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Charles Bateman (actor)


Charles Bateman (actor)

Charles Wilbur Bateman
Born (1930-11-18) November 18, 1930 (age 83)
San Diego, California, USA
Occupation Actor

Charles Wilbur Bateman (born November 18, 1930, in San Diego, California) is an American actor most notably recognized for roles on television from 1958 to 1991.

Early career

Bateman's first television appearance was as "Cousin Jeff Martin" in the 1958 episode "Black Fire" of the ABC/Warner Brothers western series Maverick, starring James Garner. He soon appeared on ABC's Lawman, Lee Marvin's NBC crime drama M Squad, and Jim Davis' syndicated adventure series, Rescue 8.

Bateman was cast as "Hess" in CBS's "Incident of a Burst of Evil" episode of the western series Rawhide. He also guest starred as a young engineer in the episode "The Tree" of CBS's Lassie, as well as two episodes of Perry Mason: Roy Dowson in "The Case of the Bashful Burro" in 1960, and defendant and title character Jeff Bronson in the 1961 episode, "The Case of the Guilty Clients."

Bateman co-starred as Detective George Peters in the first thirteen episodes of a 1959-1961 syndicated crime drama, Manhunt, starring with Victor Jory. Then, during the 1960-1961 season, he played the dual role of twin brothers, Rick January, M.D., and Marshal Ben January, in the syndicated western series Two Faces West, set in Gunnison, Colorado. His co-stars were Francis De Sales and Joyce Meadows.

After Two Faces West concluded its thirty-nine episodes, Bateman guest starred on ABC's Hawaiian Eye and Ben Casey, NBC's The Virginian, Temple Houston, Bonanza, and Daniel Boone, and CBS's The Jack Benny Program, The Munsters, and Hazel. He appeared in 1965 as Jim Brand in the episode "The Wild West's Biggest Train Holdup" of the syndicated Death Valley Days.

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, he appeared in such sitcoms as My Three Sons, The Governor and J.J., Get Smart, Mayberry, R.F.D., and Love, American Style. From 1968-1972, he appeared four times on ABC's crime drama The F.B.I., starring Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.. He appeared six times on CBS's detective series Cannon, starring William Conrad, and twice on Mission: Impossible with Peter Graves. He also appeared twice on Mannix, starring Mike Connors and later guest starred three times on Barnaby Jones, starring Buddy Ebsen.

Bateman's first venture into soap operas was in 1980, when he joined the cast of NBC's Days of our Lives as Maxwell Jarvis, but he left the program after a year. Thereafter, he joined the cast of another NBC soap opera, Santa Barbara, in which he appeared as C.C. Capwell between 1984 and 1986. In 1985, he appeared as a military officer in the CBS miniseries, Robert Kennedy & His Times, with Brad Davis in the title role. From 1988 to 1991, he appeared twice as two different Texas state senators on CBS's prime time soap opera, Dallas. His most recent television appearance was in 1991 in the episode "Battle Fatigue" of CBS's The Trials of Rosie O'Neill.

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External links

  • Internet Movie Database

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