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Frank DeKova ACTOR

Frank DeKova was born on Match 17th, 1910 in New York City, New York.  His first career was working as a school teacher which he later decided to stop and instead pursue a career as a stage actor. 
He first found work performing in a number of Shakespearean stage productions before he got his chance to perform on Broadway in such productions as, "Detective Story".
Soon, Hollywood took notice of him from his work on Broadway and he was given a chance to work on the film, "Viva Zapata!" (1952) starring Marlon Brando, Jean Peters and Anthony Quinn.  Soon other film roles followed such as, "The Big Sky" (1952) starring Kirk Douglas and Dewey Martin, "Teenage Cave Man" (1958), "The Untouchables" (1959), "Cowboy" (1958) starring Glenn Ford, Jack Lemmon, Richard Jaeckel and Dick York and "The Mechanic" (1972) starring Charles Bronson and Jan-Michael Vincent.
Along with film he also made quite a name for himself on television portraying Chief Wild Eagle on the series, "F Troop" (1965).  Other television credits he added included, "Gunsmoke", "Wagon Train", "Death valley Days", "Hawaii Five-O", "Police Woman" and "The Rockford Files".
Frank DeKova passed away in his sleep on October 15th, 1981 in Sepulveda, California.  His remains are buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills, California.  


1982   Hey Good Lookin' 

1981   American Pop

1980   The Incredible Hulk
1980   Mafia on the Bounty 

1979   Little House on the Prairie

1978   Baretta
1978   Cat in the Cage 

1977   The Rockford Files 

1976   Cannon 
1975   Johnny Firecloud 

1975   Crossfire

1968-1975  Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color
1975   Police Woman 

1974   Apple's Way 

1974   Baby Needs a New Pair of Shoes 
1974   Police Story 

1974   Toma 

1973   The F.B.I.
1973   The Don Is Dead 

1973   The Slams 

1973   Heavy Traffic 
1973   Frasier, the Sensuous Lion

1972   The Mechanic

1971   Love, American Style
1970   The Wild Country

1962-1969  Death Valley Days 

1969   Hawaii Five-O
1968   The High Chaparral

1968   It Takes a Thief

1967   The Legend of the Boy and the Eagle
1965-1967  F Troop

1965   The Sword of Ali Baba

1964-1965  Daniel Boone
1965   The Greatest Story Ever Told 

1957-1965  Wagon Train 

1965   Those Calloways 
1959-1964  The Third Man

1964   Kraft Suspense Theatre

1964   Ben Casey 
1964   The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters

1964   The Greatest Show on Earth

 1963   The Raiders

1958-1963  77 Sunset Strip

1963   The Dakotas
1959-1963  Laramie

1959-1962  The Untouchables 

1957-1962  Cheyenne 
1962   The Gallant Men 

1962   Follow That Dream 

1962   Outlaws
1959-1962  Alfred Hitchcock Presents 

1962   Thriller 

1961   Alcoa Premiere 
1961   Frontier Circus 

1961   Maverick 

1960-1961  The Roaring 20's 
1961   Gunslinger

1961   Atlantis, the Lost Continent 

1961   The Tall Man
1961   Portrait of a Mobster

1961   Route 66

1959-1961  Rawhide
1961   The Rebel

1961   Hong Kong

1960   The Islanders 
1960   Lawman

1960   Hawaiian Eye

1960   Surfside 6 
1959-1960  The Rifleman 

1960   Hotel de Paree 

1960   Overland Trail 
1957-1960  Tales of Wells Fargo 

1960   The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond 

 1960   Johnny Staccato 

1960   The Detectives

1960   Five Fingers 
1959   The Texan 

1959   The Alaskans

1959   The Jayhawkers! 
1959   The Deputy

1956-1959  Gunsmoke 

1959   The Lawless Years 
1959   Day of the Outlaw 

1959   U.S. Marshal

1958-1959  The Californians
1959   Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse 

1959   Peter Gunn

1959   Black Saddle
1959   Buckskin 

1959   Mike Hammer

1958   Man with a Camera 
1958   The Restless Gun

1958   Apache Territory

1958   Teenage Cave Man
1958   Machine-Gun Kelly

1958   The Brothers Karamazov

1958   Cowboy 
1958   The Walter Winchell File 

1957   Ride Out for Revenge

1957   Appointment with a Shadow 
1957   The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin 

1957   Run of the Arrow 

1957   Crossroads 
1957   Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans

1956   Reprisal!

1956   Tales of the 77th Bengal Lancers 
1956   The White Squaw

1956   The Ten Commandments 

1956   Pillars of the Sky
1956   Santiago 

1956   Crusader 

1956   The Ford Television Theatre 
1956   Big Town 

1956   The Lone Ranger

1955   Shack Out on 101 
1955   Hold Back Tomorrow 

1955   The Man from Laramie 

1955   Strange Lady in Town
1954   Drum Beat 

1954   Passion 

1954   Valley of the Kings 
1954   They Rode West 

1953   King of the Khyber Rifles 

1953   Fighter Attack 
1953   All the Brothers Were Valiant 

1953   The Robe 

1953   Arrowhead
1953   Raiders of the Seven Seas

1953   The Desert Song

1953   Split Second 
1952   Pony Soldier 

1952   The Big Sky 

1952   Holiday for Sinners 
1952   Viva Zapata!

1951   The Mob

1951   Up Front 
1951   Martin Kane

1951   The Ford Theatre Hour

1950   Dick Tracy

Matinee Classics - The Big Sky starring Kirk Douglas, Dewey Martin, Elizabeth Threatt, Arthur Hunnicutt, Buddy Baer, Steven Geray, Henri Letondal, Hank Worden, Jim Davis, Iron Eyes Cody, Fraak DeKova and Guy Wilkerson
Matinee Classics - The Greatest Story Ever Told starring Max von Sydow, Dorothy McGuire, Michael Anderson Jr., Carroll Baker, Ina Balin, Victor Buono, Richard Conte, Telly Savalas, Joanna Dunham, Jose Ferrer, Van Heflin, Charlton Heston, Martin Landau, Roddy McDowall, Angela Lansbury, Pat Boone, Janet Margolin, David McCallum, Joseph Schildkraut, Ed Wynn, Claude Rains, Donald Pleasence, Michael Ansara, Robert Blake, John Considine, Richard Conte, Jamie Farr, David Hedison, Russell Johnson, Rober
Matinee Classics - Machine Gun Kelly starring Charles Bronson, Susan Cabot, Morey Amsterdam, Richard Devon, Jack Lambert, Frank DeKova, Connie Gilchrist, Wally Campo, Barboura Morris, Lori Martin, George Archambeault, Robert Griffin
Matinee Classics - Run of the Arrow starring Rod Steiger, Sara Montiel, Brian Keith, Ralph Meeker, Jay C. Flippen, Charles Bronson, Olive Carey, H.M. Wynant, Neyle Morrow, Tim McCoy, Frank DeKova, Stuart Randall, Frank Warner, Billy Miller and Chuck Hayward
Matinee Classics - Split Second starring Stephen McNally, Alexis Smith, Jan Sterling, Keith Andes, Arthur Hunnicutt, Paul Kelly, Robert Paige, Richard Egan and Frank DeKova
Matinee Classics - Teenage Caveman starring Robert Vaughn, Darah Marshall, Leslie Bradley, Frank DeKova, Charles P. Thompson, June Jocelyn, Jonathan Haze, Beach Dickerson, Robert Shayne, Marshall Bradford, Joseph Hamilton and Ed Nelson

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