Place of Birth: Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jim Bannon (April 9, 1911 - July 28, 1984) was an actor in radio and Hollywood western films during the 1940s and 1950s. He is best remembered as the fourth cinema Red Ryder from 1949 - 1950. He appeared in numerous western television series, including the 1958 episode "Attack" of Richard Carlson's Mackenzie's Raiders. Bannon was also the first husband of American actor and comedian Bea Benaderet. Their son, Jack Bannon, was a regular on the CBS drama series, Lou Grant, starring Ed Asner. Description above from the Wikipedia article Jim Bannon, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.