Ron Hayes
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Hayes in 1966
Born(1929-02-26)February 26, 1929
DiedOctober 1, 2004(2004-10-01) (aged 75)
Alma materStanford University
OccupationActor: The Everglades, The Rounders, Lassie "(Coors Western Outdoorsman (TV Series)"
  • Joan Sturgess (married 1952, divorced 1962
  • Betty Endicott (married 1964, divorced 1974
  • Caroline Muir (married 1982, divorced 1986)
  • Carol Capek (married 1996, divorced 2000)

Ronald G. Hayes (February 26, 1929 – October 1, 2004)[1] was an American television actor who, as an activist in the environmental movement, worked for the establishment of the first Earth Day, observed on April 22, 1970. He was a member of the Sierra Club and a founder of the ecological interest group Wilderness World.[2]

On television, Hayes guest starred in Bat Masterson, in a recurring role as Wyatt Earp (1959 to 1961) and again as Jeremy French (1960). He also played a blinded U.S. Army captain in an episode of Don't Call Me Charlie! (1962),[citation needed] and he also co-starred in the ABC Western comedy The Rounders (1966)[3] and portrayed Lincoln Vail in the syndicated adventure series The Everglades (1961).[4] Hayes also guest starred in one episode of the High Chaparral and two episodes of Death Valley Days as the Editor of the newspaper reporting Custer's Last Stand and the Devil's Bar.

Television roles

See also


  1. ^ "Social Security Death Index". Retrieved February 6, 2009.
  2. ^ "Farewells: Ron Hayes". Retrieved February 6, 2009.
  3. ^ "Garry Moore Clashes With Bonanza; Ron Hayes Not Shaken by Failure". Standard-Speaker. Pennsylvania, Hazleton. September 26, 1966. p. 17. Retrieved July 7, 2020 – via
  4. ^ Terrace, Vincent (2011). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010 (2nd ed.). Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. p. 313. ISBN 978-0-7864-6477-7.