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Craig Stevens (1)

Mostly Credited As: Craig Stevens (1)
Birth Name: Gail Shikles Jr.
Date Of Birth: July 08, 1918 (Age 81)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Liberty, Missouri
Date Of Death: May 10, 2000
Cause Of Death: Cancer (Los Angeles, California)
Height: 6' 4" (1.93 m)

Craig Stevens (1)


Born in Liberty, Missouri, as Gail Shikles Jr., tall, suave Craig Stevens will forever be remembered for his role as the cool, laid-back private eye "Peter Gunn" (1958), a ground-breaking show that ushered in the era of tough but smooth private eyes who were handy with their fists and with the ladies, and which also pioneered the use of jazz as not only background music but as its main theme song. Stevens was attending Kansas University and planning a career in dentistry when he began acting in student plays at the university. Bitten by the acting bug, he moved to California, and in 1941 was signed by Warner Bros., where he met his future wife, Alexis Smith. Although never a front-rank star, Stevens played many second-leads through the 1940s and 1950s. Sci-fi fans will know him best as the lead in the somewhat cult-classic The Deadly Mantis (1957). With his film career in a rut, he moved over to television, and it was there he made his mark in the landmark "Peter Gunn" series. He made many guest-starring appearances in TV series over the years, and had recurring roles in such series as "Dallas" (1978) and "Man of the World" (1962). He retired after a role in his old friend Blake Edwards' 1981 film S.O.B. (1981).

TV Appearances

Main cast 
The Invisible Man (1975) (1975)As: Walter Carlson
Mr. Broadway (1964)As: Michael Bell
Man of the World (1962)As: Michael Strait
Peter Gunn (1958)As: Peter Gunn
Episode Cast Credits 

Supercarrier (1988) 
  Deadly Enemies 01x01: (Mar/06/1988) As Unknown 

Murder, She Wrote (1984) 
  Powder Keg 02x15: (Feb/09/1986) As Ames Caufield 

Hotel (1983) 
  Pathways 03x04: (Oct/16/1985) As James Chelton 
  Crossroads 02x13: (Jan/30/1985) As Ned Howland 
  The Offer 01x10: (Dec/07/1983) As Mr. Chase 

Happy Days (1974) 
  Hello, Pfisters 10x12: (Jan/04/1983) As George Pfister 

Quincy, M.E. (1976) 
  When Luck Ran Out 07x11: (Jan/20/1982) As Nelson Spencer 
  Tissue of Truth 03x06: (Oct/28/1977) As Bill Stoddard 

Fantasy Island (1977) (1978) 
  Lillian Russell/The Lagoon 05x08: (Nov/28/1981) As Peter Whiting 
  My Late Lover/Sanctuary 04x09: (Jan/03/1981) As Walter Blair 
  Yesterday's Love/Fountain of Youth 02x21: (Mar/17/1979) As Charles Atwood 

Dallas (1978) (1978) 
  New Beginnings 04x21: (Apr/10/1981) As Craig Stewart 
  Ewing vs. Ewing 04x20: (Apr/03/1981) As Greg Stewart 

B.J. and the Bear (1979) 
  The Girls of Hollywood High 02x19: (Feb/23/1980) As Hank 

The Love Boat (1977) 
  Super Mom/I'll See You Again/April's Return 02x26: (May/05/1979) As Frank Pierce 
  The Love Boat II (Jan/21/1977) As Robert Grant 

The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (1977) 
  Scorpion's Sting 03x06: (Nov/05/1978) As Scorpion 
  Acapulco Spies 02x09: (Nov/13/1977) As Alexander Cartel 

Flying High (1978) 
  In the Still of the Night 01x05: (Oct/27/1978) As Martin 

The Incredible Hulk (1977) (1978) 
  Rainbow's End 02x05: (Oct/13/1978) As Laurence Henry Carroll III 

Project UFO (1978) 
  Sighting 4010: The Waterford Incident 01x10: (May/07/1978) As Col. Delany 

Police Woman (1974) 
  Sweet Kathleen 04x20: (Mar/15/1978) As Saunders 

Starsky & Hutch (1975) 
  Starsky & Hutch on Playboy Island (a.k.a. Murder on Voodoo Island) (2) 03x02: (Sep/17/1977) As Agent Walter Healey 
  Starsky & Hutch on Playboy Island (a.k.a. Murder on Voodoo Island) (1) 03x01: (Sep/17/1977) As Agent Walter Healey 

The Tony Randall Show (1976) 
  Case: The Hooper Affair 01x13: (Jan/06/1977) As Neely 

Ellery Queen (1975) 
  The Adventure of the Lover's Leap 01x02: (Sep/18/1975) As Jonathan Kendrick 

Harry O (1974) 
  Forty Reasons to Kill (2) 01x12: (Dec/12/1974) As Ben Ryerson 
  Forty Reasons to Kill (1) 01x11: (Dec/05/1974) As Ben Ryerson 

Gunsmoke (1955) 
  Trail of Bloodshed 19x21: (Mar/01/1974) As The Gambler 

Chase (1973) (1973) 
  The Dice Rolled Dead 01x09: (Nov/20/1973) As unknown 

Search (1972) 
  The Clayton Lewis Document 01x17: (Feb/14/1973) As Clayton Lewis 

Ghost Story (1972) 
  Time of Terror 01x13: (Dec/22/1972) As Brett 

The Snoop Sisters (1973) 
  The Snoop Sisters (Dec/18/1972) As Charles Corman 

Here's Lucy (1968) 
  Lucy and Dirty Gertie 05x10: (Nov/13/1972) As Lieutenant Egan 

The Rookies (1972) 
  Time is the Fire 01x06: (Oct/16/1972) As Howard Sloan 

Alias Smith and Jones (1971) 
  Miracle at Santa Marta 02x14: (Dec/30/1971) As Rolf Hanley 

Bracken's World (1969) 
  Nude Scene 02x11: (Nov/27/1970) As Dr. Tom O'Connell, [Special Guest Stars]

To Rome With Love (1969) 
  The Catnip Club 02x09: (Nov/17/1970) As Bill 

My Three Sons (1960) 
  The Return of Albert 11x03: (Oct/03/1970) As Albert Conway 

My World and Welcome to It (1969) 
  Monroe the Misogynist 01x25: (Mar/02/1970) As Barley Burell 

McCloud (1970) 
  Portrait of a Dead Girl (Feb/17/1970) As Whitman 

The Name of the Game (1968) 
  The Emissary 02x04: (Oct/10/1969) As unknown 

The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (1956) 
  Happiest Day 05x30: (Apr/23/1961) As Jeff Whittaker 
  Season 4, Episode 21 04x21: (Feb/21/1960) As Himself 
  Season 4, Episode 16 04x16: (Jan/17/1960) As Himself 
  Season 4, Episode 13 04x13: (Dec/27/1959) As Guest Host 

The Steve Allen Show (1956) 
  NBC Fall Preview 04x03: (Sep/21/1958) As Himself 

Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1951) 
  I Shot a Prowler 07x25: (Mar/28/1958) As Johnny Kyper 
  The Quitter 04x55: (Sep/23/1955) As guest star 
  Vacation for Ginny 02x37: (May/15/1953) As Rod Warren 

The Loretta Young Show (1953) 
  The Bargain 05x16: (Feb/16/1958) As Pete Nettleton 
  The Question 04x02: (Sep/02/1956) As Phillip Channing 
  Let Columbus Discover You 02x31: (Apr/03/1955) As Michael Donner 
  Letter to Loretta: Girl on a Flagpole 01x04: (Oct/11/1953) As Marc Mercer 

Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) (1955) 
  The Deadly 03x11: (Dec/15/1957) As Brenner 

The Lux Video Theatre (1950) 
  Diagnosis - Homicide 07x50: (Aug/22/1957) As guest star 
  Second Meeting 04x02: (Sep/10/1953) As Scott 

The Millionaire (1955) 
  Millionaire Vickie Lawson 01x21: (Jun/08/1955) As Hill 

The Whistler (1954) 
  The First Year 01x33: (May/08/1955) As Elliott 
  Lady in Waiting 01x12: (Dec/16/1954) As Bradley 

Studio 57 (1954) 
  Christmas Everyday 01x14: (Dec/21/1954) As Paul 
  No Great Hero 01x02: (Sep/28/1954) As Jeff Stanton 

Gibbsville (1976) 
  All I've Tried to Be 01x09: (Unaired) As Donald Evans 

State Trooper (1956) 
  The Winnemucca Weskit 02x34: (Unknown) As Johnny Marvin 
  The Talking Corpse 02x02: (Unknown) As Jim Bancroft 
  One Way to Tahoe 01x10: (Unknown) As Arnet Blackmore 
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