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Dennis Weaver
Birthday: June 4, 1924

Birth Place: Joplin, Missouri, USA
Height: 6' 2"

Below is a complete filmography (list of movies he's appeared in) for Dennis Weaver. If you have any corrections or additions, please email us at corrections@actorsofhollywood.com. We'd also be interested in any trivia or other information you have.



A track star at the University of Oklahoma, Dennis Weaver went on to serve as a Navy Pilot during World War II. After failing to make the 1948 U.S. decathalon Olympic team, Weaver accepted the invitation of his college chum Lonny Chapman to give the New York theatre world a try. He understudied Chapman as "Turk Fisher" in the Broadway production Come Back Little Sheba, eventually taking over the role in the national company. Deciding that acting was to his liking, Weaver enrolled at the Actors' Studio, supporting his family by selling vacuum cleaners, tricycles and ladies' hosiery. On the recommendation of his Actors' Studio classmate Shelley Winters, Weaver was signed to a contract at Universal studios in 1952, where he made his film debut in The Redhead From Wyoming (1952). Though his acting work increased steadily over the next three years, he still had to take odd jobs to make ends meet. He was making a delivery for the florist's job where he worked when he was informed that he'd won the role of deputy Chester Goode on the TV adult western Gunsmoke. So as not to be continually upstaged by his co-star James Arness (who, at 6'7", was five inches taller than the gangly Weaver), he adopted a limp for his character—a limp which, along with Chester's reedy signature line "Mis-ter Diillon" and the deputy's infamously bad coffee, brought Weaver fame, adulation and a 1959 Emmy Award. Though proud of his work on Gunsmoke—"I don't think any less seriously of Chester than I did about King Lear in college"—Weaver began feeling trapped by Chester sometime around the series' fifth season. Having already proven his versatility in his film work (notably his portrayal of the neurotic motel night clerk in Orson Welles' Touch of Evil [1958]), Weaver saw to it that the Gunsmoke producers permitted him to accept as many "outside" TV assignments as his schedule would allow. Twice during his run as Chester, Weaver quit the series to pursue other projects. He left Gunsmoke permanently in 1964, whereupon he was starred in the one-season "dramedy" series Kentucky Jones (1965). In 1967, he headlined a somewhat more successful weekly, Gentle Ben (1967-69) in which he and everyone else in the cast played second fiddle to a trained bear (commenting upon his relationship with his "co-star", Weaver replied "I liked him, but it was a cold relationship...Ben didn't know me from a bag of doughnuts.") The most successful of Weaver's post-Gunsmoke TV series was McCloud, in which, from 1970 to 1977, he played deputy marshal Sam McCloud, a New Mexico lawman transplanted to the Big Apple. In addition to his series work, Weaver has starred in several made-for-TV movies over the past 25 years, the most famous of which was the Steven Spielberg-directed nailbiter Duel (1971). Dennis Weaver is the father of actor Robby Weaver, who co-starred with his dad on the 1980 TV series Stone.

Movie Credits
Guilty (2005)
Mothers (2005)
Trust (2005)
[ Dee Bradley Baker ]
Pilot (2005)
[ John Rhys-Davies ][ Chris O'Donnell ][ Adam Goldberg ][ Bruce Davison ][ Chi McBride ]
Home on the Range (2004)
[ Steve Buscemi ][ Cuba Gooding Jr. ][ Randy Quaid ][ Patrick Warburton ][ Tom Arnold ]
Travinia: Part 1 (2001)
Submerged (2000)
[ Maxwell Caulfield ][ Fred Williamson ][ Michael Bailey Smith ][ Andrew Stevens ][ Brent Huff ]
High Noon (2000)
[ Michael Madsen ][ Tom Skerritt ]
The Virginian (2000)
[ Bill Pullman ][ John Savage ][ Harris Yulin ]
Escape from Wildcat Canyon (1998)
Stolen Women, Captured Hearts (1997)
[ Patrick Bergin ]
Seduction in a Small Town (1997)
[ G.W. Bailey ]
Telluride: Time Crosses Over (1997)
Voyeur II (1996)
[ David Groh ]
Two Bits & Pepper (1995)
Greyhounds (1994)
[ Pat Morita ][ Robert Guillaume ]
O Western Wind: Part 1 (1994)
[ Graham Greene ][ Billy Dee Williams ][ Robert Culp ]
When Wilt Thou Blow: Part 3 (1994)
[ Graham Greene ][ Robert Culp ]
Mastergate (1992)
[ Pat Morita ][ Jerry Orbach ][ David Ogden Stiers ][ Burgess Meredith ][ Bruno Kirby ]
The Return of Sam McCloud (1989)
[ Roger Rees ]
Disaster at Silo 7 (1988)
[ Peter Boyle ][ Ken Jenkins ][ Perry King ][ Christian Clemenson ]
Bluffing It (1987)
[ Robert Sean Leonard ]
Headin' Home for the Holidays (1986)
[ Ed Begley Jr. ]
A Winner Never Quits (1986)
[ Ed O'Neill ][ Keith Carradine ][ G.W. Bailey ]
Going for the Gold: The Bill Johnson Story (1985)
[ Anthony Edwards ]
Cocaine: One Man's Seduction (1983)
[ James Spader ][ Jeffrey Tambor ]
Don't Go to Sleep (1982)
[ Aaron Spelling ]
The Day the Loving Stopped (1981)
Amber Waves (1980)
[ Kurt Russell ][ Wilford Brimley ]
The Ordeal of Dr. Mudd (1980)
The Ordeal of Patty Hearst (1979)
[ Robert Englund ]
Stone (1979)
[ Vic Morrow ][ Pat Hingle ]
Ishi: The Last of His Tribe (1978)
[ Robert Urich ]
The Islander (1978)
[ Robert Vaughn ]
Intimate Strangers (1977)
[ Larry Hagman ][ Tyne Daly ]
Cry for Justice (1977)
[ Larry Hagman ][ Robert Culp ]
Night of the Shark (1976)
The Day New York Turned Blue (1976)
Our Man in the Harem (1976)
The John Denver Special (1976)
Three Guns for New York (1975)
Terror on the Beach (1973)
Female Artillery (1973)
Rolling Man (1972)
[ Slim Pickens ][ Aaron Spelling ]
The Great Man's Whiskers (1972)
[ John Hillerman ]
Duel (1971)
The Forgotten Man (1971)
What's the Matter with Helen? (1971)
A Man Called Sledge (1970)
[ James Garner ][ Claude Akins ]
McCloud: Who Killed Miss U.S.A.? (1970)
[ Raul Julia ]
Mission Batangas (1968)
Gentle Giant (1967)
[ Clint Howard ]
Gallegher Goes West: Showdown with the Sundown Kid (1966)
[ Peter Graves ]
Way... Way Out (1966)
[ Jerry Lewis ][ James Brolin ][ Brian Keith ][ Dick Shawn ]
Duel at Diablo (1966)
[ James Garner ][ Sidney Poitier ][ Richard Farnsworth ][ Johnny Crawford ]
The Crusading Reporter (1966)
[ Peter Graves ]
Once a Haggen (1964)
[ Slim Pickens ]
Prairie Wolfer (1964)
The Glory and the Mud (1964)
[ James Best ]
Extradition: Part 2 (1963)
The Gallant Hours (1960)
Touch of Evil (1958)
[ Orson Welles ][ Charlton Heston ][ Joseph Cotten ][ Keenan Wynn ]
Navy Wife (1956)
Storm Fear (1955)
Chief Crazy Horse (1955)
[ Victor Mature ]
Seven Angry Men (1955)
[ Jeffrey Hunter ][ James Best ][ Dabbs Greer ]
Ten Wanted Men (1955)
[ Lee Van Cleef ][ Randolph Scott ]
The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1955)
[ William Holden ][ Mickey Rooney ]
The Big Bible (1954)
The Big Present (1954)
The Big Bar (1954)
The Big Plant (1954)
Dragnet (1954)
Dangerous Mission (1954)
[ Vincent Price ][ Victor Mature ][ William Bendix ]
Column South (1953)
[ James Best ]
Law and Order (1953)
[ Ronald Reagan ]
It Happens Every Thursday (1953)
The Mississippi Gambler (1953)
[ Tyrone Power ]
The Lawless Breed (1953)
[ Rock Hudson ][ Lee Van Cleef ]
The Redhead from Wyoming (1953)
[ Maureen O'Hara ]
War Arrow (1953)
[ Maureen O'Hara ]
The Nebraskan (1953)
[ Lee Van Cleef ]
The Golden Blade (1953)
[ Rock Hudson ]
The Raiders (1952)
Horizons West (1952)
[ Rock Hudson ][ James Arness ][ Raymond Burr ][ Robert Ryan ]
Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show (0)
Last Stand (0)


  • Was a track and field athlete from the University of Oklahoma.
  • Placed 6th in the 1948 Olympic Trials in the Decathlon. Bob Mathias placed first; Weaver won the final event, the 1500 meter run.
  • Born at 8:00am-CST
  • Shelley Winters gave him one of his first real breaks by helping him get a part in a stage production of "Come Back, Little Sheba."
  • In 1958, he formed a singing trio with Milburn Stone and Amanda Blake. In 1960 the trio broke the house record for the Albuquerque Arena during the New Mexico State Fair.
  • President of Screen Actors Guild (SAG). [1973-1975]
  • Had three grandchildren, Jennifer, Travis and Jess
  • Had three sons, Rick, Robby and Rusty
  • Vegetarian
  • Was a committed environmentalist, Weaver's home near Santa Fe, N.M., is constructed almost entirely out of recycled materials.
  • Father of actor Robby Weaver, actor/producer/director Rick Weaver and Rusty Weaver.
  • His 2001 autobiography is called "All the World's a Stage".
  • Lost a daughter-in-law, Lynne Ann Weaver (who was married to his son, Robby), to the July 2003 Santa Monica, California car accident that killed more than 8 people.
  • Inducted (as a cast member of "Gunsmoke" (1955)) into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1981.
  • Gave his character Chester on "Gunsmoke" (1955) a bad leg and a limp out of fear that he would not be noticed when playing scenes with the 6' 7" James Arness unless his character had an unusual trait that would call attention to him.
  • Almost didn't get the part of Chester Goode on "Gunsmoke" 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.
  • He was a struggling actor in Hollywood in 1955, earning a week delivering flowers when he was offered 0 a week for a role in a new CBS television series, "Gunsmoke" (1955) After nine years as Chester, who he played with a stiff-legged gait, he was earning ,000 a week.
  • Died on the same day and at the same age as Don Knotts.
  • Member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Actors Branch)

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