Ross Elliott was an American television and film character actor. He began his acting career in the Mercury Theatre, where he performed in Orson Welles' famed radio program, The War of the Worlds.
Throughout his career, Elliott appeared in more than one hundred television programs, including the recurring role of crewman Cort Ryker on the syndicated The Blue Angels, starring Dennis Cross and Don Gordon. Elliott appeared fifty-nine times in a reoccurring role as Sheriff Abbott on NBC's western series, The Virginian. He was cast as Virgil Earp in four episodes in 1958 and 1959 of the ABC/Desilu western series, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, with Hugh O'Brian in the title role of Wyatt Earp, Virgil's younger brother.
In 1958, Elliott played a minister, the Reverend Kilgore in the episode "The Lord Will Provide" of the CBS western series, The Texan, starring Rory Calhoun as Bill Longley, and with Ellen Corby in the role of Katy Clayton. Later that year he played murder victim and title character George Hartley Beaumont in the Perry Mason episode, "The Case of the Corresponding Corpse."