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The Big Valley Cast List

Updated June 14, 2019 82.2k views14 items

The Big Valley cast list, including photos of the actors when available. This list includes all of the The Big Valley 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 The Big Valley stars, such as where the actor was born and what their year of birth is. This cast list of actors from The Big Valley focuses primarily on the main characters, but there may be a few actors who played smaller roles on The Big Valley that are on here as well.

Items featured on this list include everything from William Shatner to Ron Howard

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

In most cases you can click on the names of these popular The Big Valley actors and actresses to find out more information about them. If you're looking for a particular The Big Valley actor or actress, then type their name into the "search" bar to find them directly.
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    Barbara Stanwyck

    The Big Valley, The Colbys
    Barbara Stanwyck (born Ruby Catherine Stevens; July 16, 1907 – January 20, 1990) was an American actress, model, and dancer. Starting as a Ziegfeld girl in the 1920s, she was a film and television...  more
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    Lee Majors

    The Six Million Dollar Man, The Big Valley
    Lee Majors (born Harvey Lee Yeary; April 23, 1939) is an American film, television and voice actor. Majors is best known for portraying the characters of Heath Barkley in the American television...  more
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    Linda Evans

    Dynasty, The Big Valley
    Linda Evans (born Linda Evenstad; November 18, 1942), is an American actress known primarily for her roles on television. In the 1960s she played Audra Barkley, the daughter of Victoria Barkley...  more
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    Douglas Kennedy may refer to: Douglas Kennedy (politician) (1916–2003), Canadian politician Douglas Kennedy (writer) (born 1955), American writer Douglas Kennedy (actor) (1915–1973), American...  more
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    Napoleon Whiting

    The Big Valley
    Napoleon Whiting (September 21, 1910, Mississippi – October 22, 1984, Los Angeles, California), was an American character actor. He played many bit parts, often uncredited, as a menial worker such as...  more
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    Peter Breck

    The Big Valley, Black Saddle
    Joseph Peter Breck (March 13, 1929 – February 6, 2012) was an American character actor. The rugged, dark-haired Breck played the gambler and gunfighter Doc Holliday on the ABC/Warner Bros. television...  more
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    Gavin MacLeod

    The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Love Boat
    Gavin MacLeod (born Allan George See; February 28, 1931 – May 29, 2021) was an American actor best known for portraying Merrill Stubing, the ship's captain, on ABC's The Love Boat. A Christian...  more
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    Richard Long

    The Big Valley, 77 Sunset Strip
    Richard Long (December 17, 1927 – December 21, 1974) was an American actor best known for his leading roles in three ABC television series, including The Big Valley, Nanny and the Professor, and...  more
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    Charles Briles

    The Big Valley
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    Julie Adams

    Capitol, The Jimmy Stewart Show
    Julie Adams (born Betty May Adams; October 17, 1926 – February 3, 2019) was an American actress, primarily known for her numerous television guest roles. She starred in a number of films in the...  more
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    Douglas Kennedy

    The Big Valley, Steve Donovan
    Douglas Richards Kennedy was an American supporting actor originally from New York City who appeared in more than 190 films between 1935 and 1973....  more
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    Martin Landau

    Mission: Impossible, Buffalo Bill
    Martin James Landau (; June 20, 1928 – July 15, 2017) was an American actor, acting coach, producer, and editorial cartoonist. His career began in the 1950s, with early film appearances including a...  more
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    Ron Howard

    Arrested Development, Happy Days
    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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    William Shatner

    Star Trek: The Original Series, Boston Legal
    William Shatner (born March 22, 1931) is a Canadian actor, author, producer, director, and singer. In his seven decades of television, Shatner became a cultural icon for his portrayal of Captain...  more