Logan Ramsey

Logan Carlisle Ramsey, Jr. (March 21, 1921 – June 26, 2000) was an American character actor of television and film for nearly 50 years.

Logan Ramsey
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Ramsey as Claudius Marcus in Star Trek: The Original Series episode "Bread and Circuses"
Logan Carlisle Ramsey Jr.

(1921-03-21)March 21, 1921
DiedJune 26, 2000(2000-06-26) (aged 79)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Years active1948–2000
Spouse(s)Anne Ramsey (1954–1988) (her death)


Logan's Broadway credits include The Great Indoors (1965), In the Summer House (1953), The High Ground (1950),[1] and The Devil's Disciple (1950).[2]


Primarily a TV character actor, Ramsey was a frequent guest star on series television during the 1960s and '70s. Ramsey appeared on, among many others: The Edge of Night; Star Trek; Mission: Impossible; Hawaii Five-O; M*A*S*H; Maude; Charlie's Angels; Quincy, M.E.; Mork & Mindy; Battlestar Galactica; Knight Rider; Night Court; Highway to Heaven and the miniseries Testimony of Two Men and The Winds of War.


Ramsey's film roles included Banning (1967), the Monkees film Head (1968), Childish Things (1969), The Reivers (1969), The Traveling Executioner (1970), What's the Matter with Helen? (1971), Jump (1971), John Witter in the original Walking Tall film trilogy, Some Call It Loving (1973), Busting (1974), Cornbread, Earl and Me (1975), Treasure of Matecumbe (1976), Mean Dog Blues (1978), Any Which Way You Can (1980, as the husband of his real wife Anne Ramsey), The Beast Within (1982), Joysticks (1983), Scrooged (1988, with his wife Anne Ramsey), and Pass the Ammo (1988).

Early lifeEdit

Ramsey was born in Long Beach, California, the son of Harriet Lillian (née Kilmartin) and Captain Logan Carlisle Ramsey, Sr., USN,[3] a Naval Aviator who raised the alarm during the attack on Pearl Harbor and later became the captain of the aircraft carrier USS Block Island (CVE-21). The junior Ramsey served as a Naval Aviator aboard the sunken Block Island's namesake carrier, USS Block Island (CVE-106). During down time, Ensign Ramsey would participate in "smokers" (entertainment programs between boxing matches) aboard ship. After the war he moved to New York City and studied acting under famous acting coach Lee Strasberg.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

Ramsey was married to actress Anne Ramsey from 1954 until her death in 1988.[5]


On June 26, 2000, Ramsey died from a heart attack in Los Angeles, California.[6]

Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ "("Logan Ramsey" search results)". Playbill Vault. Playbill. Retrieved 29 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Broadway Openings: The Devil's Disciple" (PDF). Billboard. February 4, 1950. p. 55. Retrieved 29 January 2017.
  3. ^ Logan Ramsey Biography (1921-2000)
  4. ^ Garfield, David (1980). "Appendix: Life Members of The Actors Studio as of January 1980". A Player's Place: The Story of The Actors Ramsey played the organized crime boss John Witter in the "Walking Tall" trilogy. Studio. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc. p. 278. ISBN 0-02-542650-8.
  5. ^ "Anne Ramsey, Oscar nominee". Standard-Speaker. Pennsylvania, Hazleton. Associated Press. August 13, 1988. p. 2. Retrieved January 28, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.  
  6. ^ Willis, John (2004). Theatre World 2000-2001: Special Tony Honor Edition. Hal Leonard Corporation. p. 257. ISBN 9781557835239. Retrieved 29 January 2017.

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