Walter Maslow

Walter Maslow (born January 16, 1926) is an American film and television actor, originally from the Brooklyn borough of New York City. He appeared as Private Marty Green in the 1958 film Suicide Battalion and as Garnis in the 1961 motion picture Atlas.

Walter Maslow
Born (1926-01-16) January 16, 1926
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, USA

In 1958, Maslow was cast as the outlaw Blackie Saunders in the first two episodes of the fourth season of the ABC/Desilu western television series, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, with Hugh O'Brian in the title role as deputy Marshal Wyatt Earp. In the story line, Earp in the episode "The Hole Up" goes into the badlands to capture Blackie, who is wanted for murder and armed robbery. While Earp is away from Dodge City, Kansas, apprehending Blackie, in the episode "The Peacemaker", Curly Bill Brocius (William Phipps) and Johnny Ringo (Donald Murphy) take over the town and demand that Mayor James H. "Dog" Kelley (Paul Brinegar) fire Earp and denounce him in a written statement and pay a $20,000 ransom to prevent the town from being torched. Earp returns with his prisoner Blackie, along with his new deputy, Shotgun Gibbs (Morgan Woodward), to restore order.[1]

Earlier at the end of the third season, Maslow appeared three times as Dick Averill on The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, but only one episode was credited.[2]

Other acting roles

Maslow's first acting role was as Chuck Donnelly in the 1956 episode "The Syndicate" of the CBS television series, Crusader, a Cold War drama starring Brian Keith in the role of free-lance journalist Matt Anders, who exposes the deception behind the Iron Curtain. In 1957, Maslow was cast as an unnamed Union Army soldier in "The Humanitarian" of the syndicated series, The Gray Ghost, a dramatization of the Confederate Army major, John Singleton Mosby. That same year, he played Joe Long in "Family Portrait" of the NBC crime drama, M Squad, starring Lee Marvin.[2]

In 1959, Maslow appeared in the episode "The Relay Station" of the NBC children's western series, Fury. He was cast in two episodes, including the part of Ed Shaw in "Long Trail Home" of the syndicated western series 26 Men, the story of the Arizona Rangers. He appeared too in another syndicated western series, Mackenzie's Raiders, set in the Texas border country with Mexico. In the 1959-1960 season, he was similarly cast twice on the NBC detective series, Johnny Staccato, starring John Cassavetes. He was cast on Wayde Preston's ABC/Warner Brothers western series, Colt .45, in the role of Joey Myers in "A Legend of Buffalo Bill" (1959), with other guest stars Britt Lomond as Buffalo Bill Cody and C. Lindsay Workman as Ned Buntline. In 1960, Maslow played the role of Burke in the episode "Phantom Trail" of Colt .45. Maslow was further cast in 1959 as Cates in the episode "Girl in the Dark" of Charles Bronson's ABC drama series, Man with a Camera.[2]

His later appearances were on ABC in 1966, as Booker in the episode "Run, Sheep, Run" of the war drama Combat! and as Dimas Mott in "Right of Way Through Paradise" of the western series, The Iron Horse, starring Dale Robertson. In 1970, he was cast as a Tory corporal in the episode "Perilous Passage" and as Higbee in "Readin', Ritin', and Revolt" of the NBC western drama, Daniel Boone, with Fess Parker in the title role.[2] His last roles were in two 1978 films, as Howard Stallings in Leave Yesterday Behind, an ABC television movie with John Ritter, Robert Urich, Carrie Fisher, Buddy Ebsen, Ed Nelson, and Barbara Stuart,[3] and as Harold in Malibu Beach, a Swedish film with Kim Lankford.[4]


  1. ""The Peacemaker", September 23, 1958". Internet Movie Data Base. Retrieved May 19, 2014.
  2. "Walter Maslow". Internet Movie Data Base. Retrieved May 19, 2014.
  3. "Leave Yesterday Behind, May 14, 1978". Internet Movie Data Base. Retrieved May 19, 2014.
  4. "Malibu Beach, December 26, 1978". Internet Movie Data Base. Retrieved May 19, 2014.
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