Chuck Connors Quick Info
Height6 ft 5 in
Weight87 kg
Date of BirthApril 10, 1921
Zodiac SignAries
Date of DeathNovember 10, 1992

Chuck Connors was an American actor, writer, director, and professional basketball and baseball player who is best known for his role as Lucas McCain in the popular ABC series The Rifleman (1958-63). He has also been one of only 13 athletes in the history of American professional sports to have played in both Major League Baseball and the National Basketball Association. Chuck was also cast in several movies including GeronimoTrouble Along the WayHold Back the NightDeath in Small DosesTarget ZeroKill Them All and Come Back AloneCaptain Nemo and the Underwater CityThe BirdmenThe Proud and DamnedDay of the AssassinHit ManLegend of the Sea Wolf, and Good Morning, Miss Dove.

Born Name

Kevin Joseph Connors

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Nick Name

Chuck

Chuck Connors as seen in a publicity still as Lucas McCain from the television program 'The Rifleman' (1963)Chuck Connors as seen in a publicity still as Lucas McCain from the television program 'The Rifleman' (1963)
Chuck Connors as seen in a publicity still as Lucas McCain from the television program ‘The Rifleman’ (1963) (Rogers & Cowan / eBay / Public Domain)

Age

He was born on April 10, 1921.

Died

On November 10, 1992, Chuck Connors died of lung cancer at the age of 71 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, United States.

Sun Sign

Aries

Born Place

Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States

Nationality

American

American

 

Education

Chuck Connors attended Adelphi Academy in Brooklyn on a scholarship and graduated in 1939. He then received multiple offers for athletic scholarships from over 2 dozen colleges and universities and joined Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey.

Afterward, he left Seton Hall University after 2 years to accept a contract to play professional baseball.

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Occupation

Actor, Writer, Director, Professional Basketball Player, Professional Baseball Player

Family

  • Father – Alban Francis “Allan” Connors (Worked in Brooklyn as a longshoreman)
  • Mother – Marcella (née Londrigan) (Homemaker)
  • Siblings – Gloria (Younger Sister)

Manager

Chuck Connors was signed with Talent Plus, Talent Agency, St. Louis, Missouri, United States.

Net Worth

According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, his net worth was $5 Million.

Build

Athletic

Chuck Connors (Left) as John Egan and guest star Broderick Crawford in the television program 'Arrest and Trial' (1963)Chuck Connors (Left) as John Egan and guest star Broderick Crawford in the television program 'Arrest and Trial' (1963)
Chuck Connors (Left) as John Egan and guest star Broderick Crawford in the television program ‘Arrest and Trial’ (1963) (ABC Television / eBay / Public Domain)

Height

6 ft 5 in or 195.5 cm

Weight

87 kg or 192 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Chuck Connors had dated –

  1. Elizabeth Riddell (1948-1961)​ – He married Elizabeth Jane Riddell Connors on October 1, 1948. The couple had met at one of his baseball games. They were blessed with 4 sons – Michael Connors (1950-2017), Jeffrey Connors (July 30, 1952 – February 19, 2014), Stephen Connors (b. September 4, 1953), and Kevin Connors (June 9, 1956 – July 10, 2005). Chuck and Elizabeth divorced in 1961.
  2. Kamala Devi (1963-1972)​ – Chuck Connors married actor Kamala Devi in 1963 and they co-starred in the shows Branded and Cowboy in Africa. The duo divorced in 1972.
  3. Faith Quabius (1977-1980) – He met Faith Quabius while working on the 1973 ecological dystopian thriller film Soylent Green. They were married from 1977 to 1980.
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Race / Ethnicity

White

Chuck Connors was of Irish descent.

Hair Color

Gray

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Towering height
  • Commanding voice
  • Strong jawline

Brand Endorsements

Chuck Connors was cast in a TV commercial (PSA) for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms in the 1970s.

Chuck Connors pictured when he was a professional baseball player for the Brooklyn DodgersChuck Connors pictured when he was a professional baseball player for the Brooklyn Dodgers
Chuck Connors pictured when he was a professional baseball player for the Brooklyn Dodgers (Photo Associates / eBay / Public Domain)

Chuck Connors Favorite Things

  • Baseball Team – Brooklyn Dodgers

Source – IMDb

Chuck Connors Facts

  1. After leaving Seton Hall University, he played on 2 minor league teams in 1940 and 1942 and then joined the United States Army following America’s entrance into World War II. He mostly served as a tank-warfare instructor at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and later at West Point in New York.
  2. Chuck Connors was a republican and campaigned for Ronald Reagan as well as marched in support of the Vietnam War in 1967.
  3. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6838 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on July 18, 1984.
  4. In 1991, he was inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.
  5. Chuck Connors was left-handed.
  6. His hobbies included golfing, riding horses, reading, swimming, fishing, poetry writing, and spending time with his family.
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