Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
Ueli Steiger to Milt Tarver
Craig Stevens Biography (1918-2000)
Born Gail Shekles, July 8, 1918, in Liberty, MO; married Alexis Smith (an actress), 1944. Addresses: AGENT--Contemporary Artists, 132 Lasky Drive,Beverly Hills, CA 90212.
- Birth Details
- July 8, 1918
- Liberty, Missouri, United States
- Death Details
- May 10, 2000
- Los Angeles, California
- BROADWAY DEBUT--Fred Gaily, Here's Love, Shubert Theatre, 1963.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
- Appeared in productions of King of Hearts, Plain and Fancy, Critic's Choice, and Mary, Mary.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Julian, Cactus Flower, U.S. cities, 1958.
Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
- Senate reporter, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Columbia, 1939.
- Robert Struck, The Body Disappears, Warner Brothers, 1941.
- John Thomas Anthony, Dive Bomber, Warner Brothers/First National, 1941.
- Alfred King, Jr., Law of the Tropics, Warner Brothers, 1941.
- Chuck Evans, Steel against the Sky, Warner Brothers, 1941.
- Peter Thorne, The Hidden Hand, Warner Brothers, 1942.
- Carl Becker, Secret Enemies, Warner Brothers, 1942.
- Ward Prescott, Spy Ship, Warner Brothers, 1942.
- Tom, The Doughgirls, Warner Brothers, 1944.
- as himself, Hollywood Canteen, Warner Brothers, 1944.
- Danny Williams, Since You Went Away, United Artists, 1944.
- Ed Rector, God Is My Co-Pilot, Warner Brothers, 1945.
- Jack Leslie, Roughly Speaking, Warner Brothers, 1945.
- Major Bruce, Too Young to Know, Warner Brothers, 1945.
- Monte Loeffler, Humoresque, Warner Brothers, 1946.
- Johnson, The Man I Love, Warner Brothers, 1946.
- Willard, Love and Learn, Warner Brothers, 1947.
- Carter Andrews, That Way with Women, Warner Brothers, 1947.
- Danvers, The Lady Takes a Sailor, Warner Brothers, 1949.
- Tony, Night unto Night, Warner Brothers, 1949.
- Rick Martin, Blues Busters, Monogram, 1950.
- Ken Paine, Where the Sidewalk Ends, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1950.
- Braxton Summers, Drums in the Deep South, RKO, 1951.
- Stuart Grumbly, Katie Did It, Universal, 1951.
- Cyril Guthrie, The Lady from Texas, Universal, 1951.
- Mike Carr, Phone Call from a Stranger, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1952.
- Steve O'Malley, Murder without Tears, Allied Artists, 1953.
- Bruce Adams, Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Universal,1954.
- Phil Barton, The French Line, RKO, 1954.
- Rene LaFarge, Duel on the Mississippi, Columbia, 1955.
- Colonel Joe Parkman, The Deadly Mantis (also known as The Incredible Praying Mantis), Universal, 1957.
- Abe Carbo, Buchanan Rides Alone, Columbia, 1958.
- Peter Gunn, Gunn, Paramount, 1967.
- Manston, The Limbo Line, London Independent Producers, 1969.
- Willard Gaylin, S.O.B., Paramount, 1981.
- Carter, The Trout (also known as La Truite), Triumph, 1982.
- Also appeared in Affectionately Yours, Warner Brothers, 1941.
Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SERIES
- Title role, Peter Gunn, NBC, 1958-60, then ABC, 1960-61.
- Michael Strait, Man of the World, ATV, then syndicated, 1962.
- Mike Bell, Mr. Broadway, CBS, 1964.
- Walter Carlson, The Invisible Man, NBC, 1975-76.
- Craig Stewart, Dallas, CBS, 1981.
- MINI-SERIES Asher Berg, Rich Man, Poor Man, ABC, 1976.
- Chief Joe Slattery, Mighty O, CBS, 1962.
- Walt Randolph, The Best Years, NBC, 1969.
- Whitman, McCloud: Who Killed Miss U.S.A.? (also known as Portrait of a Dead Girl), NBC, 1970.
- Charles Corman, Female Instinct, NBC, 1972.
- Nick Charles, Nick and Nora, ABC, 1975.
- Marcus Cabot, The Cabot Connection, CBS, 1977.
- Robert Grant, The Love Boat II, ABC, 1977.
- Hank Rogers, The Eyes of Texas II, NBC, 1980.
- John Travis, The Home Front, CBS, 1980.
- Cyrus Hampton, Condor, ABC, 1986.
- Amelia's brother-in-law, Hotel, ABC, 1985.
- Ames Caulfield, Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1986.
- Admiral Andrews, Supercarrier, ABC, 1988.
- Also Ghost Story, NBC, 1972; "The Villa," The Love Boat, ABC, 1985; as George Pfister, Happy Days, ABC; in Studio '57 (also known as Heinz Studio '57), Dumont; Jane Wyman Presents the Fireside Theatre, NBC; The Loretta Young Theatre, NBC; Matinee Theatre, NBC; On Trial (also known as The Joseph Cotton Show), CBS; Pepsi-Cola Playhouse, ABC; Schlitz Playhouse of Stars, CBS; Undercurrent, CBS; The Millionaire, CBS; The Bold Ones, NBC; The Name of the Game,NBC; The Chevy Show, NBC; Four Star Playhouse, CBS; The Dinah Shore Show,NBC;Gruen Playhouse, Dumont; The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show (also known as The Ford Show), NBC; Ford Television Theatre; Lux Video Theatre; Summer on Ice.
- Dr. Stuart Reynolds, The Elevator, ABC, 1974.
- Rudolf Van Bohlen, Killer Bees, ABC, 1974.
- Bill McClure, Secrets of Three Hungry Wives, NBC, 1978.
- Frank Poston, Marcus Welby, M.D.--A Holiday Affair (also known as Dr.
- Marchus Welby in Paris), ABC, 1988.
- NBC's Sixtieth Anniversary Celebration, NBC, 1986.
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