Hugh O'Brian

Hugh O'Brian has mastered his craft across the entire spectrum of show business, including film, television and theatre. He made several pictures at Universal and 20th Century Fox in the late 1940's and early 1950's including THERE'S NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS. His big break came in 1954 when he was chosen to portray the legendary lawman Wyatt Earp on TV. During the seven year run, the show always placed as a top five TV program in the nation. In 1972 he starred in another TV series, "Search." Other TV appearances include: "Alfred Hitchcock Presents," "Playhouse 90," "Murder, She Wrote," and "LA Law." In theatre he starred on Broadway in Destry Rides Again, First Love, and the first Broadway revival of Guys and Dolls. He also starred in the national company of The Music Man, Mr. Roberts, Cactus Flower, The Odd Couple and Plaza Suite. He continued to appear in films, notably THE SHOOTIST with John Wayne, TWINS, as the father of Arnold Schwarzenegger, and WYATT EARP: THE RETURN TO TOMBSTONE. He is most proud of his work with Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership, which brings together high school student leaders around the country for Leadership Development Seminars. Mr. O'Brian has been awarded degrees from eight prestigious institutions of higher learning.

- Last Updated: 4/4/09