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Larry Pennell

Lawrence Kenneth Pennell (February 21, 1928 – August 28, 2013) was an American television and film actor, often remembered for his role as "Dash Riprock" in the television series The Beverly Hillbillies. His career spanned half a century, including starring in the first-run syndicated adventure series Ripcord in the leading role of Skydiver Theodore "Ted" McKeever, as well as playing Keith Holden in Lassie. He was also a baseball player, playing on scholarship for the University of Southern California (USC) and later professionally for the Boston Braves organization.

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Feb 21, 1928 In Uniontown, Pennsylvania, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series General Electric Theater 1953-02-01
Latest Project:
Movie The Passing 2011-05-20
Known For
Poster of Mr. Baseball
Poster of Superstition
Poster of The Revengers
Poster of The Beverly Hillbillies
Movie The Passing Charles - Butler 2011-05-20
Movie Bubba Ho-tep Kemosabe 2002-06-09
Series Firefly Murphy 2002-09-20
Movie The Fear: Resurrection Grandfather 1999-10-05
Movie Prehysteria! 2 Trainyard Laborer 1994-11-09
Series Diagnosis: Murder Dr. Arthur 1993-10-29
Movie Mr. Baseball Howie Gold 1992-10-01
Movie The Borrower Captain Scarcelli 1991-08-16
Series Quantum Leap Unknown 1989-03-26
Movie Another Chance Clark Gable 1989-11-23
Movie Ghost Chase Bum 1987-06-25
Movie Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn Aix 1983-08-19
Movie The Night The Bridge Fell Down Chief Barrett 1983-02-28
Movie Personal Best Rick Cahill 1982-02-05
Movie Superstition George Leahy 1982-08-26
Series Magnum, P.I. Unknown 1980-12-11
Movie Matilda Lee Dockerty 1978-06-22
Movie Helter Skelter Sgt. White 1976-04-01
Movie Midway Captain Cyril Simard 1976-06-18
Movie Journey Through Rosebud Sheriff 1972-03-02
Movie Lassie: Joyous Sound Keith Holden 1972-01-01
Movie The Revengers Arny 1972-06-21
Series The Rookies Unknown 1972-09-11
Series The Streets of San Francisco Unknown 1972-09-23
Movie Brother, Cry For Me Jim Noble 1970-01-01
Movie The Great White Hope Brady 1970-10-11
Series Land of the Giants Guard 1968-09-22
Series Custer Unknown 1967-09-06
Series Rango Unknown 1967-01-13
Series Cimarron Strip Unknown 1967-09-07
Series Mannix Unknown 1967-09-16
Series Blue Light Unknown 1966-01-12
Series Mission: Impossible Unknown 1966-09-17
Series Branded Unknown 1965-01-24
Movie Our Man in Jamaica Ken Stewart 1965-09-04
Movie Flaming Frontier Gen. Jack O'Neal 1965-12-14
Series The Big Valley Unknown 1965-09-15
Series The Outer Limits Unknown 1963-09-16
Series Kraft Suspense Theatre Unknown 1963-10-10
Series The Beverly Hillbillies Unknown 1962-09-26
Series The Virginian Unknown 1962-09-19
Series Ripcord Unknown 1961-09-28
Series Thriller Unknown 1960-09-13
Series Outlaws Unknown 1960-09-26
Series The Aquanauts Unknown 1960-09-14
Movie The FBI Story George Crandall 1959-10-01
Series Adventures in Paradise Unknown 1959-10-05
Series The Alaskans Unknown 1959-10-04
Movie The Space Children Maj. Thomas 1958-06-01
Series Sea Hunt Unknown 1958-01-04
Series Bat Masterson Unknown 1958-10-08
Series Have Gun, Will Travel Unknown 1957-09-14
Movie The Devil's Hairpin Johnny Jargin 1957-10-04
Series Wire Service Unknown 1956-10-04
Series West Point Unknown 1956-10-05
Series Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater Unknown 1956-10-05
Movie Seven Angry Men Oliver Brown 1955-03-27
Series The Millionaire Unknown 1955-01-19
Movie The Far Horizons Wild Eagle 1955-05-20
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Movie Hell's Horizon Buddy Lewis 1955-12-31
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01