Grant Sullivan (actor)
June 30, 1924
Fremont, Nebraska, U.S.
May 31, 2011 (aged 86)|
Laguna Beach, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Valedia Sullivan (married c. 1969-2011, his death)|
The Fremont, Nebraska-born Jerry Schulz was reared in Southern California, where he attended schools in both Long Beach and Anaheim. Sullivan served in the United States Navy during World War II. He enrolled at Carnegie Tech in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to study drama and then moved to New York City to pursue acting. He changed his name to Grant Sullivan and appeared in Broadway plays and productions before he made the transition to television roles. For his role in Pony Express, he trained to ride horses with stuntman/actor Boyd Morgan.
Prior to Pony Express, Sullivan appeared in such series as The Secret Files of Captain Video, Robert Montgomery Presents, 77 Sunset Strip, and Ray Milland's Markham. Once his own series ended, he was cast in two 1961 episodes of Dale Robertson's western series, Tales of Wells Fargo, "The Diamond Dude" and "Death Raffle." In 1965, he guest starred on Robert Culp's I Spy on NBC. In 1966, he appeared in Jim Nabors' Gomer Pyle, USMC. In 1967, he was a cast as a space alien in the episode "Kidnapped in Space" on CBS's Lost in Space.
Sullivan left acting in the early 1970s and became a realtor. He worked as a business executive for both Mission Viejo Company and Great Western Real Estate until his retirement.