1937 – Born on the 6th of July in Louisville, Kentucky.
1947 – He began singing in gospel and barbershop quartets in St. Matthews, Kentucky, as well as at his local church.
1972 – His debut film as rape victim Bobby Trippe in Deliverance.
1976 – Beatty was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Network.
1978 – Appeared as Lex Luthor’s henchman Otis in Superman.
– Member of the cast of the television police drama Homicide: Life on the Street, playing Detective Stanley
– Played the role as Dan Conner’s father on the hit television show Roseanne.
1991 – Starred in the award-winning British film Hear My Song, he portrayed the singer Josef Locke.
– Nominated for two Emmy Awards and one Golden Globe Award.
– Spends his summers in Karlstad, Minnesota, his wife’s home town. He resides in Springville, California.
2006 – Received the RiverRun International Film Festival’s "Master of Cinema" award.