Dan Blocker

aka Hoss Cartwright

Born in De Kalb, Texas in 1928, Dan Blocker was raised in West Texas, near Lubbock.
He attended Hardin-Simmons University in Abline, and earned a master’s in dramatic arts from Sul Ross State Teacher’s College in Alpine.  After graduating, he taught school in Sonora, Texas and Carlsbad, New Mexico.  In 1956, he moved to California to pursue his Ph.D. at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he worked as a substitute teacher and began his acting career.  In 1959 he was cast in his most famous role, Hoss Cartwright, on the long-running television program, ''Bonanza''.
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Texas Horseracing Lobby Collection - In Support of Pari-Mutuel Horse Racing (1967)
Actor Dan Blocker interviews key players in support of a bill legalizing pari-mutuel betting on horse rac...
Dan Blocker for the American Cancer Society, no. 5
Actor Dan Blocker encourages Texans to join him and the American Cancer Society in the crusade against ca...
Dan Blocker for the American Cancer Society, no. 4
Actor Dan Blocker encourages Texans to join him and the American Cancer Society in the crusade against ca...
Dan Blocker for the American Cancer Society, no. 3
Actor Dan Blocker encourages Texans to join him and the American Cancer Society in the crusade against ca...
Dan Blocker for the American Cancer Society, no. 2
Actor Dan Blocker encourages Texans to join him and the American Cancer Society in the crusade against ca...
Dan Blocker for the American Cancer Society, no. 1
Actor Dan Blocker encourages Texans to join him and the American Cancer Society in the crusade against ca...
Cactus Pryor Interviews Dan Blocker (1965)
Richard "Cactus" Pryor interviews actor Dan Blocker, best known for his portrayal of the character Hoss C...
American Cancer Society News Clip - 'Dan Blocker'
Actor and Texas native Dan Blocker speaks to a meeting of the American Cancer society