Ted Jordan

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Ted Jordan
Ted Jordan in The Andy Griffith Show 1966.jpg
Jordan in The Andy Griffith Show, 1966
Born
Edgar Harrison Friedman Jr.

(1924-05-23)May 23, 1924
DiedMarch 30, 2005(2005-03-30) (aged 80)
OccupationFilm and television actor
Years active1944–1981
Spouse
(m. 1955;div. 1959)
[1]

Edgar Harrison Friedman Jr. (May 23, 1924 – March 30, 2005) was an American film and television actor. He was known for playing freight agent Nathan Burke on 108 episodes of the American western television series Gunsmoke from 1966 to 1975. [2]

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Born in Lancaster, Ohio. [3] Jordan guest-starred in numerous television programs including The Virginian , The Andy Griffith Show , Mission: Impossible , Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea and Land of the Giants . He died in March 2005 in Palm Desert, California, at the age of 80. [4] [5]

Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
1944 Wing and a Prayer, The Story of Carrier X Gunneruncredited
1945 Circumstantial Evidence Prisoneruncredited
1945 A Bell for Adano Soldieruncredited
1945 Doll Face Sailoruncredited
1946 Behind Green Lights Manuncredited
1946 Johnny Comes Flying Home Mechanicuncredited
1946 Dragonwyck Manuncredited
1946 Three Little Girls in Blue Bell Captainuncredited
1947 Mother Wore Tights Sailoruncredited
1948 When My Baby Smiles at Me Sailoruncredited
1949 The Undercover Man Hoodlumuncredited
1949 Slattery's Hurricane Radarmanuncredited
1949 Thieves' Highway Slate Highway Policemanuncredited
1949 Miss Grant Takes Richmond Hooduncredited
1949 Tokyo Joe Military Policemanuncredited
1949 Tell It to the Judge Cab Driveruncredited
1950 Whirlpool Harry – Parking Attendantuncredited
1950 Francis General's Aideuncredited
1950 When Willie Comes Marching Home Gunner No. 1uncredited
1950 A Woman of Distinction Reporteruncredited
1950 Cargo to Capetown Sailoruncredited
1950 Kill the Umpire Minor Roleuncredited
1950 Sierra Jim Coulter
1950 David Harding, Counterspy Sailoruncredited
1950 Rookie Fireman Hanover
1950 Between Midnight and Dawn Carruncredited
1950 Emergency Wedding Ordelyuncredited
1950 Counterspy Meets Scotland Yard Brown
1951 Call Me Mister Soldieruncredited
1951 Up Front MPuncredited
1951 Air Cadet Cadetuncredited
1951 Lorna Doone Gurneyuncredited
1951 Mask of the Avenger Sergeantuncredited
1951 Bonanza Town Bob Dillonuncredited
1951 Little Egypt Sailoruncredited
1952 The Bushwackers Soldieruncredited
1952 The Las Vegas Story Manuncredited
1952 Hold That Line Playeruncredited
1952 No Room for the Groom Soldieruncredited
1952 Down Among the Sheltering Palms Soldieruncredited
1952 The Brigand Undetermined Roleuncredited
1952 Francis Goes to West Point Minor Roleuncredited
1952 Lure of the Wilderness Young Manuncredited
1952 Something for the Birds Reporteruncredited
1952 Back at the Front Military Policemanuncredited
1952 The Bad and the Beautiful Assistant Directoruncredited
1953 Battle Circus Casualtyuncredited
1953 The Juggler Police Officialuncredited
1953 The Girl Next Door Photographeruncredited
1953 Law and Order Lynch Mob Memberuncredited
1953 The Farmer Takes a Wife Driveruncredited
1953 The Marshal's Daughter Henchmanuncredited
1953 The Band Wagon Chorus Member in Hotel Suiteuncredited
1953 Conquest of Cochise Soldieruncredited
1953 Miss Sadie Thompson Marineuncredited
1959 Beloved Infidel Radio Directoruncredited
1961 Return to Peyton Place Waiteruncredited
1966 The Silencers Manuncredited
1968 The Wrecking Crew Guard
1971 The Million Dollar Duck Mr. Forbes
1973 Walking Tall Virgil Button
1979 The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again Citizen No. 2
1980The Kids Who Knew Too MuchAmbulance DriverTV Movie

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
1952 Sky King Telephone Man1 episode
1958 The Walter Winchell File Arthur Stein1 episode
1960 Coronado 9 Band Member/Mako Dorsett2 episodes
1961–1975 Gunsmoke Del/Kearny/Cheater/Foreman/Lounger/Gus Thompson/Peter/Bo/Policia Jailhouse Guard/Chad/Jake Cooper/Outla/Hank Wheeler/Indian Policeman/Leemer/Townsman/Shiloh/Nathan Burke129 episodes
1961 The Tom Ewell Show Mr. Brubaker1 episode
1963 The Great Adventure First Guard1 episode
1963–1967 The Virginian Committee Member/Poker Player/Billy/Cowhand/Bank Teller5 episodes
1963 The New Phil Silvers Show Oscar1 episode
1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre Baliff1 episode
1965–1967 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Astronaut #2/Crewman/Burns3 episodes
1965–1966 Branded Sgt. Mayhew/Smoky2 episodes
1966 The Andy Griffith Show Gerald Whitfield1 episode
1966 Combat! Pvt. Brand1 episode
1966 Mission: Impossible Gunman1 episode
1966–1967The Road WestTrooper/Blacksmith2 episodes
1967 T.H.E. Cat Frankie Wells1 episode
1967 Hondo Horton/Gruder2 episodes
1968 The High Chaparral Bayliss1 episode
1968–1970 Land of the Giants Museum Policeman/SID Man/Toy3 episodes
1973 Shaft Pit Boss1 episode
1974 Apple's Way Ed Peyser1 episode
1975 Kung Fu Head Guard1 episode
1975 ABC Afterschool Specials Sheriff1 episode
1976–1981 The Waltons Carpenter/Sturgeon Conners/Man at Bar3 episodes
1976 The Blue Knight Contact Man1 episode
1977–1980 Eight Is Enough First Man/Van Driver3 episodes
1978–1979 How the West Was Won Willie/Charlie4 episodes
1979–1981 Dallas Bus Boy3 episodes
1980 The Magical World of Disney Ambulance Driver1 episode

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References

  1. "Ted Jordan Weds Lili St. Cyr". The New York Times . February 23, 1955. Retrieved September 9, 2021.
  2. Greenland, David (August 2013). The Gunsmoke Chronicles: A New History of Television's Greatest Western. BearManor Media. p. 67. ISBN   9781593937331 via Google Books.
  3. Lentz, Harris (May 4, 2006). Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2005. McFarland. pp. 192–193. ISBN   9780786424894 via Google Books.
  4. "Ted Jordan Obituary (1924 –2005)". The Columbus Dispatch . April 6, 2005. Archived from the original on December 18, 2021. Retrieved May 26, 2021 via Wayback Machine.
  5. "Ted Jordan". Lancaster Eagle-Gazette . Lancaster, Ohio. April 7, 2005. Retrieved May 26, 2021 via Newspapers.com. Open Access logo PLoS transparent.svg