Truman Linden Chiles (born March 22, 1933, St. Louis, Missouri - died May 15, 2013, Topanga, California) was an American character actor known for his recurring roles on three network television series: Steve Kirk on NBC's Convoy, and Paul Hunter on NBC's James at 15[/b. and on CBS's Perry Mason; in three of the episodes he played the role of the defendant
He guest starred on other television series of the 1960s and 1970s, including Going My Way, The Fugitive, The Time Tunnel, Land of the Giants, Barnaby Jones, Quincy, M.E. and The Twilight Zone in the 1962 episode "Four O'Clock". Chiles died on May 15, 2013, after falling from the roof of his home in Topanga, California. He was 80 years old.