|Born||Jack Lee Ging
November 30, 1931
Alva, Oklahoma, U.S.
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Spouse(s)||Ramona Ging (1978-present); 2 children
Gretchen Graening (1956-1972; divorced) 1 child
Katie Ging (1952-1954; divorced); 1 child
He played Will Coleman in the 1975 adaptation of the film Where the Red Fern Grows, had the starring role in the war film Sniper's Ridge (1960), and appeared sporadically as police contact Lieutenant Dan Ives on Mike Connors's Mannix in the early 1970s. Other film credits include Hang 'Em High, Play Misty for Me, and High Plains Drifter.
He was cast as "Dan Wright" in NBC's The Man and the Challenge, which ran for thirty-six episodes during the 1959-60 season. Thereafter, he appeared occasionally as "Beau McCloud" on the NBC western series, Tales of Wells Fargo. In 1960, Ging appeared in one episode of The Twilight Zone: "The Whole Truth". He made three guest appearances on Perry Mason. In 1962, he appeared as Danny Pierce in "The Case of the Lonely Eloper". From 1962-64, he appeared as a young psychiatrist in NBC's 62-episode medical drama The Eleventh Hour.
He appeared on The Roaring 20s, The Bionic Woman, Wiseguy, B. J. and the Bear, and The Highwayman. From 1984–85, Ging played the arrogant Lieutenant Ted Quinlan on the adventure/detective series Riptide; his character was killed off and he went on to appear on The A-Team, in which he made two guest appearances as villains. In 1981, Ging played Tracy Winslow in the episode "My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys" on The Greatest American Hero.
He has four children from three marriages. His two youngest children are from his third marriage, to Ramona Ging. He has one child each from previous marriages to Katie Ging (1952–54) and Gretchen Graening Ging (1956–72). He now lives in Palm Springs, California.
- Jack Ging profile, news.google.com; accessed February 8, 2014.