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Gender: Male
Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1921-04-10
Deathday: 1992-11-10 (71 years old)

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Biography

Kevin Joseph Aloysius "Chuck" Connors (April 10, 1921 – November 10, 1992) was an American actor, writer, and professional basketball and baseball player. He is one of only 13 athletes in the history of American professional sports to have played in both Major League Baseball (Brooklyn Dodgers 1949, Chicago Cubs, 1951) and the National Basketball Association (Boston Celtics 1947–48). With a 40-year film and television career, he is best known for his five-year role as Lucas McCain in the highly rated ABC series The Rifleman (1958–63).

Personal Life

Connors was married three times. He met his first wife, Elizabeth Jane Riddell Connors, at one of his baseball games, and married her on October 1, 1948. They had four sons: Michael (1950–2017), Jeffrey (1952–2014), Stephen (born 1953), and Kevin (1956–2005), and divorced in 1961.Connors married Kamala Devi (1963) the year after co-starring with her in Geronimo. She also acted with Connors in Branded, Broken Sabre and Cowboy in Africa. They were divorced in 1973.Connors met his third wife Faith Quabius, when they both appeared in the film Soylent Green (1973). They were married in 1977 and divorced in 1979.Connors was a supporter of the Republican Party and attended several fundraisers for campaigns for U.S. President Richard M. Nixon. Connors also backed Barry Goldwater in the 1964 United States presidential election, and Gerald Ford in the 1976 presidential election. He campaigned for Ronald Reagan, a personal friend, and marched in support of the Vietnam War in 1967.Connors was introduced to Leonid Brezhnev, the leader of the Soviet Union, at a party given by Nixon at the Western White House in San Clemente, California, in June 1973. Connors presented Brezhnev with a pair of Colt Single Action Army "Six-Shooters" (revolvers) which Brezhnev liked greatly. Upon boarding his airplane back to Moscow, Brezhnev noticed Connors in the crowd, went back to him to shake hands, and jokingly jumped up into Connors's towering hug. Few American TV programs were allowed on Soviet television at that time: The Rifleman was an exception, because it happened to be Brezhnev's favorite show. Connors and Brezhnev got along so well, that Connors accepted an invitation to visit the Soviet leader in Moscow in December 1973. After Brezhnev's death in 1982, Connors expressed an interest in returning to the Soviet Union for the General Secretary's funeral, but the U.S. government would not allow Connors to be part of the official delegation.Connors was left handed.On July 18, 1984, Connors was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (star location at 6838 Hollywood Blvd.) Over 200 close friends attended, including his family, and actor Johnny Crawford.

Early Life

Connors was born on April 10, 1921, in Brooklyn, New York City, the elder of two children born to Marcella (née Londrigan) and Alban Francis "Allan" Connors, immigrants of Irish descent from Newfoundland and Labrador. He had one sibling, a sister, Gloria, who was two years his junior.His father became a citizen of the United States in 1914 and was working in Brooklyn in 1930 as a longshoreman and his mother had also attained her U.S. citizenship in 1917.Connors was a devoted fan of the Brooklyn Dodgers despite their losing record during the 1930s, and he hoped to join the team one day. A talented athlete, he earned a scholarship to the Adelphi Academy, a preparatory school in Brooklyn, where he graduated in 1939. He received additional offers for athletic scholarships from more than two dozen colleges and universities.From those offers, he chose to attend Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey. There, he played both basketball and baseball for the school, and it was there, too, where he changed his name. Since childhood, Connors had disliked his first name, Kevin, and he had sought another name. He tried using "Lefty" and "Stretch" before finally settling on "Chuck". The name derived from his time as a player on Seton Hall's baseball team. He would repeatedly yell to the pitcher from his position on first base, "Chuck it to me, baby! Chuck it to me!" The rest of his teammates and spectators at the university's games soon caught on, and the nickname stuck.Connors left Seton Hall after two years to accept a contract to play professional baseball. He played on two minor league teams (see below) in 1940 and 1942, then joined the United States Army following America's entrance into World War II. During most of the war, he served as a tank-warfare instructor at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and later at West Point in New York.

Filmography

All 52

Movies 46

TV shows 6

Self 3

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Death Heads: Brain Drain (2018)

Death Heads: Brain Drain (2018)

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Self - Guest
Diner Noir Istanbul (2015)

Diner Noir Istanbul (2015)

Movie
Red Farley
Last Flight To Hell (1990)

Last Flight To Hell (1990)

Movie
Stan Brown
High Desert Kill (1989)

High Desert Kill (1989)

Movie
Mr. Huston
Skinheads (1989)

Skinheads (1989)

Movie
Nash Crawford
Once Upon a Texas Train (1988)

Once Upon a Texas Train (1988)

Movie
Self
Later with Bob Costas (1988)

Later with Bob Costas (1988)

TV show
Chief Rawlings
Terror Squad (1988)

Terror Squad (1988)

Movie
Actor
Taxi Killer (1988)

Taxi Killer (1988)

Movie
Professor Roger Osborne
Maniac Killer (1987)

Maniac Killer (1987)

Movie
Captain Janos Skorzeny
Werewolf (1987)

Werewolf (1987)

TV show
Senator Morris
Inglorious Bastards 2: Hell's Heroes (1987)

Inglorious Bastards 2: Hell's Heroes (1987)

Movie
Mr. Warren
Summer Camp Nightmare (1987)

Summer Camp Nightmare (1987)

Movie
The Colonel
Sakura Killers (1987)

Sakura Killers (1987)

Movie
Alabama Dern
Balboa (1986)

Balboa (1986)

Movie
J.G. Willis
The Steel Collar Man (1985)

The Steel Collar Man (1985)

Movie
Jonathan
Bordello (1981)

Bordello (1981)

Movie
Fleming
Day of the Assassin (1979)

Day of the Assassin (1979)

Movie
Slauson
Tourist Trap (1979)

Tourist Trap (1979)

Movie
5
Mike O'Toole
The Night They Took Miss Beautiful (1977)

The Night They Took Miss Beautiful (1977)

Movie
Sheriff Danen
Nightmare in Badham County (1976)

Nightmare in Badham County (1976)

Movie
Wolf Larsen
Legend of the Sea Wolf (1975)

Legend of the Sea Wolf (1975)

Movie
Marvin 'Claw' Zuckerman
99 and 44/100% Dead (1974)

99 and 44/100% Dead (1974)

Movie
Tab Fielding
Soylent Green (1973)

Soylent Green (1973)

Movie
5.74
William Dorn
The Mad Bomber (1973)

The Mad Bomber (1973)

Movie
Captain Ernie Slade
The Horror at 37,000 Feet (1973)

The Horror at 37,000 Feet (1973)

Movie
Buddy Bates
Set This Town on Fire (1973)

Set This Town on Fire (1973)

Movie
Brian DiPaulo
Night of Terror (1972)

Night of Terror (1972)

Movie
Will Hansen
The Proud and Damned (1972)

The Proud and Damned (1972)

Movie
Kesten
Embassy (1972)

Embassy (1972)

Movie
Col. Wilcox
Vendetta (1971)

Vendetta (1971)

Movie
Reynolds
The Deserter (1970)

The Deserter (1970)

Movie
Senator Robert Fraser
Captain Nemo and the Underwater City (1969)

Captain Nemo and the Underwater City (1969)

Movie
Clyde McKay
Kill Them All and Come Back Alone (1968)

Kill Them All and Come Back Alone (1968)

Movie
Self
Western, Italian Style (1968)

Western, Italian Style (1968)

Movie
Jim Sinclair
Cowboy in Africa (1967)

Cowboy in Africa (1967)

TV show
Jonas Trapp - the Tiger
Ride Beyond Vengeance (1966)

Ride Beyond Vengeance (1966)

Movie
Ben
Synanon (1965)

Synanon (1965)

Movie
Jason McCord
Broken Sabre (1965)

Broken Sabre (1965)

Movie
Jason McCord
Branded (1965)

Branded (1965)

TV show
5.91
John Egan
Arrest and Trial (1963)

Arrest and Trial (1963)

TV show
Porter Ricks
Flipper (1963)

Flipper (1963)

Movie
Geronimo
Geronimo (1962)

Geronimo (1962)

Movie
Lucas McCain / Earl Bantry
The Rifleman (1958)

The Rifleman (1958)

TV show
6.67
Mink Reynolds
Death in Small Doses (1957)

Death in Small Doses (1957)

Movie
Sgt. Wade McCoy
Tomahawk Trail (1957)

Tomahawk Trail (1957)

Movie
Sgt. Ekland
Hold Back the Night (1956)

Hold Back the Night (1956)

Movie
Det. Ben Merrill
Hot Rod Girl (1956)

Hot Rod Girl (1956)

Movie
Frank Garrick
Walk the Dark Street (1956)

Walk the Dark Street (1956)

Movie
Bud Williams
Boy with a Knife (1956)

Boy with a Knife (1956)

Movie
Idaho Johnson
Three Stripes in the Sun (1955)

Three Stripes in the Sun (1955)

Movie
Pvt. Davey White
South Sea Woman (1953)

South Sea Woman (1953)

Movie

Information

Known for
Acting

Gender
Male

Birthday
1921-04-10

Deathday
1992-11-10 (71 years old)

Birth name
Kevin Joseph Aloysius Connors

Place of birth
Brooklyn, United States of America

Height
196-centimetre, 196-centimeter

Relationships
Kamala Devi (1963-01-01 - 1972-01-01)

Citizenships
United States of America

Awards
star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

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