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'The Virginian': This Is Clu Gulager Today

'The Virginian': This is Clu Gulager today.
March 2, 2020 - 17:02 / Clemens Fanger

We really loved Clu Gulager as "Deputy Sheriff Emmett Ryker" in the NBC Western series The Virginian. But what has the popular actor been up to since? We've got the answers right here!

Before he permanently joined The Virginian in 1964, Clu Gulager, now 91 years old, starred as "William H. Bonney/Billy the Kid" in 75 episodes of the Western show The Tall Man from 1960 until 1962.

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The Virginian: Clu Galager starred as "Emmett Ryker"

During the third season of The Virginian, Gulager then became a main cast member in The Virginian and he played the role of "Deputy Sheriff Emmet Ryker" until 1968. The show also starred the legendary James Drury, Doug McClure, Gary Clarke and Roberta Shore.

The cast of 'The Virginian': The show aired on NBC from 1962 until 1971.

Clu Galager: His career after The Virginian

Gulager later moved on to a notable role in The Last Picture Show (1971) and the 1977 drama The Other Side of Midnight opposite Susan Sarandon. In 1981, he starred as "Chase Gioberti" alongside Jane Wyman and Lorenzo Lamas in the pilot episode of The Vintage Years, which was picked up with the new title Falcon Crest by CBS. Unfortunately for Gulager, he was replaced as "Chase" by Robert Foxworth.

Clu Gulager, pictured in 1990. 

In 1985, he was cast in the cult classic The Return of the Living Dead, but as the years went on, the bigger roles were not offered to Gulager anymore. He did, however, have regular guest spots on a number of popular TV productions like North and SouthMurder, She WroteMacGyverWalker, Texas Ranger and Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.

Clu Gulager, photographed in Los Angeles in 2018.

Clu Gulager: This is "Emmet Ryker's" personal life

Gulager got married to fellow actress Miriam Byrd-Nethery in 1960 and they were married until her death in 2003. The couple have two sons, Tom and John Gulager - John is a director (and actor) and Tim also followed into his father's footsteps as an actor.