Chuck Connors – Biography of Chuck Connors

The actor Chuck Connors was born in the Brooklyn neighborhood of New York, in the United States, on April 10, 1921.

When he was young, Chuck, by his physical conditions, began developing athletic disciplines, thus obtaining a scholarship in the Adelphi Academy, continuing his studies superiors in the University of Seton Hall, in New Jersey.

With the outbreak of World War II, Chuck enlisted in the United States Army, specifically at Fort Knox. There he spent the entire war as a tank instructor.

During this time Chuck was a professional basketball player, forming part of the Boston Celtics team of the NBA.

Some years later he also joined the Los Angeles Dogers baseball team and later the Chicago Cobs, where he played 66 games at first base in 1951.

The actor is one of the few people in the history of American sports who has managed to play in the NBA leagues and, at the same time, in Major League Baseball.

However, although his qualities as an athlete were very good, Chuck realized that he did not have as much quality as his peers, so, taking advantage of the fact that he played near Hollywood, he opted one day to take a test to participate in the film La impetuous by Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn, a role she would eventually land.

In 1953, he got the role of Davey White, in the movie “Hurricane of emotions”, along with actor Burt Lancaster.

In this same decade he worked with Charlton Heston in the drama “When fate reaches us” and in the western “Horizons of greatness”.

Also at this time he appeared on the small screen, in series such as “Superman”, “City detective”, “The Nevada Nightingale” or “Trial by Fear”.

It was then that the ABC chain hired him in 1958 to play Lucas Mc Cain in the famous series “The man with the rifle”, which was broadcast until 1963.

After it ended, Chuck continued starring in series on the small screen until 1977, when he was hired to play a character in the well-known production “Roots.”

A short time later, his appearances on the small screen were reduced and spaced, appearing only in single episodes of some series or as a guest artist in others.

On November 10, 1992, Chuck died of lung cancer.