(September 27, 1920 – February 11, 1994)
William Conrad (born John William Cann, Jr.) was a actor, writer, producer and
director whose career spanned five decades in radio, film and television. He
created the role of Marshall Matt Dillion for the popular CBS radio series,
Gunsmoke (1952–1961), and narrated the television adventures of Rocky
and Bullwinkle (1959–1964) and The Fugitive on ABC (1963-1967). Conrad
starred as a detective in the CBS-TV series Cannon (1971-1976), and in the
crime drama Jake and the Fatman on CBS (1987-1992).