Eddie Firestone

Eddie Firestone (December 11, 1920 – March 1, 2007) was an American radio, television, and film actor.

Eddie Firestone
Born(1920-12-11)December 11, 1920
DiedMarch 1, 2007(2007-03-01) (aged 86)
Years active1949–1990

When he was 12, Firestone was in the cast of Wheatenaville, broadcast on NBC's Pacific network.[1]

An early success was in the title role of radio's That Brewster Boy,[2] While doing that program, he also was an undergraduate student at Northwestern University.[3] He left the show in 1943, during World War II, to join the United States Marine Corps where he was commissioned reaching the rank of Captain. He remained in the Marine Corps Reserve from 1942-1957. At the time, he was billed as Eddie Firestone Jr.

Some of the first television appearances with Eddie Firestone was in the first season of Jack Webb's Dragnet (1951–52). He guest starred in "The Big Lamp" in Season 1, Episode 14 on Dragnet and in Season 1, Episode 4 of The Dick Van Dyke Show. Firestone appeared in several roles on the popular Western television series Bonanza, Hogan's Heroes, as well as in Walt Disney's feature film The Great Locomotive Chase. He also appeared on Perry Mason in the 1962 episode, "The Case of the "Dodging Domino," the 1963 episode, "The Case of the Decadent Dean," and the 1964 episode, "The Case of the Place Called Midnight." Firestone appeared in Barnaby Jones in the episode titled “Trap Play”(01/07/1975).

He guest-starred in "Prosecutor", the premiere episode of The Silent Force, in 1970. In 1976, he starred in a Rockford Files episode, "Feeding Frenzy." He also appeared in an episode of Knight Rider titled "Slammin' Sammy's Stunt Show Spectacular" in 1982, playing the character of Sammy Phillips. He also played the part of the character "Stumbles" in the 1969 episode "The Joker is Wild, Man, Wild" on Hawaii Five-O.

Firestone is buried in Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery in North Hollywood in Los Angeles, California.



  1. "Wheatena" (PDF). Broadcasting. October 1, 1932. p. 22. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  2. "The Brewsters". The Fresno Bee The Republican. August 31, 1941. p. 10. Retrieved March 28, 2015 via Newspapers.com.
  3. "Brewster Boy Changes to New Broadcast Time on Friday". Harrisburg Telegraph. May 30, 1942. p. 25. Retrieved March 28, 2015 via Newspapers.com.

Demetria Fulton; previewed Firestone on Barnaby Jones in the episode titled “Trap Play”(01/07/1975).

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