Edson Stroll

Biography: Attractive, dark-haired leading man Edson Stroll was born in Chicago in the mid-'30s and arrived in Hollywood just in time for television to have eaten away at most of the opportunities he might otherwise have had. Possessed of a deep voice to go with his good looks, he appeared in Westerns and adventure shows such as Tombstone Territory and Sea Hunt, plus a pair of Twilight Zone episodes, "The Eye of the Beholder" and "The Trade-ins," and the Elvis Presley vehicle G.I. Blues, in an uncredited role. He finally started getting leading parts in films in 1961, but those were in a pair of Three Stooges features, the too-opulent-for-its-own-good Snow White and the Three Stooges (playing Prince Charming) and The Three Stooges in Orbit. From there, his being cast as Gunner's Mate Virgil Edwards in the sitcom McHale's Navy -- playing the resident lothario of Ernest Borgnine's motley crew -- must have seemed a step up. He was never in another feature film, though he has since turned upAttractive, dark-haired leading man Edson Stroll was born in Chicago in the mid-'30s and arrived in Hollywood just in time for television to have eaten away at most of the opportunities he might otherwise have had. Possessed of a deep voice to go with his good looks, he appeared in Westerns and adventure shows such as Tombstone Territory and Sea Hunt, plus a pair of Twilight Zone episodes, "The Eye of the Beholder" and "The Trade-ins," and the Elvis Presley vehicle G.I. Blues, in an uncredited role. He finally started getting leading parts in films in 1961, but those were in a pair of Three Stooges features, the too-opulent-for-its-own-good Snow White and the Three Stooges (playing Prince Charming) and The Three Stooges in Orbit. From there, his being cast as Gunner's Mate Virgil Edwards in the sitcom McHale's Navy -- playing the resident lothario of Ernest Borgnine's motley crew -- must have seemed a step up. He was never in another feature film, though he has since turned up in episodes of Simon & Simon and Murder, She Wrote, among other series, and as of 2003, was a top voice artist in Hollywood. Expand

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Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Murder, She Wrote: Season 1 Sep 30, 1984 Dr. Peter Weber 8.8
tbd McHale's Navy: Season 4 Sep 14, 1965 Virgil Edwards / Virgil Edwards tbd
tbd McHale's Navy: Season 3 Sep 15, 1964 Virgil Edwards / Virgil Edwards tbd
tbd McHale's Navy: Season 2 Sep 17, 1963 Virgil Edwards / Virgil Edwards tbd
tbd McHale's Navy: Season 1 Oct 11, 1962 Virgil Edwards / Virgil Edwards tbd
tbd The Twilight Zone: Season 3 Sep 15, 1961 Young John Holt 9.8
tbd The Twilight Zone: Season 2 Sep 30, 1960 Walter Smith 9.8