Born: 20 May 1927 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA as Albert David Hedison, Jr.
Known to many "Baby Boomers" as Capt. Lee Crane on ABC's Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964-68) and by others for his role as Felix Leiter in two James Bond films (Live and Let Die, 1973, and 1989's Licence to Kill), this actor of Armenian extraction was born in Rhode Island. His original surname is Haditsian.
He began his film career in 1955, and made notable appearances in such movies as The Fly (1958) and The Lost World (1960), the latter starring Jill St. John and FBI fellow guest stars Michael Rennie, Jay Novello, Vitina Marcus, Ian Wolfe, John Graham and Ben Wright, among others.
Mr. Hedison kept busy after Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea was cancelled in 1968 with various film and TV roles. More recently, he starred in The Young and the Restless. Married to his wife Bridget since 1968, he is the father of two children.
Born: 1 August 1922 in Melfort, Sasketchewan, Canada
Died: 22 October 2006 in Los Angeles, California, USA
Canadian Arthur Hill was educated both at the University of British Columbia and in Seattle, and moved to Britain in 1948. There, he worked in both stage and film before returning to New York in the late 1950s, where he continued in stage. In 1962, he won both a Tony and the New York Drama Critics awards for his role as George in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. This led to his film career, which led to five guest spots on The FBI between 1966 and 1969.
TV audiences remember Mr. Hill from the title role in the 1971-74 courtroom drama Owen Marshall, Counselor At Law. His last appearance was a memorable guest role in Murder, She Wrote in 1990. Arthur Hill retired from performing, and died in 2006 from Alzheimer's Disease.
Born: 11 September 1928 in Delhi, Louisiana, USA
Earl Holliman began his acting career in the 1950s in motion pictures, appearing in such noted films as The Rainmaker and Forbidden Planet. By the end of the decade, he had made equally memorable appearances in TV as well, notably in the premiere episode of The Twilight Zone in 1959.
Born in Louisiana, Mr. Holliman logged in at least four appearances on The FBI, starting in the first season. His career continued at full steam throughout the 1970s, '80s and ’90s. Among his acting stints: A major supporting role in the 1974-78 crime drama Police Woman.