- Category : Entertainment-Actor-Actress
- Type : PE
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Split - Large
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Contagion 2
American child actor who, with his older brother Darryl, was driven by a stage mother. He did child roles in the '40s, including "Captain Eddy," 1945 and "The Boy With Green Hair," starring Dean Stockwell, 1948. In the early '50s, he became a regular on "The Bob Cummings Show." His own series, "Dobie Gillis," debuted in 1955 and ran for five years. After "D.G." was cancelled, he did a few teen-oriented beach films in the late '60s, and then retired from acting to run a Las Vegas public-relations firm. By 1976, he had become a program executive for CBS. In November 1987, he produced and starred in "Bring Me The Head of Dobie Gillis."
He was married to his third wife in 1983. Nine years later she produced, at age 37, their first child, Albert, on 11/27/1992. Still taking an occasional acting part, Hickman does some directing, writing and painting landscapes. He paired with his wife to write his autobiography, "Forever Dobie" that was released in 1994.