Sometimes, there is such a thing as being too good at your job. Actors can especially face the effects of playing their characters so well, the lines blur between them. Such was the case for Morgan Woodward, a guest star on Gunsmoke who was usually the bad guy. Too good of a bad guy, specifically. In fact, he provided the cover image for a Newsweek article entitled \u201cThe Dirty Half-Dozen \u2013 TV's Men You Love to Hate.\u201d Usually, the most despicable villains are played by the nicest actors - but citizens on the street didn\u2019t know that and actually berated Woodward on the streets. Meet Morgan Woodward, frequent guest star of \u2018Gunsmoke\u2019 GUNSMOKE: TO THE LAST MAN, Morgan Woodward (front), James Arness, 1992, \u00a9CBS\/courtesy Everett Collection Born on September 16, 1925, Morgan Woodward served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II before he started theater in college. He also sang in a barber shop quartet and a dance band. When he began his television career, he dove longterm into the Western genre with 42 appearances on The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp in addition to Bonanza, Rawhide, and Gunsmoke. RELATED: \u2018Gunsmoke\u2019 Cast Then And Now 2021 On Gunsmoke, Woodward guest starred on the program 19 times, more than any other actor not part of the main cast. In all those times, he was usually the bad guy; some of his characters include Abraham Wakefield, Harl Townsend, Earl Miller, and Walt Clayton, to name a few. What\u2019s it like to be the biggest baddie? \u201cYou won't find many men who look like me,\u201d Morgan Woodward joked in the Newsweek article, referring in part to that iconic mustache. \u201cFortunately, there aren't too many of us around.\u201d The so-called \u201cdirty half-dozen\u201d all earned between $100,000 to $200,000 annually as the villains you love to hate. \u201cMaybe I'm a nice guy in real life because I've had my spleen on the screen,\u201d Woodward clarified of his true character. Unfortunately, a stranger on the street didn\u2019t know that or take time to know that. Instead, she started yelling at him for killing Paul Newman\u2019s character in Cool Hand Luke.