Hoss Cartwright
Dan Blocker as Hoss Cartwright on NBC-TV's "Bonanza".
Biographical information
Full Name: Eric Hoss Cartwright
Occupation: rancher and wrestler and boxer
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: American / Caucasian
Hair color: Sandy brown
Eye color: Blue
Born: c.1836
Died: c. 1875(?)
Family/Relatives: Ben Cartwright (father)
Inger Cartwright (mother)
Marie Cartwright (step mother)
Adam Cartwright (half brother)
Little Joe Cartwright (half brother)
Jamie Hunter Cartwright (adopted brother)
Gunner Borgstrom (uncle)
Spouse None
Romances/Domestic Partners:  ????
Children: None
Appeared on: Bonanza (TV Series)
First Episode: "A Rose for Lotta" (Series pilot)
Last Episode: "One Ace Too Many" (Season 13 finale)
Portrayed by: Dan Blocker

Eric "Hoss" Cartwright may be intimidating to anyone who first sets eyes on him, but the expression "a gentle giant" applies perfectly to his case. Hoss, when one digs down deep to know him, is loveable and gentle, and for this reason his younger brother, Joe, always pulls him into crazy schemes that does more harm than good. Though he is quite immature, he loves beautiful things and horses. Women of the town always look past him at Adam or Joe, but those who find time to love a giant will find a jewel so rare it will surprise them greatly. Hoss is living proof that a handsome man can come in any size.


See Appearances by Hoss Cartwrightwith Walter.


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