"The Ex-Presidents of the United States of America - Ronald Reagan,"He began his acting career while studying economics at Eureka College. Attracted to his distinctive voice, WHO radio signed him as an announcer for Chicago Cubs baseball games, his speciality was creating play-by-play accounts of games that the station received by wire. Limited mainly to B-movies, he made almost twenty movies in the space of two years. It helped him land a starring role in Knute Rockne, All American in the role of George 'The Gipper' Gipp, hence the moniker that would stick with him for the rest of his life - The Gipper. Upon returning to Hollywood in 1947, he commenced a five year term as president of the Screen Actors Guild. Finding it difficult to land further film roles, he went into television in 1954 becoming the host of the series General Electric Theater.