From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia George Chandler (June 30, 1898 - June 10, 1985) was an American actor best known for playing the character of "Uncle Petrie" on the television series Lassie. He was born in Waukegan, Illinois, and died in Panorama City, California, at the age of eighty-six. Chandler appeared six times in Bill Williams's western series The Adventures of Kit Carson (1951–1955) in episodes entitled "Law of Boot Hill", "Lost Treasure of the Panamints", "Trails Westward", "The Wrong Man", "Trail to Bordertown", and "Gunsmoke Justice". He guest starred on the Reed Hadley CBS legal drama The Public Defender. He appeared as the character Ames in the two-part episode "King of the Dakotas" in the 1955 NBC western anthology series Frontier. In the 1954-1955 season, he appeared as a milkman in two episodes of the NBC sitcom It's a Great Life, co-starring Frances Bavier and James Dunn. In 1961-1962 television, Chandler co-starred with Robert Sterling, Reta Shaw, Jimmy Hawkins, Burt Mustin, and Christine White in CBS's comedy series, Ichabod and Me. He played the former newspaper editor of a small New England town and the current traffic commissioner. Description above from the Wikipedia article George Chandler, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.