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Also Known As: Died: November 21, 1993
Born: January 22, 1934 Cause of Death: prostate cancer
Birth Place: San Francisco, California, USA Profession: Cast ...
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After completing military service, began career as a male model and a performer in TV commercials
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Worked in industrial films for Chrysler and General Motors
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Made stage debut in a Detroit Civic Theater production of "The Boy Friend"
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Spotted in an acting workshop; appeared in the early 1960s on the sitcoms "Dobie Gillis" and "The Joey Bishop Show"
1962:
Made feature film debut in a bit part in "Lonely Are the Brave"
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Received critical acclaim for his role in the musical "Maxx" at the Coronet Theater in Los Angeles; led to a role in a 13-month run of the farce "Under the Yum Yum Tree" in Los Angeles
1963:
Played Tim O'Hara on the popular CBS sitcom, "My Favorite Martian"
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Performed in the national company of "The Fantasticks"
1968:
Last feature film for seven years, "Speedway", starring Elvis Presley and Nancy Sinatra
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Acted on Broadway in "The Paisley Convertible"
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Played Tom Corbett on the popular ABC comedy-drama, "The Courtship of Eddie's Father"; also made his debut as a TV director on a number of episodes
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Directed episodes of the popular detective drama, "Mannix"
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Formed his own production company, B&B Productions
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Played Anthony Blake on the NBC adventure series, "The Magician"
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Was one of the celebrity panelists on the syndicated revamp of the 1950s game show, "Masquerade Party"
1975:
Earliest TV-movies directed includes "The Barbary Coast", the pilot for the TV series
1975:
Returned to feature films after a seven-year absence to play a leading role in "The Apple Dumpling Gang"
1977:
Starred as Dr. David Bruce Banner in the TV-movie, "The Incredible Hulk", which led to the series
1977:
Last feature film appearance, playing himself in the episodic spoof "The Kentucky Fried Movie"
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Reprised his role as Banner for the popular CBS adventure series, "The Incredible Hulk"
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Hosted the PBS children's series, "Once Upon a Classic"
1982:
Hosted the short-lived CBS magazine show, "The Book of Lists"
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Executive produced and directed episodes of the CBS sitcom, "Goodnight, Beantown"; also starred as Matt Cassidy
1986:
Hosted the syndicated romance anthology program, "True Confessions", based on the magazine publication
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Executive produced three "Hulk" films in which he reprised the role of Dr. David Banner: "The Incredible Hulk Returns" (1988), "The Trial of the Incredible Hulk" (1989) and "The Death of the Incredible Hulk" (1990); also directed the latter two
1991:
Underwent surgury for prostate cancer
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Cancer reappeared five months later; spread to hip bone
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Was the regular episode-to-episode director of the popular NBC teen sitcom, "Blossom"
1993:
Directed last TV-movie, "The Woman Who Loved Elvis"

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