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Also Known As: Died: December 25, 1997
Born: May 11, 1920 Cause of Death: lung cancer
Birth Place: Bethune, Colorado, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion (1997) as Uncle Jesse
Television movie updating the adventures of "The Dukes of Hazzard," a CBS series which was broadcast from January 26, 1979 to February 8, 1985. Cousins Bo, Luke and Daisy Duke return to Hazzard County for an annual homecoming where they come up against an unscrupulous businesswoman who wants to buil
Maverick (1994) as Old Gambler
A Western gambler tries to raise the entry fee for a high-stakes poker game.
Father and Scout (1994) as George Rosebrock
A father and son go on a camping trip, where dad''s antics prove embarrassing, but the experience proves beneficial to their relationship.
Delta Fever (1987)
Against the background of competitive waterskiing, a young man is prodded by his family, friends and girlfriend into adult responsibility.
Return to Mayberry (1986) as Briscoe Darling
A television movie that unites the stars of television's popular series, "The Andy Griffith Show." Andy Taylor returns to Mayberry to run again for sheriff, only to discover that his former deputy, Barney Fife, has also entered the race. Andy and his wife Helen witness the birth of Andy's son Opie's
Return From Witch Mountain (1978) as Uncle Ben
A mad scientist kidnaps an alien teen with amazing powers.
Hawmps (1976) as Colonel Seymour Hawkins
A cavalry outpost in the Wild West of 19th Century USA is in need of horses. The captain of the outpost gets word that they're to receive a shipment of fine Arabians. What he gets is a shipment of...camels.
Welcome To L.A. (1976) as Carl Barber
Keith Carradine, Sally Kellerman, Geraldine Chaplin, Harvey Keitel, Lauren Hutton, Viveca Lindfors, Sissy Spacek, Denver Pyle, John Considine, Allan Nicholls, Diahann Abbott. Contemporary relationships in Los Angeles, ''the city of the one night stands'', are examined in this loosely structured social satire directed by Alan Rudolph (CHOOSE ME) and produced by Robert Altman. The impressive cast includes Keith Carradine as a cynical songwriter and Geraldine Chaplin as a hypochondriac who spends her days in taxis and answers phone calls in the hope that they''re wrong numbers. The music score by Richard Baskin may affect your viewing pleasure.
Mountain Man (1976) as Galen Clark
As Galen Clark moves into his later years, he regrets not having made any great accomplishments and goes out west to die in the wilderness. But living in nature renews his spirit, and he sends for his daughter and her family to join him there where they start a new life in the forest.
Adventures of Frontier Freemont, The (1976) as "Big Bill" Driggers
Escape to Witch Mountain (1975) as Uncle Ben
An unscrupulous millionaire tries to catch two mysterious children with super powers.
Death Among Friends (1975) as Luke Evans
A lady homicide detective tries to solve the murder of an international financier in this pilot for a prospective but unrealized series.
Winterhawk (1975) as Arkansas
The tribe of Chief Winterhawk are ill. His friend trapper Guthrie suggests to ask the white men in a near village for help - but they kill Winterhawk's companion...
Murder or Mercy (1974) as Amos Champion
An eminent physician, accused of his wife's mercy-killing, is defended by a retired attorney and his ambitious lawyer son. This film's plot more than vaguely resembles "An Act of Murder" (1948) that starred Fredric March and his wife, Florence Eldridge.
Sidekicks (1974) as Drunk
Based on the 1971 comedy western "Skin Game," this lark, a pilot to a prospective series that never materialized, had a couple of hapless post-Civil War con men, one black, one white, on the sagebrush trail trying to collect a $15,000 bounty on an outlaw's head. Lou Gossett recreated the role he pla
Cahill, U.S. Marshal (1973) as Denver
A tough lawman has to bring in his own sons for a train robbery.
Hitched (1973) as Ben Barnstable
The further adventures of those teenaged newlyweds of the Old West who were introduced in the TV-movie "Lock, Stock and Barrel" (1971), with Sally Field taking over the role originated by Belinda Montgomery in this pilot film.
Who Fears the Devil? (1972) as Grandpappy John
A wandering ballad singer in the Appalachians meets an ugly bird-type creature, is transported back in time, finds himself involved in the Devil's work.
something big (1971) as Junior Frisbee
Joe Baker has a dream. He wants to do 'something big.' When he needs a Gatling gun to accomplish this, he seeks out a black marketeer. The price he wants for the gun? A woman! So Baker kidnaps a woman off of the stagecoach, only to find that she is the wife of the commandant of the local Cavalry detachment. Things get further complicated when a girl named Dover McBride shows up. She has come to force Baker to marry her and return east, as he promised to do four years earlier.
Bandolero! (1968) as Muncie Carter
Posing as a hangman, Mace Bishop arrives in town with the intention of freeing a gang of outlaws, including his brother, from the gallows. Mace urges his younger brother to give up crime. The sheriff chases the brothers to Mexico. They join forces, however, against a group of Mexican bandits who mortally wound both brothers.
5 Card Stud (1968) as Sig Evers
A mysterious killer stalks the players from a card game that ended in violence.
Welcome to Hard Times (1967) as Alfie
A broken-down sheriff tries to help his town stand against a mysterious outlaw.
Tammy and the Millionaire (1967) as Grandpa
Bonnie and Clyde (1967) as Frank Hamer
The legendary bank robbers run riot in the South of the 1930s.
Gunpoint (1966) as Cap Hold
A Colorado sheriff pursues a ruthless gang of train robbers into New Mexico, where he has no official jurisdiction. Accompanying him is a motley posse, including a sharp-shooting gambler whose fiancee the gang has kidnapped.
Incident at Phantom Hill (1966) as 1st hunter
At the end of the Civil War, a million-dollar gold shipment is hijacked and buried in the desert. One man who knows where it is hidden sets out to get it, but he must fight off outlaws who are also after it and rampaging Apaches.
The Rounders (1965) as Bull
Two ne''er-do-well cowpokes look for sex and easy money in the modern West.
The Great Race (1965) as Sheriff
A bumbling villain plots to win an early 20th-century auto race.
Mara of the Wilderness (1965) as Kelly
A US ranger discovers a teenage girl who has spent 12 years in the wilderness after her parents are killed and must teach her how ti live in society while fighting off a hunter who wants to sell her to a freak show..
Shenandoah (1965) as Pastor Bjoerling
A Virginia farmer fights to keep his family together during the Civil War.
Mail Order Bride (1964) as Preacher Pope
An aging cowhand tries to help a young rancher settle down by buying him a wife.
Cheyenne Autumn (1964) as Senator Henry
A reluctant Calvary Captain must track a defiant tribe of migrating Cheyennes.
Terrified! (1963) as Sheriff
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) as Amos Carruthers
An experienced gunman and a peace-loving tenderfoot clash with a Western bully.
Geronimo (1962) as Senator Conrad
A defiant Apache warrior tries to unite his tribe against the U.S. Army.
The Alamo (1960) as Gambler
Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie join the fight for Texas'''' independence from Mexico.
Home from the Hill (1960) as Marshall Bradley
A southern landowner's family is torn apart by the revelation that he has an illegitimate son.
Cast a Long Shadow (1959) as Harrison
A hard-drinking drifter tries to claim a deceased cattle baron''''s estate.
The Horse Soldiers (1959) as Jagger Jo
A Union cavalry officer leads his men on a vital mission behind Confederate lines.
King of the Wild Stallions (1959) as Doc Weber
A young widow and her son on an isolated ranch find themselves being protected by a wild stallion.
Good Day for a Hanging (1959) as Moore
A reformed bank robber has to choose between his former gang and doing the right thing.
China Doll (1958) as Col. Wiley
A World War II veteran searches for the daughter he left behind in China.
The Left Handed Gun (1958) as Ollinger
Billy the Kid sets out for vengeance on the men who killed his mentor.
Fort Massacre (1958) as Collins
A possibly mad cavalry commander leads his troops through dangerous Indian territory.
The Party Crashers (1958) as Ted Bickford
Destination 60,000 (1957) as Mickey Hill
The Lonely Man (1957) as Sheriff
An outlaw tries to make peace with his estranged son.
Gun Duel in Durango (1957) as Ranger captain
A reformed outlaw takes on his old gang.
Domino Kid (1957) as Bill Dragger
Domino returns from the Civil War to find his ranch in ruins and his father murdered. Five men were responsible and four were identified. One by one Domino outdraws the four that were known, all being outlaws. There is only one left now. Domino does not know his identity but that man probably knows of Domino and his mission.
Jet Pilot (1957) as Mr. Simpson
An Air Force colonel in charge of an Alaskan base has his hands full when he falls in love with a defecting Russian pilot.
7th Cavalry (1956) as Dixon
An alleged coward tries to redeem himself by reclaiming General Custer''''s body.
I Killed Wild Bill Hickok (1956) as Jim Bailey
Yaqui Drums (1956) as Lefty
Mexican bandit Yaqui Jack (J. Carroll Naish) and his men hold up a stage coach, kill the driver and guard and are robbing the passengers, ranch owner Matt Quigg (Roy Roberts), his son Lute (Robert Hutton) and Linda (Mary Castle), when they in turn are ambushed by Lefty (Denver Pyle) and his gang. Yaqui Jack is shot but escapes and reaches the camp of Webb Dunham (Rod Cameron), who treats his wounds. They separate with Webb going to the ranch of his brother who has been murdered. Suspicion turns on Matt, who claims title to the brother's ranch, and has Webb brutally beaten after ordering him from the property. Webb goes to Matt's saloon, where Linda sings, and she and Webb had been in love in California. Webb retaliates against Matt for his beating, and Matt hires Lefty to kill Webb. Lefty, waiting in Webb's cabin to ambush him, is overpowered by Yaqui Jack who has returned to help the man who aided him, and asks Webb to join him and his friends in their fight to free Mexico. Matt, Lute, Linda and Lefty and the sheriff (Ray Walker) are kidnapped by Yaqui Indians, as is Webb, who shot a Yaqui grabbing Linda. They are taken across the border to be held for ransom, where Lefty confesses to Webb that he had killed Webb's brother on Matt's orders. Lute, with no intentions of returning, persuades his father to let him go across the border to get the ransom money but Linda, whom he had married the night before, refuses to go with him. Matt learns of the intended deceit deceit, and accidently kills Lute. Yaqui Jack is killed as he dfies the Mexican Army authorities who escort Webb, Linda, the sheriff and the now-demented Matt back across the border.
The Naked Hills (1956) as Bert Killian
An Indiana farmer heads to California in search of gold.
Please Murder Me (1956) as Lieut. Bradley
Ten Wanted Men (1955) as Dave Weed
A cattleman''s dream of law and order is threatened by the ambitions of a ruthless rival.
Rage at Dawn (1955) as Clint Reno
Terrorizing 1866 Indiana, the Reno brothers gang uses the town of Seymour as a safe haven, paying off three crooked town officials. Sent in to clean up the gang is Peterson Detective Agency operative James Barlow, who poses as an outlaw to gain the confidence of the officials and the thick-headed brothers. Complicating matters are Barlow's feelings for the Reno sister, Laura, who reluctantly keeps house for the boys out of family loyalty. Events heat up and rage surfaces as Barlow sets up the gang in a dawn train robbery.
Top Gun (1955) as Gorse
After he''''s cleared of murder, a cowboy runs for town marshal.
Run for Cover (1955) as Harvey
An ex-convict trying to go straight gets caught up in a train robbery.
To Hell and Back (1955) as Thompson
Film star Audie Murphy plays himself in this tale of how he became World War II''''s most decorated U.S. soldier.
Drum Beat (1954) as Fairchild
While negotiating a peace treaty with North California Indians, a presidential emissary has to fight off a renegade.
The Yellow Mountain (1954) as Yost
Johnny Guitar (1954) as Posse
A lady saloon owner battles a female rancher out to frame her for murder.
The Boy from Oklahoma (1954) as Blacksmith
A mild mannered law student doesn't know what he's in for when he gets himself elected sheriff in a frontier town run by an outlaw gang.
The Command (1954) as Infantryman
A high-minded doctor suddenly finds himself leading a Cavalry troop through hostile territory.
Ride Clear of Diablo (1954) as Reverend Moorehead
Column South (1953) as Lieutenant
As Lt. Jed Sayre struggles to prevent pre-Civil War tensions and a racist commanding officer from triggering war between the U.S. Cavalry and Navajo Indians, he finds his efforts are being undermined by the machinations of Confederate sympathizers.
Gunsmoke (1953) as Greasy George
The Lone Hand (1953) as Regulator
Goldtown Ghost Riders (1953) as Bernie Malloy
When Ed Wheeler shoots Jim Granby, Gene brings him in. But Wheeler says even if Granby dies he cannot he charged because he has already served 10 years for Granby's supposed murder. Then in flashback Wheeler relates how he and Granby founded Goldtown based on an exaggerated supply of gold and how when Granby blackmailed him, he thought he killed him and confessed to the murder.
Rebel City (1953) as Greeley
A Perilous Journey (1953) as Bartender
Texas Bad Man (1953) as Tench
Topeka (1953) as Jonas Bailey
Vigilante Terror (1953) as Sperry
Fort Vengeance (1953) as
Outlaw brothers turned Mounties clash over their different attitudes toward law and order.
The Lusty Men (1952) as Niko
A faded rodeo star mentors a younger rider but falls for his wife.
Fargo (1952) as Carey
The brother (House Peters, Jr.) of rancher Bill Martin (Wild Bill Elliott) is killed in a stampede started by cattleman. Bill returns to the Fargo country to take his brother's place and is welcomed by law-abiding cattleman MacKenzie (Jack Ingram) and his daughter Kathy (Phyllis Coates.) The leader of the ruthless cattle interests are townsman Austin (Arthur Space) and his henchmen Red (Myron Healey), Link (Robert Wilke) and Albord (Terry Frost.) Bill has the idea of putting up barbed wire to keep the herds from been driven over the land cultivated by the farmers. He, aided by Tad Sloan (Fuzzy Knight), produces the wire by make-shift methods, but it proves effective. The cattleman charge in court that the wire is dangerous to their herds but lose the case. Austin orders his men to seize Bill, bale him in strands of the wire, and throw him on the stage of the town hall during a fall festival. Bill doesn't take kindly to this and it precipitates open war.
The Maverick (1952) as Bud Karnes
Army Lieutenant Devlin (Bill Elliott) is ordered to take Sgt. Frick(Myron Healey), Corporal Johnson(Robert Bray) and some troopers to break up a gang of gunmen hired by Frank Bullitt(Richard Reeves), leader of the cattlemen, to drive homesteaders from the range. Devlin's troop captures Bullitt and three of the hired killers: Fane(Gregg Barton), Karns (Denver Pyle) and Nixon (eugene Roth.) En route to Fort Jeffrey with the prisoners, the troop overtakes a wagon carrying Della Watson (Phyllis Coates) and her grandmother (Florence Lake), and Devlin reluctantly agrees to let the two women accompany his party. Meanwhile, Bullitt's foreman, Massey (Robert Wilke),has sent more gunmen to free the prisoners, and the disgruntled Lt. Frick has sold out to Bullitt.
Canyon Ambush (1952) as Carlton
A mysterious masked rider and his gang are murdering ranchers and robbing stages. Government Agent Johnny Mack Brown has been called in to help the Sheriff. Capturing a henchman he learns of everyone involved except the boss, the masked rider. He eventually suspects the Wells Fargo Agent and has a plan that will trick him into a confession.
Oklahoma Annie (1952) as Skip
Desert Passage (1952) as Allen
A cowboy doesn''''t realize the man he''''s been hired to drive to Mexico is an outlaw.
Man from the Black Hills (1952) as Glen Hartley
Jim Fallon (James Ellison as Jimmy Ellison) is summoned to Rim Rock by Hugh Delaney (Ray Bennett), an uncle he has not seen in years. Delaney wants to inform Jim that he has located Jim's elderly father, Pop Fallon (Stanley Andrews), who is blind, and that a young imposter who calls himself Jimmy Fallon (Rand Brooks)has established himself as Pop's son. Pop owns a rich gold mine and is cared for by his housekeeper Martha (Florence Lake.) Jim's pal Johnny (Johnny Mack Brown) accompanies him to Rim Rock. Before they can hear Delaney's story, Delaney is badly wounded as he and two miner friends, Ed Roper (Robert Bray) and Shealey (Stanley Price), hold up the stage and take a shipment of gold from the Fallon mine for the third time. In Rim Rock, neither Pop nor Martha believe Jim's story about Jimmy being an imposter. Jimmy is actually the son of Rim Rock storekeeper Pete Ingram (I. Stanford Jolley) who had waited for years to present Jimmy as Fallon's son and get control of Fallon's fortune.
Rough Riders of Durango (1951) as Lacey
Marshal Rocky Lane (Allan Lane) comes to the aid of Sheriff Bill Walters (Russ Ford) who is having a hard time trying to save the local farmers and ranchers from raids and hi-jackings. With Banker Johnson (Hal Price) about to foreclose on all their ranches and farms, the sheriff arranges for them to get a $40,000 advance on their next grain shipment so that they can pay off their notes at the bank. But the town's supposedly honest and harmless harness maker, John Blake (Steve Darrell), who is the brains behind the gang, has the messenger killed and the money stolen.
Hills of Utah (1951) as Bowie French
Doctor Gene Autry (Gene Autry) returns as a "doctor on horseback" to the frontier town in Utah where his father was killed and finds a feud raging between mine owner Jayda McQueen (Onslow Stevens) and cattleman Bowie French (Denver Pyle). Gene's only friend in town is "Dusty" Cosgrove (Pat Buttram). Gene answers a summons by Karen McQueen (Elaine Riley) to treat her younger brother (Teddy Infuhr), but the boy unexpectedly dies and McQueen comes gunning for Gene, who is saved by French's timely intervention. When one of French's gunmen is shot down by a miner, the ranch hands attack the mine and Gene aids the McQueen forces.
Million Dollar Pursuit (1951) as Nick Algren
Captain China (1950) as Steve
Stormy waves in the South China Sea wash a drunken captain, Charles Chinnough, off his ship just before it crashes on a reef. He's then rescued by a passing vessel. Two months later the former captain, now in disgrace, sails as a passenger on a ship commanded by Brendensen, the man who had been the first-mate on his last voyage. Tension quickly develops between these two, especially since both are now attracted to the same female passenger, Kim Mitchell. A typhoon forces Chinnough and Brendensen to work together to save the ship while, at the same time, new information comes to light about their previous voyage together.
Singing Guns (1950) as
Rhiannon, an outlaw who regularly robs gold from the stagecoach, shoots the new sheriff and then carries him to the doctor. The doctor cleans up Rhiannon and presents him to the sheriff as the man who saved his life. Rhiannon is deputized by the sheriff, and becomes torn between his new life and the prospect of robbing the next gold shipment...
The Flying Saucer (1950) as Turner
The CIA sends playboy Mike Trent to Alaska with agent Vee Langley, posing as his "nurse," to investigate flying saucer sightings. At first, installed in a hunting lodge, the two play in the wilderness. But then they sight a saucer. Investigating, our heroes clash with an inept gang of Soviet spies, also after the saucer secret.
Customs Agent (1950) as Al
Federal Agent at Large (1950) as "Jumpy" Jordan
The Old Frontier (1950) as George
Dynamite Pass (1950) as Whip
Highwaymen invade a road built by cowboys.
Hellfire (1949) as Rex
Zeb Smith is a gambler with a larcenous streak, but when an itinerant preacher takes a bullet meant for him, Zeb vows to fulfill the preacher's mission of building a church. Frustrated in his attempts to get donations, Zeb attempts to capture fugitive Doll Brown in order to obtain the reward. But he finds that there's more to Doll than meets the eye. When his old friend Bucky McLean shows up gunning for Doll, Zeb sees a chance to redeem them all... one way or another.
Streets of San Francisco (1949) as Ed Quinn
Rim of the Canyon (1949) as Cash Collins
Gene takes up where his dad left off, going after the baddies who took $30,000, returning twenty years later to the ghost town where they left the loot.
Too Late For Tears (1949) as Young man at train station
A married woman's discovery of stolen money changes her character for the worse.
Flame of Youth (1949) as Lefty
Red Canyon (1949) as Hutch
Marshal of Amarillo (1948) as Night clerk
Train to Alcatraz (1948) as Hutch Hutchins
The Man from Colorado (1948) as Easy Jarrett
A Civil War veteran becomes a judge so he can take out his bitterness on the world.
Where the North Begins (1947) as Jim "Rocky" Rockwell
Devil Ship (1947) as Carl
Captain Biff Brown (Richard Lane) owns a boat used to ferry prisoners from the mainland to Alcatraz. The police find some escape tools on his boat and, although Brown isn't involved, his contract is terminated and he goes back to tuna fishing. Brown takes his friend Sanderson (William Bishop) to his boarding house and introduces him to his sweetheart Madge Harris (Louise Campbell) and Sanderson also falls in love with her. A gang headed by Red Mason (Damian O'Flynn) and trying to escape the country bribe Brown's engineer, Venatti (Anthony Caruso), and are hiding on the boat the next time Brown and Sanderson take it out. They take over the boat but a storm is approaching...
The Guilt of Janet Ames (1947) as Masher
A hard-drinking reporter tries to help the embittered widow of the soldier who had saved his life during the war.

Cast (special)

Great American Music: A Salute to Fast Cars (1994) as Host
Special honoring the sport of car racing, through song and dance by The Calvin Gilmore Singers, appearances by professional car racers, and taped comments by entertainers.
Wind in the Wire (1993)
Randy Travis fulfills his longtime dream by starring in a western "movie" blending his music with comedy and drama.
Randy Travis -- Happy Trails (1991)
A special featuring a trail ride through Montana with Randy Travis and other country music performers, including Dale Evans and Roy Rogers.
When the West Was Fun: A Western Reunion (1979)
The program salutes the golden age of television westerns.

Misc. Crew (special)

Randy Travis -- Happy Trails (1991) as Poetry Reciter ("Drinking From My Saucer")
A special featuring a trail ride through Montana with Randy Travis and other country music performers, including Dale Evans and Roy Rogers.

Cast (special)

How Bugs Bunny Won the West (1978) as Host
A live-action and animated special which spoofs the western genre to relate how Bugs Bunny tamed, settled, and won the west. Animated sequences, which are interspersed with live action, are from previously exhibited productions.

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