Chapman, Lonny 1920(?)–

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CHAPMAN, Lonny 1920(?)

(Lonnie Chapman)


Original name, Leonard Chapman; born October 1, 1920 (some sources cite 1921), in Tulsa, OK; son of William Elmer (a truck mechanic) and Eunice (maiden name, Presley) Chapman; married Erma Dean, February 13, 1944; children: Wyley Dean. Education: University of Oklahoma, B.F.A., 1947.

Addresses: Agent Arlene Thornton, Arlene Thornton Associates, 12711 Ventura Blvd., Suite 490, Studio City, CA 91604.

Career: Actor, director, and writer. Studio of New York, acting teacher, 195661; Group Repertory Theatre, Hollywood, CA, artistic director, beginning 1973. Military service: U.S. Marine Corps, 194145; served in the South Pacific.

Member: Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Actors' Equity Association.

Awards, Honors: Bronze Wrangler Award, outstanding theatrical motion picture (with others), Western Heritage Awards, 1972, for The Cowboys.


Film Appearances:

(Uncredited) Roy, East of Eden (also known as John Steinbeck's East of Eden ), Warner Bros., 1953.

Ernest Nichols, Young at Heart, Warner Bros., 1954.

Rock, Baby Doll, Warner Bros., 1956.

Deke Carter, The Birds (also known as Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds ), Universal, 1963.

Musgrave, A Covenant with Death, Warner Bros., 1966.

Turkey Creek Johnson, Hour of the Gun, Warner Bros., 1967.

Jake, Take the Money and Run, Cinerama, 1969.

Maury McCaslin, The Reivers (also known as Yellow Winton Flyer ), National General, 1969.

Purdue, The Stalking Moon, National General, 1969.

Bascomb, I Walk the Line, Columbia, 1970.

Preacher, The Cowboys, Warner Bros., 1972.

Run, Cougar, Run, 1972.

Danny's father, Welcome Home, Soldier Boys (also known as Five Days Home ), Twentieth CenturyFox, 1972.

Senator Frank Coombs, Running Wild (also known as Deliver Us from Evil ), Golden Circle, 1973.

Sheriff, Where the Red Fern Grows, Doty/Dayton, 1974.

Long John, The Witch Who Came from the Sea, 1976.

Sheriff Rankin, Moving Violation, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1976.

Louis the gambler, The Bad News Bears Go to Japan, Paramount, 1978.

Gardner, Norma Rae, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1979.

(As Lonnie Chapman) Pa Beecher, Running Scared (also known as Back in the U.S.A. and Desperate Men ), EMI Films, 1979.

Kelly, When Time Ran Out ... (also known as The Day the World Ended and Earth's Final Fury ), Warner Bros., 1980.

Narrator, John Wayne the Duke Lives On: A Tribute (documentary), 1980.

Virgil Goodloe, Amy, Buena Vista, 1981.

Andy, The Border, Universal, 1982.

Jim O'Boyle, 52 PickUp, Cannon, 1986.

Johnson, Nightwatch, Dimension Films/Miramax, 1998.

Oldtimer, Reindeer Games (also known as Deception ), Dimension Films, 2000.

Zander, The Hunted, Paramount, 2003.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Chief Frank Holloman, King, NBC, 1978.

Samuel Livingston, Black Beauty, 1978.

L. Patrick Gray, Blind Ambition (also known as The John Dean Story ), CBS, 1979.

Charles Minton, Hanging by a Thread, 1979.

Joseph Messer, Baby M, ABC, 1988.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Roy, The Dangerous Days of Kiowa Jones, 1966.

Phil, Marriage: Year One, 1971.

Police sergeant, The Screaming Woman, 1972.

Martin Binzech, Visions (also known as Visions of Death ), 1972.

Albert Treadway, Hunter, CBS, 1973.

Fred Benson, "The Whiz Kid and the Mystery at Riverton," The Wonderful World of Disney, 1974.

Lieutenant John Moore, Big Rose: Double Trouble (also known as Double Trouble ), 1974.

Pappy, Hurricane (also known as Hurricane Hunters ), 1974.

David Broadhead, The Last Survivors, NBC, 1975.

Sheriff Harvey Johnson, Lawman without a Gun, [England], 1977.

Eddie Duncan, Alexander: The Other Side of Dawn, NBC, 1977.

Earl Logan, Terror out of the Sky (also known as The Revenge of the Savage Bees ), CBS, 1979.

Walt Charles, CaveIn!, NBC, 1983.

Milton Hammond, Who Will Love My Children?, ABC, 1983.

Wallace, The China Lake Murders, USA Network, 1990.

Dr. McMahon, The Rape of Doctor Willis, CBS, 1991.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"Miss Buell," Starlight Theatre, 1951.

"Prelude to Death," Danger, 1953.

"Black Frost," Philco Television Playhouse, NBC, 1955.

"Along Came Jones," Robert Montgomery Presents, 1955.

"Walk down the Hill," Studio One, 1957.

Stanley, "Long Trek," The Rifleman, 1961.

Phillip Werris, "Dead Man's Tale," Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (also known as One Step Beyond ), 1961.

Link Merriwether, "Kinfolk," The Detectives Starring Robert Taylor, 1961.

Chester Longbaugh, "The Gun," The Americans, 1961.

Mr. Morton, "The Accident," The Defenders, 1961.

Silas Brathwaite, "The Brathwaite Brothers," Outlaws, 1961.

"Smash Up," Armstrong Circle Theatre, 1962.

Assistant District Attorney Smith, "The Sweetly Smiling Face of Truth," Naked City, ABC, 1962.

Dr. Mehli, "Dr. Lillian," The Nurses, 1962.

(As Lonnie Chapman) Seaman Cromwell, "Mutiny," The DuPont Show of the Week, 1962.

Dr. Charles Freel, "Rage against the Dying Light," Ben Casey, ABC, 1963.

Chuck Martin, "To Cindy, with Love," Wide Country, NBC, 1963.

Wade Stringer, "Tell Chester," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1963.

Scully Potter, "And the Devil Makes Five," The Rifleman, 1963.

District Attorney Harry Hayes, "Metamorphosis," The Defenders, 1963.

Guard Hendricks, "Climate of Evil," The Defenders, 1963.

Jack Talley, "The Case of the Tandem Target," Perry Mason, CBS, 1964.

Vincent Bevalaqua, "The NonViolent," The Defenders, 1964.

"The Plain Truth," Brenner, 1964.

Lieutenant Wymar, "Ten Minutes from Now," The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, 1964.

District attorney, "Comeback," The Defenders, 1964.

District Attorney O'Hara, "Whitewash," The Defenders, 1964.

District attorney, "A Voice Loud and Clear," The Defenders, 1964.

Barney Fox, "Eyewitness," The Defenders, 1965.

Dove Bailey, "Outlaw's Woman," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1965.

Julius, "The Heroes of San Gill," Laredo, NBC, 1965.

Lou Stakley, "What Can You Do with a Wounded Tiger?," Slattery's People, 1965.

William "Will" Smith, "The Genius," Bonanza, NBC, 1966.

Jock Sims, "Ill Wind," The Fugitive, ABC, 1966.

Sipes, "Parson Comes to Town," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1966.

Sergeant, "Lone Woman," The Road West, 1966.

Clemmet Ellis, "Chaff in the Wind," The Virginian, NBC, 1966.

Chad Mitchell, "The Burden of the Badge," The Loner, 1966.

"The Man Who Owned Everyone," Hawk, 1966.

Donovan Young, "Without Mercy," The Virginian, NBC, 1967.

Cody Grell, "Plunder!," The Big Valley, ABC, 1967.

Edward Hughes, "The Traitor," Mission: Impossible, CBS, 1967.

Jack Dobbs, "The Buffalo Man," The Big Valley, ABC, 1967.

(As Lonnie Chapman) "Major Horace Bell," Death Valley Days, 1967.

Sheriff Tom Landry, "Message at Noon," The Guns of Will Sonnett, 1967.

Ike Bridger, "Grapes of Grass Valley," The Iron Horse, 1967.

"The 3:10 to a Lynching Brief," Dundee and the Culhane, 1967.

Lieutenant Wheeler, "The Teeth of the Barracuda," The Mod Squad, 1968.

O'Brian, "A Difference of Opinion," The Guns of Will Sonnett, 1968.

Carl Luther, "Last Grave at Socorro Creek," The Virginian, NBC, 1969.

Ralph Currier, "The Bobby Currier Story," The Name of the Game, 1969.

Cecil, "Gideon," The Outcasts, 1969.

Burr, "The Long Ride Home," The Virginian, 1969.

"The Poisoned Tree," Judd for the Defense, 1969.

Colter, "The Weary Willies," Bonanza, NBC, 1970.

Fowler, "The Glass Prison," The Young Lawyers, ABC, 1970.

Kayfman, "The Combatants," Medical Center, 1970.

George Barton, "No Harm to the Patient," The Bold Ones: The New Doctors, 1970.

Lieutenant Bill Orcott, "ShapeUp," Mission: Impossible, CBS, 1971.

Father, "Silent Snow, Secret Snow," Night Gallery (also known as Rod Serling's Night Gallery ), NBC, 1971.

Lieutenant Crane, "Let the Memories Be Happy Ones," Longstreet, ABC, 1972.

Kettenbach, "Shakedown," Cade's County, CBS, 1972.

"Buddy, Can You Spare a Life?," Ironside, 1972.

Gabe Lester, "A Little Plot, a Tranquil Valley," McCloud, 1972.

Phil Rand, "A Walk in the Shadows," Mannix, 1972.

Crater, "Easy Money," The Rookies, 1973.

Sheriff, "Time of Darkness," Medical Center, 1973.

"The Carrier," Doc Elliot, ABC, 1974.

Polar, "The Good Seeds," Planet of the Apes, 1974.

Kramer, "The Concrete Jungle Caper," McCloud, 1974.

Jason Mowbray, "Speak No Evil," Ironside, 1974.

"Winners and Losers," Lucas Tanner, 1974.

Mr. Hale, "Merchants of Death," The Streets of San Francisco, ABC, 1975.

"Cliffy," The Rookies, 1975.

Carter, "One Last Rebellion," Medical Center, 1975.

"Up against the World," Medical Story, 1975.

"A House of Prayer, a Den of Thieves," Kojak, 1975.

Forman, "Fire!," McCloud, 1975.

"The Deadlier Sex," Bronk, 1976.

"The Waterhole," The Oregon Trail, 1977.

"The Deadly Connection," Quincy (also known as Quincy, M.E. ), 1977.

"A Pigeon Ripe for Plucking," Richie Brockelman, Private Eye, NBC, 1978.

Eddie Cobb, "Pom Pom Angels," Charlie's Angels, ABC, 1978.

"No Margin for Error," Police Story, 1978.

"Firefly," The American Girls, 1978.

"Flashback," Trapper John, M.D., CBS, 1979.

"Promises to Keep," Quincy (also known as Quincy, M.E. ), 1979.

"Unhappy Hour," Quincy (also known as Quincy, M.E. ), 1980.

J. J. Hendren, "Deathmask," The Incredible Hulk, 1980.

James Rayborn, "Backlash," Vega$, 1981.

Jack, "For Want of a Horse," Quincy (also known as Quincy, M.E. ), 1981.

Ernie Spuill, "Vigil of Fear," Quincy (also known as Quincy, M.E. ), 1981.

Grover, "The Ten Thousand Dollar Deductible," Simon & Simon, 1982.

Sheriff, "The Reluctant Traveling Companion," The Fall Guy, ABC, 1982.

"Across the Line," Quincy (also known as Quincy, M.E. ), 1982.

Falker, "Knight Moves," Knight Rider, 1983.

"All about Everett," Trapper John, M.D., 1983.

Stu Chisolm, "Houston Is Dead," Matt Houston, 1984.

Edgar Ellsworth, "Trials," Hotel, 1984.

Big Ed, "Semicatastrophe," The Fall Guy, ABC, 1985.

Jack Bowen, "Dead Heat," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1985.

Sheriff Emile Caine, "Echoes," Riptide, 1986.

Henderson, "Without Reservations," The ATeam, NBC, 1987.

Chuck Mitchell, "One Way Ticket to the End of the Line," Stingray, NBC, 1987.

Addison Langley, "Indian Giver," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1987.

"My Shining Hour," Jake and the Fatman, 1989.

John Donovan, "The Thoroughbred," Matlock, NBC, 1989.

Russ Barger, "The Teacher from Hell," Shades of L.A., 1990.

Harry Casey, "The Dame," Matlock, NBC, 1991.

Frank Hemet, "Dead Eye," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1992.

Timothy O'Leary, "This Old Spouse," NYPD Blue, ABC, 2000.

Television Appearances; Series:

Jeff Prior, The Investigator, NBC, 1958.

Frank Malloy, For the People, CBS, 1965.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Coach Chuck Noll, The Steeler and the Pittsburgh Kid, NBC, 1981.

H. C. Curry, The Rainmaker, HBO, 1982.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Howard Pike, Riding High, NBC, 1977.

Loy Vogler, L.A. Doctors, CBS, 1998.

Television Appearances; Other:

Frank Brannen, Return of the Big Cat, 1974.

Stage Appearances:

Wiley, Mr. Roberts, Erlanger Theatre, Chicago, IL, 1948.

Guard, The Closing Door, Empire Theatre, New York City, 1949.

Turk, Come Back, Little Sheba, Booth Theatre, New York City, 1950.

Knub McDermont, The Chase, Playhouse Theatre, New York City, 1952.

Eddie, Whistler's Grandmother, President Theatre, New York City, 19521953.

Harry, The Ladies of the Corridor, Longacre Theatre, New York City, 1953, then Cort Theatre, New York City, 1954.

In Any Language, Cort Theatre, 1954.

Henry Thomas, The Traveling Lady, Playhouse Theatre, 1954.

Tom, The Time of Your Life, City Center Theatre, New York City, 1956.

Jim, The Glass Menagerie, City Center Theatre, 1957.

Tom, The Time of Your Life, Brussels, Belgium, 1958.

Mr. Dankle, Marathon '33, American National Theatre and Academy, New York City, 1963.

Turk, Come Back, Little Sheba, Booth Theatre, 1969.

Stage Work; Director:

The Glass Menagerie, Inner City Cultural Committee, Los Angeles, 19691971.

The Rothschilds, Inner City Cultural Committee, 19691971.

West Side Story (musical), Inner City Cultural Committee, 19691971.

Chicago (musical), Gate Theatre, Los Angeles, 1982.

Hemingway: On the Edge, 19871988.

Directed plays for the Cecilwood Theatre, Fishkill, NY, 19591966.



The Buffalo Skinner, New York City, 1958.

Cry of the Raindrop, St. Mark's Playhouse, New York City, 1960.

Hoot Sudie, Merle Oberon Theatre, Los Angeles, 1970.

Go Hang the Moon, Los Angeles, 1974.

Night at the Red Dog, Los Angeles, 1979.

Happy Days Are Here Again Blues, Los Angeles, 1979.

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