Britt Lomond

Britt Lomond (April 12, 1925 – March 22, 2006) was an American actor and television producer.

Britt Lomond
Born(1925-04-12)April 12, 1925
DiedMarch 22, 2006(2006-03-22) (aged 80)
Years active1956–1983
Spouse(s)Diane Lomond

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Lomond was raised in New York City. He received three Purple Hearts, a Silver Star, and a Bronze Star for his military service as a paratrooper during World War II.[1]

He was a student at New York University after the war.[2]

Lomond was active with NYU's fencing team, and he earned a place on the United States' fencing team for the 1952 Olympics. Instead of going that route, he began fencing as a professional in productions on stage and in films.[2]

In 1956, Lomond played the Spaniard James Addison Reavis in the episode "The Baron of Arizona" of the anthology series, Death Valley Days, hosted by Stanley Andrews. In the story line, two newspapermen doubt Reavis' claim to millions of acres in the New Mexico Territory, which then included Arizona. Though Reavis' papers seem authentic and date to colonial times, the reporters prove them to be fraudulent.[3]'

Lomond is best known for his role as Capitán Monastario in the first season of Disney's Zorro.[4] He also played the role of General George Armstrong Custer in the Disney film Tonka. On television he made a guest appearance on Perry Mason as he played the role of title character and murder victim Jack Culross in the 1961 episode, "The Case of the Posthumous Painter." In 1963 Lomond appeared as Kyle Lawson on The Virginian in the episode titled "If You Have Tears."

He was a unit production manager for The Waltons, Somewhere in Time, and Falcon Crest. He was also known for being a first assistant director for Battlestar Galactica and MacGyver.


On March 22, 2006, Lomond died of kidney failure at a nursing home in Huntington Beach, California, at age 80. He was survived by his wife, a son, and a daughter.[1]



  1. "Britt Lomond, Actor, 80, Is Dead". The New York Times. Associated Press. April 1, 2006. Archived from the original on November 18, 2017. Retrieved November 18, 2017.
  2. Lentz, Harris M. III (2007). Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2006: Film, Television, Radio, Theatre, Dance, Music, Cartoons and Pop Culture. McFarland. p. 216. ISBN 978-0-78642-933-2. Retrieved November 18, 2017.
  3. "The Baron of Arizona on Death Valley Days". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved August 23, 2018.
  4. "Britt Lomond". Variety. March 23, 2006. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
  5. "Britt Lomond (1925–2006)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved July 6, 2017.
  6. "Colt .45". The Classic TV Archive. Archived from the original on May 4, 2012. Retrieved December 22, 2012.
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