Can You Match These Actors to Their 1960s TV Shows?

Jacqueline Samaroo

Which '60s CBS sitcom stars the actor showcased in this photo?

"Petticoat Junction" was a '60s TV show that starred Bea Benaderet. She died from lung cancer and pneumonia before the end of the show’s run.

Do you know the name of the '60s police drama that starred the actor in this photo?

Jack Webb was one of the actors who had a leading role in the '60s TV show, "Dragnet." The 1967 series was the second "Dragnet" TV series. The original one ran from 1951 to 1959.

What is the name of the NBC police procedural drama that starred the actor in this photo?

"Adam-12" was a '60s TV show that starred Martin Milner. Each episode dealt with the typical day in the life of Los Angeles Police Department police officers.

Can you identify the '60s CBS sitcom that starred the actor shown here?

Dick Van Dyke was one of the actors who had a leading role in the '60s TV show, "The Dick Van Dyke Show." The series is notable for having won 15 Emmy Awards.

Which '60s extraterrestrial sitcom starred the actor in this picture?

"My Favorite Martian" was a '60s TV show that starred Ray Walston. The series had 107 episodes in total - 75 of them were in black and white and the final 32 were in color.

Do you know the name of the British spy TV show that starred the actor in this picture?

Patrick Macnee was one of the actors who had a leading role in the 60s TV show, "The Avengers." The show was highly successful, having 161 episodes and running for six seasons.

Which long-running CBS sitcom starred the actor in this photo?

"I Love Lucy" was a '60s TV show that starred Desi Arnaz. It was notable for being the most-watched show in the U.S. for four of its seasons.

Can you identify the '60s CBS western that starred the actor in this picture?

Eric Fleming was one of the actors who had a leading role in the '60s TV show, "Rawhide." It is notable for being one of the longest-running American television westerns of all time.

Which famous fantasy sitcom starred the actor in this image?

"I Dream of Jeannie" was a '60s TV show that starred Barbara Eden. She portrayed a 2,000-year-old genie that falls in love with an astronaut, Captain Tony Nelson.

Can you identify the iconic '60s family sitcom that starred this actor?

Robert Reed was one of the actors who had a leading role in the '60s TV show, "The Brady Bunch." The series began at the tail end of the '60s and ran for five seasons.

The actor showcased here appeared in what hilarious 1960s CBS sitcom?

"The Beverly Hillbillies" was a '60s TV show that starred Buddy Ebsen. It featured a family of hillbillies who struck oil on their land and subsequently moved to Beverly Hills, California.

Can you identify the teenager-centric '60s sitcom that starred the actor in this photo?

Dwayne Hickman was one of the actors who had a leading role in the '60s TV show, 'The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis." It is notable for being the first American TV series on a major network that featured teenagers as leading characters.

What is the name of the long-running NBC western that starred the actor in this image?

Lorne Greene was one of the actors who had a leading role in the '60s TV show, "Bonanza." It is notable for being the second longest running western series on American network television.

Do you know the name of the '60s police drama series that starred the actor in this image?

"Hawaii Five-O" was a '60s TV show that starred Jack Lord. The series began at the tail end of the '60s and ran for 12 seasons.

This actor appeared on what monster-filled sitcom?

Fred Gwynne was one of the actors who had a leading role in the '60s TV show, "The Munsters." The series depicted a household of monsters, with Fred Gwynne in the leading role as Frankenstein's monster.

Do you know the name of the weird sci-fi series that was narrated by this actor?

Rod Serling was the narrator, executive producer and head writer of "The Twilight Zone."

What is the name of the '60s army sitcom that starred the actor in this picture?

"Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C." was a '60s TV show that starred Jim Nabors. It ran for five seasons and had a total of 150 episodes.

Which 1960s country sitcom starred the actor showcased here?

Eddie Albert was one of the actors who had a leading role in the '60s TV show, "Green Acres." It was notable for being the sister show of "Petticoat Junction."

Can you correctly name the comedic spy TV series that starred this actor?

Don Adams was one of the actors who had a leading role in the '60s TV show, "Get Smart." The series was notable for being a satire of secret agent and spy fiction.

The actor in this image appeared on which aquatic-themed '60s TV series?

"Flipper" was a '60s TV show that starred Brian Kelly. It was notable for being referred to as an "aquatic Lassie" because the titular character was a pet bottlenose dolphin.

Which black and white ABC sitcom starred the actor showcased in this photo?

"McHale’s Navy" was a '60s TV show that starred Ernest Borgnine. The series led to three feature films and a sequel/remake of the original series in 1997.

Do you know the name of the long-running 1960s sitcom that starred the actor in this photo?

Fred MacMurray was one of the actors who had a leading role in the '60s TV show, "My Three Sons." The series was highly successful, with 12 seasons and 380 episodes.

What is the name of the iconic CBS sitcom that starred the actor in this photo?

"The Andy Griffith Show" was a '60s TV show that starred Andy Griffith. The series eventually had a spinoff show, "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C."

Can you identify the famous '60s sitcom that starred the actor in this image?

"Make Room for Daddy" was a '60s TV show that starred Danny Thomas. After the first three seasons, the show’s name was changed to “The Danny Thomas Show."

Which "stranded" 1960s sitcom starred the actor in this picture?

Bob Denver was one of the actors who had a leading role in the '60s TV show, "Gilligan’s Island." The first season was filmed and aired in black and white (but later colorized) and the other two seasons were filmed in color.

Do you know the name of the short-lived western sitcom that starred the actor in this picture?

"F Troop" was a '60s TV show that starred Forrest Tucker. The series had only two seasons, running from 1965 to 1967.

Which genre-defining science fiction TV series starred the actor in this photo?

"Star Trek" was a '60s TV show that starred Leonard Nimoy. This was the first series in the longstanding franchise that spawned eight television series and more than a dozen films.

Can you identify the action-packed 1960s TV series that starred the actor in this picture?

Steven Hill was one of the actors who had a leading role in the '60s TV show, Mission: Impossible. The TV show also served as the inspiration for the "Mission: Impossible" film series starring Tom Cruise.

Which super-heroic '60s series starred the actor in this image?

"Batman" was a '60s TV show that starred Adam West. The series is notable for its humorous and camp style; it is often regarded as one of the post popular superhero television shows of all time.

Can you identify the long-running ABC sitcom that starred this actor?

"The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" was a '60s TV show that starred Ozzie Nelson. While the show began in the 1950s, seven of the seasons ran throughout the '60s.

The actor who is showcased here appeared on what iconic '60s TV series?

Tommy Rettig was one of the actors who had a leading role in the '60s TV show, "Lassie." The series had 19 seasons and almost 600 episodes.

Can you identify the short-lived sitcom that starred the actor in this photo?

"The Honeymooners" was a '60s TV show that starred Jackie Gleason. While the show was initially successful, it only aired for one season.

What is the name of the heroic military sitcom that starred the actor in this image?

Bob Crane was one of the actors who had a leading role in the '60s TV show, "Hogan’s Heroes." The series was notable for being set in a German prisoner of war camp during World War II.

Do you know the name of the spooky ABC TV series that starred the actor in this image?

"The Addams Family" was a '60s TV show that starred Carolyn Jones. The series was extremely successful, spawning films, an animated TV series, and an eventual revival of the original series.

This actor appeared on what 1960s medical drama?

Robert Young was one of the actors who had a leading role in the '60s TV show, "Marcus Welby, M.D." The series had seven seasons and a total of 169 episodes.

Do you know the name of the equine TV series that starred this unforgettable character?

"Mister Ed" was a '60s TV show that starred Allan Lane. He was the voice of the titular character, Mister Ed, a talking horse.

What is the name of the '60s western drama that starred the actor in this picture?

James Arness was one of the actors who had a leading role in the '60s TV show, Gunsmoke. The series debuted in the 1955 and ended in 1975.

Which CBS western TV series starred the actor showcased here?

"Have Gun - Will Travel" was a '60s TV show that starred Richard Boone. He was also the show's director.

Can you correctly name the hilarious family sitcom that starred this actor?

Barbara Billingsley was one of the actors who had a leading role in the '60s TV show, "Leave It to Beaver." The series ran for six seasons and had 234 episodes.

The actor in this image appeared on which magical 1960s sitcom?

"Bewitched" was a '60s TV show that starred Elizabeth Montgomery. The series was adapted into a comic, had several television remakes and a theatrical movie.

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About This Quiz

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The '60s were without a doubt one of the most memorable decades in the history of television. This iconic status of the decade is due to several factors. First, this was the decade that debuted several hit television dramas, sitcoms, and police procedural shows, that would help to define television programming for the foreseeable future. Secondly, the decade is also memorable for the widespread transition from black and white programming to color programming. 

This meant that several television shows that had debuted in the '50s (and early '60s) made the jump to color before the end of their runs. This jump to color programming, in addition to the widespread presence of televisions in countless homes, businesses, and institutions, led many people to believe that television had 'won' the fight against film. So, whether you're a fan of sitcoms like "I Dream of Jeannie" or you prefer more serious dramas like "Adam-12," there's something for every lover of TV from the 1960s in this quiz!

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