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Jeff York

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jeff York (March 23, 1912 - October 11, 1995) was an American film and television actor who began his career in the late 1930s using his given name Granville Owen Schofield. He was also sometimes credited as Jeff Yorke. During his early career, the tall, dark haired actor was a natural to play characters such as Pat Ryan in the 1940 serial Terry and the Pirates and was given the lead in the 1940 film Li'l Abner. However, he is perhaps most remembered for his role as Bud Searcy in Disney's classic Old Yeller and its 1963 sequel Savage Sam. Beverly Washburn played Lisbeth Searcy, Bud's daughter. York also appeared in The Great Locomotive Chase, Westward Ho, the Wagons!, and Johnny Tremain which were all part of Walt Disney's productions. York attracted considerable attention in the mid-1950s with his television portrayal of Mike Fink, the flamboyant keelboat operator in two episodes of Disney's hugely popular Davy Crockett miniseries in the episodes "Davy Crockett's Keelboat Race" and "Davy Crockett and the River Pirates." York was cast opposite Fess Parker in the role. The first episode featured a memorable boasting contest and a keelboat race, with Fink's boat named The Gullywumper; in the second, Crockett and Fink join forces to fight a band of river pirates who blame their depredations on local Native Americans. Description above from the Wikipedia article Jeff York,licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.



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Born:
Mar 23, 1912 In Los Angeles, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
33
First Appeared:
In the movie The Devil's Saddle Legion 1937-08-13
Latest Project:
Series Daniel Boone 1964-09-24
Known For
Poster of Old Yeller
Poster of Westward Ho, The Wagons!
Poster of Alias Mr. Twilight
Poster of Terry and the Pirates
Filmography

Daniel Boone (1964)

Action & Adventure Drama
Series
as Unknown
5.8 5 votes

Savage Sam (1963)

Drama Action Family Adventure Western
Movie
as Bud Searcy
6.4 5 votes

The Outlaws (1960)

Western Drama
Series
as Unknown

The Alaskans (1959)

Western
Series

Peter Gunn (1958)

Crime
Series
as Unknown
8.7 3 votes

Bronco (1958)

Western
Series
as Unknown
7 1 votes

Lawman (1958)

Western
Series
as Unknown
6.0 1 votes

The Rifleman (1958)

Action & Adventure Western
Series
as Unknown
7.5 13 votes

Johnny Tremain (1957)

Drama Family
Movie
as James Otis
5.6 7 votes

Perry Mason (1957)

Mystery Drama Crime Family
Series
as Unknown
7.9 23 votes

Old Yeller (1957)

Adventure Drama Western
Movie
as Bud Searcy
7 65 votes

Zorro (1957)

Western Action & Adventure Drama Comedy
Series
as Unknown
8.4 8 votes

The Great Locomotive Chase (1956)

Action Adventure Drama Family
Movie
as William Campbell
5.2 6 votes

Davy Crockett and the River Pirates (1956)

Action Adventure Family
Movie
as Mike Fink
5.4 10 votes

Westward Ho, The Wagons! (1956)

Adventure Western
Movie
as Hank Brekenridge
5.5 1 votes

Cheyenne (1955)

Action & Adventure Western
Series
as Unknown
7.5 4 votes

Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954)

Action & Adventure Animation Documentary Kids
Series
as Unknown
6.3 6 votes

Davy Crockett (1954)

Western
Series
as Unknown
6 1 votes

Short Grass (1950)

Western
Movie
as Curley

Surrender (1950)

Western Drama Romance
Movie
as Canning

Special Agent (1949)

Thriller
Movie
as Jake Rumpler

Isn't It Romantic? (1948)

Movie
as Elmer

The Paleface (1948)

Comedy Western
Movie
as Big Joe
6 13 votes

Fear in the Night (1947)

Drama Thriller
Movie
as Deputy Torrence (as Jeff Yorke)
4.1 4 votes

Blondie's Holiday (1947)

Comedy
Movie
as Paul Madison

Up Goes Maisie (1946)

Comedy Mystery
Movie
as Elmer Sauders
6.0 1 votes

Alias Mr. Twilight (1946)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Police Lieutenant Barton
5.5 1 votes

The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)

Crime Drama Thriller
Movie
as Blair
7 60 votes

Terry and the Pirates (1940)

Movie
as Pat Ryan

Li'l Abner (1940)

Comedy
Movie
as Li'l Abner Yokum
10 1 votes

Start Cheering (1938)

Comedy
Movie
as Student

The Devil's Saddle Legion (1937)

Western
Movie
as Chris Madden
0.5 1 votes

Expensive Husbands (1937)

Romance Comedy
Movie
as Announcer at Polo Game
4.5 1 votes