That was over 52 years ago in 1967.
In 1982 he died aged just 53, starring in 50 films in his career, 39 since In the Heat of the Night was released.
In In the Heat of the Night, I think Warren Oates looks:
In the Heat of the Night scores 7.6 out of 10 on The Movie Database.
Warren Oates' first acting role was as 'Corporal' in Yellowstone Kelly, released in 1959 when he was 31.
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