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Also Known As: Died: February 24, 2006
Born: June 4, 1924 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Joplin, Missouri, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Raised in Joplin, Missouri
1950:
Co-starred on Broadway in "Come Back, Little Sheba"; later toured in the part
1952:
Signed to a contract by Universal; dropped after one year
1952:
Feature debut, "The Raiders"
1954:
Had early TV appearance in an episode of "Dragnet"
1955:
Co-starred as Chester Goode on the CBS Western "Gunsmoke"; won Emmy
1958:
Offered a fine supporting turn as a very nervous motel clerk in "Touch of Evil"
1962:
Made unsold musical pilot "TV Tonight"; sang and danced in the program
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Starred in the title role of "Kentucky Jones" (NBC)
1967:
Appeared in feature film "Gentle Giant"
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Starred in CBS series "Gentle Ben", based on the feature "Gentle Giant"
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Had title role of "McCloud" (NBC)
1971:
Made TV-movie debut, "Duel", directed by Stephen Spielberg
1971:
Starred opposite Debbie Reynolds in the feature thriller "What's the Matter With Helen?"
1973:
Cast as Abraham Lincoln in "The Great Man's Whiskers" (NBC)
1977:
Released album, "Dennis Weaver"
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Appeared in the NBC miniseries "Centennial"
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Starred in the title role of the ABC series "Stone"
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Headed cast of the CBS drama "Emerald Point, N.A.S."
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Played title role, "Buck James" (ABC)
1991:
Hosted the syndicated series "Backstage at the Zoo"
2000:
Appeared in TNT TV remake of "The Virginian"
2001:
Had recurring role on the ABC summer series "The Beast"

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