Dennis Weaver

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  • Birth Name: William Dennis Weaver
  • Birth Place: Joplin, MO
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 06/04/1924, Gemini
  • Date of Death: 02/24/2006
  • Profession: Actor; singer
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VIDEO: Ep 403 - Which Doctor

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Ep 403 - Which Doctor
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Length: 51:02
Aired: 3/19/1966

Doc and Festus are abducted by a clan of shabby buffalo hunters. watch

VIDEO: Ep 396 - The Raid, Part Two

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Length: 51:00
Aired: 1/29/1966

After a violent bank robbery, outlaws escape Dodge with a hostage: Doc Adams. Part two of two. watch

VIDEO: Ep 376 - The New Society

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Ep 376 - The New Society
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Length: 51:48
Aired: 5/22/1965

Matt rides into Ridge Town to reopen an old murder case and is met with hostility. watch

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Wildfire: Clip 1
Wildfire: Season 2
Charlotte's Web
Dragnet

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The Virginian
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Two Bits & Pepper
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The Ties That Bind, Part 2
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Year Title Description
2005 Wildfire TV Show Series, Actor - Henry Bergson
2000 The Virginian Movie, Actor - Sam Balaam
2000 Submerged Movie, Actor - Buck Stevens
2000 High Noon Movie, Actor - Mart Howe
1998 Touch Of Evil Movie, Actor - Motel Clerk

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TV Guide Magazine's 60th Anniversary: Record-breaking Photographer Gene Trindl

With a repertoire including Merv Griffin, Steve McQueen, the Monkees and the Brady Bunch, Gene Trindl holds the record for shooting TV Guide Magazine covers — more than 200 of them! We went behind the lens with the late photographer's grandson, Skylar Schofield, who calls Trindl's impressive roster of cover images his "ultimate résumé."

Steve McQueen, Wanted: Dead or Alive, May 30, 1959
"He never really watched too much television, because it was weird for him to see his subjects [as stars], even though that's what he was trying to capture," says Schofield of legendary Hollywood macho man Steve McQueen (posing on our cover for his hit Western Wanted: Dead or Alive). "He really respected people who were true craftsmen."

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The Simpsons Turns 400: We Name the Greatest Guests!

After 18 seasons and 400 episodes, Fox's The Simpsons (Sundays at 8 pm/ET) has attracted more than 350 celebrities to offer their voices to animated doppelgangers. Some have played themselves (Steve Buscemi, anyone?), some new characters (Reese Witherspoon as Rainier Wolfcastle's daughter, for instance), some old characters (Kiefer Sutherland and Mary Lynn Rajskub, who reprise their roles from 24 on May 20) — and in one instance, a mix (Elizabeth Taylor played herself and voiced Maggie's first word). Throughout, producers have attract read more

When It Comes to Ratings, Wildfire Isn't Horsing Around

It's not just the little show that could. ABC Family's Wildfire (Mondays at 8 pm/ET) is the little show that changed an entire cable network. Despite a premise that sounds sappy — troubled girl befriends horse and starts a new life — this series doesn't shy away from the hard topics (drugs, sex, suicide) and has pulled strong ratings, especially with teens and young women, since its 2005 debut. It proved that the channel could be more than just a repository for sugary repeats, and soon ABC Family was launching more original programs with edge (Kyle XY, Fallen, the new Lincoln Heights). Wildfire, which kicked off its third season this month, has already been renewed for a fourth. read more

In the mid-1960s, I think, ...

Question: In the mid-1960s, I think, Dennis Weaver starred in a show where he had an adopted Korean son, lived on a ranch and drove a convertible Mustang. What was the name of it? Thanks.


Answer: That would be the short-lived comedy-drama Kentucky Jones, which ran on NBC for a year beginning in September 1964. Weaver, coming off his nine-year stint as Chester Goode on the classic Gunsmoke, starred as veterinarian Kenneth Yarborough "Kentucky" Jones (he signed his name "K.Y."), who lived on a ranch in Southern Cal.

And the 9-year-old boy of whom you speak, Dwight Eisenhower "Ike" Wong (played by Ricky Der — apparently nifty nicknames were plentiful on this show), was Chinese, not Korean. Kentucky's wife had arranged to adopt the lad and then promptly died, leaving the widower vet to raise him alone.

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Who were the stars of Gentle ...

Question: Who were the stars of Gentle Ben?


Answer: Now, there's a question, Trina. You see, ostensibly Dennis Weaver, Beth Brickell, Clint Howard and Rance Howard were the stars of the CBS series, which ran from September 1967 to August 1969 and focused on the adventures of an Everglades family and their bear pal, Ben. But since it was an Ivan Tors production (Flipper, Daktari), it meant the bear was the real star. In fact, Tors reportedly used to greet the bear before the actors whenever he visited the set because, he said, he had known read more

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