McRaney holds the distinction of being the last guest star to meet "Matt Dillon" in a gunfight on Gunsmoke
(1955) - in the episode "Hard Labor", first broadcast February 24, 1975 (he lost). In fact, in the early portion of Gerald McRaney's career he almost always played the villain; but, since his first series, Simon & Simon
(1981), hit it big...
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