Jack Elam Biography (1916-)

Born November 13, 1916, in Miami, AZ; married second wife, Margaret, 1961; children: three. Addresses: AGENT--c/o Contemporary Korman Artists, Ltd., 132 Lasky Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Nationality
American
Birth Details
November 13, 1916
Miami, Arizona, United States

Famous Works

  • Credits
  • FILM DEBUT--Raymond, Wild Weed (also known as She Should'a Said No and Devil's Weed), Eureka, 1949.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
  • The Speaker, An American Guerrilla in the Philippines (also known as I Shall Return), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1950.
  • Smiling Man, High Lonesome, Eagle-Lion, 1950.
  • councilman, Key to the City, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), 1950.
  • Arnie, One Way Street, Universal, 1950.
  • Boyce, The Sundowners (also known as Thunder in the Dust), Eagle- Lion, 1950.
  • Fargo, Ticket to Tomahawk, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1950.
  • trader, Bird of Paradise, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1951.
  • Eddie, Finders Keepers, Universal, 1951.
  • Tevis, Rawhide (also known as Desperate Siege), Twentieth Century- Fox, 1951.
  • Mescal Jack, The Battle at Apache Pass, Universal, 1952.
  • Cree, The Bushwhackers (also known as The Rebel), REA, 1952.
  • Charlie, High Noon, United Artists, 1952.
  • Harris, Kansas City Confidential (also known as The Secret Four), UnitedArtists, 1952.
  • Dave Longden, Lure of the Wilderness, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1952.
  • Gimp, Montana Territory, Columbia, 1952.
  • Celestino Garcia, My Man and I, MGM, 1952.
  • Geary, Rancho Notorious, RKO, 1952.
  • Harry Jackson, The Ring, United Artists, 1952.
  • Castro, Appointment in Honduras, RKO, 1953.
  • Max Verne, Count the Hours (also known as Every Minute Counts), RKO, 1953.
  • Kolloway, Gun Belt, United Artists, 1953.
  • strawboss, The Moonlighter, Warner Brothers, 1953.
  • Barton, Ride, Vaquero!, MGM, 1953.
  • Yost, Cattle Queen of Montana, RKO, 1954.
  • Sergeant, Jubilee Trail, Republic, 1954.
  • Basra, Princess of the Nile, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1954.
  • Tim, Ride Clear of Diablo, Universal, 1954.
  • Tex, Vera Cruz, United Artists, 1954.
  • Ivan, Artists and Models, Paramount, 1955.
  • Newberry, The Far Country, Universal, 1955.
  • Hassan-Ben, Kismet, MGM, 1955.
  • Charlie Max, Kiss Me Deadly, United Artists, 1955.
  • Chris Boldt, The Man from Laramie, Columbia, 1955.
  • drifter, Man without a Star, Universal, 1955.
  • Damen, Moonfleet, MGM, 1955.
  • Burger, Tarzan's Hidden Jungle, RKO, 1955.
  • Al, Wichita, Allied Artists, 1955.
  • McCoy, Jubal, Columbia, 1956.
  • Pete, Pardners, Paramount, 1956.
  • Fatso, Baby Face Nelson, United Artists, 1957.
  • Tioga, Dragon Wells Massacre, Allied Artists, 1957.
  • Tom McLowery, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, Paramount, 1957.
  • Bliss, Lure of the Swamp, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1957.
  • Shotgun, Night Passage, Universal, 1957.
  • Arnold, The Gun Runners, United Artists, 1958.
  • Bill Ward, Edge of Eternity, Columbia, 1959.
  • Jessie, The Girl in Lover's Lane, Filmgroup, 1960.
  • Horseface, The Comancheros, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1961.
  • Ed Hobbs, The Last Sunset, Universal, 1961.
  • Cheesecake, Pocketful of Miracles, United Artists, 1961.
  • Dobie, Four for Texas, Warner Brothers, 1963.
  • Hank, The Night of the Grizzly, Paramount, 1966.
  • Deke Simons, The Rare Breed, Universal, 1966.
  • Ernest Scarnes, The Last Challenge, MGM, 1967.
  • Weatherby, The Way West, United Artists, 1967.
  • Norman, Firecreek, Warner Brothers, 1968.
  • Ace Williams, Never a Dull Moment, Buena Vista, 1968.
  • Knuckles, Once Upon a Time in the West, Paramount, 1969.
  • Jake, Support Your Local Sheriff, United Artists, 1969.
  • Kittrick, The Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County, Universal, 1970.
  • John Wesley Hardin, Dirty Dingus Magee, MGM, 1970.
  • Phillips, Rio Lobo, National General, 1970.
  • Frank Clemens, Hannie Calder, Paramount, 1971.
  • Matt Graves, The Last Rebel, Columbia, 1971.
  • Jug May, Support Your Local Gunfighter, United Artists, 1971.
  • Thompson, The Wild Country (also known as The Newcomers), Buena Vista, 1971.
  • Alamosa Bill, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, MGM, 1973.
  • Bad Jack Cutter, Hawmps!, Mulberry Square, 1976.
  • Crazy, Pony Express Rider, Doty-Dayton, 1976.
  • Trapper Willis, Grayeagle, American International, 1977.
  • Rattlesnake, Hot Lead and Cold Feet, Buena Vista, 1978.
  • Death Dreamer, The Norseman, American International, 1978.
  • Big Mac, The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again, Buena Vista, 1979.
  • Avery Simpson, The Villain (also known as Cactus Jack), Columbia, 1979.
  • Doctor, Cannonball Run, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1981.
  • Otto, Jinxed!, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1982.
  • Doc, Cannonball Run II, Warner Brothers, 1984.
  • Witcher, Sacred Ground, Pacific International, 1984.
  • Charlie Hawkins, The Aurora Encounter, New World, 1986.
  • Also appeared in Thunder over Arizona, Republic, 1956; Ride a NorthboundHorse, Disney, 1969; A Knife for the Ladies, Bryanston, 1973; The Creature from Black Lake, Howco International, 1976; The Winds of Autumn, Howco International, 1976; Soggy Bottom U.S.A., Gaylord, 1982; and The Lost, 1983.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SERIES
  • Deputy J.D. Smith, The Dakotas, ABC, 1963.
  • George Taggart, Temple Houston, NBC, 1963-64.
  • Zack Wheeler, The Texas Wheelers, ABC, 1974-75.
  • Frank, Struck by Lightning, CBS, 1979.
  • Nick Turner, Detective in the House, ABC, 1985.
  • Uncle Alvin "Bully" Stevenson, Easy Street, NBC, 1986-87.
  • MINI-SERIES Cully, How the West Was Won, ABC, 1977.
  • Credits; PILOTS
  • Kid Sheehan, Cat Ballou, NBC, 1971.
  • Bitterroot, The Daughters of Joshua Cabe, ABC, 1972.
  • Boss, Sidekicks, CBS, 1974.
  • Willie Red Fire, Lacy and the Mississippi Queen, NBC, 1978.
  • Boot McGraw, Sawyer and Finn, NBC, 1983.
  • Credits; EPISODIC
  • Sheriff, "Ride a Northbound Horse," Wonderworks, PBS, 1987.
  • Van Horn, Phyllis, CBS, 1975.
  • Also appeared in Gunsmoke (twenty-four episodes), CBS; Eight Is Enough, ABC.
  • Credits; MOVIES
  • Sheriff Clyde Barnes, The Over-the-Hill-Gang, ABC, 1969.
  • Grandfather, The Red Pony, NBC, 1973.
  • Handy, Shootout in a One-Dog Town, ABC, 1974.
  • King, Huckleberry Finn, ABC, 1975.
  • Bitterroot, The New Daughters of Joshua Cabe, ABC, 1976.
  • Jonas McBride, Black Beauty, NBC, 1978.
  • Ira Bigelow, The Sacketts, NBC, 1979.
  • Seth Beaumont, The Girl, the Gold Watch, and Dynamite, syndicated, 1981.
  • Squires, Louis L'Amour's "Down the Long Hills," Disney Channel, 1986.
  • Jason Fitch, Once Upon a Texas Train, CBS, 1988.
  • Credits; SPECIALS
  • Plimpton! Showdown at Rio Lobo, ABC, 1970.
  • Sam, The Ransom of Red Chief, ABC, 1977.
  • Sam, "The Revenge of Red Chief," ABC Weekend Special, ABC, 1979.
  • Clay Haller, Skyward Christmas, NBC, 1981.
  • Legends of the West: Truth and Tall Tales, ABC, 1981.
  • title role, Scrooge's Rock 'n' Roll Christmas, syndicated, 1984.

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