Western, 1900 - 1919 / 100 - 199 credits..

by road-traveled | created - 28 Sep 2016 | updated - 25 May 2017 | Public

1900-1920: birthday. 100-199: # of western credits.

1. Walter Sande

Actor | To Have and Have Not

Chances are you've seen his imposing character face scores of times but couldn't place the name. Colorado-born actor Walter Sande was one of those stern, heavyset character actors in Hollywood everyone recognized but no one could identify.

Born in Denver on July 9, 1906, Sande showed an early ...

140 westerns, 40-72.

32 feature westerns.

Arizona (1940), 1940.

1906 - 1971, 65.

2. Dick Curtis

Actor | Racing Luck

Tall, hulking character actor Dick Curtis spent years at Columbia Pictures menacing everyone from cowboy star Charles Starrett to the slapstick team of The Three Stooges. Curtis, unlike many movie villains, showed a genuine flair for comedy--especially physical comedy--in his many appearances in ...

119 westerns, 31-52.

94 feature westerns.

The Miracle Rider (1935), 1935.

1902 - 1952, 49.

3. Pierce Lyden

Actor | Schlitz Playhouse of Stars

Born in Naponee, Nebraska Father was horse buyer for the U.S. Army, learned to ride horses bareback because parents could not afford saddles. Attended University of Nebraska and the Emerson College of Oratory. Received the "Golden Boot" award in 1992. The city of Orange, California declared a " ...

185 westerns, 41-62.

105 feature westerns.

No Place to Stop (1959). 1959. Hostler. Credited.

Preacher, head robber, marshall, deputy, sheriff, hostler, blacksmith, Doc, poker player, miner, rancher, horse thief, gambler, Colonel's trail boss, wrangler, captain, sergeant, prosecuting attorney, cashier.

1908 - 1998, 90.

4. Gene Autry

Soundtrack | The Gene Autry Show

After high school Gene Autry worked as a laborer for the St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad in Oklahoma. Next he was a telegrapher. In 1928 he began singing on a local radio station, and three years later he had his own show and was making his first recordings. Three years after that he made his ...

199 westerns, 34-85.

94 feature westerns

Ransom Cross (1953). 1953.

1907 - 1998, 91.

5. Duncan Renaldo

Actor | Trader Horn

To most audiences, Duncan Renaldo will always be identified as film and TV's "The Cisco Kid." However, this role occurred late in his career, which consisted of much more than just this western character. Not much is known about Renaldo's early life. In fact, his date and place of birth is still ...

194 westerns, 29-56.

36 feature westerns.

Covered Wagon Days (1940). 1940.

Credits, director, writer, producer, soundtrack, actor.

1904 - 1980, 76.

6. Ward Bond

Actor | The Quiet Man

Gruff, burly American character actor. Born in 1903 in Benkelman, Nebraska (confirmed by Social Security records; sources stating 1905 or Denver, Colorado are in error.) Bond grew up in Denver, the son of a lumberyard worker. He attended the University of Southern California, where he got work as ...

193 westerns, 30-61.

60 feature westerns.

Unknown Valley (1933). 1933. Elder Snead. Credited.

1903 - 1960, 57.

7. Douglas Kennedy

Actor | Dark Passage

A tall, powerfully built man, Douglas Kennedy entered films after graduating from Amherst. Making his debut in 1940, he appeared in many westerns and detective thrillers, often as a villain. World War II interrupted his career, and he spent the war years as a Signal Corps officer and an operative ...

190 westerns, 40-69.

32 feature westerns.

Ranger of Cherokee Strip (1949). 1949. Joe Bearclaws. Credited.

1915 - 1973, 57.

8. Karl Swenson

Actor | The Sword in the Stone

Of Swedish descent, burly, light-haired character actor Karl Swenson was born in Brooklyn and started his four-decade career on radio. Throughout the late 30s and 40s, his voice could be heard all over the airwaves, appearing in scores of daytime serials ("Lorenzo Jones") and mystery dramas ("Inner...

189 westerns, 57-78.

14 feature westerns.

Long Odds (1958). 1958. Credited.

1908 - 1978, 70.

9. Robert Foulk

The Maltese Falcon

American character actor widely seen in film and television during the 1950s and '60s. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on May 5, 1908, to railroad agent Miller Foulk and his wife, the former Alice Casselberry, Foulk attended the University of Pennsylvania as an architecture student. While in ...

189 westerns, 40-70.

25 feature westerns.

Delayed Action (1952). 1952. Credited.

1908 - 1989, 80.

10. Don Haggerty

Actor | Cause for Alarm!

Don Haggerty was born on July 3, 1914 in Poughkeepsie, New York, USA as Donald Francis Haggerty. He is known for his work on Cause for Alarm! (1951), The Loved One (1965) and Footsteps in the Night (1957). He was married to Janet Marilyn McAuliffe, Fay Devereux Keith (Lee Fayrene Zook) and Libby ...

189 westerns, 47-81.

39 feature westerns.

Glory Road (1958), 1958. Rev. Matt Holden.

1914 - 1988, 58.

11. Frank DeKova

Actor | F Troop

Frank DeKova parlayed a sinister scowl, piercing eyes and an all-around menacing attitude into a long career of playing cold-blooded trigger-men, rampaging Indian chiefs, brutal Mexican army officers and the like. So it would probably come as a shock to those who know his work to discover that, ...

186 westerns, 52-79.

20 feature westerns.

Wolf Cub (1961). 1961. Chief Red Wolf. Credited.

1910 - 1981, 71.

12. Frankie Marvin

Actor | Gold Mine in the Sky

Frankie Marvin was born on January 27, 1904 in Butler, Indian Territory, USA as Frank James Marvin. He was an actor, known for Gold Mine in the Sky (1938), Rootin' Tootin' Rhythm (1937) and Heart of the Rio Grande (1942). He died on January 18, 1985 in Valencia, California, USA.

185 westerns, 34-64.

111 feature westerns.

Guns and Guitars (1936), 1936. Shorty. Credited.

1904 - 1985, 80.

13. Stuart Randall

Actor | Captain John Smith and Pocahontas

Stuart's entertainment career began as a child in school, then in the late 1920's he began entertaining professionally as Larry Sothern. He was the lead singer in the Will Bradley Orchestra, going on to have his own band, the Larry Sothern Orchestra. He also appeared in a number of plays that ...

184 westerns, 50-71.

31 feature westerns

Arizona Manhunt (1951). 1951. Scar Willard. Credited.

1909 - 1988, 78.

14. Richard Alexander

Actor | All Quiet on the Western Front

An actor whose filmography comprises 307 films and TV series episodes can't have been in 307 memorable works. Which is the case of Richard (aka Dick) Alexander, one of those numerous character actors Hollywood used to over-consume without giving them the opportunity to really display their talents....

180 westerns, 27-70.

134 feature westerns.

The Kansas Terrors (1939). 1939. Credited.

1902 - 1989, 86.

15. Hank Worden

Actor | The Searchers

Raised on a cattle ranch in Montana. Educated at Stanford and the University of Nevada as an engineer. Washed out as an Army pilot. Toured the country in rodeos as a saddle bronc rider. Broke his neck in a horsefall in his 20s, but didn't know it until his 40s. Chosen along with Tex Ritter from a ...

175 westerns, 35-90.

117 feature westerns, 3 shorts.

Black Market Rustlers (1943). 1943. Credited.

1901 - 1992, 91.

16. John Hart

Actor | Jack Armstrong

Tall and athletic, and possessed of "movie star" good looks, John Hart acted on the stage of the renowned Pasadena Playhouse as a young man, before making his screen debut in a supporting role in director Cecil B. DeMille's big-budget The Buccaneer (1938). With these physical assets and early ...

175 westerns, 40-80.

30 feature westerns.

Old Bailey (1953), 1953.

Wild Stallion (1952), 1952. Cavalry Corporal.

1917 - 2009, 91.

17. David Sharpe

Actor | Social Error

He made his first appearance before the camera at the age of 14 in Douglas Fairbanks's Robin Hood (1922) Young Dave became the National A.A.U. tumbling champion in 1925 and 1926. Still in his teens, he began taking bit parts in films. His big break came in Masked Emotions (1929). It led him to a ...

174 westerns, 34-75.

144 feature westerns, 3 shorts.

Prairie Pioneers (1941). 1941. Stunts.

1910 - 1980, 70.

18. Steve Darrell

Actor | Adventures of Frank and Jesse James

Steve Darrell was born on November 19, 1904 in Osage, Iowa, USA as Darryl Eugene Horsfall. He was an actor, known for Adventures of Frank and Jesse James (1948), Ghost of Zorro (1949) and Rough Riders of Durango (1951). He died on August 14, 1970 in Hollywood, California, USA.

173 westerns, 41-67.

66 feature westerns.

The Tall Men (1955), 1955. Credited : Colonel Norris.

1904 - 1970, 65.

19. Cosmo Sardo

Actor | Mission: Impossible

Cosmo Sardo was born on March 7, 1909 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor, known for Mission: Impossible (1966), Amazon Quest (1949) and Same Time, Next Year (1978). He died on July 14, 1989 in Los Angeles County, California, USA.

173 westerns, 45-76.

18 feature westerns.

Little Pistol (1957). 1957.

1909 - 1989, 80.

20. Pat Brady

Actor | Man from Music Mountain

Pat Brady was born on December 31, 1914 in Toledo, Ohio, USA as Robert Ellsworth O'Brady. He was an actor, known for Man from Music Mountain (1943), The Roy Rogers Show (1951) and The Golden Stallion (1949). He was married to Carol and Fayetta. He died on February 27, 1972 in Green Mountain Falls, ...

* 172 westerns, 37-63.

64 feature westerns.

Two-Fisted Rangers (1939), 1939. Pat, (Sons of the Pioneers), credited.

1914 - 1972, 57.

21. Tom Tyler

Actor | Stagecoach

Popular American star of silent and early sound Westerns and serials. Raised in Michigan, he went through a number of strenuous jobs (sailor, boxer lumberjack, coal miner, etc.) before landing in Los Angeles and getting work as a movie extra and stuntman. His good looks and athletic physique (he ...

169 westerns, 25-56.

141 feature westerns, 2 shorts.

Fast on the Draw (1950), 1950. Credited : Outlaw leader.

1903 - 1954, 50.

22. Duke Fishman

Actor | The Doris Day Show

Duke Fishman was born on July 15, 1906 in Manila, Philippines as Marcus Leo Fishman. He is known for his work on The Doris Day Show (1968). He died on December 22, 1977 in Palm Springs, California, USA.

168 westerns, 53-77.

36 feature westerns.

The Naked Hills (1956), 1956. Prospector. Uncredited.

1906 - 1977, 71.

23. Zon Murray

Actor | Rainbow Over the Rockies

Zon Murray was born on April 13, 1910 in St. Joseph, Missouri, USA as Emery Zon Murray. He was an actor, known for Rainbow Over the Rockies (1947), Captain China (1950) and Blackhawk: Fearless Champion of Freedom (1952). He was married to Dorothy J. Sands. He died on February 2, 1979 in Palm ...

168 westerns, 45-65.

66 feature films.

1945, Lonesome Trail (1945).

1965, Requiem for a Gunfighter (1965).

1910 - 1979, 68

24. John Merton

Actor | Radar Patrol vs. Spy King

John Merton was born on February 18, 1901 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Myrtland Vivian LaVarre. He was an actor, known for Radar Patrol vs. Spy King (1949), The Ten Commandments (1956) and Drums of Fu Manchu (1940). He was married to Ellen Margaret Curtan and Esther Swarts. He died ...

167 westerns, 34-59.

144 feature westerns, 3 shorts.

The Red Rider (1934), 1934.

1901 - 1959, 58.

25. Rex Lease

Actor | The Cowboy and the Bandit

Born in 1903 (not 1901, according to Social Security records), strapping cowboy actor Rex Lease was initially interested in the ministry when he decided to devote his life instead to acting. In what would be a rollercoaster ride of a career, he set his sights on Hollywood in 1922 and broke into ...

166 westerns, 28-60.

131 feature westerns.

1928, Riders of the Dark (1928).

1960, Behan's Double Game (1960).

#1, 1931 - In Old Cheyenne (1931).

1903 - 1966, 62.

26. Al Wyatt Sr.

Stunts | Innerspace

Actor and stuntman Al Wyatt Sr. was born Allan Riley Wyatt on May 7, 1917 in Mayfield, Kentucky. Wyatt headed off to California following service in the military during World War II. Al's status as an expert horseman enabled him to break into films in the Western genre in 1947 as both an actor and ...

166 westerns, 47-76.

73 feature westerns.

Bad Boy (1958). 1958. Stunts. Credited.

1917 - 1992, 75.

27. James Seay

Actor | What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Born in 1914, durable, dependable actor James Seay was initially designed for romantic leads after being signed by Paramount in 1940. Caught up in a number of uncredited roles, the actor seemed to fare better as a villain or stern, officious type. Although military service may have taken away any ...

164 westerns, 40-70.

24 feature westerns.

When the Redskins Rode (1951), 1951. Col. George Washington.

1914 - 1992, 78.

28. Robert Lowery

Actor | Batman and Robin

Robert Lowery was born Robert Larkin Hanks in Kansas City, Missouri, the only living child of Roscoe Hanks, noted Kansas City attorney and oil investor; and Leah Thompson, concert pianist and organist. He attended local Kansas City schools and graduated from Paseo High School in 1931 with a record ...

162 westerns, 39-67.

24 feature westerns.

Mr. Buntline's Vacation (1957). 1952.

1913 - 1971, 58.

29. Jeanette Nolan

Actress | The Fox and the Hound

Jeanette Nolan began her acting career in the Pasadena Community Playhouse and, while a student at Los Angeles City College, made her radio debut in 1932 in "Omar Khayyam", the first transcontinental broadcast from station KHJ. Her film debut was probably also her best part, Lady Macbeth opposite ...

161 westerns, 50-98.

13 feature westerns.

Saddle Tramp (1950). 1950.

The Renegade Brand (1963). 1963.

1911 - 1998, 86.

30. Robert Bice

Actor | Foxfire

Robert Bice was born on March 4, 1914 in Dallas, Texas, USA as Robert Lee Bice. He is known for his work on Foxfire (1955), The Gun That Won the West (1955) and Red Snow (1952). He was married to Andre Stuart (actress). He died on January 8, 1968 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

160 westerns, 43-59.

28 feature westerns.

Gunplay (1951), 1951. Credited.

1914 - 1968, 53.

31. John Harmon

Actor | A Slight Case of Murder

John Harmon was born on June 30, 1905 in Washington, USA as Johann Hermann Legler. He was an actor and production manager, known for A Slight Case of Murder (1938), Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) and King of the Underworld (1939). He died on August 6, 1985 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

161 westerns, 39-74.

16 feature westerns.

The Replacement (1962), 1962. Councilman.

1905 - 1985, 80,

32. John Cliff

Actor | The Money Jungle

John Cliff was born on November 26, 1918 in Swainsboro, Georgia, USA. He was an actor, known for The Money Jungle (1967), The Milkman (1950) and The 20th Century-Fox Hour (1955). He died on May 12, 2001 in Hayward, California, USA.

159 westerns, 49-73.

25 feature westerns.

Jesse James vs. the Daltons (1954), 1954. Credited; Grat Dalton.

1918 - 2001, 82.

33. Bill Williams

Actor | Son of Paleface

A solid film and TV player bearing a strong, honest persona for most his career, this innocent-eyed, boyishly handsome blond "B" actor of the 40s and 50s was born in Brooklyn on May 21, 1915, and educated there at the Pratt Institute. A natural athlete, Bill Williams was a professional swimmer who ...

154 westerns, 45-79.

23 feature westerns.

West of the Pecos (1945), 1945.

The Flight of the Grey Wolf: Part 1 (1976), 1976.

1915 - 1992, 77.

34. Forest Burns

Actor | The Invisible Monster

Forest Burns was born on January 15, 1914 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Forrest G. Burns. He is known for his work on The Invisible Monster (1950) and Cimarron Strip (1967). He died on November 13, 1994 in Denver, Colorado, USA.

153 westerns, 37-71.

48 feature westerns.

Rider from Tucson (1950), 1950. Stunts.

1914 - 1994, 80.

35. Keith Richards

Actor | The Ten Commandments

Keith Richards was born on July 18, 1915 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor, known for The Ten Commandments (1956), Street of Chance (1942) and The Black Widow (1947). He died on March 23, 1987 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

151 westerns, 41-63.

20 feature westerns.

Singing Wires (1952). 1952. Lieutenant. Credited.

1915 - 1987, 71.

36. Strother Martin

Actor | Slap Shot

American character actor who achieved considerable fame in the last decade of his life. A native of Kokomo, Indiana, Strother Martin Jr. was the youngest of three children of Strother Douglas Martin, a machinist, and Ethel Dunlap Martin. His family moved soon after his birth to San Antonio, Texas, ...

151 westerns, 54-79.

26 feature westerns.

Professor Lute Bone (1956), 1956. Credited.

1919 - 1980, 61.

37. Joe Sawyer

Actor | The Petrified Forest

Joe Sawyer's familiar mug appeared everywhere during the 1930s and 1940s, particularly as a stock player for Warner Bros. in its more standard college musicals, comedies and crime yarns. He could play both sides of the fence, street cops and mob gunmen, with equal ease. He was born Joseph Sauers in...

148 westerns, 34-62.

41 feature westerns.

The Lady from Cheyenne (1941), 1941. Sheriff.

1906 - 1982, 75. Canada. USA.

38. Lee Roberts

Actor | Missile to the Moon

Lee Roberts was born on March 10, 1913 in Taft, Texas, USA as Robert Lee Allen. He was an actor, known for Missile to the Moon (1958), Captain China (1950) and Law of the Lash (1947). He was married to Evelyn Finley. He died on April 24, 1989 in San Joaquin, California, USA.

148 westerns, 43-59.

80 feature westerns.

Fighting Mustang (1948), 1948. Attorney General Clark.

1913 - 1989, 75.

39. Dale Van Sickel

Actor | Radar Patrol vs. Spy King

Dale Van Sickel was born on November 29, 1907 in Eatonton, Georgia, USA as Dale Harris Van Sickel. He is known for his work on Radar Patrol vs. Spy King (1949), Zombies of the Stratosphere (1952) and The Crimson Ghost (1946). He was married to Iris Van Sickel. He died on January 25, 1977 in Newport...

147 westerns, 39-67.

89 feature westerns.

Johnny Ringo (1959), 1959. Stunts. Credited.

1907 - 1977, 69,

40. Anthony Caruso

Actor | Star Trek

For more than three decades Hollywood defaulted to a small core group of actors when it came to casting convincing mobsters, gamblers and racketeers. These often typecast individuals included Joseph Ruskin, Bruce Gordon, Neville Brand, Robert Loggia and...Anthony Caruso. Square-jawed, ...

147 westerns, 40-79.

24 feature westerns.

Tennessee's Partner (1955). 1955. Credited.

1916 - 2003, 86.

41. Cameron Mitchell

Actor | The High Chaparral

Cameron Mitchell was the son of a minister, but chose a different path from his father. Prior to World War II, in which he served as an Air Force bombardier, Mitchell appeared on Broadway, and, in 1940, an experimental television broadcast, "The Passing of the Third Floor Back". He made his film ...

147 westerns, 48-86.

16 feature westerns.

Tension at Table Rock (1956), 1956. Credited; Sheriff Fred Miller.

1918 - 1994, 75.

42. Walter Coy

Actor | The Searchers

Walter Coy was born on January 31, 1909 in Great Falls, Montana, USA as Walter Darwin Coy. He was an actor, known for The Searchers (1956), The Lusty Men (1952) and So Big (1953). He was married to Ruth E. Harburger and Anne Burr. He died on December 11, 1974 in Santa Maria, California, USA.

145 westerns, 50-72.

19 feature westerns.

The Lusty Men (1952), 1952. Credited

1909 - 1974, 65.

43. Carol Henry

Stunts | Black Eagle

Carol Henry was born on July 14, 1918 in Walters, Oklahoma, USA. He is known for his work on Black Eagle (1948), Nevada Badmen (1951) and The Adventures of Kit Carson (1951). He died on September 17, 1987 in North Hollywood, California, USA.

143 westerns, 43-69.

70 feature westerns.

Gun Talk (1947). 1947. Burke. Credited.

1918 - 1987, 69.

44. Fred Aldrich

Actor | I Love Lucy

Fred Aldrich was born on December 23, 1904 in New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on I Love Lucy (1951), Mrs. Mike (1949) and Journey Into Light (1951). He died on January 25, 1979 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

141 westerns, 41-69.

47 feature westerns.

Texas (1941). 1941.

1904 - 1979, 74.

45. Kelly Thordsen

Actor | The Parallax View

Kelly Thordsen was born on January 19, 1917 in Deadwood, South Dakota, USA as Sherman Jess Thordsen. He was an actor, known for The Parallax View (1974), Texas Across the River (1966) and Yancy Derringer (1958). He died on January 23, 1978 in Sun Valley, California, USA.

140 westerns, 56-76.

8 feature westerns.

Full House (1959). 1959.

1917 - 1978, 61.

46. Smiley Burnette

Actor | The Fighting Frontiersman

Smiley worked on a local radio station and in Vaudeville after high school. Always interested in music, he was friends with Gene Autry and worked with him on the radio show "The National Barn Dance". When Westerns became a big draw with sound, the studios were always on the lookout for singing ...

138 westerns, 34-53.

135 feature westerns.

Guns and Guitars (1936), 1936. Frog Millhouse. Credited.

1911 - 1967, 55.

47. Addison Richards

Actor | The Ten Commandments

Addison Richards was born on October 20, 1902 in Zanesville, Ohio, USA as Addison Whitaker Richards Jr. He was an actor, known for The Ten Commandments (1956), The Master Key (1945) and 'G' Men (1935). He was married to Patricia Anne Sarazln and Anna Vivian Eccles. He died on March 22, 1964 in Los ...

137 westerns, 33-64.

48 feature westerns, 2 short.

Western Union (1941). 1941. Credited.

1902 - 1964, 61.

48. Frank Sully

Actor | The Grapes of Wrath

Frank Sully was born on June 17, 1908 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Frank Sullivan. He was an actor, known for The Grapes of Wrath (1940), Let's Go Collegiate (1941) and A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob (1941). He was married to Mary Kathleen McKee. He died on December 17, 1975 in Woodland Hills, Los ...

135 westerns, 36-67.

34 feature westerns.

Man in the Saddle (1951). 1951. Credited.

1908 - 1975, 67.

49. Robert B. Williams

Actor | The Killing

Robert B. Williams was born on September 23, 1904 in Glencoe, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for The Killing (1956), Black Arrow (1944) and The Bat (1959). He died on June 17, 1978 in Orange County, California, USA.

134 westerns, 44-74.

30 feature westerns.

Warning Shot (1967), 1967.

1904 - 1978, 73.

50. Francis Walker

Actor | The Pecos Kid

Francis Walker was born on April 1, 1910 in Fruitvale, Idaho, USA as Francis William Walker. He is known for his work on The Pecos Kid (1935), Law for Tombstone (1937) and West of Abilene (1940). He died on March 8, 1971 in Redding, California, USA.

134 westerns, 29-45.

131 feature westerns, 3 shorts.

Blazing Six Shooters (1940). 1940. Stunts. Actor, Credited.

51. Fred Parker

Actor | Range Riders

Fred Parker was born on August 31, 1876 in Sigourney, Iowa, USA. He is an actor, known for Range Riders (1934), Step on It (1936) and The Rawhide Terror (1934).

134 westerns, 27-44.

127 feature westerns, 7 shorts.

Wild Horse Canyon (1938), 1938. Trail boss.

52. Chubby Johnson

Actor | Bend of the River

Chubby Johnson was born Charles Rutledge Johnson on August 13, 1903, in Terre Haute, Indiana. He made a living as a journalist and did not become a movie actor until he was in his 40s, making his debut in the Randolph Scott oater Abilene Town (1946) in support of Scott, Ann Dvorak and Edgar Buchanan...

133 westerns, 46-72.

35 feature westerns.

Night Riders of Montana (1951), 1951.

1903 - 1974, 71.

53. Ted de Corsia

Actor | 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

A big, brawny villain of many 1940s and 1950s films, Ted de Corsia was an actor in touring companies and on radio before making a memorable film debut as the killer in The Lady from Shanghai (1947). Although he occasionally played such sympathetic roles as a judge or prison warden, de Corsia's ...

133 westerns, 50-70.

17 feature westerns.

Gold Freight (1955). 1955. Credited.

1905 - 1973, 67.

54. Arthur Space

Actor | The Big Noise

Arthur Space was born on October 12, 1908 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA as Charles Arthur Space. He was an actor, known for The Big Noise (1944), 20 Million Miles to Earth (1957) and Terror at Red Wolf Inn (1972). He was married to Mary (Mollie) Campbell'. He died on January 13, 1983 in ...

133 westerns, 44-76.

28 feature westerns.

Law Comes to Scorpion (1955), 1955. Sheriff.

1908 - 1983, 74.

55. Gene Coogan

Actor | Peter Gunn

Gene Coogan was born on August 30, 1909 in Essex, New Jersey, USA. He is known for his work on Peter Gunn (1958), Panic! (1957) and Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (1955). He was married to Linda Landi. He died on January 26, 1972 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

133 westerns, 38-69.

23 feature westerns.

The Generous Hobo (1958). 1958. Credited.

1909 - 1972, 62.

56. Rick Vallin

Actor | The Adventures of Sir Galahad

Reliable "B" character actor Rick Vallin had the rangy physique, prominent cheekbones and swarthy look ideal for rugged films. In the 1940s and '50s he was seen almost everywhere -- in mysteries, musicals, oaters and, especially, the ever-popular edge-of-your-seat cliffhangers. Born in Russia in ...

133 westerns, 42-66.

34 feature westerns.

Riders of the Rio Grande (1943). 1943.

1919 - 1977, 57.

57. Charles Starrett

Actor | The Fighting Frontiersman

While on the Darmouth College football team, Charles Starrett was hired to play a football extra in The Quarterback (1926). Impressed by the job, Starrett got the acting bug and next went into vaudeville, then regional stage work and finally to Broadway. Spotted by a Paramount talent scout, Starrett...

132 feature westerns, 34-52.

tt0131478/combined, 1941. Dr. Steven Monroe.

1903 - 1986, 82

58. Johnny Mack Brown

Actor | Flaming Frontiers

An All-American halfback while attending the University of Alabama, Johnny Mack Brown chose the silver screen over the green grass of the football field when he graduated. Signed to a contract with MGM in 1926, Brown debuted in Slide, Kelly, Slide (1927) with William Haines in a film about - ...

131 westerns, 30-65.

129 feature westerns.

Rustlers of Red Dog (1935), 1935. #1 credit.

1904 - 1974, 70.

59. Tex Phelps

Actor | Randy Rides Alone

Tex Phelps was born on December 2, 1902 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Wallace Turner Phelps. He was an actor, known for Randy Rides Alone (1934) and Young Whirlwind (1928). He died on April 28, 1958 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

130 westerns, 25-45.

128 feature westerns.

Young Whirlwind (1928). 1928. Credited.

1902 - 1958, 55.

60. Charles Morton

Actor | Arms and the Man

Handsome, athletic actor whose career started in the late silent era as a leading man and continued into sound features and finally television. Born in Illinois, Morton spent his adolescence in Madison, Wisconsin; receiving his education at Madison High School and the University of Wisconsin. He ...

130 westerns, 30-66.

69 feature westerns.

The Dawn Trail (1930), 1930.

1908 - 1966, 58.

61. Jim Bannon

Actor | Roll, Thunder, Roll!

Jim Bannon was a star athlete at Rockhurst College. After graduation, he became a sportscaster in Kansas City, and after 1938, in California. He began working as a radio actor and got small parts in movies. He was a movie stuntman in the early 1940s before starring in a detective movie series for ...

130 westerns, 46-65.

23 feature westerns.

tt0536987/combined. 1957. Sheriff Tom Tynes.

1911 - 1984, 73.

62. Fuzzy Knight

Actor | Gunman's Code

American character actor primarily of Western "sidekick" roles. Born John Forest Knight in Fairmont, West Virginia, Knight joined a traveling minstrel show as a musician at age 15. He attended The University of West Virginia as a law student, supporting himself as the drummer in his own band. ...

128 westerns, 32-67.

113 feature westerns.

Stage to Blue River (1951). 1951. Texas. Credited.

1901 - 1976, 74.

A few movie names: Ramblin' Rufe Randel, Hallelujah, Bullseye, Clutch, Horatius, Grit, Echo, Longhorn, Muleshoe, Hurricane, Burro, Rosebud, Barnacle, Traps, Stuff, Jazbo, Sagebrush, Horseshoe, Cudgeons, Ivory Keys, Tumbleweed, and Tex.

63. Sandy Sanders

Actor | Smoky River Serenade

Veteran stuntman, actor, and horse trainer Sandy Sanders was born on May 23, 1919 in Hereford, Texas. Sanders grew up all over the country. Following service in the U.S. Army during World War II, Sandy went on to put together a horse act. Sanders ran across a film crew while working in Kansas and ...

125 westerns, 47-64.

43 feature westerns.

Outlaw Country (1949), 1949. Fighting Deputy, Credited.

1919 - 2005, 85.

64. Don Beddoe

Actor | The Night of the Hunter

American character actor. Raised in New York City and Cincinnati, Ohio, Beddoe was the son of a professor at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music who happened also to be the world-famous Welsh tenor, Dan Beddoe. Although Don Beddoe intended a career in journalism, he took an interest in theatre and...

124 westerns, 39-82.

32 feature westerns.

The Man from Tumbleweeds (1940), 1940. Credited : Govenor Dawson.

1903 - 1991, 87.

65. Lon Chaney Jr.

Actor | High Noon

American character actor whose career was influenced (and often overshadowed) by that of his father, silent film star Lon Chaney. The younger Chaney was born while his parents were on a theatrical tour, and he joined them onstage for the first time at the age of six months. However, as a young man,...

123 westerns, 32-71.

42 feature westerns.

The Empty Cell (1959). 1959.

1906 - 1973, 67.

66. Robert Bray

Actor | My Gun Is Quick

Born in Montana to homesteading parents, Robert Bray eventually moved to Seattle with his family and attended Lincoln High School. After graduation, he knocked around for a while as a lumberjack, cowboy and a member of the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps).

As a young man, Bray worked for a while in...

123 westerns, 46-63.

29 feature westerns.

By the Deep Six (1960), 1960. Credited : Simon Kane.

1917 - 1983, 65.

67. Noble 'Kid' Chissell

Actor | Bigfoot

Born Noble LaPorte Chisman to Thomas F and Cora Esther (LaPorte) Chisman of Indianapolis, he eventually adopted the screen name Kid Chissel. He left his Indiana home in the mid-1930's, not long after his parents had divorced. He aimed to pursue a Hollywood career. Prior to that, he worked as a ...

122 westerns, 39-77

44 feature westerns.

Grand Canyon (1949), 1949.

1905 - 1987, 82.

68. Riley Hill

Actor | Arizona Stage Coach

Riley Hill was born on March 20, 1914 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA as Roy Lawrence Harris. He was an actor, known for Arizona Stage Coach (1942), Target (1952) and The Haunted Mine (1946). He died on December 16, 1993 in Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA.

118 westerns, 39-79.

58 feature westerns.

1939, Oklahoma Frontier (1939).

1979, Wanda Nevada (1979).

1914-1993, 79

69. George Wallace

Actor | Forbidden Planet

George Wallace was born in New York and, at age 13, moved with his mom and her new husband to McMechen, West Virginia, a coal mining town where the boy began working in the mines. He joined the Navy in 1936, got out in 1940, and then went right back in again when World War II started. A chief ...

118 westerns, 51-94.

20 feature westerns.

The Lone Hand (1953), 1953. Pinkerton man.

1917 - 2005, 88.

70. Willis Bouchey

Actor | The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Willis Bouchey appeared in almost 150 movies and television shows over a 30-year period from 1951 to 1979. He was one of those wonderful character actors who would be a crooked judge in one film and a humorous cavalry officer in another. He appeared in many of John Ford's movies as well as James ...

117 westerns, 52-71.

25 feature westerns.

Return of the Texan (1952). 1952.

1907 - 1977, 70.

71. Pat Buttram

Actor | Robin Hood

The son of a circuit-riding Methodist preacher in rural Alabama, Pat Buttram became one of America's best-known comic entertainers. He left Alabama a month before his 18th birthday to attend the 1933 Chicago World's Fair. An announcer from radio station WLS was on hand to interview members of the ...

117 westerns, 48-88.

20 feature westerns.

The Strawberry Roan (1948). 1948. Credited.

1915 - 1994, 78.

72. Nestor Paiva

Actor | Creature from the Black Lagoon

Nestor Paiva was born on June 30, 1905 in Fresno, California, USA as Nestor Caetano Paiva. He was an actor, known for Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954), The Madmen of Mandoras (1963) and Road to Rio (1947). He was married to Maxine Kuntzman. He died on September 9, 1966 in Hollywood, California.

116 westerns, 38-66.

29 feature westerns.

Ride a Crooked Mile (1938). 1938.

1905 - 1966, 61.

73. Ben Johnson

Actor | The Last Picture Show

Born in Oklahoma, Ben Johnson was a ranch hand and rodeo performer when, in 1940, Howard Hughes hired him to take a load of horses to California. He decided to stick around (the pay was good), and for some years was a stunt man, horse wrangler, and double for such stars as John Wayne, Gary Cooper ...

116 westerns, 39-96.

56 feature westerns.

Ramrod (1947). 1947. Stunts.

1918 - 1996, 77.

74. Shug Fisher

Actor | Mister Roberts

This country singing-and-playing perennial earned the nickname of "Shug" early in life from his mother, who used to call him "sugar" as an infant. The native Oklahoman was born George Clinton Fisher in 1907, the son of a Scots-Irish father and part Choctaw mother. He learned how to play the ...

115 westerns, 44-79.

32 feature westerns.

Perilous Journey (1965). 1965. Blacksmith. Credited.

member, Sons of the Pioneers.

1907 - 1984, 76.

75. Gil Perkins

Actor | Batman: The Movie

A champion athlete and trackman in his native northern Australia, Gil Perkins always wanted to get into films; as a teenager he virtually ran away from home, taking a job as a deck hand on a Norwegian freighter. He eventually landed in Hollywood in the late '20s, during the era of part-silent, ...

114 westerns, 34-69.

35 feature westerns.

Virginia City (1940). 1940. stunts.

1907 - 1999, 91.

76. Dick Wessel

Actor | Dick Tracy vs. Cueball

Rough-and-tumble American actor Dick Wessel had a fierce-looking scowl on a bulldog of a mug. That, coupled with a thick build and imposing stance, earned him appearances in countless Warner Bros. comedies and hard-boiled crime dramas throughout the late 1930s and 1940s. Although he made hundreds ...

114 westerns, 37-65.

26 feature westerns.

Gold Freight (1955), 1955. Credited : Suede Nelson.

1913 - 1965, 52.

77. LeRoy Mason

Actor | Daughter of Don Q

LeRoy Mason was born on July 2, 1903 in Larimore, North Dakota, USA as LeRoy Franklin Mason. He was an actor, known for Daughter of Don Q (1946), The Painted Stallion (1937) and Federal Operator 99 (1945). He was married to Bernice and Rita Carewe. He died on October 13, 1947 in Los Angeles, ...

111 Feature westerns, 24-48.

Ghost-Town Gold (1936). 1936.

1903 - 1947, 44.

78. Tim Graham

Actor | The Brain from Planet Arous

Tim Graham was born on February 24, 1904 in Kansas, USA as Thomas Oswald Graham. He was an actor, known for The Brain from Planet Arous (1957), National Velvet (1960) and Gunsmoke (1955). He died on January 14, 1979 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

109 westerns, 50-68.

17 feature westerns.

Lawless Legacy (1952). 1952.

1904 - 1979, 74.

79. Clem Fuller

Actor | Peter Gunn

Clem Fuller was born on July 6, 1908 in Los Angeles County, California, USA as Clement D. Fuller. He is known for his work on Peter Gunn (1958), The Great Sioux Uprising (1953) and The Sundowners (1950). He died on May 24, 1961 in Hollywood, California.

109 westerns, 39-61.

57 feature westerns.

Unloaded Gun (1961). 1961. Credited.

1908 - 1961, 52.

80. Paul Birch

Actor | Queen of Outer Space

Paul Birch, born Paul Smith in Atmore, Alabama, died on Saturday, May 24, 1969, in St. George, Grenada. Stocky, barrel-chested, and gifted with a resonant baritone speaking voice, Birch was a veteran of 39 movies, 50 stage dramas and an untold number of television shows including the Hallmark Hall ...

109 westerns, 45-67.

22 feature westerns.

When Gangland Strikes (1956), 1956. Sheriff.

1912 - 1969, 57.

81. Robert Karnes

Actor | Police Story

Robert Karnes was born on June 19, 1917 in Watsonville, California, USA as Robert Anthony Karnes. He was an actor, known for Police Story (1973), Rocky King, Detective (1950) and Road House (1948). He was married to Doris Karnes. He died on December 4, 1979 in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California.

109 westerns, 50-79.

12 feature westerns.

The Silver Star (1955), 1955. Credited.

1917 - 1979, 62.

82. Frank Wilcox

Actor | The Ten Commandments

American character actor in scores of films after substantial stage experience. He was born in DeSoto, Missouri, but raised in Atchison, Kansas. The son of a railroad worker and law clerk (some publicity material states the father was a physician, but family and census records show otherwise), he ...

108 westerns, 39-73.

33 feature westerns.

Masked Raiders (1949). 1949. Credited.

1907 - 1974, 66.

83. James Westerfield

Actor | On the Waterfront

James Westerfield was born on March 22, 1913 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA as James A. Westerfield. He was an actor, known for On the Waterfront (1954), True Grit (1969) and Hang 'Em High (1968). He was married to Alice Gertrude Fay (Fay Tracey) and Rosemary Doris Deveson. He died on September 20, ...

108 westerns, 54-75.

17 feature westerns.

Texas Draw (1954). 1954. Credited.

1913 - 1971, 58.

84. Steve Pendleton

Actor | Untamed Fury

Steve Pendleton was born on September 16, 1908 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Untamed Fury (1947), Gunfire (1950) and Once Upon a Horse... (1958). He died on October 3, 1984 in Pasadena, California, USA.

107 westerns, 33-67.

31 feature westerns.

The Blazing Trail (1949), 1949.

1908 - 1984, 76.

85. William Haade

Actor | Key Largo

William Haade was born on March 2, 1903 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Key Largo (1948), Kid Galahad (1937) and Stage to Chino (1940). He was married to Ann R. Sincere. He died on November 15, 1966 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

107 westerns, 38-60.

64 feature westerns.

[Link=tt0032292], 1940. Scar Atwood. Credited.

1903 - 1966, 63.

86. Damian O'Flynn

Actor | Broadway

Damian O'Flynn was born on January 29, 1907 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor, known for Broadway (1942), Half Past Midnight (1948) and The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955). He died on August 8, 1982 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

107 westerns, 42-63.

14 feature westerns.

Black Midnight (1949). 1949. Credited.

1907 - 1982. 75.

87. Larry J. Blake

Actor | Sunset Blvd.

Larry J. Blake was born in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn, New York on April 24, 1914. At the age of 18, his talent at impersonations and dialects grew into an vaudeville act. Blake eventually became a headliner, playing the Orpheum circuit, as well as the Roxy Theatre and the Rainbow Room in ...

105 westerns, 50-76.

13 feature westerns.

Sheriff's Sale (1955), 1955.

1914 - 1982, 68.

88. Carleton Young

Actor | The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

American character actor noted for his deep, rich voice. Young made his Broadway debut in the early 1930s, appearing in such plays as "Page Pygmalion", "The Man Who Reclaimed His Head", "Late Wisdom" and "Yesterday's Orchids". Moving to Hollywood in 1936, he began getting small film roles and soon ...

104 westerns, 37-64.

63 feature westerns.

Ride a Dark Trail (1963), 1963. Judge Drucker.

1905 - 1994, 89.

89. Bert Stevens

Actor | Perry Mason

Bert Stevens was born on February 26, 1905 in Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA as Malcolm Byron Stevens. He was an actor, known for Perry Mason (1957) and Trackdown (1957). He was married to Caryl Lincoln and Elizabeth Zilker. He died on December 14, 1964 in Hollywood, California, USA.

103 westerns, 37-65.

26 feature westerns.

The Marshal (1958), 1958. Doctor. Uncredited.

1905 - 1964, 59.

90. Mauritz Hugo

Actor | No Questions Asked

Maurtz Hugo was born on January 12 1909 in Gothenburg, Sweden to Augusta Detterberg and Ernst Robert Ekelöf, one of the city's first movie owners, as Axel Hugo Mauritz Ekelöf. He left home at age 15 to seek his fortune in the USA and found the way to California where PR jobs led to the start of his...

103 westerns, 43-69.

33 feature westerns.

#4, 1951 - Gunplay (1951)

1909 - 1974, 65. Sweden. USA.

91. Rico Alaniz

Actor | The Magnificent Seven

Rico Alaniz was born on October 25, 1919 in Juarez, Mexico as Americo Zorilla Alaniz. He was an actor, known for The Magnificent Seven (1960), War of the Colossal Beast (1958) and Wolf Larsen (1958). He died on March 9, 2015 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

103 westerns, 51-70.

11 feature westerns.

The Siege at Red River (1954), 1954. Chief Yellow Hawk.

1919 - 2015, 95.

92. Rory Mallinson

Actor | Dark Passage

Rory Mallinson was born on October 27, 1913 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA as Charles Joseph Mallinson. He was an actor, known for Dark Passage (1947), Montana Belle (1952) and Jesse James vs. the Daltons (1954). He was married to Eileen D. McNulty and Helen Mallinson. He died on March 26, 1976 in Los ...

102 westerns, 45-61.

49 feature westerns. 2 shorts.

Fort Dodge Stampede (1951), 1951. Sheriff.

1913 - 1976, 62.

93. Jeffrey Sayre

Actor | Men of San Quentin

Jeffrey Sayre was born on December 3, 1900 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Victor Emanuel Krystek. He was an actor, known for Men of San Quentin (1942), On the Spot (1940) and Mutiny in the Big House (1939). He was married to Lucille. He died on September 26, 1974 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

101 westerns, 39-75.

43 feature westerns

Forever (1972). 1972.

1900 - 1974, 73.

94. Malcolm Atterbury

Actor | The Birds

Philadelphia native Malcolm Atterbury was born into a wealthy family - his father was president of the Pennsylvania Railroad - but he himself had no desire to go into the family business. He had always wanted to be an actor, and to that end got himself a job managing a radio station. From there he ...

100 westerns, 55-79.

16 feature westerns.

Man Without a Star (1955), 1955.

1907 - 1992, 85.

95. John Larch

Actor | Dirty Harry

Instantly recognizable American character actor with bulbous nose and heavily lined face, who could convey integrity or menace to equal effect. He first came to prominence on radio as (Captain) Starr of Space (1953), using ray guns to combat Martians and alien queens. Beginning in 1953, Larch ...

100 westerns, 54-80.

13 feature westerns.

Bitter Creek (1954). 1954. Credited.

1914 - 2005, 91.

96. Thomas Carr

Director | Bruce Gentry

Thomas Carr was born on July 4, 1907 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Thomas Howard Carr. He was a director and actor, known for Bruce Gentry (1949), Brick Bradford (1947) and Superman's Peril (1954). He died on April 23, 1997 in Ventura, California, USA.

190 westerns, 24-68.

45 feature westerns.

Bandits of the Badlands (1945), 1945. Director.

1907 - 1997, 89.

193 westerns, 45-61.

71 feature westerns.

Bandaged Badman (1953). 1953.

1903, --

98. Lesley Selander

Director | The Boss Rider of Gun Creek

Lesley Selander's film career, which lasted more than 40 years, started in the early 1920s as a teenager when he got a job at a studio as a lab technician. He soon managed to work his way into the production end of the business and secured employment as a camera operator, then an assistant director...

189 westerns, 25-68.

112 feature westerns.

Partners of the Plains (1938), 1938.

1900 - 1979, 79.

99. Archie Butler

The Wild Bunch

Archie Butler was born on September 27, 1911 in Rhea County, Tennessee, USA as Arch Brady Butler. He is known for his work on The Wild Bunch (1969), The Rifleman (1958) and Annie Get Your Gun (1950). He died on February 4, 1977 in Overton, Nevada, USA.

185 westerns, 40-70.

17 feature westerns.

Ride, Vaquero! (1953). 1953. Bandit. Uncredited.

1911 - 1977, 65.

100. Earl Bellamy

Assistant_director | From Here to Eternity

Directed more than 1,600 episodes of television. Graduated from Hollywood High School in 1935 and got a job as a messenger at Columbia Studios, working his way up to second assistant director by 1939. Served in the U.S. Navy's photographic unit near the end of World War II.

180 westerns, 40-78.

18 feature westerns.

Blackjack Ketchum, Desperado (1956), 1956. Director.

1917 - 2003, 86.



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