Dan Duryea


Dan Duryea : biography

23 January 1907 – 1968-06-7

In his last years, Duryea worked in overseas film productions including the Italian Western, The Hills Run Red (1966) and the spy thriller Five Golden Dragons (1967) in West Germany while continuing to find roles on American television. He also appeared twice on the big screen with his son, character actor Peter Duryea, in the low-budget Westerns Taggart (1964) and The Bounty Killer (1965).


Duryea starred as the lead character China Smith in the television series China Smith from 1952 to 1956; and The New Adventures of China Smith from 1953 to 1954.

Duryea guest starred as Roy Budinger, the self-educated mastermind of a criminal ring dealing in silver bullion, in the episode "Terror Town" on October 18, 1958 of NBC’s western series Cimarron City. IMDb. Retrieved: May 14, 2013.

In 1959, Duryea appeared as an alcoholic gunfighter in third episode of The Twilight Zone, "Mr. Denton on Doomsday". He guest starred on NBC’s anthology series The Barbara Stanwyck Show and appeared in an episode of Rawhide in 1959, "Incident Of The Executioner." On September 15, 1959, Duryea guest starred as the outlaw Bud Carlin in the episode "Stage Stop", the premiere of NBC’s Laramie western series. IMDb. Retrieved: May 14, 2013. Duryea appeared again as Luke Gregg on Laramie on October 25, 1960, in the episode "The Long Riders".

IMDb. Retrieved: May 14, 2013. Duryea also put in a great comic performance in The Alfred Hitchcock Hour in an episode called "Three Wives Too Many" (1964).