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William Dennis Weaver
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Dennis Weaver Fast Facts:
Served during World War II as a Navy pilot.
In 1948, placed sixth in the decathlon at the national tryouts for the Olympics.
First Broadway role was in
Come Back, Little Sheba
Found TV fame as good-natured, limping deputy Chester Goode on
in a role that earned him an Emmy in 1959.
Moved from second-in-command to lead law-enforcer as the title character in the 1970s drama
, in which his character (a New Mexico lawman battling Manhattan criminals) was known for his down-home attitude, summed up in his famous catchphrase, "There ye go."
President of the Screen Actors Guild from 1973 to 1975.
Released several country-music albums.
Received the 1986 Presidential End Hunger Award for cofounding L.I.F.E. (Love Is Feeding Everyone), an organization that provided food to the hungry in L.A.
Has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Was an environmentalist who lived in a solar-powered Colorado home; in 1993, founded the Institute of Ecolonomics, dedicated to the mixing of ecology and economy.
Dennis Weaver Relationships:
Walter Weaver - Father
Lenna Weaver - Mother
Gerry Stowell Weaver - Wife
Rick Weaver - Son
Rusty Weaver - Son
Robby Weaver - Son
Dennis Weaver Awards:
1975 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series - Nominee
1958 Emmy: Best Continuing Supporting Performance by an Actor in a Dramatic or Comedy Series - Nominee
1974 Emmy: Best Lead Actor in a Limited Series - Nominee
1959 Emmy: Best Supporting Actor (Continuing Character) in a Dramatic Series - Winner
University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK (BFA, 1948)
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