'Gunsmoke,' 'McCloud' Actor Dennis Weaver Dies
The actor is also well known for playing Sam McCloud from 1970-1977, the no-nonsense lawman from New Mexico who battled crime on the streets of New York City. McCloud used wild-west tactics, such as riding his horse through the streets of Manhattan, to solve crimes.
The star appeared in numerous movies including Steven Spielberg's debut feature Duel, Touch Of Evil, Ten Wanted Men, Gentle Giant, Seven Angry Men, Dragnet, and The Bridges At Toko-Ri.
Weaver served as the president of the Screen Actors Guild from 1973-1975. The actor was also an activist for protecting the environment and combating world hunger and built a solar-powered home in Colorado out of recycled tires and cans.
Weaver is survived by his wife, Gerry, sons Rick, Robby and Rusty and three grandchildren.
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