Knowledge Identifier: +Dennis_Weaver
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, as Marshal Sam McCloud on the NBC police drama McCloud, and in the 1971 TV movie Duel, the first film of director Steven Spielberg
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1924.
Countries: United States (75%), California (7%), Colorado (7%)
Linked to: Missouri Southern State University, United States Navy, Universal Studios, NBC
In 1952, Winters aided him in getting a contract from Universal Studios
Weaver had been a vegetarian since 1958 and student of yoga and meditation since the 1960s and a devoted follower of Paramahansa Yogananda, the Indian guru who established the Self Realization Fellowship in the US. He was renowned as an environmentalist, promoting eating lower on the food chain, alternative fuels such as hydrogen and wind power through an educational organization he founded, The Institute of Ecolonomics
Diane Brewster - She guest starred in the premiere in 1964 of Dennis Weaver's series "Kentucky Jones"
Philip Abbott - In 1965, he appeared in Dennis Weaver's NBC sitcom, "Kentucky Jones", in the episode "The Music Kids Make"
J. D. Cannon - An alumnus of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, he is probably best known for his co-starring role of Chief Peter B. Clifford in the television series "McCloud" with Dennis Weaver from 1970 until 1977, for his role as a prisoner in the film "Cool Hand Luke" , and for his role as the witness who cleared Dr. Richard Kimble in "The Judgment", the series finale of "The Fugitive "
Collin Wilcox (writer) - The "urban cowboy" was played by Dennis Weaver in the 1970-1977 TV series McCloud
During the series, in 1971, Weaver appeared in "Duel", a television movie directed by Steven Spielberg
Mariette Hartley - In 1975, she appeared on "McCloud", starring Dennis Weaver entitled "Lady on the Run"
In 1980, he played Dr. Samuel Mudd, who was imprisoned for involvement in the Lincoln assassination, in "The Ordeal Of Doctor Mudd
In 1981, he was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame with the Bronze Wrangler award at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
In February 2002, he appeared on the animated series "The Simpsons" as the voice of aging Hollywood cowboy legend Buck McCoy
In July 2003, Weaver lost a daughter-in-law, Lynne Ann Weaver , in Santa Monica, California, when a car driven at high speed plowed through shoppers at an outdoor bazaar
University of Oklahoma - Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice Steven W. Taylor, the mutual fund manager Michael F. Price, 2006 Miss America Jennifer Berry, former WNBA player and ESPN commentator Stacey Dales, Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen, and actors Van Heflin, Dennis Weaver, Ed_Harris, James Garner, country recording artist Kellie Coffey, actress Olivia Munn, ESPN SportsCenter anchor Dari Nowkhah, actor and musician Christian Kane, and PGA Golf Professional Anthony Kim