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Walter Clarence "Buck" Taylor III - born May 13, 1938.
Born the son of a famous Hollywood actor, Buck grew up on movie sets, watching his father, celebrated actor Dub Taylor, appear with such movie greats as John Wayne, Tex Ritter and Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys. Studied art at the University of Southern California, tried out for the U. S. Olympic Gymnastics Team in 1960.
Buck began his acting career in the fifties working in television. He appeared in Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, My Favorite Martian, Have Gun Will Travel, The Rebel, Bonanza, Wagon Train, The Virginian, Dallas, and Walker, Texas Ranger. He is best remembered for this eight-year run as Newly on Gunsmoke. Wagon Train, The Virginian, Dallas, and Walker, Texas Ranger.
In 1963 his movie career began with an appearance in Johnny Shiloh. Since his start Buck has worked nonstop for more than forty years with roles in such films as Tombstone and in 2004, The Alamo and Grand Champion.
Preserving and celebrating the heritage of the American West is the driving force behind Bucks career as a watercolor artist. On movie locations he found himself sketching and painting during breaks in filming. He started in earnest at the 1993 selling paintings and in less than a decade became internationally famous for his depiction of western scenes and figures. He is also the official artist for several rodeos and state fairs.
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