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Gunsmoke was a CBS network western drama series created by Norman Macdonnell and John Meston.

The series aired from September 10, 1955 to March 31, 1975, lasting for 14 seasons & 402 episodes.

It also aired as a radio show from April 26, 1952 to June 18, 1961.


The series centered on Marshal Matt Dillon as he tries to prevent lawlessness from overtaking Dodge City, Kansas.


  • James Arness as U.S. Marshal Matt Dillon
  • Milburn Stone as Dr. Galen "Doc" Adams, M.D.
  • Amanda Blake as Kathleen "Kitty" Russell
  • Dennis Weaver as Chester B. Goode (1955-1964)
  • Burt Reynolds as Quint Asper (1962–1965)
  • Ken Curtis as Festus Haggen (1964–1975)
  • Roger Ewing as Deputy Marshal Clayton Thaddeus "Thad" Greenwood (1965–1967)
  • Buck Taylor as Newly O'Brian (1967–1975)