Can you name all these doctors from 1960s television?

They worked everywhere from the Wild West to Outer Space.


Image: Medical Center / MGM Television

Everyone needs a good doctor, even fictional characters. The medical drama first became popular in the Sixties, as soap operas (General Hospital, The Doctors) and primetime series (Medical CenterThe Bold Ones: The New Doctors) saw the story potential in hospitals.

But doctors could be found everywhere, from Dodge City to Federation starships. There were memorable medical professionals on sitcoms, sci-fi, and beyond.

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  1. Everyone called him Bones, but this 'Star Trek' doc was named…?
  2. Former 'Father Knows Best' father Robert Young began playing this doctor in 1969. It was the top-rated TV show in 1970.
     Image: The Everett Collection
  3. Richard Chamberlain starred as this handsome doc working in Blair General Hospital.
     Image: The Everett Collection
  4. Most folks in Dodge City simply called him "Doc," but this 'Gunsmoke' character was named…?
  5. Vincent Edwards headlined this medical drama.
     Image: CBS Television Distribution
  6. Bernard Fox popped up when called on 'Bewitched' as this doctor.
     Image: Sony Pictures Television
  7. Grayson Hall joined the cast of 'Dark Shadows' in 1967 as this character. Helena Bonham Carter played her in the 2012 movie reboot.
  8. Hayden Rorke was billed in the opening credits of 'I Dream of Jeannie' as this character.
     Image: Sony Pictures Television
  9. Fred Clark appeared on several episodes of 'The Beverly Hillbillies' as this doctor.
  10. Lee Meriwether portrayed this electrobiologist on the sci-fi series 'The Time Tunnel.'
  11. Chad Everett starred as this Los Angeles surgeon in the drama 'Medical Center.'
     Image: MGM Television
  12. Finally, before Bones joined the crew, Paul Fix played this chief medical officer of the U.S.S. Enterprise in the 'Star Trek' episode "Where No Man Has Gone Before."

Can you name all these doctors from 1960s television?

Your Result...

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TheFanFromUNCLE 37 months ago
Ñever watched The Beverly Hillbillies. 11/12.
CaptainDunsel 47 months ago
That's the prescription!
#9 was purely a lucky guess. The rest I knew.
Dudeman 48 months ago
Did anyone else notice one of the choices on Question 9 was Dr. Douglas Howser? One of the youngest doctors on TV, but not one of the shows featured in this quiz ;-)
EllisClevenger 48 months ago
You got 10 out of 12
You should be the one with "M.D." after your name — Most Deductive!
You can't answer correctly, if you didn't watch the program.
Missed #7 and #12.
JERRY6 48 months ago
0 missed gannon why i thought brakket that was emergency or something?
dethLSMO89 50 months ago
7 out of 12. Most of these shows were b4 my time. I agree. Dr. Bombay was the best of all of them. He was funny all the time!
JDnHuntsvilleAL 50 months ago
Of all of these, Dr. Bombay was definitely the best. ;0
McBeeveeHere 50 months ago
11/12.... I guessed at half of them.. 😉
BrentwoodJon 50 months ago
10 out of 12
Paul Fix on Star Trek?
BrentwoodJon 50 months ago
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rfjindra BrentwoodJon 4 months ago
Part of the first pilot.
duffer77 50 months ago
Finally a better than 4 of something. 10 of 12. Not bad
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