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Jack Elam (William Scott Elam)

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Biography

Miami, Gila, Arizona, USA
Colorful American character actor equally adept at vicious killers or grizzled sidekicks. As a child he worked in the cotton fields. He attended Santa Monica Junior College in California and subsequently became an accountant and, at one time, manager of the Bel Air Hotel. Elam got his first movie job by trading his accounting services for a role. In short time he became one of the most memorable supporting players in Hollywood, thanks not only to his near-demented screen persona but also to an out-of-kilter left eye, sightless from a childhood fight. Read more...

Actor

Character: Charlie - Drunk in Jail

High Noon 1952

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Character: Mort Geary

Rancho Notorious 1952

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Character: Dave Longden

Lure of the Wilderness 1952

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Character: Celestino Garcia

My Man and I 1952

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Character: Frank Newberry

The Far Country 1954

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Character: Tim Lowerie

Ride Clear of Diablo 1954

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Character: Charlie Max

Kiss Me Deadly 1955

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Character: Chris Boldt

The Man from Laramie 1955

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Character: Knife Murderer

Man Without a Star 1955

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Character: Hassan-Ben

Kismet 1955

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Character: Al

Wichita 1955

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Character: McCoy, Bar 8 Rider

Jubal 1956

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Character: Fatso Nagel

Baby Face Nelson 1957

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Character: Preacher Weatherby

The Way West 1967

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Character: Snaky - Member of Frank's Gang

Once Upon a Time in the West 1968

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Character: Sheriff Clyde Barnes

The Over-the-Hill Gang 1969

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Character: Troscliar Boudreaux

Soggy Bottom, U.S.A. 1981

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Character: Col. Dustin 'Dusty' McHowell

Suburban Commando 1991

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Character: Hezekiah Crow

The Giant of Thunder Mountain 1991

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Character: Jake Calhoun

Big Bad John 1990

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Character: Cully Madigan

How the West Was Won 1977

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Character: Mackdin

The High Chaparral 1967

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Character: Felix Gault

Ben Casey 1961

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Character: Jug Alverson

The Untouchables 1959

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Character: Zack Slade

The Wild Wild West 1965

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Character: Eli McQuade

Father Murphy 1981

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Character: Alamosa Bill

Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid 1973

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Character: Phil Bricker

Mr. Lucky 1959

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Character: Dirk Ryan

Zane Grey Theater 1956

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Character: Father Matias

Frontier 1955

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Character: Tom Mangrum

Lancer 1968

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Character: Captain O'Connell

Here's Boomer 1980

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