George Maharis Wife: George Maharis (born September 1, 1928) is an American actor who portrayed Buz Murdock in the first three seasons of the Route 66 TV series. Maharis also recorded a number of pop music albums at the height of his fame, and later starred in the short-lived TV series The Most Deadly Game. He studied at the Actors Studio and appeared in the non-Broadway productions of Jean Genet’s Deathwatch and Edward Albee’s The Zoo Story.
He appeared in Studio One, Kraft Television Theater, Goodyear Television Playhouse, Stirling Silliphant’s Naked City and Otto Preminger’s Exodus, and in the soap opera Search for Tomorrow as Bud Gardner, one of Joanne Gardner’s relatives who married Janet Bergman Collins.
He and his wife, Demetra, 15 years his junior, were married in 1925. The marriage produced seven children crammed into a house on the 19-18 24th Drive in Long Island City. George, born in September 1928, showed interest and promise in his career as a singer.