Merlin Olsen, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Merlin Olsen

American football player and actor

Date of Birth: 15-Sep-1940

Place of Birth: Logan, Utah, United States

Date of Death: 11-Mar-2010

Profession: actor, television actor, American football player

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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About Merlin Olsen

  • Merlin Jay Olsen (; September 15, 1940 – March 11, 2010) was an American football player, announcer, and actor.
  • He played his entire 15-year professional football career in National Football League (NFL) as a defensive tackle with the Los Angeles Rams.
  • He was selected to the Pro Bowl a record 14 straight times, missing selection only in the last year of his career.
  • This record of 14 seasons selected to play in the Pro Bowl, consecutive or otherwise, is shared with current New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, former offensive lineman Bruce Matthews, former tight end Tony Gonzalez, and former quarterback Peyton Manning.
  • A recipient of the 1961 Outland Trophy as the best lineman in college football, Olsen is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the College Football Hall of Fame.
  • As an actor, he portrayed farmer Jonathan Garvey on Little House on the Prairie.
  • After leaving that series, he starred in his own NBC drama, Father Murphy.

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