Dennis Weaver


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  • Actually quite an athlete!

    Did most of you know that Mr. Weaver was an Olympic-level track-and-field star in college? In fact, I think he missed qualifying for the Decathlon in the 1948 Olympics by only ten points. There was a rumor that James Arness wanted Weaver to walk with a limp as Chester so as not to show him up. In reality, the writers just gave Chester the limp to keep him out of the action since Matt Dillon was the star of the show. After all, Festus (Ken Curtis) didn't have a limp, but was just as effective and allowed Matt to shine as well.