PARLEY was a radio star in the 40's and 50's. During the years 1955-61, he was the radio voice for Dodge City Deputy, CHESTER PROUDFOOT. He married circus performer ERNESTINE CLARK in 1946. She died August 5, 2000. They had two children. He has appeared in over 150…more
Parley Baer created the full name of his character, Chester Wesley Proudfoot, on the radio version of Gunsmoke.
During his years as a struggling young actor, Parley Baer worked as a ringmaster in a circus.
Parley Baer provided the voice of Ernie the Elf on Keebler cookies commercials.
Parley Baer: Radio is the most nearly perfect medium for an actor. If you have an audience of 5 million people listening to you, you're giving 5 million performances.