Westward trail loners, early 1900s.

by road-traveled | created - 26 Dec 2016 | updated - 24 Jun 2017 | Public

1. Stanley Brown

Actor | The Man with Nine Lives

Stanley Brown was born on August 18, 1914 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He was an actor, known for The Man with Nine Lives (1940), Atlantic City (1944) and Blondie's Blessed Event (1942). He was married to Lorraine McCall and Ruth F. Brown. He died on September 29, 2001 in West Los Angeles, Los ...

28 feature westerns, 38-44.

Blazing Six Shooters (1940). 1940. Credited.

1914 - 2001, 87.

2. Gene Alsace

Actor | Gun Smoke

Gene Alsace was born on August 4, 1902 in Colorado, USA as Rockford Camron. He is known for his work on Gun Smoke (1935), Adventures of Red Ryder (1940) and Western Mail (1942). He was married to Vera T. Camron, Bonnie Brown Halvorsen, Dorothy Coburn, Marguerite Hazel Roberts and Jeanne. He died on...

70 westerns, 32-54.

33 stunts, 33-50.

Adventures of Red Ryder (1940). 1940. Credited -actor. Stunts.

1902 - 1967, 64.

3. Juan García

Writer | Comisario en turno

Juan García was born on February 5, 1905 in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. He was an actor and writer, known for Comisario en turno (1949), The Pearl (1947) and Cara sucia (1949). He died in 1980 in Mexico, D.F., Mexico.

16 westerns, 36-77.

El Bavilan, Blowing Wild (1953). 1953,

1905 - 1980, 74. Mexico.

4. Cliff Lyons

She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

Cliff Lyons was an American actor, stuntman and second-unit director, primarily of Westerns, particularly the films of John Ford and John Wayne.

Lyons, the son of Garrett Thomas Lyons and Wilhamena Johnson Lyons, was raised on a South Dakota farm, though his family lived for a time in Memphis, TN, ...

342 westerns, 24-73.

339 feature westerns.

312 stunts, 24-73.

The Saddle King (1929). 1929.

1901 - 1974, 72.

5. 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.

113 westerns, 39-61.

22 stunts, 39-59.

Incident of the Golden Calf (1959). 1959. Inn keeper.

1908 - 1961, 52.

6. Bill Yrigoyen

Actor | The Phantom Rider

Bill Yrigoyen was born on October 14, 1912 in Ventura, California, USA as William Yrigoyen. He is known for his work on The Phantom Rider (1946). He died in October 1976 in California.

85 feature westerns, 36-54.

106 stunts, 36-66.

Woman They Almost Lynched (1953). 1953.

1912 - 1976, 63.

7. Johnny Luther

Soundtrack | The Texas Tornado

Johnny Luther was born on August 3, 1908 in Sedalia, Missouri, USA as John J. Luther. He was an actor, known for The Texas Tornado (1932), Two Gun Law (1937) and Stormy (1935). He died on July 30, 1960 in San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, USA.

70 feature westerns, 30-50.

Headin' North (1930). 1930.

1908 - 1980, 1951.

8. Buck Young

Actor | MacGyver

Buck Young was born on August 6, 1921 in Winchester, Virginia, USA as Leon Earl Young Jr. He was an actor, known for MacGyver (1985), McMillan & Wife (1971) and Dallas (1978). He was married to Peggy Stewart. He died on February 4, 2000 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

48 TV westerns, 57-78.

The Hanging Cross (1957). 1957. Credited.

1920 - 2000, 79.

9. Jack Kenney

Actor | The Gang's All Here

Jack Kenney was born on December 5, 1902 in Vladimir, Russian Empire as Jacob Kenovitz. He was an actor, known for The Gang's All Here (1941), Atlantic City (1944) and Wyoming Outlaw (1939). He died on January 27, 1961 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

33 westerns. 35-61.

26 feature westerns.

The Tin Star (1957). 1957.

1902 - 1961, 58. Russia. USA.

10. Bob Terry

Actor | Smoky Trails

Bob Terry's (aka Robert Terry and Bob Hodges)real name (birth name) was Robert T. Hodges and he was born in New York City, New York, USA in 1910. He was a fixture in many Poverty Row features and serials for a short period circa 1936 to 1940, when he dropped out of movies and became a car salesman ...

29 westerns, 36-40.

Billy Storm, Stormy Trails (1936). 1936.

1908 - 1988, 79.

11. Benny Baker

Actor | Paint Your Wagon

Benny Baker was born on May 5, 1907 in St. Joseph, Missouri, USA as Benjamin Michael Zifkin. He was an actor, known for Paint Your Wagon (1969), Rose Bowl (1936) and Blonde Trouble (1937). He was married to Edith Turgell and Margery Chapin. He died on September 20, 1994 in Woodland Hills, Los ...

27 westerns, 35-73.

Jim Traft, Drift Fence (1936). 1936

1907 - 1994, 87.

12. Robert Patten

Actor | Airport

Robert Patten was born on October 11, 1925 in Tacoma, Washington, USA as Robert Fitz Randolph Patten. He was an actor, known for Airport (1970), Westworld (1973) and Twelve O'Clock High (1949). He was married to Peggy Lloyd and Patricia Grant. He died on December 29, 2001 in Malibu, California, USA.

26 westerns, 49-73.

2 feature westerns.

Burt Summers, A Bounty for Billy (1960). 1960.

1925 - 2001, 76.

13. Phil Schumacher

Actor | Coroner Creek

Phil Schumacher was born on November 7, 1909 in St. Cloud, Minnesota, USA as Phillip Schumacher. He is known for his work on Coroner Creek (1948), The Adventures of Jim Bowie (1956) and Death Valley Days (1952). He died on January 19, 1975 in Los Angeles County, California, USA.

360 westerns, 41-70.

72 feature westerns.

14 stunts, 44-66.

Red Canyon (1949). 1949. Actor, Stunts.

1909 - 1975, 65.

288 westerns, 50-73.

4 feature westerns.

The Outlaw (1957). 1957. Created by.

1911 - 1995, 83.

15. Bert Madrid

Actor | Black Sunday

Bert Madrid was born on December 19, 1915 in Fabens, Texas, USA. He was an actor, known for Black Sunday (1977), The Stepmother (1972) and The Richard Boone Show (1963). He died on May 26, 2015 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

236 westerns, 53-74.

2 Feature films.

A Game of Death... An Act of Love: Part 1 (1973). 1973.

1915 - 2015, 99.

144 westerns, 36-59.

Forty Steps to Glory (1959). 1959. Director.

1904 - 1999, 95.

17. William A. Calihan Jr.

Assistant_director | Fog Island

98 westerns, 47-72.

10 feature westerns.

Code of a Chief (1955). 1955. Assistant Director.

1910 - 1992, 81.

18. George Ford

Some Like It Hot

George Ford was born on March 31, 1905 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as George Howard Blandford. He is known for his work on Some Like It Hot (1959), Singin' in the Rain (1952) and White Christmas (1954). He died on July 30, 1983 in Montrose, Colorado, USA.

87 westerns, 43-68.

15 feature westerns.

Senator, The Vanishing Breed (1962). 1962.

1905 - 1983, 78.

19. Sid Sidman

Assistant_director | Emergency Hospital

80 westerns, 47-59.

6 feature westerns.

Man with the Gun (1955). 1955. Assistant Director.

1908 - 1975, 67.

20. Tom Seller

Writer | The Black Arrow

Graduated from Stanford University in 1935.

75 westerns, 41-65.

Billie the Great (1950). 1950. Screenplay.

1913 - 1989, 76.

21. Norman Jolley

Writer | Cimarron City

Actor and prominent television writer, educated at the University of Wisconsin with an engineering background that he used to advantage in writing his "Space Patrol" scripts. Beginning as a film and television actor, his writing talents came to the forefront while portraying 'Agent X' on "Space ...

74 westerns, 47 -

5 feature westerns.

Flashing Guns (1947). 1947.

1916 - 2002, 86.

22. Rudy Doucette

Stunts | Gremlins

Rudy Doucette is known for his work on Gremlins (1984), The Love Bug (1968) and F Troop (1965).

73 westerns, 58-75.

The John Wilbot Story (1958). 1958.

23. Will J. White

Actor | Westworld

Will J. White was born on May 9, 1925 in Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, USA as William J. White. He was an actor, known for Westworld (1973), Zero Hour! (1957) and The Wild Wild West (1965). He died on April 23, 1992 in Grants Pass, Oregon, USA.

69 westerns, 52-73.

4 feature westerns.

The Too-Perfect Signature (1955). 1955. Credited.

1925 - 1992, 66.

24. James Gavin

Actor | The Twilight Zone

James Gavin was born on December 21, 1919 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for The Twilight Zone (1959), Coogan's Bluff (1968) and The Virginian (1962). He was married to Katharine Greene. He died on September 18, 2008 in Reseda, California, USA.

68 westerns, 55-70.

2 feature westerns.

Prison Train (1957). 1957. Credited.

1919 - 2008, 88.

25. Richard Shannon

Actor | Artists and Models

Richard Shannon was born on July 25, 1920 in San Francisco, California, USA as Richard Esberry Mangan. He was an actor, known for Artists and Models (1955), The Leather Saint (1956) and Cattle Empire (1958). He was married to Ellen Carmichael and Marla English. He died on December 2, 1989 in ...

65 westerns, 53-63.

10 feature westerns.

The Tin Star (1957). 1957. Credited.

1920 - 1989, 69.

26. Richard Bartlett

Director | Two-Gun Lady

Richard Bartlett was born on November 8, 1922 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He was a director and producer, known for Two-Gun Lady (1955), The Gentle People and the Quiet Land (1972) and Cimarron City (1958). He died on June 11, 1994 in Havre de Grace, Maryland, USA.

65 westerns, 52-77.

Joe Dakota (1957). 1957. Director.

8 feature westerns.

1922 - 1994, 71.

65 westerns, 47-63.

7 feature westerns.

Cherokee Round-Up (1953). 1953. Assistant Director.

28. Clark Ross

Actor | Joyride to Nowhere

American bit player Clark Ross was born Burt Clark Ross on August 2, 1913 in New York. Ross first began appearing in films in often uncredited minor roles in the early 1940's. A mild looking fellow with silver gray hair, a neatly trimmed mustache, and a distinguished aura (he usually could be seen ...

63 westerns, 48-74.

14 feature westerns.

The Promise (1961). 1961.

1913 - 1987, 74.

29. Ruben Moreno

Actor | Little Big Man

Ruben Moreno was born on March 29, 1923 in El Paso, Texas, USA. He is known for his work on Little Big Man (1970), Thirteen Days (2000) and Coffy (1973). He died on September 22, 2011 in Santa Clarita, California, USA.

56 westerns, 59-92.

2 feature westerns.

Mission into Mexico (1960). 1960. Credited.

1923 - 2011, 88.

30. Bill Lovett

Actor | Song of Old Wyoming

Bill Lovett is an actor, known for Song of Old Wyoming (1945).

54 westerns, 42-63.

Tex, Song of Old Wyoming (1945). 1945. Credited.

31. Tom McDonough

Actor | Mission: Impossible

Tom McDonough was born on September 26, 1913 in Texas, USA. He is known for his work on Mission: Impossible (1966), Tales of Wells Fargo (1957) and Mannix (1967). He died on January 12, 2007 in Riverside County, California, USA.

54 westerns, 47-51.

5 feature westerns.

Gage, Sam Bass (1957). 1957.

1913 - 2007, 93.

32. Len Hendry

Actor | The Alfred Hitchcock Hour

Len Hendry was born on March 7, 1909 in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA as William L. Hendry. He is known for his work on The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962), The Lemon Drop Kid (1951) and Branded (1965). He died on February 18, 1981 in Port Angeles, Washington, USA.

49 westerns, 47-67.

6 feature westerns.

Duel at Parkison Town (1960). 1960. Credited.

1909 - 1981, 71.

33. Stewart Bradley

Actor | Kraft Television Theatre

Stewart Bradley was born on February 24, 1924 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as James Francis Stewart. He was an actor, known for Kraft Theatre (1947), The Virginian (1962) and McCloud (1970). He was married to Ykok Suzuki. He died on December 22, 1995 in Cambria, California, USA.

49 TV westerns, 57-70.

The Brand Release (1959). 1959.

1924 - 1995, 71.

34. Chuck Morrison

Actor | Dick Tracy vs. Crime, Inc.

Chuck Morrison (I) was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He was a World War 1 veteran. He passed away on April 18, 1963 from a heart attack at his home at 212 West Owens Street in North Las Vegas, Nevada. He was a veteran of more then thirty years in law enforcement in Las Vegas, Nevada and was the...

45 westerns, 34-44.

Aces Wild (1936). 1936.

35. Willard W. Willingham

Actor | A Time for Dying

Willard W. Willingham was born on September 17, 1915 in Flagstaff, Arizona, USA as Willard Worth Willingham. He is known for his work on A Time for Dying (1969), 40 Guns to Apache Pass (1967) and Battle at Bloody Beach (1961). He died on July 21, 2013 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

44 westerns, 39-69.

31 feature westerns.

19 stunts, 39-69.

A Time for Dying (1969). 1969.

1915 - 2013. 97.

36. Glen Walters

Actress | She Goes to War

Glen Walters was born on June 17, 1901 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada as Glen Forestine Walters. She was an actress, known for She Goes to War (1929) and The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come (1961). She died on April 26, 1997 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

40 westerns, 26-73.

The Stone (1973). 1973.

1901 - 1997, 95. Canada. USA.

37. Pascual García Peña

Writer | Rayando el sol

Pascual García Peña was born on September 17, 1910 in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. He was an actor and writer, known for Rayando el sol (1946), El último Round (1953) and Más allá del amor (1946). He died in 1977.

40 westerns, 48-72.

Los hermanos Del Hierro (1961). 1961.

1910 - 1977, 61.

38. Eddie Juaregui

Actor | The Young Land

Eddie Juaregui was born on May 27, 1912 in Ventura, California, USA as Michael Edward Jauregui. He is known for his work on The Young Land (1959), Frontier Doctor (1956) and Bonanza (1959). He was married to Mary Louise Percivalle. He died on July 3, 1980 in Los Angeles, California.

40 westerns, 37-71.

34 feature westerns.

20 stunts, 31-74.

The Lone Ranger (1938). 1938. Stunts, Actor.

1912 - 1980, 68.

39. Dorothy Wood

Actress | Santa Fe Bound

Dorothy Wood was born on April 20, 1904 in Iowa, USA as Esther Dorothy Wood. She is an actress, known for Santa Fe Bound (1936), Idaho Kid (1936) and A Streak of Luck (1925).

38 westerns, 20-36.

Marian Fleming, Scar Hanan (1925). 1925.

1904 -

40. Earl Spainard

Actor | Simon, King of the Witches

Earl Spainard was born on June 25, 1912 in East St.Louis, Illinois. He is known for his work on Simon, King of the Witches (1971). He died on June 2, 1983 in El Rosario, Mexico.

35 westerns, 42-69.

7 feature westerns.

Trial spectator, Sierra (1950). 1950.

1912 - 1983, 70.

41. Neyle Morrow

Actor | Shock Corridor

Neyle Morrow was born on October 28, 1914 in Jacksonville, Florida, USA as Francis Neyle Marx Jr. He was an actor, known for Shock Corridor (1963), The Steel Helmet (1951) and The Naked Kiss (1964). He died on September 30, 2006 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

33 westerns, 40-61.

12 feature westerns.

Takota, Ranger of Cherokee Strip (1949). 1949.

1914 - 2006, 91.

42. William Ruhl

Actor | Impact

William Ruhl was born on October 25, 1901 in Oregon, USA as William Harris Ruhl. He is known for his work on Impact (1949), Song of My Heart (1948) and Scouts to the Rescue (1939). He was married to Lu Miller. He died on March 12, 1956 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.

33 Westerns, 36-52.

Sam Tyndal, Gauchos of El Dorado (1941). 1941.

1901 - 1956, 54.

43. Alvin Ganzer

Director | The Wild Wild West

Moved to California while young and began working in films in 1932 at Paramount, where he cast extras roles.

33 westerns, 48-68.

1 feature western.

The Jackals (1968). 1968. Director.

1911 - 2009, 97.

44. Harry Carter

Actor | Lure of the Wilderness

"Harry Carter" mostly worked as a contractual film player at 20th Century-Fox Studios from 1942 to 1961. He appeared in many of "Richard Widmark's" films. They were close during their tenure together making motion pictures.

31 westerns, 48-75.

21 feature westerns.

Bo Curry, Powder River (1953). 1953.

1906 - 1996, 90.

45. Salvador Baguez

The Big Steal

Salvador Baguez was born on January 9, 1904 in Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. He is known for his work on The Big Steal (1949), Hell Ship Mutiny (1957) and From Hell to Texas (1958). He died on July 26, 1979 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

30 westerns, 50-66.

Captain Sandro, Friend in Need (1951). 1951. Credited.

1904 - 1979, 75. Mexico. US.

46. Tony Roux

Actor | Undercover Man

Tony Roux was born on May 7, 1901 in Durango, Mexico as Antonio Roux. He was an actor, known for Undercover Man (1942), Charge of the Lancers (1954) and In Old Mexico (1938). He died on November 9, 1976 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

29 westerns, 38-60.

Padre, Blood Trail (1955). 1955. Credited.

1901 - 1976, 75.

47. Don Reynolds

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Don Reynolds was born on May 29, 1937 in Odell, Texas, USA as Don Kay Reynolds. He is known for his work on The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) and Kate & Leopold (2001). He died on January 9, 2019 in Fort Worth, Texas.

24 westerns, 44-15+

Doc Brown, The Tumbleweed Wagon (2015). 2015. 78 years old.

1937 -

48. Richard Karlan

Actor | Tangier Incident

Richard Karlan was born on April 24, 1919 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Tangier Incident (1953), Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (1951) and The Twilight Zone (1959). He died on September 10, 2004 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

22 westerns, 50-65.

Ferdinand Meyer, Ferdinand Meyer's Army (1955). 1955.

1919 - 2004, 85.

49. Miguel Aceves Mejía

Soundtrack | The Hollow Point

Miguel Aceves Mejía was born on November 15, 1915 in Chihuahua, Mexico. He was an actor, known for The Hollow Point (2016), El ciclón (1959) and El asesino enmascarado (1962). He died on November 6, 2006 in Mexico City, Mexico.

20 westerns, 52-63.

Cartas a Ufemia (1952). 1952.

1915 - 2006, 90. Mexico.

50. Ezelle Poule

Actress | The Cisco Kid

Ezelle Poule was born on March 6, 1905 in Danville, Arkansas, USA. She was an actress, known for The Cisco Kid (1950), Sky Liner (1949) and The Twilight Zone (1959). She died on October 21, 1987 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

17 westerns, 32-59.

Rose, The Fire Engine (1953). 1953.

1905 - 1987, 82.

51. Leake Bevil

Actor | Klondike

Leake Bevil was born on March 7, 1919 in Hardin County, Texas, USA as Andrew Leak Bevil. He was an actor, known for Klondike (1960), This Man Dawson (1959) and Bat Masterson (1958). He died on August 7, 1997 in Travelers Rest, South Carolina, USA.

17 westerns, 58-61.

Dark Verdict (1959). 1959.

1919 - 1997, 78.

52. Clem Horton

Actor | The Man from Sundown

Clem Horton was born on August 28, 1905 in Minnesota, USA as Clement Thurston Marks. He was an actor, known for The Man from Sundown (1939), Cattle Raiders (1938) and West of the Santa Fe (1938). He died on September 6, 1980 in Somona, California, USA.

15 westerns, 36-41.

Henchman Slash, Cattle Raiders (1938). 1938

1905 - 1980, 75.

53. Carol Stone

Actress | The Prudential Family Playhouse

Carol Stone was born on February 1, 1915 in New York City, New York, USA as Carol Montgomery Stone. She was an actress, known for The Prudential Family Playhouse (1950), You Are There (1953) and Suspicion (1957). She was married to Robert W. McCahon. She died on June 10, 2011 in Altadena, ...

12 westerns, 55-58.

Frontier Journalism was Fearless (1955). 1955.

1915 - 2011, 96.

54. Jimmy Rogers

Actor | Calaboose

Jimmy Rogers was born on July 25, 1915 in New York City, New York, USA as James Blake Rogers. He was an actor, known for Calaboose (1943), Lumberjack (1944) and Forty Thieves (1944). He was married to Judith Braun and Marguerite Astrea Kemmler. He died on April 28, 2000 in Bakersfield, California, ...

10 westerns, 20-44.

Jimmy, False Colors (1943). 1943.

1915 - 2000, 84.

55. Lucille House

Self | Biography

Lucille House was born on April 3, 1910 in Ohio, USA. She is known for her work on Biography (1987). She died on July 21, 2008 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

5 stunts, 3 westerns, 51-63.

McLintock! (1963). 1963. Stunts.

1910 - 2008, 98.



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