Don Durant

Soundtrack, Actor, Music Department

Soundtrack, Actor, Music Department


The "fastest gun in all the West" and the poster boy for "tall, dark and handsome:, Don Durant was best known for his title role in the CBS western series Johnny Ringo (1959). Born Donald Allison Durae on November 20, 1932, in Long Beach, California, he spent some of his youth in Riverside as well as on a large cattle ranch in Elko, Nevada. His ...
Birth date
1932-11-20
Death date
2005-03-15
Height
6' 2" (1.88 m)

Known For


Johnny Ringo
Johnny Ringo
Johnny Ringo (1959-1960)
Perry Mason
Perry Mason
Gary Marshall / Johnny Woodruff Starr (1958)
The White Orchid
The White Orchid
Soundtrack (1954)
Zane Grey Theater
Zane Grey Theater
Johnny Ringo / Vern Mitchell (1958-1959)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
SoundtrackJohnny Ringo
(TV Series) (performer - 37 episodes, 1959 - 1960) (writer - 37 episodes, 1959 - 1960) - Cave-In (1960) ... (performer: "Johnny Ringo" (end theme)) / (writer: "Johnny Ringo" (end theme)) - Lobo Lawman (1960) ... (performer: "Title Song") / (writer: "Title Song") - Coffin Sam (1960) ... (performer: "Johnny Ringo" (end theme)) / (writer: "Johnny Ringo" (end theme)) - Killer, Choose a Card (1960) ... (performer: "Title Song") / (writer: "Title Song") - Shoot the Moon (1960) ... (performer: "Title Song") / (writer: "Title Song") Show all 37 episodes
SoundtrackMaverick
(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode) - Hostage! (1957) ... (performer: "Cindy, Cindy" - uncredited)
1957
SoundtrackWagon Train
(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1957) (writer - 1 episode, 1957) - The John Darro Story (1957) ... (performer: "The Ballad of Yellow John Thurman") / (writer: "The Ballad of Yellow John Thurman")
SoundtrackThe White Orchid
(performer: "Femme Fatale")
1954
RoleTitleYear
ActorWagon Train
(TV Series) Lucas / Victor Harp - The Kitty Pryer Story (1963) ... Victor Harp - The Cliff Grundy Story (1957) ... Lucas - The John Darro Story (1957) ... Lucas
1957-1963
ActorArrest and Trial
(TV Series) Lt. Green - Tears from a Silver Dipper (1963) ... Lt. Green
1963
ActorWide Country
(TV Series) Jim Bonham - Yanqui, Go Home! (1963) ... Jim Bonham
1963
ActorLaramie
(TV Series) Gandy Ross - No Place to Run (1963) ... Gandy Ross
1963
ActorThe Virginian
(TV Series) Capt. Larry Langhorne - Riff-Raff (1962) ... Capt. Larry Langhorne
1962
ActorAlfred Hitchcock Presents
(TV Series) Lowe - The Twelve Hour Caper (1962) ... Lowe
1962
ActorThe Twilight Zone
(TV Series) Gregory Walker - A Piano in the House (1962) ... Gregory Walker
1962
ActorJohnny Ringo
(TV Series) Johnny Ringo - Cave-In (1960) ... Johnny Ringo - Lobo Lawman (1960) ... Johnny Ringo - Coffin Sam (1960) ... Johnny Ringo - Killer, Choose a Card (1960) ... Johnny Ringo - Shoot the Moon (1960) ... Johnny Ringo Show all 38 episodes
1959-1960
ActorTrackdown
(TV Series) Frank Dooley / Bobby Carlyle - Quiet Night in Porter (1959) ... Frank Dooley - Killer Take All (1958) ... Bobby Carlyle
1958-1959
ActorZane Grey Theater
(TV Series) Johnny Ringo / Vern Mitchell - The Loner (1959) ... Johnny Ringo - The Tall Shadow (1958) ... Vern Mitchell
1958-1959
ActorRescue 8
(TV Series) Norris Pauson - Forty Five Fathoms, Dead or Alive (1959) ... Norris Pauson
1959
ActorRichard Diamond, Private Detective
(TV Series) Pat Sharkey - Body of the Crime (1959) ... Pat Sharkey
1959
ActorWanted: Dead or Alive
(TV Series) Vic Warsaw - The Spurs (1959) ... Vic Warsaw
1959
ActorMan with a Camera
(TV Series) Howard Dorn - Double Negative (1958) ... Howard Dorn
1958
ActorPerry Mason
(TV Series) Johnny Woodruff Starr / Gary Marshall - The Case of the Jilted Jockey (1958) ... Johnny Woodruff Starr - The Case of the Desperate Daughter (1958) ... Gary Marshall
1958
ActorColgate Theatre
(TV Series) Nicky Weston - Macreedy's Woman (1958) ... Nicky Weston
1958
ActorShe Gods of Shark Reef
Lee Johnston
1958
ActorThe Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna
(TV Series) Philip Casper - Susanna and the Pirates (1958) ... Philip Casper
1958
ActorMaverick
(TV Series) Jody Collins - Hostage! (1957) ... Jody Collins
1957
ActorSuspicion
(TV Series) Billy - The Story of Marjorie Reardon (1957) ... Billy
1957
ActorGeneral Electric Theater
(TV Series) Mark - Father and Son Night (1957) ... Mark
1957
ActorState Trooper
(TV Series) Ronnie Mann - Ride Til You Die (1957) ... Ronnie Mann
1957
ActorThe Silent Service
(TV Series) Lt. (jg) Jim Calvert - The Jack at Tokyo (1957) ... Lt. (jg) Jim Calvert
1957
ActorSergeant Preston of the Yukon
(TV Series) Sam Tanner / Jack Elders / Jack Flynn - The Black Ace (1957) ... Sam Tanner - Limping King (1956) ... Jack Elders - Phantom of Phoenixville (1956) ... Jack Flynn
1956-1957
ActorThe Ray Anthony Show
(TV Series) Vocalist
1956
ActorWest Point
(TV Series) Cadet Stan Colson - Double Reverse (1956) ... Cadet Stan Colson
1956
ActorThe Jack Benny Program
(TV Series) Sailor - Jack Is a Contestant (1955) ... Sailor
1955
ActorBattle Cry
Marine (uncredited)
1955
RoleTitleYear
Music departmentJohnny Ringo
(TV Series) (title song by - 4 episodes, 1960) (title song written by - 1 episode, 1959) - Cave-In (1960) ... (title song by) - Coffin Sam (1960) ... (title song by) - Uncertain Vengeance (1960) ... (title song by) - The Raffertys (1960) ... (title song by) - The Accused (1959) ... (title song written by)
Music departmentWagon Train
(TV Series) (composer - 1 episode) - The John Darro Story (1957) ... (composer: additional music)
1957
RoleTitleYear
SelfAbout Faces
(TV Series) Self - Don Durant (1960) ... Self
1960
SelfThe Arthur Murray Party
(TV Series) Self - Actor - Episode #11.3 (1960) ... Self - Actor
1960
RoleTitleYear
Archive footageMuchachada nui
(TV Series) (segment "Mundo Viejuno: El día siguiente al fin del mundo o una isla llena de mujeres y dos hombres que llegan, imaginaros que expectativas más buenas") - Episode #3.4 (2009) ... (segment "Mundo Viejuno: El día siguiente al fin del mundo o una isla llena de mujeres y dos hombres que llegan, imaginaros que expectativas más buenas") (uncredited)
2009