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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 11 June 1937South Bend, Indiana, USA
Date of Death 24 July 2012Los Angeles, California, USA  (lung cancer)
Birth NameRaymon Lee Cramton
Height 6' 1½" (1.87 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Both a leading and a supporting actor in movies and on television, name a role - lawyer, airline pilot, rig foreman, doctor, gunslinger, real-life person, good guy, bad guy - and Chad Everett has probably played it. He was born Raymon Lee Cramton on June 11, 1937 in South Bend, Indiana. In high school, he did stage plays and wanted to become an actor.

After he graduated from Wayne University, Chad came to Hollywood and signed a contract with Warner Brothers. He first became known playing a deputy in the short-lived television series, The Dakotas (1962) but acted in a number of supporting roles, such as Get Yourself a College Girl (1964) and Made in Paris (1966), and played the title role in Johnny Tiger (1966) and Return of the Gunfighter (1967).

He was probably best-known for his seven-year run as "Dr. Joe Gannon" in the television series, Medical Center (1969), which earned him two Golden Globe Awards and Emmy nominations. After "Medical Center" was canceled, Chad starred in the mini-series, Centennial (1978), and played the title role in Hagen (1980). In the early '80s, Chad was in television films, including The Intruder Within (1981), and did a number of guest appearances on The Love Boat (1977) and Murder, She Wrote (1984).

Chad's recent work has included roles in the remake of Psycho (1998) and in Mulholland Dr. (2001). Today, he is still seen on television in Manhattan, AZ (2000). He recently completed a new film with Gwyneth Paltrow, View from the Top (2003), which is soon to be released. Chad is married to Shelby Grant, and they have two daughters.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Shelby Grant (22 May 1966 - 25 June 2011) (her death) (2 children)

Trivia (15)

A recovered alcoholic, he still attended Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.
Once butted heads with feminist Lily Tomlin when both appeared as guests on The Dick Cavett Show (1968). Tomlin walked off the set after Everett referred to his wife as "his property".
Best known by the public for his starring role as Dr. Joe Gannon on the medical drama Medical Center (1969).
Was chosen by the Wayne family to be the voice of John Wayne at Disney MGM Studios "Great Movie Ride".
Changed his name to Chad Everett because, he said, he got tired of explaining his real name, "Raymon-no-D, Cramton-no-P".
At one time in 1966, he and Richard Chamberlain were the only actors left under contract to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Eventually, Everett became the very last contract player at the studio.
Was a client from the early to mid-1960s of noted talent agent Henry Willson, noted for his penchant for making stars--and changing names--of young, good-looking male actors, such as Rock Hudson, Tab Hunter and Troy Donahue. Willson was the one who renamed Everett and signed him to Warner Bros.
Had two daughters with Shelby Grant: They were Katherine K. Cramton (B. June 21, 1969) and Shannon K. Cramton (B. August 4, 1971).
After attending Wayne State University, he headed to Hollywood and obtained a contract with Warner Brothers studio.
His first major role came in the drama film Claudelle Inglish (1961).
He supplied the voice of Ultraman Chuck in the English version of the animated movie Ultraman: The Adventure Begins (1987) and voiced several characters in the animated series The New Yogi Bear Show (1988).
He was battling lung cancer while filming Castle: The Blue Butterfly (2012). It ended up being his final screen appearance; he died six months after the episode aired.
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6922 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on November 13, 1986.
Attended and graduated from Fordson High School in Dearborn, Michigan (1955).
Attended and graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.

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