73 (passed away Apr. 25th, 1996)
Nov. 19th, 1922
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Dick Wesson's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles1977 - Rollercoaster
1961 - The Errand Boy
1953 - Calamity Jane
1950 - Destination Moon
Guest TV Roles
Rollo 'Hex' Hexley
Det. Charlie Thompson
One of the most recognisable character actors of the 1950s, Boston Massachusetts-born Dick Wesson began his career with his 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 include, The Bob Cummings Show, The Danny Thomas Show, The Paul Sands Show, The People's Choice just to name a few. In the 60s his comedic talents took him to directing and producing in such shows as The Beverly Hillbillies and Petticoat Junction.
- Father of actress 'Eileen Wesson' (qv).
- With brother 'Gene Wesson' (qv) performed as Wesson Brothers comedy team.
- Often mistakenly credited with being 'Dick Wesson (II)' (qv), the announcer for the Walt Disney film trailers and television shows, beginning in the 1950s.
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