Jun 11

Trisstram (Tris) Coffin

Trisstram (Tris) Coffin was another of those fine Republic actors who worked all of the time. He appeared in seven of their cliff-hanger series. He also honed his craft while playing good guys and bad guys in numerous films and then

television series. He had the lead in his own syndicated series “26 Men” which co-starred our good friend, Kelo Henderson. Tris, unfortunately, is known for one of the “big” live TV bloopers. When appearing in the 1954 Climax episode “The Long Goodby,”

Tris’s character is killed, His body is seen lying on the floor, then—thinking that the camera has panned away, the corpse gets up and walks away. Because he was a very good actor, he was rehired the next season for another episode of Climax!

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