Conlan Carter was born in Center Ridge, Arkansas and raised on a farm near Matthews, Missouri. He attended Southeast Missouri State College for two years on an athletic scholarship. Carter served in the Air Force for two years before moving to San Francisco to study with 'Mara Alexander' Gilbert, head of the Bay City Actor's Lab. For three years, he concentrated on musical comedy and appeared in over 10 productions before feeling that he was ready for Hollywood. Carter arrived in Hollywood in 1959 and within two months, he became a regular on The Law and Mr. Jones (1960). In 1963, he got his big break when he landed the role of "Doc" on ABC-TV's hit series, Combat! (1962). In 1964, Conlan garnered his first movie role in the comedy, Quick, Before It Melts (1964). He played a hillbilly radio operator in the Antarctic. Conlan Carter's post-Combat! (1962) career included appearances in a few TV series and the feature film, White Lightning (1973). After acquiring his commercial pilot's license, he abandoned his acting career. At last report, he was earning a living flying businessmen around the U.S. on their own private aircraft. The Law and Mr. Jones (1960) (1960-62) [C.E. Curruthers], Combat! (1962) (1963-67) [Doc], Quick, Before It Melts (1964), White Lightning (1973).