Trail boss Gil Favor, often called Mr. Favor, is one of the main characters of the series Rawhide. As leader of a cattle drive crew, Favor, who is portrayed by Eric Fleming, is faced with a lot of different challenges throughout the series. He can always count on the men working for him and his men can always count on him. 

Personal lifeEdit

Favor is a widower and father of two daughters, Gillian and Maggie. While he is out working along the Sedalia Trail, Eleanor, his sister-in-law, raises his children in Philadelphia.

Civil WarEdit

During the Civil War, Favor fought with the Confederates. He was a Lieutenant under Colonel Millett and was at the Battle of Fredericksburg. Pete Nolan, who would go on to become scout for his cowboying crew, was there with him. [1]


  1. Season 1, episode 5: Incident on the Edge of Madness