Dennis Weaver

Dennis Weaver

81 (passed away Feb. 24th, 2006)
Jun. 4th, 1924
Born in
Joplin, Missouri, USA
6' 2

Dennis Weaver's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Gunsmoke TV Show
Wildfire TV Show
McCloud TV Show
Lonesome Dove: The Series (CA) TV Show
Lonesome Dove: The Series (CA)
Centennial TV Show
Gentle Ben TV Show
Gentle Ben
Emerald Point N.A.S. TV Show
Emerald Point N.A.S.
Stone TV Show
Buck James TV Show
Buck James

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

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William Dennis Weaver was an American actor, best known for his work in television, including his role as Matt Dillon's trusty helper Chester Goode on the long-running western series Gunsmoke.

  • Had three grandchildren, Jennifer, Travis and Jess.
  • Built an Earthship environmental home in Ridgway, Colorado.
  • Almost didn't get the part of "Chester Goode" on _"Gunsmoke" (1955)_ (qv) until he asked for a second chance to read the lines in a humorous, countrified accent and won the role.
  • Died on the same day and at the same age as 'Don Knotts' (qv).
  • (1973-1975) President of Screen Actors Guild (SAG).
  • Was a committed environmentalist; Weaver's home near Santa Fe, NM, is constructed almost entirely out of recycled materials.
  • Inducted (as a cast member of _"Gunsmoke" (1955)_ (qv)) into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1981.
  • Served as the president of "Love Is Feeding Everyone" (LIFE), which fed 150,000 needy people a week in Los Angeles County. Also, founded the Institute of Ecolonomics, which sought solutions to economic and environmental problems.

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