Date of birth: June 04, 1924
Date of death: February 24, 2006 (Aged 81)
Full name: William Dennis Weaver
Born place: Joplin, Missouri, USA
Height: 6’ 2” (188 cm)
Weight: 174 lbs (79 kg)
Hair color: Grey
Eye color: Brown
Dennis Weaver was a remarkable and legendary actor who began impacting the entertainment industry right from the 50’s and remained relevant for over 5 decades.
Throughout the course of his career, the Chester Goode character which he portrayed in the western drama series titled Gunsmoke brought him the most fame of his career.
The police drama McCloud where he acted as Deputy Marshal Sam McCloud was also very successful. For 2 years in the early 80’s, he was the president of the Screen Actors Guild.
In the early years of his career, Weaver was a good looking young man. He always had a lean body physique which served as an asset for him as he pursued a career in the entertainment industry.
He had attained this nice physique because of his earlier experiences. In the Second World War, Weaver served as a pilot and the exposure he had during the war kept him ever fit.
He was also a very skilled track racer and he even competed once in the Olympics but was unable to win. All these greatly influenced his fitness as they formed healthy and active habits in him. The fit lifestyle he lived in his youth paid off as he maintained his physique till his death at the age of 81. Though most people are no longer active at this age, yet Weaver still had a lot of energy.
Digressing to his hairstyles, Weaver used to keep an average length side-parted hairstyle which absolutely went well with the shape of his face. As Mother Nature began her transformation work in him, all his hair turned grey and he became wrinkled as well. As he aged he eventually kept his hair a bit longer than he did in his youth and he had a full moustache.
Aside from the tremendous success he was able to achieve in his career as well as his physical fitness, Weaver was married to Gerry Stowell for a remarkable 61 years up until his death.