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Chad Everett is an American
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

 actor
Actor
An actor is a person who acts in a dramatic production and who works in film, television, theatre, or radio in that capacity...

 who has appeared in over 40 film
Film
A film, also called a movie or motion picture, is a series of still or moving images. It is produced by recording photographic images with cameras, or by creating images using animation techniques or visual effects...

s and television series
Television program
A television program , also called television show, is a segment of content which is intended to be broadcast on television. It may be a one-time production or part of a periodically recurring series...

 but is probably best known for his role as Dr. Joe Gannon in the 1970s television drama Medical Center
Medical Center (TV series)
Medical Center is a medical drama series which aired on CBS from 1969 to 1976.-Synopsis:The show starred James Daly as Dr. Paul Lochner and Chad Everett as Dr. Joe Gannon, surgeons working in an otherwise unnamed university hospital in Los Angeles. The show focused both on the lives of the doctors...

.

Early life


Everett was born Raymon Lee Cramton in South Bend, Indiana
South Bend, Indiana
The city of South Bend is the county seat of St. Joseph County, Indiana, United States, on the St. Joseph River near its southernmost bend, from which it derives its name. As of the 2010 Census, the city had a total of 101,168 residents; its Metropolitan Statistical Area had a population of 316,663...

, to Virdeen Ruth (née Hopper) and Harry Clyde "Ted" Cramton. He was raised in Dearborn, Michigan
Dearborn, Michigan
-Economy:Ford Motor Company has its world headquarters in Dearborn. In addition its Dearborn campus contains many research, testing, finance and some production facilities. Ford Land controls the numerous properties owned by Ford including sales and leasing to unrelated businesses such as the...

, where he became interested in the theatre
Theatre
Theatre is a collaborative form of fine art that uses live performers to present the experience of a real or imagined event before a live audience in a specific place. The performers may communicate this experience to the audience through combinations of gesture, speech, song, music or dance...

 as a Fordson High School
Fordson High School
Fordson High School is a secondary school located in Dearborn, Michigan, United States. It was completed in 1928 on a parcel of land which was then the village of Fordson, named for Henry Ford and his son Edsel Ford.-History:...

 student.

After attending Wayne State University
Wayne State University
Wayne State University is a public research university located in Detroit, Michigan, United States, in the city's Midtown Cultural Center Historic District. Founded in 1868, WSU consists of 13 schools and colleges offering more than 400 major subject areas to over 32,000 graduate and...

, he headed to Hollywood
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
Hollywood is a famous district in Los Angeles, California, United States situated west-northwest of downtown Los Angeles. Due to its fame and cultural identity as the historical center of movie studios and movie stars, the word Hollywood is often used as a metonym of American cinema...

 and obtained a contract with Warner Brothers studio. Agent Henry Willson
Henry Willson
Henry Willson was an American Hollywood talent agent who played a large role in popularizing the beefcake craze of the 1950s. He was known for his stable of young, attractive clients, including Rock Hudson, Tab Hunter, Robert Wagner, Nick Adams, Guy Madison, Troy Donahue, Rory Calhoun, Clint...

 signed him and changed his name to Chad Everett. Everett claims he changed his name because he tired of explaining his real name, "Raymon-no-D, Cramton-no-P."

Career


Everett's first notable role came in an episode of the 1960s detective series Surfside 6
Surfside 6
Surfside 6 was an ABC television series which aired from 1960 to 1962. The show centered around a Miami Beach detective agency set on a houseboat and featured Troy Donahue as Sandy Winfield, II; Van Williams as Kenny Madison ; and Lee Patterson as Dave Thorne...

. 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
The Dakotas (TV series)
The Dakotas is an American Western television series starring Larry Ward and featuring Jack Elam broadcast by ABC during 1963. The short-lived show is a spin-off of Cheyenne,...

, which also featured Jack Elam
Jack Elam
William Scott "Jack" Elam was an American film actor best known for his numerous roles as villains in Western films and, later in his career, comedies .-Early life:...

 as a fellow lawman. After appearing in a number of movies and television series in the later 1960s, he got his big break, landing the role of Dr. Joe Gannon on the innovative medical drama, Medical Center
Medical Center (TV series)
Medical Center is a medical drama series which aired on CBS from 1969 to 1976.-Synopsis:The show starred James Daly as Dr. Paul Lochner and Chad Everett as Dr. Joe Gannon, surgeons working in an otherwise unnamed university hospital in Los Angeles. The show focused both on the lives of the doctors...

, in 1969.

Since then, he has appeared in numerous films and television series including Centennial
Centennial (miniseries)
Centennial is a 12-episode American television miniseriesthat aired on NBC from October 1978 to February 1979. It was based on the novel of the same name by James A. Michener. The miniseries was produced by John Wilder....

, Hagen, Airplane II: The Sequel
Airplane II: The Sequel
Airplane II: The Sequel is an American comedy sequel to the 1980 film Airplane!. First released on December 10, 1982, the film was written and directed by Ken Finkleman and stars Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Lloyd Bridges, Chad Everett, William Shatner, Rip Torn, and Sonny Bono.-Plot:In the near...

, Star Command, and Mulholland Drive
Mulholland Drive (film)
Mulholland Drive is a 2001 American neo-noir psychological thriller written and directed by David Lynch, starring Justin Theroux, Naomi Watts, and Laura Harring. The surrealist film was highly acclaimed by many critics and earned Lynch the Prix de la mise en scène at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival...

. He has also appeared as a guest star on over 40 television series such as Melrose Place, The Nanny
The Nanny (TV series)
The Nanny is an American television sitcom co-produced by Sternin & Fraser Ink, Inc., and Fran Drescher in association with TriStar Television for the CBS network...

, Touched by an Angel
Touched by an Angel
Touched by an Angel is an American drama series that premiered on CBS on September 21, 1994 and ran for 211 episodes and nine seasons until its conclusion on April 27, 2003. Created by John Masius and produced by Martha Williamson, the series stars Roma Downey, as an angel named Monica, and Della...

, Diagnosis: Murder
Diagnosis: Murder
Diagnosis: Murder is a mystery/medical/crime drama television series starring Dick Van Dyke as Dr. Mark Sloan, a medical doctor who solves crimes with the help of his son, a homicide detective played by his real-life son Barry Van Dyke. The series began as a spin-off of Jake and the Fatman...

, Caroline in the City
Caroline in the City
Caroline in the City is an American situation comedy that ran from September 21, 1995 to April 26, 1999 on the NBC television network. It starred Lea Thompson as cartoonist Caroline Duffy. The series premiered in the two-hour Thursday night block led by Friends.-Premise:Caroline Duffy is a...

, Murder, She Wrote
Murder, She Wrote
Murder, She Wrote is an American television mystery series starring Angela Lansbury as mystery writer and amateur detective Jessica Fletcher. The series aired for 12 seasons from 1984 to 1996 on the CBS network, with 264 episodes transmitted. It was followed by four TV films and a spin-off series,...

, The Red Skelton Show
The Red Skelton Show
The Red Skelton Show is an American variety show that was a television staple for two decades, from 1951 to 1971. It was second to Gunsmoke and third to The Ed Sullivan Show in the ratings during that time. Skelton, who had previously been a radio star, had appeared in several motion pictures as...

, The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is an American television series that was broadcast on NBC from September 22, 1964, to January 15, 1968. It follows the exploits of two secret agents, played by Robert Vaughn and David McCallum, who work for a fictitious secret international espionage and law-enforcement...

, and Route 66
Route 66 (TV series)
Route 66 is an American TV series in which two young men traveled across America. The show ran weekly on CBS from 1960 to 1964. It starred Martin Milner as Tod Stiles and, for two and a half seasons, George Maharis as Buz Murdock. Maharis was ill for much of the third season, during which time Tod...

.

He also supplied the voice of Ultraman Chuck in the English version of the animated movie Ultraman: The Adventure Begins
Ultraman: The Adventure Begins
Ultraman: The Adventure Begins was an animated movie joint produced by Hanna-Barbera and Tsuburaya Productions in 1987. The movie was titled for its Japanese release in 1989. The movie was intended as a pilot for an animated series, but no such series ever emerged...

and voiced several characters in the animated television series The New Yogi Bear Show
The New Yogi Bear Show
The New Yogi Bear Show is a 30-minute weekday animated series which aired on syndication in 1988 and featured one of Hanna-Barbera's most well-known classic characters, Yogi Bear...

.

He hosts Trinity Broadcasting Network
Trinity Broadcasting Network
The Trinity Broadcasting Network is a major American Christian television network. TBN is based in Costa Mesa, California, with auxiliary studio facilities in Irving, Texas; Hendersonville, Tennessee; Gadsden, Alabama; Decatur, Georgia; Miami, Florida; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Orlando, Florida; and New...

'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.

Everett was selected by the family of John Wayne
John Wayne
Marion Mitchell Morrison , better known by his stage name John Wayne, was an American film actor, director and producer. He epitomized rugged masculinity and became an enduring American icon. He is famous for his distinctive calm voice, walk, and height...

 to be the voice of the animatronic figure of Wayne in Disney MGM Studios' Great Movie Ride.

Personal life


Everett married actress Shelby Grant
Shelby Grant
Shelby Grant , born Brenda Thompson, was an American actress whose credits included Our Man Flint, Fantastic Voyage and Medical Center.-Early life:...

 in Tucson, Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
Tucson is a city in and the county seat of Pima County, Arizona, United States. The city is located 118 miles southeast of Phoenix and 60 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border. The 2010 United States Census puts the city's population at 520,116 with a metropolitan area population at 1,020,200...

, on May 22, 1966. Everett was on location is Tucson filming the 1967 movie, Return of the Gunfighter
Return of the Gunfighter (1967 film)
Return of the Gunfighter is a Western/Movie, starring Robert Taylor and directed by James Neilson.- Plot :An old gunslinger Wyatt and Ben Lee Sutton injured boy in love with a Mexican girl, Wyatt will teach you to use the gun, the young man now knows how to defend himself, he wants to avenge the...

, at the time of their wedding. They had two daughters, Katherine Thorp and Shannon Everett. The couple remained married for 45 years until Grant's death on June 25, 2011.

Everett battled alcoholism for many years before seeking treatment from Alcoholics Anonymous
Alcoholics Anonymous
Alcoholics Anonymous is an international mutual aid movement which says its "primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety." Now claiming more than 2 million members, AA was founded in 1935 by Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith in Akron, Ohio...

. A Republican, he had a much publicized argument with feminist actress Lily Tomlin
Lily Tomlin
Mary Jean "Lily" Tomlin is an American actress, comedienne, writer, and producer. Tomlin has been a major force in American comedy since the late 1960's when she began a career as a stand up comedian and became a featured performer on television's Laugh-in...

 during the taping of the March 31, 1972, episode of The Dick Cavett Show
The Dick Cavett Show
The Dick Cavett Show has been the title of several talk shows hosted by Dick Cavett on various television networks, including:* ABC daytime ...

. Tomlin became so enraged when Everett referred to his wife as "my property" that she stormed off the set and refused to return.

Reporter Ronnie Simonsen’s admiration of Everett is an important part of How's Your News?
How's Your News?
How's Your News? is an American television series and also a feature film. It aired Sundays on MTV in the United States, and the feature film based on the same concept was released in 2003. It stars a group of reporters with developmental disabilities who interview celebrities and politicians...

, a documentary (about a group of mentally disabled news reporters touring the United States) in which Simonsen meets Everett near the end of the film.

Filmography

  • No Clean Break (TV series)(2011) - The Man
  • Undercovers
    Undercovers (TV series)
    Undercovers is an American action spy television series created by J. J. Abrams and Josh Reims for NBC. They were executive producers of the pilot along with Abrams' frequent collaborator Bryan Burk....

    (Crashed)(2010) (TV)
  • Supernatural
    Supernatural (TV series)
    Supernatural is an American supernatural and horror television series created by Eric Kripke, which debuted on September 13, 2005 on The WB, and is now part of The CW's lineup. Starring Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester and Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester, the series follows the brothers as they...

    (The Curious Case of Dean Winchester
    Supernatural (season 5)
    Season five of Supernatural, an American television series, began airing on September 10, 2009. This is the fourth season to air on the CW television network. Season five regular cast members include Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles and Misha Collins....

    ) (2009) (TV) - Aged Dean Winchester
  • Without A Trace
    Without a Trace
    Without a Trace is an American television drama which originally ran on CBS from September 26, 2002 to May 19, 2009. The series was set in New York City and concerned a fictitious FBI Missing Persons Unit.-Premise:...

    (Skin Deep) (2007) - Joseph Pratt
  • Cold Case (Forever Blue) (2006) - Jimmy Bruno
  • E-Ring
    E-Ring
    E-Ring is an American television military drama, created by Ken Robinson and David McKenna and executive produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, that premiered on NBC on September 21, 2005...

    (The General) (2006) - General Long, Army Chief of Staff
  • The Mountain
    The Mountain (TV series)
    The Mountain is an American television series that was broadcast on the WB Television Network for one season, from 2004 to 2005. The show received very low ratings and was canceled after only thirteen episodes. The theme song, "I Miss You" is sung by blink-182.-Plot:The plot centers on a ski resort...

     (
    Pilot) (2005) - Toby
  • Mulholland Drive
    Mulholland Drive (film)
    Mulholland Drive is a 2001 American neo-noir psychological thriller written and directed by David Lynch, starring Justin Theroux, Naomi Watts, and Laura Harring. The surrealist film was highly acclaimed by many critics and earned Lynch the Prix de la mise en scène at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival...

    (2001) - Jimmy Katz
  • Manhattan, AZ
    Manhattan, AZ
    Manhattan, AZ was a short-lived Mystery television show that aired on the USA Network during the Summer of 2000.-External links:* on * from the TV Guide website...

    (2000) (TV) - Jake Manhattan
  • Psycho
    Psycho (1998 film)
    Psycho is a 1998 American horror film produced and directed by Gus Van Sant for Universal Pictures, a remake of the 1960 film directed by Alfred Hitchcock...

    (1998) - Tom Cassidy
  • Touched by an Angel
    Touched by an Angel
    Touched by an Angel is an American drama series that premiered on CBS on September 21, 1994 and ran for 211 episodes and nine seasons until its conclusion on April 27, 2003. Created by John Masius and produced by Martha Williamson, the series stars Roma Downey, as an angel named Monica, and Della...

    (Crisis of Faith) (1997) - Rev Daniel Brewer
  • Star Command
    Star Command (film)
    Star Command is a 1996 made-for-TV film written by Melinda M. Snodgrass and directed by Jim Johnston.-Plot Outline:A crew of space navy cadets on a training mission find themselves forced to fight an enemy fleet for real. They lose their senior officers in the opening battle, then through luck and...

    (1996) (TV) - Cmdr. Shane Ridnaur
  • McKenna
    McKenna (TV series)
    McKenna was a short-lived TV series that aired on ABC during the 1994-1995 season. It starred Chad Everett and Jennifer Love Hewitt.The series revolved around Brick McKenna , who returned to Oregon to take over his brother's business, McKenna Outfitters, after his death...

    (1994–1995) (TV) - Jack McKenna
  • Thunderboat Row (1989) (TV) - Ben Bishop
  • Malibu
    Malibu (film)
    Malibu is a 1983 television film, based on a novel by William Murray. Featuring Kim Novak, Susan Dey, Troy Donahue and James Coburn, the all star miniseries involves a young couple from Milwaukee, who move into the fabled, high-society Malibu beach community, and become involved with the lives of...

    (1983) (TV) - Art Bonnell
  • The Rousters
    The Rousters
    The Rousters is a 1983 NBC television series about a group of modern-day bounty hunters who are descendants of legendary lawman Wyatt Earp. Despite advertising claims that this series would "sink The Love Boat" in the ratings, it ran for only one season of 13 episodes.-Premise:Wyatt Earp III works...

    (1983) (TV) - Wyatt Earp III
  • Airplane II: The Sequel
    Airplane II: The Sequel
    Airplane II: The Sequel is an American comedy sequel to the 1980 film Airplane!. First released on December 10, 1982, the film was written and directed by Ken Finkleman and stars Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Lloyd Bridges, Chad Everett, William Shatner, Rip Torn, and Sonny Bono.-Plot:In the near...

    (1982) - Simon Kurtz
  • The Intruder Within (1981) (TV) - Jake Nevins
  • Hagen (1980) (TV)- Paul Hagen
  • Centennial (1978) (TV mini) - Major Maxwell Mercy
  • Medical Center (1969) (TV)- Dr. Joe Gannon
  • The Impossible Years
    The Impossible Years
    The Impossible Years is a 1965 comedy play by Robert Fisher and Arthur Marx, son of famed comedian Groucho Marx.The comedy revolves around Jonathan Kingsley, a teaching psychiatrist at the local university, his wife, and their two teenaged daughters...

    (1968)
  • The Last Challenge
    The Last Challenge (1967)
    The The Last Challenge is a 1967 Metrocolor Western directed by Richard Thorpe, starring Glenn Ford and Angie Dickinson. The town sheriff Blaine contends with his reputation as the "fastest gun in the West."-Plot:...

    (1967) (TV) - Lot McGuire
  • Return of the Gunfighter (1967) (TV) - Lee Sutton
  • First to Fight (1967) - Jack Connell
  • The Singing Nun
    The Singing Nun (film)
    The Singing Nun is a 1966 American semi-biographical film about the life of Jeanine Deckers, a nun who recorded the chart-topping hit song "Dominique". It starred Debbie Reynolds in the title role. It was Henry Koster's final directing job....

    (1966) - Robert Gerarde
  • Made in Paris
    Made in Paris
    Made in Paris is a 1966 American romantic comedy film directed by Boris Sagal and starring Louis Jourdan, Ann-Margaret, and Richard Crenna.This was the last screen credit for veteran MGM musical director Georgie Stoll before retirement....

    (1966) - Ted Barclay
  • Johnny Tiger
    Johnny Tiger
    Johnny Tiger is a 1966 film directed by Paul Wendkos. It stars Robert Taylor and Geraldine Brooks.-Cast:*Robert Taylor as George Dean*Geraldine Brooks as Dr. Leslie Frost*Chad Everett as Johnny Tiger*Brenda Scott as Barbara Dean...

    (1966) - Johnny Tiger
  • Get Yourself A College Girl
    Get Yourself a College Girl
    Get Yourself a College Girl is a 1964 Metrocolor film comedy in the style of a beach party movie. The plot involves a college co-ed who tries to balance her time writing songs and dealing with her publisher who tries to pursue her. It was directed by Sidney Miller and written by Robert E...

    (1964) - Gary Underwood
  • The Dakotas
    The Dakotas (TV series)
    The Dakotas is an American Western television series starring Larry Ward and featuring Jack Elam broadcast by ABC during 1963. The short-lived show is a spin-off of Cheyenne,...

    (1963) (TV) - Deputy Del Stark
  • Rome Adventure
    Rome Adventure
    Rome Adventure, also known as Lovers Must Learn, is a 1962 romantic drama film, based on Irving Fineman's novel. It was directed by Delmer Daves and stars Troy Donahue, Angie Dickenson, and Suzanne Pleshette.-Plot:...

     (1962)
  • Claudelle Inglish (1961) - Linn Varner
  • Lawman - The Son (1961) - Cole Herod
  • Lawman - Detweiler's Kid (1961) - Jim Austin (credited as 'Chad York')
  • Ironside
    Ironside
    -Entertainment and literature:*Ironside , an American television series starring Raymond Burr*Ironside: A Modern Faery's Tale, an urban fantasy novel by Holly Black-People:...

    (1967) - (TV) - Larry Curtis

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