Logan Ramsey

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Logan Ramsey
Logan Ramsey Claudiusmarcus.jpg
Ramsey as Claudius Marcus in Star Trek: The Original Series episode "Bread and Circuses"
Born Logan Carlisle Ramsey Jr.
(1921-03-21)March 21, 1921
Long Beach, California, U.S.
Died June 26, 2000(2000-06-26) (aged 79)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Years active 1948-1999
Spouse(s) Anne Ramsey (1954-1988) (her death)

Logan Carlisle Ramsey, Jr. (March 21, 1921 – June 26, 2000) was an American character actor of television and film for nearly 50 years. Largely a TV actor, he appeared on, among others: The Edge of Night, Star Trek, Mission: Impossible, Hawaii Five-O, M*A*S*H, Charlie's Angels, Quincy, M.E., Mork & Mindy, Battlestar Galactica, Knight Rider, Night Court and The Winds of War. His film roles included Banning (1967), the Monkees film Head (1968), Childish Things (1969), The Reivers (1969), The Traveling Executioner (1970), What's the Matter with Helen? (1971), Jump (1971), John Witter in the original Walking Tall film trilogy, Some Call It Loving (1973), Busting (1974), Cornbread, Earl and Me (1975), Treasure of Matecumbe (1976), Mean Dog Blues (1978), Any Which Way You Can (1980, as the husband of his real wife Anne Ramsey), The Beast Within (1982), Joysticks (1983), and Pass the Ammo (1988).

Personal life[edit]

Ramsey was born in Long Beach, California, the son of Harriet Lillian (née Kilmartin) and Captain Logan Carlisle Ramsey, Sr., USN,[1] a Naval Aviator who famously raised the alarm during the attack on Pearl Harbor and later became the captain of the aircraft carrier USS Block Island (CVE-21). The junior Ramsey served as a Naval Aviator aboard the sunken Block Island's namesake carrier, USS Block Island (CVE-106). During down time, Ensign Ramsey would participate in "smokers" (entertainment programs) aboard ship. After the war he moved to New York City and studied acting under famous acting coach Lee Strasberg.[2]

He was married to actress Anne Ramsey from 1954 until her death in 1988. In 2000, Ramsey died from a heart attack in Los Angeles, California.


  1. ^ Logan Ramsey Biography (1921-2000)
  2. ^ Garfield, David (1980). "Appendix: Life Members of The Actors Studio as of January 1980". A Player's Place: The Story of The Actors Ramsey played the organized crime boss John Witter in the "Walking Tall" trilogy. Studio. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc. p. 278. ISBN 0-02-542650-8. 

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