Fast Facts

  • Grew up in Philippi, WV.
  • Excelled at football and basketball during his youth, thanks to his height of 6'9".
  • After college worked at a news-radio station in Dallas, TX.
  • Film career began when he provided a voice-over in the 1959 sci-fi film The Angry Red Planet.
  • Sang on the syndicated entertainment show Hollywood A Go-Go in 1965.


  • Margaret Helen — Ex-wife
  • Sandra Griego — Fiancée
  • Cameron Cassidy — Daughter
  • Sean Cassidy — Son


  • Attended West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon, West Virginia, United States; Stetson University, DeLand, Florida, United States (1955)

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  • Birth Name: Theodore Crawford Cassidy
  • Birth Place: Pittsburgh, Pennyslvania, United States
  • Died: January 16, 1979
  • Profession: Actor, Singer

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