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:
  • 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.
  • Was a committed environmentalist; Weaver's home near Santa Fe, NM, is constructed almost entirely out of recycled materials.
  • Lost a daughter-in-law, Lynne Ann Weaver (who was married to his son, 'Robby Weaver (I)' (qv)), to a July 2003 Santa Monica, California, car accident that killed more than eight people.
  • 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.
  • Member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Actors Branch).
  • 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.
  • (1973-1975) President of Screen Actors Guild (SAG).
  • Had three grandchildren, Jennifer, Travis and Jess.


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