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Overview (2)

Born in Los Angeles, California, USA
Height 6' 5½" (1.97 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Roger Ewing was born January 12, 1942 in Los Angeles, California. His acting career entailed several guest shots on TV shows, sitcoms and movies but he is best known for his role of a part-time deputy marshal and handy man, Clayton Thaddeus "Thad" Greenwood in thirty-six episodes (October 2, 1965 - September 25, 1967) of the popular TV western series, Gunsmoke, starring James Arness as Dodge City's Marshall Matt Dillon. After he left Gunsmoke, he played in two movies: as Donald Maxwell in the western "Smith" (1969) starring Glenn Ford and as Nelson in "Play It As It Lays" (1972) starring Tuesday Weld and Anthony Perkins. He then decided to call it quits for his acting career and pursued his other passion in the field of photography.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Mike DiDonato

Trivia (3)

Retired photographer who is a longtime resident of Morro Bay, CA, and is active in local politics there.
In 1968, he turned up as Bachelor #2 on an episode of The Dating Game (1965), when a then-unknown Lindsay Wagner picked a different bachelor to be her date.
Director John Schlesinger seriously considered him for the title role in Midnight Cowboy (1969) after the playwright William Inge introduced him. Producer Jerome Hellman met Ewing based on Schlesinger's recommendation, and while he also found the actor attractive, he felt that he didn't have all the qualities that the role required. Ultimately, Jon Voight got the role.

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