Prolific actor who played John Wayne's sidekick in The Searchers and Captain Christopher Pike in the pilot episode of Star Trek.
While performing at a college play, a scout from 20th Century Fox spotted him and offered him a contract.
He was the title character on the shortlived NBC series, Temple Houston.
He was married to actress Barbara Rush from 1950 to 1955.
Charlton Heston was a classmate of his at Northwestern University.