Bob Denver Biography

Birthday: 1935-01-09
Place of Birth: New Rochelle, New York
Height: 5' 8" (1.73 m)
Wiki Biography: Bob Denver was attending college at Loyola-Marymount University, in Los Angeles, when he got into acting. At first, Denver wasn't sure he wanted to be an actor, but gradually gave in, deciding that's what he was going to do for a career. Before he became established, he worked as a mailman and teacher. He then got a screen test for the part of Maynard G. Krebs and to his surprise won the part. After four years on "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" (1959), Denver got his most famous part of Gilligan, in "Gilligan's Island" (1964). After Gilligan's three-year run ended he did a few other television shows (including the Gilligan wannabe "Dusty's Trail" (1973)) and Broadway plays. On September 2, 2005, he died of complications related to cancer treatment at Wake Forest University Baptist Hospital in North Carolina. He had most recently lived in Princeton, West Virgina. He is survived by his wife Dreama, and four children.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis Maynard G. Krebs 1962 - 1963 Comedy
Gilligan's Island Gilligan 1964 - 1965 Comedy
Dusty's Trail Dusty 1973 Comedy
The New Adventures of Gilligan Gilligan (1974-1977) 1974 Animation
Far Out Space Nuts 1975 - 1977 Comedy
Gilligan's Planet Gilligan 1982 Animation
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Rescue From Gilligan's Island Gilligan 1978
The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island Gilligan 1981
High School U.S.A. 1983 Comedy