TV ShowsPosted byWide Open Country
The 50s and 60s really gave us some of the best western TV shows ever made -- Bonanza, Rawhide, The Lone Ranger, the list could go on and on. We're especially fans of the classic NBC series The Virginian, based on the novel The Virginian: Horseman of the Plains by Owen Wister. While we all love the show's lead character played by James Drury, we're partial to Trampas. Actor Doug McClure made the character incredibly memorable, adding some humor and edge to balance out the others at Shiloh Ranch. McClure became a household name playing the good-looking cowboy for 8 years on the beloved western series, so it makes sense that it's the role he's best remembered for.