At 15, lied about his age and joined the Coast Guard (date approximate)
Made feature film debut at age 18 in Joseph Losey's "Lawless" despite no previous acting experience
First of back-to-back movies with director E A Dupont, "The Steel Lady" followed by "Return to Treasure Island" (1954)
First film with director William Wellman, "Track of the Cat"
Played wholesome soldier in Raoul Walsh's World War II pic "Battle Cry"
Supported John Wayne and Lana Turner as fresh-faced Cadet Wesser in John Farrow's "The Sea Chase"
Starred opposite Natalie Wood in two movies, "The Burning Hills" and "The Girl He Left Behind"
Acted the title role in "Hallmark Hall of Fame" production of "Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates" (NBC)
Reteamed with Wellman for "Hell Bent for Glory"
First credit as song performer, "I'm a Runaway" for "Gunman's Walk"
Delivered a memorable turn as Joe Hardy in George Abbott and Stanley Donen's Faustian tale "Damn Yankees," based on the stage musical; performed the songs "Goodbye Old Girl" and "Two Lost Souls"
Starred in CBS special "Meet Me in St Louis" with Jane Powell, Walter Pidgeon, and Myrna Loy
Played young soldier in love with Sophia Loren in Sidney Lumet's "That Kind of Woman"
Starred as swinging young bachelor Paul Morgan on NBC sitcom "The Tab Hunter Show"
Fit the part as Debbie Reynolds' fiancé in "The Pleasure of His Company," based on the Broadway play
Acted opposite Frankie Avalon in "Operation Bikini"
Fabian replaced Avalon for "Ride the Wild Surf"
Appeared in Tony Richardson's "The Loved One," based on the Evelyn Waugh novel
Provided humorous caricature for John Huston's "The Life and times of Judge Roy Bean"
Turned in topnotch performance as lonely Venice Beach psychopath in Curtis Hanson's directing debut "The Arousers"
Replaced Philip Bruns as George Shumway in "Forever Fernwood," the successor to the syndicated soap spoof "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman"; plastic surgery was the explanation for the character's radically changed looks
Reteamed with Fabian for NBC movie "Katie: Portrait of a Centerfold"
Acted in NBC remake of 1953 film starring Dan Dailey and Anne Bancroft "The Kid From Left Field" opposite Gary Coleman in his TV movie debut
First film with Divine, John Waters' "Polyester"
Appeared in the musical sequel "Grease 2"
Reteamed with Hanson as song performer ("Young Love") for "Losin' It"
Producing debut, Paul Bartel's "Lust in the Dust"; second time acting with Divine
Last film with Divine, Michael Schroeder's "Out of the Dark"; played small bit as taxi driver
Received story credit on David Hemmings' "Dark Horse"; also acted and produced
Appeared as himself in "Wild Bill, Hollywood Maverick: The Life and Times of William A Wellman"
Interviewed for A&E biography "Sophia Loren: Actress Italian Style"
Narrated the documentary "The Best of Hollywood"
Released best-selling autobiography <i>Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star</i>