Who was the first actor to play James Bond? The answer to that trivia
question is Barry Nelson who played Bond in a one-hour TV adaptation of
"Casino Royale" in 1954. A live broadcast, this oddity in the James
Bond universe saw Nelson as an American Bond facing down Peter Lorre's
an established actor Nelson worked mostly on the stage over the next
few decades and won a Tony nomination for The Act.
credits include The Shining, Airport and popular television shows
Magnum and Murder She Wrote. I'll remember him best for the creepy
Twilight Zone episode 'Stopover in a Quiet Town'.
in peace Barry and thanks for the memories.