Best known by the public for his starring role as the title character in "The Virginian" (1962).
Father of Tim Drury.
Following bit parts in films in the late '50s, he became a "second lead" for Disney until winning the title role of "The Virginian" (1962).
In 1971 appeared in Finland for four appearances in different Mid-Summer's festivals. At the time he was very popular there after having been in the TV series "The Virginian" (1962). He was told that kind of reception he got in Finland was like Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra got in USA.
In 1997 and 2003, he was a guest at the Western Film Fair in Charlotte, North Carolina. At the 2003 show, he was reunited with "Virginian" cast members Gary Clarke, Randy Boone, and Roberta Shore.
Inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1991.
Is good friends with: Robert Fuller, Doug McClure, Adam West, Raymond Burr, Clint Eastwood, James Arness and Chuck Connors.
Recorded a series of novels by acclaimed western author Kirby Jonas, for a books-on-tape company called Books in Motion.
Settled in Houston in the mid-1970s and has been in and out of the oil and natural gas business since.
Son Timothy is a keyboardist, guitarist and vocalist who has played with The Eagles and is now with the British group Whitesnake.
The son of a New York University professor of marketing, he was born in New York City but later grew up on a ranch in Oregon where he developed an affinity for horses and the outdoor life.
Trained as a classical actor at New York University from Shakespeare to Shaw, Jim eventually relocated to California.