James Arness

James Arness (originally Aurness) (born May 26, 1923 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an actor best known for portraying Marshal Matt Dillon on Gunsmoke, a role he played for 20 years, to this day the longest any actor has played the same role on the same show in prime time. He is the brother of Peter Graves.

Though primarily identified with Westerns, he also is remembered for appearing in two science fiction films, The Thing from Another World and Them!

James Arness served in the United States Army during World War II and was severely wounded at the Battle of Anzio. He was a close personal friend of John Wayne's and co-starred in a film with him called Big Jim McClain. In fact, Wayne recommended Arness for the role of Matt Dillon.

Since Gunsmoke ended, Arness has continued to perform primarily in western-themed movies and television series, including How the West Was Won, and five made-for-television Gunsmoke reunion movies between 1987 and 1994. A notable exception was a brief turn as a big city policeman in the short-lived 1981 series, McClain's Law.


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A notable exception was a brief turn as a big city policeman in the short-lived 1981 series, McClain's Law. Sean and Mackenzie are also successful actors. Since Gunsmoke ended, Arness has continued to perform primarily in western-themed movies and television series, including How the West Was Won, and five made-for-television Gunsmoke reunion movies between 1987 and 1994. He has five sons, David, Allen, Tom, Sean and Mackenzie. In fact, Wayne recommended Arness for the role of Matt Dillon. Astin teaches acting and directing in the Writing Seminars Department at his alma mater, Johns Hopkins University. He was a close personal friend of John Wayne's and co-starred in a film with him called Big Jim McClain. He also tours his one person play, "Edgar Allan Poe -Once upon a midnight".

James Arness served in the United States Army during World War II and was severely wounded at the Battle of Anzio. He has continued to work, appearing in a string of "Killer Tomatoes" films as Professor Gangreen. Though primarily identified with Westerns, he also is remembered for appearing in two science fiction films, The Thing from Another World and Them!. A few years later he starred in The Addams Family (1964-1966) as Gomez Addams, the macabre head of the family. He is the brother of Peter Graves. His first big break came in a small but memorable part in the Oscar-winning West Side Story in 1961. James Arness (originally Aurness) (born May 26, 1923 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an actor best known for portraying Marshal Matt Dillon on Gunsmoke, a role he played for 20 years, to this day the longest any actor has played the same role on the same show in prime time. He started in theatre, doing voice-over work for commercials.

He has appeared in numerous films and television shows. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland and attended Johns Hopkins University, where he studied mathematics. John Astin (born March 30, 1930) is an American actor best known for the role of Gomez Addams on The Addams Family television series. The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. (1993) (television) Professor Albert Wickwire.

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