Dan played 'Tiny Budinger' in the series Cimarron City, but the series only lasted for 26 episodes.
Dan played the part of Waldo Gronsky in the Sinatra film Lady in Cement.
Dan played a role in the Frank Sinatra movie Come Blow Your Horn.
Dan played an android in the film Outer Space Jitters.
Dan played a bartender in the murder mystery The Girl in Black Stockings.
Dan studied for his B.A. at Sul Ross State College.
Dan attended the Texas Military Institute.
Dan's parents were: Ora and Mary Blocker.
Dan was born in O'Donnell, Texas. O'Donnell is located in West Texas, about 40 miles south of Lubbock. There is a museum located in O'Donnell dedicated to Dan.
Dan's children are: producer David Blocker, actor Dirk Blocker, and identical twins, Danna and Debra.
Dan is interred at the DeKalb Cemetery in DeKalb, Texas.
Dan started and owned the Bonanza steak house restaurant chain.
The Long Goodbye (1973) is dedicated to Dan: "In Memoriam for Dan Blocker". Robert Altman, who had directed many early episodes of Bonanza, had originally cast his friend in the role of Roger Wade, but he died before filming commenced. The role subsequently was filled by Sterling Hayden.
Dan attended and played football for Sul Ross State College, Alpine, Texas, graduating in 1950.
All of his children studied karate under Chuck Norris.
Dan is best known for his portrayal of Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright on the long-running western "Bonanza".
Dan's sudden death was obviously a surprise for his co-workers and friends on the set of Bonanza. The show went on for only one more season after his death.
Dan has four children, and all of their named begin with 'D'.
Dan was drafted and served in the Korean War.