Who is Roger Ewing and what is he doing now?
Roger Ewing was born in Los Angeles, California, USA, on January 12, 1942 – his zodiac sign is Capricorn and he is a US citizen. He is a former actor, who is perhaps still best known for his portrayal of Clayton Thaddeus “Thad” Greenwood in the western series “Gunsmoke”, which aired from 1955 to 1975 and starred James Arness, Milburn Stone and Amanda Blake. The story follows Marshall Matt Dillon who lives in Dodge City, and the series won 15 awards and was nominated for 24 others, including four Golden Globes – Roger appeared in 30 episodes between October 2, 1965 and September 25, 1967.
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There are rumors circulating on the internet claiming that Roger has passed away because he has stayed away from the media’s attention. After he retired from acting, he started working as a photographer before also quitting photography, sometime in the late 2000s – today, Roger lives in Morro Bay in California, and is active in local politics.
Early life and education
Roger was raised in Los Angeles along with his various siblings, through their father who was a journalist and their mother who was a nurse. He became interested in acting while attending a local high school, but remained focused on his education.
He was physically very active while attending high schoolwhile playing soccer for his school’s team, as well as playing baseball and lacrosse.
After graduating in 1960, Roger enrolled at a university where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in theater in 1964, then turned to acting.
Career as an actor
He made his debut film (uncredited) in 1964, when he played Jackson in the war comedy “Ensign Pulver”, written and directed by Joshua Logan and starring Robert Walker Jr., Burl Ives and Waiter Matthau – the film follows Ensign who ends up on a tropical island with his captain after their ship is destroyed in a storm.
The same year, Roger made his TV series debut, when he guest-starred as Marvin Grogan in the episode “The Girl Reporter” of the critically acclaimed comedy family fantasy series “Bewitched” created by Sol Saks and starring Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York and Dick Sargent – the series won 13 awards and was nominated for 32 others, including four Golden Globes during its broadcast from 1964 to 1972. Roger appeared as Norman in the episode “Look Who’s a Sailor” of the comedy series “The Baileys of Balboa”, while he also guest-starred in the episodes “The Christmas Show” and “The Green Couch” of the comedy series “The Bing Crosby Show”.
In 1965, he was invited to play Private Swensholm, one of the main characters in the war adventure film “None But the Brave”, which was directed by famed musician Frank Sinatra who also starred in it – it follows a group of Marines who, after surviving from a shipwreck during World War II, end up on an island occupied by a few Japanese soldiers.
Roger went on to appear in the episode “The Calf Women” of the western series “Rawhide”, played Carter Case in the episode “Divorce: Mother-in-Law Style” of the comedy series “The Mothers-In-Law”, and was then cast to play Donald Maxwell in the western family movie “Smith!” with Glenn Ford, Nancy Olson and Dean Jagger in 1969.
Two of Roger’s last roles before he decided to retire from acting were in the episode “Pioneer Pluck” of the western series “Death Valley Days”, in which he played Frank Harris in 1970, and in the comedy film “Play It As It Lays” with starring Tuesday Weld and Anthony Perkins in 1972.
The movie “Midnight Cowboy”
The director of the drama film “Midnight Cowboy” – John Schlesinger – wanted to cast Roger in the lead role after the two were introduced by actor, film writer and producer William Inge. John told film producer Jerome Hellman about Roger, but after the two met, Jerome decided that Roger was not the right man for the role. who eventually went to Jon Voight.
“Midnight Cowboy” became a huge hit as it won 28 awards, including three Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium – it was also nominated for 16 other awards.
Love life and love your wife
Roger is quite a secretive man who does not like to share details of his love life with the public but is known to be unmarried and have no children. He met a girl not long after he quit acting, and the two dated for many years – they were often seen by Rogers fans walking the streets of Los Angeles hand-in-hand. Roger asked her to marry him and they were engaged for several months before breaking up for unknown reasons.
After this relationship endedRoger became more focused on himself and his travels, and has not been seen with a woman since.
As of September 2020, Roger leads a single life in Morro Bay.
Hobbies and other interests
Roger has been interested in reading books since he was a teenager and has read over 1,000 to this day, with his favorites being based on true events.
He spent much of his life traveling and working as a photographer, while these days he prefers to stay at home and engage in politics.
Roger likes to watch both football and soccer matches on TV and is not interested in seeing them live in stadiums.
He is an animal lover and has had several dogs.
Roger has his own favorite actor and actress namely Elvis Presley and Meryl Streep, and some of his favorite movies are “Viva Las Vegas”, “The Devil Wears Prada” and “The Bridges of Madison County”.
Net worth and height
Rogers age is 78. He has short brown hair and blue eyes, he is 1.93 m tall and weighs about 81 kg.
From September 2020, his assets is estimated at about $1 million.