|Cause of death Lung disease|
Years active 1947–2007
Education Actors Studio
Role Television actor
|Alma mater The Actor's Studio|
Name Warren Stevens
Children With Huntington: 1
|Full Name Warren Albert Stevens|
Born November 2, 1919 (1919-11-02) Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died March 27, 2012, Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, United States
Spouse Barbara French (m. 1969–2012)
TV shows Tales of the 77th Bengal Lancers, Bracken's World
Movies Forbidden Planet, The Barefoot Contessa, Deadline – USA, Gunpoint, No Name on the Bullet
Similar People Fred M Wilcox, Sidney Salkow, Earl Bellamy, Joseph L Mankiewicz, Joseph M Newman
That Twilighty Show About That Zone 309 The Hound of Heaven
Warren Albert Stevens (November 2, 1919 – March 27, 2012) was an American stage, screen, and television actor.
- That Twilighty Show About That Zone 309 The Hound of Heaven
- Early life and career
- Television career
- Selected television credits
Early life and career
Born in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, Stevens began his acting career after serving in the United States Army Air Corps as a pilot during World War II. A founding member of The Actor's Studio in New York, Stevens received notice on Broadway in the late 1940s, and thereafter was offered a Hollywood contract at 20th Century Fox. His first Broadway role was in The Life of Galileo (1947) and his first movie role followed in The Frogmen (1951). As a young studio contract player, Stevens had little choice of material, and he appeared in films that included Phone Call from a Stranger (1952), Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie (1952), and Gorilla at Large (1954). A memorable movie role was that of the ill-fated "Doc" Ostrow in the science fiction film Forbidden Planet (1956). He also had a supporting role in The Barefoot Contessa (1954) with Humphrey Bogart.
Despite occasional parts in big films, Stevens was unable to break out consistently into A-list movies, so he carved out a career in television as a journeyman dramatic actor.
He co-starred as Lt. William Storm in Tales of the 77th Bengal Lancers (NBC, 1956–1957), a prime time adventure series set in India. Stevens also provided the voice of John Bracken in season one of Bracken's World (NBC, 1968–1970).
He appeared in over 150 prime time shows from the 1950s to the early 1980s, including:
Stevens' appearances on CBS's Have Gun, Will Travel introduced him to Richard Boone, who hired him for a continuing television role on The Richard Boone Show, an award-winning NBC anthology series which lasted for the 1963–1964 season.
Stevens was a close friend of actor Richard Basehart and helped him through a difficult divorce in the early 1960s. Stevens guest-starred in a few episodes of Basehart's ABC series, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. He also had a supporting role on another Irwin Allen production, The Return of Captain Nemo in 1978.
In his later years, Stevens' appearances were infrequent. He guest-starred in ER in March 2006 and had two roles in 2007.
Stevens died on March 27, 2012, from complications of lung disease in his home in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California. He was survived by his three children.
Selected television credits
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