The Trouble with Jamie

The Trouble with Jamie

Air Date: March 20, 1966

Written by: Helen B. Hicks

Directed by: R.G. Springsteen

Guest Stars: Michael Burns (Jamie), Ross Elliott (Matthew), Tracy Olsen (Elizabeth)

The son of Ben’s cousin learns a few life lessons from the Cartwrights.

Trivia: This was the first of Michael Burns’ two appearances in the series; he also appeared in the Season 8 episode ‘Napoleon’s Children.’ He was familiar to television audiences of the early 1960s as the teenage character Barnaby West on the popular TV series Wagon Train.

Burns left acting in his 20s to pursue his interest in history. He went on to a distinguished career as a historian, writer, and college professor. He is now retired and raising thoroughbred horses in Kentucky.