Dennis Weaver

Dennis Weaver

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

Dennis Weaver's Main TV Roles

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

Main Movie Roles

2004 - Home on the Range
1971 - What's the Matter with Helen?
1966 - Duel at Diablo
1958 - Touch of Evil
1954 - Dragnet
1954 - The Bridges at Toko-Ri
1953 - The Man From The Alamo

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Kentucky Jones
26
Sergeant Jay Allen
6
the Sundown Kid
2
Walter Grayson
1
Professor Robert Beardsley
1
Wayne Wandemeir
1
Noah
1
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BIOGRAPHY:

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.


TRIVIA:
  • Born at 8:00am-CDT.
  • 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.
  • Placed 6th in the 1948 Olympic Trials in the Decathlon. 'Bob Mathias' (qv) placed first; Weaver won the final event, the 1500 meter run.
  • He was a struggling actor in Hollywood in 1955, earning $60 a week delivering flowers when he was offered $300 a week for a role in a new CBS television series, _"Gunsmoke" (1955)_ (qv). After nine years as Chester, who he played with a stiff-legged gait, he was earning $9,000 a week.
  • Father of actor 'Robby Weaver (I)' (qv), actor/producer/director 'Rick Weaver (I)' (qv) and 'Rusty Weaver' (qv).
  • 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.
  • Had three grandchildren, Jennifer, Travis and Jess.


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