Dennis Weaver

Actor · Director · Writer
IVA Star Rating : 67
William Dennis Weaver was an American actor and former president of the Screen Actors Guild, best known for his work in television and films from the early 1950s until not long before his death in 2006. Weaver's two most famous roles were as Marshal Matt Dillon's trusty partner Chester Goode/Proudfoot on the CBS western Gunsmoke and as Deputy Marshal... read more

William Dennis Weaver was an American actor and former president of the Screen Actors Guild, best known for his work in television and films from the early 1950s until not long before his death in 2006. Weaver's two most famous roles were as Marshal Matt Dillon's trusty partner Chester Goode/Proudfoot on the CBS western Gunsmoke and as Deputy Marshal Sam McCloud on the NBC police drama McCloud. He starred in the 1971 television film Duel, the first film of director Steven Spielberg. He is also remembered for his role as the twitchy motel attendant in Orson Welles' film Touch of Evil (1958).

Birth Name

William Dennis Weaver

Born

Wednesday, 04 June 1924

Died

Friday, 24 February 2006

Actor Filmography

Spielberg Self - Segment "Duel" 2017
Welcome to the Basement David Mann 2012
Pioneers of Television Dep. Chester Goode from Gunsmoke / Self 2008
Wildfire Henry Ritter / Henry, Henry, Henry Ritter 2005
'Duel': A Conversation with Director Steven Spielberg David Mann in "Duel". 2004
Home on the Range Abner (voice) / Abner 2004
The Beast Walter McFadden 2001
Weakest Link Self 2001
Submerged Buck Stevens 2000
High Noon Mart Howe 2000
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

Spielberg Self - Segment "Duel" 2017
Welcome to the Basement David Mann 2012
Pioneers of Television Dep. Chester Goode from Gunsmoke / Self 2008
Wildfire Henry Ritter / Henry, Henry, Henry Ritter 2005
'Duel': A Conversation with Director Steven Spielberg David Mann in "Duel". 2004
Home on the Range Abner (voice) / Abner 2004
The Beast Walter McFadden 2001
Weakest Link Self 2001
Submerged Buck Stevens 2000
High Noon Mart Howe 2000
The Virginian Sam Balaam 2000
Family Law Judge Richard Lloyd 1999
Television: The First Fifty Years Self - Interviewee / Chester Goode 1999
Escape from Wildcat Canyon Grandpa Flint 1998
The Best of Hollywood Self - Interview 1998
Seduction in a Small Town Sam Jenks 1997
Stolen Women, Captured Hearts Captain Farnsworth 1997
Two-Bits & Pepper Sheriff Pratt 1995
Lonesome Dove: The Series Buffalo Bill Cody 1994
Touched by an Angel Emmett Rivers 1994
Mastergate Dale Burden / Vice President Dale Burden 1992
Earth and the American Dream Reader 1992
One on One with John Tesh Self - Guest 1991
Captain Planet and the Planeteers Dusty, Josh 1990
The Simpsons Buck McCoy 1989
The Return of Sam McCloud Sam McCloud 1989
Disaster at Silo 7 Sheriff Ben Harlen 1988
Buck James Dr. Buck James 1987
Bluffing It Jack Duggan 1987
Citizen Steve Self 1987
Star's Table Self 1986
A Winner Never Quits Mr. Wyshner 1986
Going for the Gold: The Bill Johnson Story Wally Johnson 1985
Super Password Self - Celebrity Contestant 1984
Emerald Point N.A.S. Rear Adm. Thomas Mallory 1983
Cocaine: One Man's Seduction Eddie Gant 1983
Don't Go to Sleep Phillip 1982
Tom Cottle: Up Close Self 1982
Magnum, P.I. Lacy Fletcher - Present Day 1980
The Ordeal of Dr. Mudd Dr. Samuel A. Mudd 1980
Amber Waves Elroy 'Bud' Burkhardt 1980
The Big Show Self - Host 1980
The Toni Tennille Show Self 1979
Stone Det. Sgt. Daniel Stone, Daniel Ellis Stone 1979
The Ordeal of Patty Hearst Charles Bates 1979
Ishi: The Last of His Tribe Professor Benjamin Fuller / Prof. Benjamin Fuller 1978
Pearl Col. Jason Forrest 1978
Centennial R.J. Poteet 1978
Intimate Strangers Donald Halston 1977
The Incredible Hulk David Mann 'Scenes from Duel' 1977
The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries Himself 1977
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Dennis Weaver Self 1976
Lola! Self 1975
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Orson Welles Himself 1975
Cher Self - Guest 1975
Dinah! Self 1974
Terror on the Beach Neil Glynn 1973
Police Story Sgt. Ted Bentley 1973
Female Artillery Deke Chambers 1973
Rolling Man Lonnie McAfee 1972
Duel David Mann 1971
The Forgotten Man Lt. Joe Hardy 1971
The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour Various Characters / Self 1971
What's the Matter with Helen? Linc Palmer / Lincoln Palmer 1971
Flip Self 1970
The Don Knotts Show Self 1970
A Man Called Sledge Erwin Ward 1970
The Everly Brothers Show Self 1970
McCloud Sam McCloud 1970
Swing Out, Sweet Land Tom Lincoln 1970
The Ed Nelson Show Self 1969
Hee Haw Self, Self - Guest 1969
Mission Batangas Chip Corbett 1968
The Name of the Game Walter Grayson 1968
Gentle Giant Tom Wedloe 1967
Gentle Ben Tom Wedloe 1967
Judd for the Defense Prof. Robert Beardsley 1967
The Joey Bishop Show Self 1967
Way... Way Out Hoffman 1966
That Girl Lewis M. Franks 1966
Duel at Diablo Willard Grange 1966
The Dean Martin Show Himself, Self 1965
The Hollywood Squares (Daytime) Self - Panelist 1965
Kentucky Jones Kentucky Jones 1964
You Don't Say Self 1963
The Match Game Self - Team Captain, Self - Guest Team Member 1962
Combat! Noah 1962
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Himself - Guest 1962
The Merv Griffin Show Himself 1962
The Virginian Jed Haines 1962
The Mike Douglas Show Himself - Guest 1961
Dr. Kildare Wayne Wandemeir 1961
The Gallant Hours Lt. Cmdr. Andy Lowe / Andy Lowe 1960
The Twilight Zone Adam Grant 1959
The Garry Moore Show Self 1958
Touch of Evil Mirador Motel Night Manager 1958
The Silent Service Lt. Cmdr. Bladen D. Claggett 1957
Playhouse 90 Karl Ohringer 1956
Navy Wife 1956
Storm Fear Hank 1955
Alfred Hitchcock Presents Charles Cavender 1955
Gunsmoke Chester 1955
Chief Crazy Horse Maj. Carlisle / Major Carlisle 1955
Seven Angry Men John Brown Jr. 1955
Ten Wanted Men Sheriff Clyde Gibbons 1955
The Bridges at Toko-Ri Air Intelligence Officer 1954
The Magical World of Disney George Tucker, the Sundown Kid 1954
Climax! Steve Maclyn 1954
Dragnet Police Captain R.A. Lohrman / Police Capt. R.A. Lohrman 1954
Dangerous Mission Pruitt / Ranger clerk 1954
War Arrow Pino 1954
The Nebraskan Capt. De Witt 1953
The Golden Blade Rabble Rouser 1953
The Man from the Alamo Reb 1953
Column South Menguito / Cpl. Biddle 1953
Law and Order Frank Durling 1953
It Happens Every Thursday Al 1953
The Mississippi Gambler Julian Conant 1953
The Redhead from Wyoming Matt Jessup 1953
The Lawless Breed Jim Clements 1952
The Raiders Dick Logan 1952
This Is Your Life Self - Honoree 1950
Horizons West Dandy Taylor 1952
Dragnet Sergeant Jay Allen, Dave Rotbart, Lt. Dick Whitley, Officer Boone, Russ Camp 1951
Schlitz Playhouse Ben 1951
What's My Line? Himself - Panelist 1950
The Lone Ranger Jeb Sullivan 1949
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall Himself - Guest 1948
The Ed Sullivan Show Self 1948

Director Filmography

McCloud 1970
Gunsmoke 1955

Producer Filmography

1975EmmyOutstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series Nominated
1974EmmyBest Lead Actor in a Limited Series Nominated
1959EmmyBest Supporting Actor (Continuing Character) in a Dramatic Series Won
1958EmmyBest Continuing Supporting Performance by an Actor in a Dramatic or Comedy Series Nominated
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