- Studied music theory and composition in college, and composed and performed music for several films.
- Served in the U.S. Army for two years in the early 1960s.
- Made his Broadway debut in 1964's The Deputy.
- First film appearance was in Taggart (1965).
- Had not studied martial arts until the Kung Fu series, but he continued to practice it and produced exercise and instructional videos on the subject.
- Authored several books, including an autobiography titled Endless Highway (1995).
- Although his death in 2009 was originally reported as a suicide, further investigation determined that he died of accidental asphyxiation.
- 1973, Emmy — Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Drama, Continuing: Nominee
- 1977, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
- 1974, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
- 1986, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
- 2005, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
- Ardanelle Abigail Carradine — Mother
- Gail Jensen — Ex-wife
- Michael Bowen — Half Brother
- Ever Carradine — Niece
- John Carradine — Father
- Annie Bierman — Wife
- Barbara Hershey — Ex-significant Other
- Bruce Carradine — Brother
- Donna Lee Becht — Ex-wife
- Martha Plimpton — Niece
- Kansas Carradine — Daughter
- Linda Gilbert — Ex-wife
- Tom Carradine — Son
- Calista Carradine — Daughter
- Keith Carradine — Half Brother
- Marina Carradine — Ex-wife
- Robert Carradine — Half Brother
- Christopher Carradine — Half Brother
- Attended Oakland Jr. College, Oakland, California, United States; attended San Francisco State College, San Francisco, California, United States
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