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Thomas Morgan Woodward was born in Fort Worth, Texas, September 16, 1925. He was educated in the public schools of Arlington, Texas, and graduated from High School in 1944.

After graduating, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps Pilot Training Program. This was natural, as he had been flying since the age of sixteen.

Following World War II, Woodward entered Arlington State College, where he majored in music and drama. During this period, Woodward began his professional career with the renowned Margo Jones Repertory Theatre in Dallas. His ultimate goal however, was the Metropolitan Opera. Later, the slow emergence of grand opera in America convinced him that this was not a promising career to pursue.

In 1948, Woodward transferred to the University of Texas and changed his major to Business Administration specializing in Corporate Finance, with a minor in music and drama. In addition to a full course of study, he had his own weekly radio show, a dance band, as well as a barber shop quartet. Some of his classmates during that time were Fess Parker, Jayne Mansfield, Rip Torn, Kathy (Mrs.Bing) Crosby, L.Q. Jones, Pat Hingle, Barbara Berry, in addition to Tommy Jones and Harvey Schmidt, co-authors of "The Fantastics" and "110 In The Shade", plus other outstanding Broadway musicals.

After graduating in 1951 with a BBA Degree, Woodward enter the University of Texas Law School. However, his Studies were interrupted when he was recalled to active duty with the Air Force and sent to Korea with the Military Air Transport Command. Following the Korean War, Woodward came to the attention of the late Walt Disney, who summoned him from Texas late in 1955 to do "The Great Locomotive Chase", Disney's first full-length live-action motion picture, and Woodward's first film. Disney was impressed and signed him for two more pictures in 1956. Shortly thereafter in 1957, Woodward signed a four year contract to star with Hugh O'Brian on the top-rated television series, "Wyatt Earp" .

Morgan Woodward has done over 250 TV and Motion picture films. He holds the record for having done more guest starring roles on the series "Gunsmoke" (19) and "Wagon Train" (11) than any other actor. He starred on
the MGM TV series "Logan's Run" (1977-1978) and also on the top-rated daytime series, "Days of Our Lives" (1987-1988). Woodward was a regular guest star on the series "Dallas" (1980-1988), the top-rated television series in the world for several years, where he portrayed the character "Punk Anderson".

He was mentioned by many of the nation's top film critics as an outstanding contender for the 1967 Motion Picture Academy Award in a supporting role, for his portrayal of "the man with no eyes" in "Cool Hand Luke" starring Paul Newman.

Early in 1969, the three major networks submitted what they considered to be their finest Western film for the Western Heritage Foundation's Cowboy Hall of Fame Award. Woodward guest-starred in two of the three films submitted. One of these, "The Buffalo Soldiers" (an episode of NBC's High Chaparral") won the coveted award.

In 1988, Woodward was presented with the "Golden Lariat Award" at the National Western Film Festival. In August of the same year he received the prestigious "Golden Boot Award" from the Hollywood Motion Picture and Television Fund. Other 1988 recipients were Roy Rogers, Virginia Mayo, Willie Nelson, Anne Rutherford and Burt Reynolds. In March 1990, Woodward's star was placed on the "Walk of Western Stars" at the William S. Hart Museum and Park in Santa Clarita, California. In 1994, the Texas Arts Council presented Morgan with it's Lifetime Achievment in the Arts Award in his hometown of Arlington, Texas. The city also named a prominent street "Morgan Woodward Way". In August of 1995, Woodward received the "Lifetime Achievment Award" for western film acting from the "Wild West FIlm Festival" in Sonora, California. In 1997 Morgan celebrated 50 years in show business and was given the "International Star Award" in Los Angeles. A featured article in Newsweek Magazine on screen "heavies" entitled "The Dirty Half Dozen" named Woodward as on of the six most wanted bad guys in television and motion pictures. Woodward is now retired, and divides his time between his ranch in Paso Robles and his home in Hollywood.

Woodward's chief hobby is restoring, rebuilding and flying antique airplanes. In aviation circles, he is recognized as an authority on Early American Aircraft and has received numerous awards for his restoration projects.


Woodward is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Screen Actors' Guild, and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, and a life member of the Actors' Fund. He is also a member of The Sons of the American Revolution, The Ancient and Secret Order of Quiet Birdmen, The OX-5 Club of America and The Antique Aircraft Association of America.

Morgan Woodward is also a member of the Greek fraternity Pi Kappa Alpha. In 1981, at their annual convention in Washington, D.C. he was awarded the fraternitys' highest honor, the Distinguished Achievment Award, which was presented to him by his fraternity brother, Senator Strom Thurmond. Woodward has also been honored as a Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Texas and is listed in Who's Who In America and Who's Who in the World.

FILMS (Link to IMDB)

Filmography
Gunsmoke To the Last Man (1992) (TV) - Abel Rose
Dark Before Dawn (1989) - J.B. Watson
Days of Our Lives (1965) TV Series - Phillip Colville (1987)
Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985) - J.P. Sands
Battle Beyond the Stars (1980) - Cayman of the Lambda Zone
Dallas(1978) TV Series - Punk Anderson (1980-1987)
Centennial (1978) (mini) TV Series - General Wade
How the West Was Won (1978) TV Series - Henry Coe
Other Side of Hell, The (1978) (TV) - Johnson
Ride in a Pink Car (1978) - Jeff Richman
Deadly Game (1977) (TV) - General Olson
Final Chapter - Walking Tall (1977) - The Boss
.. Man in the Back Seat, The (1977)
Moonshine County Express (1977) - Sweetwater
Speedtrap (1977) - Capt. Hogan
Which Way Is Up? (1977) - Mr. Mann
Killing of a Chinese Bookie, The (1976) - John (Head gangster)
Quest, The (1976) (TV)
Longest Drive, The (1976) (TV)
Small Town in Texas, A (1976) - C.J. Crane
Last Day, The (1975) (TV) - Ransom Payne
Hatfields and the McCoys, The (1975) (TV) - Ellison Hatfield
Midnight Man, The (1974) - Clayborne
One Little Indian (1973) - Sgt. Raines
Running Wild (1973) - Crug Crider
Supervan (1973)
Wild Country, The (1971) - Ab Cross
Yuma (1970) (TV)
Death of a Gunfighter (1969) - Ivan Stanek
Firecreek (1968) - Willard
Cool Hand Luke (1967) - Boss Godfrey
Gunpoint (1966) - Drago Leon
Ride a Crooked Trail (1958) - Uncredited heavy
Westward Ho the Wagons! (1956) - Obie Foster
Great Locomotive Chase, The (1956) - Alex
.. Andrews' Raiders (1956)
Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, The (1955) TV Series - Shotgun Gibbs .. "Wyatt Earp" (1955)

Notable TV guest appearances
Millennium (1996) playing "Iron Lung Man" in episode:
.. "Force Majeure" .(episode # 1.12) 2/7/1997
X Files, The (1993) playing "Old Harry Cokely" in episode:
.. "Aubrey" (episode # .2.12) 1/6/1995
.. (1992) playing "Dad Meechum" in episode: .. "Billy"
Matlock (1986) in episode:
.. "Outcast, The" 1992
21 Jump Street (1987) in episode:
.. "Shirts and Skins" (episode # 4.22)
A-Team, The (1983) playing "Captain Winnetka" in episode:
.. "Showdown!" 11/20/1984
T.J. Hooker (1982) in episode:
.. "Assassin, The" (episode # 5.77) 11/13/1985
Dukes of Hazzard, The (1979) playing "Cassius Claibourne" in episode:
.. "Cool Hands, Luke & Bo" 1984
A-Team, The (1983) playing "Bus Carter" in episode:
.. "When You Coming Back Range Rider?" 10/25/1983
Knight Rider (1982) playing "Winston" in episode:
.. "Knight Moves" (episode # 1.19) 3/11/1983
Scarecrow and Mrs. King (1983) playing "Bo Johnson" in episode:
.. "Always Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth" 1983
Hill Street Blues(1981) in episode:
.. "Invasion of the Third World Body Snatchers" (episode # 2.18) 5/13/1982
Hill Street Blues (1981) in episode:
.. "Shooter" (episode # 2.17) 5/6/1982
Hill Street Blues (1981) in episode:
.. "Personal Foul" (episode # 2.16) 3/25/1982
Hill Street Blues (1981) in episode:
.. "Some Like it Hot-Wired" (episode # 2.15) 3/18/1982
Fall Guy, The(1981) playing "Reuben" in episode:
.. "Snow Job, The" (episode # 1.18) 3/3/1982
Hill Street Blues (1981) in episode:
.. "Zen and the Art of Law Enforcement" (episode # 2.13) 2/18/1982
Dukes of Hazzard, The (1979) playing "Dempsey" in episode:
.. "Mason Dixon's Girls" 2/29/1980
CHiPs (1977) playing "Dexter" in episode:
.. "Strippers, The" (episode # 3.21) 2/16/1980
Young Maverick (1979) in episode:
.. "Clancy" (episode # 1.1) 11/28/1979
Logan's Run (1977) in episode:
.. "Carousel" (episode # 1.11) 1/16/1978
Logan's Run (1977) in episode:
.. "Judas Goat, The" (episode # 1.9) 12/19/1977
Waltons, The (1972) playing "Boone Walton" in episode:
.. "Conflict, The" (episode # 3.1) 9/12/1974
Doc Elliot (1973) in episode:
.. "Runner, The" (episode # 1.6) 2/13/1974
Kung Fu (1972) playing "The Adversary" in episode:
.. "Nature of Evil, The" 1974
McMillan and Wife (1971) playing "Teddy Samms" in episode:
.. "Cross and Double Cross" 1974
Planet of the Apes "The Horse Race" (1974)
Kung Fu (1972) in episode:
.. "Sun and Cloud Shadow" 1972
Cannon (1971) playing "Gen. Longman" in episode:
.. "Hero, The" (episode # 5.12) 11/26/1975
Bonanza "The Prisoners" (1971)
Bonanza "Old Friends" (1969)
Bonanza "Pride of a Man" (1968)
It Takes a Thief (1968) playing "Ivor Phillips" in episode:
.. "Get Me to the Revolution On Time" (episode # 2.5) 10/22/1968
Star Trek (1966) playing "Dr Van Gelder" in episode:
.. "Dagger of the Mind" (episode # 1.10) 11/3/1966
High Chaparral, The (1967) playing "US Marshal Ted Garnett" in episode:
.. "Journal of Death, The" 1/1909
High Chaparral, The playing "McCoy Hilliard" in episode:
.. "The Buffalo Soldiers"

High Chaparral, The
playing "Billings" in episode:
.. "The Badge"

Star Trek (1966) playing "Captain Ronald Tracey" in episode:
.. "Omega Glory,
The Lucy Show "Lucy and John Wayne" (1966)
Bonanza "Four Sisters From Boston" (1966)
Bonanza "Lothario Larkin" (1965)
Big Valley, The (1965) playing "Aaron Condon" in episode:
.. "Guilt of Matt Bentell, The" (episode # 1.13) 12/8/1965
Danial Boone "The First Stone" (1965)
Temple Houston (1963) playing "Sheriff Ivers" in episode:
.. "Jubilee" (episode # 1.8) 11/14/1963
Bonanza "The Toy Soldier" (1963)
Virginian, The (1962) in episode:
.. "Bugler, The" (episode # 8.9) 1969
Virginian, The (1962) in episode:
.. "Small Parade, The" (episode # 1.21) 1962
Have Gun - WIll Travel "Man in an Hourglass (1962)
Bonanza "The Secret" (1961)
Wagon Train "Katie Albright Story" (1961)
Wagon Train "Patience Miller Story" (1961)
Bat Masterson "Big Gamble" 1960)
Bonaza "Death at Dawn" (1960)
The Texan "Town Divided" (1960)
Wyatt Earp "A Murderer's Return" (1960)
Wyatt Earp "Let's Hand Curly Bill" 1960)
Wyatt Earp "Arizona Lottery" (1960)
Wyatt Earp "Buntline Special" (1960)
Wagon Train "Alexander Portlass Story"(1960)
Wyatt Earp "Behan's Double Game" (1960)
Wyatt Earp "John Clum, Fighting Edi"(1960)
Wyatt Earp "Court Vs Doc Holiday" (1960)
Wyatt Earp "Wyatt's Bitterest Enemy" (1960)
Wyatt Earp "The Doctor"(1960)
Wyatt Earp "Shoot To Kill" (1960)
Wyatt Earp "Big Brother" (1960)
Wyatt Earp "The Fanatic" (1960)
Bonanza (1959) in episode:
.. "Pride of a Man" (episode # 9.32) 1968
Bonanza (1959) in episode:
.. "Secret, The" (episode # 2.31) 1961
Bonanza (1959) playing "Sherriff Clyde Woodward" in episode:
.. "Prisoners, The" (episode # 13.5) 1971
Bonanza (1959) playing "Jess Waddle" in episode:
.. "Old Friends" (episode # 11.13) 1969
Wyatt Earp "Death for a Stolen Horse"(1959)
Wyatt Earp "The Muleskinner" (1959)
Wyatt Earp "Bat Jumps the Reservation" (1959)
Wyatt Earp "Juveniles-1878" (1959)
Tales of Wells Fargo "The Tired Gun" (1959)
Wyatt Earp "Judas Goat" (1959)
Wyatt Earp "The Actress" (1959)
Wyatt Earp "Kelly is Irish" (1959)
Wyatt Earp "You Can't Fight City Hall" (1959)
Wyatt Earp "Wyatt Wins One" (1959)
Wyatt Earp "The Paymaster" (1959)
Wyatt Earp "The Matcher" (1959)
Wyatt Earp "A Good Man" (1959)
Wyatt Earp "The Manly Art" (1958)
Wyatt Earp "Three" (1958)
Broken Arrow "The Outlaw" (1958)
Wyatt Earp "The Peacemaker" (1958
Wyatt Earp "Mysterious Cowhand" (1958)
Wyatt Earp "Truth About Gunfighting" (1958)
Wyatt Earp "Kill the Editor" (1958)
Wyatt Earp "The Hold Up" (1958)
Wyatt Earp "Caught by a Whisker" (1958)
Wyatt Earp "Cattle Theives" (1958)
Wyatt Earp "Frontier Woman" (1958)
Wyatt Earp "Little Brother" (1958)
The Restless Gun "The Way Out" (1958)
Frontier Doctor "Strange Cargo" (1958)
The Restless Gun "Man Hunters" (1958)
Wagon Train (1957) in episode:
.. "Jarbo Pierce Story, The" (episode # 8.26) 5/2/1965
Wagon Train (1957) in episode:
.. "Hide Hunters, The" (episode # 8.2) 9/27/1964
Wagon Train (1957) in episode:
.. "Santiago Quesada Story, The" (episode # 7.28) 3/30/1964
Wagon Train (1957) in episode:
.. "Charlie Wooster--Outlaw" (episode # 6.22) 2/20/1963
Bonanza (1959) in episode:
.. "Four Sisters from Boston" (episode # 8.8) 1966
Bonanza (1959) in episode:
.. "Toy Soldier, The" (episode # 5.5) 1963
Perry Mason (1957) playing "Carl Pedersen" in episode:
.. "Case of the Tarnished Trademark, The" (episode # 5.18)
Wagon Train (1957) in episode:
.. "Martin Onyx Story, The" (episode # 5.14) 1/3/1962
Wagon Train (1957) in episode:
.. "Kitty Allbright Story, The" (episode # 5.2) 10/4/1961
Wagon Train (1957) in episode:
.. "Patience Miller Story, The" (episode # 4.16) 1/11/1961
Wagon Train (1957) in episode:
.. "Jeremy Dow Story, The" (episode # 4.14) 12/28/1960
Wagon Train (1957) in episode:
.. "Alexander Portlass Story, The" (episode # 3.23) 3/16/1960
Wagon Train (1957) in episode:
.. "Bill Tawnee Story, The" (episode # 1.22) 2/12/1958
Gunsmoke "Potato Road (1957)
Zane Grey Theater (1956) in episode:
.. "Quiet Sunday in San Ardo, A" (episode # 1.8) 11/23/1956
Walt Disney Presents "The Oregon Trail" (1956)
Gunsmoke (1955) playing "Grant Lyle" in episode:
.. "Lyle's Kid" (episode # 14.1) 9/23/1968
Gunsmoke (1955) playing "Deeks" in episode:
.. "Seven Hours To Dawn" (episode # 11.1) 9/18/1965
Gunsmoke (1955) playing "Luke Brazo" in episode:
.. "Lobo" (episode # 14.12) 12/16/1968
Gunsmoke (1955) playing "Harl Townsend" in episode:
.. "Death Train" (episode # 13.12) 11/27/1967
Gunsmoke (1955) playing "Zack Johnson" in episode:
.. "Vengeance: Part 2" (episode # 13.5) 10/9/1967
Gunsmoke (1955) playing "Sholo" in episode:
.. "Taps For Old Jeb" (episode # 11.5) 10/16/1965
Gunsmoke (1955) playing "Zack Johnson" in episode:
.. "Vengeance: Part 1" (episode # 13.4) 10/2/1967
Gunsmoke (1955) playing "Beaumont" in episode:
.. "Hanging, The" (episode # 12.15) 12/31/1966
Gunsmoke (1955) playing "Ben Rucker" in episode:
.. "Good People, The" (episode # 12.5) 10/15/1966
Gunsmoke (1955) playing "Earl Miller" in episode:
.. "Whispering Tree, The" (episode # 12.8) 11/12/1966




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