Craig Stevens

Born Jul 8, 1918

Craig Stevens was an American motion picture and television actor.

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1918 Birth Born on July 8, 1918.


1936 17 Years Old Born Gail Shikles, Jr., in Liberty, Missouri, his father was a high school teacher and elementary school principal in Kansas City, Missouri. Stevens studied dentistry at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, from which he received a bachelor's degree in 1936. … Read More


1939 20 Years Old After his debut in a small role in 1939, he adopted the stage name Craig Stevens. … Read More
1941 23 Years Old Stevens and his future wife, Alexis Smith, both appear in the 1941 film Dive Bomber, though they share no scenes together. … Read More
1944 26 Years Old On June 18, 1944, Stevens married prominent Canadian movie actress Alexis Smith at the Church of the Recessional, Forest Lawn. … Read More


1954 36 Years Old On October 29, 1954, Stevens guest starred on the 1953–1955 ABC sitcom with a variety show theme, The Ray Bolger Show. … Read More


1958 40 Years Old In 1958, after 19 years in film, Stevens gained national prominence for his starring role in the private detective series, Peter Gunn, which ran on NBC from September 1958 to September 1960 and then moved to ABC, where it ran for another year. … Read More
1959 41 Years Old On May 7, 1959, Stevens was a guest star on the NBC variety series, The Ford Show, Starring Tennessee Ernie Ford. … Read More
1962 44 Years Old After Peter Gunn ended, Stevens was called on by Sir Lew Grade of ITV to move to London, England, to play the lead role in the TV series Man of the World in 1962.
1964 46 Years Old In 1964, Stevens followed this series with Mr. Broadway, the 13-week CBS drama in which he starred as Mike Bell, a New York City public relations specialist. … Read More


1975 57 Years Old Stevens co-starred with David McCallum in The Invisible Man for a single season on NBC during 1975-6. Other TV roles included the 1974 TV movie Killer Bees with Gloria Swanson and guest appearances on several popular series including Rich Man, Poor Man, Quincy, M.E., The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, Happy Days, Hotel, and Murder, She Wrote.


1981 63 Years Old Stevens worked with Blake Edwards again in the 1981 comedy film S.O.B. and was featured with his wife two more times in Joseph Losey's drama La Truite and the 1988 Marcus Welby, M.D.: A Holiday Affair starring Robert Young. … Read More
2000 82 Years Old Stevens died from cancer, in Los Angeles, California in 2000 at the age of 81.
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