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Born: March 18, 1926 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Played with bands
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Worked as a radio announcer while in college
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Acted in summer stock
1950:
Film acting debut, "Rogue River"
1952:
First starring role in a film, "Red Planet Mars"
1953:
Had a memorable supporting role as a German spy in Billy Wilder's "Stalag 17"
1955:
Played a father on the run from the law in Charles Laughton's "The Night of the Hunter"
1955:
Debut as a TV series regular, played the rancher and adoptive single father in NBC's Western series, "Fury" (retitled Brave Stallion in syndication runs)
1960:
Starred in the syndicated Australia adventure series, "Whiplash," as a pioneering stage coach company owner
1963:
Co-starred as Maj. Frank Whittaker in "Court-Martial," the pilot for a military legal series (aired as two episodes of NBC's "Kraft Suspense Theater")
1965:
Reprised role as Maj. Frank Whittaker in "Court-Martial," a mid-season replacement series on ABC
1967:
Joined the cast of the popular espionage series "Mission: Impossible" (CBS) during its second season as special agent Jim Phelps; earned Golden Globe (1969, 1970) and Emmy (1969) nominations for Best Actor
1968:
Starred as Jim Kingsley in "Call to Danger," the initially unaired pilot for "Mission: Impossible," which aired as part of the summer replacement series "Premiere"
1969:
Reprised the role of Jim Phelps in the feature "Mission: Impossible vs. the Mob"
1973:
Hosted and narrated "Strange Places," a syndicated documentary series
1973:
Starred as Douglas Warfield, an undercover federal agent, in the CBS TV-movie pilot, "Call to Danger"
1974:
Miscast as private eye Lew Archer in the pilot, "The Underground Man" (Brian Keith as cast in the subsequent series)
1975:
Starred in the ABC TV-movie, "Dead Man on the Run," as a special government agent
1979:
Appeared as Major Noah Cooper, commander of the Fighting 69th squadron, in the NBC TV series "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century"
1980:
Starred as Captain Oveur in the hit feature comedy, "Airplane!"
1982:
Reprised the role of Captain Oveur for "Airplane II: The Sequel"
1983:
Appeared as Palmer Kirby in the ABC blockbuster miniseries, "The Winds of War"
1988:
Reprised the role of Palmer Kirby for the ABC sequel miniseries, "War and Remembrance"
1988:
Reprised the role of Jim Phelps for the ABC revival of "Mission: Impossible"
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Hosted "Discover: The World of Science," a series of documentary specials on PBS
1989:
Hosted the revival of "Biography," a documentary profile series on A&E
1992:
Narrated the documentary feature, "The Rise & Fall of the Soviet Union"
1994:
Hosted the NBC documentary special, "The Unexplained: Witches, Werewolves & Vampires... Are They Real?"
1994:
Provided the voices of General Sherman and General McClellan for "Smithsonian's Great Battles of the Civil War," a miniseries on The Learning Channel
1997:
Had a recurring role as Colonel John Camden on the WB series, "7th Heaven"
2002:
Parodied his Biography work in the film "Men in Black II," hosting an exposé television show
2009:
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

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