Mostly Credited As: Hugh Reilly
Date Of Birth: October 30, 1915 (Age 82)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Newark, New Jersey
Date Of Death: July 17, 1998
Cause Of Death: Emphysema
Reilly was born in Newark, New Jersey (USA) on October 30, 1915. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII. After the war, he performed in theater, on the Broadway stage, in films, and on television. He is best remembered as television's Paul Martin, a farmer and the adoptive father of Timmy Martin on the television series Lassie (1958-1964). In later years, Reilly often joined his Lassie co-stars at autograph signings and fan conventions. Reilly fathered three sons Josh, Dave, and Ethan. He died in Burbank, California (USA) on July 17, 1998 of emphysema.
(Photo above: Hugh Reilly at top as Paul Martin with June Lockhart as Ruth Martin, Jon Provost as Timmy Martin, and Lassie, circa 1959.)