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Famous for his role in Bonanza, he’s in today’s vintage TV spot

Submitted by on December 20, 2011 – 2 Comments

From the Bonanza set!

In 2007, TV Guide named him the second most popular TV father, after Cliff Huxtable (played by this actor featured in a Salvation Army old-school Christmas ad).

And, he was the on-screen father to this actor who also filmed a Salvation Army Red Kettle TV spot!

After 14 years on Bonanza and other TV and film roles, he became the spokesman for a top brand of dog food called Alpo.

A long-time animal lover, one of his four-legged friends appears with him in his Red Kettle ad, posted below.

Can you guess who it is?


A dozen or more notable people, including actors, athletes, comedians and musicians, filmed short public service ads to promote The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign from the 1950s to the 1980s.

Click on the names below to see more.
:: Steve Allen
:: Roger Staubach
:: Greer Garson
:: Julius Erving
:: Bob Hope
:: Bill Cosby
:: Milton Berle
:: Michael Landon
:: Burl Ives

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