Scott Marlowe spent his early career appearing as dysfunctional teenagers in '50s melodramas like "The Scarlet Hour" and "The Young Guns," which mixed a traditional western setting with a cast of disaffected youths who gravitate towards a life of crime. As he grew out of these roles, he became a familiar face on many TV westerns, portraying a naive Austrian nobleman in a memorable episode of "Have Gun - Will Travel," landing a role as outlaw John Wesley Hardin on the long-running serial "Bronco," and scoring minor roles on the award-winning series "Gunsmoke." In 1966, Marlowe began the first of many appearances on the government-approved political drama "The F.B.I.," which portrayed the agency as populated with decent, hard-working agents and became a critical and commercial success. Marlowe next joined the cast of the boardroom drama "Executive Suite," about the personal and political dealings of a powerful California corporation; after the show was canceled at the end of its first season, he embarked on a string of TV guest roles. He worked steadily through the '80s on shows like the cop drama "T.J. Hooker" and the family sitcom "Perfect Strangers," but he didn't land another regular role until he was cast as the powerful Michael Burke on the 1994 series "Valley of the Dolls," based on the best-selling Jacqueline Susann novel about the drugged and depressed lives of a group of New York City-based women.