Don Galloway

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Don Galloway
Don Galloway Feb 1974 photo01.jpg
Auto show appearance, Manhattan, February 1974 (age 36)
Born Donald Poe Galloway
(1937-07-27)July 27, 1937
Brooksville, Kentucky
Died January 8, 2009(2009-01-08) (aged 71)
Reno, Nevada
Occupation Actor
Spouse(s) (1) Linda Dale Robinson (divorced)
Linda Marie Galloway (May 25, 1989–January 8, 2009; his death)

Donald "Don" Galloway (July 27, 1937 – January 8, 2009) was an American actor of stage, film and television, a political libertarian and journalist, perhaps best known for his role as Raymond Burr's protégé, Detective Sergeant Ed Brown, on the long-running crime drama Ironside (1967–1975). He reprised the role for a made-for-TV "reunion" film in 1993.

Early life and career[edit]

Galloway was born in Brooksville, Kentucky, the son of Malee (Poe) and Paul Smith Galloway, a contractor.[1] Galloway began his television career in the 1950s in the New York-based soap opera The Secret Storm as the first actor to play Kip Rysdale. His first nighttime video stint was on Tom, Dick and Mary, one-third of the 90-minute weekly sitcom 90 Bristol Court, in 1964.

He signed up with Universal Studios in 1963 and guest-starred on shows like Wagon Train, Run for Your Life, among many others. Those led him to a co-starring role opposite Raymond Burr on Ironside, as Det. Sgt. Ed Brown. During the sixth season of Ironside, he and Burr co-starred in the TV Movie Portrait: A Man Whose Name Was John. Galloway stayed through the entire run of Ironside until its cancellation in 1975. He was reunited with Burr on two of his mentor's 25 Perry Mason television movies before reprising his role on Return to Ironside in 1993.

In 1979, Galloway hosted a syndicated game show called The Guinness Game, which was produced by Bob Eubanks. Galloway made a few appearances on the popular game show Match Game as well.

In 1983, he appeared in the movie The Big Chill as the husband of the character played by Jobeth Williams.

In 1985, Galloway joined the cast of the ABC soap opera General Hospital, playing Buzz Stryker until 1987.

Personal life[edit]

For a time after his acting career, Galloway resided in Hooksett, New Hampshire and wrote a column for the Manchester Union Leader newspaper, espounding his Libertarian political views.[2]

Galloway died at age 71 at the Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, Nevada, after suffering a stroke two weeks earlier.[3]



Year Title Role Notes
1966 The Rare Breed Jamie Bowen Loosely based on the life of rancher Col. John William Burgess
1967 Gunfight in Abilene Ward Kent The second film based on the short story "Gun Shy" by Clarence Upson Young.
1967 Ride to Hangman's Tree Nevada Jones
1983 The Big Chill Richard Bowens
1988 Two Moon Junction Senator Delongpre
1994 Clifford Captain
  • The film was shot in 1990 and originally planned for release in the summer of 1991.
  • The film remained in limbo for several years due to Orion Pictures' bleak financial situation.


Year Title Role Notes
1963 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour Al Aguilar Episode: "Death and the Joyful Woman" (S 1:Ep 27)
1963 The Virginian Jack Anderson Episode: "The Final Hour" (S 1:Ep 30)
1963 Armstrong Circle Theatre Guest star Episode: "Aggressor Force" (S 14:Ep 17)
1965 Wagon Train Virgil Earp Episode: "The Silver Lady" (S 8:Ep 25)
1966 The John Forsythe Show Col. Charles Craig Episode: "Is It a Bird, Is It a Plane? No, It's Miss Culver" (S 1:Ep 19)
1966 Run for Your Life Don Rhine Episode: "In Search of April" (S 1:Ep 20)
1966 Twelve O'Clock High Captain Bruce Cowley Episode: "Twenty-Fifth Mission" (S 2:Ep 22)
1966 The Virginian Jim Tyson Episode: "The Challenge" (S 5:Ep 6)
1967–1975 Ironside Sergeant Ed Brown Main cast
1970 Marcus Welby, M.D. Bill Hull Episode: "The Girl From Rainbow Beach" (S 2:Ep 8)
1971 Sarge Sergeant Ed Brown
  • Episode: "The Priest Killer, part 2" (S 1:Ep 1)
  • Crossover with Ironside
1971 Love, American Style Kevin Douglas Episode: "Love and the Doctor's Honeymoon" (S 3:Ep 56)
1972 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors Sergeant Ed Brown
  • Episode: "Five Days In The Death Of Sgt. Brown, part 2" (S 4:Ep 1)
  • Crossover with Ironside
1972 The ABC Afternoon Playbreak Guest star
1973 Love, American Style Dick Episode: "Love and the Pretty Secretary" (S 5:Ep 21)
1975 Get Christie Love! Marty Hazard Episode: "A High Fashion Heist" (S 1:Ep 20)
1975 You Lie So Deep, My Love Neal Collins Made for TV film
1975 Medical Story Guest star Episode: "The God Syndrome" (S 1:Ep 3)
1976 Gemini Man John Hillier Episode: "Buffalo Bill Rides Again" (S 1:Ep 7}
1977 Cover Girls James Andrews Made for TV film
1985–1987 General Hospital Buzz Stryker Contract role


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  2. ^ Don Galloway - Libertarian at the Wayback Machine (archived January 23, 2009)
  3. ^ Nelson, Valerie (2009-01-11). "Actor Don Galloway dies at 71". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2009-05-01. 

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