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Occupation  Television actor
Years active  1954-2013

Name  Linden Chiles
Role  Character actor
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Born  March 22, 1933 (1933-03-22) St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Died  May 15, 2013, Topanga, California, United States
Children  Christopher Chiles, Gregory Chiles
Ex-spouse  Mona Lee Schussman, Cynthia J. Coles
Movies and TV shows  Forbidden World, Road to Paloma, James at 15, Incident at Phantom Hill, The Forbidden Dance
Similar People  Allan Holzman, Earl Bellamy, Greydon Clark, Jason Momoa, David Raynr

Truman Linden Chiles (March 22, 1933 – May 15, 2013) was an American character actor.


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Early years

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Chiles was born in St. Louis, Missouri but grew up in Barrington, Illinois. He graduated from Northwestern University with a bachelor of arts degree in journalism (majoring in advertising). He also studied at Purdue University and UCLA and served in the Army.


Chiles portrayed Charles Hanson on CBS's East Side/West Side,:295-296 Steve Kirkland on NBC's Convoy, Henry DeWitt on NBC's Banacek, and Paul Hunter on NBC's James at 15.:524

Chiles made four guest appearances on CBS's Perry Mason; in three of the episodes he played the role of the defendant: Joe Davies in "The Case of the Jealous Journalist" (1961), Herbert Simms in "The Case of the Promoter's Pillbox" (1962), and Clyde Darrell in "The Case of the Telltale Tap" (1965). In his other appearance he played the role of murderer Vernon Elliot in the 1963 episode, "The Case of the Surplus Suitor".

Chiles guest-starred on such television series as Going My Way, The Fugitive, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., The Time Tunnel, Land of the Giants, The Munsters, Barnaby Jones, The Twilight Zone, The Virginian, Mannix, Simon & Simon, Quincy M.E., Murder She Wrote, Falcon Crest, and Baywatch, among many others.


Linden Chiles died on May 15, 2013, after falling from the roof of his home in Topanga, California. He was 80 years old.

Selected filmography

  • A Rage to Live (1965)
  • Incident at Phantom Hill (1966)
  • Texas Across the River (1966)
  • Counterpoint (1968)
  • Eye of the Cat (1969)
  • Helter Skelter (1976)
  • Forbidden World (1982)
  • Cloak & Dagger (1984)
  • The Forbidden Dance (1990)
  • The Glass Shield (1994)
  • Road to Paloma (2014)
  • References

    Linden Chiles Wikipedia

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