Joe Don Baker Biography (1936-)

Born February 12, 1936, in Groesbeck, TX; son of Doyle Charles and Edna (maiden name, McDonald) Baker; married Maria Dolores Rivero-Torres, December 25, 1969 (divorced, 1978). Addresses: Agent: c/o The Artists Agency, 10000Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 305, Los Angeles, CA 90067-7007.; Home: 23339 Hatteras St., Woodland Hills, CA 91367-3107.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, producer
Birth Details
February 12, 1936
Groesbeck, Texas, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Stage Appearances
  • Marathon 33, American National Theatre Academy Theatre, New York City, 1963
  • Blues for Mr. Charlie, American National Theatre Academy Theatre,1964
  • Film Appearances
  • (Film debut; uncredited) Fixer, Cool Hand Luke, Warner Bros./SevenArts, 1967
  • Slater, Guns of the Magnificent Seven, United Artists, 1969
  • Harvey Gavin, Adam at 6 A.M., National General, 1970
  • Paul Buckman, Wild Rovers, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1971
  • Danny, Welcome Home, Soldier Boys (also known as Five Days Home), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1972
  • Curly Bonner (Junior's brother), Junior Bonner, Cinerama, 1972
  • "Molly," Charley Varrick, Universal, 1973
  • Sheriff Buford Pusser, Walking Tall, Cinerama, 1973
  • Cody, The Outfit (also known as Good Guys Always Win), United Artists, 1974
  • Dan, Golden Needles (also known as The Chase for the Golden Needles), American International, 1974
  • Ron Lewis, Framed, Paramount, 1975
  • Title role, Mitchell, Allied Artists, 1975
  • Jerry, The Pack (also known as The Long, Dark Night and The Long, Hard Night), Warner Bros., 1977
  • Pete Novick, Speedtrap, First Artists/Intertamar, 1977
  • Andy "Walkaway" Madden, Checkered Flag or Crash (also known as Crash), Universal, 1978
  • Wishbone Cutter, Wishbone Cutter (also known as Shadow of Chikara, The Ballad of Virgil Cane, The Curse of Demon Mountain,Demon Mountain, Shadow Mountain, and Thunder Mountain),Howco International, 1978
  • Mr. Joseph Rutter, Joysticks (also known as Video Madness),Jensen Farley, 1982
  • Dick Harbinger, Wacko, Jensen Farley, 1982
  • The Whammer, The Natural, Tri-Star, 1984
  • Chief Karlin, Fletch, Universal, 1985
  • Deputy Sheriff Thomas Jefferson Geronimo III, Final Justice, 1985
  • King Kenderon, Getting Even (also known as Hostage: Dallas), American Distribution Group, 1986
  • Brad Whitaker, The Living Daylights, United Artists, 1987
  • Snyderburn, Leonard Part 6, 1987
  • Sheriff Carl Cunningham, The Killing Time, 1987
  • Detective Mesel, Criminal Law, 1988
  • Cliffe Wheater, The Children (also known as Meine liebe Rose), 1990
  • Claude Kersek, private investigator, Cape Fear, 1991
  • Olaf Andersen, The Distinguished Gentleman, 1992
  • Man in black, Ring of Steel, 1994
  • Tom Pierce, Reality Bites, 1994
  • Clay Hinkle, The Underneath, 1995
  • Brimmer, Panther, 1995
  • R.B. Travis, Congo, 1995
  • Sheriff Junius Candle, The Grass Harp, 1995
  • CIA Agent Jack Wade, GoldenEye, 1995
  • Donovan, Felony, 1995
  • Glenn Norris, Richie Norris's dad, Mars Attacks!, Warner Bros., 1996
  • CIA Agent Jack Wade, Tomorrow Never Dies, United Artists, 1997
  • The Adventures of Joe Dirt, Columbia, 2001
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Chief Earl Eischied (title role), Eischied (also known as Chiefof Detectives), NBC, 1979-80
  • Captain Tom Dugan, In the Heat of the Night, NBC, 1989
  • Miniseries
  • Chief Earl Eischied, To Kill a Cop, NBC, 1978
  • Tommy Vanda, Power, NBC, 1980
  • Darius Jedburgh, Edge of Darkness, PBS, 1988
  • Gerry Spence, Ruby Ridge: An American Tragedy (also known as The Siege at Ruby Ridge), CBS, 1996
  • Big Jim Folsom, George Wallace, TNT, 1997
  • Buck Duke, Too Rich: The Secret Life of Doris Duke, CBS, 1999
  • Movies
  • Mongo Nash, Mongo's Back in Town, CBS, 1971
  • Phil Bonner, That Certain Summer, ABC, 1972
  • Sheriff John Ostan, The Abduction of Kari Swenson, NBC, 1987
  • Hunter McCall, Defrosting the Fridge, 1988
  • Senator Joseph McCarthy, Citizen Cohn, HBO, 1992
  • Detective Frank Farrel, Complex of Fear, CBS, 1993
  • Horace Henley, To Dance with Olivia, CBS, 1997
  • P.J. Parker, Poodle Springs, HBO, 1998
  • Specials
  • Aaron Hickey, Doc Elliot, 1973
  • Voice of Jesse James, The Wild West, syndicated, 1993
  • Pilots
  • Island guy, Guy Island, NBC, 1997
  • Episodic
  • Woody Stoner, "Prime of Life," Gunsmoke, 1966
  • "The High Riders (aka The Homecoming)," Lancer, 1968
  • Luke Harper, "The Real People of Muddy Creek," Bonanza, 1968
  • Tom Butler, "The Reprisal," Gunsmoke, 1969
  • Tom Lightfoot, "Lightfoot," The Big Valley, 1969
  • "Summer Terror," The F.B.I., 1970
  • Yuma, "The Hostage," The High Chaparral, 1971
  • Frank Kearney, "The Miracle," Mission: Impossible, 1971
  • Eric Blair, "Camera ... Action ... Murder!" Ironside, 1972
  • Leonard Collier Cord, "Beyond Vengeance," The Streets of San Francisco, 1973
  • Television Executive Producer
  • Miniseries
  • To Kill a Cop, NBC, 1978
  • Television Work
  • Movies
  • Executive producer, Mongo's Back in Town, CBS, 1971
  • Producer, Power, NBC, 1980
  • RECORDINGS
  • Tape Readings
  • Ben Hamper's Rivethead, Dove, 1992

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