Wednesday, March 14, 2018
RIP Sean Garrison
Garrison played Andy Gibson in the 1958 episode "The Canary Kid" of Sugarfoot, another ABC/WB western series with Will Hutchins in the title role. He also had a comedy role with Ricky Nelson in 1958 as George in "Stealing Rick's Girl" on ABC's The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.
In 1958, Garrison played the role of Yeoman Kaffhamp in Onionhead, a military film with Andy Griffith. In 1959, he was cast as Seaman Floyd in the film Up Periscope. He had two film roles in 1961, as Glenn in Splendor in the Grass and as Fred Tyson in Bridge to the Sun. In 1965, he was cast as Lloyd Garner in "The Young Marauders", the fourth episode of the ABC western series The Big Valley.
In 1966, he played the role of Mark Dominic, the lover of Jean Seberg's character, in the mystery film Moment to Moment.Another 1966 role was that of the Reverend John Porter in the episode "Sanctuary" of Gunsmoke, a story of outlaws taking refuge in a church. He was cast in 1966 as Doug Pomeroy in "Runaway Boy" on Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre. In 1967, he played the role of Richard Tyson in the film Banning.
In Dundee and the Culhane, Garrison joined John Mills as the junior partner of frontier lawyers taking clients in the American West. Garrison had relatively few acting roles thereafter, none long-lasting. In 1968, he was cast as Buck Hambleton in the episode "Ordeal" of The Name of the Game. In 1969, he played Samuel J. Coles in "A Reign of Guns" in The Mod Squad. In 1970, he was cast as George in "The Pied Piper of Rome" on the comedy To Rome with Love. In another 1970 appearance, he was cast in Love American Style. In 1971, he portrayed Harvey Bishop in "The 5th Victim", the twelfth episode of Alias Smith and Jones. His subsequent roles included Clint Carpenter in "Harvest of Death" (1972) on Mannix, Detective Robert Scott in "The Violent Homecoming" (1973) of Police Story, Lanark in "The Second Chance" (1977) of The Rockford Files, and Captain Buck Tanner in "PlayGirl/Smith's Valhalla (1980) of Fantasy Island.
Garrison's last two acting roles were as Carl Belford in "The 18-Wheel Rip-Off" (1980) of B.J. and the Bear and as a physician in the episode "The Hawk and the Hunter" (1981) of CHiPs.
Born: 10/19/1937, New York City, New York, U.S.A.
Died: 3/2/2018, Morongo Valley, California, U.S.A.
Sean Garrison’s westerns – actor:
Colt .45 (TV) – 1957, 1958 (youth, Charlie ‘Chuck’ Dudley)
Cheyenne (TV) – 1958 (Mike Fullerton)
Sugarfoot (TV) – 1958 (Andy Gibson)
The Big Valley (TV) – 1965 (Lloyd Garner)
Gunsmoke (TV) – 1966 (Reverend John Porter)
Dundee and the Culhane (TV) – 1967 (The Culhane)
Alias Smith and Jones (TV) – 1971 (Harvey Bishop)
The Secret Empire – 1979 (Yannuck)