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The High Chaparral


NBC Network
60 Minutes

The western drama THE HIGH CHAPARRAL/NBC/1967-71 followed the 1870s saga of the Cannon family and their struggle to run The High Chaparral, a cattle ranch located in the Apache-infested, arid high dessert of the Arizona Territory.

Members of the Cannon family and ranch included:

  • Leif Erickson as Big John Cannon, the family patriarch who married into the Montoya family after his wife died.
  • Linda Cristal as John's wife, Victoria Montoya-Cannon
  • Cameron Mitchell as Buck Cannon, John's brother
  • Mark Slade as Blue Cannon, John's son and Victoria's stepson
  • Frank Silvera as Don Sebastian Montoya, Victoria's father and owner of the nearby Montoya ranch
  • Gilbert Roland as his brother, Don Domingo de Montoya
  • Henry Darrow as Manolito, Don Sebastian's son who lives at the High Chaparral ranch
  • Don Collier as Sam Butler, the ranch foreman
  • Bob Hoy as Joe Butler, a ranch hand and Sam's brother
  • Ted Markland as Reno, a ranch hand
  • Roberto Contreras as Pedro Carr, a ranch hand
  • Rudy Ramos as Wind, a half-Pawnee ranch hand
  • Jerry Summers as Ira Bean, a ranch hand
  • Rodolfo Acosta as Vasquero, a household helper

The Cannon Family - THE HIGH CHAPARRAL
Big John Cannon and Family

Obituaries: Leif Erickson - 01/29/86; Cameron Mitchell - 07/06/1994;  Gilbert Roland - 05/15/1994; Rodolfo Acosta - 11/07/1974; Roberto Contreras - 07/18/2000; Frank Silvera - 06/11/1970; Jerry Summers - 01/2006

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