Don Simmons
Don Simmons
Key information
Status Alive
Relationships Ralph Lamb - Friend
Jack Lamb - Friend
Behind the scenes
Portrayed by Gil Birmingham
Season 1
Episode "Pilot"
Don Simmons is a Native American tracker and friend of Ralph Lamb.



Simmons served 11 months in Warm Springs prison for transporting stolen cigarettes. He was released in 1960.[1]

Season 1Edit

He helps Ralph to investigate the murder of Samantha Meade, applying his tracking expertise to the site where her body was found. He identifies motorbike tire tracks at the scene as less than two days old. He is later able to eliminate a motorcycle club as suspects when he proves that the grave at the site was dug on a rainy night, while the club were still in Barstow. His accumen leads to Ralph arresting Bob Perrin for the crime with the bikers as witnesses against him.[1]




Behind the scenesEdit

Don Simmons is a recurring character in the first season. He is played by guest star Gil Birmingham.


Season 1 appearances
"Pilot" "Money Plays" "All That Glitters" "(Il)legitimate" "Solid Citizens"
"The Real Thing" "Bad Seeds" "Exposure" "Episode 9" "Episode 10"
"Episode 11" "Episode 12" "Episode 13"


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Pilot"