Walter Coy


Biography

Walter Coy was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Early on in his acting career, Walter Coy landed roles in various films, including "Love Letters of a Star" (1936), "Colt.45" (1950) and "F.B.I. Girl" (1951). He also appeared in "The Lusty Men" (1952), "Flat Top" (1952) and the dramatic adaptation "So Big" (1953) with Jane Wyman. He kept working in film throughout the ...

Biography

Walter Coy was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Early on in his acting career, Walter Coy landed roles in various films, including "Love Letters of a Star" (1936), "Colt.45" (1950) and "F.B.I. Girl" (1951). He also appeared in "The Lusty Men" (1952), "Flat Top" (1952) and the dramatic adaptation "So Big" (1953) with Jane Wyman. He kept working in film throughout the fifties, starring in the horror feature "Them" (1954) with James Whitmore, the historical film "Sign of the Pagan" (1954) with Jeff Chandler and the Faith Domergue sci-fi motion picture "Cult of the Cobra" (1955). He also appeared in the western "Wichita" (1955) with Joel McCrea. Film continued to be his passion as he played roles in "The Gunfight at Dodge City" (1959) with Joel McCrea, "Warlock" (1959) with Richard Widmark and "North By Northwest" (1959) with Cary Grant. He also appeared in the dramatic adaptation "Cash McCall" (1960) with James Garner and "Gun Fight" (1961). Walter Coy more recently acted in the William Ogden Joyce horror movie "I Eat Your Skin" (1964). Walter Coy passed away in December 1974 at the age of 65.

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Wichita (1955) - Pretty Good Sized Man Packed scene after the opening of the railroad, Joel McCrea as visitor Wyatt Earp is making a deposit (Sam Peckinpah his teller!) when railroad chief McCoy (Walter Coy) arrives with wife, daughter, reporter Bat Masterson and the mayor (Mae Clarke, Vera Miles, Keith Larsen, Carl Benton Reid), and trouble ensues, George Sherwood the risk-averse sheriff, in Wichta, 1955.
Wichita (1955) - Babylon On The Arkansas River None of the principals appear here, as two guys we haven’t seen (Peter Graves and John Smith, whom we’ll learn play the brothers of the star, Joel McCrea as Marshal Wyatt Earp) arrive, meeting the bartender (William Newell) and the scheming saloon owner Black (Edgar Buchanan), in Wichta, 1955.
Searchers, The (1956) - My, The Days Are Getting Shorter Piercing scream from Lucy (Pippa Scott) confirms director John Ford has moved into horror movie territory, as the Edwards family (Walter Coy, Dorotny Jordan, Robert Lyden, and Lana Wood, young sister of Natalie) detects the arrival of the raiding party in The Searchers, 1956.
So Big (1953) - They're Emeralds Early scenes with Dirk (Steve Forrest), Roelf (Walter Coy) and Dallas (Nancy Olson) introducing Selina (Jane Wyman) who appears 30-years earlier, in So Big, 1953, from the Edna Ferber novel.
Searchers, The (1956) - Texas, 1868 The locale already established, director John Ford positions his star (John Wayne as Confederate veteran Ethan Edwards) among the landmarks in Monument Valley, with his quasi-family, Dorothy Jordan, Walter Coy, Lana Wood, Robert Lyden, Pippa Scott and Jefrrey Hunter, opening The Searchers, 1956.
Johnny Tremain (1957) - Liberty Is For The Young Hal Stalmaster (title character) visiting Rab (Richard “Dick” Beymer), in 1774 Boston, who works for historical figures Sam Adams, Joseph Warren (Rusty Lane, Walter Coy) and Paul Revere (Walter Sande), from whom he seeks silversmith-ing advice, early in Disney’s Johnny Tremain, 1957.
Johnny Tremain (1957) - The Greatest Patriots In Boston Now interested in politics in 1774 Boston, Hal Stalmaster (title character) with pal Rab (Richard “Dick” Beymer) learns of patriots Adams, Warren, Revere, Quincy (Rusty Lane, Walter Coy, Walter Sande, Whit Bissell) et al, the Boston Tea Party brewing, in Disney’s Johnny Tremain, 1957.
Under Mexicali Stars (1950) - Allen, Rex Allen Opening scenes introducing Homer (Buddy Ebsen), and star Rex Allen, their lawman identities not quite revealed, plus Dorothy Patrick as "Mad," Percy Helton as her father, and various villains, in Under Mexicali Stars, 1950.

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