In addition to playing numerous heavies, George Macready was probably best known as ‘Martin Peyton” on TV’s Peyton Place. He was born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island, the son of a Mayflower descendent mother. After attending Brown University, he spent a short time working for bank before heading to New York where he landed a job with the New York Daily News. His interest in acting as a profession came after meeting actress Maria Ouspenskaya and drama teacher and actor Richard Boleslavsky. After beginning his career on the New York stage, Macready headed to Hollywood in 1942 where his film appearances included Vera Cruz, The Nevadan and Tora! Tora! Tora!. In 1968, Macready was forced to leave Peyton Place due to illness and was replaced by Wilfred Hyde-White. However, he was later able to briefly return to the role so “Martin Peyton” could leave for Boston.