Dennis Weaver tried out for the the U.S Olympic team in the decathlon, but never made the team.
Mr. Weaver was a vegetarian.
Mr. Weaver was born at 8:00am-CST.
He stood six feet, 2 inches tall.
Mr. Weaver served a term as president of the Screen Actors Guild.
Mr. Weaver served as a pilot in the Naval Air Corps.
He graduated from the University of Oklahoma.
Mr. Weaver was a finalist in the decathlon in the Unites States Olympic Trials in 1948.
Mr. Weaver played leading roles in 40 motion pictures.
Mr. Weaver won an Emmy in 1959 for his portrayal of 'Chester' in Gunsmoke.
Mr. Weaver was born in Joplin, MO.
He had three sons: Rick, Rob, and Rusty, and two daughters-in-law: Judith and Madison.
He had three grandchildren: Jennifer, Travis, and Jess.
Dennis' death left only three surviving Gunsmoke cast members--series star James Arness, Buck Taylor (Newly), and Roger Ewing (Thad).
Dennis was the voice of 'Lucky' in the video game Whacked!.
Mr. Weaver: I don't think any less seriously about Chester (his character on Gunsmoke) than I did about King Lear in college.
Mr. Weaver: To get what you want, STOP doing what isn't working.
Mr. Weaver: When we realize we can make a buck cleaning up the environment, it will be done!
Mr. Weaver: The people of the future will say, 'meat-eaters' in disgust and regard us in the same way that we regard cannibals and cannibalism.