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Peter Breck (born March 13, 1929 in Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States) is an American actor who has played roles on television and in movies. One early role was as Doc Holliday on the TV series Maverick. Prior to that, he had guest-starring roles on a number of popular series, such as Sea Hunt, several episodes of Zane Grey Theater , Wagon Train, Have Gun, Will Travel, 77 Sunset Strip and Gunsmoke.
The first movie in which Breck was the top-billed star was (1962). The next year he played the leading roles in both Shock Corridor and the sci-fi horror film The Crawling Hand . During this timeframe he also made appearances on episodes of several more TV shows, such as The Outer Limits, Bonanza, Perry Mason, and The Virginian.
From 1965 to 1969 he starred in the TV western series The Big Valley. Most of his roles in the 1970s and 1980s were more TV guest-starring performances, on series such as Alias Smith and Jones, Mission: Impossible, McMillan and Wife, S.W.A.T., The Six Million Dollar Man, The Incredible Hulk, and Dukes of Hazzard, as well as roles as himself on Fantasy Island and The Fall Guy.
In 1996 he appeared in an episode of the new version of The Outer Limits. His most recent TV performance was on an episode of John Doe in 2002. In recent years most of his movie performances have been in films that are only shown at film festivals.
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