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Born: April 7, 1928 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Norman, Oklahoma, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1944:
Signed up for the Merchant Marines at age 16
1945:
Joined his father in Los Angeles to attend high school
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Served in the Army and fought in the Korea War; awarded the Purple Heart after being injured
1954:
Persuaded by high school friend Paul Gregory to take a non-speaking role in the Broadway production of "The Caine Mutiny Court Martial"
1955:
TV debut was a small role in the ABC series, "Cheyenne"
1956:
Cast opposite Natalie Wood and Tab Hunter in "The Girl He Left Behind"
1956:
Made feature acting debut in "Toward the Unknown"
1957:
Appeared with Marlon Brando in "Sayonara"
1957:
Starred as Bret Maverick on the popular ABC Western, "Maverick"; also directed several episodes
1958:
First leading role in a feature film, "Darby's Rangers"
1963:
Cast opposite Doris Day in both "The Thrill of It All" and "Move Over, Darling"
1963:
Joined Steve McQueen in the WWII film, "The Great Escape"
1964:
Cast opposite Julie Andrews in Arthur Hiller's "The Americanization of Emily"
1966:
Cast in John Frankenheimer's racing drama, "Grand Prix"
1967:
Starred as a most impressive Wyatt Earp in John Sturges' "Hour of the Gun"
1969:
Starred in the comedy "Support Your Local Sheriff" from director Burt Kennedy
1971:
Played the title role in the TV Western, "Nichols" (NBC) as an army deserter reluctantly turned sheriff
1974:
Played private investigator Jim Rockford on the popular NBC drama, "The Rockford Files"; also directed several episodes
1981:
Reprised role of professional gambler for the revival series, "Bret Maverick" (NBC)
1982:
Re-teamed with Julie Andrews for Blake Edwards' "Victor/Victoria"
1985:
Played the leading role in the CBS miniseries, "Space"
1985:
Played as a small town pharmacist romancing Sally Field in "Murphy's Romance"; earned Best Actor Oscar and Golden Globe nominations
1986:
Debuted as a producer with the 'Hallmark Hall of Fame' presentation, "Promise" (CBS)
1989:
Co-starred with James Woods (who played the founder of Alcoholics Anonymous) in the CBS TV-movie, "My Name Is Bill W."
1991:
Returned to TV as a con man who fills his late ex-wife's city council seat on the short-lived series, "Man of the People" (NBC)
1994:
Played Zane Cooper in the modern day film version of "Maverick"; starred Mel Gibson as Bret Maverick
1994:
Reprised role of Jim Rockford in a eight highly-rated CBS TV-movies
1995:
Played Captain Call in the CBS miniseries "Streets of Laredo," a sequel to Larry McMurtry's "Lonesome Dove"
1996:
Teamed with Jack Lemmon playing two former presidents in "My Fellow Americans"
2000:
Co-starred with Clint Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones and Donald Sutherland in "Space Cowboys"; also produced and directed by Eastwood
2000:
Had a recurring role on season six of the CBS drama, "Chicago Hope"
2002:
Played a US Supreme Court Justice in the short-lived CBS series, "First Monday"
2003:
Played the father of Sandra Bullock in the film adaptation of "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood"
2003:
Joined the cast of the ABC sitcom, "8 Simple Rules" after the death of John Ritter
2004:
Co-starred with Gene Rowlands as husband and wife in Nick Cassavetes' "The Notebook"; earned a SAG nomination for Supporting Actor
2007:
Played the mysterious Red Stevens in "The Ultimate Gift"
2009:
Lent his voice to the computer animated sci-fi film, "Battle for Terra"

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