Dick Simmons

About Dick Simmons

Who is it?: Actor, Stunts
Birth Day: August 19, 1913
Birth Place:  St. Paul, Minnesota, United States
Occupation: Motion picture and television actor
Years active: 1937–1982
Spouse(s): Joni Simmons (m.1941–?) (her death) Billie Simmons (m. 2002–2003) (his death)
Children: Michael, Sue Bryar

Dick Simmons

Dick Simmons was born on August 19, 1913 in  St. Paul, Minnesota, United States, is Actor, Stunts. Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, Richard Simmons later moved to Minneapolis where he attended West High School and then the University of Minnesota. While at university he competed in fencing and swimming and also acted in a few theater productions. He left the Twin Cities in the 1930s and spent several years traveling the world, working on freighters and tankers. Eventually he settled in Los Angeles where, according to one story, Louis B. Mayer saw him breaking in an Arabian horse and immediately offered him a screen test. Simmons played a number of minor parts in MGM movies but finally achieved a degree of fame in the mid-1950s when he starred in the half-hour syndicated TV series, Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (1955). With his horse Rex, and his husky King, Preston brought law-and-order into the 1890s Gold Rush as a member of the Northwest Mounted Police. Each episode ended with Preston hugging his dog and saying: "Well, King, it looks like this case is closed."
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As per our current Database, Dick Simmons has been died on January 11, 2003(2003-01-11) (aged 89)\nOceanside, California, U.S..

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When Dick Simmons die, Dick Simmons was 89 years old.

Popular As Dick Simmons
Occupation Actor
Age 89 years old
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Born August 19, 1913 ( St. Paul, Minnesota, United States)
Birthday August 19
Town/City  St. Paul, Minnesota, United States
Nationality United States

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Dick Simmons’s zodiac sign is Virgo. According to astrologers, Virgos are always paying attention to the smallest details and their deep sense of humanity makes them one of the most careful signs of the zodiac. Their methodical approach to life ensures that nothing is left to chance, and although they are often tender, their heart might be closed for the outer world. This is a sign often misunderstood, not because they lack the ability to express, but because they won’t accept their feelings as valid, true, or even relevant when opposed to reason. The symbolism behind the name speaks well of their nature, born with a feeling they are experiencing everything for the first time.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Dick Simmons was born in the Year of the Ox. Another of the powerful Chinese Zodiac signs, the Ox is steadfast, solid, a goal-oriented leader, detail-oriented, hard-working, stubborn, serious and introverted but can feel lonely and insecure. Takes comfort in friends and family and is a reliable, protective and strong companion. Compatible with Snake or Rooster.

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While attending the university, Simmons competed in fencing and swimming and also acted in a few theater productions. Simmons left the Twin Cities in the 1930s to launch his film acting career in 1937. He soon became an MGM contract player. Many of his minor movie roles went uncredited through the 1940s. One even included his portrayal of a Mountie in King of the Royal Mounted produced by Republic Pictures. Starting in 1943, he began appearing in credited roles, beginning with his appearance in The Youngest Profession, starring Virginia Weidler. From 1943 through 1949, he would appear in seventeen films, of which ten listed him in the credits.


The 1950s mirrored the 1940s, with him appearing in several films and television series, at times uncredited. In 1952 he played the co-pilot in Above and Beyond. In 1955, Simmons won his best-known role, portraying Sergeant William Preston in Sergeant Preston of the Yukon. Following the end of the series in 1958, he continued to have a successful acting career, mostly in television series guest appearances, through 1982, with his last role being in CHiPs, guest-starring along with Sue Lyon and Cesar Romero.


In 1967, Simmons was cast as Meriwether Lewis, with Victoria Vetri as Sacajawea in the episode "The Girl Who Walked the West" of Death Valley Days, hosted by Robert Taylor. Don Matheson portrayed William Clark, and Victor French was cast as Charbonneau. In 1969, Simmons played W. Frank Stewart, a silver mining operator who served from 1876 to 1880 as a Nevada state senator, in the Death Valley Days episode "How to Beat a Badman". In the story line, Stewart is determined to gain at a bargain price a silver claim being worked by two young former outlaws, played by Tom Heaton and Scott Graham.


On January 11, 2003, Simmons died (with a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease) in Oceanside, California at the age of 89.

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