Westerners with 250 - 299 western credits.

by road-traveled | created - 15 Sep 2016 | updated - 24 Apr 2017 | Public

Actors born 1864 - 1930.

1. Kenne Duncan

Actor | Night of the Ghouls

Kenne Duncan was born on February 17, 1902 in Chatham, Ontario, Canada as Kenneth Duncan MacLachlan. He was an actor and writer, known for Night of the Ghouls (1959), Manhunt of Mystery Island (1945) and The Astounding She-Monster (1957). He died on February 5, 1972 in Hollywood, California, USA.

(257) - westerns, 28-60.

166 feature westerns.

1903 - 1972, 68. Canada. USA.

2. Ted Mapes

Actor | The Monster and the Ape

Ted Mapes was born on a Nebraska wheat ranch. His father, John H. Mapes, also had cattle, horses, and mules. When Ted was in his 20s, he traveled west to California, where he worked driving a truck in the Signal Hills oil fields near Long Beach, then a moving van for a Los Angeles company. While ...

(279) westerns, 35-68.

198 feature westerns.

Henchman Ricks, Tonto Basin Outlaws (1941). 1941. Stunts. Credited actor.

Drifting Along (1946). 1946. Stunts.

1901 - 1984, 82.

3. Bill Coontz

Actor | Plunderers of Painted Flats

Bill Coontz was born on August 28, 1917 in Johnson, Iowa, USA as Willard B. Koontz. He is known for his work on Plunderers of Painted Flats (1959), Frankenstein's Daughter (1958) and No Place to Land (1958). He died on April 7, 1978 in Van Buren, Arkansas, USA.

(299) westerns, 50-75

76 feature westerns.

The Longhorn (1951). 1951. Stunts. Actor.

1917 - 1978, 60.

4. Emile Avery

Actor | The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.

Emile Avery was born on May 9, 1908 in New Mexico, USA. He is known for his work on The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (1966), Lawman (1958) and Johnny Ringo (1959). He died on November 8, 1985 in Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA.

(298), - westerns, 47-69.

67 feature westerns.

17 stunts.

Cattle Drive (1951). 1951. Stunts. Actor.

1908 - 1985, 77.

5. Arnold Laven

Producer | Geronimo

Laven, Jules V. Levy and Arthur Gardner met in 1943 in the First Motion Picture Unit of the Army Air Force. They were stationed at the Hal Roach Studio in Culver City, California (with other notables such as Capt. Ronald Reagan, Capt. Clark Gable and Lt. William Holden, making training films. Levy,...

297 westerns, 48-73.

13 feature westerns.

The Daring Caballero (1949), 1949. Script supervisor.

The Sharpshooter (1958). 1958. Director.

1922 - 2009, 87.

6. Charles King

Actor | The Adventures of Sir Galahad

In films since childhood (as a teenager he appeared in The Birth of a Nation (1915)), Charles King played a variety of roles in silent films, and even made a series of comedy shorts for Universal in the 1920s. However, it was as a villain in sound westerns that King achieved his greatest fame. In ...

(297) westerns, 21-57.

268 feature westerns.

Singing River (1921). 1921.

1895 - 1957, 62.

7. Bob Reeves

Actor | Riding for Life

Robert "Bob" Jasper Reeves was born on January 28, 1892 in Marlin, Texas. He attended Texas A&M University and served in the US Army during World War I. In 1921 he was cast in a series of Western shorts that were called "Cactus Features". He and his leading lady Maryon Aye would make 18 Cactus ...

(293) westerns, 19-60.

198 feature westerns.

To the Tune of Bullets (1919), 1919. The Gun Game (1920), 1920. The No-Gun Man (1924), 1924. The Two Gun Man (1931), 1931.

1892 - 1960, 68.

8. John McIntire

Actor | Psycho

John McIntire possessed the requisite grit, craggy features and crusty, steely-eyed countenance to make for one of television and film's most durable supporting players of western settings. Born in Spokane, Washington in 1907 and the son of a lawyer, he grew up in Montana where he learned to raise ...

(290) westerns, 48-84.

28 feature westerns.

Stranger on Horseback (1955).

1907 - 1991, 83.

9. Boyd 'Red' Morgan

Actor | Beyond the Time Barrier

Boyd 'Red' Morgan was born on October 24, 1915 in Waurika, Oklahoma, USA as Boyd Franklin Morgan. He is known for his work on Beyond the Time Barrier (1960), Foxy Brown (1974) and Spree (1979). He was married to Lucille. He died on January 8, 1988 in Tarzana, California, USA.

(290) westerns, 40-75.

99 feature westerns.

Gun Belt (1953), 1953.

1915 - 1988, 72.

288 westerns, 50-73.

4 feature westerns.

The Outlaw (1957). 1957. Created by.

1911 - 1995, 83.

11. William Nicholas Selig

Producer | The Millionaire Baby

Born into a large Bohemian-Polish family in Chicago on March 14, 1864, William N. Selig was one of the true pioneers of the motion picture industry. Though not widely remembered today, his Selig Polyscope Co. was responsible for many landmark events in early cinema. Among these were construction of...

286 westerns, 03-21.

Stage Hold-Up (1903). 1903.

Local Color on the A-1 Ranch (1916). 1916.

1864 - 1948, 84.

12. Ray Teal

Actor | The Best Years of Our Lives

Most familiar to TV audiences as no-nonsense Sheriff Roy Coffee on the long-running western series Bonanza (1959), Ray Teal was one of the most versatile character actors in the business. In his almost 40-year career he played everything from cops to gunfighters to sheriffs to gangsters to a judge ...

(286) westerns, 37-74.

83 feature westerns.

Run for Cover (1955), 1955.

1902 - 1976, 74.

13. Horace B. Carpenter

Actor | The Arizona Kid

Horace B. Carpenter was born on January 31, 1875 in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota, USA as Horace Bernard Carpenter. He was an actor and director, known for The Arizona Kid (1929), The Last Chance (1926) and Fangs of Fate (1925). He was married to Beatrice Allen and Ella N. Hilger. He died on May 21, 1945 ...

(286) - westerns, 14-46.

285 feature westerns.

Shootin' Square (1924). 1924.

1875 - 1945, 70.

14. Terry Frost

Actor | Mysterious Island

Terry Frost was born on October 26, 1906 in Bemidji, Minnesota, USA as Terry Lawrence Frost. He is known for his work on Mysterious Island (1951), Apache Rose (1947) and Black Hills (1947). He was married to Marion Carney and Marguerite Beday. He died on March 1, 1993 in Los Angeles, California, ...

(285) westerns, 41-66.

86 feature westerns.

Drifting Along (1946), 1946.

1906 - 1993, 86.

15. Hank Patterson

Actor | Green Acres

Hank Patterson was born in Springville, Alabama to Green and Mary Newton Patterson. Hank's great-grandfather, James Pearson, was an original settler of St. Clair County, AL as was his mother's great-grandfather, Thomas Newton. Between 1894 & 1897, the family left AL to live in Taylor, Texas, where ...

(285), - westerns, 39-73.

52 feature westerns.

1888 - 1975, 86.

16. Dabbs Greer

Actor | The Green Mile

Dabbs Greer was a very familiar face in films and especially on TV. He was a sort of "everyman" in his roles and played merchants, preachers, businessmen, and other "pillars of the community" types as well as assorted villains. With his plain looking face, wavy hair and mellow, distinctive voice he...

(282) - westerns, 50-89.

21 feature westerns.

Devil's Doorway (1950). 1950.

1917 - 2007, 90.

17. Jack Elam

Actor | C'era una volta il West

Colorful American character actor equally adept at vicious killers or grizzled sidekicks. As a child he worked in the cotton fields. He attended Santa Monica Junior College in California and subsequently became an accountant and, at one time, manager of the Bel Air Hotel. Elam got his first movie ...

(276) westerns, 44-02.

62 feature westerns.

1920 - 2003, 82.

18. Max Wagner

Actor | Invaders from Mars

Like thousands of "day actors' during Hollywood's Golden Era, Max Wagner toiled in relative obscurity in supporting and bit roles with the occasional meaty character part. It was a film career that sustained him as a durable and dependable actor from the mid-1920s through the '70s.

The youngest of ...

(280) - westerns, 30-73.

56 feature westerns.

The Last Trail (1933). 1933. Composer, actor.

1901 - 1975, 73. Mexico. California.

19. Robert Robinson

Actor | El Diablo Rides

Robert Robinson was born on July 10, 1903 as Robert Herndon Robinson. He was an actor, known for El Diablo Rides (1939) and Cattle Queen (1951). He died on September 1, 1970 in Tampa, Florida, USA.

(274) westerns, 39-69.

1903 - 1970, 67.

20. William Witney

Director | The Crimson Ghost

Born in Oklahoma in 1915, Witney broke into the business in 1933, working at Mascot, the leading producer of low-budget serials. After Mascot and other small companies merged in 1935 to form Republic, Witney graduated to director (at 21, he was Hollywood's youngest). Witney teamed with director ...

273 westerns, 33-82.

68 feature westerns.

The Stagecoach Story (1959). 1959.

1915 - 2002, 86.

21. Yakima Canutt

Assistant_director | Ben-Hur

Starting out as a rodeo cowboy and then becoming a stuntman in silent westerns, Yakima Canutt later doubled for such stars as Clark Gable and John Wayne, among others, in such dangerous activities as jumping off the top of a cliff on horseback, leaping from a stagecoach onto its runaway team, being...

(271) westerns, 15-75.

1895 - 1986, 90.

22. George DeNormand

Actor | The Painted Stallion

George DeNormand was born on September 22, 1903 in New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on The Painted Stallion (1937), The Money Jungle (1967) and Dick Tracy (1937). He was married to Bernice Victoria "Patsy" Peterson and Wanda Tuchock. He died on December 23, 1976 in Woodland ...

(270) westerns, 35-75.

1903 - 1976, 73.

23. 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 ...

(268) westerns, 40-86.

1926 - 2007, 81.

24. Frank Baur

Production_manager | The Omega Man

Son-in-law of director George Marshall.

266 westerns, 56-72.

4 feature westerns.

Means to an End (1960). 1960. Director.

The Sharpshooter (1958). 1958.

25. Tom Steele

Stunts | The Blues Brothers

Tom Steele was born on June 12, 1909 in Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland as Thomas Skeoch. He is known for his work on The Blues Brothers (1980), Scarface (1983) and Zombies of the Stratosphere (1952). He died on October 30, 1990 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

(266) westerns, 30-82.

1909 - 1990, 81.

26. Rod McGaughy

Stunts | Silverado

Rod McGaughy was born on December 19, 1923 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Rodney Henry McGaughy. He is known for his work on Silverado (1985), The Dukes of Hazzard (1979) and Gunsmoke (1955). He died on October 10, 2011 in Los Angeles.

(265) westerns, 58-85.

19 feature westerns.

5 stunts, 60-85.

Outcast of Cripple Creek (1960). 1960, stunts.

1923 - 2011, 87.

27. James Griffith

Actor | The Killing

Ideal for playing swarthy villains, James Griffith's tall, dark and gaunt features and shady countenance invaded hundreds of film and TV dramas (and a few comedies) throughout his career on-camera. Highlighted by his arched brows, hooded eyes and prominent proboscis, heavy character work would be ...

(265) - westerns, 49-82.

43 feature westerns.

Death Trap (1950). 1950.

1916 - 1993, 77.

28. Chuck Connors

Actor | Soylent Green

Chuck Connors was born Kevin Joseph Connors in Brooklyn, New York, to Marcella (nee Lundrigan; died 1971) and Alban Francis "Allan" Connors (died 1966), Roman Catholic immigrants of Irish descent from the Dominion of Newfoundland (now part of Canada). Chuck and his two-years-younger sister, Gloria,...

264 westerns, 53-91.

13 feature westerns.

The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw (1991). 1991.

1921 - 1992, 71.

29. Gregg Barton

Actor | Tripoli

Gregg Barton was born on June 5, 1912 in Long Island City, New York, USA as Harold Wilsea Barker. He was an actor, known for Tripoli (1950), Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (1955) and The Gunman (1952). He was married to Bonita Cooper and Helen Norris. He died on November 28, 2000 in Fallbrook, ...

(264), - westerns, 47-70.

59 feature westerns.

The Parrish Gang (1958).

1912 - 2000, 88.

30. Hugh O'Brian

Actor | Game of Death

Hugh O'Brian had the term "beefcake" written about him during his nascent film years in the early 1950s, but he chose to avoid the obvious typecast as he set up his career.

O'Brian was born Hugh Charles Krampe in Rochester, New York, to Ohio-born parents Edith Lillian (Marks) and Hugh John Krampe, a...

(263) - westerns , 50-08.

25 feature westerns.

1925 - 2016, 91.

31. Don Diamond

Actor | Zorro

Brooklyn-born Don Diamond's most famous role is probably that of the scheming and ambitious, but inept and somewhat cowardly, underling Crazy Cat to Frank DeKova's Chief Wild Eagle in the cult western comedy series F Troop (1965). By the time he got that role he had been an actor for quite some ...

262 westerns, 49-79.

Pete and Pedro (1949), 1949.

1921 - 2011, 90.

32. Dennis Moore

Actor | Raiders of Ghost City

A dark-haired, durably handsome and dependable cowboy actor equipped with a strong stance and taciturn seriousness both on and off camera, Dennis Moore was cast as both hero and villain in his three-decade-long career. A player in well over 200 "B"-level oaters and serials during the 1930s, 1940s ...

261 westerns, 32-61.

The Lone Rider and the Bandit (1942), 1942. Sheriff Smoky.

1908 - 1964, 56.

33. Eddy Waller

Actor | Desperadoes of Dodge City

Eddy Waller worked in vaudeville and the theater before he entered movies in 1936. Within a few years he was being cast in character parts. In the 1940s he would be a mainstay in the westerns of Republic Pictures and would work with just about every cowboy actor from Tim Holt to Rocky Lane. With ...

(259) westerns, 36-63.

121 feature westerns.

The Great Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (1938). 1938

1889 - 1977, 88.

34. Earle Hodgins

Actor | Oregon Trail

Earle Hodgins was born on October 6, 1893 in Payson, Utah, USA as George Earl Hodgins. He was an actor, known for Oregon Trail (1945), Silent Conflict (1948) and Borderland (1937). He was married to Elizabeth Birss Ogilvie. He died on April 14, 1964 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.

(260), - westerns, 35-63.

141 features.

1893 - 1964, 70.

35. George Archainbaud

Director | One Week of Love

French-born (Paris) George Archainbaud got his start in show business as an actor and stage manager in France. Emigrating to the US in 1915, he got work as an assistant director to fellow French expatriate Emile Chautard at William A. Brady's World Film Co. in Fort Lee, NJ. His directorial debut ...

(257) -westerns, 16-59.

36 feature westerns.

The Man Who Came Back (1950), 1950.

1890 - 1959, 68. France. USA.

36. Kevin Hagen

Actor | Yancy Derringer

Kevin Hagen is the son of professional ballroom dancers, Haakon Olaf Hagen and Marvel Lucile Wadsworth. His father left the family when Kevin was five. He was raised by his mother, two aunts and a grandmother, with some help from his uncle, a physician. The family moved to Portland, Oregon when ...

(257) westerns, 57-88.

1928 - 2005, 77.

37. Tom Smith

Actor | Rio Rita

Tom Smith was born on September 10, 1892 in Okfugee County, Oklahoma, USA as Thomas Tyler Smith. He was an actor, known for Rio Rita (1929) and Mlle. Irene the Great (1931). He died on February 23, 1976 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

(255), - westerns, 24-75.

174 feature westerns.

1892 - 1976, 83.

38. Jack Ingram

Actor | Who's Guilty?

Jack Ingram was born on November 15, 1902 in Frankfort, Illinois, USA as John Samuel Ingram. He was an actor, known for Who's Guilty? (1945), Federal Operator 99 (1945) and Superman (1948). He was married to Eloise Fullerton. He died on February 20, 1969 in Canoga Park, California, USA.

255 westerns, 35-60.

1902 - 1969, 66.

39. Dan White

Actor | Unknown Island

Dan White was born to George & Orpha White about one mile from the Suwannee River in Falmouth, Florida. Falmouth was a small sleepy town then, as it is still today. He was one of 13 siblings who were moved to Lakeland sometime around WW I. Lakeland is where Dan was introduced into show business in ...

(255), - westerns, 38-75.

1908 - 1980, 72.

40. Dub Taylor

Actor | The Getaway

Dub Taylor was born on February 26, 1907 in Richmond, Virginia, USA as Walter Clarence Taylor II. He was an actor, known for The Getaway (1972), The Wild Bunch (1969) and Bonnie and Clyde (1967). He was married to Florence Gertrude Heffernan. He died on October 3, 1994 in Los Angeles, California, ...

(255). westerns, 39-94.

1907 - 1994, 87.

41. Merrill McCormick

Actor | The New Adventures of Tarzan

Merrill McCormick was born on February 5, 1892 in Denver, Colorado, USA as William Merrill McCormick. He was an actor and director, known for The New Adventures of Tarzan (1935), A Son of the Desert (1928) and The Last Chance (1926). He died on August 19, 1953 in San Gabriel, California, USA.

(254), - westerns, 17-55.

237 feature westerns.

1892 - 1953, 61.

42. Budd Buster

Actor | Battle of Greed

Budd Buster was born on June 14, 1891 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA as Budd Leland Buster. He was an actor, known for Battle of Greed (1937), Bullets and Saddles (1943) and Cavalry (1936). He was married to Mary. He died on December 22, 1965 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

(254) - westerns, 34-55.

250 feature westerns.

1891 - 1965, 74.

43. Douglas Heyes

Writer | Tales of the 77th Bengal Lancers

Douglas Heyes was born on May 22, 1919 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Douglas Howard Heyes. He was a writer and producer, known for Tales of the 77th Bengal Lancers (1956), The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (1954) and Maverick (1957). He was married to Joanna Heyes. He died on February 8, 1993 in ...

(253) westerns, 54-76.

The Peacemaker (1957). 1957.

Credits for Writer, director, music department, soundtrack, actor, producer.

1919 - 1993, 73.

44. Samuel A. Peeples

Writer | The Tall Man

Sam Peeples began his writing career with Western novels but later became a television script writer and series creator. His western novels include The Hanging Hills 1953); Johnny Sundance 1953); Desert Showdown (1954); The Marshal Of Medicine Bend (1954); The Lobo Horseman (1955); The Call of the ...

253 westerns, 58-77.

2 feature westerns.

Killers at Chocktaw Valley (1958). 1958. Teleplay.

1917 - 1997, 79.

45. Francis Ford

Actor | Crimson Shoals

Elder brother of the director John Ford and himself a screen director (and John's erstwhile mentor) until the advent of sound. He had also acted in his own films and those of other directors, but turned to acting exclusively circa 1929. As actor, he would provide convincing portrayals of men of ...

(251), - westerns, 10-53.

1881 - 1953, 72.

46. Lane Chandler

Actor | Samson and Delilah

American actor who had a brief flirtation with stardom before settling into character roles and bit parts. Born in rural South Dakota (according to government records, though some sources say Walsh County, North Dakota) as Robert C. Oakes, the son of a horse rancher, he moved with his family to ...

(250) westerns, 27-71.

1899 - 1972, 73.

47. 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 ...

(250) westerns, 40-82.

1921 - 1995, 74.

48. Pernell Roberts

Actor | Bonanza

Best recalled as the eldest son and first member of the "Bonanza" Cartwright clan to permanently leave the Ponderosa in the hopes of greener acting pastures, dark, deep-voiced and durably handsome Pernell Roberts' native roots lay in Georgia. Born Pernell Elvin Roberts, Jr. on May 18, 1928, in ...

(250), - westerns, 57-90.

1928 - 2010, 81.



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