CHAD EVERETT Biography - Actors and Actresses


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Name: Chad Everett                                                                       
Born: 11 June 1936 South Bend, Indiana                                                   
Chad Everett (born June 11, 1936) is an American actor who has appeared in over         
40 films and television series but is probably best known for his role as Dr.           
Joe Gannon in the 1970s television drama Medical Center.                                 
Everett was born Raymond Lee Cramton in South Bend, Indiana to Virdeen Ruth (Hopper)     
and Harry Clyde "Ted" Cramton. He was raised in Dearborn, Michigan where he             
became interested in the theatre as a Fordson High School student. After                 
attending Wayne State University, he headed to Hollywood and signed a                   
contract with Warner Brothers studio. According to Robert Hofler's 2005                 
biography, "The Man Who Invented Rock Hudson: The Pretty Boys and Dirty Deals of         
Henry Willson," agent Willson renamed and represented Everett.                           
Everett's first notable role came in an episode of the 1960s detective series           
Surfside 6. His first major role came a year later in the film Claudelle Inglish,       
and he subsequently played a deputy in the short-lived 1963 western television           
series The Dakotas, which also featured Jack Elam as a fellow lawman. After             
appearing in a number of movies and televisions series in the later 1960s, he           
landed the role of Dr. Joe Gannon on the innovative medical drama Medical Center         
in 1969. Since then, he has appeared in numerous films and television series             
including Centennial, Hagen, Airplane II: The Sequel, Star Command, and                 
Mulholland Drive He has also appeared as a guest star on over 40 televisions             
series such as Melrose Place, The Nanny, Touched by an Angel, Diagnosis Murder,         
Caroline in the City, Murder, She Wrote, The Red Skelton Show, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., 
and Route 66.                                                                           
He hosts Trinity Broadcasting Network's "Master's Theater." He portrayed a               
closeted gay police officer on the December 3, 2006 episode Forever Blue of the         
television series, Cold Case.