James Arness, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

James Arness

American actor

Date of Birth: 26-May-1923

Place of Birth: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Date of Death: 03-Jun-2011

Profession: actor, film producer, television actor, film actor

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Gemini


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About James Arness

  • James Arness (born James King Aurness, May 26, 1923 – June 3, 2011) was an American actor, best known for portraying Marshal Matt Dillon for 20 years in the CBS television series Gunsmoke.
  • Arness has the distinction of having played the role of Dillon in five separate decades: 1955 to 1975 in the weekly series, then in Gunsmoke: Return to Dodge (1987) and four more made-for-television Gunsmoke films in the 1990s.
  • In Europe, Arness reached cult status for his role as Zeb Macahan in the Western series How the West Was Won.
  • He was the older brother of actor Peter Graves.

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