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Biography

Groesbeck, Texas, USA
Tall, broad shouldered character actor with Texan drawl first appeared in support in several Western vehicles both on TV and the cinema in the mid 1960s. Got himself noticed playing Steve McQueen's younger brother in Junior Bonner (1972), and then scored the lead role of Buford Pusser (!) in the unexpected hit Walking Tall (1973), an allegedly true tale about a Southern sheriff confronting corruption & gangsters with a large wooden club and a mean attitude. Followed it up by playing a sadistic hit man called Molly, in Don Siegel's bank heist drama Charley Varrick (1973). Read more...

Actor

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Character: Curly Bonner

Junior Bonner 1972

3
Character: Buford Pusser

Walking Tall 1973

1
3
Character: Wishbone Cutter

The Shadow of Chikara 1977

1
Character: Walkaway Madden

Checkered Flag or Crash 1977

1
Character: King

Mud 2012

43
Character: Gov. Jim Applewhite

The Dukes of Hazzard 2005

55
Character: Rep. Hale Boggs

The Commission 2003

0
Character: Don, Brandy's Dad

Joe Dirt 2001

27
Character: Big Jim Folsom

George Wallace 1997

1
Character: Horace Henley

To Dance with Olivia 1997

0
Character: Richie's Dad

Mars Attacks! 1996

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37
Character: R.B. Travis

Congo 1995

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26
Character: Clay Hinkle

Underneath 1995

0
Character: Sheriff Junius Candle

The Grass Harp 1995

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1
Character: Det. Frank Farrel

Complex of Fear 1993

0
Character: Olaf Andersen

The Distinguished Gentleman 1992

38
Character: Sen. Joseph McCarthy

Citizen Cohn 1992

0
Character: Claude Kersek

Cape Fear 1991

35
Character: Cliffe Wheater

The Children 1990

0
Character: Brad Whitaker

The Living Daylights 1987

50
Character: Nick Snyderburn

Leonard Part 6 1987

3
Character: Chief Jerry Karlin

Fletch 1985

7
Character: Deputy Sheriff Thomas Jefferson Geronimo III

Final Justice 1985

4
Character: Joseph Rutter

Joysticks 1983

9
Character: Gerry Spence

The Siege at Ruby Ridge 1996

0
Character: P.J. Parker

Poodle Springs 1998

0
Character: Dylan Garrett

Vegas, City of Dreams 2001

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0
Character: Darius Jedburgh

Edge of Darkness 1985

4
0
Character: Det. Mesel

Criminal Law 1988

0
Character: Leonard Collier Cord

The Streets of San Francisco 1972

0
Character: Rocky Hansen

Honey West 1965

0
Character: Merle Williams

Judd for the Defense 1967

0
Character: Phil Bonner

That Certain Summer 1972

0
Character: Frank Kearney

Mission: Impossible 1966

0
Character: Chief Earl Eischied

Eischied 1979

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0
Character: Tom Lightfoot

The Big Valley 1965

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1
Character: Clovis Harner

Lancer 1968

0
Character: Major Larry Duren

Last American Casualty 0

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