Roger Davis (television actor)


Roger Davis (television actor)

Infobox actor



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birthname = Jon Roger Davis
birthdate = Birth date and age|1939|04|5
location = Bowling Green, Kentucky, U.S.
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yearsactive = 1963-1999
spouse = Jaclyn Smith (1968-1975)
Suzanne Irwin (1979-1983)
Alice LeGette (1985-1988)
Donna Davis (1990-Present)

Jon Roger Davis (born April 5, 1939 in Bowling Green, Kentucky) is an American actor, best known for his roles in "Dark Shadows" and "Alias Smith and Jones".

Davis first appeared on television in 1962 and garnered attention playing multiple characters on the daytime gothic soap opera, "Dark Shadows". In 1963, he co-starred with Richard Egan in the NBC Western drama "Redigo", the second season of the previous "Empire" television series, both set on a ranch in New Mexico.

In 1971, Davis narrated the title sequence voice-over for the comedy western TV series "Alias Smith and Jones", starring Pete Duel as Hannibal Heyes/Joshua Smith and Ben Murphy as Kid Curry/Thaddeus Jones. He also appeared in one of the episodes (Smiler with a Gun) as gunfighter Danny Bilson. Bilson has the distinction of being the only character kind-hearted Kid Curry was ever driven to kill during the series. When Pete Duel committed suicide at the end of 1971, Davis replaced him as Hannibal Heyes. However, after Davis completed just seventeen episodes it was clear the show would never achieve the same level of popularity as it had with Pete Duel. The series subsequently ended in 1973. Competition from the popular Flip Wilson Show didn't help the show's ratings, either. Davis continued to act in guest starring roles on TV series and movies throughout the 1970s, and was the voiceover artist of more than 6,000 commercials.

In 1968, Davis married actress Jaclyn Smith. They divorced in 1975.

Davis currently develops land and builds luxury homes in southern California, and owns an interest in movie developer Lonetree Entertainment in Los Angeles. His cousin, Mike Shannon, is a Dallas-based radio personality and traffic reporter.

External links

*http://www.rogerdavisonline.com
*http://www.viewmontnorth.com Roger Davis' home development, Viewmont North
*imdb name | id=0205380 | name=Roger Davis


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