Mostly Credited As: Chad Everett
Birth Name: Raymond Lee Cramton
Date Of Birth: June 11, 1936 (Age 76)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: South Bend, Indiana
Date Of Death: July 24, 2012
Cause Of Death: Lung cancer
Height: 6' 1 " (1.85 m)
At 74, Chas Everett has managed to keep fairly busy through the years, appearing in more than nine motion pictures and doing some two dozen TV roles. He was a co-star on "The Dakotas," an ABC western in 1963, which was about like being the co-star of "Turn-On" in terms of longevity. Nonetheless, he works at his craft, keeps his nose clean and matured into one of TV's better leading men. He has a pretty good idea of what his charcter on Medical Center, Dr Gannon should be like "a polished surgeon who also does research" in his field . .. each segment revealed a piece of the mosaic that was Doctor Gannon."
Everett — the real handle is Raymond Lee Cramton— was born in South Bend, Ind., and reared in Dearborn and Detroit. He decided to become an actor, when he was 18 and "as it happened, my mature decision coincides with my immature decision."
His early stage experience was in high school plays, and his interest in dramatics continued while he was a student at Wayne University in Detroit. He took a fling at Broadway, didn't make much of a dent there but did attract the attention of Hollywood and was signed into the Warner Bros, stable of fresh young faces. This meant roles in such memorable series as "Bronco," "Surfside Six," "Hawaiian Eye" and "Lawman," but it also meant some movie breaks. The offer of the starring role in "Medical Center" came in October 1969 when he was in England making a "Journey to the Unknown" segment.
Chad Everett, who played a young, sensitive surgeon for seven seasons on the 1970s CBS drama Medical Center, died Tuesday 24 of july, 2012, of lung cancer at his home in Los Angeles. He was 75.