George Chandler (George Chandler)

George Chandler

George Chandler (June 30, 1898 – June 10, 1985) was an American actor best known for playing the character of “Uncle Petrie Martin” on the CBS television series, Lassie. He was born in Waukegan, Illinois on June 30, 1898. Chandler served in the United States Army during World War I. George Chandler appeared six times in Bill Williams’s western series The Adventures of Kit Carson (1951–1955) in episodes entitled “Law of Boot Hill”, “Lost Treasure of the Panamints”, “Trails Westward”, “The Wrong Man”, “Trail to Bordertown”, and “Gunsmoke Justice”. He guest starred on the Reed Hadley CBS legal drama The Public Defender. He appeared as the character Ames in the two-part episode “King of the Dakotas” in the 1955 NBC western anthology series Frontier. In 1954-1955, he was cast in two episodes of the NBC sitcom It’s a Great Life. He appeared in the 1956 episode “Joey and the Stranger” of the NBC children’s western series, Fury. He was cast as Clay Hunnicutt in the 1957 episode “The Giveaway” of Jackie Cooper’s NBC sitcom, The People’s Choice. In 1958, George Chandler appeared as Cleveland McMasters opposite Marjorie Main as the frontierswoman Cassie Tanner in the episode “The Cassie Tanner Story” on NBC’s Wagon Train.

In the 1960-1961 television season, George Chandler guest starred on an episode of Frank Aletter’s one-season CBS sitcom, Bringing Up Buddy. In the 1961-1962 television season, Chandler co-starred with Robert Sterling, Reta Shaw, Jimmy Hawkins, Burt Mustin, and Christine White in another CBS one-season sitcom, Ichabod and Me. George Chandler died in Panorama City, California of cancer, on June 10, 1985, at the age of eighty-six.

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  • June, 30, 1898
  • USA
  • Waukegan, Illinois


  • June, 10, 1985
  • USA
  • Panorama City, Los Angeles California

Cause of Death

  • cancer


  • Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale)
  • Glendale, California
  • USA

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