|1994 - 1996
Scott Bairstow starred Newt Call, a
young man in search of his fortune who settled
in the town of Curtis Wells, Montana in the Dakota
Territory of the 1870s and later became the
town's deputy sheriff.
Newt Call (formerly Newt Dobbs) is the son of Texas Ranger, Woodrow
Call. In his later years he wrote a book
Dove: Tales of the Plains" that chronicled
"It would surely confound them that knew me
as a young fellow to learn that I'd ever made a
dollar as a book writer. And nobody's more
surprised than myself. See, folks just assumed I
could scarcely read and write back then. I was
so busy soaking it all up, I'm sure they took me
for shy or plain dumb. Truth be told, it was a
bit of both. My father, Texas Ranger Captain
Woodrow Call had give me a good horse by the
time he finally owned up to being my Pa. He gave
me his name and I rode off from him to make good
of it. I wanted my own dream. I just didn't know
right off what that was." -- Narration from
Newt’s friends in Curtis Wells
- Christianne Hirt as Hannah Peale Call, Newt's
girlfriend, then wife. The daughter of Josiah
Peale, She and Newt lived in the Lonesome Dove
Hotel until they build a home of their. When
Hannah died in a fire when their home
exploded, Newt became a Bounty Hunter and
Hannah's brother became deputy.
- Eric McCormack as Col. Francis Clay
Mosby, a gambler fast on the draw who Colonel
Francis Clay Mosby, an ex-confederate officer
turned gambler who coveted Newt’s wife [he
owned the Ambrosia Club, formerly the Pigseye
Saloon]. Hanna Peale
resembles Mosby's dead wife.
- Paul Le Mat as Josiah Peale, the
publisher of the Montana Statesman.
- Paul Johansson as Austin Peale,
Hannah's brother Austin Peale. Austin became
deputy sheriff when Newt left town to work as
a Bounty Hunter. Austin became sheriff when
the former sheriff died.
- Denny Miller as Sheriff Owen Kearney
- Diana Carroll as Mrs. Ida Grayson,
a black woman who co-owned the Lonesome Dove
Hotel with Newt [formerly the Unity Hotel].
The hotel was named after Newt’s home town.
Ida later left town and sold the hotel.
- Tracy Scoggins as Amanda Carpenter,
the new owner of the Lonesome Dove Hotel. She
later lost the hotel in a poker game and ended
up selling whiskey in a tent town
outside of Curtis Wells.
- Frank C. Turner as Finch, a town
derelict who worked for Mattie Shaw.
- Bret Hart as Luther, a stagecoach
driver and Newt's friend.
- Kelly Rowan as Mattie Shaw who left
town after Newt didn't share her romantic
- Dennis Weaver as Buffalo Bill Cody.
Listen to Theme Music
Captures from Opening Credits
TRIVIA NOTE: The series was based on
the novel Lonesome Dove written by Larry
McMurtry and the highly acclaimed CBS TV
miniseries Lonesome Dove (1989) and
Return to Lonesome Dove (1993). The series
was retitled LONESOME DOVE: THE OUTLAW YEARS in
its second season.
Obituaries: Dennis Weaver: 02/24/2006;
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