Wednesday, May 5, 2010

RIP Robert Brubaker

Robert Brubaker, the only actor to have two running parts on the 'Gunsmoke' TV series (stagecoach driver Jim Buck and Floyd the bartender) passed away on April 15, 2010. He appeared in many TV westerns and also some features such as Lee Van Cleef's “Barquero” and a few Audie Murphy westerns.

BRUBAKER, Robert (George Robert Brubaker)
Born: 10/9/1916, Robinson, Illinois. U.S.A.
Died: 4/15/2010, Lake Elsinor, California, U.S.A.

Robert Brubaker's westerns – actor:
Pardners – 1956 (businessman)
Sheriff of Cochise (TV) – 1956 (Deputy Blake)
Broken Arrown (TV) – 1957 (Cpt. Farrell)
Gunsmoke (TV) – 1957-1975 (Jim Buck, Floyd)
Tombstone Territory (TV) – 1958 (Ben Burnett)
Tales of Wells Fargo (TV) – 1958 (Al Jones)
The Rough Riders (TV) – 1958 (Sgt. Baker)
Frontier Doctor (TV) – 1959 (Maj. Ely Carter)
U.S. Marshal (TV) – 1958, 1959 (Deputy Ed Blake)
Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV) – 1959 (Warner)
The Texan (TV) – 1960 (Sheriff Jim Calvin)
Pony Express (TV) – 1960 (Jake Murdock)
The Man from Blackhawk (TV) – 1960 (Claflin Pryor)
Tate (TV) – 1960 (Abel Towey)
Bronco (TV) – 1960 (Clay)
The Rebel (TV) – 1960 (Dr. Sam Bates)
The Deputy (TV) – 1961 (Pecos Smith)
Two Faces West (TV) – 1961 (Cartwright)
Cheyenne (TV) – 1962 (Matt Silvers)
The Wide Country (TV) – 1963 (Sam Wagoner)
The Dakotas (TV) – 1963 (Yankton Sheriff)
The Virginian (TV) – 1963, 1970 (Trent, Maj. Herbert, Reardon)
Apache Rifles – 1964 (Sgt. Cobb)
Bonanza (TV) – 1966, 1967, 1968 (Sheriff Hening, Lassiter, Meeker, DeVere, judge, Barney Arnet
Daniel Boone (TV) – 1966 (Talbot)
40 Guns to Apache Pass – 1967 (Sgt. Walker)
Barquero - 1970


  1. Those were great days cowboy...

    1. When we are gone it's over, right? I am 65!

  2. Brubaker had the most beautiful eyes, and was a good actor

  3. Does anyone else think he & Barry Williams (from the Brady Bunch) look alike, at least in the eyes & mouth? Thought at first they must be related.

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