Husky blond TV and film actor Doug McClure was best-known for his Western series, "The Virginian" (NBC, 1962-70), and for his appearances in seemingly hundreds of TV-movies from 1960 through 1994. The athletic California native spent his youth surfing and learning to ride and rope on nearby ranches. The latter skills would eventually pay off in his many roles in Westerns. McClure briefly worked on the rodeo circuit before an agent discovered him. By the late 1950s, he was modeling, appearing in commercials, on TV in a bit part in "Ivy League" (1959), with fellow neophytes Mary Tyler Moore and Arte Johnson, and in movies, "The Enemy Below" (1957). While McClure co-starred in over 20 features between his 1957 debut and his posthumously-released "Riders in the Storm" (1995), he never really achieved stardom on the big screen. His affable, laid-back personality and clean-cut but unremarkable good looks were more suited to the small screen. McClure played small roles in "Gidget" (1959) with Sandra Dee, "Because They're Young" (1960), which marked the screen debut of Dick Clark, and John Huston's Western, "The Unforgiven" (also 1960). A number of his films were either Westerns, war films or rollicking adventures. In "Shenandoah" (1965), McClure was a Confederate soldier engaged to marry James Stewart's daughter, Rosemary Forsyth. He was the younger brother of Guy Stockwell's "Beau Geste" (1966) and the leader of a group who discover dinosaurs in "The Land That Time Forgot" (1975). Among his other films were the pallid comedy "Nobody's Perfect" (1968), the fantasy "Warlords of Atlantis" (1978), with Cyd Charisse as an Atlantean, "Cannonball Run II" (1983), John Frankenheimer's political thriller "52 Pick-Up" (1986), the rock music comedy "Tapeheads" (1988) and an affectionate cameo in "Maverick" (1994).