Merlin Olsen (September 15, 1940 - March 10, 2010) was a former National Football League player and actor. He was a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the College Football Hall of Fame. He played Jonathan Garvey on Little House on the Prairie, Olsen also played the leading character, John Murphy on the Michael Landon show, Father Murphy.


  • The Undefeated: Cpl. Little George, CSA
  • Petticoat Junction: Merlin Fergus
  • One More Train to Rob: Eli Jones
  • Something Big: Sgt. Fitzsimmons
  • Kung Fu: Perlee Skowrin
  • Mitchell: Benton
  • A Fire in the Sky: Stan Webster
  • The Golden Moment: An Olympic Love Story: Todd Simms
  • Walking Tall
  • The Juggler of Notre Dame: Jonas
  • Time Bomb: Jake Calahan
  • Fathers and Sons: Buddy Landau
  • Aaron's Way: Aaron Miller

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