Saturday, May 6, 2017

RIP David Macklin

By Saundra F. Ziliox
April 6, 2017

David Macklin passed away on April 6th. He was a 1959 graduate of Greenhills High School in Greenhills, Ohio. Will have more information later on this. His real name was David Mortashed and was the brother of Clement Mortashed, 1953 GHS grad.

MACKLIN, David (David H. Mortashed)
Born: 3/24/1941, Greenhills, Cincinnati, Ohio U.S.A.
Died: 4/6/2017, Albuquerque, New Mexico U.S.A.

David Macklin’s westerns – actor:
Bonanza (TV) – 1960 (Todd Grayson)
Stoney Burke (TV) – 1963 (Frankie Sommers)
Wide Country (TV) – 1963 (Jacob Blaufus)
Gunsmoke (TV) – 1964 (Steven)
The Virginian (TV) – 1964, 1966 (Eddie Tighe, Bob Foley)
Gunpoint (TV) – 1966 (Mark Emerson)
The Plainsman – 1966 (trooper)
The Guns of Will Sonnett (TV) – 1967 (Cleve Atwood)
Iron Horse (TV) – 1967 (Wade Henderson)
Lancer (TV) – 1969 (Josh Abbott)
A Man for Hanging (TV) – 1972 (Tom Barrenger)
Barbary Coast (TV) – 1975 (Phillip Van Cleve)


  1. A good friend for more than fifty years. RIP, David! Peace be with you, Lee. We spent so many fun times together.

  2. Wow, I just saw this and was shocked by this news. I was fortunate to get a couple msg's from him when I was in his yahoo group. I first saw him in Gunsmoke and have tried to see everything he was in. RIP David.

  3. He was a great actor; saw him on Bonanza.

  4. His episode of Bonanza was on today so I looked him up. Sorry he's dead. Incidentally he did a real fine job despite it being one of the worst - written episodes of Bonanza I've ever seen. And that's saying a lot.

  5. I just saw the tail end of that Bonanza episode with him today. Saw him not too long ago on the Twilight Zone.

  6. He was a fine actor- a very familiar face on T.V. I just saw him on Perry Mason- -always good looking and well groomed .. I wonder what was the caused of his death..? Did he have any children? Married?