The Most Unforgettable Characters of Western Films and TV

These heroes and villains of these amazing Western TV shows and movies, captured our hearts and imaginations. To this day, they still remain iconic. So saddle up your horse and strap on your rattlesnake boots for this list of favorite Western characters of all time.

Eric “Hoss” Cartwright, Bonanza

When you think of leading characters in Western TV shows and films, this larger than life character, was endearing, warm and often goofy. Hoss Cartwright’s physical comedy, added a perfect character balance to his family of Sierra Nevada cowboys.