Dennis Weaver

1924 - 2006

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William Dennis Weaver (June 4, 1924 – February 24, 2006) 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 just 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dennis Weaver has received more than 3,109,462 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Dennis Weaver is the 2,295th most popular actor (down from 1,914th in 2019), the 3,835th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,326th in 2019) and the 1,123rd most popular American Actor.

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Among actors, Dennis Weaver ranks 2,295 out of 10,030Before him are Tia Carrere, Lulu, Dana Andrews, Harry Langdon, Elya Baskin, and Glynis Johns. After him are Jack Arnold, Anne Heche, Selma Blair, Adile Naşit, Lars Mikkelsen, and Franco Interlenghi.

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Among people born in 1924, Dennis Weaver ranks 188Before him are Juan Carlos González, Jean-François Revel, Phyllis Schlafly, Maurice Karnaugh, Lubomír Štrougal, and Fud Leclerc. After him are Mike Bongiorno, Werner Kohlmeyer, José Donoso, Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia, Ed Koch, and István Nyers. Among people deceased in 2006, Dennis Weaver ranks 159Before him are Jean-François Revel, Richard Bright, Johnny Servoz-Gavin, Rocío Jurado, Yuval Ne'eman, and Paul Halmos. After him are Georgios Rallis, Ferenc Szusza, Ibolya Csák, Esther Lederberg, Maureen Stapleton, and Henri Colpi.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Dennis Weaver ranks 3,835 out of 15,968Before him are Tia Carrere (1967), Dana Andrews (1909), Harry Langdon (1884), Robert Brout (1928), Stephen Curry (1988), and Harriet Quimby (1875). After him are Jack Arnold (1916), Anne Heche (1969), Selma Blair (1972), William Cranch Bond (1789), Steve Berry (1955), and Lawrence Eagleburger (1930).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Dennis Weaver ranks 1,123Before him are Rick Hoffman (1970), Sarah Michelle Gellar (1977), Ciara (1985), Tia Carrere (1967), Dana Andrews (1909), and Harry Langdon (1884). After him are Jack Arnold (1916), Anne Heche (1969), Selma Blair (1972), Valerie Perrine (1943), Ian Ziering (1964), and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (1981).

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