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Bonanza Cast List

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Bonanza cast list, including photos of the actors when available. This list includes all of the Bonanza main actors and actresses, so if they are an integral part of the show you'll find them below. You can various bits of trivia about these Bonanza stars, such as where the actor was born and what their year of birth is. This cast list of actors from Bonanza focuses primarily on the main characters, but there may be a few actors who played smaller roles on Bonanza that are on here as well.

Examples of items on this list include Ron Howard and Joan Van Ark

If you are wondering, "Who are the actors from Bonanza?" or "Who starred on Bonanza?" then this list will help you answer those questions.

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Bing Russell is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Bonanza Cast List
Bonanza
Neil Oliver "Bing" Russell (May 5, 1926 – April 8, 2003) was an American actor and Class A minor-league baseball club owner. He was the father of Golden Globe Award-nominated actor ...more
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Dan Blocker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Bonanza Cast List
Bonanza, The Restless Gun, Cimarron City
Bobby Dan Davis Blocker (December 10, 1928 – May 13, 1972) was an American television actor and Korean War veteran, who played Hoss Cartwright in the long-running NBC Western television series ...more
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David Canary is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Bonanza Cast List
Bonanza, All My Children, Another World
David Hoyt Canary (August 25, 1938 – November 16, 2015) was an American actor. Canary is best known for his role as ranch foreman Candy Canaday in the NBC Western drama Bonanza, and as Adam ...more
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Lorne Greene is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Bonanza Cast List
Bonanza, Roots, Battlestar Galactica
Lorne Hyman Greene, (born February 12, 1915 – September 11, 1987) was a Canadian actor, radio personality and singer. His television roles include Ben Cartwright on the western Bonanza, and ...more
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Michael Landon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Bonanza Cast List
Bonanza, Little House on the Prairie, Highway to Heaven
Michael Landon (born Eugene Maurice Orowitz; October 31, 1936 – July 1, 1991) was an American actor, writer, director, and producer. He is known for his roles as Little Joe Cartwright in Bonanza ...more
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Guy Williams is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Bonanza Cast List
Lost in Space, Zorro
Guy Williams may refer to: Sir Guy Williams (British Army officer) (1881–1959), British Army general during World War II Guy Williams (politician) (1907–1992), Canadian Senator and First Nations ...more
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Joan Van Ark is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Bonanza Cast List
Knots Landing, McMillan & Wife, Thundarr the Barbarian
Joan Van Ark (born June 16, 1943) is an American actress, known for her role as Valene Ewing on the primetime soap opera Knots Landing. A life member of The Actors Studio, she made her Broadway ...more
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Pernell Roberts is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Bonanza Cast List
Bonanza, Trapper John, M.D.
Pernell Elven Roberts, Jr. (May 18, 1928 – January 24, 2010) was an American stage, film and television actor, as well as a singer. In addition to guest-starring in over 60 television series, he ...more
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Ray Teal is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Bonanza Cast List
Bonanza, Where's Raymond?
Ray Elgin Teal (January 12, 1902 – April 2, 1976) was an American actor. His most famous role came on the television series Bonanza (1959–1972). He also appeared in several films such as Western ...more
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Tim Matheson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Bonanza Cast List
Hart of Dixie, Bonanza, Jonny Quest
Tim Matheson (born Timothy Lewis Matthieson; December 31, 1947) is an American actor and director. He is perhaps best known for his portrayals of the smooth-talking Eric "Otter" ...more
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Victor Sen Yung is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Bonanza Cast List
Bonanza
Victor Sen Yung (traditional Chinese: 揚森; simplified Chinese: 扬森; pinyin: Yáng Sēn; Jyutping: Joeng4 Sam1; October 18, 1915 – c. October 31, 1980), born Sen Yew Cheung, was an American ...more
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Mitch Vogel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Bonanza Cast List
Bonanza
Mitchel L Vogel (born January 17, 1956) is an American former child actor. Having begun his professional acting career at age ten, Vogel is widely known for his role as the red-headed orphan, ...more
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Lou Frizzell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Bonanza Cast List
Bonanza, The New Land
Lou Frizzell was an actor.
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Christine White is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Bonanza Cast List
Bonanza, Perry Mason, The Untouchables
Christine Lamson White was an American actress, most noted for her role in the television show Twilight Zone episode "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet".
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Ron Howard is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Bonanza Cast List
Arrested Development, Happy Days, The Andy Griffith Show
Ronald William Howard (born March 1, 1954) is an American filmmaker and actor. Howard first came to prominence as a child actor, guest starring in several television series, most notably in an ...more
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Sandy Duncan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Bonanza Cast List
Roots, My Little Pony, The Hogan Family
Sandra Kay "Sandy" Duncan (born February 20, 1946) is an American singer, dancer, comedian and actress of stage and television. She is known for her performances in the Broadway ...more
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Stefanie Powers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Bonanza Cast List
Hart to Hart, McMillan & Wife, Banacek
Stefanie Powers (born Stefanie Zofya Paul; November 2, 1942) is an American actress best known for her role as Jennifer Hart in the American mystery series Hart to Hart, with Robert Wagner, ...more
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Suzanne Pleshette is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Bonanza Cast List
The Bob Newhart Show, G.I. Joe: Sigma 6, Good Morning
Suzanne Pleshette (January 31, 1937 – January 19, 2008) was an American actress and voice actress. Pleshette started her career in the theatre and began appearing in films in the late 1950s and ...more
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Zsa Zsa Gábor is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Bonanza Cast List
The Life of Riley, Supertrain, General Electric Theater
Zsa Zsa Gabor ( ZHAH-zhah GAH-bor, -⁠ gə-BOR, Hungarian: [ˈʒɒʒɒ ˈɡaːbor]; born Sári Gábor [ˈʃaːri ˈɡaːbor]; February 6, 1917 – December 18, 2016) was a Hungarian-American actress ...more