Victor French

An Officer and a Gentleman
1934 - 1989

Victor French  American Actor


Victor Edwin French (December 4, 1934 – June 15, 1989) was an American actor and director. He is remembered for roles on the television programs Little House on the Prairie, Highway to Heaven and Carter Country....

Confirmed Relationships2
Longest Relationship16 yrs
Shortest Relationship1 yr, 10 mths
Average Relationship Length8 yrs, 11 mths
First Name Victor
Middle Name Edwin
Last Name French
Full Name at Birth Victor Edwin French
Age 54 (age at death) years
Birthday 4th December, 1934
Birthplace Santa Barbara, California
Died 15th June, 1989
Place of Death Los Angeles, California
Cause of Death Lung Cancer
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Actor, Director, stuntman
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Highway to Heaven, Little House on the Prairie
Year(s) Active 1954–1989
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Father Ted French (actor and stuntman)
Family Member Charles A. French (Grandfather)
Associated People Michael Landon (actor, director), Melissa Gilbert (actress), Melissa Sue Anderson (actress), Karen Grassle (actress)
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Victor French54 SagittariusActor
Julie Cobb68 GeminiActress
Judith Schenz-Relative

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Little House: Bless All the Dear Children1984 Isaiah Edwards TV Movie
Little House: The Last Farewell1984 Isaiah Edwards TV Movie
Highway to Heaven1984 Mark Gordon TV Show
Little House: Look Back to Yesterday1983 Isaiah Edwards TV Movie
An Officer and a Gentleman1982 Joe Pokrifiki Movie
Fame1982 Mr. Donlon TV Show
Choices1981 Gary Carluccio Movie
The Ghosts of Buxley Hall1980 Sergeant Major Cheater B. Sweet TV Movie
The Golden Moment: An Olympic Love Story1980 Anatoly Andreyev TV Movie
Riding for the Pony Express1980 Irving G. Peacock TV Movie
Amateur Night at the Dixie Bar and Grill1979 Mac TV Movie
Carter Country1977 Chief Roy Mobey TV Show
CHiPs1977 Vicotor French TV Show
Sara1976 Achille TV Show
The House on Skull Mountain1974 Dr. Andrew Cunningham Movie
The Nickel Ride1974 Paddie Movie
Little House on the Prairie1974 Isaiah Edwards TV Show
Petrocelli1974 Roy Caldwell TV Show
The Tribe1974 Mathis TV Movie
Chato's Land1972 Martin Hall Movie
The Other1972 Angelini Movie
Kung Fu1972 Sheriff Aldon Pool TV Show
The Rookies1972 Crazy Marvin TV Show
The Streets of San Francisco1972 Reggie 'Reg' Norris TV Show
Wild Rovers1971 Sheriff Movie
Longstreet1971 Hank Cottle TV Show
O'Hara, U.S. Treasury1971 Paris Kohler TV Show
The Waltons1971 Curtis Norton TV Show
Flap1970 Sgt. Rafferty (Sheriff's Dept.) Movie
Rio Lobo1970 Ketcham Movie
There Was a Crooked Man...1970 Whiskey Movie
Dan August1970 Art Bowman TV Show
Cutter's Trail1970 Alex Bowen TV Movie
Charro!1969 Vince Hackett Movie
Death of a Gunfighter1969 Phil Miller Movie
Lancer1968 Travis Caudle TV Show
Captain Nice1967 Anthony TV Show
Cimarron Strip1967 Rafe Coleman TV Show
Gentle Ben1967 Turner TV Show
Mannix1967 Matt Brandon TV Show
The Danny Thomas Hour1967 Detective TV Show
Batman1966 Hood No. I TV Show
Mission: Impossible1966 Vic Hatcher, Leduc TV Show
Tarzan1966 Cotonasos TV Show
Iron Horse1966 Harry Cleary TV Show
The Hero1966 Fred Gilman TV Show
Branded1965 Sheriff TV Show
F Troop1965 Cpl. Matt Delaney TV Show
Get Smart1965 Agent 44 TV Show
Hogan's Heroes1965 Commando TV Show
The F.B.I.1965 Riles, Vincent Roger Tobias, Lloyd Smit TV Show
The Wild Wild West1965 Arnold TV Show
Daniel Boone1964 Ess, Blue Belly Sangster TV Show
No Time for Sergeants1964 Leonard TV Show
Slattery's People1964 Peter Lindler TV Show
Spencer's Mountain1963 Spencer Brother (uncredited) Movie
The Quick and the Dead1963 Milo Riley Movie
Grindl1963 Deputy #1 TV Show
Kraft Suspense Theatre1963 The Murderer TV Show
My Favorite Martian1963 Mugs Carson TV Show
Temple Houston1963 Willie Harrod TV Show
The Dakotas1963 Larrimore TV Show
The Beverly Hillbillies1962 Tony TV Show
The Virginian1962 Michael, Roy TV Show
Ben Casey1961 Dr. Wood TV Show
Dr. Kildare1961 Charlie TV Show
Hazel1961 Bailiff TV Show
The Clown and the Kid1961 Patrolman #1 (uncredited) Movie
The Magnificent Seven1960 Front Office Clerk (uncredited) Movie
Two Faces West1960 TV Show
Bonanza1959 Jesse Potter, Tom Callahan, Aaron Gore TV Show
Hawaiian Eye1959 Floyd Dillon TV Show
Rawhide1959 Bartender TV Show
77 Sunset Strip1958 Deputy Collins TV Show
Mister Ed1958 Murphy TV Show
The Donna Reed Show1958 Mike TV Show
Wagon Train1957 Beal TV Show
Gunsmoke1955 Eben Luken TV Show
TV Reader's Digest1955 Bill's Henchman TV Show
Lassie1954 Surveyor, Joe TV Show
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1954 Sergeant Major Cheater B. Sweet, Scant Luther TV Show
Death Valley Days1952 Charbonneau, Louis Baptiste TV Show
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rn_tracy1_rnApr 26, 2013

Love him and Michael Landon on Highway to Heaven. RIP both of you.

Kymber202Jul 30, 2012

Hello Judith,
My name is Kim Oldfield and I was wondering who Victor French birth mother was. It looks like my mother may have been that person but don't know. Her name was Jayne Sells and would have been 15 at the time she gave birth. Please let me know if you do know if Victor was adopted or not. Victor was at our home in L.A.and use to visit my mother when I was about 13. We lived in Granada Hills at that time and then moved. Any help is very helpful as I do not know their connection. I spoke to Julie Cobb but she knew nothing as they were not married very long. Thank you, Kim

judith French WilliamsOct 25, 2009

Hi there. I was married to Vic for 15 years. Vic and I have 3 children, Identical twin girls, Tracy and Kelly and a Son Victor Allen. Our son was Vic`s standin until his death in 1989. We remained friends even though we both remarried. He was a really nice man and a brillant actor and he didn`t start the Company of Angels. and I don`t recall ever seeing Leonard Nemoy over there. The director of the theater when Vic joined was Bob ELenstein. and Sally Kellerman was there, Wright King was a member and Vic Tayback was there. Just to name a few. I hope I`ve cleared up some of the misconceptions for you guys. You got any question, feel free to email me. Judi

SalOct 13, 2009

I met Victor along w/Michael Landon (his close pal)at the Forum Boxing club....we kept running into each other and soon became good friends. This man was the real deal; great actorreal deal as well as a great actor!! Miss U Vic!

CindyDec 30, 2008

I was really surprised to find that Victor was in so many movies. I only new him from "Little House on the Prarie" and "Highway to Heaven" I saw Victor many times at the "Forum" and a Kareoke Club down the street from NBC studios. I got his autograph on a Stroh`s Fight Night program along with Jimmy Lennon Sr.s just before both of them passed away. (1985) I really liked Victor. He seemed to be a good guy.

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