Chad Everett (born June 11, 1936) is an American actor who has appeared in over 40 films and television series but is probably best known for his role as Dr. Joe Gannon in the 1970s television drama Medical Center.
Everett was born Raymond Lee Cramton in South Bend, Indiana to Virdeen Ruth (née Hopper) and Harry Clyde "Ted" Cramton. He was raised in Dearborn, Michigan where he became interested in the theatre as a Fordson High School student. After attending Wayne State University, he headed to Hollywood and signed a contract with Warner Brothers studio. According to Robert Hofler's 2005 biography, The Man Who Invented Rock Hudson: The Pretty Boys and Dirty Deals of Henry Willson, agent Willson renamed and represented Everett.
Everett's first notable role came in an episode of the 1960s detective series Surfside 6. His first major role came a year later in the film Claudelle Inglish, and he subsequently played a deputy in the short-lived 1963 western television series The Dakotas, which also featured Jack Elam as a fellow lawman. After appearing in a number of movies and television series in the later 1960s, he landed the role of Dr. Joe Gannon on the innovative medical drama Medical Center in 1969. Since then, he has appeared in numerous films and television series including Centennial, Hagen, Airplane II: The Sequel, Star Command, and Mulholland Drive He has also appeared as a guest star on over 40 television series such as Melrose Place, The Nanny, Touched by an Angel, Diagnosis Murder, Caroline in the City, Murder, She Wrote, The Red Skelton Show, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., and Route 66.