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Pernell Roberts
Birthday: May 18, 1928

Birth Place: Waycross, Georgia, USA
Height: 6' 2"

Below is a complete filmography (list of movies he's appeared in) for Pernell Roberts. If you have any corrections or additions, please email us at corrections@actorsofhollywood.com. We'd also be interested in any trivia or other information you have.



From TV's "Bonanza" (1959) fame, dark, deep-voiced and durably handsome Pernell Roberts' native roots are in Georgia, born May 18, 1928 in Waycross. Singing in local USO shows while in high school, he attended both Georgia Tech and the University of Maryland but flunked out of both colleges, with a two-year stint with the Marine Corps. stuck somewhere in between. He eventually decided to give acting a chance and supported himself as a butcher, forest ranger and railroad riveter during the lean years. In New York he performed off-Broadway before progressing to Broadway in such plays as "The Lovers" with Joanne Woodward and "A Clearing in the Woods." He also spent a couple of years performing the classics with the renown Arena Stage Company in Washington D.C. in such productions as "The Taming of the Shrew", "The Glass Menagerie", "The Importance of Being Earnest" and Twelfth Night". In 1955, he won a Drama Critics Award for Best Actor. Pernell headed for Hollywood two years later and found minor roles in films before landing the pivotal role of Ben Cartwright's oldest son, Adam, in the "Bonanza" (1959) western series in 1959. At the peak of his and the TV show's popularity, Pernell, displeased with the writing and direction of the show, suddenly elected not to renew his contract and left at the end of the 1964-1965 season to the utter dismay of his fans. The show continued successfully without him but a gap was always felt in the Cartwright family by this abrupt departure. The story line continued to leave open the possibility of a return if desired but Pernell never did. With his newfound freedom, he focused on singing and the musical stage. One solo album was filled with folks songs entitled "Come All Ye Fair and Tender Ladies." Besides such standard roles in "Camelot" and "The King and I," he starred as Rhett Butler to Lesley Ann Warren's Scarlett O'Hara in a musical version of "Gone with the Wind" that did not fare well, and appeared in another misguided musical production that was based on the life of "Mata Hari."The following years were rocky. He never found a solid footing in films with roles in rugged, foreign films such as Tibetana (1970) [The Kashmiri Run], Four Rode Out (1971), making little impression. He maintained a presence in TV, however, with parts in large-scale mini-series and guest shots on TV helping to keep some momentum. In 1979 he finally won another long-running series role with "Trapper John, M.D." (1979) in which he played the Wayne Rogers "M*A*S*H" role. Pernell was now heavier, bearded and pretty close to bald at this juncture, but still quite virile and attractive. The medical drama co-starring Gregory Harrison ran seven seasons. The natural-born Georgia rebel was a heavily principled man and spent a life-time of work fighting racism, segregation and sexism, notably on TV. He was constantly at odds with "Bonanza" writers of his concerns regarding equality. He also kept his private life private for the most part. He was married and divorced three times, having one son, Jonathan Christopher, by first wife Vera. Jonathan was killed in a motorcycle crash in 1989. In the 90s, Pernell starred in his last series as host of "FBI: The Untold Stories." It had a short life span. He is by most accounts retired, one of his more recent TV guest appearances occurring in 1999.

Movie Credits
The Last Laugh: Part 1 (1994)
Donor (1990)
[ Jack Scalia ]
Checkered Flag (1990)
[ Bill Campbell ][ Rob Estes ][ Robert Forster ]
Perry Mason: The Case of the All-Star Assassin (1989)
[ Bruce Greenwood ][ Raymond Burr ][ Jason Beghe ]
The Night Train to Kathmandu (1988)
Desperado (1987)
[ David Warner ][ Robert Vaughn ][ Yaphet Kotto ][ Stephen Davies ]
Hotel (1983)
[ James Brolin ][ Bill Macy ][ David Packer ]
Incident at Crestridge (1981)
[ Bruce Davison ]
High Noon, Part II: The Return of Will Kane (1980)
[ David Carradine ][ Lee Majors ][ M. Emmet Walsh ][ Tracey Walter ]
Mallory Quest, The/Two Hours/The Offer/Julie, the Vamp: Part 2 (1980)
[ Dick Van Patten ][ Jimmie Walker ][ Peter Lupus ]
Aloha, You're Dead: Part 2 (1980)
[ John Saxon ][ Lorne Greene ]
Pilot (1979)
[ Patrick Duffy ][ Gregory Harrison ]
Hot Rod (1979)
[ Ed Begley Jr. ][ Robert Culp ][ Gregg Henry ][ Grant Goodeve ]
The Night Rider (1979)
[ Harris Yulin ]
Love Is a Three-Way Street (1979)
[ Gregory Harrison ]
Deadly Exposure (1979)
[ Gregory Harrison ]
Flashback (1979)
[ Gregory Harrison ]
The Immigrants (1978)
[ Roddy McDowall ][ John Saxon ][ Jameson Parker ]
The Magic of Lassie (1978)
[ James Stewart ][ Mickey Rooney ]
Milliken's Stash (1978)
Visitors in Paradise (1977)
Charlie Cobb: Nice Night for a Hanging (1977)
[ Ralph Bellamy ][ Clu Gulager ]
Paco (1976)
The Lives of Jenny Dolan (1975)
[ Ian McShane ][ Farley Granger ]
The Deadly Tower (1975)
[ Kurt Russell ][ Ned Beatty ][ Alan Vint ]
Dead Man on the Run (1975)
[ Peter Graves ]
Alien Lover (1975)
Chief (1974)
Assignment: Munich (1972)
[ Roy Scheider ][ Robert Reed ][ Keenan Wynn ][ Werner Klemperer ]
Adventures of Nick Carter (1972)
[ Dean Stockwell ][ Robert Conrad ]
The Bravos (1972)
[ George Peppard ][ Dana Elcar ]
The Tender Comrade (1971)
Exit from Wickenburg (1971)
[ Slim Pickens ]
Four Rode Out (1971)
[ Leslie Nielsen ]
The Grandstand Play: Part 1 (1971)
[ Don Chastain ]
San Francisco International (1970)
[ Van Johnson ][ Dana Elcar ][ Tab Hunter ][ Clu Gulager ]
Tibetana (1970)
Death Squad (1970)
Chains of Command (1969)
The Silent Gun (1969)
To Kill a Cop (1968)
The Mercenaries (1968)
[ Rod Taylor ][ Jim Brown ]
Operation 'Heart' (1967)
Cage of Eagles (1967)
[ Harold Gould ]
Carousel (1967)
The Long Way Home (1966)
To Own the World (1965)
A Good Night's Rest (1965)
Dead and Gone (1965)
The Trap (1965)
Ride Lonesome (1959)
[ Lee Van Cleef ][ Randolph Scott ][ James Best ]
Utopia, Wyoming (1958)
Hiawatha (1958)
The Sleeping Beauty (1958)
Rumpelstiltskin (1958)
Much Ado About Nothing: Part 1 (1958)
The Heart's Desire (1958)
The Sheepman (1958)
[ Leslie Nielsen ][ Glenn Ford ][ Slim Pickens ]
Desire Under the Elms (1958)
[ Anthony Perkins ]
Misfire (1957)
How to Kill a Woman (1957)


  • Parents: Pernell and Betty Roberts
  • Had one son, Jonathan Christopher Roberts, with 1st wife Vera Mowry, born October 1951 (d. 1989).
  • First wife Dr. Vera Mowry was a professor at Washington State University
  • Has a talent for singing and liked to sing folk songs.
  • He sang in several episodes of "Bonanza" (1959) and appeared on 2 record albums with the "Bonanza" (1959) cast as well as 1 solo album.
  • Recorded a solo album of folk songs on RCA Victor, "Come All Ye Fair and Tender Ladies", in 1962.
  • Often expressed regrets in his later years about leaving "Bonanza" (1959) when he did.
  • When he was interviewed after his career resurgence with "Trapper John, M.D." (1979) in the early 1980s, Roberts identified himself as very much a liberal.

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