Samuel Gardner Melville was an American actor who appeared as a guest star on many popular television programs of the 1960s and 1970s. He portrayed Officer Mike Danko in four seasons of Aaron Spelling's ABC series, The Rookies, and The Bear in the classic surfing movie, Big Wednesday, with Celia Kaye as his unnamed \"bride.\"\nMelville also had a small part in Hour of the Gun playing the role of Morgan Earp. On Gunsmoke and Hawaii Five-O, both on CBS, he played villains as a guest-star. However, on the episode \"A Mule ... Like the Army's Mule\" of the syndicated anthology series Death Valley Days, Melville portrayed United States Army Lt. Jason Beal, who befriended Sandy King, played by Luke Halpin, the youngest member of the Curly Bill Brocius outlaw gang. In 1967, he guest starred in an episode of the CBS western, Dundee and the Culhane.\nMelville again portrayed a villain on CBS's Scarecrow and Mrs. King, and later portrayed Mrs. King's ex-husband and father of her children. Oddly, he had also played earlier opposite Kate Jackson as her husband in The Rookies.