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Craig Stevens ACTOR


Craig Stevens was born on July 8th, 1918 in Liberty Missouri with the birth name Gail Shikles Jr.  When he completed High School his original intentions were to pursue a career in dentistry and was studying at Kansas University where he began performing in school productions and realized he had an interest in acting.  After graduating in 1936 he chose not to pursue his masters in dentistry but instead to take a chance at acting.
He left school and moved out to California to see if he had a chance of making something of himself in the entertainment industry.  He was cast in two small films in 1939, "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" and "Coast Guard" then in 1941 he was signed to a contract by Warner Brothers Studios.
Some of his film work were in such pictures as, "The Deadly Mantis" (1957), and his most well known role was in 1958 portraying the character, private detective, Peter Gunn on the NBC television series, "Peter Gunn" which later was also made into a feature film in 1967.
He never reached a highly successful level of stardom, however he did manage to stay employed in films as well as television and was able to financially support his family on his income from acting.
Some of his other guest television appearances were on such series as, "Dallas" (1978), "Man of the World" (1962), "Mr. Adam and Eve", "State Trooper", "The Love Boat", "Fantasy Island" and "Murder, She Wrote".
Along with a decent film and television resume, Stevens also had numerous stage experience on such productions as, "Plain and Fancy", "Cactus Flower" and "My Fair Lady".  
Craig Stevens married only one time to Alexis Smith whom he wed in 1944 and they remained together without having any children until she passed away on June 9th, 1993.  Just a couple years later at the age of eighty one, Stevens passed away on May 10th, 2000 in Los Angeles, California from cancer.


1988 Marcus Welby, M.D.: A Holiday Affair 
1988 Supercarrier 
1986 Condor 
1986 Murder, She Wrote
1979-1985 The Love Boat 
1983-1985 Hotel 
1979-1983 Fantasy Island
1983 Happy Days
1982 La Truite 
1977-1982 Quincy M.E. 
1981 S.O.B.
1981 Dallas 
1980 B.J. and the Bear 
1978 David Cassidy - Man Undercover 
1977-1978 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries 
1978 Flying High 
1978 The Incredible Hulk
1978 Secrets of Three Hungry Wives 
1978 Project U.F.O. 
1978 Police Woman
1977 Starsky and Hutch
1977 The Love Boat II
1977 The Tony Randall Show 
1977 Gibbsville 
1976 Rich Man, Poor Man 
1975-1976 The Invisible Man
1975 Ellery Queen 
1975 Wide World Mystery
1974 Harry O 
1974 Gunsmoke 
1974 Killer Bees
1974 The Elevator
1973 Chase 
1973 Faraday and Company
1973 Search
1972 Circle of Fear 
1972 The Snoop Sisters
1972 Love, American Style
1972 Here's Lucy 
1972 The Rookies 
1972 Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law 
1972 Medical Center
1971 Alias Smith and Jones 
1971 Marcus Welby, M.D.
1971 The Virginian
1970 Bracken's World 
1970 To Rome with Love 
1970 My Three Sons 
1970 The Governor & J.J. 
1970 My World and Welcome to It
1970 McCloud 
1969 The Bold Ones: The Lawyers 
1969 The Name of the Game 
1969 The Best Years 
1968 The Limbo Line 
1967 Peter Gunn
1964 Mr. Broadway
1962-1963 Man of the World
1958-1961 Peter Gunn
1961 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show
1961 The Chevy Show
1959 Special Agent 7
1958 Buchanan Rides Alone
1956-1958 State Trooper 
1955-1958 Schlitz Playhouse 
1953-1958 The Loretta Young Show 
1954-1958 Studio 57
1957 Alfred Hitchcock Presents 
1953-1957 Lux Video Theatre
1957 The Silent Service
1957 Mr. Adams and Eve
1957 The Deadly Mantis 
1957 The Gale Storm Show 
1957 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre 
1954-1957 The Ford Television Theatre
1953-1956 Four Star Playhouse 
1956 From the Desk of Margaret Tyding
1956 Chevron Hall of Stars 
1955 Science Fiction Theatre 
1955 Duel on the Mississippi
1955 The Millionaire 
1954-1955 The Whistler
1953-1955 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse
1955 Private Secretary 
1955 The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theater 
1955 The Star and the Story 
1954 The Lineup 
1953 The French Line
1953 The Revlon Mirror Theater
1953 Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
1953 Your Play Time
1953 Murder Without Tears 
1952-1953 Fireside Theatre
1952 Gruen Guild Theater
1952 The Unexpected 
1952 Phone Call from a Stranger 
1951 Drums in the Deep South
1951 The Lady from Texas
1951 Katie Did It 
1951 Stars Over Hollywood
1950 Blues Busters 
1950 Where the Sidewalk Ends 
1950 The Lone Ranger
1949 The Lady Takes a Sailor
1949 Night Unto Night
1947 Love and Learn 
1947 That Way with Women 
1947 The Man I Love 
1946 Humoresque 
1945 Too Young to Know
1945 Plantation Melodies 
1945 God Is My Co-Pilot 
1945 Roughly Speaking
1945 Land and Live in the Desert 
1944 Resisting Enemy Interrogation 
1944 The Doughgirls 
1944 Since You Went Away
1943 Three Cadets
1942 The Hidden Hand 
1942 Secret Enemies
1942 Spy Ship 
1941 Steel Against the Sky 
1941 The Body Disappears
1941 At the Stroke of Twelve 
1941 Law of the Tropics 
1941 Dive Bomber 
1941 Affectionately Yours 
1941 I Wanted Wings 
1940 Lady with Red Hair 
1940 Argentine Nights
1940 Those Were the Days! 
1939 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
1939 Coast Guard  

Matinee Classics - Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde with Boris Karloff
Matinee Classics - Since You Went Away starring Claudette Colbert, Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Shirley Temple, Monty Woolley,  Lionel Barrymore, Robert Walker, Hattie McDaniel, Agnes Moorehead, Nazimova, Albert Bassermann, Gordon Oliver, Keenan Wynn, Guy Madison, Craig Stevens, Lloyd Corrigan and Jackie Moran
Matinee Classics - God is My Co-Pilot starring Dennis Morgan, Dane Clark, Raymond Massey, Alan Hale Sr., Richard Loo, John Ridgely, Carig Stevens, Andrea King, Stanley Ridges, Warren Douglas, Stephen Richard and Charles Smith
Matinee Classics - Blues Busters starring The Bowery Boys, Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, William enedict, David Gorcey, Buddy Gorman, Gabriel Dell, Adele Jergens, Bernard Gorcey, Craig Steven, Phyllis Coates and William Vincent
Matinee Classics - Man of the World starring Craig Stevens, Tracy Reed and Paul Maxwell
Matinee Classics - Man of the World starring Craig Stevens, Tracy Reed and Paul Maxwell
Matinee Classics - Night Unto Night starring Ronald Reagan, Viveca Lindfors, Broderick Crawford, Rosemary DeCamp, Osa Massen, Art Baker, Craig Stevens, Erskine Sanford, Ann Burr, Johnny McGovern, Lillian Yarbo, Ross Ford, Almira Sessions and Dick Elliott
Matinee Classics - Peter Gunn starring Craig Stevens, Lola Albright, Herschel Bernardi and Hope Emerson
Matinee Classics - Peter Gunn starring Craig Stevens, Lola Albright, Herschel Bernardi and Hope Emerson
Matinee Classics - Rich Man, Poor Man starring Peter Strauss, Nick Nolte, Susan Blakely, Edward Asner, Dorothy McGuire, Robert Reed, Gloria Grahame, Kim Darby, Bill Bixby, Fionnula Flanagan,Tim McIntire, Ray Milland, Lawrence Pressman, Talia Shire, Craig Stevens, Norman Fell, Lynda Day George, George Maharis, Murray Hamilton, Van Johnson, Dorothy Malone, Andrew Duggan, Herbert Jefferson Jr., Kay Lenz, Leigh McCloskey, Gavan O'Herlihy, Josette Banzet, William Smith, Dick Sargent, Dennis Dugan and

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