York was nominated for an Emmy in 1968 for playing the role of Darrin on Bewitched. Unfortunately, in 1969 he was forced to leave the show because of declining health resulting from a spinal injury he suffered a decade earlier during the filming of They Came to Cordura. Dick Sargent replaced York in the series.
After Bewitched, York made guest appearances on shows including Simon and Simon, Fantasy Island and Our Time, a mid-1980s NBC summer show hosted by Karen Valentine. He later founded Acting for Life, a private fund-raising effort for the homeless. York lived the last years of his life in Rockford, Mich., and remained a staunch and outspoken advocate for the homeless. He died Feb. 20, 1992.
An advertising executive with McMann and Tate on Madison Avenue in NYC, Darrin's life would never be the same after bumping into Samantha several times on one fateful day in Manhattan. Their courtship was brief but intense, and it wasn't until their wedding night that Samantha confessed to Darrin that she is a witch. To maintain his sanity Darrin asks Samantha to love, honor and give up witchcraft. Darrin is prone to temperamental outbursts, which are usually instigated by Samantha's family and their constant meddling. The witch-mortal communication gap aside, Darrin is extremely devoted to his family.