Don Matheson

Don Matheson

84 (passed away Jun. 29th, 2014)
Aug. 5th, 1929
Born in
Dearborn, Michigan, USA

Don Matheson's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Land of the Giants TV Show
Land of the Giants

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

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Don Matheson was an American television actor, best known for his continuing role in Irwin Allen's series Land of the Giants.
Prior to entering acting, Matheson served in the military. While serving in Korea, he was awarded the Bronze Star for valorous leadership and a Purple Heart for injuries suffered in an explosion. After serving six years, he joined the Detroit Police Department. He then left law enforcement to begin a career in acting. In 1965 Matheson appeared in the Lost in Space episode, The Sky Is Falling in the non-speaking roll of the alien Retho and then in 1968 as Idak Alpha 12 in the episode Revolt of the Androids.
After working in a number of plays, television episodes and commercials, Matheson was signed to join the cast of the Land of the Giants. He married co-star Deanna Lund in 1970, but they were divorced in the late 1970s.
In 1984, Matheson had a regular role in the primetime series Falcon Crest. He played Richard Channing's henchman for a season. He also appeared briefly in another primetime soap, Dynasty.

  • One daughter from his marriage with 'Deanna Lund' (qv): actress 'Michele Matheson' (qv).
  • A Korean war veteran, Matheson won both a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart for his exceptional heroism during his tour of duty.

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