Western character named 'Trampus'

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Quiznunc | 14:05 Sat 22nd Dec 2007 | Media & TV
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My partner and I thought that an actor in a film had played Trampus [can't recall surname] in a television cowboy series in the 50/60s. Despite much thought and some googling I can't find an answer as to which series. Any ideas please?


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the virginian
Trampas appearded in "The Virginian" and was played by Doug McLure.
Doug McClure died either earlier this year or late last year, the last thing I saw him in was Maverick with Mel Gibson, he played one of the gamblers on the river boat. The Virginian started in about 1965/6 and Doug was one of the stars from the start, along with James Drury (The Virginian) and Steve Hill (Steve), the show ran for a number of years and then became The Men From Shiloh in the early 70s. That's just a small portion of what I can recall, I can probably write another 10000 words on it and it's episodes/stars/guest stars/
He was gorgeous, especially in The Virginian. Sadly he died from cancer in 1995.
no it can't have been that long ago!!
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Pedantically, The Virginian was one of the original western novels, written in 1902 by Owen Wister. Wister, a well-to-do Eastener came to Wyoming for his health and while living at a working ranch near Glenrock, Wyoming, wrote the novel.. The novel's setting was an 1870-1880's working ranch near Medicine Bow, Wyoming, an actual town. In the novel, as opposed to the television program, the hero, The Virginian and Trampas were deadly enemies. In the end the Virginian killed Trampas in another historical setting in Buffalo, Wyoming.

Wister was obviously familiar with cattle ranching and cowboys from the content of his novel. He coined the phrase "When you call me that, smile"... often used in early western movies...
The name of the show was The Virginian with Doug Mcclure. I was named after him my name is Trampus
his name was doug mclure and he starred in the virginian as trampas .

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