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Robert made his acting debut in 1971 in a memorable episode of the classic television series BONANZA (featuring fellow WestFest guest Mitch Vogel), and appeared in his brother David Carradine’s iconic series Kung Fu a few months later. Robert’s first film was the John Wayne classic, The Cowboys (directed by Mark Rydell), and he reprised his role in the television series based on the film, produced by BONANZA’s creator, David Dortort. Robert is fondly remembered for his role in the cult comedy classic, Revenge of the Nerds (1984), and its sequels.
Robert's IMDB Page
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Michael is an Award Winning Actor, Award Winning Author, Celebrity Radio Talk Show Host has starred or co-starred in 30 films and 150 television shows including BONANZA, Daniel Boone, Cheyenne and Custer (as “Crazy Horse”). Important Western film roles include Westbound in 1958 (with Randolph Scott and directed by Bud Boetticher), Apache Rifles (1964) and Arizona Raiders (1965), both with Audie Murphy, and in 1975, Michael played the title role in the cult Western, Winterhawk.
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Making his professional acting debut at the tender age of six months, Darby is best-known for his portrayal of the legendary frontiersman’s son, "Israel," on the hugely popular series, Daniel Boone, starring Fess Parker. The active actor-producer and author (of the recently published autobiography, Growing Up Israel: My Life in Pictures) has also appeared in numerous classic series, including Wagon Train, Route 66 and The Big Valley. Darby is proud to be an advocate for child performers as a member of the SAG-AFTRA Young Performer’s Committee; A Minor Consideration; and the advisory committee for Looking Ahead, a non-profit that helps young performers.
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An accomplished writer (Bonanza: The Return), producer (Fame, the series) and director (A Gun, A Hat, and A Horse: America’s Western Story) as well as actor, Michael is fondly remembered by TV Western fans as “Enterprise” cabin boy "Chip" on Riverboat, with Darren McGavin, Burt Reynolds and John Mitchum. Appearing in 18 films and over 100 TV shows as a child actor, Michael’s Western roles include BONANZA, Wagon Train and The Virginian. Disney fans will recall Michael from Sammy the Way-Out Seal; The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes; Now You See Him, Now You Don't; and The Shaggy D.A. Michael's father, John McGreevey, was an award-winning writer of many classic TV Westerns.
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'Yellowstone' & 'High Chaparral'
Rudy is winning new generations of fans as respected reservation elder “Felix Long” in the enormously popular modern Western, Yellowstone, but the versatile actor began his series career at age 19 portraying half-Native “Wind” in the ground-breaking Western, THE HIGH CHAPARRAL. Recognized as an outstanding performer on stage as well as on big and small screens, Rudy’s appearances in the genre include The Virginian, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: The Movie and The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams. For Western trivia fans, Rudy and Mark Slade played partners in a 1979 episode of the short-lived police drama, Paris, starring James Earl Jones.
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California native Roberta began performing as an actress and singer while still a child, and soon had featured roles in The Pinky Lee Show, The Mickey Mouse Club, Annette and Father Knows Best. She vied with Annette Funicello for the affections of Tim Considine in the classic comedy, The Shaggy Dog. TV Western fans recall her affectionally as “Betsy Garth,” daughter of Shiloh ranch owner Judge Garth (Lee J. Cobb) in The Virginian. Roberta has worked as a disc jockey, and for trivia buffs, Roberta’s distinctive yodeling can be heard on the classic album of International songs, “It’s a Small World (After All).” She has performed in numerous TV Westerns, including Maverick, Wagon Train, and Laramie.
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'Little House on the Prairie'
A native Californian, Charlotte graduated from the prestigious Pasadena Playhouse and early TV guest spots included several episodes each of The Loretta Young Show, Bachelor Father and My Three Sons (the latter with her future husband, Tim Considine). She was in Speedway (with Elvis Presley and Nancy Sinatra) and The Cheyenne Social Club (directed by Gene Kelly and starring James Stewart and Henry Fonda). Her TV Westerns include Stoney Burke, The Virginian and Gunsmoke. Charlotte guest-starred twice on BONANZA, once as an unusual love-interest for “Candy” (David Canary). She’s also worked twice with eccentric auteur filmmaker David Lynch. She is most fondly remembered as Little House on the Prairie’s beloved schoolmarm, “Eva Beadle.”
Charlotte's IMDB Page
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'Walking Tall', 'Here Come the Brides'
The multiple award-winning actor, writer, producer and director was born in Sweden but emigrated to the United States alone at age 17. An ex-U.S. Marine and member of the Martial Arts Masters Hall of Fame, Bo is perhaps best known as “Sheriff Buford Pusser” in films and the Walking Tall series. He was “Big Swede” in Here Come the Brides, and appeared in numerous series including Lancer, Daniel Boone, The High Chaparral, The Virginian and Mission: Impossible (opposite Pernell Roberts, who became a lifelong friend). A favorite of director Quentin Tarantino, Bo played the fun-loving offensive lineman “Joe Bob Priddy” in North Dallas Forty, the heroic airline pilot in The Delta Force, and Clint Eastwood's rival in Heartbreak Ridge.
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A native of California, Mitch was bitten by the acting bug at a young age, appearing in local theater productions which led to guest spots on TV shows, one of the first being BONANZA. Mitch was in Yours, Mine and Ours (starring Henry Fonda and Lucille Ball, and with future BONANZA co-star Tim Matheson) which led to his Golden Globe-nominated performance in The Reivers (starring Steve McQueen and directed by Mark Rydell). Next came his signature role as “Jamie,” a young, itinerant orphan eventually adopted by “Ben Cartwright” (Lorne Greene) in BONANZA. In-between Mitch starred in a pair of TV movies for Disney: Menace on the Mountain and The Boy From Dead Man’s Bayou (also known as Bayou Boy). Other notable appearances include Gunsmoke, Here Come the Brides, Little House on the Prairie, The Quest, and Texas Detour (1978, with Patrick Wayne and Cameron Mitchell).