Dick York Biography
(Best Known for His Role ‘Darrin Stephens’ on the ABC Sitcom ‘Bewitched’)
Birthday: September 4, 1928 (Virgo)
Born In: Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
Richard Allen "Dick" York was an American actor known for being the first Darrin Stephens in the ABC fantasy sitcom ‘Bewitched’. He also garnered widespread popularity for portraying teacher Bertram Cates in the film ‘Inherit the Wind’. An Indiana native, York was raised in Chicago and started performing on the CBS radio program ‘That Brewster Boy’ when he was 15 years old. He later relocated to New York City and began appearing in Broadway plays. York made his screen debut in 1945 in the short film ‘Insomnia’. He subsequently appeared in a series of other short films before debuting on television with ‘Omnibus’ in 1953. A year later, his first cinematic appearance occurred in the horror science fiction ‘Them!’. Between 1955 and 1957, he played the recurring role of Deputy Sheriff in ‘Kraft Theatre’. Dick York also garnered some recognition for his multiple appearances on TV seies ‘Alfred Hitchcock Presents’. He essayed the role of Darrin Stephens in ‘Bewitched’ from 1964 and 1969 and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for the Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series in 1968.