Sunday, February 28, 2010

RIP Richard Devon

Richard Devon, 84, died February 26, 2010 of vascular disease in Mill Valley, California. I will post a full obitiary when one becomes available.

DEVON, Richard
Born: 12/11/1926, Glendale, California,. U.S.A.
Died: 2/26/2010, U.S.A.

Richard Devon's westerns – actor:
Scorching Fury – 1952 (Kirk Flamer)
The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (TV) – 1955, 1956 (Chief Sassabi, Kessala)
Frontier (TV) – 1956 (Hesse)
The Buckskin Lady – 1957 (townsperson)
3:10 to Yuma – 1957 (Wade henchman)
Boots and Saddles (TV) – 1957
The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV) – 1957, 1958 (Rance Purcell, Dan Leving)
Zane Grey Theater (TV) – 1957, 1958, 1959 (Army Hendricks, Walker, Turlow, Grady
Wagon Train (TV) – 1957, 1963 (Perk Lopely)
Badman's Country – 1958 (Harvey Logan)
The Badlanders – 1958 (prison guard)
Yancy Deringer (TV) 1958-1959 (Jody Barker)
Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV) – 1958, 1959 (Phil, Gar Foley, Freighter Jack)
Trackdown (TV) – 1958, 1959 (Thad Winter, Fenn Dooley, Morgan Larker, Rufus Cole)
Tales of Wells Fargo (TV) – 1958, 1962 (Mr. Bolton, Pierre Corondelet)
Money, Woman and Guns – 1959 (Detting Sun)
Zorro (TV) – 1959 (Mauridio Alviso)
The Rough Riders (TV) – 1959 (Sam Blackwell)
Johnny Ringo (TV) – 1959 (Jessie Mead)
Colt .45 (TV) – 1959 (Ed Pike)
Law of the Plainsman (TV) – 1959, 1960 (Johnny, Cy Erby)
The Rifleman (TV) – 1959, 1962 (Lovett, Gus Potter, Ben Macowan, Jack Adams, Walt
Ryerson, Austin Stark, Jethroe)
Gunfighters of Abilene – 1960 (Ruger)
Riverboat (TV) – 1960 (Barney)
The Texan (TV) – 1960 (Tim Craven)
The Rebel (TV) – 1960 (Deputy Clyde Vollmer)
Hotel de Paree (TV) – 1960 (Chief Whitefeather)
Sugarfoot (TV) – 1960 (Steve Wyatt)
Overland Trail (TV) – 1960 (Harlan Deall)
The Tall Man (TV) – 1960 (John Lesley)
Stagecoach West (TV) – 1960, 1961 (Ohio, Dan Murchison, Hody, Ed Bush)
Laramie (TV) – 1960, 1962 (Del Shamley)
Bonanza (TV) – 1960, 1964, 1967 (Mr. Hawkins, Jake Rubidah, Weaver, Blackie)
The Comancheros – 1961 (Esteban)
Death Valley Days (TV) – 1962 (Deke)
Rawhide (TV) – 1963 (Cole Stryker)
Cattle King – 1963 (Vince Bodine)
Gunsmoke (TV) – 1963 (Asa Janin, Pitts)
The Virginian (TV) – 1963, 1966, 1970 (Arthur Faber, Beamer, Ed Beal, Haskell)
Destry (TV) – 1964 (Benson)
Daniel Boone (TV) – 1964, 1966, 1968, 1969 (Tice Fowler, Hotallah, Stokes, Archer,
Many Lives)
A Man Called Shenandoah (TV) – 1965 (Lloyd Fitts)
Laredo (TV) – 1965, 1966 (Max Fender, Max Vander)
The Big Valley (TV) – 1965, 1968 (Phelps, Link)
The Iron Horse (TV) - 1967 (DeWitt)
The High Chaparral (TV) – 1967 (Kansas)
The Guns of Will Sonnett (TV) – 1968 (Crawford)
Three Guns for Texaas – 1968 (Max)
Lancer (TV) – 1969 (Sexton Joe)


  1. This is my Uncle that i have not seen since i was a little girl. He had a family fall out with my grandma his sister Rose Ross and i thought about him today hearing a voice on the TV thinking it was him. I googled him and just realized that i have just missed reuniting with him by 2 months. I am so sad about his passing and wonder if Pat his wife is still with us. I loved him and often wondered about him. It is so sad when families stop talking; you miss out on so much of them. I always watched for him when a movie or TV show would come on and always sad because some how he always got shot and killed but that was TV today i found out he really is gone and i am so sad. I work as a nurse at one the studio's he lived by and worked at frequently, so in that respect he will always be here with me!
    I love you Uncle Dick and i have truely missed you not being in my life! To the stars with you uncle Dick; where you belong because you truely where a STAR!!!!
    Love Your Niece Tammy

  2. We are Richard Devon's Family, and we are very hurt by the misinformation stated by our estranged niece Tammy Frost Yasgulian.

    It was not her grandmother that had a falling out with her beloved brother Richard. Richard chose to stop communication with his whole family, which they never understood.

    It was hypocritical of Tammy to say "it's so sad when families stop talking, you miss out on so much of them." Since Tammy herself chose to stop talking with her own family a few years ago, despite many attempts by her family to communicate with her.

    God Bless our Uncle Dick

    1. Hi Doug. I was reading stories on line about Richard Devon. I came across this post. Your Uncle was a great actor.

  3. Saw this actor play a character named Austin Stark on an old "The Rifleman" episode. I have seen him numerous times on other westerns.
    He was quite an actor.

    Here's to the character actors who are at the heart of any good film, particularly a western.

    B. Sweeney

  4. Sad to know he's gone.He is my favorite Western T.V. Series Bad Guy.He played the part so well.Rest In Peace Sir.

  5. Does anyone know if Richard Devon was in the service for WWII? I remember seeing him as a guest at the Marine Corps Suppy Center in Barstow, CA, in 1971 (or 1972). He was a guest at the Marine Corps Birthday Celebration on the base. (The base is now called the Marine Corps Logistics Center.).