John Pickard

1. – James Arness, Gunsmoke, TV, 1955-75. The legend is that  26 guys tested  as Marshal  Matt Dillon – and Pickard damn nearly nailed it. “His tests were going very well,” said the original producer Charles Marquis Warren, “until he  floundered in a love scene with Miss Kitty.” Pickard later guested in various roles. “But,” added Warren, “I don’t think he ever knew how close he came to immortality!”

 Birth year: 1913Death year: 1933Other name: Casting Calls:  0