Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea David Hedison was born Albert David Hedison, Jr.
in Providence, Rhode Island. He decided he wanted to be an actor after seeing
the movie Chi to suna no ketto (1963). He started out in the theatre
as Al Hedison, receiving a Theatre World Award for most promising newcomer after
appearing in the play, Much Ado About Nothing. He soon signed on with Twentieth
Century-Fox films and starred in several movies before going on to TV's Five
Fingers and a name change to David Hedison. He then appeared in the popular
science fiction TV series Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea.