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Also Known As: Died: March 11, 2010
Born: September 15, 1940 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Logan, Utah, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1962:
After graduating from Utah State he signed with the Los Angeles Rams for a record amount of $50,000 for two years, plus a signing bonus
1962:
Played defensive tackle for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League
1969:
Made acting debut in the movie, "The Undefeated," opposite John Wayne and Rock Hudson
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Teamed with Dick Enberg as a color commentators for NBC's coverage of the American Football Conference (AFC)
1977:
Played Jonathan Garvey on NBC's long-running series, "Little House on the Prairie"
1980:
Teamed with Enberg for the Rose Bowl Game broadcasts
1981:
Cast as the masquerading priest in "Father Murphy" (NBC); created by Michael Landon
1982:
Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame
1988:
Played the lead role in the short-lived NBC series, "Aaron's Way"

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