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Also Known As: Died: February 28, 2016
Born: February 18, 1925 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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MILESTONES

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Began acting as a child on stage and in radio appearances
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Served in U.S. Army during WWII; achieved rank of captain
1955:
Made TV debut on "The Phil Silvers Show/Sgt. Bilko" (CBS); also acted as technical adviser
1961:
Feature film debut, "Little Shepard of Kingdom Come"
1964:
TV-movie debut, "See How They Run" (NBC)
1967:
Breakthrough screen role, "Cool Hand Luke"
1971:
TV series debut as regular, Father Samuel Swanson in "Sarge" (NBC)
1975:
Played title role in series "The Blue Knight" (CBS)
1982:
Hosted short-lived public affairs series "Counterattack: Crime in America" (ABC)
1988:
Landed a recurring appearance on CBS drama "Dallas" as Carter McKay
1988:
Cast as Ed Hocken in "The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!"
1991:
Reprised Hocken role in "The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear"
1994:
Third outing as Hocken, "Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult"
1998:
Reprised role for the CBS movie "Dallas: War of the Ewings"
2003:
Joined the cast of "The Young and the Restless" (CBS)
2005:
Cast in Wim Wenders' "Don't Come Knocking" opposite Sam Shepard and Jessica Lange; Shepard wrote screenplay
2010:
Appeared alongside Michael Madsen, David Carradine, and Danny Trejo in "Six Days in Paradise"
2011:
Co-starred in the ensemble family drama "Another Happy Day"

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