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Donald Poe Galloway (July 27, 1937 – January 8, 2009) was an American stage, film and television actor, best known for his role as Detective Sergeant Ed Brown in the long-running crime drama series Ironside (1967–75). He reprised the role for a made-for-TV film in 1993. He was also a politically active Libertarian and journalist.
Galloway was born in Augusta, Kentucky, the son of Malee (née Poe) and Paul Smith Galloway, a contractor. He was a 1955 graduate of Bracken County High School, where he played varsity basketball, and a 1959 graduate of the University of Kentucky, where he studied drama.
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Early acting roles
Galloway began his television career in 1962 in the New York-based soap opera The Secret Storm as the first actor to play Kip Rysdale. He then appeared as law clerk Mitchell Harris in 26 episodes of the short-lived TV legal drama Arrest and Trial (1963–64), and also was seen on Tom, Dick, and Mary, one-third of the 90-minute weekly sitcom 90 Bristol Court, broadcast from 1964–65.:1092
In 1967, Galloway starred alongside Raymond Burr in a TV movie entitled Ironside. The film detailed the shooting of San Francisco Chief of Detectives Robert Ironside (played by Burr), who was left paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair. Originally broadcast on March 28, 1967, the film spawned a successful series of the same name, beginning in September of that year. As Det. Sgt Ed Brown, Galloway remained on Ironside alongside Burr (and fellow co-star Don Mitchell) for its entire eight season run, appearing in 198 of the series' 199 episodes.
Following the cancellation of Ironside in 1975, Galloway was reunited with his former co-star from the show, Barbara Anderson, in the TV movie You Lie So Deep, My Love. He then continued to guest-star on numerous TV series, with appearances in Police Woman, Medical Center and Charlie's Angels among others.
In 1979, Galloway played Timmons in the short-lived NBC comedy Hizzonner.:465 The same year, he hosted a syndicated game show called The Guinness Game, which was produced by Bob Eubanks. Galloway also made a few appearances on the popular game show Match Game.
In one of his few big-screen appearances, in 1983 Galloway played the husband of the character played by Jobeth Williams in the film The Big Chill. He joined the cast of the ABC soap opera General Hospital in 1985, playing Buzz Stryker until 1987.
In 1988, Galloway appeared in the Perry Mason TV movie The Case of the Avenging Ace, reuniting with former co-star Raymond Burr for the first time in 13 years. Galloway and Burr had a long association with one another; aside from Ironside and a subsequent Perry Mason movie in 1990, the two actors also starred together in the 1973 TV movie Portrait: A Man Whose Name Was John. In 1993, Galloway and Burr would appear together on screen for the final time, reprising their Ironside roles alongside fellow co-stars Don Mitchell, Barbara Anderson and Elizabeth Baur in the TV reunion movie, The Return of Ironside.
After retiring from acting, Galloway briefly worked for the San Bernardino County (California) Sheriff's Department as a deputy sheriff.
Galloway died at age 71 at the Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, Nevada after suffering a stroke two weeks earlier. He was survived by his wife, two daughters, a stepdaughter, a stepson, and three grandchildren.
- n.b. for credit listings reference
|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.|
|The Ride to Hangman's Tree||Nevada Jones|
|Rough Night in Jericho||Jace||Based on the novel The Man in Black, written in 1965 by Marvin H. Albert who also wrote the screenplay.|
|1968||Once Upon a Time in the West||Member of Frank's Gang in Flashback||Uncredited|
|1983||The Big Chill||Richard Bowens|
|1988||Two Moon Junction||Senator Delongpre|
|1989||Listen to Me||Harvard Coach|
|1995||The Doom Generation||FBI Guy||(final film role)|
|1962||The Secret Storm||Kip Rysdale #1|
|1963||The Alfred Hitchcock Hour||Al Aguilar||Episode: "Death and the Joyful Woman" (S 1:Ep 27)|
|The Virginian||Jack Anderson||Episode: "The Final Hour" (S 1:Ep 30)|
|Armstrong Circle Theatre||Guest star||Episode: "Aggressor Force" (S 14:Ep 17)|
|1963–1964||Arrest and Trial||Mitchell Harris||Main cast; 26 episodes|
|1964–1965||Tom, Dick, and Mary||Dr. Tom Gentry|
|1965||Wagon Train||Virgil Earp||Episode: "The Silver Lady" (S 8:Ep 25)|
|Convoy||Craig||Episode: "The Man With the Saltwater Socks" (S 1:Ep 13)|
|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)|
|Run for Your Life||Don Rhine||Episode: "In Search of April" (S 1:Ep 20)|
|Twelve O'Clock High||Captain Bruce Cowley||Episode: "Twenty-Fifth Mission" (S 2:Ep 22)|
|The Virginian||Jim Tyson||Episode: "The Challenge" (S 5:Ep 6)|
|1967||Ironside||Det. Sgt Ed Brown||TV movie|
|1967–1975||Ironside||Det. Sgt Ed Brown||Main cast; 198 episodes; Screenwriter: Episode: "Seeing Is Believing" (S 3:Ep 8)|
|1970||Marcus Welby, M.D.||Bill Hull||Episode: "The Girl From Rainbow Beach" (S 2:Ep 8)|
|1971||Sarge||Det. Sgt Ed Brown|
|Love, American Style||Kevin Douglas||Episode: "Love and the Doctor's Honeymoon" (S 3:Ep 56)|
|1972||The Bold Ones: The New Doctors||Det. Sgt Ed Brown|
|The ABC Afternoon Playbreak||Martin Thatcher||Episode: "This Child is Mine" (S 1:Ep 1; "Pilot")|
|1973||Portrait: A Man Whose Name Was John||Monsignor Thomas Ryan|
|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)|
|You Lie So Deep, My Love||Neal Collins|
|Medical Story||Dr. Kendrick||Episode: "The God Syndrome" (S 1:Ep 3)|
|Movin' On||Sergeant Harris||Episode: "The Toughest Men in America" (S 2:Ep 3)|
|Marcus Welby, M.D.||Jack Hartley||Episode: "Killer Of Dreams" (S 7:Ep 11)|
|Police Woman||Lt. Buckles||Episode: "Incident Near a Black and White" (S 2:Ep 16)|
|1976||Gemini Man||John Hillier||Episode: "Buffalo Bill Rides Again" (S 1:Ep 7)|
|Medical Center||Martin||Episode: "Child of Conflict" (S 7:Ep 18)|
|Riding with Death||John Hiller||TV movie|
|1977||Cover Girls||James Andrews||TV movie|
|The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams||Pinkerton||Episode: "Adam's Ark" (S 1:Ep 6)|
|1978||Police Woman||Grant||Episode: "Tigress" (S 4:Ep 11)|
|Ski Lift to Death||Ron Corley||TV movie|
|Vega$||Brad Thomas||Episode: "Love, Laugh and Die" (S 1:Ep 4)|
|Charlie's Angels||Gorman||Episode: "Angels Belong in Heaven" (S 3:Ep 12)|
|The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams||Sam||Episode: "Once Upon a Starry Night" (S 2:Ep 24)|
|1979||Hizzonner||Donald Timmons||Main cast; 7 episodes|
|Mork & Mindy||FBI Man||Episode: "Yes Sir, That's My Baby" (S 1:Ep 19)|
|Hart to Hart||Mike Dodson||Episode: "Murder Between Friends" (S 1:Ep 6)|
|1980||Fantasy Island||George Reardon||Episode: "Jungle Man / Mary Ann and Miss Sophisticate" (S 3:Ep 21)|
|CHiPs||Steve Marshall||Episodes: |
|Condominium||Jack Messenkott||TV movie|
|1981||Fantasy Island||Peter Styles||Episode: "The Heroine / The Warrior" (S 4:Ep 12)|
|Fantasy Island||Greg Randolph||Episode: "Delphine / The Unkillable" (S 4:Ep 20)|
|1983||Knight Rider||Edward Cole||Episode: "White Bird" (S 1:Ep 19)|
|Automan||Martin Wills||Episode: "Automan" (S 1:Ep 1; "Pilot")|
|1984||Hotel||Ron Bowman||Episode: "Prisms" (S 1:Ep 21)|
|Fantasy Island||Walter Fielding||Episode: "Surrogate Mother / The Ideal Woman" (S 7:Ep 22)|
|E/R||Robert||Episode: "Save the Last Dance for Me" (S 1:Ep 6)|
|Rearview Mirror||Roger Seton||TV movie|
|1985||The Fall Guy||Mickey||Episode: "High Orbit" (S 4:Ep 18)|
|Scarecrow and Mrs. King||Larry Credle||Episode: "Odds on a Dead Pigeon" (S 2:Ep 17)|
|Crazy Like a Fox||Guest star||Episode: "The Geronimo Machine" (S 1:Ep 9)|
|Knight Rider||Harley Freeman||Episode: "Knight in Retreat" (S 3:Ep 20)|
|1985–1987||General Hospital||Buzz Stryker||Contract role|
|1988||Perry Mason: The Case of the Avenging Ace||General Hobart||TV movie|
|High Mountain Rangers||Jack Rassy||Episode: "War Games" (S 1:Ep 12)|
|1989||MacGyver||John Collins||Episode: "Fraternity of Thieves" (S 4:Ep 10)|
|Murder, She Wrote||Andrew Hudson||Episode: "Trevor Hudson's Legacy" (S 5:Ep 19)|
|Live-In||Professor Hamilton||Episode: "It Takes Two to Tutor" (S 1:Ep 9)|
|Matlock||Philip Slayton||Episode: "The Best Seller" (S 4:Ep 3)|
|Hunter||Bart Muller||Episode: "The Fifth Victim" (S 6:Ep 9)|
|1990||Dallas||Patrick Knelman||Episodes: |
|Perry Mason: The Case of the Defiant Daughter||Sgt. Hollenbeck||TV movie|
|In the Heat of the Night||Samuel Dortland||Episode: "Hearts of Gold" (S 4:Ep 6)|
|Rock Hudson||John Frankenheimer||TV movie|
|1991||Murder, She Wrote||Elton Summers||Episode: "The Prodigal Father" (S 7:Ep 17)|
|MacGyver||Bob Stryke||Episode: "Obsessed" (S 7:Ep 3)|
|1993||The Return of Ironside||Ed Brown||TV movie|
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