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:
  • Gave his character Chester on _"Gunsmoke" (1955)_ (qv) a bad leg and a limp out of fear that he would not be noticed when playing scenes with the 'James Arness' (qv), who stood 6'6" tall, unless his character had an unusual trait that would call attention to him.
  • Placed 6th in the 1948 Olympic Trials in the Decathlon. 'Bob Mathias' (qv) placed first; Weaver won the final event, the 1500 meter run.
  • 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.
  • '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."
  • Built an Earthship environmental home in Ridgway, Colorado.
  • Father of actor 'Robby Weaver (I)' (qv), actor/producer/director 'Rick Weaver (I)' (qv) and 'Rusty Weaver' (qv).
  • 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.
  • Had three grandchildren, Jennifer, Travis and Jess.


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