Alumnus of the longest running historical outdoor play in the United States, The Lost Colony, penned by Paul Green. He was a cast member at the Waterside Theater in Manteo, North Carolina from 1947 - 1953 and was eventually offered the role of Sir Walter Raleigh, a role that he accepted and played for five years.
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[on filming a 2-part Matlock
(1986) episode in his hometown]: During all the years of the old Griffith show I tried to talk them into filming something in North Carolina, but they said, 'Why? They already think you're in North Carolina anyway.'
An old friend Dick Van Dyke
guest-starred on the debut pilot episode of Matlock
(1986). Years later, Van Dyke reunited with Griffith on Diagnosis Murder
(1993), where Griffith kept his role as Ben Matlock.
Gruff, gregarious voice