As a few if you are aware, I have done quite a bit of research on Aldo Ray the actor. Today will be the first of several series on his career and life. Born in Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania in 1926, his family moved to Crockett, California when he was a small child. A high school football star, he served in the Navy in World War II at the invasion of Okinawa in a unit that became the Navy SEALS. He attended UC Berkeley for a time before dropping out to get elected Constable of Crockett. When he gave his brother a ride to a movie audition in 1951, he got the part himself and resigned his position.
. After some bit parts and uncredited roles, his career really took of in 1952.