Early Life[change | change source]
Stevens was born on November 2, 1919 in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania. He studied how to act at the Actor's Studio in New York City.
Career[change | change source]
Stevens began his acting career after being in the U.S. Air Force as a pilot during World War II. He trained at The Actor's Studio in New York. He was noticed on Broadway in the late 1940s. Then he was offered a Hollywood contract at 20th Century Fox.
His first Broadway role was in The Life of Galileo (1947). His first movie role followed in The Frogmen (1951). As a young studio contract player, Stevens had little choice in the jobs he took. He was in movies that included Phone Call from a Stranger (1952), Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie (1952), and Gorilla at Large (1954). His most memorable movie role was probably that of "Doc" Ostrow in the science fiction movie Forbidden Planet (1956). He also had a supporting role in The Barefoot Contessa (1954) with Humphrey Bogart.
Personal life[change | change source]
Stevens was married to Susan Tucker Huntington from 1942 until they divorced. Then he was married to Barbara Finch from 1969 until they divorced. He had one child with Huntington and two with French. He lived in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California with his family.
Death[change | change source]
Television[change | change source]
|1962||The Twilight Zone||Nathan 'Nate' Bledsoe||"Dead Man's Shoes"|
|1965||Bonanza||Paul Mandel||"The Ballerina"|
|1965||The Man from U.N.C.L.E.||Capt. Dennis Jenks||"The Children's Day Affair"|
|1966||The Rat Patrol||Sgt. Frank Griffin||"The Do or Die Raid"|
|1967||Bonanza||Count Alexis||"The Prince"|
|1968||Star Trek||Rojan||"By Any Other Name"|
|1968||Bonanza||Sam Bragan||"The Trackers"|
|1971||Adam-12||Officer Art McCall||"The Dinosaur"|