Van Williams is perhaps the most underrated actor appearing in 1960\'s television. From his early appearance in a Lawman episode called \"The Young Toughs\" until he appeared in a dramatic episode of Gunsmoke in \"Thirty a Month and Found\", his acting matured.
In Bourbon St. Beat & Surfside 6 he played the playboy to the hilt, chasing girls and casting flip remarks when primed. There was a lot of fluff, but there was quality, too.
He soon graduated to a more serious role, as Britt Reid in The Green Hornet.
His appearance in Gunsmoke showed what a truly fine actor he had become by the 1970\'s.