Mitch Vogel spills the beans on joining beloved television series ‘Bonanza’

Lorne Greene and Mitch Vogel emblazon their characterizations of Ben “Pa” Cartwright and Jamie Cartwright, respectively, circa June 1970. The autographed inscription reads, “To Eva, Thanks for writing! Love & Life, Best Always, Mitch Vogel ‘Jamie.’” Image courtesy of Eva Foran Mayer / Bonanza Boomers

Former teen cowboy Mitch Vogel may not be a household name, yet his exemplary work during the final three seasons of Bonanza, by far the most popular television series of the 1960s and an unheralded impetus for NBC Universal’s domineering corporate conglomeration, earns deserved mention in a brief interview unveiled today. The red-headed actor clarifies how he…