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
Gentle Ben TV Show
Gentle Ben
Emerald Point N.A.S. TV Show
Emerald Point N.A.S.
Buck James TV Show
Buck James
Stone TV Show
Stone
 

Main Movie Roles

2004 - Home on the Range
1966 - Duel at Diablo
1958 - Touch of Evil
1954 - Dragnet
1954 - The Bridges at Toko-Ri

Guest TV Roles

[none found]



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:
  • Vegetarian.
  • In 1958, he formed a singing trio with 'Milburn Stone' (qv) and 'Amanda Blake (I)' (qv). In 1960, the trio broke the house record for the Albuquerque Arena during the New Mexico State Fair.
  • 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.
  • Died on the same day and at the same age as 'Don Knotts' (qv).
  • Was a committed environmentalist; Weaver's home near Santa Fe, NM, is constructed almost entirely out of recycled materials.
  • 'Shelley Winters' (qv) gave him one of his first real breaks by helping him get a part in a stage production of "Come Back, Little Sheba."
  • 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.
  • 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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