Peter Brown, star of ’60s western series Lawman and NBC’s Laredo, passed away this week, Variety reports. He was 80 years old.
Brown played Deputy Marshal Johnny McKay on Lawman, which ran on ABC from 1958 to 1962.
Born in New York City, Brown got his start in acting while serving with the Army in Alaska. Soon, he began to study acting in Los Angeles and signed a contract with Warner Bros.
During the late ’50s and ’60s, Brown acted in several television series, particularly westerns like Maverick, Cheyenne, Lawman, and Laredo.
From the 1970s onward, he turned his attention to soap operas, appearing in Days of Our Lives, The Young and the Restless, and in the ’90s, The Bold and the Beautiful.
Brown made his last television show appearance on a 2000 episode of JAG.
What do you think? Did you ever watch Lawman or Laredo? Are you familiar with Peter Brown?