Norman Eugene Walker
May 30, 1927
|Died||May 21, 2018 (aged 90)|
Grass Valley, California, U.S.
Clint Walker (born Norman Eugene Walker; May 30, 1927 – May 21, 2018) was an American actor.
Career[change | change source]
Clint Walker began his career playing role Tarzan in Jungle Gents (1954), then played the role of Sardinian, in the classical biblical movie The Ten Commandments (1956).
Clint made several western movies on the big screen Fort Dobbs (1958), and Yellowstone Kelly (1959), directed by Gordon Douglas, Gold of the Seven Saints (1961), with Roger Moore, More Dead Than Alive (1969) with Vincent Price, Sam Whiskey (1969) with Burt Reynolds. And the western starring with Charles Bronson, The White Buffalo (1977).
He also starred in television Westerns Yuma (1971) and The Bounty Man (1972).
Among his best works is the war movie The Dirty Dozen (1967), with Lee Marvin, He plays one of the dozen prisoners, who are elected by Marvin for a suicide mission. Walker also worked with Frank Sinatra in war movie, None But the Brave (1965), directed by Frank Sinatra.
Cheyenne[change | change source]
In 1955 he was hired to star in the ABC TV series Cheyenne, in which he played cowboy adventurer Cheyenne Bodie who, after the Civil War, roamed the Wild-West fighting bandits, cattle rustlers and Native American rebels. The series aired between 1955 and 1963 over more than 108 episodes. It was very successful, despite Clint's less-than-enthusiastic acceptance of the punishing demands of TV stardom.
Death[change | change source]
Filmography[change | change source]
|1955/1963||Cheyenne||Cheyenne Body||TV series|
|1956||The Ten Commandments||Sardinian|
|1957||The Travellers||Cheyenne Body|
|1958||Fort Dobbs||Gar Davis|
|1959||Yellowstone Kelly||Luther 'Yellowstone' Kelly|
|1961||Gold of the Seven Saints||Jim Rainbolt|
|1964||Send Me No Flowers||Bert|
|1965||None But the Brave||Capt. Dennis Bourke|
|1966||The Night of the Grizzly||Jim Cole|
|1967||The Dirty Dozen||Samson Posey|
|1969||More Dead Than Alive||Cain|
|1969||Sam Whiskey||O. W. Bandy|
|1969||The Great Bank Robbery||Ranger Ben Quick|
|1971||Yuma||Marshal Dave Harmon||TV flm|
|1972||Hardcase||Jack Rutherford||TV film|
|1972||The Bounty Man||Kinkaid||TV film|
|1974||Scream of the Wolf||Byron Douglas||TV film|
|1974||Killdozer||Lloyd Kelly||TV film|
|1976||Baker's Hawk||Dan Baker|
|1977||Snowbeast||Sheriff Paraday||TV film|
|1977||The White Buffalo||Whistling Jack Kileen|
|1977||Deadly Harvest||Grant Franklin|
|1978||Centennial||Joe Bean||TV mini-series|
|1979||Mysterious Island of Beautiful Women||Wendell||TV film|
|1985||The Serpent Warriors||Morgan Bates|
|1985||All American Cowboy||TV movie documentary|
|1991||The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw||Cheyenne||TV film|
|1995||Kung Fu: The Legend Continues||Cheyenne Bodie||TV series episode: Gunfighters|
|1998||Small Soldiers||Nick Nitro (voice)|
References[change | change source]
- "'Cheyenne' Star Clint Walker Dead at 90". TMZ. Retrieved 2018-05-22.
- Encyclopedy of Weird Westerns: Supernatural and Science Fiction Elements in, by Paul Green,Mike Hoffman
- 50 Years of the Television Western by Ronald Jackson,Doug Abbott
Other websites[change | change source]
- Clint Walker on IMDb
- Official website
- "Clint Walker: Top Gun of Warner's TV" by Herb Fagen (1999 interview) Archived 2009-06-22 at the Wayback Machine @ Classic Images magazine, issue # 212, p. 12
- "Belleville had its share of fame: Nice guy Clint Walker became Hollywood hunk" Archived 2013-01-18 at Archive.today by Jaime Ingle - News-Democrat (Wednesday, June 18, 2008)
- "Cowboy actor inspires local Western writer" - From the Idaho State Journal - December 2003 Archived 2007-06-12 at the Wayback Machine
- "Actor Clint Walker to be Inducted into National Cowboy Museum's Hall of Great Western Performers" Archived 2014-05-18 at the Wayback Machine - March 3, 2004 - National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum