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Michael Witney

Michael Witney
Born (1931-11-21)November 21, 1931
New York City, New York, USA
Died November 30, 1983(1983-11-30) (aged 52)
New York City
Cause of death Heart attack
Occupation Film and television actor: The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters
Years active 1963-1981
Spouse(s)

(1) Donna (JoJo) Collette Bailey (married 1956-1976, divorced)

(2) Twiggy (married 1977-1983, his death)
Children Carly Witney (from second marriage)

Michael Witney (born Whitney Michael Armstrong November 21, 1931 – November 30, 1983) was an American film and television actor.

In 1963-1964, he had a recurring part as the first wagon master, Buck Coulter, in fourteen episodes of the ABC western television series, The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters, starring child actor Kurt Russell in the title role and based on a novel by Robert Lewis Taylor. Dan O'Herlihy played Jaimie's father, "Doc" Sardius McPheeters, and Charles Bronson at mid-season replaced Witney as the wagon master, cast in the role of Linc Murdock. The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters was Witney's first screen acting role.[1]

He guest starred in other western series, including four appearances on NBC's Bonanza and once on Daniel Boone, starring Fess Parker. He guest starred as a cavalry captain in the 1965 episode "South Wind" of CBS's Gunsmoke. He appeared in 1966 as Sergeant MacDonald in "Muted Fifes, Muffled Drums" of ABC's A Man Called Shenandoah, starring Robert Horton, and as Jared Hobson in the 1967 episode, "The Execution", of Dale Robertson's ABC western series, The Iron Horse. He was cast as Wild Bill Hickok in the 1965 episode, "No Gun Behind His Badge", of the syndicated Death Valley Days, with host Ronald W. Reagan playing Thomas J. "Bear River" Smith.[1]

In 1975, Witney was cast as Frank Ward in ten of the eleven episodes of the BBC television series, Oil Strike North, a drama about the Triumph Oil Company and its attempt to extract petroleum from the North Sea.[2]

Whitney made a brief appearance in December 30, 1965, cast as a sailor named Johnny who helped Zsa Zsa Gabor, who guest-starred in the #15 episode of the second season of Gilligan's Island entitled, "Erica Tiffany Smith to the Rescue."

Witney also made a few appearances on NBC's Star Trek[3]

His last screen appearances were from 1978 to 1981 in different roles in three episodes of ABC's Charlie's Angels.[1]

Contents

  • Partial filmography 1
  • Personal life 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Partial filmography

Personal life

Witney married Donna (JoJo) Collette Bailey in 1956 in Helena, Montana. They divorced in 1976.

He married the English model Twiggy in 1977, and they had a daughter Carly. Witney died of a heart attack in New York City on November 30, 1983, at the age of fifty-two.

References

  1. ^ a b c "Michael Witney".  
  2. ^ "Oil Strike North". Internet Movie Data Base. Retrieved March 3, 2013. 
  3. ^ http://sttos.epguides.info/?Actor=1809

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