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Sam Elliott

Tall, thin, wiry Sam Elliott is the classic picture of the American cowboy. Elliott began his acting career on the stage and his film debut was in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969). Although his future wife, Katharine Ross co-starred in the film, the two did not meet until they filmed The Legacy (1978) Together. Over the years there would be few opportunities to act in feature westerns, but it would be television that gave him that opportunity, in The Sacketts (1979), The Shadow Riders (1982) and The Yellow Rose (1983), among others. He would also work in non-westerns, usually as a tough guy, as in Lifeguard (1976) and Road House (1989). In the 1990s, Elliott was back on the western trail, playing everyone from Brig. Gen. John Buford in the film Gettysburg (1993) to Wild Bill Hickok in the made-for-TV movie Buffalo Girls (1995). In 1991 he wrote the screenplay and co-starred with his wife in the made-for-TV western Conagher (1991).

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Cast Credits

1883 (2021)
Starring as Shea Brennan (10 episodes)
MacGruber (2021)
Guest starring as Perry MacGruber (8 episodes)
The Ranch (2016)
Starring as Beau Bennett (71 episodes)
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)
Guest starring as Sam Elliott
Grace and Frankie (2015)
Guest starring as Phil Milstein (4 episodes)
  • Episode 2x10: The Loophole (May 6, 2016) [Special Guest Star]
  • Episode 2x09: The Goodbyes (May 6, 2016) [Special Guest Star]
  • Episode 2x08: The Anchor (May 6, 2016) [Special Guest Star]
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The Talk (2010)
Guest starring as Sam Elliott
Justified (2010)
Guest starring as Avery Markham (12 episodes)
Parks and Recreation (2009)
Guest starring as Ron Dunn (3 episodes)
Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003)
Guest starring as Sam Elliott
Family Guy (1999)
Guest starring as Sam Elliott
Guest starring as Mayor Wild West (11 episodes)
Rough Riders (1997)
Starring as Capt. Bucky O'Neill
Buffalo Girls (1995)
Starring as Wild Bill Hickok
The Yellow Rose (1983)
Starring as Chance McKenzie (22 episodes)
The Sacketts (1979)
Starring as Tell Sackett
Aspen (1977)
Starring as Tom Keating (3 episodes)
  • Episode 1x03: Part 3 (Nov 7, 1977)
  • Episode 1x02: Part 2 (Nov 6, 1977)
  • Episode 1x01: Part 1 (Nov 5, 1977)
Once an Eagle (1976)
Starring as Sam Damon
Police Woman (1974)
Guest starring as Michael Gregory
The Manhunter (1974)
Guest starring as Will Gantry
Hawkins (1973)
Guest starring as Luther Wilkes
The Mod Squad (1968)
Guest starring as Rick Price
Hawaii Five-O (1968)
Guest starring as Jack Houston
Mannix (1967)
Guest starring as Bill Saunders
Mission: Impossible (1966)
Starring as Doug Robert (4 episodes)
  • Episode 6x02: Encore (Sep 25, 1971)
  • Episode 5x17: The Field (Jan 23, 1971)
  • Episode 5x14: Takeover (Jan 2, 1971)
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Guest starring as Doug Robert
Oscars (1953)
Guest starring as Sam Elliott
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