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Dennis Weaver
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Weaver in 1997
President of the Screen Actors Guild
In office
1973–1975
Preceded by John Gavin
Succeeded by Kathleen Nolan
Personal details
Born (1924-06-04)June 4, 1924
Joplin, Missouri, U.S.
Died February 24, 2006(2006-02-24) (aged 81)
Ridgway, Colorado, U.S.
Resting place Cremated
Spouse(s)
Gerry Stowell (m. 1945–2006)
Occupation Actor

William 'Billy' Dennis Weaver (June 4, 1924 – February 24, 2006) was an American actor. He was best known for his work in television. His TV roles included Chester Goode on the long-running western series Gunsmoke, Marshal Sam McCloud on the NBC police drama McCloud. He was in the 1971 TV movie Duel. He has won an Emmy Award in 1959.

Weaver was born on June 4, 1924 in Joplin, Missouri. He studied at Joplin Junior College and at the University of Oklahoma. He was married to Gerry Stowell from 1945 until his death in 2006. They had three children. Weaver died of complications of cancer at his home in Ridgway, Colorado on February 24, 2006.

Movies

  • The Lawless Breed (1953)
  • War Arrow (1953)
  • Dangerous Mission (1954)
  • Dragnet (1954)
  • Ten Wanted Men (1955)
  • Seven Angry Men (1955)
  • Chief Crazy Horse (1955)
  • Navy Wife (1956)
  • Touch of Evil (1958)
  • The Gallant Hours (1960)
  • Duel at Diablo (1966)
  • Gentle Giant (1967)
  • Gentle Ben (1967–1969) (TV)
  • Mission Batangas (1968)
  • McCloud:Who Killed Miss U.S.A? (1970) (TV)
  • A Man Called Sledge (1970)
  • Duel (1971)
  • Terror on the Beach (1973)
  • Cry For Justice (1977)
  • Don't Go to Sleep (1982)
  • Cocaine: One Man's Seduction (1983)
  • Two Bits & Pepper (1995)
  • Escape from Wildcat Canyon (1998)
  • Submerged (2000) with Coolio, Maxwell Caulfield, Brent Huff and Nicole Eggert
  • Home on the Range (2004)
  • Wildfire(2005)

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