firing starts, who's going to be left alive...and who's going to their ultimate reward? Tough and thrilling spaghetti western co-stars Frank Wolff, Alberto Dell'Acqua. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English (dubbed); interview; photo gallery; theatrical trailer. Dubbed in English.
Captain Nemo And The Underwater City [DVD](1969) DVD
When their ship begins sinking, six people are rescued by Captain Nemo (Robert Ryan) and his submarine crew. After saving the seafarers, the cap takes them to a fantastic domed undersea city where everything is made of gold. The only trouble is, the survivors may never be able to get back to their homes! Chuck Connors, Nanette Newman, Luciana Paluzzi co-star. 106 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Support Your Local Gunfighter [DVD](1971) DVD
Pseudo-sequel to "Support Your Local Sheriff!" finds James Garner as a con man mistaken for a gunslinger in a Western town and making the best out of the situation. Laughs and shoot-outs abound in this fun-filled comic western. With Suzanne Pleshette, Jack Elam and Harry Morgan. 93 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby mono, Spanish mono; Subtitles: French, Spanish; theatrical trailer; scene access.
Colditz: Escape Of The Birdmen [Blu-ray](1971)
Based on a true story, this highly sought-after, made-for-TV World War II drama follows American officer Major Harry Cook (Doug McClure) as he's captured while aiding defecting Norwegian scientist Halden Brevik (Rene Auberjonois), who's been working with the Nazis on the atomic bomb. Locked inside Colditz Castle, Cook and Brevik mount an escape that involves using a makeshift glider to fly to Switzerland. Richard Basehart, Chuck Connors, Max Baer, Jr., Tom Skerritt also star. AKA: "The Birdmen," "Escape of the Birdmen." 85 min. Soundtrack: English.
Colditz: Escape Of The Birdmen [DVD](1971) DVD
Based on a true story, this highly sought-after, made-for-TV World War II drama follows American officer Major Harry Cook (Doug McClure) as he's captured while aiding defecting Norwegian scientist Halden Brevik (Rene Auberjonois), who's been working with the Nazis on the atomic bomb. Locked inside Colditz Castle, Cook and Brevik mount an escape that involves using a makeshift glider to fly to Switzerland. Richard Basehart, Chuck Connors, Max Baer, Jr., Tom Skerritt also star. AKA: "The Birdmen," "Escape of the Birdmen." 85 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
The Proud And The Damned [DVD](1972) DVD
Five young Confederate veterans find themselves caught in the middle of another civil war when they travel to Latin America and offer their services as mercenaries to a dictator. Will they be damned to do battle at the behest of the tyrant...or will they be proud, and defend a small town from attack? Western-flavored actioner stars Chuck Connors, Aron Kincaid, and Cesar Romero. 92 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
The Great American Western, Vol. 16 [DVD] DVD
Based on a classic Western by Zane Grey, "Fighting Caravans" (1931) has Gary Cooper in an early role, portraying a wagon scout charged with delivering his people to California. Albert Dekker plays famed lawman Bat Masterson who falls for a dance-hall girl, cleans up the town from nasty outlaws, and learns a lesson in a dangerous gun battle, in "The Woman of the Town" (1943). Claire Trevor, Barry Sullivan co-star. Five young Civil War veterans find themselves caught in the middle of another revolution when they travel to Central America and are captured by a dictator and forced to fight, in "The Proud and the Damned" (1972). Chuck Connors, Cesar Romero star. Finally, old photographs combine with stunning re-creations to paint a thrilling portrait of the men who inhabited an untamed America, in the documentary "The Old West Cowboy." 6 hrs. total.
Soylent Green [DVD](1973) DVD
In the year 2022, New York--and the world--is a mess, thanks to overpopulation, pollution and modern-day savagery. The government has a secret that will cure all of society's ills, and Charlton Heston is out to get it! Chuck Connors, Leigh Taylor-Young, Edward G. Robinson. 97 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French; theatrical trailer; audio commentary; documentary.
Soylent Green [Blu-ray](1973)
In the year 2022, New York--and the world--is a mess, thanks to overpopulation, pollution and modern-day savagery. The government has a miracle food that will cure all of society's ills, but police detective Charlton Heston is out to learn its shocking secret. Chuck Connors, Leigh Taylor-Young, and Edward G. Robinson (his last film) also star. 97 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; audio commentary; featurettes; theatrical trailer.
The Mad Bomber [DVD](1973) DVD
A madman (Chuck Connors) takes the law into his own hands with the help of some homemade explosives. Vince Edwards is the cop who must catch him before he blows stuff up real good again, but it turns out that the only person who may be able to finger the psychopath has a dark past of his own. Gripping crime drama co-stars Neville Brand, Hank Brandt. 90 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.
99 And 44/100% Dead (1974)/The Nickel Ride [DVD](1974) DVD
Hit man Richard Harris is hired by aging gang boss Edmond O'Brien to bump off rival Bradford Dillman. The job, though, is complicated by such quirky touches as albino alligators, a river full of cement-shoed corpses, and one-handed psycho killer Chuck Connors--who attaches lethal weapons to his stump--in director John Frankenheimer's offbeat actioner "99 and 44/100% Dead." AKA: "Call Harry Crown." Also, the crime drama "The Nickel Ride" stars Jason Miller as a small-time L.A. gangster whose maverick ways annoy his bosses, who send hit man Bo Hopkins to bring Miller in line...or, if he can't, to eliminate him. With Linda Haynes, John Hillerman; directed by Robert Mulligan. 197 min. total. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
The Legend Of Sea Wolf [DVD](1975) DVD
Dramatic adaptation of Jack London's novel stars Chuck Connors as Captain Wolf Larsen, a sadistic, obsessed seafarer who must confront his only fear on a danger-filled voyage. With Barbara Bach, Giuseppe Pambieri. AKA: "Wolf Larsen." 92 min.
Banjo Hackett [DVD](1976) DVD
Shot as a pilot to a possible TV series, this lighthearted frontier drama stars "Monday Night Football" legend Don Meredith as Banjo, a wandering horse-trader in the 1880s West who helps his orphaned 9-year-old nephew (Ike Eisenmann) locate the scurvy bounty hunter who stole the boy's prize mare. Chuck Connors, Jennifer Warren also star. 96 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Japanese.
The Night They Took Miss Beautiful [DVD](1977) DVD
In this popular made-for-TV drama, an airplane carrying five beauty contest queens--along with a strain of a deadly virus--is hijacked. Will the glamorous gals be rescued in time for the talent portion of their next pageant...or will biological horrors ruin their chances at any future glory? Gary Collins, Chuck Connors, Henry Gibson, Sheree North, Victoria Principal, and Stella Stevens star. 100 min. Soundtrack: English.
Roots (30th Anniversary Edition) [DVD](1977) DVD
The landmark TV mini-series, winner of seven Emmys, that traced the black experience in America through the struggles of one family from slavery to freedom is available in a four-disc set. Based on Alex Haley's best-seller, the program's impressive cast includes LeVar Burton, Lou Gossett, Jr., Ed Asner, Lorne Greene, Ben Vereen, Leslie Uggams, and Georg Stanford Brown. 9 1/2 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital mono, Spanish Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French; audio commentary; documentaries.
Tourist Trap [DVD](1979) DVD
When their car breaks down in the proverbial middle of nowhere, four young people are aided by the proprietor of a roadside wax museum. There's more to the owner and his eerie mannequins than meets the eye, however, as his "guests" soon discover...to their everlasting terror! Moody horror outing stars Chuck Connors, Tanya Roberts, Jocelyn Jones, and Robin Sherwood. 90 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.
Virus [DVD](1980) DVD
After a biological accident and nuclear attacks, the world's only survivors are a few hundred men and a handful of women living in Antarctica. Breathtaking locations and special effects star in this Japanese-made apocaliffhanger. All-star cast includes George Kennedy, Glenn Ford, Sonny Chiba, Olivia Hussey, and Chuck Connors. 106 min. Soundtrack: English.
The Capture Of Grizzly Adams [DVD](1982) DVD
Dan Haggerty returns as the famed wilderness man in this feature-length continuation of the popular '70s TV series. Framed for a murder he didn't commit, Adams must leave the safety of the forest in order to keep his niece from being sent to the orphanage, even if it means his capture. With Chuck Connors, Kim Darby, June Lockhart. 96 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH).
Airplane II: The Sequel [Blu-ray](1982)
Sight gag-laden sequel to the hit disaster movie spoof finds ex-pilot Robert Hays and stewardess Julie Hagerty having to man the controls once more when the first-ever lunar shuttle passenger flight gets re-routed towards the sun. Peter Graves and Lloyd Bridges return, with additional straight-faced support from William Shatner, Chuck Connors, Rip Torn, and Sonny Bono. 84 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English.
Airplane II: The Sequel [DVD](1982) DVD
More fabulous fun with the flight crew that can't keep a good laugh down. Take off into outer space for a second helping of zany sight gags with stars Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Peter Graves, William Shatner, and Sonny Bono. 85 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English.
Once Upon A Texas Train [DVD](1988) DVD
An all-star cast is featured in this throwback to the great westerns of old, with Willie Nelson as a legendary outlaw out to rob one more train. This acclaimed oater is filled with shoot-outs, chases and the likes of Richard Widmark, Shaun Cassidy, Royal Dano, Kevin McCarthy, and Angie Dickinson. AKA: "Texas Guns." 90 min. Soundtrack: English.
Salmonberries [DVD](1991) DVD
In her acclaimed film debut, singer k.d. lang plays a young, androgynous Eskimo woman living in Alaska who falls in love with a librarian from East Berlin. Rosel Zech and Chuck Connors also star in this unusual romance, in which lang sings "Barefoot." Directed by Percy Adlon ("Bagdad Cafe"). 94 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; photo gallery; music video; interviews.

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3 Days to a Kill (1991) with Fred Williamson, Bo Svenson, Henry Silva, and Van Johnson
The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw (1991) with Kenny Rogers, Rick Rossovich, Claude Akins, Gene Barry, David Carradine, Johnny Crawford, Brian Keith, Jack Kelly, Doug McClure, Hugh O'Brian, Mickey Rooney, and Clint Walker
Salmonberries (1991) with k.d. lang
Face the Edge (1990) with Russell Todd, Nels Van Patten, and Tracy Scoggins
Last Flight to Hell (1990) with Reb Brown
High Desert Kill (1989) with Anthony Geary and Marc Singer
Skinheads (1989) with Barbara Bain
Taxi Killer (1988) with Van Johnson and Jane Lynch
Trained to Kill (1988) with Ron O'Neal, Henry Silva, and Robert Z'Dar
Once Upon a Texas Train (1988) with Willie Nelson, Richard Widmark, Shaun Cassidy, Ken Curtis, Royal Dano, Jack Elam, Kevin McCarthy, Stuart Whitman, and Angie Dickinson
Inglorious Bastards 2: Hell's Heroes (1987) with Miles O'Keeffe and Fred Williamson
Maniac Killer (1987) with Bo Svenson and Robert Ginty
Sakura Killers (1987)
Terror Squad (1987)
Werewolf (1987) with Gail O'Grady
Summer Camp Nightmare (1987)
Balboa (1986) with Tony Curtis, Martine Beswick, Sonny Bono, Henry Jones, Steve Kanaly, Carol Lynley, and Cassandra Peterson
Hit Man (1982) with Jorge Rivero, Maud Adams, George Peppard, and Max von Sydow
The Vals (1982) with Sonny Bono, Sue Ane Langdon, Tiffany Bolling, and John Carradine
Airplane II: The Sequel (1982) with Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Lloyd Bridges, Peter Graves, William Shatner, Raymond Burr, Stephen Stucker, and Kent McCord
The Capture of Grizzly Adams (1982) with Dan Haggerty, Kim Darby, Noah Beery Jr., Keenan Wynn, and June Lockhart
Virus (1980) with Glenn Ford, Olivia Hussey, George Kennedy, Edward James Olmos, Henry Silva, Bo Svenson, and Robert Vaughn
Bordello (1979) with Michael Conrad, John Ireland, and Jorge Rivero
Day of the Assassin (1979) with Glenn Ford, Jorge Rivero, Richard Roundtree, and Henry Silva
Tourist Trap (1979) with Tanya Roberts
Standing Tall (1978) with Robert Forster, Will Sampson, L.Q. Jones, Robert Donner, and Linda Evans
The Night They Took Miss Beautiful (1977) with Gary Collins, Henry Gibson, Sheree North, Victoria Principal, Gregory Sierra, Phil Silvers, and Stella Stevens
Nightmare in Badham County (1976) with Deborah Raffin, Lynne Moody, Tina Louise, Robert Reed, Della Reese, Lana Wood, and Ralph Bellamy
Banjo Hackett (1976) with Don Meredith, Jeff Corey, Gloria DeHaven, L.Q. Jones, Jan Murray, Dan O'Herlihy, and Anne Francis
The Legend of Sea Wolf (1975) with Barbara Bach and Rik Battaglia
99 and 44/100% Dead (1974) with Richard Harris, Edmond O'Brien, Bradford Dillman, Ann Turkel, and Constance Ford
The Mad Bomber (1973) with Vince Edwards and Neville Brand
Soylent Green (1973) with Charlton Heston, Leigh Taylor-Young, Joseph Cotten, Edward G. Robinson, Mike Henry, and Whit Bissell
The Police Story (1973) with Vic Morrow, Edward Asner, Diane Baker, Ralph Meeker, David Doyle, and Barbara Rhoades
Horror at 37,000 Feet (1973) with Buddy Ebsen, Tammy Grimes, France Nuyen, William Shatner, Roy Thinnes, Will Hutchins, and Russell Johnson
Set This Town on Fire (1973) with Carl Betz, Lynda Day George, Jeff Corey, and Nancy Malone
Embassy (1972) with Richard Roundtree, Ray Milland, Broderick Crawford, and Max von Sydow
Pancho Villa (1972) with Telly Savalas, Clint Walker, and Anne Francis
Night of Terror (1972) with Martin Balsam, Donna Mills, Agnes Moorehead, John Karlen, and Mary Grace Canfield
The Proud and the Damned (1972) with Aron Kincaid and Cesar Romero
The Birdmen (1971) with Doug McClure, Rene Auberjonois, Richard Basehart, Max Baer Jr., Tom Skerritt, and Greg Mullavy
Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971) with James Garner, Suzanne Pleshette, Jack Elam, Harry Morgan, Joan Blondell, and Marie Windsor
The Deserter (1971) with Richard Crenna, Ricardo Montalban, Brandon De Wilde, Slim Pickens, Woody Strode, and Patrick Wayne
Captain Nemo and the Underwater City (1969) with Robert Ryan and Luciana Paluzzi
Kill Them All and Come Back Alone (1968)
Once Upon a Wheel (1968)
Blade Rider, Revenge of the Indian Nations (1966) with Burt Reynolds, Greg Morris, Lee Van Cleef, David Brian, and Robert Lansing
Broken Sabre (1966) with Peter Breck, Macdonald Carey, John Carradine, Wendell Corey, Robert Q. Lewis, Cesar Romero, and Patrick Wayne
Ride Beyond Vengeance (1966) with Michael Rennie, Joan Blondell, Gloria Grahame, Gary Merrill, Bill Bixby, and Claude Akins
Synanon (1965) with Edmond O'Brien, Stella Stevens, Alex Cord, Richard Conte, Eartha Kitt, and Alejandro Rey
Move Over, Darling (1963) with Doris Day, James Garner, Polly Bergen, Thelma Ritter, Fred Clark, Don Knotts, Edgar Buchanan, John Astin, Pat Harrington Jr., Max Showalter, and Alvy Moore
Flipper (1963) with Luke Halpin
Geronimo (1962) with Pat Conway, Armando Silvestre, Adam West, Ross Martin, and Denver Pyle
The Big Country (1958) with Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Carroll Baker, Charlton Heston, and Burl Ives
The Lady Takes a Flyer (1958) with Lana Turner, Jeff Chandler, Richard Denning, Alan Hale Jr., Jerry Paris, Dee J. Thompson, and Nestor Paiva
Old Yeller (1957) with Tommy Kirk, Dorothy McGuire, Fess Parker, Kevin Corcoran, and Beverly Washburn
The Hired Gun (1957) with Rory Calhoun, Anne Francis, and Vince Edwards
Death in Small Doses (1957) with Peter Graves, Mala Powers, and Merry Anders
Designing Woman (1957) with Gregory Peck, Lauren Bacall, Sam Levene, Mickey Shaughnessy, Jesse White, Edward Platt, and Alvy Moore
Tomahawk Trail (1957) with John Smith
Walk the Dark Street (1956)
Hot Rod Girl (1956) with Lori Nelson, John Smith, Roxanne Arlen, Frank Gorshin, and Dabbs Greer
Hold Back the Night (1956) with John Payne, Peter Graves, and Mona Freeman
Good Morning, Miss Dove (1955) with Jennifer Jones, Robert Stack, Marshall Thompson, Jerry Paris, and Mary Wickes
Three Stripes in the Sun (1955) with Aldo Ray, Philip Carey, and Dick York
Target Zero (1955) with Richard Conte, Peggie Castle, and Charles Bronson
The Human Jungle (1954) with Gary Merrill, Jan Sterling, Regis Toomey, Paula Raymond, and Claude Akins
Naked Alibi (1954) with Sterling Hayden, Gloria Grahame, Gene Barry, Marcia Henderson, Max Showalter, and Billy Chapin
Dragonfly Squadron (1954) with John Hodiak, Barbara Britton, Bruce Bennett, Gerald Mohr, John Lupton, and Benson Fong
South Sea Woman (1953) with Burt Lancaster, Virginia Mayo, and Hayden Rorke
Code Two (1953) with Ralph Meeker, Elaine Stewart, Sally Forrest, Keenan Wynn, Robert Horton, James Craig, Jeff Richards, and William Campbell
Trouble Along the Way (1953) with John Wayne, Donna Reed, Charles Coburn, Tom Tully, Marie Windsor, Dabbs Greer, and Leif Erickson
Pat and Mike (1952) with Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, and Aldo Ray

TELEVISION SERIES
Werewolf, 1987-1988 Fox Network TV series. Connors portrayed Janos Skorzeny
The Yellow Rose, 1983-1984 NBC TV series. Connors portrayed Jeb Hollister
Roots, 1977 ABC miniseries. Connors portrayed Tom Moore
Thrill Seekers, 1973-1974 syndicated TV series. Connors served as host for 52 episodes
Cowboy in Africa, 1967-1968 ABC TV series. Connors portrayed Jim Sinclair
Branded, 1965-1966 NBC TV series. Connors portrayed Jason McCord
Arrest and Trial, 1963-1964 ABC TV series. Connors portrayed John Egan
The Rifleman, 1958-1963 ABC TV series. Connors portrayed Lucas McCain

TELEVISION GUEST APPEARANCES
Guns of Paradise, episode Crossfire, originally aired February 17, 1990
Guns of Paradise, episode Honor Bound, originally aired April 15, 1989
Guns of Paradise, episode A Matter of Honor, originally aired April 8, 1989
Murder, She Wrote, episode Coal Miner's Slaughter, originally aired November 20, 1988
Spenser: For Hire, episode Children of a Tempest Storm, originally aired October 11, 1985
Murder, She Wrote, episode Joshua Peabody Died Here... Possibly, originally aired October 6, 1985
Spenser: For Hire, episode Promised Land, originally aired September 20, 1985
The Love Boat, episode Bricker's Boy/Lotions of Love/The Hustlers, originally aired October 8, 1983
Matt Houston, episode Get Houston, originally aired February 20, 1983
Fantasy Island, episode Sitting Duck/Sweet Suzi Swann, originally aired March 6, 1982
Best of the West, episode Frog's First Gunfight, originally aired January 7, 1982
Walking Tall, episode Kidnapped, originally aired January 31, 1981
Stone, episode Case Number HM-89428, Homicide, originally aired January 28, 1980
Police Story, episode Trash Detail, Front and Center, originally aired November 16, 1976
The Six Million Dollar Man, episode The Price of Liberty, originally aired September 28, 1975
Police Story, episode The Cutting Edge, originally aired September 16, 1975
Police Story, episode Across the Line, originally aired November 12, 1974
The Dean Martin Comedy Hour, episode Celebrity Roast: Bobby Riggs, originally aired March 8, 1974
The Dean Martin Comedy Hour, episode Celebrity Roast: Leo Durocher, originally aired January 17, 1974
Here's Lucy, episode Lucy and Chuck Connors Have a Surprise Slumber Party, originally aired December 17, 1973
Police Story, episode Slow Boy, originally aired March 20, 1973
Rod Serling's Night Gallery, episode The Ring with the Red Velvet Ropes, originally aired November 5, 1972
The Name of the Game, episode The Broken Puzzle, originally aired March 12, 1971
The Virginian, episode The Animal, originally aired January 20, 1971
The Hero, episode A Night to Remember to Forget, originally aired September 8, 1966
Password, episode Chuck Connors vs. Arlene Francis, originally aired October 9, 1961
The DuPont Show with June Allyson, episode Trial by Fear, originally aired February 8, 1960
The Adventures of Jim Bowie, episode Jim Bowie, Apache, originally aired March 28, 1958
The Adventures of Jim Bowie, episode Horse Thief, originally aired March 21, 1958
Zane Grey Theater, episode The Sharpshooter, originally aired March 17, 1958
Love That Jill, episode They Went Thataway, originally aired February 10, 1958
Date with the Angels, episode Double Trouble, originally aired January 15, 1958
Hey, Jeannie!, episode The Bet, originally aired January 1, 1958
The Restless Gun, episode Silver Threads, originally aired December 16, 1957
Wagon Train, episode The Charles Avery Story, originally aired November 13, 1957
G.E. True Theater, episode Thousand Dollar Gun, originally aired October 20, 1957
The Silent Service, episode The Flier Story, originally aired October 18, 1957
The Millionaire, episode The Hub Grimes Story, originally aired May 1, 1957
Tales of Wells Fargo, episode The Thin Rope, originally aired March 18, 1957
Tales of Wells Fargo, episode Sam Bass, originally aired June 10, 1957
West Point, episode The Army-Navy Game, originally aired January 11, 1957
The Gale Storm Show: Oh, Susanna!, episode The Witch Doctor, originally aired December 8, 1956
West Point, episode His Highness and the Halfback, originally aired November 30, 1956
West Point, episode The Operator and the Martinet, originally aired October 12, 1956
Crossroads, episode The Comeback, originally aired October 5, 1956
The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial, episode The Nevada Nightingale, originally aired September 28, 1956
Gunsmoke, episode The Preacher, originally aired June 16, 1956
The Star and the Story, episode The Thin Line, originally aired March 17, 1956
Frontier, episode Assassin, originally aired March 4, 1956
Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre, episode The Thread, originally aired February 21, 1956
Cavalcade of America, episode Barbed Wire Christmas, originally aired December 20, 1955
Matinee Theatre, episode O'Toole from Moscow, originally aired December 12, 1955
Four Star Playhouse, episode The Thin Line, originally aired December 1, 1955
Screen Directors Playhouse, episode The Brush Roper, originally aired November 23, 1955
The Star and the Story, episode The Man Who Was Dead, originally aired November 12, 1955
Adventures of Superman, episode Flight to the North, originally aired October 1, 1955
Schlitz Playhouse, episode O'Connor and the Blue-Eyed Felon, originally aired June 10, 1955
Private Secretary, episode Mr. Neanderthal, originally aired May 29, 1955
TV Reader's Digest, episode The Manufactured Clue, originally aired March 28, 1955
City Detective, episode Trouble in Toyland, originally aired March 8, 1955
Four Star Playhouse, episode The Good Sister, originally aired January 27, 1955
The Loretta Young Show, episode The Girl Who Knew, originally aired January 2, 1955
Four Star Playhouse, episode Vote of Confidence, originally aired November 4, 1954
G.E. True Theater, episode The Road to Edinburgh, originally aired October 31, 1954
Big Town, episode Semper Fi, originally aired October 25, 1954
Dear Phoebe, episode Bill Gets a Job, originally aired September 10, 1954

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