Western Action, 1920 - 1939.

by road-traveled | created - 09 Aug 2016 | updated - 21 Apr 2017 | Public

  • cast and crew born 1920 - 1939.
  • list 3 of 5 western stunts.


-stunts, western, and miscellaneous credits.

1. Bobby Somers

Blazing Saddles

Bobby's father Jack T. "shorty" Somers worked for Thomas Ince Studios after serving in the armed forces as a Corporal in the US Army, He worked in props & wardrobe and eventually became Thomas Ince driver. Bobby's mother Alice was a Mack Sennett Bathing Beauty. They had two sons Jack and Bobby, His...

34 stunts, 1953-1979.

139 westerns, 1953-1974.

1932-1982, 49.

2. Dee Cooper

Actor | The Amorous Adventures of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza

Dee Cooper was born on May 25, 1920 in Muleshoe, Texas, USA. He is known for his work on The Amorous Adventures of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza (1976), The Return (1980) and Texas Detour (1978). He died on December 14, 1989 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

28 stunts, 44-58.

Outlaw Country (1949). 1949. Wagon driver, credited. Stunts.

1920-1989, 69.

119 westerns, 1943-1986.

Wagon driver, Bickle drover, crooked deputy, cowboy.

3. Charlie Picerni

Stunts | Venom

Charlie Picerni was born in Corona Queens, New York. The fourth of five children to Italian parents. After high school, he worked different jobs, one being construction work on high-rise buildings in Manhattan. He married, at a young age, his childhood girlfriend, Marie. He had a son after one year...

351 + stunts, 1963-present.

20 westerns, 63-75. 4 FW.

Palms of Glory (1965). 1965. Stunts.

1935 -

4. Bob Herron

Stunts | L.A. Confidential

Stuntman and actor Bob Herron was born on September 23, 1924 in Lomita, California. Herron grew up with his father in Hawaii. After his parents divorced, Bob's mother remained in California and married Ace Hudkins, who was a famous supplier of horses for movies. Following service in the Navy in the...

329 stunts, 1950-2011.

142 westerns, 1950-2008.

Ride a Crooked Trail (1958), 1958. Stunts.

1924 -

5. Gene LeBell

Actor | Rush Hour

"Judo" Gene LeBell the "Godfather of Grappling" is both a renowned ex-world champion in both wrestling/judo, and one of Hollywood's busiest stuntmen. He is highly respected by many martial artists all over the world, and has been considered a ground breaker in many aspects of the art of grappling.

...

245 + stunts, 1962-2012.

18 westerns, 63-96. 3 FW.

There Was a Crooked Man... (1970). 1970.

1932 -

6. Whitey Hughes

Stunts | Men in Black

Stuntman and actor Whitey Hughes was born on November 9, 1920 in Arkoma, Oklahoma. Whitey was raised on a farm where he learned how to plow and drive teams as well as ride and break horses with his father. Hughes moved with his family to California at age sixteen in 1936 and graduated from Fremont ...

224 stunts, 1946-1998.

363 westerns, 46-96. 176 FW.

Stage to Blue River (1951). 1951. Stunts, actor.

1920-2009, 88.

7. Henry Wills

Stunts | The Beastmaster

Veteran stuntman and stunt coordinator Henry Wills was born on a cattle ranch in Arizona in 1921. After graduating high school he headed to Hollywood, and was soon working as an extra, mainly in westerns. He picked up some extra money doing stunt work, and soon began to concentrate on that field. ...

190 stunts, 1937-1990.

366 westerns, 1937-1983.

1921-1994, 73.

8. Loren Janes

Stunts | The Abyss

One of the key figures in the development of modern cinematic stunt design, improved safety procedures and co-founder of the Stuntmen's Association of Motion Pictures & Televsion, Loren Janes ranks alongside Dar Robinson, Hal Needham and Yakima Canutt for his contributions to movie stunt work.

James...

169 stunts, 1955-2002.

47 westerns, 55-99. 33FW.

The Magnificent Seven (1960). 1960. Stunts. Stunt double: Steve McQueen.

1931 -

9. Glenn R. Wilder

Actor | Monster

Glenn R. Wilder was born on September 1, 1933 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is known for his work on Monster (2003), Deja Vu (2006) and Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989). He died on July 7, 2017 in Gotha, Florida, USA.

162 + stunts, 1963-2015.

13 westerns, 69-94. 2 FW.

Bickford's Bridge (1969). 1969. #2. Credit.

1933 -

10. Ronnie Rondell Jr.

Stunts | They Live

Ronnie Rondell Jr. was born on February 10, 1937 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Ronald Reid Rondell. He is known for his work on They Live (1988), Waterworld (1995) and The Hunt for Red October (1990).

154 stunts, 1955-2003.

36 westerns, 1959-2007.

Lady by Law (1959). 1959. Stunts, actor.

1937 -

11. Roydon Clark

Stunts | Escape from New York

Stuntman and actor Roydon Elwood Clark was born on April 15, 1928 in Dalton, Pennsylvania. One in a family of eight children (said family was made up of crop tenders and migrant farm workers), Roydon starting in 1942 spent his summers around the Hudkins stables which provided livestock and wagons ...

151 stunts, 1941-2002.

80 westerns, 49-93. 34 FW.

Ride the Man Down (1952). 1952. Stunts, actor.

1928 -

12. Eddy Donno

Stunts | To Live and Die in L.A.

Eddy Donno was born on July 24, 1935 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Edward Donno. He is known for his work on To Live and Die in L.A. (1985), The Blues Brothers (1980) and Beverly Hills Cop (1984). He died on October 19, 2014 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

145 stunts, 1963-2012.

21 westerns, 63-96.

Chisum (1970). 1970. Stunts, actor.

Stunt zombie, stunt coordinator, action sequence coordinator, stunt gaffer.

1935-2014, 79.

13. Paul Baxley

Stunts | Diamonds Are Forever

Paul Baxley was born in Casper Wyoming in 1923. Growing up in Los Angeles, he went on to become an all-city quarterback and track star at Eagle Rock High.

A Marine, a Scout and Sniper in the 4th Division in World War II, he fought on Kwajalein (Roi-namur), Iwo Jima, Saipan and Tinian. He received ...

145 stunts, 1947-2010.

110 westerns, 47-95.

The Flame and the Arrow (1950). 1950. Stunts, actor.

Director: flying sequence. Action sequence coordinator, stunt coordinator.

1923-2011, 87.

14. Jerry Brutsche

Stunts | Commando

Jerry Brutsche was born on January 31, 1939 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Gerald Eugene Brutsche. He is known for his work on Commando (1985), Cocoon (1985) and Stand by Me (1986).

130 + stunts, 1961-2002.

10 westerns, 1961-1979.

Pilot (1972). 1972.

1939 -

15. Francis Walker

Actor | The Pecos Kid

Francis Walker was born on April 1, 1910 in Fruitvale, Idaho, USA as Francis William Walker. He is known for his work on Law for Tombstone (1937), The Pecos Kid (1935) and Prairie Stranger (1941). He died on March 8, 1971 in Redding, California, USA.

125 stunts, 29-45.

134 westerns, 29-45.

Aces Wild (1936). 1936, stunts.

? - 1971.

16. Mickey Gilbert

Assistant_director | Waterworld

Mickey Gilbert is known for his work on Waterworld (1995), The Last of the Mohicans (1992) and Dragonfly (2002). He is married to Yvonne Yrigoyen.

123 stunts, 59-14.

28 westerns, 59-98.

24 feature westerns.

Warlock (1959). 1959.

17. George Fisher

Stunts | They Live

George Fisher was born on June 3, 1937. He is known for his work on They Live (1988), Red Dawn (1984) and Firestarter (1984).

123 stunts, 71-2010.

13 westerns, 74-2000. 7 FW.

Help Wanted: Kids (1986). 1986.

1937 -

18. Fred Lerner

Stunts | Die Hard

Fred Lerner was born on February 2, 1935 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Frederick Marshall Lerner. He is known for his work on Die Hard (1988), Escape from New York (1981) and Total Recall (1990). He died on July 15, 2009 in Ventura, California.

117 stunts, 1959-2004.

30 westerns, 1959-1998.

Soldier Blue (1970). 1970

1935-2009, 74.

19. Buddy Van Horn

Stunts | High Plains Drifter

Buddy Van Horn was born on August 20, 1929. He is known for his work on High Plains Drifter (1973), The Dead Pool (1988) and Outbreak (1995).

107 stunts, 1951-2011.

86 westerns, 1951-2000.

1929 -

20. Chuck Hicks

Actor | Dick Tracy

Chuck Hicks was born on December 26, 1927 in Stockton, California, USA. He is known for his work on Dick Tracy (1990), Legion (2010) and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982).

106 stunts, 1953-2010.

83 westerns, 1952-1982.

Court Martial officer, saloon tough, blacksmith, casket bearer, flower vendor.

1927 -

21. Jack Williams

Stunts | Innerspace

Jack Williams was born on April 15, 1921 in Butte, Montana, USA. He is known for his work on Innerspace (1987), Wild Wild West (1999) and Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985). He was married to Clare. He died on April 10, 2007 in Sylmar, California, USA.

102 stunts, 1936-1999.

100 westerns, 36-99.

The Far Country (1954). 1954. Stunts, actor.

1921-2007, 85.

22. Fred Carson

Stunts | Timbuktu

Stuntman and actor Fred Carson was born on November 23, 1923 in Harlingen, Texas. Carson learned how to be handy with horses while growing up in Texas. Fred worked the rodeo circuit and was a trick rider prior to becoming involved in the Hollywood film industry as a stuntman and actor in the mid-...

100 stunts, 1945-1980.

249 westerns, 45-75.

Old Los Angeles (1948). 1948. Stunts.

1923-2001, 77.

23. Tony Epper

Actor | The Hitcher

Tony Epper was born on October 1, 1938 in Los Angeles, California, USA as John Anthony Epper. He is known for his work on The Hitcher (1986), Waterworld (1995) and Volcano (1997). He was married to Donna. He died on July 20, 2012 in Salmon, Idaho, USA.

99 stunts, 1952-1997.

52 westerns, 52-95.

1938-2012, 73.

24. Denny Arnold

Stunts | X-Men

Denny Arnold was born on October 24, 1934 in Canada. He is known for his work on X-Men (2000), Rumble in the Bronx (1995) and Chinatown (1974). He died on December 31, 2001 in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada.

97 stunts, 1961-2000.

28 westerns, 61-87.

20 feature westerns.

The Stalking Moon (1968). 1968, stunts.

Canada

1934-2001, 67.

25. Dean Smith

Stunts | The Quick and the Dead

Dean Smith was raised in Eliasville, Texas, and currently lives between Graham and Breckenridge, Texas, where he raises horses and longhorn cattle. He attended the University of Texas at Austin where he competed in track and football. He won an Olympic gold medal for the 400-meter relay in the 1952...

91 stunts, 1952-1997.

104 westerns, 57-97. 36 feature westerns.

The Law and Jake Wade (1958). 1958. Stunts, actor.

1932 -.

26. Nick Dimitri

Actor | Turner & Hooch

Prolific Hollywood stuntman / actor / bodybuilder who portrayed bare knuckle fighters, tough thugs, vicious hoodlums and even a living dead sculptor in a career spanning over thirty years. A US navy veteran, the athletically built Dimitri first got involved in cinema in the late 1950's and ...

90 + stunts, 1963-2001.

14 westerns, 1960-1976.

Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971). 1971.

1932 -

27. Everett Creach

Stunts | Howard the Duck

Everett Creach was born on December 24, 1933 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA as Everett Louis Creach. He is known for his work on Howard the Duck (1986), Near Dark (1987) and Marathon Man (1976). He died on November 10, 1994 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

90 stunts, 1948-1994.

20 westerns, 43-88.

16 feature westerns.

Black Midnight (1949). 1949.

1933-1974, 60.

28. George Robotham

Stunts | The Goonies

Born in 1921. Played football at UCLA, and was awarded a degree in Business Administration. Specializes in scenes involving underwater activities, and also fight and combat sequences. One of the elder statesmen in terms of stunt and action activities in Holllywood films over many decades. His ...

90 stunts, 1943-2000.

35 westerns, 50-81.

Cody of the Pony Express (1950). 1950. Stunts, actor.

1921-2007, 86.

29. Fred Waugh

Stunts | Minority Report

Fred Waugh was born on June 26, 1932 in Anderson, Indiana, USA as Fredrick Waugh Jr. He is known for his work on Minority Report (2002), Volcano (1997) and Last Action Hero (1993). He died on December 2, 2012 in the USA.

89 stunts, 58-04.

10 westerns, 64-98.

Monte Walsh (1970). 1970.

Bad Company (1972). 1972. Stunts.

1932-2012, 80.

30. Bobby Bass

Stunts | To Live and Die in L.A.

Stuntman and actor Bobby Bass was born on August 6, 1936 in Jefferson County, Kentucky. Bobby not only was a Judo champion with a third degree black belt, but also was a paratrooper, Green Beret, and a Special Forces instructor in the military prior to being introduced to the stunt business by ...

89 stunts, 1967-2000.

6 westerns, 1971-1980.

How to Rob a Bank in One Hard Lesson (1971). 1971.

1936-2001, 65.

31. Chuck Hayward

Stunts | The Blues Brothers

American stuntman, long associated with John Wayne, who doubled for most of the great Western and action stars of the 1950s-1980s. His parents, Bert and Hazel Hayward, were cattle ranchers on a farm near Hyannis, Nebraska, about sixty miles east of Hayward's birthplace in Alliance. He spent his ...

87 stunts, 1949-1981.

121 westerns, 49-81.

Brimstone (1949). 1949.

1920-1998, 78

32. Jerry Summers

Stunts | Midnight Run

Stuntman and actor Jerry Summers was born on February 3, 1931. A first-rate athlete, Summers studied acting with Richard Boone. Jerry began his career as an actor and stuntman in the mid-1950's. Among the notable actors that Summers doubled for are Tony Curtis, Sal Mineo, Christopher Jones, and ...

84 stunts, 59-95.

75 westerns, 56-75.

The Night of the Big Blast (1966). 1966. Stunts.

1931-2006, 74.

33. Bill Catching

Stunts | Mean Streets

Stuntman, actor, and second unit director Bill Catching was born Jerome P. Catching on June 16, 1926 in Bexar County, Texas. In 1942 at age sixteen Catching hitchhiked from Bandera, Texas to Hollywood, California. Upon reaching California Bill got a job working in barns that furnished horses for ...

83 stunts, 48-94.

268 westerns, 40-86.

Horse wrangler, action director.

Warpath (1958). 1958.

1926-2007, 81.

34. Eddie Hice

Stunts | They Live

Eddie Hice was born on March 1, 1930 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Edward Louis Joseph Hice. He is known for his work on They Live (1988), Escape from New York (1981) and Midnight Run (1988). He was married to Dianne L. Wilson and Patty Elder. He died on March 12, 2015 in Sylmar, California.

82 stunts, 1967-2007.

37 westerns, 1959-2001.

Silverado (1985). 1985.

Day of the Amnesty (1959). 1959.

1930-2015, 85.

35. Bob Yerkes

Stunts | Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

Stuntman Bob Yerkes was born Brayton Walter Yerkes on February 11, 1932 in Los Angeles County, California. Yerkes started tumbling down at Santa Monica Muscle Beach at age eleven and ran away from home to join the Clyde Beatty Circus as part of an acrobatic act at age fifteen. Bob began performing ...

82 stunts, 1948 -2011.

4 westerns, 79-90.

Annabelle (1979). 1979.

Aerial coordinator, tightrope instructor.

1932 -

36. Jerry Gatlin

Actor | Pale Rider

Jerry Gatlin was born on November 15, 1933 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA. He is known for his work on Pale Rider (1985), Silverado (1985) and Bite the Bullet (1975).

80 stunts, 1956-1996.

94 westerns, 56-96.

54 feature westerns.

stunt coordinator, wrangler, cavalry advisor.

Shootout in a One Dog Town (1974). 1974.

1933 -

37. Richard Farnsworth

Actor | The Straight Story

An American stuntman who, after more than 30 years in the business, moved into acting and became an acclaimed and respected character actor, Richard Farnsworth was a native of Los Angeles. He grew up around horses and as a teenager was offered an opportunity to ride in films. He appeared in ...

78 stunts, 1937-1975.

114 westerns, 37-89.

1937, The Californian (1937). Stunts.

1975, The Master Gunfighter (1975). Stunts.

1920-2000, 80.

38. Jack N. Young

Actor | Midnight Run

Born Fincastle, Virginia, USA Birth Name Jack Norwood Young Gender Male Biography:

Jack N. Young was born September 25, 1926 in Fincastle, VA. He ran away from home when he was 14 and eventually ended up in the US Navy during WW11.

After the war he decided he wanted to work in movies so he moved to ...

74 stunts, 1948-1970.

150 westerns, 48-97. 81 feature westerns.

1926 -

39. Bennie E. Dobbins

Stunts | The Running Man

Bennie E. Dobbins was born on November 16, 1932 in Los Angeles County, California, USA. He is known for his work on The Running Man (1987), Weird Science (1985) and Commando (1985). He died on February 5, 1988 in Vienna, Austria.

72 stunts, 1955-1988.

32 westerns, 59-87.

16 feature westerns.

stunt coordinator, stunt supervisor, stunt driver, .

USA. Austria.

1932-1988, 55.

40. Ted White

Actor | Starman

Ted White was born on January 25, 1926 in Texas, USA. He is known for his work on Starman (1984), Romancing the Stone (1984) and Escape from New York (1981).

69 + stunts, 1956-2000.

53 westerns, 1958-1999.

1926 -

41. Charles Horvath

Actor | His Majesty O'Keefe

Charles Horvath was born on October 27, 1920 in Upper Macungie Township, Pennsylvania, USA. He is known for his work on His Majesty O'Keefe (1954), The Domino Principle (1977) and Vera Cruz (1954). He was married to Margo and Georgiana W. Horvath. He died on July 23, 1978 in Woodland Hills, Los ...

69 stunts, 1947-1976.

Western stunts, 47-65, 1965, stunts, Pike, The Trek (1965). 1947, Stunts, Pirates of Monterey (1947)

202 westerns, 47-77. 64 feature westerns.

1920-1978, 57.

42. George Orrison

Actor | Absolute Power

Stuntman and actor George Orrison was born on October 30, 1929 in Los Angeles, California. Orrison moved with his family to Bakersfield, California where his father found work as a truck driver. After dropping out of high school in his freshman year, George enlisted in the U.S. Army at age sixteen ...

62 stunts, 1959-2000.

41 westerns, 61-92.

1929-2001, 71.

43. Joe Canutt

Stunts | The Omega Man

Joe Canutt was born on January 19, 1937 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Harry Joe Canutt. He is known for his work on The Omega Man (1971), Soylent Green (1973) and Patton (1970). He died on March 16, 2018 in Goleta, California.

61 stunts, 1954-1977.

40 westerns,55 -80.

1955, Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier (1955). Stunts.

1976, The Last Hard Men (1976). Stunt coordinator, stunts, stunt double.

1937 -

44. Jim Burk

Stunts | Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Jim Burk was born on November 14, 1932 in Newhall, California, USA as James Haskell Burk. He is known for his work on Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982), 2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984) and Tango & Cash (1989). He died on March 10, 2009 in Darby, Montana, USA.

61 stunts, 1955-1992.

40 westerns, 53-91.

31 feature westerns.

1932-2009, 76.

45. Bob Hoy

Actor | The Enforcer

Robert F. Hoy was equally at home as a stuntman and as an actor. He appeared as Joe Butler on the acclaimed TV Western, The High Chaparral. He stunt-doubled for Charles Bronson, Tony Curtis, Robert Forrester, Ross Martin, Tyrone Power, David Jansen, Telly Savalas, Charles McGraw, Jay Silverheels ...

61 stunts, 1950-1994.

205 westerns, 50-95.

1927-2010, 82.

46. Bob Terhune

Stunts | Near Dark

Stuntman and actor Robert Max Terhune Jr. was born on July 13, 1928 in Dayton, Ohio. The son of actor Max Terhune, Bob moved with his family to California in September of 1936. His father bought Terhune his first horse at age eleven and made him ride it bareback for over a year. Bob went on to ...

60 stunts, 48-94.

57 westerns, 49-90.

Head wrangler.

1928 - 2016, 88

47. Bill Hart

Stunts | Escape from New York

Bill Hart was born on July 28, 1934 in Red Oak, Texas, USA as Billy Gene Welch. He is known for his work on Escape from New York (1981), Midnight Run (1988) and The Jackal (1997). He was married to Rina Solowitz and Charlene Roberson. He died on January 2, 2015 in Northridge, California, USA.

59 stunts, 1960-2000.

129 westerns, 60-2009.

Barney's Bounty (1961). 1961.

1934-2015, 80.

48. Denver Mattson

Stunts | The Thing

Denver Mattson was born on July 12, 1937 in Killdeer, North Dakota, USA as Denver Ray Mattson. He is known for his work on The Thing (1982), Maximum Overdrive (1986) and Lethal Weapon 4 (1998). He died on September 24, 2005 in Pasadena, California, USA.

58 stunts, 64-2000.

12 westerns, 1967-2000.

The Small Chance Ghost (1967). 1967.

1937-2005, 68.

49. Vince Deadrick Sr.

Actor | Broken Arrow

Vince Deadrick Sr. was born on August 8, 1932 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. He is known for his work on Broken Arrow (1996), The Golden Child (1986) and Commando (1985). He died on May 27, 2017 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

56 stunts, 62-03.

14 westerns, 60-93.

Skin Game (1971), 1971. Stunts.

1932 -.

50. Max Kleven

Assistant_director | Spider-Man

Max Kleven was born on August 16, 1933 in the USA. He is known for his work on Spider-Man (2002), Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) and Species (1995).

56 + stunts, 1967-

11 westerns, 65-99.

7 feature westerns.

1933 -

51. Bob Simmons

Stunts | You Only Live Twice

Bob Simmons was born on March 31, 1922 in Fulham, London, England. He is known for his work on You Only Live Twice (1967), Thunderball (1965) and Goldfinger (1964). He died on October 21, 1987.

48 stunts, 1939-1987.

5 westerns, 61-76.

5 feature westerns.

The Hellions (1961). 1961.

1922-1987, 65. UK.

52. Dick Durock

Actor | Stand by Me

Big, brawny, and imposing actor and stuntman Dick Durock was born on January 18, 1937 in South Bend, Indiana. The fourth of five children; he grew up in South Bend, Indiana and New Jersey. After serving a stint in the Marine Corps and briefly working as a computer programmer, Durock went to ...

48 stunts, 1962-1999,

7 westerns, 1975-1985,

Silverado (1985). 1985.

1937-2009, 72.

53. Chuck Courtney

Actor | Pet Sematary

Chuck Courtney was born on July 23, 1930 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Charles T. Courtney Jr. He is known for his work on Pet Sematary (1989), Billy the Kid Versus Dracula (1966) and Blind Fury (1989). He died on January 19, 2000 in North Hollywood, California.

47 stunts, 1953-1992.

94 westerns, 50-80.

Stars in My Crown (1950). 1950.

1930-2000, 69.

54. Alex Sharp

Actor | Pee-wee's Big Adventure

Alex Sharp was born on September 16, 1921 in Nebraska, USA as Alexander Elwood Sharp. He is known for his work on Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985), In the Line of Fire (1993) and The Goonies (1985). He died on March 6, 2008 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

47 stunts, 1948-2000.

122 westerns, 1950-1984.

1921-2008, 86.

55. Larry Duran

Stunts | The Golden Child

American bit player and stuntman. A former boxer and U.S. Navy veteran, Duran was befriended by Marlon Brando, who obtained a small part for him in Viva Zapata! (1952). He continued to work, first in Brando's films, then in other projects, often in athletic parts or as a stunt performer. He also ...

47 stunts, 1952-1997.

16 westerns, 60-87.

9 feature westerns.

1925-2002, 77.

56. Bob Orrison

Stunts | Stargate

Bob Orrison was born on July 28, 1928 in Bakersfield, California, USA as Robert P. Orrison. As a stuntman he worked on 41 movies from 1968 to 2005. Bob was the stunt double for Audie Murphy and did stunt work in John Wayne movies. He is known for his stunt work on Rambo III (1988) and Die Hard 2 (...

46 stunts, 68-05.

14 westerns, 68-03.

10 feature westerns.

Something to Get Hung About (1971). 1971.

1928-2014, 86.

57. Troy Melton

Stunts | The Deer Hunter

Stuntman and actor Troy Melton was born on March 2, 1921 in Jackson, Tennessee. Melton migrated with his family to Los Angeles, California during the Great Depression. Following service in the Army Air Corps during World War II, Troy returned to Los Angeles and found sporadic work as an actor ...

46 stunts, 49-85.

250 westerns, 40-82.

1921-1995, 74.

58. Louie Elias

Stunts | Dick Tracy

Louie Elias was born on November 21, 1933 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Louie Nicholas Elias. He is known for his work on Dick Tracy (1990), Flashdance (1983) and Vanishing Point (1971). He died on December 13, 2017 in Ventura, California.

45 stunts, 1960-1990.

39 westerns, 59-87.

10 feature westerns.

4 TV Movies.

The Wild Bunch (1969). 1969.

1933 -

59. Terry Wilson

Actor | Westworld

Actor and stuntman Terry Wilson was born on September 3, 1923 in Huntington Park, California. A football star during his high school days, Wilson originally planned on becoming a veterinarian and attended California Polytechnic School on a football scholarship. Terry enlisted and served in the ...

44 stunts, 1947-1986.

327 westerns, 47-79.

1947, Pursued (1947). Stunts, horse wrangler.

1973, Westworld (1973). Stunts. Actor, sheriff.

1977, Evan's Vendetta (1977). Production supervisor.

1979, When the West Was Fun: A Western Reunion (1979).

1923-1999, 75.

60. Brad Harris

Actor | A 001: operazione Giamaica

Born in St. Anthony, a small town in eastern Idaho, Bradford Harris attended UCLA in the early 1950s, where he played fullback on the football team while studying economics. His studies may have been intended as the groundwork for a career in his family's banking business, but Harris instead ...

43 stunts, 56-74.

11 westerns, 56-72.

3:10 to Yuma (1957). 1957. Stunts.

Die Goldsucher von Arkansas (1964).1964. Conquerors of Arkansas. Master of arms. #1. Actor. Action coordinator.

1933 -

61. George Sawaya

Stunts | Escape from New York

George Sawaya was born on August 14, 1923 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is known for his work on Escape from New York (1981), Batman: The Movie (1966) and Repo Man (1984). He died on September 17, 2003 in Studio City, California.

39 stunts, 1953-1982.

29 westerns, 1958-1980.

1923-2003, 80.

62. Bob Harris

Stunts | Commando

Bob Harris was born on November 8, 1923 in Long Beach, California, USA as Robert L. Harris. He is known for his work on Commando (1985), The Deer Hunter (1978) and Short Circuit (1986).

38 stunts, 1960-1992.

18 westerns. 59-69.

7 feature westerns.

1923 -

63. Tap Canutt

Assistant_director | El Condor

Tap Canutt was born on August 7, 1932 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Edward Clay Canutt. He is known for his work on El Condor (1970), The Cowboys (1972) and State Fair (1962). He died on June 2, 2014 in Santa Clarita, California.

38 stunts, 51-80.

31 westerns, 51-80.

1951, Only the Valiant (1951). Stunts.

1980, The Mountain Men (1980). Stunts.

1932-2014, 81.

64. Roy Jenson

Actor | Chinatown

Roy Jenson was born on February 9, 1927 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He is known for his work on Chinatown (1974), Soylent Green (1973) and Dillinger (1973). He was married to Marina Petrova and Barbara Dionysius. He died on April 24, 2007 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

37 stunts, 1949-1987.

119 westerns, 51-86. 39 feature westerns.

1927-2007, 80.

65. Chuck Couch

Stunts | Death Wish II

Stuntman and actor Charles Edward Couch was born on September 1, 1922. The older brother of fellow stuntman Bill Couch, Chuck was a boxer and a seasoned circus performer who was proficient with the trapeze, tightrope walking, and a sway pole act prior to becoming a stuntman in the mid-1950's. Among...

36 stunts, 55-86.

26 westerns, 55-82.

Four from Stillwater (1959). 1959, stunts.

1922-1991, 68.

66. Leroy Johnson

Actor | Monte Walsh

Leroy Johnson was born on May 24, 1922 in Wyoming, USA. He is known for his work on Monte Walsh (1970), Under the Rainbow (1981) and The Magic Sword (1962). He died on October 24, 1995 in Tehama County, California, USA.

36 stunts, 1941-1981.

58 westerns, 41-80.

43 feature westerns

Forty Guns (1957). 1957.

1922-1995, 73.

67. Dick Dial

Stunts | Breakout

Before arriving in Hollywood, Dick Dial attended OU in Oklahoma City, was a champion Golden Glove boxer, and briefly, attended the Art Institute of Chicago.

At the height of his TV/film career, he was interviewed by host Mike Douglas, who called him "Thee Hollywood Stuntman". His extensive work has ...

34 stunts, 1956-1992.

3 westerns.

1931-1992, 60.

68. Walter Wyatt

Stunts | The Blues Brothers

Stuntman and actor Walter Clarke Wyatt was born on March 31, 1939 in Kern County, California. Wyatt developed an interest in rodeo while growing up around horses and cattle in Bakersfield, California. Walter finished fourth in the country among steer wrestlers in 1966 and placed in the top ten for ...

32 stunts, 69-85.

16 westerns, 69-85.

Lifeline (1970), 1970. Credited : Drover.

Little Big Man (1970), 1970. Uncredited : Stunts.

1939-1986, 46.

69. Robert 'Buzz' Henry

Assistant_director | The Wild Bunch

Robert 'Buzz' Henry was born on September 4, 1931 in Colorado, USA. He is known for his work on The Wild Bunch (1969), Danny Boy (1945) and Buzzy Rides the Range (1940). He died on September 30, 1971 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

31 stunts, 1950-1972.

87 westerns, 35-72. 50 feature westerns.

1931-1971, 40.

70. Hubie Kerns

Producer | Crime of Crimes

Hubie Kerns was born on August 10, 1920 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Hubert Kerns. He is known for his work on Crime of Crimes (1989), Savage Harbor (1987) and Scream, Evelyn, Scream! (1970). He was married to Dorismae Galovic. He died on February 7, 1999 in Van Nuys, Los Angeles.

31 stunts, 1948-1988

15 westerns, 48-52.

1920-1999, 78.

71. Bill Hickman

Actor | The French Connection

The actor is better known for his prowess as a stunt driver. His work in Bullitt (1968) is legendary where he drove the black Dodge Charger 440 Magnum that was pursued by Steve McQueen in his Ford Mustang 390 GT. For his reputation earned on Bullitt, Hickman was hired by William Friedkin for The ...

29 stunts, 1944-1977.

27 westerns, 1949-1967.

1921-1986, 65.

72. Jack Perkins

Actor | Nickelodeon

Jack Perkins was born on September 19, 1921 in Medford, Wisconsin, USA. He is known for his work on Nickelodeon (1976), The Wild Wild West (1965) and Fuzz (1972). He died on March 7, 1998 in Van Nuys, California, USA.

29 stunts, 1955-1974.

81 westerns.

1921-1998, 76.

73. Terry Richards

Actor | Raiders of the Lost Ark

Terry Richards was born on November 2, 1932 in London, England as David Terence Richards. He is known for his work on Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Red Sonja (1985) and Total Recall (1990). He died on June 14, 2014 in Ruislip, London.

28 stunts, 1963-1999.

2 westerns.

Kidnapped (1990). 1990, stunts.

1932-2014, 82.

74. Fred Krone

Actor | State Trooper

Stuntman and actor Fred Krone was born on June 19, 1930 in Kentucky. Krone grew up in California and attended Hollywood High School in the 1940's. Fred originally planned on being a concert violinist but an accident in 1946 that resulted in some of his fingers getting blown off ended that choice. ...

25 stunts, 1951-1982.

94 westerns, 1952-1972.

Hondo (1953). 1953.

1930-2010, 79.

75. Fritz Ford

Actor | Damien: Omen II

Fritz Ford was born on November 12, 1927 in Reading, Ohio, USA as Fred Apking. He is known for his work on Damien: Omen II (1978), National Lampoon's Vacation (1983) and Mister Roberts (1955). He died on August 25, 2006 in Amberley Village, Cincinnati, Ohio.

25 stunts, 53-83.

28 westerns, 53-67.

The Safe Guard (1958). 1958, stunts.

1927-2006, 78.

76. Tom Hennesy

Actor | 26 Men

Tom Hennesy began his movie and TV career as a Stuntman and Actor, while he was in college and playing football at USC. Hennesy played the title role in the classic Universal horror film "Revenge Of The Creature" (the sequel to the Creature From The Black Lagoon). Hennesy acted and performed stunts...

25 stunts, 1951-1971.

26 westerns, 55-71. 10 feature westerns.

1923-2011, 87.

77. Jim Sheppard

Stunts | Comes a Horseman

Jim Sheppard was born in 1937. He is known for his work on Comes a Horseman (1978), The Master Gunfighter (1975) and The Wild and the Innocent (1959). He died on August 18, 1977 in Westcliffe, Colorado, USA.

24 stunts, 60-78.

33 westerns, 59-78.

1937-1977, 40.

78. David Perna

Stunts | The Blues Brothers

David Perna was born on August 5, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as David L. Perna. He is known for his work on The Blues Brothers (1980), Above the Law (1988) and Raw Deal (1986). He died on November 3, 2004 in Riverton, Illinois.

22 stunts, 62-91.

24 westerns, 60-89.

A Double Shot of Nepenthe (1966). 1966. Credited.

1935-2004, 69.

79. Benito Stefanelli

Stunts | Once Upon a Time in America

Benito Stefanelli was born on September 2, 1928 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He is known for his work on Once Upon a Time in America (1984), A Fistful of Dollars (1964) and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966). He died in December 1999.

18 stunts, 61-81.

29 westerns, 59-77.

20 miscellaneous, 61-87.

Weapons consultant, Master of Arms, fencing master.

La resa dei conti (1966). The Big Gundown.

1928-1999, 71. Italy.

80. Roy N. Sickner

Writer | The Wild Bunch

Roy N. Sickner was born on September 30, 1928 as Roy A. Cooley. He is known for his work on The Wild Bunch (1969), Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964) and One Step Beyond (1959). He died on February 15, 2001.

16 stunts, 1959-1971.

22 westerns.

1928-2001, 72.

81. Bob Miles

Stunts | Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

Bob Miles was born on September 11, 1927 in Hollywood, California, USA as Robert Jenning Miles Jr. He is known for his work on Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988), Snake Island (2002) and Bonanza (1959). He was married to Yvette Pauquet and Vera Miles. He died on April 12, 2007 in ...

13 stunts, 1953-1990.

157 westerns, 1953-1988.

1927-2007, 79.

82. Dick Hudkins

Actor | Sometimes a Great Notion

Dick Hudkins was born on December 1, 1925 in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA as Richard Ace Hudkins. He is known for his work on Sometimes a Great Notion (1971), Cimarron Strip (1967) and Whispering Smith (1961). He died on July 19, 1983 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

12 stunts, 1949=1971.

17 westerns.

1925-1983, 57.

83. Casey Tibbs

Actor | The Young Rounders

Casey Tibbs was born on March 5, 1929 in Fort Pierre, South Dakota, USA. He is known for his work on The Young Rounders (1972), The Sioux Nation (1970) and Junior Bonner (1972). He died on January 28, 1990 in Ramona, California, USA.

11 stunts, 1961-1988.

31 westerns, 1952-1988.

Rodeo coordinator, rodeo production/technical advisor.

1929-1990, 60.

84. Marvin Willens

Stunts | I'd Rather Be Rich

Marvin Willens aka Marv was multi-talented - Stuntman/Actor, Body Builder, Painter, Cop.

He was a Stuntman/Actor and is a lifetime member of The Stuntmen's Association and the Hollywood Stuntmen's Hall of Fame. He was runner up as Mr. California and during a stuntmen's strike he became a Beverly ...

11 stunts, 56-64.

3 westerns, 63-65,

El Hombre Bravo (1965). 1965.

1934-2013, 79.

11 stunts, 1955-1965.

8 westerns, 1956-1965.

1934 -

86. Bob Burrows

Actor | Cavalcade of America

Bob Burrows was born on March 19, 1920 in San Francisco, California, USA as Robert Hammon Burrows. He is known for his work on Cavalcade of America (1952) and Gunsmoke (1955). He died on January 27, 2000 in Sylmar, California.

11 stunts, 1949-1969.

34 westerns.

1920-2000, 79.

87. Michael T. Mikler

Actor | Westworld

Michael T. Mikler was born on August 13, 1933 in Slavia, Florida, USA as Michael Theodore Mikler. He was an actor and assistant director, known for Westworld (1973), Thunder Alley (1967) and Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973). He died on June 23, 2008 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Stunts, -Johnny Ringo (1959). 1959-1960.

52 westerns, 60-73.

1933-2008, 74.

88. Rudy Robbins

Actor | The Sugarland Express

Actor and stuntman Rudy Robbins was born on November 17, 1933 in Evergreen, Louisiana. His father was a horse and cattle trader. At age two Robbins moved with his family to Port Arthur, Texas, where he grew up with his father working a variety of jobs ranging from being a cook on ocean going ships ...

10 stunts, 60-74.

11 westerns, 60-70.

Hung High (1964), 1964.

1933-2011, 77.

89. Wayne Burson

Actor | Ridin' Down the Trail

Stuntman and actor Wayne Burson was born Wayne Woodmansee on November 9, 1920 in Moscow, Colorado. His mother's brother was famous rodeo star Buster Burson. Wayne worked the rodeo circuit prior to moving to California to pursue a career in the film business and starting out as a stuntman in a few ...

9 stunts, 1946-1960.

27 westerns.

1920-1997, 76.

90. Russ McCubbin

Actor | Sudden Impact

Russ McCubbin was born on January 16, 1935 in Charleston, West Virginia. One in a family of six children, Russ excelled at sports at Charleston High School as well as was the captain of both the track team and football team at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Virginia. McCubbin volunteered for...

8 stunts, 64-81.

50 westerns, 60-94.

Outcast of Cripple Creek (1960). 1960. Stunts, actor.

91. Erwin Neal

Actor | Kona Coast

Erwin Neal was born on January 5, 1930 in Arizona, USA. He is known for his work on Kona Coast (1968), A Covenant with Death (1967) and Tales of Wells Fargo (1957). He died on December 5, 1986 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

8 stunts, 1955-1969.

13 westerns.

1930-1986, 56.

92. Bill Hale

Actor | Stakeout!

Bill Hale was born on September 1, 1922 in Ada, Oklahoma, USA as William Ely. He is known for his work on Stakeout! (1962), Coming Home (1978) and Hidden Danger (1948). He died on October 29, 2011 in Rowlett, Texas, USA.

7 stunts, 1947-1957.

86 westerns, 47-62.

36 feature westerns.

1922-2011, 89.

93. Earl Parker

Stunts | Target: Harry

Earl Parker was born on August 3, 1927 in Eveleth, Minnesota, USA. He is known for his work on Target: Harry (1969), Garrison's Gorillas (1967) and Playhouse 90 (1956). He died on February 24, 2002 in Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA.

7 stunts, 56-71.

99 westerns, 54-70.

Trail herder, drover, deputy, trooper, lumberjack, medicine man.

1927-2002, 74.

94. Clyde Howdy

Actor | PT 109

Clyde Howdy was born on May 31, 1921 in Arlington, Ohio, USA as Clyde William Houdeshell. He is known for his work on PT 109 (1963), Mod Squad (1968) and The Name of the Game (1968). He died on October 3, 1969 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

6 stunts, 1963-1970.

126 westerns, 1955-1970.

1921-1969, 48.

95. Pete Kellett

Stunts | Zorro: The Gay Blade

Pete Kellett was born on November 4, 1922 in West Plains, Missouri, USA as George Foster Kellett. He is known for his work on Zorro: The Gay Blade (1981), Swashbuckler (1976) and Star Trek (1966). He died on August 7, 1982 in Santa Ana, California, USA.

6 stunts, 49-81.

131 westerns, 49-81.

16 feature westerns.

The Confidence Man (1960). 1960. Stunts.

1922-1982, 59.

96. Jimmie Booth

Actor | Star Trek: The Motion Picture

If there was a stage that needed to be driven, a wagon that needed to be rolled, or a posse scene that needed riders Jimmie Booth got a call.

Born on a farm Jimmie learned how to ride a horse at a young age and after serving two years in the Army Air Corp he traveled with a Wild West Circus Show for...

6 stunts, 1959-1970.

331 westerns, 52-90.

36 feature westerns.

1925 -

97. Red West

Actor | Road House

Robert "Red" Gene West was a close friend of Elvis Presley and a member of Presley's inner circle, known as "The Memphis Mafia". He first met Elvis in high school, where he was a year behind him. West played football for the Memphis Tigers high school football team, boxed in the Golden Gloves and ...

6 stunts, 1960-1969.

51 westerns, 1960-1989.

1936 -

98. X Brands

Actor | Yancy Derringer

X Brands was born on July 24, 1927 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. He is known for his work on Yancy Derringer (1958), The Virginian (1962) and The Monroes (1966). He was married to Pamela McInnes and Jean Dorothy Merriam. He died on May 8, 2000 in Northridge, California, USA.

5 stunts, 1953-1972.

201 westerns, 1952-1979.

1927-2000, 72.

99. Dickie Jones

Soundtrack | Avengers: Age of Ultron

American actor who achieved some success as a child and as a young adult, especially in B-Westerns and in television. The son of a Texas newspaper editor. Jones was a accomplished horseman from infancy. At the age of four he was billed as the World's Youngest Trick Rider and Roper. At the age of ...

4 stunts, 1950-1962.

183 westerns, 35-79. 32 feature westerns.

1927-2014, 87.

100. Jack Lewis

Writer | The Amazing Transparent Man

Lewis served with the Marines during WW II, and in 1950 was on the editorial staff of the Santa Ana (CA) Register and writing screenplays for Johnny Mack Brown, Lash Larue and others when he was called back to service with the Marines in Korea. He was one of the first Americans into Wonsan, North ...

4 stunts, 1945-1960.

17 westerns, 1949-1966.

Military liaison.

1924-2004, 84.



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