Born: May 26, 1923, Minneapolis,
is an American actor best known for portraying Marshal Matt
Dillon on Gunsmoke for 20 years.
What do you know about James Arness? Take this quick FUN
TV Westerns Hall of Fame Trivia. "Check Your Answers"
at the end of the quiz.
James Arness is an Emmy-nominated American actor best known for
portraying Marshal Matt Dillon on Gunsmoke for 20 years. Who is
his actor brother?
- Chuck Connors
- Peter Breck
- Peter Graves
- Ben Johnson
2. Arness served in the United States Army during World War
II with the U.S. 3rd Infantry Division, and was severely
wounded during Operation Shingle, at Anzio, Italy, leading to
a lifelong slight limp. What medal did he NOT
- Medal of Honor
- Bronze Star
- Purple Heart
- European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
3. The Thing from Another World is a 1951 science
fiction film which tells the story of an Air Force crew and
scientists at a remote Arctic research outpost who fight a
malevolent plant-based alien being. Who did Arness play?
- Dr. Carrington
- Captain Patrick Hendry
- The Thing
- Lt. Eddie Dykes
4. In Hondo (1953), who does Arness play?
- Lennie - Army Indian Scout
- Ed Lowe
- Buffalo Baker
- Lieutenant McKay
5. Arness wins three Emmy awards for Best Actor in a Leading
Role (Continuing Character) in a Dramatic Series.
6. In 1981, What year is he inducted into the Western
Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western
Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
7. After Gunsmoke leaves the air in 1975, what is his next
- The Marshall
- How the West Was Won
- 5:10 to Yuma
8. What is the a brief turn as a big city police officer
in the short-lived 1981 series?
- McClain's Law
- McCabe and Mrs. Jones
- Burke�s Law
- Law & Order
9. In the made for TV movie, Gunsmoke: Return to Dodge,
Will Mannon, "product of the Devil's loins," is
released from a frontier prison and promptly goes in search of
the people who put him there some 12 years ago -- Matt Dillon
and Kitty Russell. Who plays Will Mannon?
- Steve Forrest
- William Morgan Sheppard
- Ben Johnson
- Harry Carey, Jr.
10. He made Red River, a Made for TV Movie. It is a
remake of the 1948 movie of the same name. Arness portrays a
rancher at odds with his adopted son. Who plays Thomas Dunson
in the 1948 original?
- John Wayne
- Ward Bond
- Walter Brennan
- Art Carney