Dick York

Actor, Apartment superintendent
Gangly actor best known as Darren Stephens, the befuddled husband of nose-twitching witch Samantha (Elizabeth Montgomery) on the long-running TV comedy, "Bewitched". York began his career as a child actor on radio in ... Read more »
Born: 09/04/1928 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA

Filmography

Actor (10)

High School, U.S.A. 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Bewitched 1964 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

Thriller 1960 - 1962 (TV Show)

Actor

Inherit the Wind 1960 (Movie)

Bertram T Cates (Actor)

Cowboy 1958 (Movie)

Charlie (Actor)

The Last Blitzkrieg 1958 (Movie)

Sergeant Ludwig (Actor)

They Came to Cordura 1958 (Movie)

Private Renziehausen (Actor)

Operation Mad Ball 1957 (Movie)

Corporal Bohun (Actor)

My Sister Eileen 1955 (Movie)

Wreck (Actor)

The Twilight Zone (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Gangly actor best known as Darren Stephens, the befuddled husband of nose-twitching witch Samantha (Elizabeth Montgomery) on the long-running TV comedy, "Bewitched". York began his career as a child actor on radio in Chicago, most notably as Jack Armstrong, "the All-American boy". By the mid-1950s he had appeared on Broadway in "Tea and Sympathy" and "Bus Stop" and became a frequent guest performer on TV dramas and series such as "The Twilight Zone", "Wagon Train" and "Alfred Hitchcock Presents". York also entered films in the mid-50s: he was featured as former football player Wreck in "My Sister Eileen" (1955) and played the schoolteacher tried for teaching evolution in "Inherit the Wind" (1960).

York's first TV series was "Going My Way" (1962-63), based on the 1944 Bing Crosby film, but it is his co-starring role on "Bewitched" for which he remains best known. York remained with the show from its debut in 1964 to 1969, when problems stemming from an old back injury forced him to leave; he was replaced by Dick Sargent, who continued in the role until 1972.

In the years after his retirement from acting York was active with his private fund-raising effort called Acting for Life, soliciting money for the homeless by telephone while confined to his home by emphysema and a degenerative spinal condition.

Relationships

Joan York

Wife
married c. 1951 born c. 1931

Milestones

1985

Moved to Rockford, Michigan

1970

Quit pain killers cold turkey

1962

Starred in first TV series, "Going My Way"

1959

Injured back on the set of the western film, "They Came to Cordura"

1955

TV debut in Gore Vidal's "Visit to a Small Planet" on "Goodyear Playhouse"

1955

Film debut, "Three Stripes in the Sun"

Founded Acting for Life, a private fundraising effort to help the homeless

Began acting career as a child, performing in radio shows in Chicago; starred in network radio program "That Brewster Boy" at age 15

Played Darren Stephens on hit TV series, "Bewitched"; replaced by Dick Sargent in 1969

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