Summary: actor who played diffident deputy Chester Goode in the classic TV western Gunsmoke and the canny New Mexico deputy solving New York City crime in McCloud
whose 50-year career included stage plays and movies but his real
success was on TV, where besides his cowboy roles he shared the screen
with a 600-pound black bear on Gentle Ben and faced down a murderous big rig in the early Steven Spielberg TV movie Duel.
Cause of Death: Cancer
Born: June 4, 1924
Died: February 24, 2006
Location: Ridgway, Colorado