|Date of Birth||19 November 1922, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA|
|Date of Death||25 April 1996, Rancho Mirage, California, USA (aortic aneurysm)|
|Birth Name||Richard Earl Wessell|
Mini Bio (1)
One of the most recognisable character actors of the 1950s, Boston Massachusetts-born Dick Wesson began his career with his older brother, Gene Wesson, in a comedy act that made the rounds of the nightclub circuit. He made his film debut in the sci-fi classic Destination Moon (1950), and spent his career specializing in playing the rambunctious, wisecracking smart alec, often in westerns and war films, easily recognizable by his big smile, crew-cut and amazing comedic timing. In addition to his film appearances, his extensive TV credits included The Bob Cummings Show (1955), Make Room for Daddy (1953) (aka The Danny Thomas Show), Paul Sand in Friends and Lovers (1974) (aka The Paul Sand Show), The People's Choice (1955), just to name a few. In the 60s, his comedic talents took him to directing and producing in such shows as The Beverly Hillbillies (1962) and Petticoat Junction (1963).
- IMDb Mini Biography By: firstname.lastname@example.org (Eileen Wesson - daughter)