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Rod Cameron (Nathan Roderick Cox)

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Biography

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
The well-worn phrase "Tall in the saddle" is certainly one easy way of describing (and perhaps pigeon-holing) leathery, wiry-framed 1940s and early 1950s western film star Rod Cameron, although he proved quite capable in crime stories, horrors and even swing-era musicals.

The 6'4" Canadian-born actor was born Nathan Roderick Cox on December 7, 1910, and raised in Alberta. Once his aspirations of becoming a Royal Canadian Mountie passed, he decided to seek fame and fortune as an actor in New York and initially grabbed some work as a laborer on the Holland Tunnel project in Manhattan. Read more...

Actor

Character: Corporal Underhill

North West Mounted Police 1940

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Character: Slim - Bridge Worker

If I Had My Way 1940

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Character: Voice on loudspeaker

I Wanted Wings 1941

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Character: Tom Reed - Ranch Foreman

No Hands on the Clock 1941

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Character: Porter, Young Prospector, 'Son' in Prologue

The Parson of Panamint 1941

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Character: Capt. Pete Lewis

Wake Island 1942

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Character: 'Texas' - Sailor

The Fleet's In 1942

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Character: Sam Welch

Riding High 1943

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Character: Big Boy Carson

Honeymoon Lodge 1943

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Character: Al Swann

Mrs. Parkington 1944

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Character: Clint Farrel

Trigger Trail 1944

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Character: Jim Wiley, posing as Rawhide Carney

The Old Texas Trail 1944

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Character: Kyle Ramlo

Woman of the North Country 1952

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Character: Tully Gibbs

Hell's Outpost 1954

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Character: Mike O'Kelly

Passport to Treason 1956

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Character: Sheriff Ben Corey

The Gun Hawk 1963

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Character: Dave Goodwick

The Loretta Young Show 1953

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Character: Harry Joe Murdock

Burke's Law 1963

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Character: Henry Komac

Adam-12 1968

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