Fuller is a born western man. Before riding atop his horse Gambler on Wagon Train
, he starred in NBC's Laramie
. In his late life, he has become a horse rancher in northern Texas. Of course, in between, the ruggedly handsome actor played Dr. Kelly Brackett on Emergency!.
In 2008, Fuller was inducted into the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Today, he turns 82.
Though Horton stated he was done with westerns after leaving Wagon Train
, he thankfully returned to the genre in 1965 as the lead in ABC's A Man Called Shenandoah
, in which he played an amnesiac cowboy. Eventually, Shenandoah learns he was a Union soldier. On Wagon Train
, he played a veteran of the Confederacy, if you're keeping track. A successful singer, Horton sang the theme song in his booming voice. Listen to it below as you raise a toast to his 91st birthday.