Jay Wilsey (Wilbert Jay Wilsey)

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Hillsdale, Missouri, USA
Wilbert Jay Wilsey was born in Clark County, Missouri, in 1896. He learned to ride a horse at a very young age, and when he got older he began appearing on the rodeo circuit. In 1924 he found himself in Hollywood and, hearing that producers were looking for good horsemen for western movies, went looking for work and wound up under contract to producer Lester F. Scott Jr. and his Action Pictures, a low-budget company that produced mostly westerns. The company gave him the stage name "Buffalo Bill Jr.", although he had no connection whatsoever with the real William F. Read more...