The Virginian was the very first 90 minute western on prime-time television, and is about a man, only known as "The Virginian" who served as foreman on the Shiloh Ranch (owned in sequence by Judge Garth, the Grainger brothers, and Col. MacKenzie) in 19th century Medicine Bow, Wyoming. James Drury starred as the title character with the likes of Doug McClure, Lee J. Cobb, John McIntire, and Clu Gulager co-starring. It is in these settings that a variety of stories, much more based on character and relationships than the usual westerns, take place.

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Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 90 minutes

Premier: 1962-09-19

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James Child Drury Jr. (born April 18, 1934) is an American actor best known for his success in playing the title role in the 90-minute weekly Western television series The Virginian, broadcast on NBC from 1962–71.

The Virginian - Narrator - Netflix

River Invaders: The Scourge of Zebra Mussels - (1994) - PBS special Sturgeon: Ancient Survivors of the Deep - host/narrator - (1995) - PBS special A Vanishing Melody: The Call of the Piping Plover - (1997) - PBS special

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