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Ken Terrell (1904–1966)

Stuntman and actor Kenneth Jones Terrell was born on April 29, 1904 in Coolidge, Georgia. Terrell moved with his family to Atlanta, Georgia at age fourteen. Ken went to Georgia Tech with the specific intention of playing football, but failed to make the team because he was considered too small. Terrell decided to rectify this situation by ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Brain from Planet Arous Colonel in Conference Room
The Purple Monster Strikes Andy Martin [Ch. 8]


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 1962 How the West Was Won
River Pirate (uncredited)
 1961 Wagon Train (TV Series)
- The Don Alvarado Story (1961) ... Hayes (uncredited)
 1961 Master of the World
Shanks (uncredited)
 1961 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
- Talk and You're Dead (1961) ... Paulo
 1960 Spartacus
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1960 Elmer Gantry
Blind Man (uncredited)
 1960 Bourbon Street Beat (TV Series)
Knife thrower
- Wagon Show (1960) ... Knife thrower (uncredited)
 1960 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series)
Monroe Brother
- His Life in His Hands (1960) ... Monroe Brother (uncredited)
 1959 Pier 5, Havana
Man #2 (uncredited)
 1959 Bonanza (TV Series)
- A Rose for Lotta (1959) ... Henchman (uncredited)
 1959 The Big Fisherman
Centurion on Horseback (uncredited)
 1959 Lawman (TV Series)
- The Friend (1959) ... Will (uncredited)
 1959 Lassie (TV Series)
- Swami (1959) ... Thief
 1959 Mike Hammer (TV Series)
- The Last Aloha (1959)
 1959 Maverick (TV Series)
Blackie Dolan
- The Saga of Waco Williams (1959) ... Blackie Dolan (uncredited)
 1958-1959 Bronco (TV Series)
Gall / Card Dealer
- Payroll of the Dead (1959) ... Gall
- Long Ride Back (1958) ... Card Dealer (uncredited)
 1958-1959 Northwest Passage (TV Series)
Printing Shop Aide / Man with Rifle in Church Doorway
- The Counterfeiters (1959) ... Printing Shop Aide (uncredited)
- The Assassin (1958) ... Man with Rifle in Church Doorway (uncredited)
 1958 The Buccaneer
Pirate (as Kenneth Terrell)
 1958 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
12th Street truck driver
- Girl on the Run (1958) ... 12th Street truck driver (uncredited)
 1958 Once Upon a Horse...
Old-Timer in Saloon Fight (uncredited)
 1958 Attack of the 50 Foot Woman
Jess Stout
 1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
- The Lone Woman (1957)
 1957 Zorro (TV Series)
- Garcia's Secret Mission (1957) ... Lancer (uncredited)
 1957 Sabu and the Magic Ring
Wazir's Guard (uncredited)
 1957 Colt .45 (TV Series)
- Judgment Day (1957) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1957 The Brain from Planet Arous
Colonel in Conference Room (as Kenneth Terrell)
 1957 Short Cut to Hell
Joseph--Butler (uncredited)
 1957 Man of a Thousand Faces
Reporter at Chaney's House (uncredited)
 1957 Portland Expos√©
Henchman (uncredited)
 1957 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Long Bow
- Hard Bargain (1957) ... Long Bow (uncredited)
 1957 Dragnet (TV Series)
- The Big Cup (1957) ... (as Kenneth Terrell)
 1957 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Lieutenant Coyo
- To Have and Have Not (1957) ... Lieutenant Coyo
 1955-1957 Soldiers of Fortune (TV Series)
Arab in Tree / Blind Man / Assassin
- Attack at Ras El Ma (1957) ... Arab in Tree (uncredited)
- Hatchet Man (1956) ... Blind Man
- Escape from Camp Diablo (1955) ... Assassin (uncredited)
 1956 Crusader (TV Series)
- Key Witness (1956)
 1956 The Adventures of Dr. Fu Manchu (TV Series)
- The Death Ships of Dr. Fu Manchu (1956) ... Henchman (uncredited)
 1956 Reprisal!
Lyncher (uncredited)
 1956 The Ten Commandments
Amalekite (uncredited)
 1956 A Strange Adventure
Armored Car Guard (uncredited)
 1956 Congo Crossing
McLeod (uncredited)
 1956 The Proud Ones
The Weasel (uncredited)
 1956 Indestructible Man
Joe Marcellia (as Kenneth Terrell)
 1956 The Price of Fear
Emilio Ferranti (uncredited)
 1956 The Conqueror
Sorgan - Mongol Warrior (uncredited)
 1955 The Lone Wolf (TV Series)
- The Oil Story (1955) ... Toland (uncredited)
 1955 Studio 57 (TV Series)
- Night Tune (1955)
 1955 The Last Command
Alamo Defender (uncredited)
 1955 Finger Man
Sears - Truck Driver (uncredited)
 1955 Son of Sinbad
Tartar Killed on Cliff (uncredited)
 1954-1955 The Cisco Kid (TV Series)
Henchman Lobo / Jason Turnbull / Paul Blackwell
- Cisco and the Giant (1955) ... Henchman Lobo (as Kenneth Terrell)
- The Hospital (1954) ... Jason Turnbull (as Kenneth Terrell)
- The Lowest Bidder (1954) ... Paul Blackwell (as Kenneth Terrell)
 1954 Waterfront (TV Series)
Frank Miller
- Night at the Lighthouse (1954) ... Frank Miller (as Kenneth Terrell)
 1954 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- Member of the Jury (1954) ... (as Kenneth Terrell)
 1954 The Raid
Confederate Soldier with Moneybags (uncredited)
 1954 Drums Across the River
Red Knife (uncredited)
 1954 Return to Treasure Island
 1954 Captain Kidd and the Slave Girl
Pirate (uncredited)
 1954 Stories of the Century (TV Series)
Henchman in Saloon
- Henry Plummer (1954) ... Henchman in Saloon (uncredited)
 1954 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
- Village in the City (1954) ... Fish (as Kenneth Terrel)
 1954 Ma and Pa Kettle at Home
Indian (uncredited)
 1954 Trader Tom of the China Seas
Capt. Gaines' Crewman (uncredited)
 1953 Terry and the Pirates (TV Series)
- The Randall Affair (1953) ... Sondar (as Ken Terrill)
 1953 Red River Shore
Henchman (uncredited)
 1953 Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Second Heckler in Park (uncredited)
 1953 Iron Mountain Trail
Bartender Tim (uncredited)
 1953 Port Sinister
 1953 Desert Legion
Arab (uncredited)
 1953 Jeopardy
Officer at 2nd Barricade (uncredited)
 1953 Old Overland Trail
Lone Feather (uncredited)
 1953 Sword of Venus
Coachman (uncredited)
 1952 The Pathfinder
Indian (uncredited)
 1952 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
Lefty - Burglar Wearing Hat
- Jack Gets Robbed (1952) ... Lefty - Burglar Wearing Hat (uncredited)
 1952 Ma and Pa Kettle on Vacation
Cab Driver (uncredited)
 1952 Assignment: Paris
Military Aide (uncredited)
 1952 Last Train from Bombay
Ceylonese Assassin
 1952 Captain Pirate
Knife-Wielding Pirate of Esterling (uncredited)
 1952 Zombies of the Stratosphere
Henchman (uncredited)
 1952 Cripple Creek
Saloon Brawler (uncredited)
 1952 Scarlet Angel
Bartender in Brawl (uncredited)
 1952 Lydia Bailey
Barbe (uncredited)
 1952 Meet Danny Wilson
Driscoll's Henchman (uncredited)
 1952 Radar Men from the Moon
Stock Footage Henchman (uncredited)
 1951 On Dangerous Ground
Crook (uncredited)
 1951 Pals of the Golden West
Henchman Tony
 1951 Roadblock
Patrolman (uncredited)
 1951 His Kind of Woman
Gunman (uncredited)
 1951 The Mark of the Renegade
Ranchhand (uncredited)
 1951 The Prince Who Was a Thief (uncredited)
 1951 Secrets of Monte Carlo
Renault (uncredited)
 1951 I Was a Communist for the F.B.I.
Communist Goon Agitator (uncredited)
 1950 Hunt the Man Down
Paper Bag Hold-up Man (uncredited)
 1950 Trail of Robin Hood
Henchman (uncredited)
 1950 Watch the Birdie
Construction Guard (uncredited)
 1950 Flying Disc Man from Mars
Graves, Mechanic [Ch. 3] (uncredited)
 1950 The Invisible Monster
Kern - Henchman [Chs. 8-9] (uncredited)
 1950 Comanche Territory
Brawler in Saloon (uncredited)
 1950 Killer Shark
Barroom Tough In Black (uncredited)
 1950 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
- Outlaw Town (1950) ... Constable (uncredited)
 1950 Bells of Coronado
Henchman (uncredited)
 1949 A Dangerous Profession
Man (uncredited)
 1949 Radar Patrol vs. Spy King
Tami, the Mechanic [Chs. 2, 10] (uncredited)
 1949 The James Brothers of Missouri
Stark / Trent (uncredited)
 1949 The Window
Man (uncredited)
 1949 Ghost of Zorro
Henchman (uncredited)
 1949 The Clay Pigeon
Davis - Driver Henchman (uncredited)
 1949 Federal Agents vs. Underworld, Inc.
Museum Thug [Ch. 6] (uncredited)
 1948 Grand Canyon Trail
Mike Delaney - Regan Henchman
 1948 The Plunderers
Indian (uncredited)
 1948 Adventures of Frank and Jesse James
Water Tower Henchman [Ch. 12] (uncredited)
 1948 Good Sam
Moving Man (uncredited)
 1948 The Timber Trail
Henchman (uncredited)
 1948 The Iron Curtain
Spy on Trial (uncredited)
 1948 Dangers of the Canadian Mounted
Art / Curry / Fenton / ... (uncredited)
 1948 The Bold Frontiersman
Judd - Bartender
 1948 Are You with It?
Stair Accident (uncredited)
 1948 The Miracle of the Bells
Miner (uncredited)
 1948 G-Men Never Forget
Kelsey (Thug) [Ch. 1] / Joe (Camera Thug) [Ch. 6] / Henchman Joe
 1948 The Gay Ranchero
Henchman Roberts
 1947 The Black Widow
Mendoza (uncredited)
 1947 Jesse James Rides Again
2nd Riverboat Engineer-Thug (uncredited)
 1947 Apache Rose
Sniper (uncredited)
 1947 Vigilantes of Boomtown
Guest-Fighter at Governor's Meeting (uncredited)
 1947 Angel and the Badman
Brawl Spectator (uncredited)
 1947 Jack Armstrong
Tabori (uncredited)
 1947 Son of Zorro
George Thomas - Store Clerk
 1946 Out California Way
Movie Scene Sheriff (uncredited)
 1946 The Secret of the Whistler
Detective (uncredited)
 1946 The Crimson Ghost
Warehouse Thug [Chs.10-11] (uncredited)
 1946 Daughter of Don Q
Slick Sam Sloan - aka Channing (uncredited)
 1946 King of the Forest Rangers
Naylor - Lumber Mill Henchman [Ch. 9] (uncredited)
 1946 The People's Choice
2nd Bank Robber
 1946 Detour to Danger
 1946 Tarzan and the Leopard Woman
Leopard Man (uncredited)
 1945 Marshal of Laredo
Henchman (uncredited)
 1945 Her Highness and the Bellboy
Brawler (uncredited)
 1945 The Purple Monster Strikes
Andy Martin [Ch. 8]
 1945 Secret Agent X-9
'Lorelei' Sailor (uncredited)
 1945 Trail of Kit Carson
Anderson (uncredited)
 1945 Federal Operator 99
Norton Corby (uncredited)
 1945 The Missing Corpse
Arresting Officer (uncredited)
 1945 The Cisco Kid in Old New Mexico
Cliff (uncredited)
 1945 The Master Key
Henchman (uncredited)
 1944 Destiny
Radio Patrolman (uncredited)
 1944 Winged Victory
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1944 Song of the Range
Henchman Sanborn (uncredited)
 1944 Zorro's Black Whip
Herald Heavy / Mine Heavy #1 (uncredited)
 1944 Girl Rush
Henchman Reporting to Barlan (uncredited)
 1944 Code of the Prairie
Brawling Henchman (uncredited)
 1944 Haunted Harbor
Taola, Tobacco Peddler [Ch. 7] / Sailor [Chs. 13-14] (uncredited)
 1944 Marshal of Reno
Mustang Saloon Waiter (uncredited)
 1944 The Tiger Woman
Bolton - Thug [Ch. 1] / Depot Thug [Ch. 4, 9] / Oil Truck Driver [Ch. 11]
 1944 Tucson Raiders
Saloon Henchman (uncredited)
 1944 Captain America
Dodge Bldg. Thug [Chs. 1-2] / Gang Sharpshooter [Ch. 6] / Phony Humane Society Driver [Ch. 10] (uncredited)
 1943 The Man from the Rio Grande
Trask - Croupier (uncredited)
 1943 The Masked Marvel
Launch Thug / Bridge Thug #1 / Super-X Warehouse Thug #2 (uncredited)
 1943 Secret Service in Darkest Africa
Fireman 1 [Ch. 1] / Ahmed Ali [Chs. 3-4] / Workshop Arab [Ch.8] / ... (uncredited)
 1943 Bordertown Gun Fighters
Train Rowdy (uncredited)
 1943 Days of Old Cheyenne
Henchman (uncredited)
 1943 Daredevils of the West
Bartender (Ch. 3, 11) (uncredited)
 1943 G-Men vs. The Black Dragon
Garage Thug / Yacht Thug / Explosives Thug / ... (uncredited)
 1942 Outlaws of Pine Ridge
Henchman Blake (uncredited)
 1942 King of the Mounties
Al (uncredited)
 1942 Perils of Nyoka
Ahmed - Arab Henchman
 1942 The Falcon Takes Over
Headwaiter (uncredited)
 1942 Syncopation
Gangster (uncredited)
 1942 Spy Smasher
Second HQ Sentry [Ch. 1] / Third Warehouse Cop [Ch. 6] / Raygun Thug [Ch. 7] (uncredited)
 1942 Raiders of the Range
Henchman (uncredited)
 1942 Cowboy Serenade
Henchman (uncredited)
 1942 Call Out the Marines
Brawler (uncredited)
 1942 Don Winslow of the Navy
Sam Munn / Rocky- Henchman (uncredited)
 1941 Dick Tracy vs. Crime, Inc.
Plant Heavy 4 (uncredited)
 1941 King of the Texas Rangers
Scaffold Thug (Ch. 6) (uncredited)
 1941 Sailors on Leave
Sailor (uncredited)
 1941 Six-Gun Gold
Jim (uncredited)
 1941 Jungle Girl
Mananga (as Kenneth Terrell)
 1941 In the Navy
Brawler in Dance Hall (uncredited)
 1941 The Spider Returns
Henchman (uncredited)
 1941 Sky Raiders
Henchman (uncredited)
 1941 Adventures of Captain Marvel
Hawks - Bentley's Butler [Ch. 6] (uncredited)
 1940 Mysterious Doctor Satan
 1940 Under Texas Skies
Jeff (uncredited)
 1940 King of the Royal Mounted
Henchman Al [Chs. 1, 3-5] (uncredited)
 1940 The Mummy's Hand
Egyptian Thug (uncredited)
 1940 Oklahoma Renegades
Carter Cowhand (uncredited)
 1940 Winners of the West
Indian (uncredited)
 1940 Adventures of Red Ryder
Henchman Bart Wade [Chs. 1, 3-5, 9, 12] (uncredited)
 1940 Covered Wagon Days
Henchman (uncredited)
 1940 Drums of Fu Manchu
Shanghai St. / Wax Museum Dacoit 18 [Chs. 1, 5] (uncredited)
 1939 Zorro's Fighting Legion
Martin [Ch. 4] / Cristobal - Dungeon Guard [Ch. 7] (uncredited)
 1939 The Night of Nights
2nd Acrobat (uncredited)
 1939 Dick Tracy's G-Men
Ed (as Kenneth Terrell)
 1939 Daredevils of the Red Circle
Gas Plant Thug (uncredited)
 1937 A Damsel in Distress
Drunk (uncredited)
 1937 Living on Love
Ghonoff Brother (as Kenneth Terrell)
 1937 Conquest
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1936 The King Steps Out
Strong Man (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial: Chevrolet cars.

Alternate Names:

Kenneth Terrel | Kenneth Terrell | Ken Terrill

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Although he was never seriously injured performing the hundreds of stunts he did in the many westerns, adventure serials and action films he made over the years, in 1958 he broke his foot while shooting a TV commercial for Chevrolet cars. He never fully recovered from the injury enough to continue his stunt career, so he made the transition to acting and over the next four years appeared in many ... See more »

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