Dan Blocker

Dan Blocker
1928 - 1972

Dan Blocker  American Actor


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Dan Blocker was previously married to Dolphia Lee Parker Blocker (1952 - 1972).


American Actor Dan Blocker was born Bobby Don Blocker on 10th December, 1928 in DeKalb, Texas and passed away on 13th May 1972 Los Angeles, California aged 43. He is most remembered for Hoss Cartwright in Bonanza. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

Dan Blocker was in 13 on-screen matchups, including Inger Stevens in Bonanza (1959), Julie Adams in Bonanza (1959), Nanette Fabray in Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County (1970), Danielle Aubry in Bonanza (1959) and Judi Meredith in Bonanza (1959).

Dan Blocker is a member of the following lists: Free Methodist Church members, Male actors from Los Angeles and Western (genre) television actors.


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First Name Dan
Last Name Blocker
Full Name at Birth Bobby Don Blocker
Age 43 (age at death) years
Birthday 10th December, 1928
Birthplace DeKalb, Texas
Died 13th May, 1972
Place of Death Los Angeles, California
Cause of Death Pulmonary Embolism
Height 6' 4" (193 cm)
Build Large
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown - Light
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Sexuality Straight
Religion Methodist
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
University Sul Ross State he earned a master`s degree, Hardin-Simmons University in 1946, Texas Military Institute
Occupation Text Actor
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Hoss Cartwright in Bonanza
Year(s) Active 1956–1972 (his death), 1956–1972, 1957–72
Father Ora Shack Blocker (1895–1960)
Mother Mary David Blocker (1901–1998)

Dan Davis Blocker (December 10, 1928 – May 13, 1972) was an American television actor and Korean War veteran. He is best remembered for his role as Hoss Cartwright in the NBC western television series Bonanza.

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Dan Blocker43 SagittariusActor
Dolphia Lee Parker Blocker-


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
Debra LeeFemaleDolphia Lee Parker Blocker
Danna LynnFemaleDolphia Lee Parker Blocker
DavidMale4th May, 195562 years oldDolphia Lee Parker Blocker
DirkMale31st July, 195760 years oldDolphia Lee Parker Blocker


Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County1970CharleyMovie
Swing Out, Sweet Land1970Indian Who Sells ManhattanTV Movie
Pat Paulsen's Half a Comedy Hour1970College RoomateTV Show
Lady in Cement1968Waldo GronskyMovie
Something for a Lonely Man1968John KillibrewTV Movie
I'll Bet1965TV Show
Valentine's Day1964Horace HewittTV Show
Come Blow Your Horn1963Mr. EckmanMovie
The Errand Boy1961Hoss Cartwright - Cameo (uncredited)Movie
The Bob Newhart Show1961TV Show
Bonanza1959Big Jack Slade, Eric 'Hoss' CartwrightTV Show
The Rebel1959Del PierceTV Show
The Young Captives1959Oil Field RoughneckMovie
Troubleshooters1959TV Show
Cimarron City1958Carl Budinger, Tiny BudingerTV Show
The Rifleman1958Pete SnipeTV Show
Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse1958DukeTV Show
Jefferson Drum1958CraigTV Show
Decision1958SalemTV Show
Black Patch1957Blacksmith (uncredited)Movie
The Girl in Black Stockings1957Mike, the BartenderMovie
Gunsight Ridge1957Bartender (uncredited)Movie
Colt .451957WillTV Show
Have Gun - Will Travel1957Joe - Thief No. 1TV Show
Maverick1957Hognose M. HughesTV Show
Richard Diamond, Private Detective1957Cloudy SimsTV Show
Sugarfoot1957BoschTV Show
Tales of Wells Fargo1957Joe PurdyTV Show
The Restless Gun1957John 'El Bruto', Jub Buckstar, Olaf BurlandTV Show
The Thin Man1957RosieTV Show
Wagon Train1957Sgt. BroderickTV Show
Zorro1957BlacksmithTV Show
The Walter Winchell File1957Payload JohnTV Show
Outer Space Jitters1957Zombie (as Don Blocker)Short Film
Playhouse 901956LewisTV Show
The Sheriff of Cochise1956BartenderTV Show
Telephone Time1956TV Show
Zane Grey Theater1956MattTV Show
Cheyenne1955Deputy Sam, PeteTV Show
Gunsmoke1955Keller, LieutenantTV Show
Sergeant Preston of the Yukon1955Mule ConklinTV Show
Hook a Crook1955Gorilla (uncredited)Short Film
The Red Skelton Hour1951Little WillieTV Show
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Posted commentsView all comments (3)

halfgoofyhalfgoofyMay 1, 2015

Born: Donny Dany Blocker.At 14 Lbs. was a large start on a large life.

ljloverMar 27, 2011

The world was a sadder place, when Dan Blocker died so young He was the heart of Bonanza and held the show together

di7234241109Aug 30, 2010

my fav on bonanza

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