York was cast as the first Darrin Stephens in the s sitcom Bewitched as Samantha's (Elizabeth Montgomery) mortal husband.
Richard Stanford Cox (April 19, – July 8, ), known professionally as Dick Sargent, was an American actor, notable as the second actor to portray Darrin Stephens on ABC's fantasy situation comedy Bewitched. from to , he played Darrin Stephens on Bewitched replacing ailing actor Dick York.
After leaving Bewitched, Dick York's career dried up and he faded into relative obscurity. Word of drug addiction spreads like wildfire in a town.