Lawman is a western tv series originally telecast from 1958 to 1962 featuring John Russell as Marshal Dan Troop and Peter Brown as Deputy Johnny McKay. Set in Laramie, Wyoming, the action often centered on the Birdcage Saloon, owned by Lily Merrill. The half hour show often was of high quality due to the camaradarie of the cast members, guest stars, and several experienced directors.
Last Episode04x41 The Witness Aired: Jun. 24, 1962
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Series Fun Facts
- In order to attract more female viewers in season two, the producers started having Peter Brown leave his shirt unbuttoned.
- John Russell was only 37 - and looked even younger than that - when he was cast in this series. He believed that in order for a man like Dan Troop to have gained the kind of experience and…
[show]John Russell was only 37 - and looked even younger than that - when he was cast in this series. He believed that in order for a man like Dan Troop to have gained the kind of experience and maturity he possessed he would have had to have been in at least his mid-40s, so Russell had the makeup department streak gray through his hair and he lowered his voice when he spoke in order to appear several years older.
- Recurring character Owny O'Reilly is portrayed as being younger than Johnny McKay. However, in real life, Joel Grey is three and a half years older than Peter Brown.