Born in Harrah, Oklahoma, Dayle Lymoine "Dale" Robertson played the
role of Jim Hardie in the NBC-TV series, Tales of Wells Fargo (1957-1962),
and the owner of a railroad line in ABC’s The Iron Horse (1966-1968). He
worked as a professional boxer briefly before enrolling in Oklahoma Military
Academy in Claremore, Oklahoma. He also served in the military before his
professional acting career began. He was in a tank crew and in the combat
engineers in North Africa during World War II and was wounded twice.