Bonanza - Cast

Bonanza - Main Cast

Bonanza

Bonanza

Produced:
1959 - 1973

Number of episodes:
430 Episodes in 14 Seasons

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Bonanza is an NBC television western series that ran from September 12, 1959 to January 16, 1973. Lasting 14 seasons and 430 episodes, it ranks as the second longest running western series, and the fourth longest running episodic series in U.S broadcast history: Gunsmoke, The Simpsons, Law and Order, Bonanza, Ozzie and Harriet. It continues to air in syndication.

The show centers around the Cartwright family, who live in the area of Virginia City, Nevada, bordering Lake Tahoe. The series stars Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon, and later, David Canary.

The title "Bonanza" is a term used by miners in regard to a large vein or deposit of ore, and commonly refers to The Comstock Lode. In 2002, Bonanza was ranked No. 43 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time, and in 2013 TV Guide included it in its list of The 60 Greatest Dramas of All Time. The time period for the television series is roughly between 1861 to 1867 during and shortly after the American Civil War.

During the summer of 1972, NBC aired reruns of episodes from the 1967-1970 period in prime time on Sunday evening under the title Ponderosa.

Bonanza - Cast
The main Characters in the TV-Series Bonanza. Further Information about all Actors can be found in the Bonanza - Episode Guide

Lorne Greene als Ben Cartwright bei Bonanza
Image: Lorne Greene as Ben Cartwright in Bonanza

†  September 11, 1987

as Ben Cartwright

430 Episodes (1959-1973)

from Episode: 1.01 - A Rose for Lotta

Birth Name:
Lyon Chaim Green

Born February 12, 1915
in Ottawa, Ontario, Kanada

Lorne Greene died September 11, 1987 in Santa Monica, California, USA , passing away at the age of 72

Michael Landon als Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright bei Bonanza
Image: Michael Landon as Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright in Bonanza

†  July 1, 1991

as Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright

429 Episodes (1959-1973)

from Episode: 1.01 - A Rose for Lotta

Birth Name:
Eugene Maurice Orowitz

Born October 31, 1936
in Forest Hills, Queens, New York, USA

Michael Landon died July 1, 1991 in Malibu, California, USA , passing away at the age of 54

Dan Blocker als Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright bei Bonanza
Image: Dan Blocker as Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright in Bonanza

†  May 13, 1972

as Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

414 Episodes (1959-1972)

from Episode: 1.01 - A Rose for Lotta

Birth Name:
Dan Davis Blocker

Born December 10, 1928
in De Kalb, Bowie County, Texas, USA

Dan Blocker died May 13, 1972 in Los Angeles, California, USA , passing away at the age of 43

Pernell Roberts als Adam Cartwright bei Bonanza
Image: Pernell Roberts as Adam Cartwright in Bonanza

†  January 24, 2010

as Adam Cartwright

202 Episodes (1959-1965)

from Episode: 1.01 - A Rose for Lotta

Birth Name:
Pernell Elvin Roberts

Born May 18, 1928
in Waycross, Georgia, USA

Pernell Roberts died January 24, 2010 in Malibu, California, USA, passing away at the age of 81

†  June 7, 1973

as diverse Charaktere

125 Episodes (1959-1973)

from Episode: 1.05 - Enter Mark Twain

Birth Name:
Earl William Clark

Born February 11, 1919
in Alabama, USA

Bill Clark died June 7, 1973 in Los Angeles, California, USA , passing away at the age of 54

Victor Sen Yung als Hop Sing bei Bonanza
Image: Victor Sen Yung as Hop Sing in Bonanza

†  November 9, 1980

as Hop Sing

101 Episodes (1959-1973)

from Episode: 1.01 - A Rose for Lotta

Birth Name:
Sen Yung

Born October 18, 1915
in San Francisco, Kalifornien, USA

Victor Sen Yung died November 9, 1980 in North Hollywood, California, USA , passing away at the age of 65

Ray Teal als Sheriff Roy Coffee bei Bonanza
Image: Ray Teal as Sheriff Roy Coffee in Bonanza

†  April 2, 1976

as Sheriff Roy Coffee

96 Episodes (1960-1972)

from Episode: 2.01 - Showdown

Born January 12, 1902
in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Ray Teal died April 2, 1976 in Santa Monica, California, USA , passing away at the age of 74

David Canary als Candy Canaday bei Bonanza
Image: David Canary as Candy Canaday in Bonanza

†  November 16, 2015

as Candy Canaday

94 Episodes (1967-1973)

from Episode: 9.02 - Sense of Duty

Birth Name:
David Hoyt Canary

Born August 25, 1938
in Elwood, Indiana, USA

David Canary died November 16, 2015 in Wilton, Connecticut, USA, passing away at the age of 77

Bob Miles als Train Bouncer bei Unsere kleine Farm
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†  April 12, 2007

as Stuntman / diverse Charaktere

74 Episodes (1959-1968)

from Episode: 1.01 - A Rose for Lotta

Birth Name:
Robert Jenning Miles

Born September 11, 1927
in Hollywood, Kalifornien, USA

Bob Miles died April 12, 2007 in Parowan, Utah, USA , passing away at the age of 79

Martha Manor als diverse Charaktere bei Bonanza
Image: Martha Manor as diverse Charaktere in Bonanza

as diverse Charaktere

82 Episodes (1960-1972)

from Episode: 2.05 - The Hopefuls


Born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA


†  November 8, 2007

as diverse Charaktere

78 Episodes (1960-1969)

from Episode: 2.05 - The Hopefuls

Born March 31, 1931
in Sacramento, California, USA

Betty Endicott died November 8, 2007 in Los Angeles, California, USA, , passing away at the age of 76

Bing Russell als Major Reynolds (3.03), Poindexter (3.32) und Deputy Clem Foster (ab 4.18) bei Bonanza
Image: Bing Russell as Major Reynolds (3.03), Poindexter (3.32) und Deputy Clem Foster (ab 4.18) in Bonanza

†  April 8, 2003

as Major Reynolds (3.03), Poindexter (3.32) and Deputy Clem Foster (ab 4.18)

56 Episodes (1961-1972)

from Episode: 3.03 - The Honor of Cochise

Birth Name:
Neil Oliver Russell

Born May 5, 1926
in Brattleboro, Vermont, USA

Bing Russell died April 8, 2003 in Thousand Oaks, California, USA , passing away at the age of 76

Mitch Vogel als Jamie Hunter Cartwright bei Bonanza
Image: Mitch Vogel as Jamie Hunter Cartwright in Bonanza

63

as Jamie Hunter Cartwright

48 Episodes (1968-1973)

from Episode: 10.04 - The Real People of Muddy Creek

Born January 17, 1956
in Alhambra, Kalifornien, USA


†  July 14, 1989

as Bartender

43 Episodes (1960-1968)

from Episode: 1.29 - Bitter Water

Born March 7, 1909
in Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Cosmo Sardo died July 14, 1989 in Los Angeles County, California, USA , passing away at the age of 80

†  June 9, 1987

as Dr. J.P. Martin

27 Episodes (1960-1967)

from Episode: 1.31 - Dark Star

Birth Name:
Grandon Neviers Augustine Rolker

Born August 7, 1904
in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA

Grandon Rhodes died June 9, 1987 in Encino, California, USA , passing away at the age of 82

Troy Melton als Homer Greenwood bei Unsere kleine Farm
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†  November 15, 1995

as Stuntman / diverse Charaktere

21 Episodes (1959-1972)

from Episode: 1.03 - The Newcomers

Born March 2, 1921
in Jackson, Tennessee, USA

Troy Melton died November 15, 1995 in Los Angeles, California, USA , passing away at the age of 74

†  September 24, 1976

as diverse Charaktere

21 Episodes (1961-1968)

from Episode: 2.19 - Bank Run

Birth Name:
Bruno William VeSota

Born March 25, 1922
in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Bruno VeSota died September 24, 1976 in Culver City, Los Angeles, California, USA , passing away at the age of 54

77

as Stuntman / diverse Charaktere

21 Episodes (1966-1973)

from Episode: 8.04 - The Pursued: Part 1

Born June 14, 1942
in Los Angeles, Kalifornien, USA


†  December 29, 1980

as Doc Martin

17 Episodes (1959-1970)

from Episode: 1.06 - The Julia Bulette Story

Born September 13, 1913
in Missouri, USA

Roy Engel died December 29, 1980 in Burbank, California, USA , passing away at the age of 67

†  October 25, 1989

as Stagecoach Driver

15 Episodes (1961-1968)

from Episode: 2.11 - The Trail Gang

Born July 20, 1909
in Mill Valley, Kalifornien, USA

Clint Sharp died October 25, 1989 in Riverside County, California, USA , passing away at the age of 80

You will find additional Guest Stars and supporting Actors, as well as the Directors and Scriptwriters of all Bonanza Episodes in the Bonanza - Episode Guide

Bonanza - Episode Guide
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1959
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1960
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1961
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1962
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