Truman Linden Chiles
March 22, 1933
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
|Died||May 15, 2013 (aged 80)|
Topanga, California, U.S.
Chiles was born in St. Louis, Missouri but grew up in Barrington, Illinois. He graduated from Northwestern University with a bachelor of arts degree in journalism (majoring in advertising). He also studied at Purdue University and UCLA and served in the Army.
Chiles made four guest appearances on CBS's Perry Mason; in three of the episodes he played the role of the defendant: Joe Davies in "The Case of the Jealous Journalist" (1961), Herbert Simms in "The Case of the Promoter's Pillbox" (1962), and Clyde Darrell in "The Case of the Telltale Tap" (1965). In his other appearance he played the role of murderer Vernon Elliot in the 1963 episode, "The Case of the Surplus Suitor".
Chiles guest-starred on such television series as Going My Way, The Fugitive, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., The Time Tunnel, Land of the Giants, The Invaders, The Munsters, The Rockford Files, Barnaby Jones, The Twilight Zone, The Virginian, Mannix, Cannon, Simon & Simon, Quincy M.E., Murder She Wrote, Falcon Crest, and Baywatch, among many others.