Red West Biography (1936-)

Original name, Robert Gene West; born 1936, in Memphis, TN; son of Newton Thomas and Lois West; married Pat Boyd (a secretary), July 1, 1961; children: two sons, including John Boyd (an actor). Addresses: Contact: c/o 6676 Memphis-Arlington, Bartlett, TN 38135.

Actor, stunt performer
Birth Details
Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • (As Robert "Red" Gene West) Bearded man at newspaper stand, Journey tothe Center of the Earth (also known as Trip to the Center of the Earth), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1959
  • (Uncredited) Indian, Flaming Star, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1960
  • (Uncredited) Hank Tyler, Wild in the Country, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1961
  • (Uncredited) Party guest, Blue Hawaii, Paramount/Viacom, 1961
  • (Uncredited) Bank guard, Follow That Dream, United Artists, 1962
  • (Uncredited) Bongo-playing crew member on tuna boat, Girls! Girls! Girls!, Paramount/Viacom, 1962
  • (Uncredited) Card player, Palm Springs Weekend, Warner Bros., 1963
  • (Uncredited) Fred, It Happened at the World's Fair, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1963
  • (Uncredited) Poolside guest, Fun in Acapulco, Paramount/Viacom, 1963
  • (Uncredited) Carnival worker, Roustabout, Paramount, 1964
  • (Uncredited) A son of the lone star state, Viva Las Vegas (also known as Love in Las Vegas), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1964
  • Assassin, Harum Scarum (also known as Harem Holiday), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1965
  • (Uncredited) Bully in bar, Tickle Me, Allied Artists, 1965
  • (Uncredited) Extra in Kit Kat Club, Girl Happy, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1965
  • (Uncredited) Football player, John Goldfarb, Please Come Home, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1965
  • (Uncredited) Member of Shorty's pit crew, Spinout (also known as California Holiday), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1966
  • (Uncredited) Rusty, Paradise, Hawaiian Style, Paramount/Viacom, 1966
  • (Uncredited) The Navy vs. the Night Monsters (also known as Monsters of the Night and The Night Crawlers), Realart Pictures, 1966
  • (Uncredited) Ice cream vendor, Clambake, United Artists, 1967
  • (Uncredited) Newspaper vendor, Live a Little, Love a Little, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1968
  • Mike, Bigfoot, 1970, Ellman Enterprises, 1973
  • Himself, Elvis: That's the Way It Is, Warner Bros./Turner Entertainment, 1970, released as Elvis: That's the Way It Is--Special Edition,2001
  • Sheriff Tanner, Walking Tall, Cinerama, 1973
  • Mallory, Framed, Paramount, 1975
  • Sheriff Tanner, Walking Tall Part II (also known as Legend of the Lawman and Part 2, Walking Tall), American International Pictures, 1975
  • George, Trapper County War, Republic, 1989
  • Red Webster, Road House, United Artists, 1989
  • Bodine, The Legend of Grizzly Adams (also known as Grizzly Adams: The Legend Continues), 1990
  • Dave, Raw Nerve, Action International Pictures, 1991
  • Judge, The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag, Buena Vista, 1992
  • Cowboy sheriff, Natural Born Killers, Warner Bros., 1994
  • Judge, The Expert, New City Releasing, 1994
  • Chief Edwards, Felony, New Line Cinema, 1995
  • Buddy Black, The Rainmaker (also known as John Grisham's The Rainmaker), Paramount, 1997
  • Sheriff Charlie Stone, The P.A.C.K., 4 Corners Entertainment, 1997
  • Paulsen, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, Columbia, 1998
  • Mr. Henderson, Cookie's Fortune, October Films, 1999
  • Judge Ewing, Woman's Story, Muddy River Productions/Cinedge, 2000
  • Maggie's father, Vampires Anonymous, Lantern Lane Entertainment, 2003
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Mechanic sergeant Andy Micklin, Baa Baa Black Sheep, NBC, 1976-1977, later known as Black Sheep Squadron, NBC, 1977-1978
  • Sergeant Mick O'Brien, The Duke, NBC, 1979
  • Movies
  • Chuck, The Concrete Cowboys (also known as Ramblin' Man), CBS, 1979
  • Sud, Angel City (also known as Field of Tears), CBS, 1980
  • Kaworski, Will: The Autobiography of G. Gordon Liddy, NBC, 1982
  • Coach, Confessions of a Married Man, ABC, 1983
  • Master sergeant Red Tuttle, Hard Knox, NBC, 1984
  • David "OO" Buck, Charley Hannah, ABC, 1986
  • Cookie, Proud Men, ABC, 1987
  • (Uncredited) Soldier, The Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory, NBC, 1987
  • Bates Boley, Once upon a Texas Train (also known as Texas Guns), CBS, 1988
  • Joe Grant, Gore Vidal's "Billy the Kid," TNT, 1989
  • Bob Maddox, From the Files of Joseph Wambaugh: A Jury of One, NBC,1992
  • Pritchard, Prey of the Chameleon, Showtime, 1992
  • Mr. Sykes, Her Hidden Truth, NBC, 1995
  • Officer Ward, Above Suspicion, USA Network, 2000
  • Episodic
  • Roy, "The Night of the Iron Fist," The Wild, Wild West, CBS, 1967
  • (Uncredited) Mrs. Moore's thug, "The Night of the Circus of Death," The Wild, Wild West, CBS, 1967
  • (Uncredited) Thug, "The Night of the Cutthroats," The Wild, Wild West, CBS, 1967
  • Chuck, "The Night of Fire and Brimstone," The Wild, Wild West, CBS, 1968
  • First man, "The Night of the Sedgewick Curse," The Wild, Wild West, CBS, 1968
  • Klaxton, "The Night of the Vipers," The Wild, Wild West, CBS, 1968
  • Maberly, "The Night of the Underground Terror," The Wild, Wild West, CBS, 1968
  • Third guard, "The Night of the Doomsday Formula," The Wild, Wild West, CBS, 1968
  • (Uncredited) Henchman, "The Night of the Gruesome Games," The Wild, Wild West, CBS, 1968
  • (Uncredited) Sparring partner, "The Contender: Parts 1 & 2," Mission: Impossible, CBS, 1968
  • (Uncredited) Thug, "The Night of the Avaricious Actuary," The Wild, Wild West, CBS, 1968
  • Arlan, "Merry Go Round for Murder," Mannix, CBS, 1969
  • First heavy, "The Night of the Sabatini Death," The Wild, Wild West, CBS, 1969
  • (Uncredited) Thug, "The Night of the Janus," The Wild, Wild West,CBS, 1969
  • (Uncredited) Thug, "The Night of the Plague," The Wild, Wild West,CBS, 1969
  • Owner, "The White Lightning War," The Six Million Dollar Man, ABC,1975
  • "Blue Movie, Blue Death," The Rookies, ABC, 1976
  • Marco, "The Lost Warrior," Battlestar Galactica, ABC, 1978
  • The farrier, "Dead Last," Quincy (also known as Quincy, M.E.), NBC, 1979
  • "Double Take, Double Take," The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo, NBC, 1980
  • "The Treasure of Sierra Madre Street," Tenspeed and Brown Shoe, NBC, 1980
  • Bull, "All Roads Lead to Floyd," Magnum, P.I., CBS, 1981
  • Cliff, "Here's Looking at You, Kid," The Greatest American Hero, ABC, 1981
  • Frank Dawson, "A Recipe for Disaster," Simon & Simon, CBS, 1981
  • "Dead Stop," Quincy (also known as Quincy, M.E.), NBC, 1981
  • Ace Madden, "The Ives Have It," The Fall Guy, ABC, 1982
  • Blandin, "It's All Downhill from Here," The Greatest American Hero, ABC, 1982
  • Pete Williams, "Pirates of Nashville" (also known as "Nashville Pirates"), The Fall Guy, ABC, 1983
  • "Pros and Cons," The A-Team, NBC, 1983
  • Charley, "Desperado," The Greatest American Hero, ABC, 1984
  • Paul Connors, "Scared Stiff," Hardcastle and McCormick, ABC, 1984
  • "Semi-Friendly Persuasion," The A-Team, NBC, 1984
  • Billy Cockrell, "Let Me Hear the Music," Magnum, P.I., CBS, 1985
  • Wild Bill Hillman, "Tailspin," The Fall Guy, ABC, 1985
  • Boss, "The Once and Future King," The Twilight Zone, CBS, 1986
  • Brooks, "Alive at Five," The A-Team, NBC, 1986
  • Red, "Waiting for Insane Wayne," The A-Team, NBC, 1986
  • Winner, "Tag Team," The Fall Guy, ABC, 1986
  • "Desperado," Houston Knights, CBS, 1987
  • Body shop man, "Fatal Obsession: Parts 1 & 2," Hunter, NBC, 1991
  • Other
  • Superintendent Turner, Coach of the Year (pilot), NBC, 1980
  • Violent teamster, Blood Feud (miniseries), syndicated, 1983
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Stunt performer, The Wild, Wild West, CBS, 1965-1969
  • Technical advisor, Quantum Leap, NBC, 1989-1993
  • Books
  • (With Sonny West and Dave Hebler, as told to Steve Dunleavy) Elvis: What Happened?, Ballantine Books, 1977

Further Reference


    • Elvis Presley News,, November 3, 1999

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