Actor Stephen Oliver, best known as Lee Webber in the television series “Peyton Place,” died of cancer March 5 in Big Bear Lake, Calif. He was 68.
Oliver specialized in roles as hotheads and tough guys in films such as “Motor Psycho,” “Angels from Hell” and Rita Hayworth starrer “The Naked Zoo.” He played boxer Gentleman Jim Corbett in the Steve McQueen Western “Tom Horn.”
He also appeared in TV shows including “Brackens World,” in which he had a recurring role, “Streets of San Francisco,” “Starsky and Hutch” and “CHIPS.”
Born Steve Welzig in Philadelphia, he grew up in Riverside, Calif. Prior to becoming an actor, he did everything from boxing to bounty hunting and had a small stint in the Navy serving on a mine sweeper which serving in Vietnam.
He is survived by a sister and three brothers.