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Don knew Elvis well. He even threw a few punches at him! He played along side Elvis in Paradise Hawaiian Style.

Unlike many actors, the scope of Don's career ranges widely . . . from movies and television, to commercials, spokesman, personal appearances and more. With over 200 television and feature film roles his work is well known and admired internationally.

Don's portrayal of ranch foreman Sam Butler in the highly acclaimed television western, The High Chaparral, still stands as one of his greatest characterizations and he draws devoted fans to events such as The High Chaparral Reunion from all over the world.

He starred as United States Marshal Will Foreman in Outlaws and the host of educational television's The Desert Speaks. From 1989 to 1992 Don played the recurring role of William Tompkins in The Young Riders.

Even his commercials took advantage of his cowboy persona, when he became an 80's icon as The Gum Fighter for Hubba Bubba Bubble Gum. His instantly recognizable voice and face hit again in the Pace Picante ‘Pick up the Pace’ commercials.

He’s performed with John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, Anthony Quinn, Dean Martin, Tom Selleck, James Arness and even Elvis to list a few highlights.

Don continues to act, is a spokesperson for Arbuckles’ Coffee, and is working on a one-man show.

Don Collier in Paradise Hawaiian Style

Don Collier, High Chaparral's Sam Butler and more

    FILMOGRAPHY


  • 2008 Jake's Corner
  • 2006 Incident At Alma (Short)
  • 1997 Vanishing Point (TV Movie)
  • 1995 Legend (TV Series) - Knee-High Noon ... Vine
  • 1995 Bonanza: Under Attack (TV Movie)
  • 1994 Gunsmoke: One Man's Justice (TV Movie)
  • 1993 Tombstone
  • 1993 Benefit Of The Doubt
  • 1993 Telling Secrets (TV Movie)
  • 1992 Renegade (TV Movie) - Payback ... Clint The Rancher
  • 1989-1992 The Young Riders (TV Series) ... William Tompkins
  • 1992 Gunsmoke: To The Last Man (TV Movie)
  • 1991 Living A Lie (TV Movie)
  • 1990 Kid
  • 1990 El Diablo (TV Movie)
  • 1989 The Cellar
  • 1988-1989 War and Remembrance (TV Mini-Series)
  • 1988 Once Upton a Texas Train (TV Movie)
  • 1987 Highway To Heaven (TV Series) - A Dream Of Wild Horses
  • 1983 September Gun (TV Movie)
  • 1976-1983 Little House On The Prairie (TV Series) 2 episodes
  • 1983 The Winds Of War
  • 1983 Highway Honeys (TV Movie)
  • 1979 The Last Ride Of The Dalton Gang (TV Movie)
  • 1979 The Sacketts (TV Movie)
  • 1979 Mr Horn (TV Movie)
  • 1978 Kate Bliss and The Ticker Tape Kid
  • 1978 How The West Was Won (TV Mini-Series)
  • 1977 Aspen (TV Mini-Series)
  • 1976 Sara (TV Series)
  • 1974 Chase (TV Series)
  • 1964-1974 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
  • 1974 Banacek (TV Series) - The Vanishing Chalice
  • 1973 Key West (TV Movie)
  • 1973 The Waltons (TV Series) - The Easter Story ... Dr Miller
  • 1960-1972 Bonanza (TV Series)
  • 1967-1971 The High Chaparral (TV Series)
  • 1970 Flap
  • 1969 The Undefeated
  • 1969 Land Of the Giants (TV Series) - Rescue ... Mr Bara
  • 1968 5 Card Stud
  • 1967 Hondo (TV Series) - Hondo and The War Cry ... Drover
  • 1967 The War Wagon
  • 1962-1967 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
  • 1966 El Dorado
  • 1966 Paradise, Hawaiian Style
  • 1966 Incident At Phantom Hill
  • 1966 The Wackiest Ship In The Army (TV Series) - What Is Honor
  • 1965 Moment To Moment
  • 1965 Branded (TV Series)
  • 1963-1965 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
  • 1965 Wagon Train (TV Series)
  • 1964 The Virginian (TV Series) - The Girl From Yesterday
  • 1964 Perry Mason (TV Series)
  • 1963 Temple Houston (TV Series) - The Dark Madonna
  • 1962 Wide Country (TV Series) - Our Ernie kills People
  • 1960-1962 Outlaws (TV Series) - Marshal Will Foreman
  • 1962 Safe At Home
  • 1960 Seven Ways From Sundown
  • 1960 Twelve hours To Kill
  • 1959 The Deputy (TV Series)
  • 2002 Dobe and A Company Of Heroes (TV Movie)
  • 1999 Killer Bees? (TV Movie Short Documentary)
  • 1998 Legends & Dreamers (TV Movie Documentary)
  • 1961 Here's Hollywood (TV Series)