Steve Pendleton (September 16, 1908 – October 3, 1984) was an
American film and television actor, often cast in the role of
2 Selected filmography
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Pendleton was cast in eight episodes in different roles from 1952 to
1957 on The Roy Rogers Show. In 1955, he played the role of Baumer in
"Gold of Haunted Mountain" of the
CBS drama, Brave Eagle. In another
1955 appearance, he was cast as Captain Kenneth McNabb in "The Fight
for Texas" of the syndicated western series,
Buffalo Bill, Jr. In
1956, he was cast as Bill Mathison in the episode "The Long Weekend"
of the then
CBS military drama, Navy Log. In 1957, he appeared on two
episodes of William Bendix's
NBC situation comedy, The Life of Riley.
In 1958, he played Marshal Purvis in "Star Witness" of another
syndicated western series, Casey Jones, with Alan Hale, Jr., in the
title role. In 1959 he portrayed Sheriff Anderson in "The Louisiana
Dude" of the
CBS western series Yancy Derringer.
Pendleton was cast in two roles in a total of twelve episodes
broadcast between 1956 and 1961 of the ABC/
Desilu western television
series, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, with
Hugh O'Brian in the
title role of deputy marshal Wyatt Earp. He played a United States
Army mayor, Benteen, in five segments, including "Dull Knife Strikes
for Freedom" (May 7, 1957). In this segment, the actor Ian MacDonald
is cast as Dull Knife, a Cheyenne chief, who leads his tribe from its
Oklahoma Territory to their homeland in Montana, which
they claim the U.S. government had promised them. Benteen has orders
to prevent the Indians from passing through. Pendleton also appeared
in seven other series episodes as the character Thacker.
In 1960, Pendleton was cast as Marshal McCoy in "The Town That Wasn't
There" of the ABC/
Warner Brothers western series, Maverick. That same
year, he played deputy Kelsey, with
Lee Van Cleef
Lee Van Cleef as deputy Clyde
Wilson, in the episode "Man on a Mountain" of another ABC/WB western,
Lawman. In 1961, he portrayed deputy marshal Ben Johnson in the
episode "Death Trap" of the ABC western series, The Rifleman, starring
In 1967, he played Mr. Hutchins in the episode "Howard and Millie" of
CBS sitcom, The Andy Griffith Show. From 1968 to 1970, he had a
recurring role as Mr. Bennett in six episodes of the
Julia, starring Diahann Carroll.
His last role was as a businessman on the 1976 episode "The Reformer"
of William Conrad's
CBS crime drama, Cannon.
Pendleton died at the age of seventy-six in Pasadena, California.
He appeared in more than 150 films between 1923 and 1960, including:
Seas Beneath (1931)
The Informer (1935)
The Duke of West Point (1938)
Eyes of the Underworld
Eyes of the Underworld (1942)
Rio Grande (1950)
When the Redskins Rode
When the Redskins Rode (1951)
Killers from Space
Killers from Space (1954)
Official Detective series Episode: "The Jailhouse Gang" as Aldworth
I Married a Woman
I Married a Woman (1958)
Tora! Tora! Tora!
Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) - Destroyer Captain (uncredited)
^ ""Dull Knife Strikes for Freedom", May 7, 1957". Internet Movie Data
Base. Retrieved April 16, 2014.
Steve Pendleton on IMDb
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