Student, Northwestern University, 1944.
When he was 12, Firestone was in the cast of Wheatenaville, broadcast on National Broadcasting Company"s Pacific network. An early success was in the title role of radio"s That Brewster Boy, While doing that program, he also was an undergraduate student at Northwestern University. He left the show in 1943, during World World War II, to join the United States Marine Corps.
At the time, he was billed as Eddie Firestone Junior.
Firestone appeared in several roles on the popular Western television series Bonanza, as well as in Walt Disney"s feature film The Great Locomotive Chase.
He also appeared on Perry Mason in the 1962 episode, "The Case of the "Dodging Domino," the 1963 episode, "The Case of the Decadent Dean," and the 1964 episode, "The Case of the Place Called Midnight." He guest-starred in "Prosecutor," the premiere episode of The Silent Force, in 1970. In 1976 he starred in a Rockford Files episode Feeding Frenzy.
He also appeared in an episode of Knight Rider titled "Slammin" Sammy"s Stunt Show Spectacular" in 1982, playing the character of Sammy Phillips. Firestone is buried in Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery in North Hollywood in Los Angeles, California.
Captain United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1942-1957. Member Hollywood "Hackers" Golf Club, Don Porter's Thurs. Group Golf Club.
Married Nedra B., November 19, 1959. Children: Martin, Joshua, Laurie Brighton.