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Nichols) - appeared in "The Epidemic",
but was replaced by Darren Dalton in "The Prisoner",
who was replaced by Jason Leland Adams in later episodes
through season three. Taylor most recently appeared in
the box office hit, "Jurassic Park III," but
has also appeared in "The American President"
Strickland) - first appeared in "The Epidemic,"
and only appeared in the first season, disappearing without
mention in the second season until her character was reported
as having died in season three in the episode "Cattle
Drive." However, Gail has had some very nice successes
outside of DQ, namely as Esther MacInerney in "The
American President" as well as appearing in "When
a Man Loves a Woman" and having a list of credits
going back to 1966.
(Ashley Jones) - appeared only in "The Epidemic",
before Jennifer Youngs began playing the character, and
only had two non-speaking scenes.
Furth) - appeared first in The Visitor, as well
as First Circle, and has made no less than 36 guest appearances
in television shows such as Bonanza, Murder
She Wrote, and Murphy Brown. He also had a
starring role in the short-lived series The Dumplings
Wyman) - appeared only in The Visitor, and was
replaced by Georgann Johnson in "Where the Heart
Is," who played Elizabeth Quinn for the remainder
of the series. Despite her limited appearance on DQ, Jane
has appeared in more than eighty movies and is known as
the "domineering doyenne of TV's Falcon Crest."
She was also married to U.S. President Ronald Reagan and
her Oscar for Best Actress for "Johnny Belinda"
makes her the only wife of a future U.S. President to
ever win such an award.
Cash) - first appeared in "Law of the Land,"
but also in "Saving Souls", "Thanksgiving"
and "The Most Fatal Disease." A retired gun
slinger, who suffers from Tuberculosis and refuses to
be treated by Dr. Mike. Together with his wife, Sister
Ruth, he becomes very friendly with Dr. Mike and her family.
Apart from acting a few times, Johnnys main profession
is singing. He has had a career as a singer songwriter
for about 50 years. Nicknamed the "Man in Black,"
he has released about 100 albums, won multiple Grammy
awards and has been inducted in to the Country, RocknRoll
and Songwriters Hall of Fame. He and Elvis are the only
two people to do that. Although things havent always
been that good, he has suffered from alcohol and drug
abuse, but has come through to become a Country Music
Legend. For more information, visit www.maninblack.net
Youngs) - first appeared in "Law of the Land"
and continued to portray the character of Ingrid through
A Brother's Keeper in the fourth season, where the character
died of rabies. Jennifer was born in Staten Island, N.Y.
She is the daughter of actor John Savage (The Dear Hunter).
She has had a couple of small parts in Primary Motive,
Someone is Watching, Changing Habits and Killing Obsession.
While appearing in Dr. Quinn, she was writing songs with
her band "What's the Bob". She got together
with Ronnie Champagne in 1996 and they began creating
recordings in their home studio. The couple married in
2001 after they returned from a 68 city, 20th Anniversary
(Christopher Kelly) - first appeared in "Law of the
the Kid (Jeremy
Brown) - appeared in "Law of the Land"
Bakkum) - first appeared in "The Healing"
as mainly a nemesis of Colleen's.
Johnston) - first appeared in "The Healing"
and became Colleen's best friend. Sadly, her character
died of diphtheria in the season 6 episode "A Time
to Heal," but Haylie began as a child star in the
long-running kids show, "Kids, Incorporated"
on the Disney Channel and achieved even more success on
Murphy) - first appeared in "Father's
Day". Born in Arkansas but raised in Memphis and
Chicago. Attended eight different colleges, including
the University of Illinois to the University of the Americas
in Mexico. Apprenticed at the Pasadena Playhouse for a
time. Starred with the late Pete Duel in "Alias Smith
and Jones," an ABC western series derived from the
movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Rumor has it
that Murphy ended up a frontrunner for the series because
of his close resemblance to Paul Newman.
Beaudine) - first appeared in "Father's
husband (Terrance McNally) - appeared in "Father's
Cavanaugh) - appeared in "Bad Water"
Rushton) - appeared in "Bad Water".
His first acting job was as a rocker in a "Barbie
and the Rockers" commercial. He had a solid acting
career during the 80s and early-mid 90s then disappeared
from the movie business.
Wiles) - appeared in "Bad Water".
Sometimes Credited as Mike Shamus Wiles.
Leo Schreiber) - appeared in "Bad Water"
Eli (Robert Culp) - appeared in "Great
American Medicine Show".
(Pato Hoffman) - first appeared in "Great
American Medicine Show", but later returned to play
Strong River in "Right or Wrong"
(Seth Dillon) - appeared in "Great American
(Jack Ray Stevens) - appeared in "Great American
Schneider) - first appeared in "Cowboy's
Lullaby," but later returned in "Between Friends"
as Sully's best friend, Daniel Simon and played that character
for the remainder of the series. However, John is most
notably known for his role as Bo Duke on the "Dukes
of Hazzard" as well as cutting a few songs in the
country music field.
Prine) - appeared in "Running Ghost".
A well known stage actor also known for military/western
dramas was first seen in Kiss Her Goodbye (1959), then
in The Miracle Worker (1962). Prine, who has a Texan sounding
voice, was also well remembered in westerns like Texas
across the River (1966), Generation (1969) and
Chisum (1970). Prine next starred in Simon, King of the
Witches (1971) , One Little Indian (1973), The Centerfold
Girls (1974) and Grizzly (1976). During this time through
the 60's and 70's Prine was married four times but keep
his acting career up. Prine later was in The Evil (1978),
Amityville II: The Possession (1982), Eliminators (1986),
Chill Factor (1990) and Gettysburg (1993), which got Prine
a big and great role. Prine is a great veteran actor in
Hollywood who will always be remembered. He has also been
in over 30 great films and made 79 guest appearances.
Stroud) - appeared in "Running Ghost".
He's the son of Vaudeville great, Clarence Stroud, of
the Stroud Twins and singer Ann McCormack, who toured
the world with Frank Sinatra. Don
grew up on the beach in Honolulu, Hawaii, where his stepfather
Paul Livermore and his mother Ann owned and operated the
popular "Embers Steak House" and nightclub where
Ann performed nightly. Don thrived on the beach in Waikiki
under the watchful eyes of such mentors as Blackout, Mud,
Buckshot, Rabbit and Steamboat. He learned much from these
famous beachboys and in 1960, at the age of 17, he placed
fourth in the "Duke Kahanamoku World Surfing Championship"
at Makaha, Hawaii. Don was surfing at Waikiki when he
was discovered. Actor Troy Donahue was filming "Hawaiian
Eye" and needed a stunt double for his surfing scenes.
Don, at 18, 6'2" and 175 pounds, stepped up and was
hired on the spot. He loved the gig so much, he decided
to go to Hollywood to give it a try. Upon arriving in
L.A., he landed a variety of jobs, including parking cars,
bouncer and then manager of the world famous "Whiskey
A Go-Go" nightclub on the Sunset Strip, where such
greats as Janice Joplin, Jimmy Hendrix and Jim Morrison
of the "Doors" appeared. It was at the "Whiskey"
that actor Sidney Poitier turned Don on to his acting
career. Don went on to become one of Hollywood's great
heavies and character actors. He has starred in over 100
movies and 175 television shows to date. He has also starred
in four television series, notably "Mickey Spillanes'
Mike Hammer" with Stacy Keach and the "New Gidget"
where he was a natural to play the "Kahuna".
Kriesa) - appeared in "Happy Birthday".
Born in Green Bay, Wisconsin and sometimes credited as
Cardinal) - first appeared in "Heroes"
and is the wife of Cloud Dancing. She didn't have a very
large role, but her role was very influential. Sadly,
her character was killed in "Washita," but Tantoo
has made appearances in several major movies, her most
memorable role perhaps being Kicking Bird's wife in the
blockbuster movie, "Dances With Wolves." She
is a notable American Indian actress, part Cree and part
Chippewa Indian, who appears in many movies featuring
them, including "Legends of the Fall," "Smoke
Signals" and "The Education of Little Tree."
Tom) - first appeared in "Heroes,"
but also in "Portraits" and "Halloween."
Was replaced by Christopher Masterson in "Just One
Lullaby." Born in Hinsdale, Illinois. With the help
from his mother Marie, he started acting at a young age,
appearing in commercials. After appearing in small roles
on TV, David auditioned for the role of Pacey in "Dawson's
Creek" (1998). He became a little discouraged when
he lost the role to Joshua Jackson, but soon returned
to auditioning. His next break came with the role of Whitey
in the movie Pleasantville (1998). Soon after he won the
role of Billy in "The Young and the Restless"
(1973), where he acts alongside his sister Heather Tom.
(Larisa Oleynik) - first appeared in
"Heroes," Larisa went on to be in the film,
10 Things I Hate About You, which also starred
another Boarding House member, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who
played Zach in "Secrets."
Gordon-Levitt) - appeared in "The Secret".
A native of Southern California, Gordon-Levitt was singing
in a children's musical group at six years old. He soon
advanced from performing at schools and malls to appearing
in national television commercials. At a young age, he
began to amass television credits including the television
movies Stranger on My Land (1988) and Gregory K (1993),
as well as guest-starring roles on numerous TV shows such
as "Family Ties" (1982), "Thirtysomething"
and a recurring role in the TV sitcom "Roseanne"
He made his feature film debut in A River Runs Through
It (1992) and has since appeared in The Juror (1996) The
Road Killers (1994) Holy Matrimony (1994) and Sweet Jane
(1998). Gordon-Levitt was honored with a Hollywood Reporter
Young Star Award for his performance in the feature Angels
in the Outfield (1994) and two for his work on "3rd
Rock from the Sun" (1996). When not working or studying,
Gordon-Levitt enjoys rollerblading, playing his guitar,
flag football, romping with his pets and programming his
Mother (Rosemary Murphy) - appeared in "Portraits."
Rogers) - appeared in "Portraits," showcasing
his love of photography, and known mostly for being a
singer/songwriter in the Country music field, Kenny has
also appeared in a series of movies as "The Gambler"
which spanned fourteen years for all five movies. He is
great friends friends Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn, as
well as Barbara Mandrell, who also appeared on Dr. Quinn
in the fifth season, and has appeared on many specials
featuring these ladies.