Born in South Bend, Indiana, athletic, barrel-voiced leading man John Bromfield was brought to Hollywood by Paramount Pictures in 1948. While at Paramount, Bromfield was briefly married to actress Corinne Calver. Languishing in second-string films throughout the 1950s, Bromfield at last became a star when he was cast in the lucrative syndicated TV series Sheriff of Cochise (1956). In 1958, this series metamorphosed into US Marshal, which ran until 1960. A widely renowned hunting enthusiast John Bromfield was, from the mid-1950s to the early 1980s, the master of ceremonies at Chicago's annual Sportsman's Show.