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Joe must decide what to do when he learns that new ranch hand Clay Stafford Barry Coe is his mother's first-born son. John Furia [A] and Thomas Thompson.
In order to prove himself a man, Joe sets out to win a big timber contract for the Ponderosa. Grant Richards , Frank Gerstle and Dan Riss guest star.
Ben tries to help Matthew Raine Dan O'Herlihy , an artist who's lost his sight. He's also supported by his friend Ann Virginia Grey.
William F. Preston Wood and Elliott Arnold. A sheriff Denver Pyle hopes to save his town from going bankrupt by framing Hoss for bank robbery and murder while he's making a payment delivery.
The Cartwrights face a dilemma when their neighbor Bill Winters Robert Sampson is wanted for deserting the Army ten years ago.
A desperate fugitive Robert Vaughn holds Adam and others captive at a remote way station. Statehood convention delegates debate over which side Nevada will take in the Civil War.
Little Joe's romance with the daughter of a Confederate sympathizer brings tensions between him and Adam. Harry Townes , Joyce Taylor , Barry Kelley and Alan Caillou guest star.
Joseph Hoffman. Hoss inadvertently starts a romantic triangle when he meets his friend's mail-order bride, who falls in love with him. Judi Meredith and John Doucette guest star.
Joe tries to help Billy Horn Carl Reindel , who was captured by Indians as a boy, adjust to life at the Ponderosa. A threat emerges when Milton Tanner Ken Lynch claims one-third of the Ponderosa and Billy wants to confront him the Indian way.
Stone Jr. Will Kuluva , Leo Gordon , Lee Farr and Jena Engstrom guest star. Hoss helps out Will Eileen Chesis and Charlie Larrian Gillespie , two orphaned girls who have been raised as boys.
He doesn't know a posse is trailing them a bag of stolen money carried by one of the girls. A doctor DeForest Kelley convicted of murder is the only one who can perform surgery on Hoss, whose life hangs in the balance.
Hoss tries to play matchmaker for a ranch hand Don Collier and a widow Jeanne Cooper. His friend seems determined to sabotage the possible affair.
Hoss is the only one on a jury who believes a ne'er-do-well is innocent of murder. Since he doesn't agree with the other judges, he's accused of bribery.
Jack Betts , Don Haggerty , James Bell and Bobs Watson guest star. An old Army buddy of Ben's jeopardizes the Cartwrights and a Ponderosa land deal with his lies.
John Larkin , Helen Westcott and Edward Platt guest star. Mysterious singer Danny Morgan Gregory Walcott has been charged with murder and Adam sets out to clear him.
Hollingsworth Morse. Parsons and Shirl Hendryx. A man Keir Dullea forces the reopening of a murder case, believing his father was wrongfully executed.
Adam helps him. Hoss takes in ornery hillbilly Big Jim Leyton Slim Pickens , who has been framed for murder. Joe pursues a cold-blooded killer who used a tricky legal maneuver to escape justice.
Perry Lopez and Chubby Johnson guest star. Ben remembers his courtship in New Orleans of Joe's mother and third wife, Marie Felicia Farr.
Note: This was Pernell Robert's favourite comedy episode. William Demarest and Ellen Corby guest star. An actress Patricia Crowley is torn between her love for little Joe and her desire for show business.
Hoss develops amnesia following a bushwhacking and is taken in by a Dutch couple mourning their son's death.
They plan to take him to Michigan with them. Signe Hasso , Robert Emhardt and Addison Richards guest star. Raphael David Blau. Adam falls for a Jewish woman Aneta Corsaut after helping her and her father.
Ben and an ex-prizefighter try to cure a woman Ruta Lee of her alcoholism. Hoss befriends an old prospector Arthur Hunnicutt and his communicative dog as he helps them fend off gold thieves.
A reformed convict is forced to switch identities with his evil twin, who is wanted for murdering a rancher and stealing a horse. Ron Hayes and Ford Rainey guest star.
Adam rejects the violent way of life in the West after shooting Joe by accident. Ken Lynch guest stars. Meyer Dolinsky. Joe and five people are stranded after a stagecoach wreck.
Joe is accused of murder when a man is found killed by Joe's knife. Kathleen Crowley and Betsy Jones-Moreland guest star. Hoss befriends Whizzer McGee George Brenlin , a little man with big ideas.
Joe's girlfriend Ann Wilson Toby Michaels and her uncle Fred Harvey Stephens are going to Joe's birthday party, but the girl is molested and killed by explosives expert William Poole Simon Oakland who then works to keep his guilt secret by getting a job on the Ponderosa and staying with widowed neighbor Mrs.
Gibson Evelyn Scott. McDonagh, Barbara and Milton Merlin. Bumbling man Claude Miller John Fiedler loses his job and then tries to buy respect with his new-found wealth.
Leo Gordon and Paul Leslie Peil. The Cartwrights attempt to start a rally against the tyrannical owner Carroll O'Connor of a freight-line.
The local strongman is also a former friend of Ben. An Italian immigrant loses respect for his father Ross Martin when he meets Hoss.
Hoss takes a liking to a woman Gena Rowlands whose good looks have only led to unhappiness and a questionable choice of professions.
Hoss asks her to be his wife and believes she can change even after she tries to seduce his brother Adam. Charles Dickens Jonathan Harris founds himself embroiled in controversy and antagonizes the citizens of Virginia City with his arrogance.
A rainmaker John Anderson offers his services to Virginia City during a drought. He brings with him his very sick daughter. Bushwhacked, Joe wanders into a seemingly deserted town and collapses.
He awakens and Louise Davey Davison tends to his wound, telling him he is in Martinville. Louise's father Stacy Harris and others enlist Joe's help to combat a terrorizing outlaw gang, but the town's sheriff's widow Dorris Dowling warns Joe to leave while he can.
At the conclusion of a mighty battle, Joe's family finds him alone in a deserted town with no signs of life. Did Joe rally the town's citizens, or did he have a supernatural encounter?
Warren Douglas. Adam helps an alcoholic artist Philip Abbott deal with bigots opposed to his marriage to a Paiute woman. Hoss journeys through the wilderness with two nuns after bandits wreck their stagecoach.
Judy Carne and John Kellogg guest star. Little Joe befriends and brings home to the Ponderosa Calamity Jane Stefanie Powers , only to face the wrath of her boyfriend Christopher Dark.
Irving J. Ben remembers his journey west with his second wife, Hoss's mother, Inger Inga Swenson , after seeing Hoss in the barn waiting for a mare to be born.
Joseph H. Note: This was one of Michael Landon's favourite episodes. Richard Sarafian. Adam becomes attracted to Laura Kathie Browne , a widow who's unwilling to tell her daughter Peggy Katie Sweet the bad news about her father, Frank Dayton Wayde Preston , being dead.
Bernard McEveety. Believing their father to be dead after he goes missing during a hunt, the Cartwright boys set out to find the men who did it.
Robert H. Harris , Phillip Pine and James Best guest star. Robert Barron. Hoss brings home a strongbox filled with gold, claiming it belongs to leprechauns.
A newly arrived Irish professor confirms the mythical creatures' presence and the whole town goes searching for them. Sean McClory , Robert Sorrells and Clegg Hoyt guest star.
Ben competes with an old rival to win the railroad's lumber contract, but he soon questions his fitness to run the Ponderosa after an accident wounds him and kills a ranch hand.
Jay C. Flippen guest stars. The Cartwrights protect dance-hall girl Lila Conrad Patricia Blair from the friends of the man she killed in self-defense and from self-righteous Judge David Knowlton Andrew Duggan intent on saving her soul.
Ben's marriage to widow Katherine Saunders Teresa Wright is jeopardized by the widow's son being accused of murder. Joe is mistaken for an Army deserter who looks similar to him and has only a stubborn career army sergeant Keenan Wynn to help him avoid being executed.
Hoss befriends a flamboyant, sword-brandishing newcomer from New Orleans John Dehner who claims to be Jean LaFitte. Joseph Sargent. Laura Dayton Kathie Browne is told by a handsome grifter that she'll receive a large sum from her deceased husband's insurance, but it's actually part of a ruse to cheat her out of her money.
Taken by feelings of guilt, Joe proposes to Tessa Caldwell Marlyn Mason he blinded by accident on a hunting trip.
A girl Anjanette Comer who's been held captive by the Paiutes for many years falls in love with Ben when he takes her to the Ponderosa.
Note: This was the highest-rated episode of the series source: Nielsen Media Research and quoted in numerous books. The citizens of Virginia City believe Sheriff Roy Coffee Ray Teal is too old to stop a raid from the Wagner gang and they demand his resignation.
Ben hears his nephew Will Guy Williams has been murdered in Pine City, only to learn Will is alive and on the lam from counterfeiters whose engraving plates he swiped First episode of Will Cartwright.
Muley Jones Bruce Yarnell , a distant cousin of the Cartwrights with a voice that can shatter glass, visits the Ponderosa.
Meanwhile, the sheriff is looking for two moonshiners: Eskey Jesse White and Yuri Strother Martin. Will Guy Williams is taken hostage by outlaws who robbed Ben and killed an Army soldier.
He tries to save Ben and his sons. Hoss receives a Chinese mail-order bride Marlo Thomas by mistake. Her militant ideas ignite a workers' rebellion and threaten the completion of a Virginia City railroad project.
Will Cartwright Guy Williams is asked by his old friend Mateo Ybarra Frank Silvera to return to Mexico with him to defend President Juarez.
Black opera singer Thomas Bowers William Marshall comes to Virginia City for a concert, but is suspected of being a runaway slave; some people want him arrested or worse.
Bounty hunter Dev Dennis Hopper appears to be haunted by a mysterious incident from his past. Adam is pressured by Laura Dayton Kathie Browne 's aunt Lillian Joan Blondell into proposing, but he's unwilling to marry her.
As Adam secretly builds a home for his bride-to-be Laura Kathie Browne , a love triangle ensues when Will Guy Williams falls for Laura Dayton.
Old prospector Obie Arthur Hunnicutt asks Hoss to help him rescue his dog from gold thieves. Joe teaches to his friend Johnny Chapman Guy Stockwell how to use a six-shooter, only for the man to embark on a career as a ruthless bounty hunter.
The Cartwrights formulate a plan to rescue their father. Harold J. Stone and Jacqueline Scott guest star. Hoss is looking for a wild stallion for breeding and he chooses a gruff mountaineer Aldo Ray , who is later confronted by the wife Kathryn Hays he left long ago.
Tom Wilson Rory Calhoun , who's an expert in cards and women, saves Adam from drowning. This event begins a friendship that Adam will later regret.
Sam Logan Dan Duryea gets out of prison and tries to avoid those who are certain he's hidden a cache of stolen gold somewhere.
Ben believes him and invites him to stay at the Ponderosa. Hoss befriends suicidal man Waldo Watson George Kennedy , who turns out to be a scapegoat for three men who intend to do him harm.
Richard Shapiro and Esther Mayesh. Ben and Adam capture a known outlaw that tried to hold up the stage they were passengers on.
After this episode, Ben turns down a dime novelist's offer to make the Cartwrights famous, so the novelist gives it to aging Sheriff Laramore Bruce Cabot.
The Cartwrights fall for the schemes of con artist Samuel T. Washburn, nicknamed Square Deal Sam Ernest Truex. Joe and his friend Mitch Devlin Richard Jaeckel are chasing a sheep-killing puma and Joe has to climb a steep slope, but something goes wrong.
Hoss injured traveling circus wrestler Bearcat Samspon Henry Kulky. When the owner of the traveling circus squanders Hoss's winnings in a wrestling match, Joe and Hoss receive an elephant as payment.
Hoss is accused of murdering a scheming businessman, and then has to rely on his new friend, an alcoholic lawyer James Gregory , to clear him.
Joe tries to help half Native American Harry Starr Charles Bronson , who is accused of being a chronic horse thief. Vincent McEveety. Robert V.
A knight in shining armor who calls himself King Arthur Henry Jones scares away bandits trying to rob a stagecoach carrying Adam.
Old Indian Squaw Charlie Anthony Caruso befriends a little girl in spite of the townspeople ridiculing him. After she goes missing, the whole town wants his blood.
Hoss has to stay on a strict diet before a flapjack-eating contest: he has to win against champion Big Ed Simpson Mel Berger.
Joe competes with ranch hand Tuck Warren Vanders for the affections of Lucy Melviney Brenda Scott , an Eastern girl with a thirst for adventure.
Suzanne Clauser. An aspirant ballerina Barrie Chase falls for her teacher and faces resistance from her father, who is a traveling violinist.
Desperate ranchers hire a gunman to take care of rustlers; tragedy follows and Sherman Clegg Earl Holliman is accused of murder.
Herbert L. An eccentric inventor Ed Wynn plans to take flight with his meticulously crafted wings. Hoss tries to help him and his overly-protective granddaughter.
Adam searches for his troublesome lookalike Tom Burns. His search lands him in the Placerville jail. Lola Albright and Elaine Devry guest star.
Aging circus aerialist Guido Borelli Cesar Romero grows jealous of his partner Petina Ilze Taurins 's attraction to Joe, but he's quick to comfort her after a fistfight with her boyfriend Carlo Fabrizio Mioni lands Joe in prison.
A vengeful Englishman comes after Doctor P. Mundy Michael Rennie , nicknamed Professor Poppy, that he blames for the death of his wife.
Virgil Vogel. Adam tries to teach a course in frontier history and learns some unsettling facts about the territory's founders. Everett Sloane , Mariette Hartley and Barry Kelley guest star.
Cousin Muley Jones Bruce Yarnell returns along with hound dogs, but Tracy Ledbetter Sue Ane Langdon claims he stole them from her. Married man Burk Steve Cochran sets a trap to keep Joe away from his wife Joan Freeman , but when his plan backfires and he ends up dead, his twin brother decides to finish the job.
Paul Schneider. Adam tries to help wandering troubadour Howard Mead Hoyt Axton overcome his habit of stealing after he tried to rob Johann Brunner Steve Ihnat and his sister Hilda Susanne Cramer.
After dealing with Hoss' snoring, Adam's guitar playing and Little Joe's courting shenanigans, Ben checks into a hotel to try to get a good night's sleep.
Eddie Firestone and Jean Willes guest star. Note: This episode features the final appearance of Pernell Roberts as Adam Cartwright. Infamous womanizer Lothario Larkin Noah Beery, Jr.
Ex-convict Trace Cordell Tony Young returns to town, but no one is glad to see him, especially Paul Dorn John Conte , the banker he crippled in a bank robbery.
Ranch hand George Whitman Andrew Prine is offered a job on the Ponderosa when he saves Hoss's life, but rumors state that he's a jinx. Ben tries to talk retired opera star Angela Bergstrom Viveca Lindfors into resuming her career on the stage.
Hoss hires recluse Albert 'Patch' Saunders Grant Williams to work on the Ponderosa. After learning about Patch's past, Hoss decides to help him.
Wiley Kane Tommy Sands and his sister Annie Brooke Bundy come to the Ponderosa to work off a debt from when their father Sam Ford Rainey swindled Ben.
John Hawkins and Ward Hawkins. Ben is appointed as a temporary circuit judge, but he faces a dilemma when a man he helped to parole is suspected of robbing the bank.
Tom Tully guest stars. Old teller of tall tales Don Jose Ortega Ramon Novarro claims to have a brass box of land grants that gives him ownership over most of the area around Virginia City, including the Ponderosa.
Ben hires mule skinner Clint Watson Ed Begley and his sons to take nitroglycerin to California. A judge awards horse breeder Jim Acton Gilbert Roland 's beloved prize mare to rancher Sam Whipple Ken Lynch.
Virgil W. The Cartwrights try to help a woman who is the member of a religious group: she is being accused of being possessed and being a witch.
Ina Balin , John Doucette and Victoria Vetri guest star. Hoss protects and becomes attached to a little girl called Lisa Eileen Baral , whose parents were killed in a stagecoach robbery.
Ben must figure which person, all claiming to be Meredith Smith, is the true heir to the estate of Jake Smith, a friend of his who asked him to make sure his estate would be given to a relative.
Robert Colbert , Anne Helm , Strother Martin guest star. One of the Ponderosa's ranch hands plots revenge against the gunfighter-turned-preacher who killed his brother.
Glenn Corbett , Michael Witney and Sue Randall guest star. A woman suspected of being a witch takes refuge on the Ponderosa -- where she amazes the Cartwrights with her ability to see the future.
While recuperating, she predicts a future misfortune for Little Joe. Louise Sorel , Robert McQueeney and Jean Engstrom guest star.
Young rebel Billy Penn Tim Considine has second thoughts about life as an outlaw when the Cartwrights catch him stealing cattle.
A family of outlaws, guided by the mother, Elizabeth Lassiter Marie Windsor , embarks on a kidnapping spree in order to prevent one of their own from being executed.
Skeeter Dexter Eddie Hodges is a boy who loves animals and he helps Hoss take care of a pregnant cow. Skeeter had a brutal stepfather and he is now being blamed by his mother for his father abandonment.
Little Michael Thorpe Clint Howard sets out to find God in the hope that he can heal his gravely wounded father. Joe serves on a jury intent on convicting Terrence O'Toole Liam Sullivan of murder.
A badly injured Indian, affected by prejudice, reacts violently to Hoss's helping hand. Hoss tries to teach him to overcome his hostility to the white man.
Steve Gravers guest stars. Lorne Greene objected to this, pointing out that as the area's largest timber and livestock producer, the family should be less clannish.
The producers agreed with this observation and changed the Cartwrights to be more amiable. Though not familiar stars in , the cast quickly became favorites of the first television generation.
The order of billing at the beginning of the broadcast appeared to be shuffled randomly each week, with no relation whatsoever to the current episode featured that week.
The main cast of actors portraying Cartwrights is listed here in the order of their characters' ages, followed by an array of recurring supporting players:.
Born in Ottawa , Ontario , Canada, to Russian- Jewish parents,   Lorne Greene was chosen to play widowed patriarch Ben Cartwright.
Early in the show's history, he recalls each of his late wives in flashback episodes. A standard practice with most westerns was to introduce some romance but avoid matrimony.
Few media cowboys had on-screen wives. Any time one of the Cartwrights seriously courted a woman, she died from a malady, was abruptly slain, or left with someone else.
Greene appeared in all but fourteen Bonanza episodes. Greene was 44 years old at the beginning of the series while Pernell Roberts and Dan Blocker, who portrayed two of his sons, were both 31, only thirteen years younger.
In , a TV Guide survey listed Ben Cartwright as television's 2 favorite dad. Pernell Roberts played eldest son Adam, an architectural engineer with a university education.
Adam built the impressive ranch house. Despite the show's success, Roberts departed the series after the —65 season episodes and returned to stage productions.
Attempts to replace Adam with Little Joe's maternal half-brother Clay Barry Coe and Cartwright cousin Will Guy "Zorro" Williams , were unsuccessful.
During season five Adam falls for a widow with a young daughter, while making Will Cartwright a central figure. It was Landon, not Roberts, who objected to the infusion of any new Cartwrights.
In mid , the series producers considered inviting Roberts back in the wake of Dan Blocker's death: "One suggestion was to return Pernell Roberts, who had played another Cartwright son when Bonanza first premiered on NBC fourteen years ago.
We only considered that briefly, [producer Richard Collins says] Some people felt it was a logical step—the oldest son returning at a time of family need—but most of us didn't think it would work.
Dan Blocker was 6 feet 4 inches and pounds 1. To satisfy young Adam, Inger and Ben agree to try the nickname Hoss and "see which one sticks. According to producer David Dortort: "Over the years he gave me the least amount of trouble.
In May , Blocker died suddenly from a post-operative pulmonary embolism following surgery to remove his gall bladder.
The producers felt nobody else could continue the role. It was the first time a TV show's producers chose to kill off a young major male character though it was done twice previously with young female leads—in on Make Room For Daddy , and again in with The Real McCoys.
Not until the TV movie Bonanza: The Next Generation was it explained that Hoss had drowned attempting to save a woman's life. According to director Don Richardson who had directed the actor in many episodes, Dan Blocker had a photographic memory, and could memorize the lines by just reading the script once.
Although "big and lovable", Blocker was also tough. Several years after his death, Landon appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and related the following anecdote.
During the shooting of one episode, Blocker's horse stumbled and fell, throwing Blocker and breaking his collarbone. Blocker got up and the bone was actually protruding from his skin.
The crew wanted to call an ambulance but Blocker refused and stuck the bone back in place himself and resumed filming.
At the end of the day he was convinced to go to the hospital where they set the broken bone and gave him strict instructions, no riding for six weeks.
According to Landon, evidently Blocker's horse forgot what it was like to carry the big man during his convalescence because the first time that Blocker swung up into the saddle on his return, the horse collapsed under his weight and the cast and crew collapsed in fits of laughter.
The role of "Little Joe" was given to Michael Landon. He played guest roles on several TV westerns and attained the title role in I Was a Teenage Werewolf.
He portrayed the youngest Cartwright son, whose mother Felicia in the pilot, and later changed to Marie was of French Creole descent. Landon began to develop his skills in writing and directing Bonanza episodes, starting with "The Gamble.
Beginning in , a foundation was being laid to include another "son", as Pernell Roberts was displeased with his character.
In the episode "First Born" , viewers learn of Little Joe's older, maternal half-brother Clay Stafford. The character departed in that same episode, but left an opportunity for a return if needed.
This character's paternity is open to debate. In the flashback episode "Marie, My Love", his father was Jean De'Marigny.
Then in , Lorne Greene released the song "Saga of the Ponderosa",  wherein Marie's previous husband was "Big Joe" Collins, who dies saving Ben's life.
After Ben consoles Marie, the two bond and marry. They choose to honor "Big Joe" by calling their son "Little Joe".
So, whether to Stafford, De'Marigny or Collins, Marie Cartwright was previously married. Little Joe had a son Benjamin 'Benj' Cartwright who was seen in all three Bonanza TV movies.
Veteran character actor Ray Teal essayed the role of Sheriff Roy Coffee on 98 episodes from to His longest-running role was as Sheriff Roy Coffee.
He had also played a sheriff in the Billy Wilder film Ace in the Hole Teal co-starred in numerous TV westerns throughout his career: he appeared five times on Cheyenne , twice on The Lone Ranger , on The Alaskans , a short-lived series starring Roger Moore , three times in different roles on another long-running western series, Wagon Train , on NBC's Tales of Wells Fargo with Dale Robertson , on the ABC western series Broken Arrow , five times on the ABC western comedy Maverick starring James Garner and Jack Kelly , sometimes playing a villain, on the CBS western series The Texan with Rory Calhoun , the NBC western series The Californians , twice on Colt.
Teal was a bit-part player in western films for several years before landing a substantial role in Northwest Passage starring Spencer Tracy.
Another of his roles was as Little John in The Bandit of Sherwood Forest Notable film roles include playing one of the judges in Judgment at Nuremberg with Spencer Tracy, and an indulgent bar owner to Marlon Brando 's motorcycle gang in The Wild One , which was the second of three times that Teal appeared with Brando, having done so already as a drunk in Brando's debut in The Men and later in Brando's only directorial effort, One-Eyed Jacks , as a bartender.
Sheriff Coffee was occasionally the focus of a plot as in the episode "No Less a Man" broadcast March 15, A gang of thieves has been terrorizing towns around Virginia City and the town council wants to replace Coffee, whom they consider over-the-hill, with a younger sheriff before the gang hits town, not realizing that they'd been spared earlier because the gang's leader was wary of Coffee's longevity and only acquiesced to rob the Virginia City bank after extreme pressure from other gang members.
Coffee ends up showing the town that youth and a fast gun don't replace experience. Guy Williams was slated in , the year that Bonanza hit 1 in the ratings, to replace Pernell Roberts upon Roberts' departure, enabling the series to preserve the four-Cartwright format for the run of the series.
His character, Ben's nephew Will Cartwright, was introduced and was the lead character in five episodes, receiving "Starring" billing after the four original rotating Cartwrights during his second appearance going forward, but Roberts changed his mind later and decided to stay for one more season, whereupon Williams found himself pushed out of the part; it was rumored that Michael Landon and Lorne Greene felt threatened by the studio initiating a precedent of successfully replacing one heroic leading man Cartwright with a new one, particularly in view of Williams' popularity with viewers.
Williams had previously portrayed the titular character in Walt Disney 's Zorro television series, and went on to play the lead in Lost in Space , a science fiction television series, after the role in Bonanza ended.
After graduating from the University of Cincinnati , David Canary was offered a left-end position with the Denver Broncos ,  but pursued acting and singing.
In , he joined the cast as "Candy" Canaday, a plucky Army brat turned cowboy,  who became the Cartwrights' confidant, ranch foreman and timber vessel captain.
Dortort was impressed by Canary's talent, but the character vanished in September , after Canary had a contract dispute.
He returned two seasons later after co-star Dan Blocker's death, reportedly having been approached by Landon.
Canary played the character on a total of 93 episodes. Chinese American actor Victor Sen Yung played the Cartwrights' happy-go-lucky cook, whose blood pressure rose when the family came late for dinner.
Cast here as the faithful domestic, the comedy relief character had little to do beyond chores. He once used martial arts to assail a towering family foe.
As a semi-regular cast member, Sen Yung was only paid per episode. After 14 years, he was widely known, but making far less than his Ponderosa peers.
The Hop Sing character was central in only two episodes: "Mark Of Guilt"  and "The Lonely Man" Bonanza series creator David Dortort told the Archive of American Television that the "Hop Sing" character generated massive fandom - "Victor was just absolutely delightful.
He loved the part; he loved doing it. In fact, he began to develop fans, to the extent that I wrote him in as the feature part in a number of shows.
After Canary's departure in mid, and aware of the show's aging demographic, the writers sought a fresh outlet for Ben's fatherly advice.
Fourteen-year-old Mitch Vogel was introduced as Jamie Hunter in "A Matter of Faith" season 12, episode Vogel played the red-haired orphan of a roving rainmaker, whom Ben takes in and adopts later in a episode, called "A Home for Jamie.
During the final season, in —73, Tim Matheson portrayed Griff King, a parolee who tries to reform his life as a worker at the Ponderosa Ranch under Ben Cartwright's tutelage.