Bradford Dillman was born on April 14th 1930, to Josephine and Dean Dillman in San Francisco, California. His early adult years saw him serving time in the army, where he was a communications instructor. Dillman's career turned towards acting in 1953 when he began studying with the Actors Studio. His dark and handsome looks were soon noticed by 20th Century Fox, who then signed a contract with him. His new contract led to hi starring in A Certain Smile, for which he won a Golden Globe Award. Dillman's acting success continued, and he starred in Compulsion in 1959, which led to him winning an award at the Cannes Film Festival. Dillman's movie success cotinued throughout the 1970s and 80s when he starred in films such as The Way We Were and Lords of the Deep. In addition to finding success on the big screen, Dillman has starred in several TV series. As well as starring in Christine Cromwell in the late 80s, he played a role in Murder She Wrote from 1985-1995.