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Overview (4)

Born in New York City, New York, USA
Died in Los Angeles, California, USA  (heart failure)
Birth NameHerbert Evers
Height 5' 11½" (1.82 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Although probably best known for playing Dr. Bill Corter in the 1962 cult film The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962), Jason Evers (born Herb Evers in New York City in 1922) has done much more than meets the eye. He quit school to join the army during WWII, and later decided to act after seeing such Hollywood stars as John Wayne and Humphrey Bogart. His first big break was in 1960 in the TV series Wrangler (1960) and he followed that with roles in Pretty Boy Floyd (1960), House of Women (1962) and another TV series, Channing (1963).

His career began to decline in the 1970s. He appeared with Roddy McDowall in Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971), one of the sequels to the smash Planet of the Apes (1968), and in the made-for-TV thriller Fer-de-Lance (1974). He was a vengeful hunter out to kill a murderous grizzly bear in Claws (1977) and a biologist out to stop man-eating fish with Wayne Crawford in Barracuda (1978).

He made more than 65 appearances in TV series and made-for-TV films during the 1980s, and returned to the big screen in 1990 for Basket Case 2 (1990). He died of heart failure in New York City in 2005.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: A. Nonymous

Spouse (2)

Diana James (1974 - 1975) (divorced)
Shirley Ballard (24 December 1953 - 1966) (divorced)

Trivia (1)

Member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Actors Branch)

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