Allen Case (born Alan Case Lavelle Jones, October 8, 1934 – August 25, 1986) was an American television actor most noted for the lead role of Deputy Clay McCord in NBC-TV's The Deputy (1959–1961) opposite series regular Henry Fonda, who received top billing but appeared far less frequently than Case.
Alan Case Lavelle Jones
October 8, 1934
Dallas, Texas, US
|Died||August 25, 1986 (aged 51)|
Truckee, California, US
|Alma mater||Southern Methodist University|
(m. 1961; div. 1979)
After he left SMU, Case sang on a television program in Dallas and then toured in musicals. Following those experiences, he traveled to New York to audition for the Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts program.
Case signed a contract with Columbia Records in 1955, and he starred in his first Broadway show, Reuben, Reuben. He also toured with musicals, including South Pacific, Damn Yankees and My Fair Lady.
On September 30, 1958, a year before The Deputy debuted, Case played a hot-headed young deputy, Bud Wilkins, in the episode "Brink of Fear", of the ABC/WB western series, Sugarfoot, starring Will Hutchins. The episode is a lesson about the line of good and evil in the human heart. Tom Brewster as Sugarfoot attempts, without success, to help his boyhood friend Cully Abbott (Jerry Paris) put aside a lawless past after Abbott is paroled from prison. Others appearing in the episode are Venetia Stevenson, Harry Antrim, and Don Gordon.
In 1977, Case guest starred on Quincy, M.E. in the second season episode, "A Good Smack in the Mouth", as Stuart Harrison, the father of a runaway boy who crosses Quincy's path.
In 1981, Case played Harold Knitzer in The Life and Times of Eddie Roberts, a syndicated television drama.:600
In the late 1960s, Case went into business manufacturing fur coats for men. Furs used in the coats included wolf, Norwegian seal, muskrat, and sheared rabbit. Prices ranged from $350 to $1,250. During his theatrical career, Case designed his own clothes, and as the menswear market changed he thought the time was ripe to express his own ideas and designs.
On September 22, 1961, Case married Bobbie Jones. They had a daughter, and they divorced on June 27, 1979.
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