Can you guess which cowboy actor starred in these non-Western TV shows?

Classic Western stars were in eighties dramas, seventies action shows and even the original Mickey Mouse Club.


Actors like Chuck Connors and James Arness are easily recognizable in a cowboy hat and boots. After all, they were both in multiple Westerns. But did you know they also lead shows set in contemporary times? Other stars first reached audiences on early Westerns then really broke out on an action series or drama.

Here are 12 shows that starred former or future famous cowboys. Can you match each one to the right actor?

  1. Which Western actor starred in this 1970s detective series?
  2. Which young star was on The Mickey Mouse Club before joining a Western?
  3. Which actor rose to fame on a Western then starred in this 1980s medical drama?
  4. Which actor starred in The Big Valley then became known for this 1970s action show?
  5. Can you recognize the Western actor in the opening credits of this later show?
  6. This actor lead a short-lived legal drama right after leaving the Old West.
  7. He was a Western lawman in the 1950s then starred this 1980s superhero show.
  8. Speaking of high concept '80s shows, this one starred an actor who became a household name decades earlier for starring in a Western.
  9. This actor played suave characters in both this and his earlier Western.
  10. This similarly titled show came two decades later and starred this well-known Gunsmoke actor.
  11. Which Western actor starred in this 1970s WWII show?
  12. Which actor played a doctor on this show before starring in a TV Western favorite?

Can you guess which cowboy actor starred in these non-Western TV shows?

Your Result...

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GOOSEYGOOSE9 26 months ago
Amos Burke Carried Colt Detective Special.In 32 Caliber,He Bought It.In Crossdraw Holster.
GOOSEYGOOSE9 26 months ago
My Dad Got Home From Work,Burke's Law Was On KTVW 13 In Reruns In Syndication.It Did.
GOOSEYGOOSE9 26 months ago
Captain Burke Always Unmasked The KIller.
GOOSEYGOOSE9 26 months ago
I Liked Gene Barry Better In Burke's Law TV Series,Gene RIP.
GOOSEYGOOSE9 26 months ago
I Liked Robert Conrad In Hawaiian Eye And The D.A. As Well As In Baa Baa Black Sheep/Black Sheep Squadron.He Was Then My Dad's Hero Along With Ed Ames.
GOOSEYGOOSE9 26 months ago
McCloud Was Based On Coogan's Bluff.
GOOSEYGOOSE9 26 months ago
I Liked Dennis Weaver In Gunsmoke.As Well As Playing In McCloud.
GOOSEYGOOSE9 26 months ago
I Liked Chuck Connors In The Rifleman As Well As Arrest And Trial,Branded And Cowboy In Africa.
GOOSEYGOOSE9 26 months ago
I Didn't Like Jack Lord As Steve McGarrett In Hawaii Five-O,I Liked Him As Stoney Burke,Better Than In Hawaii Five-O.
GOOSEYGOOSE9 26 months ago
Gene Barry Was A Hero In Burke's Law Back In The 1960's,
GOOSEYGOOSE9 26 months ago
Chuck Connors Was A Hero,In The Rifleman,And Arrest And Trial,As Well As In Branded And Cowboy In Africa.
EllisClevenger 43 months ago
You got 12 out of 12
No matter your result, the consequences aren't that severe.
JERRY6 43 months ago
10 of 12 , at last i get a passing grade on a quiz
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