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List of Michael Landon TV Shows: Ranked Best To Worst

3. Frontier Doctor
9
2
Frontier Doctor
9
2
Starring:
Slim Pickens, Lee Van Cleef, Rex Allen, Chubby Johnson
11. Johnny Staccato
8
2
Johnny Staccato
8
2
Starring:
Steve Allen, Gena Rowlands, Mary Tyler Moore, Martin Landau, Elizabeth Montgomery, Cloris Leachman, John Cassavetes
Directed By:
Paul Henreid, John Brahm, John Cassavetes, Richard Whorf, Robert B. Sinclair
12. Cheyenne
14
3
Cheyenne
14
3
Starring:
James Garner, George Harris Kennedy, Jr, Ron Howard, Dawn Wells, Rod Taylor, Adam West, Slim Pickens
Directed By:
Richard L. Bare, Leslie H. Martinson, Lee Sholem, Robert Sparr, George Waggner
13. Tombstone Territory
9
2
Tombstone Territory
9
2
Starring:
Leonard Nimoy, John Carradine, Denver Pyle, James Coburn, Angie Dickinson, Pat Conway, Richard Eastham
Directed By:
Alan Crosland Jr., William Conrad, Christian Nyby, Tom Gries, Richard L. Bare
14. Studio 57
8
2
Studio 57
8
2
Starring:
Werner Klemperer, Eddie Albert, John Carradine, Peter Graves, Angela Lansbury, Jerry Mathers, Jessica Tandy
Directed By:
15. Matinee Theatre
8
2
Matinee Theatre
8
2
Starring:
Jack Nicholson, Roger Moore, Mary Wickes, Bea Benaderet, Elinor Donahue, Elaine Stritch, Alan Young
Directed By:
Lamont Johnson, Walter Grauman, Boris Sagal, Allan A. Buckhantz, Sherman Marks
16. The Sheriff of Cochise
8
2
The Sheriff of Cochise
8
2
Starring:
Charles Bronson, Claude Akins, John Bromfield, Stan Jones
Directed By:
17. Wanted: Dead or Alive
16
4
Wanted: Dead or Alive
16
4
Starring:
Wayne Rogers, Mary Tyler Moore, Martin Landau, James Coburn, Steven McQueen, John Carradine, Cloris Leachman
Directed By:
Harry Harris, Don McDougall, Richard Donner, Murray Golden, Thomas Carr
18. Tales of Wells Fargo
10
3
Tales of Wells Fargo
10
3
Starring:
Sydney Pollack, Adam West, Jack Nicholson, Charles Bronson, Leonard Nimoy, James Franciscus, Martin Landau
Directed By:
Earl Bellamy, Sidney Salkow, R.G. Springsteen, William Witney, Lewis R. Foster
19. Trackdown
8
2
Trackdown
8
2
Starring:
Steven McQueen, Rita Moreno, James Coburn, Lee Van Cleef, Steve McQueen
20. Crossroads
8
2
Crossroads
8
2
Starring:
Barbara Eden, James Dean, Vincent Price, Denver Pyle, Edd Byrnes, Elinor Donahue, James Whitmore
Directed By:
Paul Landres, Jus Addiss, Erle C. Kenton, Ralph Murphy, Nathan Juran
21. Schlitz Playhouse of Stars
8
2
Schlitz Playhouse of Stars
8
2
Starring:
Vincent Price, James Stewart, James Dean, Lee Marvin, Mickey Rooney, David Niven, Burt Reynolds
Directed By:
22. Studio One
8
2
Studio One
8
2
Starring:
Abe Vigoda, Jerry Stiller, Grace Kelly, Natalie Wood, Jack Lemmon, Bea Arthur, Ed Asner
Directed By:
23. Letter to Loretta
8
2
Letter to Loretta
8
2
Starring:
Teresa Wright, William Frawley, Loretta Young, Charles Bronson, Elizabeth Montgomery, Eddie Albert, Hume Cronyn
Directed By:
John Newland, Richard Donner, Jeffrey Hayden, Norman Foster, Harry Keller
24. The Texan
7
2
The Texan
7
2
Starring:
Harry Dean Stanton, Denver Pyle, Rory Calhoun, James Coburn, Claude Akins, Alan Hale Jr.
25. The 20th Century-Fox Hour
8
2
The 20th Century-Fox Hour
8
2
Starring:
Elsa Lanchester, James Whitmore, Joan Fontaine, Alexis Smith, Fred MacMurray, Raymond Burr, Robert Wagner
Directed By:
Lewis Allen, Jules Bricken, Albert S. Rogell, Robert Stevenson, Ted Post
26. Telephone Time
8
2
Telephone Time
8
2
Starring:
Claudette Colbert, Cloris Leachman, Rory Calhoun, Joel Grey, Broderick Crawford, Hume Cronyn, Greer Garson
Directed By:
27. Alcoa Theatre
7
2
Alcoa Theatre
7
2
Starring:
Bert Convy, Charles Boyer, Maximilian Schell, Rod Taylor, Elaine Stritch, Gavin MacLeod, Cliff Robertson
Directed By:
Walter Grauman, Don Weis, Don McDougall, Don Taylor, Paul Wendkos
28. Vacation Playhouse
7
2
Vacation Playhouse
7
2
Starring:
Nicholas Parsons, Ginger Rogers, Bobby Troup, Mako Iwamatsu, Ethel Merman, Eva Gabor, Jeremy Lloyd
Directed By:
Don Taylor, Jack Donohue
29. Zane Grey Theater
8
3
Zane Grey Theater
8
3
Starring:
Danny Thomas, Hedy Lamarr, Jack Palance, Sterling Holloway, Mel Ferrer, Lloyd Bridges, Julie London
Directed By:
30. U.S. Marshal
7
2
U.S. Marshal
7
2
Starring:
Gavin MacLeod, Charles Bronson, Jack Lord, Harry Dean Stanton, Elinor Donahue, John Bromfield, James Griffith
Directed By:
31. Little House on the Prairie
87
29
Little House on the Prairie
TV-PG
87
29
Role:
Charles Ingalls / ... (187 episodes, 1974-1983)
Starring:
Sean Penn, Kim Richards, Ray Walston, Ernest Borgnine, Jason Bateman, Patricia Neal, Sorrell Booke
Directed By:
Leo Penn, William F. Claxton, Victor French, Michael Landon, Maury Dexter
32. The Restless Gun
7
2
The Restless Gun
TV-PG
7
2
Starring:
James Coburn, Claude Akins, Angie Dickinson, Denver Pyle, John Carradine, Bea Benaderet, Leon Askin
33. The Court of Last Resort
7
2
The Court of Last Resort
7
2
Starring:
Charles Bronson, Denver Pyle, Werner Klemperer, Harry Dean Stanton, Joel Grey, Lyle Bettger, Robert H. Harris
Directed By:
Tom Gries, James Goldstone, Reginald Le Borg, Lonnie D'Orsa
34. Goodyear Theatre
7
2
Goodyear Theatre
7
2
Starring:
Ray Milland, Jeanne Crain, Edward G. Robinson, Jackie Cooper, James Mason, Charles Boyer, Eli Wallach
Directed By:
35. Bonanza
39
14
Bonanza
TV-PG
39
14
Role:
Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright / ... (427 episodes, 1959-1973)
Starring:
Laurence Luckinbill, Bonnie Bedelia, Tom Skerritt, Keenan Wynn, Jodie Foster, James Doohan, Telly Savalas
Directed By:
36. Dr. Christian
6
2
Dr. Christian
6
2
Starring:
Macdonald Carey
Directed By:
James Sheldon, Lew Landers, Herbert L. Strock, Paul Guilfoyle, Eddie Davis
37. Luke and the Tenderfoot
6
2
Luke and the Tenderfoot
6
2
Starring:
Charles Bronson, Leonard Nimoy, Edgar Buchanan, Carleton Carpenter
Directed By:
Herman Hoffman, Montgomery Pittman
38. General Electric Theater
7
3
General Electric Theater
7
3
Starring:
Walter Matthau, Ethel Barrymore, Anthony Perkins, Bud Abbott, Ryan O'Neal, Jane Wyatt, Mel Blanc
Directed By:
39. The Adventures of Jim Bowie
6
3
The Adventures of Jim Bowie
6
3
Starring:
June Carter Cash, Scatman Crothers, Edd Byrnes, Denver Pyle, Claude Akins, Paul Frees, Scott Forbes
40. Highway to Heaven
22
11
Highway to Heaven
22
11
Role:
Jonathan Smith (111 episodes, 1984-1989)
Starring:
Paul Walker, Helen Hunt, Brian Austin Green, Carrie Snodgress, Josh Brolin, Bob Hope, Dick Van Dyke
Directed By:
Michael Landon, Victor French, Dan Gordon, William F. Claxton
41. Father Murphy
6
3
Father Murphy
6
3
Starring:
Christina Applegate, James Cromwell, Corey Feldman, Shannen Doherty, Merlin Olsen, Katherine Cannon, Timothy Gibbs
Directed By:
William F. Claxton, Michael Landon, Victor French
42. Love Story
5
3
Love Story
5
3
Starring:
Kurt Russell, Larry Hagman, Martin Sheen, Janet Leigh, Frank Langella, Anne Baxter, Jodie Foster
Directed By:
Michael Landon, Donald Wrye

Movies

1. Little House Years (1979)
11
3
Little House Years
11
3
Role:
Charles Ingalls
Starring:
Melissa Gilbert, Karen Grassle, Melissa Sue Anderson, Rachel Lindsay Greenbush
Directed By:
Michael Landon
2. Little House: The Last Farewell (1984)
15
4
Little House: The Last Farewell
TV-PG
15
4
Starring:
Shannen Doherty, Karen Grassle, Melissa Gilbert, Victor French, Kevin Hagen, Dean Butler, Richard Bull
Directed By:
Michael Landon
3. Little House: Look Back to Yesterday (1983)
16
5
Little House: Look Back to Yesterday
TV-PG
16
5
Starring:
Melissa Gilbert, Shannen Doherty, Victor French, Kevin Hagen, Dean Butler, Richard Bull
Directed By:
Victor French
4. Swing Out, Sweet Land (1970)
9
3
Swing Out, Sweet Land
9
3
Starring:
Dean Martin, Patrick Wayne, Ann-Margret, Phyllis Diller, Jack Benny, Red Skelton, Celeste Holm
Directed By:
Stan Harris
5. The Loneliest Runner (1976)
10
4
The Loneliest Runner
10
4
Starring:
Brian Keith, Melissa Sue Anderson, Rafer Johnson, Lance Kerwin
Directed By:
Michael Landon
6. God's Little Acre (1958)
19
10
God's Little Acre
19
10
Starring:
Tina Louise, Jack Lord, Robert Ryan, Aldo Ray, Buddy Hackett
Directed By:
Anthony Mann
7. Maracaibo (1958)
6
4
Maracaibo
6
4
Role:
Lago Orlando
Starring:
Francis Lederer, Cornel Wilde, Jean Wallace, Abbe Lane
Directed By:
Cornel Wilde
8. Sam's Son (1984)
6
4
Sam's Son
PG
6
4

Written and directed by Michael Landon, the film is a semi autobiographical drama about his early life. The film revolves around his early days as a young boy growing up in the 1950s in New Jersey. After he discovers his talent for javelin throwing, he is accepted into the University of South Carolina.

Starring:
Eli Wallach, Anne Jackson, Timothy Patrick Murphy, Hallie Todd
Directed By:
Michael Landon
9. High School Confidential! (1958)
12
8
High School Confidential!
12
8

Police officer, Mike Wilson, poses as a student named Tony Baker to infiltrate a high school plagued by a narcotics ring. As Tony grows closer to marijuana-using student Joan Staples, he learns more about the real dealer, ‘Mr. A’. With great risk to his own life, he and undercover cop, Quinn, bring down the criminals. 

Starring:
John Drew Barrymore, Jan Sterling, Russ Tamblyn, Mamie Van Doren
Directed By:
Jack Arnold
10. The Legend of Tom Dooley (1959)
6
4
The Legend of Tom Dooley
6
4
Role:
Tom Dooley
Starring:
Jack Hogan, Jo Morrow, Richard Rust, Dee Pollock
Directed By:
Ted Post
11. The Special London Bridge Special (1972)
5
4
The Special London Bridge Special
5
4
Starring:
Charlton Heston, Kirk Douglas, Lorne Greene, Jonathan Winters, Tom Jones, Jennifer O'Neill, Rudolf Nureyev
Directed By:
David Winters
12. Fight for the Title (1957)
5
3
Fight for the Title
5
3
Starring:
William Newell, Bill Erwin, Don Haggerty, George Brenlin
Directed By:
Erle C. Kenton
13. I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957)
17
16
I Was a Teenage Werewolf
17
16
Role:
Tony Rivers
Starring:
Whit Bissell, Yvonne Lime, Charles Willcox, Dawn Richard
Directed By:
Gene Fowler Jr.
14. Love Is Forever (1983)
4
4
Love Is Forever
4
4
Role:
John Everingham
Starring:
Priscilla Presley, Jürgen Prochnow, Edward Woodward, Laura Gemser
Directed By:
Hall Bartlett
15. Where Pigeons Go to Die (1990)
8
3
Where Pigeons Go to Die
8
3
Starring:
Art Carney, Richard Bull, Cliff De Young, Carol Barta
Directed By:
Michael Landon
16. Us (1991)
8
3
Us
8
3
Role:
Jeff Hayes
Starring:
Christopher Morley, Barney Martin, David Spielberg, Meg Wittner
Directed By:
Michael Landon

Director

Little House Years (1979)
15
4
Little House Years
15
4
Starring:
Melissa Gilbert, Karen Grassle, Melissa Sue Anderson, Rachel Lindsay Greenbush
Directed By:
Michael Landon
Little House: The Last Farewell (1984)
26
7
Little House: The Last Farewell
TV-PG
26
7
Starring:
Shannen Doherty, Karen Grassle, Melissa Gilbert, Victor French, Kevin Hagen, Dean Butler, Richard Bull
Directed By:
Michael Landon
The Loneliest Runner (1976)
15
6
The Loneliest Runner
15
6
Starring:
Brian Keith, Melissa Sue Anderson, Rafer Johnson, Lance Kerwin
Directed By:
Michael Landon
Where Pigeons Go to Die (1990)
10
4
Where Pigeons Go to Die
10
4
Starring:
Art Carney, Richard Bull, Cliff De Young, Carol Barta
Directed By:
Michael Landon
Us (1991)
9
4
Us
9
4
Starring:
Christopher Morley, Barney Martin, David Spielberg, Meg Wittner
Directed By:
Michael Landon
Killing Stone (1978)
7
3
Killing Stone
7
3
Starring:
Jim Davis, J.D. Cannon, Corinne Camacho, Gil Gerard, Matthew Labyorteaux
Directed By:
Michael Landon
It's Good to Be Alive (1974)
8
4
It's Good to Be Alive
8
4
Starring:
Paul Winfield, Joe De Santis, Ruby Dee, Ramon Bieri, Louis Gossett Jr.
Directed By:
Michael Landon
Sam's Son (1984)
8
5
Sam's Son
PG
8
5

Written and directed by Michael Landon, the film is a semi autobiographical drama about his early life. The film revolves around his early days as a young boy growing up in the 1950s in New Jersey. After he discovers his talent for javelin throwing, he is accepted into the University of South Carolina.

Starring:
Eli Wallach, Anne Jackson, Timothy Patrick Murphy, Hallie Todd
Directed By:
Michael Landon
Where Have All the Children Gone (1980)
5
3
Where Have All the Children Gone
5
3
Starring:
Melissa Sue Anderson, Glenn Ford, Carol Burnett, Bill Cosby, Johnny Cash
Directed By:
Michael Landon
The Jackie Robinson Story (1974)
4
3
The Jackie Robinson Story
4
3
Starring:
Stephen R. Hudis
Directed By:
Michael Landon

Narrator/Dubbing

Little House: Bless All the Dear Children (1984)
11
4
Little House: Bless All the Dear Children
TV-PG
11
4
Role:
Charles Ingalls (voice) (uncredited)
Starring:
Melissa Gilbert, Shannen Doherty, Victor French, Kevin Hagen, Dean Butler, Richard Bull
Directed By:
Victor French

Special Appearance/Cameo

These Wilder Years (1956)
9
4
These Wilder Years
9
4

Businessman Steve Bradford travels to his hometown to find the son he put up for adoption twenty years ago. He befriends orphanage owner, Ann Dempster, who is sworn to keep the identity of adoptive parents secret. Steve resorts to betraying Ann but ultimately experiences a change of heart after meeting an abandoned pregnant girl Suzie. 

Role:
Boy in Poolhall (uncredited)
Starring:
Barbara Stanwyck, James Cagney, Walter Pidgeon, Betty Lou Keim, Don Dubbins
Directed By:
Roy Rowland
The Errand Boy (1961)
11
6
The Errand Boy
11
6
Role:
Little Joe Cartwright - Cameo (uncredited)
Starring:
Jerry Lewis, Lorne Greene, Dick Wesson, Brian Donlevy, Howard McNear, Robert Ivers
Directed By: