Peter Brown, American actor, Died at 80


Pierre Lind de Lappe, known as Peter Brown was born on October 5, 1935, and died on March 21, 2016.

He was an American actor.

Peter was best known for his four-year role as young Deputy Johnny McKay opposite John Russell as Marshal Dan Troop in the 1958 to 1962 ABC/Warner Brothers western television series, Lawman and as Texas Ranger Chad Cooper on NBC’s Laredo from 1965 to 1967.

Whilst he worked as a contract player for Warner Brothers, Peter Brown appeared in the films Red Nightmare and Darby’s Rangers.

Nonetheless, even though his role in Onionhead was cut from the completed film, the producer Julius Schermer hired him for Deputy Johnny McKay in Lawman, an important part that lasted from 1958 to 1962.

Peter Brown was the last surviving member of the series.

He also appeared in the 1962 film, Merrill’s Marauders.

Peter appeared in dozens of other television shows and did several crossovers with other western series as Johnny McKay, including Maverick, in the 1961 episode “Hadley’s Hunters,” featuring Jack Kelly as Bart Maverick, along with a host of characters from other Warner Brothers.

He also did westerns, including Cheyenne (Clint Walker), Bronco (Ty Hardin), and Sugarfoot (Will Hutchins).

He began the 1970s in exploitation films such as Foxy Brown, Chrome and Hot Leather, and Rape Squad and many soap operas.

Peter Brown was married five times and has two children.

Peter Brown passed away at 80 yrs old.