Dennis Weaver2-copyActor Dennis Weaver played Matt Dillon’s trusty helper Chester Goode on the long-running western series Gunsmoke.  He appeared as Marshal Sam McCloud on the NBC police drama McCloud and in the 1971 TV movie Duel, the first film of director Steven Spielberg. Weaver was president of Screen Actors Guild from 1973-75.  

Weaver was a graduate of Joplin Junior College, now Missouri Southern State University!