In Stockton, California, heroes came in one iconic form: the powerful, elite, attractive Barkley family of The Big Valley. The matriarch Victoria and her children all stood as examples for their neighbors and gave TV-watchers an example of a rich family who could be heroes, not selfish villains. While they often behaved exemplary, the kids could present wicked tempers, none moreso than Nick Barkley, played by Peter Breck. But this was just one of his many noteworthy acting credits. Catch up with Breck properly here.