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  • How the West Was Won (1976–1979)
  • TV Series | Western
How the West Was Won (1976–1979)
TV Series | Western

The Macahans, a family from Virginia, headed by Zeb Macahan, travel across the country to pioneer a new land and a new home in the American West.
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Seasons
3   |   2   |   1   See all
Creators
Jim Byrnes (Writer) | Albert S. Ruddy (developed for television by)
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Status
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Updated Jan 19, 1976

Release date (First episode)
Jan 19, 1976 (United States)

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Cast

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327 cast members
Name Episodes Known for
James Arness
Zeb Macahan / Zeb Zeb Macahan / Zeb   See fewer
26
Bruce Boxleitner
Luke Macahan / Luke / Seth Macahan Luke Macahan / Luke / Seth Macahan   See fewer
26
Kathryn Holcomb
Laura Macahan / Laura Laura Macahan / Laura   See fewer
26
William Kirby Cullen
Josh Macahan / Jed Macahan / Josh Josh Macahan / Jed Macahan / Josh   See fewer
26
Vicki Schreck
Jessie Macahan / Jessie Jessie Macahan / Jessie   See fewer
26
Fionnula Flanagan
Molly Culhane Molly Culhane   See fewer
22
Warren J. Kemmerling
Judge Rensen Judge Rensen   See fewer
8
Pat Petersen
Jeffrey Jeffrey   See fewer
7
Joshua Gallegos
Stone Hand Stone Hand   See fewer
7
Ivan Naranjo
One Wolf One Wolf   See fewer
7
Michael Conrad
Marshal Russell / Marshall Russell Marshal Russell / Marshall Russell   See fewer
6
Ed Lauter
Martin Stillman Martin Stillman   See fewer
6
Harris Yulin
Deek Peasley Deek Peasley   See fewer
6
6
Peter Hansen
Major Drake / Maj. Drake Major Drake / Maj. Drake   See fewer
6
Elyssa Davalos
Hillary Gant / Hillary Hillary Gant / Hillary   See fewer
5
Kay Lenz
Doreen Doreen   See fewer
5
Jared Martin
Frank Grayson Frank Grayson   See fewer
5
Slim Pickens
Tap Henry Tap Henry   See fewer
5
Ralph Brannen
Otter Belt Otter Belt   See fewer
5
5
Eva Marie Saint
Kate Macahan Kate Macahan   See fewer
4
Lloyd Bridges
Orville Gant Orville Gant   See fewer
4
Stephen Elliott
Zachary Knight Zachary Knight   See fewer
4
Ricardo Montalban
Satangkai Satangkai   See fewer
4
Morgan Woodward
The Stranger / Henry Coe The Stranger / Henry Coe   See fewer
4
John Reilly
Jeremiah Taylor Jeremiah Taylor   See fewer
4
Burton Gilliam
Woodley / Cory Nealson Woodley / Cory Nealson   See fewer
4
Peggy McCay
Maggie Taylor Maggie Taylor   See fewer
4
Ted Jordan
Charlie / Willie Charlie / Willie   See fewer
4
Ramon Bieri
General Sheridan General Sheridan   See fewer
4
Robert Donner
Mr. Evans / Soldier Mr. Evans / Soldier   See fewer
4
Woodrow Chambliss
Citizen / Greavy / Mr. Greevy / Mr. McGreevy Citizen / Greavy / Mr. Greevy / Mr. McGreevy   See fewer
4
Anthony Zerbe
Martin Grey Martin Grey   See fewer
3
Eric Braeden
Francis Britten Francis Britten   See fewer
3
Don Murray
Anderson Anderson   See fewer
3
3
Britt Lind
Erika Hanks Erika Hanks   See fewer
3
Royal Dano
Elam Hanks Elam Hanks   See fewer
3
Mel Ferrer
Hale Burton Hale Burton   See fewer
3
John Dehner
Bishop Benjamin Bishop Benjamin   See fewer
3
Brian Keith
General Stonecipher General Stonecipher   See fewer
3
Richard Angarola
Chief Claw Chief Claw   See fewer
3
Christopher Lee
The Grand Duke The Grand Duke   See fewer
3
David Huddleston
Christy Judson Christy Judson   See fewer
3
Cameron Mitchell
Coulee John Brinkerhoff Coulee John Brinkerhoff   See fewer
3
William Boyett
Dr. Dupree Dr. Dupree   See fewer
3
Trisha Noble
Valerie Valerie   See fewer
3
Herman Poppe
Jake Judson Jake Judson   See fewer
3
Sander Johnson
Charlie Judson Charlie Judson   See fewer
3
The Westernaires
The U.S. 2nd Cavalry The U.S. 2nd Cavalry   See fewer
3
Alvy Moore
Swenson Swenson   See fewer
3
Larry D. Mann
Pennington / Mr. Pennington Pennington / Mr. Pennington   See fewer
3
Biff McGuire
Ed Walters Ed Walters   See fewer
3
Robert Padilla
Mountain-Is-Long Mountain-Is-Long   See fewer
3
3
Jean Allison
Mrs. Stillman Mrs. Stillman   See fewer
3
3
Mills Watson
Felix / Hutch Felix / Hutch   See fewer
3
Kristopher Marquis
Tommy Gant Tommy Gant   See fewer
3
3
Read Morgan
Lem / Morton Lem / Morton   See fewer
3
Henry Olek
Hubbard / Grayson Hubbard / Grayson   See fewer
3
Ned Wertimer
Elias Kulp Elias Kulp   See fewer
3
John Pickard
Col. Caine / Jim Turner Col. Caine / Jim Turner   See fewer
3
Van Williams
Captain MacAllister Captain MacAllister   See fewer
3
3
Eddie Little Sky
Drive-His-Horses / Drives-His-Horses / Drives_His_Horses Drive-His-Horses / Drives-His-Horses / Drives_His_Horses   See fewer
3
Richard Basehart
Colonel Flint Colonel Flint   See fewer
3
Tim Matheson
Curt Grayson Curt Grayson   See fewer
3
2
William Shatner
Captain Harrison Captain Harrison   See fewer
2
Ray Tracey
Teel-O Teel-O   See fewer
2
John Crawford
Hale Crowley / Marshal Towne Hale Crowley / Marshal Towne   See fewer
2
Jack Elam
Cully Madigan Cully Madigan   See fewer
2
John Lisbon Wood
Willy Judson Willy Judson   See fewer
2
Parley Baer
Dr. Gunnerson / Sheriff Aames Dr. Gunnerson / Sheriff Aames   See fewer
2
Jorge Cervera Jr.
Bartender / Luis Bartender / Luis   See fewer
2
Iron Eyes Cody
Medicine Man Medicine Man   See fewer
2
Roy Jenson
Sgt. Macklin / Trako Sgt. Macklin / Trako   See fewer
2
William Bryant
Col. Worth / Major at Shiloh Col. Worth / Major at Shiloh   See fewer
2
Lucille Benson
Miss Agnes / Miss Walker Miss Agnes / Miss Walker   See fewer
2
Paul Fix
Portagee Portagee   See fewer
2
2
Bruce M. Fischer
Booster Booster   See fewer
2
Med Flory
Sheriff Millet / Sheriff Rose Sheriff Millet / Sheriff Rose   See fewer
2
Dan Ferrone
Louis - Liveryman / Micah Sloane Louis - Liveryman / Micah Sloane   See fewer
2
2
Geno Silva
Red Hawk Red Hawk   See fewer
2
Linda Redfearn
Little Tree Little Tree   See fewer
2
Don Collier
Captain Poynton Captain Poynton   See fewer
2
Todd Lookinland
Joshua Hanks Joshua Hanks   See fewer
2
Richard 'Dub' Wright
Banes / Glen Nealson Banes / Glen Nealson   See fewer
2
Tom Simcox
Marshal Logan Marshal Logan   See fewer
2
Silvana Gallardo
Shewelah Shewelah   See fewer
2
Guillermo San Juan
Jeremiah Jeremiah   See fewer
2
2
2
James Chandler
Bartley Bartley   See fewer
2
Louie Elias
Pirate Guard / Plante Pirate Guard / Plante   See fewer
2
Richard Hale
Old Man Old Man   See fewer
2
Peggy Rea
Mother Tice Mother Tice   See fewer
2
Mina Vasquez
Round Pebble Round Pebble   See fewer
2
2
Hal Riddle
Photographer Photographer   See fewer
2
2
Justin Lundin
Boy / Youth Boy / Youth   See fewer
2
David Yanez
Manuel Manuel   See fewer
2
Ted Markland
Nugget Nugget   See fewer
2
Jay Ripley
Jess Mudd Jess Mudd   See fewer
2
Felipe Turich
Manuel's Grandfather Manuel's Grandfather   See fewer
2
Bill Zuckert
Caldwell / Ship's Doctor Caldwell / Ship's Doctor   See fewer
2
James Stephens
C.L. Bradley C.L. Bradley   See fewer
2
Mark Withers
Tobe Harker Tobe Harker   See fewer
2
Lance LeGault
Wounded Soldier / Zachary Wounded Soldier / Zachary   See fewer
2
Ed McCready
Charlie / Townsman Charlie / Townsman   See fewer
2
Robert Karnes
Mr. Stone / Stone Mr. Stone / Stone   See fewer
2
Richard Kiley
Timothy Macahan Timothy Macahan   See fewer
1
1
Bradford Dillman
Colonel Craig Colonel Craig   See fewer
1
John Beck
Clay Wesley Clay Wesley   See fewer
1
Keye Luke
Leong Chung Hua Leong Chung Hua   See fewer
1
Vincent Van Patten
Bob Cooper Bob Cooper   See fewer
1
David Dukes
Louis Riel Louis Riel   See fewer
1
Kip Niven
Lt. Ayeless Lt. Ayeless   See fewer
1
1
Perry Lang
Willie Johnson Willie Johnson   See fewer
1
Gene Evans
Dutton Dutton   See fewer
1
Ken Curtis
Orville Gant Orville Gant   See fewer
1
Laurie Prange
Prudence Willow Prudence Willow   See fewer
1
1
Bibi Besch
Cora Johnson Cora Johnson   See fewer
1
Ken Swofford
Grimes Grimes   See fewer
1
Lee Bryant
Elizabeth Elizabeth   See fewer
1
Joaquín Martínez
Amando Perez Amando Perez   See fewer
1
Laura Campbell
Marie Revard Marie Revard   See fewer
1
Beulah Quo
Ah Kam Ah Kam   See fewer
1
James Best
Sheriff Gruner Sheriff Gruner   See fewer
1
Charles Tyner
Eli Kelsay Eli Kelsay   See fewer
1
1
Jacqueline Scott
Mrs. Ferguson Mrs. Ferguson   See fewer
1
John Doucette
Sheriff Boland Sheriff Boland   See fewer
1
Missy Gold
Stacy Willow Stacy Willow   See fewer
1
1
1
Sean Roche
Chris Bodine Chris Bodine   See fewer
1
Jeff David
Jacques Jacques   See fewer
1
Keith McDermott
Everett Everett   See fewer
1
Victor Mohica
Billy Joe Billy Joe   See fewer
1
1
L.Q. Jones
Batlin Batlin   See fewer
1
Denver Pyle
Sgt. Tripp Sgt. Tripp   See fewer
1
Ken Marshall
Pvt. Andrew Willow Pvt. Andrew Willow   See fewer
1
1
Ron Hayes
Sheriff Pinter Sheriff Pinter   See fewer
1
Richard Kelton
Clay Hollingsworth Clay Hollingsworth   See fewer
1
Bill Fletcher
The Boatswain The Boatswain   See fewer
1
Carol Vogel
Chastity Chastity   See fewer
1
Taylor Lacher
Ferris Ferris   See fewer
1
Frank Ferguson
Grandpa Grandpa   See fewer
1
1
Skip Homeier
Minister Boyle Minister Boyle   See fewer
1
John Quade
Waddie Travers Waddie Travers   See fewer
1
George Petrie
Dr. Baker Dr. Baker   See fewer
1
Steve Brodie
Sgt. Chester Worth Sgt. Chester Worth   See fewer
1
1
David Sheiner
Wilson Wilson   See fewer
1
1
Ann Doran
Grandma Grandma   See fewer
1
Wilford Brimley
Sheriff Daniels Sheriff Daniels   See fewer
1
Rosalind Chao
Li Sin Li Sin   See fewer
1
Fredric Lehne
Jacob Kelsay Jacob Kelsay   See fewer
1
Guy Stockwell
Sheriff Andrews Sheriff Andrews   See fewer
1
David S. Cass Sr.
Dave Nichols Dave Nichols   See fewer
1
1
1
Brad Wilkin
Billy Twiggs Billy Twiggs   See fewer
1
Dennis Bowen
Lt. Anderson Lt. Anderson   See fewer
1
1
Vincent St. Cyr
Ponca Chief Ponca Chief   See fewer
1
Kim Cattrall
Dolores Dolores   See fewer
1
Noble Willingham
Judge Carter Judge Carter   See fewer
1
Dan Monahan
Tim Ferguson Tim Ferguson   See fewer
1
George Cheung
The Jobber The Jobber   See fewer
1
Luke Askew
Bowdin Bowdin   See fewer
1
Katy Kurtzman
Nettie Nettie   See fewer
1
Barney McFadden
Esau Kelsay Esau Kelsay   See fewer
1
Mike Howden
Kooner Kooner   See fewer
1
1
Rudy Diaz
Sioux Chief Sioux Chief   See fewer
1
1
1
1
1
1
Gary Imhoff
Lt. Barker Lt. Barker   See fewer
1
Alan Caillou
Captain Ian Captain Ian   See fewer
1
1
Neil Flanagan
Farmer Henry Farmer Henry   See fewer
1
Brian Farrell
Pvt. Jonas Atwell Pvt. Jonas Atwell   See fewer
1
F. Allen Livers
The Runner The Runner   See fewer
1
Woody Strode
Arapaho Chief Arapaho Chief   See fewer
1
1
1
Richard Davalos
Captain Olini Captain Olini   See fewer
1
William Bramley
Ferryman Ferryman   See fewer
1
Davis Roberts
Douglas Douglas   See fewer
1
Alvin Ing
Sam Yup Broker Sam Yup Broker   See fewer
1
1
Peter Bourne
Farmer Olaf Farmer Olaf   See fewer
1
David Cramer
Jacob's Friend Jacob's Friend   See fewer
1
1
Jim Ward
The Mountain Man The Mountain Man   See fewer
1
Linwood McCarthy
Dr. Cox Dr. Cox   See fewer
1
1
1
Kerry Sherman
Cathy Ferguson Cathy Ferguson   See fewer
1
Don Shanks
Red Kettle Red Kettle   See fewer
1
Owen Bush
Craig - Liveryman Craig - Liveryman   See fewer
1
Chester Hayes
Organ Grinder Organ Grinder   See fewer
1
Pilar Del Rey
Esperanza Esperanza   See fewer
1
Dorothy Meyer
Hattie Hattie   See fewer
1
George Caldwell
Andy Hooper Andy Hooper   See fewer
1
1
Ben Wilson
Henry Jethro Henry Jethro   See fewer
1
Howard McGillin
Lt. Cartwright Lt. Cartwright   See fewer
1
Victor Sen Yung
Hospital Attendant Hospital Attendant   See fewer
1
Robert Miano
Antoine Antoine   See fewer
1
1
Jose De Vega
Caballero Caballero   See fewer
1
Arline Anderson
Mrs. Kearney Mrs. Kearney   See fewer
1
Duane Loken
Wolf Paw Wolf Paw   See fewer
1
Harlan Green
Bartender Bartender   See fewer
1
Skip Lowell
Dying Rebel Dying Rebel   See fewer
1
Ford Rainey
Barrett - Rancher Barrett - Rancher   See fewer
1
1
Ralph Ahn
Sam Yup Sam Yup   See fewer
1
Booth Colman
Kingsley Kingsley   See fewer
1
1
Jayson Dale
Young Man Young Man   See fewer
1
Tom Stovall
Rebel #1 Rebel #1   See fewer
1
1
Robert DoQui
Oran Nubley Oran Nubley   See fewer
1
1
Gina Gallego
Helena Helena   See fewer
1
Sam Edwards
Station Attendant Station Attendant   See fewer
1
Sarah Cunningham
Proprietress Proprietress   See fewer
1
Chao Li Chi
Storekeeper Storekeeper   See fewer
1
Lois Red Elk
Indian Woman Indian Woman   See fewer
1
Miki McKenzie
Young Wife Young Wife   See fewer
1
Jack Wallwork
C.O. of Fort Randall C.O. of Fort Randall   See fewer
1
Bert Freed
Hank Jimson Hank Jimson   See fewer
1
Ben Davidson
Herman Herman   See fewer
1
1
Jerry Fujikawa
The Immigrant The Immigrant   See fewer
1
Mike Gomez
Brother Carlos Brother Carlos   See fewer
1
1
Ben Zeller
Cavalry Major Cavalry Major   See fewer
1
Harry Lauter
Marshal Charlie Benton Marshal Charlie Benton   See fewer
1
J.D. Hall
The Black Man The Black Man   See fewer
1
1
Meme Wolff
Phoebe Phoebe   See fewer
1
Jim Emmry
Orderly Orderly   See fewer
1
Julie Molloy Davies
Mrs. Bogsley Mrs. Bogsley   See fewer
1
Wright King
Infantry Captain Infantry Captain   See fewer
1
Lin McCarthy
Dr. Cox Dr. Cox   See fewer
1
Rex Holman
Luther Luther   See fewer
1
1
Tad Horino
Chang Chang   See fewer
1
Sarah Handy
Mrs. Atwood Mrs. Atwood   See fewer
1
Justin Lord
Wayne Nubley Wayne Nubley   See fewer
1
1
Mark Lenard
Forane Forane   See fewer
1
Ruben Moreno
Mexican Farmer Mexican Farmer   See fewer
1
Joseph Kim
The Doctor The Doctor   See fewer
1
Mayf Nutter
Jenkins Jenkins   See fewer
1
1
1
Robert J. Wilke
Appleton Appleton   See fewer
1
Sean McClory
Ben Dodge Ben Dodge   See fewer
1
Richard Lee-Sung
The Sentinel The Sentinel   See fewer
1
1
1
Anthony Palmer
Russell Russell   See fewer
1
Fran Ryan
Mrs. Holmes Mrs. Holmes   See fewer
1
Richard O'Brien
Sheriff Sheriff   See fewer
1
1
Diana Lee Lum
The Prostitute The Prostitute   See fewer
1
Charles Kuenstle
Sgt. Hodges Sgt. Hodges   See fewer
1
Anthony Pena
Shoshone Brave Shoshone Brave   See fewer
1
David Clarke
Mr. Jones Mr. Jones   See fewer
1
Marla Pennington
Blossom Blossom   See fewer
1
Natividad Vacío
Postmaster Postmaster   See fewer
1
Peter Pan
Watchman Watchman   See fewer
1
1
Claude Johnson
Wounded Soldier Wounded Soldier   See fewer
1
Sally Kemp
Bar Hostess Bar Hostess   See fewer
1
Antoinette Stella
Young Girl Young Girl   See fewer
1
Sam Vlahos
Alfredo Alfredo   See fewer
1
Gregory Schoon
Kee's Friend Kee's Friend   See fewer
1
1
Martha Smith
Ellen Taylor Ellen Taylor   See fewer
1
Virginia Wing
Kee's Mother Kee's Mother   See fewer
1
Lloyd Nelson
Sentry Sentry   See fewer
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1
Charles Wagenheim
Las Mesas Citizen Las Mesas Citizen   See fewer
1
Jonathan Banks
Woodward Woodward   See fewer
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1
Jim B. Smith
Hoadley Baker Hoadley Baker   See fewer
1
1
David Wiley
Bartender Bartender   See fewer
1
Joe Kurtzo
Stenner Stenner   See fewer
1
Cliff Emmich
Bartender Bartender   See fewer
1
Mel Stevens
Dr. Dodd Dr. Dodd   See fewer
1
George D. Wallace
Davey Wordley Davey Wordley   See fewer
1
Jackie Russell
Britten's Woman Britten's Woman   See fewer
1
Hal Baylor
Lawman Lawman   See fewer
1
1
William Conrad
Narrator (uncredited) Narrator (uncredited)   See fewer
7
Raven Grey Eagle
Indian / Indian Chief (uncredited) Indian / Indian Chief (uncredited)   See fewer
2
Bob Terhune
Trooper (uncredited) Trooper (uncredited)   See fewer
1
Wayne Heffley
Storekeeper (uncredited) Storekeeper (uncredited)   See fewer
1
Jan Stratton
Mrs. Parker (uncredited) Mrs. Parker (uncredited)   See fewer
1
Jerry Wills
Drover (uncredited) Drover (uncredited)   See fewer
1
Mike H. McGaughy
Drover (uncredited) Drover (uncredited)   See fewer
1
Richard Lilley
Drover (uncredited) Drover (uncredited)   See fewer
1
Lawrence Moran
Jonah (uncredited) Jonah (uncredited)   See fewer
1
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