Born Orison Hungerford in New York on January 1, 1930, actor Ty Hardin was raised in Texas. He served in the Korean War in the early 1950s, and after his return, he began taking college courses at Texas A & M. By 1957, Hardin had made his way to Hollywood and was put under contract by Paramount. He was at first billed as 'Ty Hungerford,' but soon his name was changed to Ty Hardin. When Clint Walker walked out on his ABC series Cheyenne in 1958 during a contract dispute with Warner Bros., Ty Hardin got his big break. Warner Bros. bought out Hardin's Paramount contract and installed him in the replacement series Bronco, which aired under the Cheyenne umbrella series title. Bronco ran from 1958 through 1962.

Will Hutchins, Peter Brown, Jack Kelly, Ty Hardin, James Garner, Wayde Preston, and John Russell

A 1958 still of Warner Brothers western TV series stars. From left to right: Will Hutchins, Peter Brown, Jack Kelly, Ty Hardin, James Garner, Wayde Preston, and John Russell

With one more year to go on his contract with Warner Bros., Hardin made several films, including The Chapman Report (1962; with Shelley Winters) and Palm Springs Weekend (1963; with Robert Conrad and Troy Donahue). After Hardin's contract lapsed, he went to Europe and made a number of films in the late 1960s.

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Bronco (1958-1962 ABC TV Series)

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As Bronco Layne from the ABC series Bronco

The Chapman Report (1962) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

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With Glynis Johns in the Warner Bros. drama The Chapman Report

Palm Springs Weekend (1963) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Ty Hardin and Robert ConradJerry Van Dyke and Ty Hardin

From Warner Bros. fun spring break flick Palm Springs Weekend. LEFT: Hardin beats up spoiled rich kid Robert Conrad. RIGHT: Singing with Jerry Van Dyke

Wall of Noise (1963)

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LEFT: With Ralph Meeker and Suzanne Pleshette in the racy drama Wall of Noise. RIGHT: Putting the squeeze on Suzanne Pleshette

Berserk! (1968) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Ty HardinJudy Geeson, Ty Hardin, Joan Crawford, and Diana DorsDiana Dors and Ty Hardin

From Joan Crawford's penultimate film Berserk!. LEFT: As circus performer Frank Hawkins. CENTER: With Judy Geeson, Hardin, Joan Crawford, and Diana Dors. RIGHT: Again with Diana Dors

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I Married A Monster From Outer Space [DVD](1958) DVD
That might sound like the lament a lot of new brides eventually give, but it proved to be horribly true for Gloria Talbott, who slowly learns that the increasingly odd behavior of betrothed Tom Tryon stems from an alien incursion that's possessed most of the local menfolk. Surprisingly effective sci-fi shocker co-stars Peter Baldwin, Ty Hardin, Maxie Rosenbloom. 77 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English.
The Space Children [Blu-ray](1958)
Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.
The Space Children [DVD](1958) DVD
An alien creature resembling a human brain preys on children living on a California air force base, communicating with them through telepathy. After his otherwise normal kids are transformed into recalcitrant troublemakers, a technician (Adam Williams) joins in the effort to figure out the true nature of the extraterrestrial menace. Directed by Jack Arnold ("The Incredible Shrinking Man"); Peggy Webber, Jackie Coogan, and Russell Johnson co-star. 70 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English.
Last Train From Gun Hill [DVD](1959) DVD
Exciting western saga stars Kirk Douglas and Anthony Quinn as friends who wind up on opposites of the law. A U.S. marshal (Douglas) tracks his wife's killer to Gun Hill, a town run by his old pal (Quinn) who's become a wealthy cattle baron. But when the culprit turns out to be his buddy's son (Earl Holliman), the lawman finds he'll have to take on the entire town if he wants to see justice served. Carolyn Jones co-stars; directed by John Sturges ("The Magnificent Seven"). 94 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English.
Merrill's Marauders [DVD](1962) DVD
Director Samuel Fuller's two-fisted war story is set in 1944 and focuses on Brigadier General Frank D. Merrill and the 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), 3,000 American volunteer soldiers who must traverse miles of treacherous swamps, jungles, and mountains to secure a series of Japanese-held bases in Burma. Jeff Chandler, Ty Hardin, Peter Brown, and Claude Akins star; based on the book "The Marauders" by 5307th communications officer Charlton Ogburn, Jr. 98 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English; Subtitles: English, French; theatrical trailer.
The Chapman Report [DVD](1962) DVD
Controversial-for-its-day ensemble piece follows a quartet of Los Angeles women--frigid widow Jane Fonda, free-thinking divorcee Claire Bloom, intellectual wannabe Glynis Johns, and adulterous housewife Shelley Winters--as they come to regret their involvement in the survey of Kinseyesque sex researcher Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. Adaptation of the Irving Wallace potboiler also stars Ray Danton, Ty Hardin; George Cukor directs. 125 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
PT 109 [DVD](1963) DVD
The inspiring true story of Navy lieutenant John F. Kennedy and his experiences as captain of a PT boat during World War II stars Cliff Robertson as the young Kennedy. His vessel sunk by a Japanese destroyer in the South Pacific, Lt. Kennedy must lead what's left of his crew to the safety of a nearby island in the hopes they'll be able to secure a rescue. With Ty Hardin, Robert Culp, James Gregory, Robert Blake. 140 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Palm Springs Weekend [DVD](1963) DVD
Easter week brings together college jocks and pretty young women in this lively teenage tale. Romance, brawls and jealousy set the stage for trouble and torrid love affairs with Troy Donahue, Connie Stevens, Ty Hardin, Stefanie Powers, and Robert Conrad. 100 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH), French; theatrical trailer. NOTE: This Title is Out Of Print; Limit One Per Customer.
Warner Bros. Romance Classics Collection [DVD] DVD
First, "Parrish" (1961) stars Troy Donahue as a young man frustrated with his attempts to fit in with New England's rich tobacco growers. When his mother marries one of them, his attempts to climb the social ladder are thwarted by his stepdad. With Claudette Colbert, Karl Malden. Next, Connie Stevens shines as "Susan Slade" (1961), a naive teen who falls for a mountain climber during an Alaskan vacation. But when the ensuing affair results in the birth of a child, tragedy soon follows. With Donahue, Dorothy McGuire, Grant Williams. Then, in "Rome Adventure" (1962), Suzanne Pleshette plays an American librarian who travels to the Eternal City to find romance. After a relationship with a native, she falls for an art student from the United States. Donahue, Rossano Brazzi, Angie Dickinson co-star. AKA: "Lovers Must Learn." Lastly, in "Palm Springs Weekend" (1963), college jocks and pretty young gals experience plenty of romance, jealousy, and fights at the California resort. Donahue, Stevens, Stefanie Powers, Ty Hardin star. Soundtrack: English. Four-disc set.
Battle Of The Bulge [Blu-ray](1965)
Spectacular battle sequences and an all-star cast highlight this WWII epic that chronicles one of the war's most crucial conflicts. Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Telly Savalas, and Robert Ryan are Allied soldiers facing a German Panzer attack in the Ardennes led by tank commander Robert Shaw. With Dana Andrews, George Montgomery, James MacArthur. 169 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Spanish.
Battle Of The Bulge [DVD](1965) DVD
Spectacular battle sequences and an all-star cast highlight this WWII epic that chronicles one of the war's most crucial conflicts. Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Telly Savalas, and Robert Ryan are Allied soldiers facing a German Panzer attack in the Ardennes led by tank commander Robert Shaw. With Dana Andrews, George Montgomery, James MacArthur. 170 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish.
Greatest Classic Films Collection: War [DVD] DVD
Two-disc set includes "The Dawn Patrol," "Gunga Din," "Operation Pacific," and "Battle of the Bulge."
Berserk! [DVD](1967) DVD
Offbeat shocker stars Joan Crawford as Monica Rivers, a circus owner whose big top is beset by the sadistic murders of several of her performers. But receipts soar thanks to the grisly deaths which include a tightrope walker falling onto a bed of bayonets, Monica's partner getting a spike through his head, and a gruesome "accident" while a woman is being sawed in half! Ty Hardin, Diana Dors, Michael Gough, Judy Geeson also star. 96 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English.
Acquasanta Joe [DVD](1971) DVD
A gang of Civil War veterans uses a Union army cannon to blow open banks and make off with the money inside. Problem is, one of their targets happened to hold the life savings of ruthless bounty hunter Acquasanta Joe, and he's not one to take his losses lying down! Ty Hardin, Richard Harrison, and Lincoln Tate as Joe star in this explosive spaghetti sagebrusher. AKA: "Holy Water Joe." Widescreen; Soundtrack: English (dubbed). Dubbed in English.
Django, Day Of Settlement [DVD](1971) DVD
It's not a mortgage that doctor-turned-gunslinger George Eastman makes settlement on in this violent frontier vengeance tale, but a debt owed by the sadistic outlaws that killed his wife and family. And you can bet that Eastman will make sure the payment is in blood! Intense Italian-made oater also stars Ty Hardin, Lee Burton. AKA: "Terrible Day of the Big Gundown," "Vendetta at Dawn." Widescreen; Soundtrack: English (dubbed). Dubbed in English.
Fire! [DVD](1977) DVD
Executive-produced by Irwin Allen, this sizzling telefilm concerns convicts from an Oregon road gang who set a forest fire in order to cover their tracks. The act of arson has an unexpected impact on a variety of characters, including a lumber mill owner, a teacher on a class outing, a country doctor, and a troubled couple. Stars Ernest Borgnine, Vera Miles, Donna Mills, Lloyd Nolan, Neville Brand, and Patti Duke Astin. 97 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Bad Jim [DVD](1990) DVD
Here's a true horse of a different color! In this, the first film to focus on Billy the Kid's horse, an innocent man buys the steed that once belonged to the notorious outlaw. But as soon as he saddles up, he becomes overwhelmed by a newfound desire to steal and wreak havoc on the range! James Brolin, Richard Roundtree, John Clark Gable star. 90 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.

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The Back-up Bride (2011) with Daniel Bonjour, Leena Huff, Jesse Johnson, Jen Lilley, Richard Karn, and Mo Gaffney
Rescue Me (1993) with Ami Dolenz
Bad Jim (1990) with Richard Roundtree, Rory Calhoun, and John Clark Gable
Born Killer (1990)
Red River (1988) with James Arness, Guy Madison, John Lupton, and Gregory Harrison
The Zoo Gang (1985) with Ben Vereen and Jackie Earle Haley
Spurs of Death (1983) with Ruta Lee and Vincent Van Patten
Image of the Beast (1980) with William Wellman Jr.
Fire! (1977) with Vera Miles, Ernest Borgnine, Patty Duke, Alex Cord, Donna Mills, Lloyd Nolan, and Neville Brand
Django, Day Of Settlement (1971) with George Eastman
Day of Judgement (1971) with Gordon Mitchell, Rossano Brazzi, Rosalba Neri, and Raf Baldassarre
Acquasanta Joe (1971) with Richard Harrison
The Last Rebel (1971) with Joe Namath, Woody Strode, Jack Elam, and Michael Forest
Rekvijem (1970)
You're Jinxed, Friend, You've Met Sacremento (1970) with Giacomo Rossi-Stuart
King of Africa (1968) with George Sanders, Pier Angeli, and Helga Line
Berserk! (1968) with Joan Crawford, Diana Dors, and Judy Geeson
Moving Target (1967) with Michael Rennie and Gordon Mitchell
Devil's Angel (1967) with Giacomo Rossi-Stuart
Custer of the West (1967) with Jeffrey Hunter, Robert Shaw, Kieron Moore, and Robert Ryan
Savage Pampas (1966) with Robert Taylor
Man of the Cursed Valley (1965)
Battle of the Bulge (1965) with Henry Fonda, Robert Shaw, George Montgomery, and Dana Andrews
Palm Springs Weekend (1963) with Robert Conrad, Connie Stevens, and Troy Donahue
Wall of Noise (1963) with Suzanne Pleshette and Ralph Meeker
PT 109 (1963) with Cliff Robertson, Grant Williams, and Robert Blake
The Chapman Report (1962) with Shelley Winters, Jane Fonda, Ray Danton, Glynis Johns, and Alex Cord
Merrill's Marauders (1962) with Jeff Chandler, Peter Brown, and Will Hutchins
Last Train from Gun Hill (1959) with Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, and Ziva Rodann
As Young as We Are (1958) with Pippa Scott
I Married a Monster from Outer Space (1958) with Tom Tryon and Gloria Talbott
The Space Children (1958) with Peggy Webber, Russell Johnson, Larry Pennell, Johnny Crawford, and Jackie Coogan
The Buccaneer (1958) with Yul Brynner and Inger Stevens

Riptide, 1968-1969 Australian TV series. Hardin portrayed Moss Andrews
Bronco, 1958-1962 ABC TV series. Hardin portrayed Bronco Layne. This series was aired under the umbrella title Cheyenne

The Love Boat, episode April the Ninny/The Loan Arranger/First Voyage, Last Voyage, originally aired January 17, 1981
David Cassidy - Man Undercover, episode Baby Makes Three, originally aired November 9, 1978
Flying High, episode A Hairy Yak Plays Musical Chairs Eagerly, originally aired October 6, 1978
The Quest, episode Prairie Woman, originally aired November 10, 1976
Sugarfoot, episode Angel, originally aired March 6, 1961
77 Sunset Strip, episode Strange Bedfellows, originally aired February 17, 1961
Maverick, episode Hadley's Hunters, originally aired September 25, 1960
Sugarfoot, episode The Trial of the Canary Kid, originally aired September 15, 1959

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