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Also Known As: Died: April 24, 2007
Born: February 9, 1927 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Calgary, Alberta, CA Profession:

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After graduating from UCLA with a degree in geography in 1951, Roy Jenson went on to play professional football in Canada. In 1954 he found work as a stunt double in the adventure film "River of No Return," starring Robert Mitchum and Marilyn Monroe, and moved to Hollywood shortly after to become a professional stunt man. He eventually found work as an actor, appearing primarily in smaller roles in television shows like "Get Smart," "Perry Mason," and "Mission: Impossible," throughout the '50s and '60s. Today, Jenson is remembered for acting work he did on two television shows. The first was an appearance as the leader of a barbaric tribe in a 1968 episode of "Star Trek"; and the second was for being the first man beat up by Caine in the 1972 pilot episode of "Kung Fu." Aside from his work in television, Jenson was also a prolific character actor in films, among them the Western "How the West Was Won," the post-apocalyptic sci-fi classic "Soylent Green," the Steve McQueen vehicle "The Getaway," and Roman Polanski's "Chinatown," in which he played the sleazy water department security chief Claude Mulvihil. Jenson continued to work regularly well into the 90s, with his last role being in the 1999...

After graduating from UCLA with a degree in geography in 1951, Roy Jenson went on to play professional football in Canada. In 1954 he found work as a stunt double in the adventure film "River of No Return," starring Robert Mitchum and Marilyn Monroe, and moved to Hollywood shortly after to become a professional stunt man. He eventually found work as an actor, appearing primarily in smaller roles in television shows like "Get Smart," "Perry Mason," and "Mission: Impossible," throughout the '50s and '60s. Today, Jenson is remembered for acting work he did on two television shows. The first was an appearance as the leader of a barbaric tribe in a 1968 episode of "Star Trek"; and the second was for being the first man beat up by Caine in the 1972 pilot episode of "Kung Fu." Aside from his work in television, Jenson was also a prolific character actor in films, among them the Western "How the West Was Won," the post-apocalyptic sci-fi classic "Soylent Green," the Steve McQueen vehicle "The Getaway," and Roman Polanski's "Chinatown," in which he played the sleazy water department security chief Claude Mulvihil. Jenson continued to work regularly well into the 90s, with his last role being in the 1999 made-for-TV movie, "Hard Time: Hostage Hotel."

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Hostage Hotel (1999) Harve
2.
 Set Up, The (1995) Older Guard
3.
 W.B., Blue and the Bean (1990) Guard
4.
 Watch Commander, The (1988) Kearns
5.
 Night Stalker, The (1987) Cook
6.
 Kung Fu: The Movie (1986) Foreman
7.
 Red Dawn (1984) Mr Morris
8.
 Last of the Great Survivors (1984) Foreman
9.
 Honkytonk Man (1982) Dub
10.
 Bustin' Loose (1981) Klan Leader
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