Grant Sullivan (actor)

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Grant Sullivan
Born Jerry Schulz
June 30, 1924
Fremont, Nebraska, U.S.
Died May 31, 2011(2011-05-31) (aged 86)
Laguna Beach, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor, realtor
Spouse(s) Valedia Sullivan (married c. 1969-2011, his death)

Grant Sullivan (June 30, 1924 – May 31, 2011) was an American actor who starred as investigator Brett Clark in the television series, Pony Express, which aired in syndication from 1959 to 1960.[1]

The Fremont, Nebraska-born Jerry Schulz was reared in Southern California,[1] 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[2] 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.[1]

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.[3]

Realtor[edit]

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.[1]

Death[edit]

Sullivan died of cancer at his home in Laguna Beach,[citation needed] California on May 31, 2011, aged 86.[1] He was survived by his wife of 42 years, Valedia Sullivan, and a brother, Don Schulz.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Grant Sullivan obituary". Los Angeles Times. 2011-06-12. Retrieved 2011-06-17. 
  2. ^ Grant Sullivan biodata, newspapers.com; accessed March 18, 2015.(registration required)
  3. ^ "Filmography by fear for Grant Sullivan". imdb.com. Retrieved October 18, 2012. 

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