Ross Hagen (born Leland Lando Lilly; May 21, 1938 – May 7, 2011) was an American voice actor, actor, director, screenwriter and producer whose television acting credits included Daktari.[1] His film credits included The Hellcats in 1967 and The Sidehackers in 1969.[1] His video game credits included Red Dead Redemption and its expansion pack Undead Nightmare.

Ross Hagen
Leland Lando Lilly

(1938-05-21)May 21, 1938
Williams, Arizona, United States
DiedMay 7, 2011(2011-05-07) (aged 72)
Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, United States
OccupationActor, voice actor, film director, screenwriter, film producer
Years active1966–2010

Personal lifeEdit

Hagen was born in Williams, Arizona, on May 21, 1938.[1] However, he was raised on an Oregon farm.[1] Hagen and his first wife had two children, Bob Lilly and Julie Lilly-Beloit.[1] He was married to his second wife, Claire Polan, an actress from 1963 until her death in 2003.[1] Outside of acting, Hagen also served in the United States Army.[1]


Hagen began his acting career during the 1960s. His early career included guest appearances on The Virginian and The Big Valley.[1] He was cast in the CBS television series Daktari, in 1968.[1] He portrayed a safari photographer named Bart Jason until the end of the show in 1969.[1] Hagen's other film credits included The Mini-Skirt Mob and Speedway in 1968, The Devil's 8 (1969), The Organization (1971), Angels' Wild Women (1972), Melinda (1972), Wonder Women (1973), Night Creature (1978), Angel (1984), Avenging Angel (1985) and Armed Response (1986).[1] His other credits as a director and producer have included Reel Horror, The Media Madman and Time Wars.[1] He also starred in Dinosaur Island and Fugitive Rage, both directed by Fred Olen Ray.

Hagen also played Landon Ricketts, a retired gunslinger, in the video games Red Dead Redemption and Undead Nightmare.[2]


Ross Hagen died of cancer at his home in Brentwood, Los Angeles, on May 7, 2011, at the age of 72.[1]


A location in 2018 video game Red Dead Redemption 2, the prequel to Red Dead Redemption in which Hagen starred in, was named Mount Hagen in the late actor's honor.



Year Title Role Notes
1967 Gunfight in Abilene Lt. Faron Uncredited
1968 Speedway Paul Dado
1968 The Hellcats Monte
1968 The Mini-Skirt Mob Jeff Logan
1969 Mark of the Gun Justin Kane
1969 The Devil's 8 Frank Davis
1969 The Sidehackers Rommel
1971 The Organization Chet
1972 Melinda Gregg Van
1972 Angels' Wild Women Speed
1973 Wonder Women Mike Harber
1973 Bad Charleston Charlie Charlie Jacobs
1973 Pushing Up Daisies Maddux
1975 Supercock Seth Calhoun
1978 Night Creature Ross
1984 Angel Urban Cowboy
1985 Avenging Angel Ray Mitchell
1986 Armed Response Cory Thorton
1986 Prison Ship Bantor
1987 Commando Squad Cowboy
1988 The Phantom Empire Cort Eastman
1988 Warlords Beaumont
1989 Action U.S.A. Drago
1989 B.O.R.N. Buck Cassidy
1990 Alienator Kol
1990 Click: The Calendar Girl Killer Jack
1990 Blood Games Midnight
1992 The Media Madman The Warden
1993 Time Wars Tomahawk
1994 Dinosaur Island Capt. Jason Briggs
1995 Hard Bounty Sheriff
1995 Bikini Drive-In Harry
1995 Virtual Desire Crank
1995 Droid Gunner Bartender
1995 Rebellious Fred
1995 Midnight Tease II John Donnelly
1995 Attack of the 60 Foot Centerfold Truck Driver
1996 Over the Wire Det. Jackson
1996 Night Shade Detective Crank
1996 Fugitive Rage Ryker
1997 Illicit Dreams 2 Brady
1997 Sexual Roulette Marty
1998 Jungle Boy Sabre the Leopard Voice
1999 The Kid with X-Ray Eyes Patterson
2000 The Elf Who Didn't Believe Joe Rollins Credited as Ross Hagan
2000 Sideshow Sheriff
2000 Inviati speciali
2004 For No Good Reason
2005 Murder on the Yellow Brick Road Elwood Dick
2006 Ray of Sunshine


Year Title Role Notes
1966 The Big Valley Troy 1 episode
1966 Shane Floyd Pettyburn / Floyd 2 episodes
1966 T.H.E. Cat Paul Cheever 1 episode
1966–1967 The Virginian Bassett / Tern / Carl Stacy 3 episodes
1967 The Road West 1 episode
1967 Captain Nice Jake 1 episode
1967 The Fugitive Officer Harry Benton 1 episode
1967 The Wild Wild West Gabe Kelso Episode: "The Night of the Iron Fist"
1967–1968 The Invaders Perry / Jorden 2 episodes
1967–1971 Gunsmoke Hicks / Luke Riker / Kay Cee/Pike 4 episodes
1968 The Guns of Will Sonnett Doak Redford 1 episode
1968–1969 Daktari Bart Jason 13 episodes
1968–1970 The F.B.I. Banjo Boggs / Joseph Schaffler / Jake Walling 3 episodes
1969 The Outcasts Clay 1 episode
1969 Here Come the Brides Bounty Hunter Blackburn / Jobe 2 episodes
1969–1970 Lancer Clint / Harmon Cooper 2 episodes
1970 Bonanza Rader 1 episode
1970–1971 Mannix Krebs / Croaker 2 episodes
1971 O'Hara, U.S. Treasury 1 episode
1972 Longstreet Carl Tessman 1 episode
1973 Kung Fu Herman Skowrin 1 episode
1973 Mission: Impossible Fred Snelling 1 episode
1973 The Rookies Pike 1 episode
1973 Cannon Wendell Davis 1 episode
1974 McMillan & Wife Brady 1 episode
1982 Bret Maverick Cole Farnsworth 1 episode
1984 The Fall Guy Episode: "Terror U"
1986 Danger Bay Caldwell 1 episode

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Role
2010 Red Dead Redemption Landon Ricketts
2010 Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Passings: Ross Hagen, Joe M. Sanchez". Los Angeles Times. May 19, 2011. Archived from the original on May 27, 2011. Retrieved May 22, 2011.
  2. ^ "Landon Ricketts". Giant Bomb.

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