Broadway stage debut as the First Murderer in "Macbeth"; production starred Maurice Evans and Judith Anderson
Played Jed Colby on TV series, "Rawhide"
Played Lyman "Shack" Shackelford on "Cassie & Company"
Sued two television producers for breach of contract and slander; accused them of reneging on starring him in the Ellery Queen series during the McCarthy period; Ireland accepted substantial cash settlement
Toured with the Irish Repertory Players and Clare Tree Major's Children Theatre
Appeared on Broadway in "Counter Attack", "Doctors Disagree" and "A New Life"
Apprenticed at Robin Hood, Arden, Delaware
Co-founded Primrose Productions
Opened Ireland's Restaurant in Santa Barbara CA
Toured with the Shakespearean Repertory Company
Branded a deliquent and was sent to reform schools and summer camps
Film debut in "A Walk in the Sun"
First film as co-director and co-producer (with Lee Garmes), "Outlaw Territory/Hannah Lee"
Formed Gamin Productions
Signed by Fox, briefly under personal contract to Howard Hawks
Won Canadian swimming Marathon
Family moved to US when Ireland was a child; grew up in Harlem
First TV series as regular, "The Cheaters"
Paid $2,000 for an ad in "Variety" that read, "I'm an actor. PLEASE let me work"; ad netted him a role as Jonathan Cartwright, the younger brother of Ben Cartwright in TV movie, "Bonanza: The Next Generation" (1988)
Performed underwater stunts and worked as a barker at the Aqua Carnival
TV debut in "Confession" on Philco Playhouse