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Overview (4)

Born in Banner County, Nebraska, USA
Died in Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameHal Brittan
Height 6' 4" (1.93 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Hal Baylor was born on December 10, 1918 in Banner County, Nebraska, USA as Hal Brittan. He was an actor, known for Emergency! (1972), A Boy and His Dog (1975) and Kraft Mystery Theater (1959). He died on January 5, 1998 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Trivia (6)

Had an amateur record of 52-5, and a pro record of 15-8 as a boxer.
His great-great grandfather was the original founder of Baylor University.
Attended Washington State on an athletic scholarship.
His fight with Robert Ryan in The Set-Up (1949) is still considered one of the best-choreographed boxing scenes in film history.
In one scene from Sands of Iwo Jima (1949), combat veteran Sgt. Stryker (John Wayne) instructs bumbling recruit Pvt. Choynski (Baylor) on the correct way to march and hold a rifle. In real life Baylor was an ex-Marine who fought in the battles of Saipan and Tinian in WW II; Wayne had never served in the military.
Two of his credits were written by Harlan Ellison: he played a policeman in the Star Trek episode "City on the Edge of Forever" and a robot in the film adaptation of A Boy and His Dog.

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