Craig Stevens

Birthday: Jul 8, 1918
Birthplace: Not Available
Craig Stevens abandoned all plans for a career in dentistry when he became involved in student productions at the University of Kansas. Trained at Pasadena Playhouse and Paramount's acting school, Stevens was signed to a stock Warner Bros. contract in 1941. He was well showcased as a soft-hearted gangster in At the Stroke of Twelve, a 1941 two-reel adaptation of Damon Runyon's The Old Doll's House, but his feature film roles were merely adequate at best. By 1950, Stevens was reduced to playing a standard mustachioed villain in the Bowery Boys epic Blues Busters. His saving turnaround came about when Stevens was cast in the title role of the 1958 Blake Edwards-produced TV private eye series Peter Gunn. Though obviously imitating Cary Grant in the early episodes of this three-season hit, Stevens eventually developed a hard-edged acting style all his own. He later re-created his TV role in the 1967 theatrical feature Gunn. Subsequent TV-series assignments for Stevens included the British-filmed weekly Man of the World (1962) and CBS' Mr. Broadway (1964). Craig Stevens was married to actress Alexis Smith (with whom he toured in such stage productions as Critic's Choice) from 1944 until her death in 1993.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Supercarrier (Deadly Enemies) Actor 1988
No Score Yet Condor Actor 1986
63% La Truite Carter company president 1982
86% S.O.B. Willard $14.9M 1981
No Score Yet Killer Bees Rudolf van Bohlen 1974
No Score Yet McCloud: Who Killed Miss U.S.A.? (Portrait of a Dead Girl ) Actor 1970
No Score Yet Gunn Peter Gunn 1967
No Score Yet Buchanan Rides Alone Carbo 1958
33% The Deadly Mantis (The Giant Mantis)(The Incredible Praying Mantis) Col. Joe Parkman 1957
No Score Yet The French Line Phil Barton 1954
63% Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Bruce Adams 1953
No Score Yet Phone Call From a Stranger Mike Carr 1952
No Score Yet Drums in the Deep South Col. Braxton Summers 1951
100% Where the Sidewalk Ends Ken Paine 1950
No Score Yet The Lady Takes a Sailor Danvers 1949
No Score Yet Night Unto Night Tony 1949
No Score Yet Love and Learn Willard 1947
No Score Yet That Way with Women Carter Andrews 1947
No Score Yet The Man I Love Johnson 1947
60% Humoresque Monte Loeffler 1946
No Score Yet God Is My Co-Pilot Ed Rector 1945
No Score Yet Roughly Speaking Jack Leslie 1945
No Score Yet The Doughgirls Tom Dillon 1944
80% Since You Went Away Danny Williams 1944
No Score Yet Hollywood Canteen Himself 1944
No Score Yet The Hidden Hand Peter Thorne 1942
No Score Yet Dive Bomber John Thomas Anthony 1941
No Score Yet Affectionately Yours Airline Official in Ambulance 1941
No Score Yet The Body Disappears Robert Struck 1941
95% Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Senate Reporter 1939

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Ames Caulfield
  • 1986
No Score Yet Happy Days
1974-1984
George
  • 1983
No Score Yet Dallas
1978-1991
Craig Stewart
  • 1981
No Score Yet The Incredible Hulk
1978-1982
Carroll
  • 1978
No Score Yet Quincy, M.E.
1976-1983
Stoddard
  • 1977
No Score Yet Starsky & Hutch
1975-1979
Healy
  • 1977
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Gambler
  • 1974
No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.
1969-1976
  • 1971
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Brenner
  • 1957

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