Long-time character actor David Hedison developed a passion for acting after seeing Tyrone Power's performance in the Oscar-winning "Blood and Sand". He began acting with the Sock and Buskin Players at Brown University before moving to New York City and studying under esteemed instructors Sanford Meisner and Martha Graham. Hedison continued his classical training by studying with method coach Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio, and began guest starring on television programs such as "Kraft Theatre" and "Star Tonight" in the mid-'50s. He landed his first major role in a feature film in 1958's "The Fly" before starring in the short-lived series "Five Fingers". He continued to act in the 1960s with roles in films like "The Lost World", "Marines, Let's Go", and "The Greatest Story Ever Told". One of his more memorable roles was as Captain Crane on the groundbreaking adventure series "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" in 1964. Hedison repeated his role on the series until 1968 and continued to guest star on television until he landed the role of James Bond's friend and confidant, Felix Leiter, in 1973's "Live and Let Die". He guest starred on TV shows like "The Colbys" and the epic mini-series "A.D." in the 1980s and reprised his role as Leiter in 1989's "License to Kill". After very few acting spots in the '90s, Hedison returned in 2004 with the role of Arthur Hendricks on the soap opera "The Young and the Restless".