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Cliff Lyons (Clifford William Lyons)

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Biography

near Clarno Township, Lake County, South Dakota, USA
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, where he attended business school. An expert horseman, he gave up the notion of a business career and opted for the rodeo arena instead, touring the country;y and eventually reaching Los Angeles at the age of 21. Read more...

Actor

Character: Indian / Henchman

Winners of the West 1940

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Character: Cowhand in Bar

Law of the Range 1941

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Character: Brawler in Candy Shop

Frontier Gal 1945

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Character: Guard at Mojave Tanks

3 Godfathers 1948

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Character: Trooper Cliff

She Wore a Yellow Ribbon 1949

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Character: Kentuckian Driver

The Fighting Kentuckian 1949

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Character: Col. Greenhill

The Searchers 1956

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Character: The Lubian

Ben-Hur 1959

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Character: Reynolds, Jury Foreman

The Young Land 1959

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Character: Australian Navy Officer

Donovan's Reef 1963

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Character: Hugh Parkinson

The Green Berets 1968

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Character: William McCandless

Two Rode Together 1961

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