Born in Knoxville, Tennessee in 1951, Calvin Morgan Stevens grew up like any normal boy. As a young man he enjoyed playing football and softball, and skiing, according to IMDb. Growing up, acting was not on the list of possibilities for Stevens until he headed to college. During a gap year while in the Coast Guard, Stevens was stationed near New York City and began frequenting Broadway shows — before ultimately getting the acting bug himself. Following his year off, Stevens returned to the University of Tennessee and got his degree in theatre arts.
After finding a love for acting, Stevens hit the ground running, finding his stride appearing on multiple different television series. For one, Stevens was well known for playing Paul Northridge in “The Waltons.” In the series, he revived his character of Northridge for three different reunion movies as well as starring in “A Wedding on Walton’s Mountain,” where his character married Erin Walton, played by Mary Elizabeth McDonough.
Another character Stevens was known for was David Reardon in “Fame.” But Stevens’ accolades don’t end there — he went on to act in “A Year in the Life” and “Melrose Place” before ending his career in 1999 as Principal Max Henson in “Walker, Texas Ranger.”