Ross Elliott was an American television and film actor whose talent and consistency helped him to appear in over 100 television shows throughout the course of his 50-year entertainment career. Born in 1917, the Bronx, N.Y. native got his start in film with a small role in the 1943 comedy musical, This is the Army (1943). Previous to that, Elliott honed his skills as a peer to Orson Welles. The actor appeared on the radio anthology drama series, The War of the Worlds, in 1938. The project was written and narrated by Wells before he became an acclaimed actor and filmmaker. One of his most notable roles came in 1960-61 when Elliott played a supporting role as crewman Cort Ryker on the television series, The Blue Angels. The actor also appeared 59 times in a recurring role on The Virginian (1962). The actor's career lasted through the 1980s, with guest starring roles on hit shows such as Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985) and A-Team (1983). Elliott passed away in 1999.