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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:
Gena Rowlands, Mary Tyler Moore, Martin Landau, Steve Allen, Cloris Leachman, Elizabeth Montgomery, John Cassavetes
Directed By:
Paul Henreid, John Brahm, John Cassavetes, Richard Whorf, Robert B. Sinclair
12. Cheyenne
15
3
Cheyenne
15
3
Starring:
James Garner, Ron Howard, Dawn Wells, George Harris Kennedy, Jr, Connie Stevens, Adam West, Angie Dickinson
Directed By:
Richard L. Bare, Leslie H. Martinson, Lee Sholem, Robert Sparr, George Waggner
13. Tombstone Territory
10
2
Tombstone Territory
10
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:
Carolyn Jones, Jessica Tandy, Lloyd Bridges, Hume Cronyn, Teresa Wright, Charles Laughton, Peter Lorre
Directed By:
15. Matinee Theatre
8
2
Matinee Theatre
8
2
Starring:
Zsa Zsa Gabor, Roger Moore, Jack Nicholson, Elaine Stritch, Dina Merrill, Eva Gabor, Jerry Mathers
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
17
4
Wanted: Dead or Alive
17
4
Starring:
Wayne Rogers, James Coburn, Steven McQueen, John Carradine, Cloris Leachman, Claude Akins, Mary Tyler Moore
Directed By:
Harry Harris, Don McDougall, Richard Donner, Murray Golden, Thomas Carr
18. Tales of Wells Fargo
11
3
Tales of Wells Fargo
11
3
Starring:
Sydney Pollack, Buddy Ebsen, Jack Nicholson, Charles Bronson, Leonard Nimoy, Adam West, Eddie Albert
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, Vincent Price, James Dean, Edd Byrnes, Elinor Donahue, James Whitmore, Lloyd Bridges
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:
Lee Marvin, James Dean, Mickey Rooney, David Niven, Tony Curtis, Burt Reynolds, Janet Leigh
Directed By:
22. Studio One
8
2
Studio One
8
2
Starring:
Anne Bancroft, Grace Kelly, Natalie Wood, Abe Vigoda, Jerry Stiller, Peter Graves, Jane Wyatt
Directed By:
23. Letter to Loretta
8
2
Letter to Loretta
8
2
Starring:
William Frawley, Loretta Young, Marion Ross, Eddie Albert, Elinor Donahue, Elizabeth Montgomery, Charles Bronson
Directed By:
John Newland, Richard Donner, Jeffrey Hayden, Norman Foster, Harry Keller
24. The Texan
8
2
The Texan
8
2
Starring:
Denver Pyle, Rory Calhoun, James Coburn, Claude Akins, Harry Dean Stanton, Alan Hale Jr.
25. The 20th Century-Fox Hour
8
2
The 20th Century-Fox Hour
8
2
Starring:
Fred MacMurray, Joan Fontaine, Alexis Smith, Raymond Burr, Trevor Howard, Robert Wagner, Merle Oberon
Directed By:
Lewis Allen, Jules Bricken, Albert S. Rogell, Robert Stevenson, Ted Post
26. Telephone Time
8
2
Telephone Time
8
2
Starring:
Rory Calhoun, Cloris Leachman, Joel Grey, Broderick Crawford, Greer Garson, Edd Byrnes, Bette Davis
Directed By:
27. Alcoa Theatre
7
2
Alcoa Theatre
7
2
Starring:
Charles Boyer, Maximilian Schell, Jack Lemmon, Bert Convy, Gavin MacLeod, Cliff Robertson, Agnes Moorehead
Directed By:
Walter Grauman, Don Weis, Don McDougall, Don Taylor, Paul Wendkos
28. Vacation Playhouse
7
2
Vacation Playhouse
7
2
Starring:
Ginger Rogers, Bobby Troup, Bea Benaderet, Mako Iwamatsu, Ethel Merman, Nicholas Parsons, Jeremy Lloyd
Directed By:
Don Taylor, Jack Donohue
29. Zane Grey Theater
8
3
Zane Grey Theater
8
3
Starring:
Claudette Colbert, Sterling Holloway, Anne Baxter, Joan Crawford, Julie London, Ernest Borgnine, Micky Dolenz
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
88
29
Little House on the Prairie
TV-PG
88
29
Role:
Charles Ingalls / ... (187 episodes, 1974-1983)
Starring:
Patricia Neal, Jason Bateman, James Cromwell, Sorrell Booke, Todd Bridges, Mike Lookinland, Jonathan Banks
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:
Angie Dickinson, Denver Pyle, John Carradine, Bea Benaderet, James Coburn, Claude Akins, Leon Askin
33. The Court of Last Resort
7
2
The Court of Last Resort
7
2
Starring:
Denver Pyle, Werner Klemperer, Harry Dean Stanton, Joel Grey, Charles Bronson, 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:
Jeanne Crain, Edward G. Robinson, Jackie Cooper, James Mason, Eddie Albert, Elinor Donahue, Keenan Wynn
Directed By:
35. Bonanza
40
14
Bonanza
TV-PG
40
14
Role:
Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright / ... (427 episodes, 1959-1973)
Starring:
Tom Bosley, Jodie Foster, Laurence Luckinbill, Mary Wickes, Telly Savalas, Majel Barrett, Robert Carradine
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:
Leonard Nimoy, Charles Bronson, Edgar Buchanan, Carleton Carpenter
Directed By:
Herman Hoffman, Montgomery Pittman
38. General Electric Theater
7
3
General Electric Theater
7
3
Starring:
Gene Tierney, Elsa Lanchester, Angela Lansbury, Walter Matthau, John Forsythe, Anthony Perkins, Eva Marie Saint
Directed By:
39. The Adventures of Jim Bowie
6
3
The Adventures of Jim Bowie
6
3
Starring:
Scatman Crothers, June Carter Cash, 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:
Bob Hope, Josh Brolin, Dick Van Dyke, Wil Wheaton, Giovanni Ribisi, Dorothy McGuire, Alice Ghostley
Directed By:
Michael Landon, Victor French, Dan Gordon, William F. Claxton
41. Father Murphy
6
3
Father Murphy
6
3
Starring:
Christina Applegate, Corey Feldman, Shannen Doherty, James Cromwell, 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:
Martin Sheen, Bonnie Bedelia, Frank Langella, Kurt Russell, Larry Hagman, Jodie Foster, Janet Leigh
Directed By:
Michael Landon, Donald Wrye

Movies

1. Little House Years (1979)
11
3
Little House Years
11
3
Role:
Charles Ingalls
Starring:
Karen Grassle, Melissa Gilbert, Melissa Sue Anderson, Rachel Lindsay Greenbush
Directed By:
Michael Landon
2. Little House: The Last Farewell (1984)
16
4
Little House: The Last Farewell
TV-PG
16
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)
17
5
Little House: Look Back to Yesterday
TV-PG
17
5
Starring:
Melissa Gilbert, Shannen Doherty, Victor French, Kevin Hagen, Dean Butler, Richard Bull
Directed By:
Victor French
4. Swing Out, Sweet Land (1970)
10
3
Swing Out, Sweet Land
10
3
Starring:
Dean Martin, Patrick Wayne, Ann-Margret, Phyllis Diller, Red Skelton, Celeste Holm, Jack Benny
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:
Karen Grassle, Melissa Gilbert, 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: