Hugh O’Brian (TV Actor) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born
Hugh O'Brian

Hugh O’Brian was an American actor and humanitarian, best known for his starring roles in the ABC western television series The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp and the NBC action television series Search. His notable films included the adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Ten Little Indians; he also had a notable supporting role in John Wayne’s last film, The Shootist. He was highly regarded for creating the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Foundation, a non-profit youth leadership development program for high school scholars. It has sponsored more than 400,000 students since O’Brian founded the program in 1958, following an extended visit with physician and theologian Albert Schweitzer.

Born: Hugh Charles Krampe, April 19, 1925, Rochester, New York, U.S.
Died: September 5, 2016, Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Alma mater: University of California
Occupation: Actor
Years active: 1948–2000
Children: Hugh Donald Etkes
Website: Hugh O’Brian’s Official site
IMDb: Hugh O’Brian’s IMDb

About Hugh O’Brian

Best known as the eponymous character and television’s frontier lawman Wyatt Earp of The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp.

Before Fame

He was heavily involved in football, basketball, wrestling and track during high school and later dropped out of college, joined the Marines, and became the youngest Marine drill instructor at age 17.


He played a frontier marshal on television from 1955-1961.

Family Life

He married Virginia Barber in 2006.


He was the last man John Wayne killed in his final film, The Shootist.

Information related to Hugh O’Brian

  • New Star of the Year (Actor) Golden Globe winners
  • Philanthropists from Illinois
  • New Trier High School alumni
  • Philanthropists from California
  • Western (genre) television actors
  • University of Cincinnati alumni
  • American Marine Corps personnel of World War II

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Latest information about Hugh O’Brian updated on September 04, 2020.

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