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A veteran character actor, Buck Taylor is best known for playing Newly in the long-running TV Western "Gunsmoke." The son of actor Dub Taylor, Buck Taylor grew up in Hollywood among actors and on film sets. He studied Theater at USC and served two years in the navy before embarking on his acting career. He was a frequent guest star on TV in the early and mid 1960s, especially on Westerns like "The Rebel" (where he made his debut), "Stoney Burke," and "12 O'Clock High." He made appearances in other genres as well, including multiple parts on the schoolroom drama "Mr. Novak" and the war program "Combat!" After earning a regular role on the Western "The Monroes" he was cast on the venerable James Arness show "Gunsmoke" as the young hero, Newly O'Brien. Taylor's role lasted until the series ended in 1975. Following his departure from the legendary show he continued working steadily, showing up in made-for-TV Westerns in the 1980s like the reunion film "Gunsmoke: Return to Dodge" and low-budget features like the action movie "Big Bad John." He had a recurring role on the primetime soap "Dallas" and could be seen in the new generation of Westerns, including "Wild Wild West," a 1999 Barry Sonnenfeld effort...

A veteran character actor, Buck Taylor is best known for playing Newly in the long-running TV Western "Gunsmoke." The son of actor Dub Taylor, Buck Taylor grew up in Hollywood among actors and on film sets. He studied Theater at USC and served two years in the navy before embarking on his acting career. He was a frequent guest star on TV in the early and mid 1960s, especially on Westerns like "The Rebel" (where he made his debut), "Stoney Burke," and "12 O'Clock High." He made appearances in other genres as well, including multiple parts on the schoolroom drama "Mr. Novak" and the war program "Combat!" After earning a regular role on the Western "The Monroes" he was cast on the venerable James Arness show "Gunsmoke" as the young hero, Newly O'Brien. Taylor's role lasted until the series ended in 1975. Following his departure from the legendary show he continued working steadily, showing up in made-for-TV Westerns in the 1980s like the reunion film "Gunsmoke: Return to Dodge" and low-budget features like the action movie "Big Bad John." He had a recurring role on the primetime soap "Dallas" and could be seen in the new generation of Westerns, including "Wild Wild West," a 1999 Barry Sonnenfeld effort starring Will Smith.

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 Jericho (2001)
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 Wild Wild West (1999) Eye-Crossed Reb
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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 Buck’s 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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