- Professional career began on radio shows in Chicago as a teen (when he met his future wife, Joan), including The Brewster Boy and Jack Armstrong, the All-American Boy; and in educational short films for adolescents that covered subjects such as dating etiquette and safe driving.
- In 1950, moved to New York, where he got a break with a part in the 1953 Broadway premiere of Robert Anderson's Tea and Sympathy, directed by Elia Kazan.
- Known for playing Darrin Stephens, wife of Samantha, on the series Bewitched from 1964 to '69; was forced to leave the show due to a debilitating back injury he suffered while filming the 1959 western They Came to Cordura; was replaced on the sitcom by Dick Sargent.
- Although bedridden and broke late in life due to emphysema and back problems, he was a fund-raiser for Acting for Life, a charity he founded in the late 1980s to help the homeless.
- Author of a posthumously published autobiography, The Seesaw Girl and Me: A Memoir; the "Seesaw Girl" of the book's title referred to his wife, whom he called "Joey."
- 1968, Emmy — Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series: Nominee
- Bernard York — Father
- Betty York — Mother
- Matthew York — Son
- Kim — Daughter
- Stacie — Daughter
- Joan Alt — Wife
- Mandy — Daughter
- Vicki — Sister
- Christopher York — Son
- Attended DePaul University, Chicago, IL
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- Birth Name: Richard Allen York
- Birth Place: Fort Wayne, IN
- Died: February 20, 1992
- Profession: Actor
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