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Gil Perkins

Gilbert Vincent Perkins (24 August 1907 – 28 March 1999) was an Australian film and television actor. A champion athlete and trackman in his native northern Australia, Gil Perkins always wanted to get into films; as a teenager he virtually ran away from home, taking a job as a deck hand on a Norwegian freighter. He eventually landed in Hollywood in the late '20s, during the era of part-silent, part-talkie movies, and (because his accent was mistaken for English) he played young Englishmen in some of his first films. He soon drifted into stuntwork, regularly doubling cowboy star William Boyd and putting a red toupee over his own blond hair to double 'Red Skelton', among others. Some of his most notable stunt jobs were in the sci-fi/horror field. He doubled star Bruce Cabotthroughout King Kong (1933), stood in for Spencer Tracy as Mr. Hyde in Dr. Jekyll et Mr. Hyde (1941) and replaced Bela Lugosi as the Monster in the climactic battle sequence of Frankenstein rencontre le loup-garou (1943). In addition to his feature films, Perkins turned up regularly in serials and on TV. On many occasions he worked with special effects and rigging departments, setting up large action scenes. By the 1960s he was doing more acting than stunts; he "officially" retired in 1972, although he took a number of subsequent jobs. - IMDb Mini Biography


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Born:
Aug 24, 1907 In Melbourne - Victoria - Australia
Movie/TV Credits:
37
First Appeared:
In the movie The Nitwits 1935-06-07
Latest Project:
Movie Raging Bull 1980-11-14
Known For
Poster of Raging Bull
Poster of Valley of the Dragons
Poster of Traffic with the Devil
Poster of Mutiny on the Bounty
Filmography

Raging Bull (1980)

Drama
Movie
as Cornerman (uncredited)
7.6 731 votes

Here's Lucy (1968)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
6.4 5 votes

Mannix (1967)

Drama Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
6.8 10 votes

Batman (1966)

Action & Adventure Sci-Fi & Fantasy Comedy
Series
as Unknown
6.9 64 votes

Star Trek (1966)

Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Unknown
7.9 243 votes

Batman (1966)

Family Adventure Comedy Science Fiction Crime
Movie
as Bluebeard
6 165 votes

Laredo (1965)

Western Comedy
Series
as Unknown
8 2 votes

The Virginian (1962)

Western Drama
Series
as Unknown
7 1 votes

The Beverly Hillbillies (1962)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
6.8 26 votes

Valley of the Dragons (1961)

Science Fiction
Movie
as Tarn / Doctor
5 1 votes

Thriller (1960)

Horror Thriller
Series
as Unknown
4.5 3 votes

Spartacus (1960)

Action Drama History
Movie
as Slave Leader (uncredited)
7.2 386 votes

Black Saddle (1959)

Western Drama
Series
as Unknown

Teenage Monster (1958)

Horror
Movie
as Charles Cannon
1.3 3 votes

Peter Gunn (1958)

Crime
Series
as Unknown
8.7 3 votes

77 Sunset Strip (1958)

Drama Crime
Series
as Unknown
7.8 6 votes

Sugarfoot (1957)

Western
Series
as Unknown
6 1 votes

Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957)

Crime Drama Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown

Perry Mason (1957)

Mystery Drama Crime Family
Series
as Unknown
7.9 23 votes

Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater (1956)

Western Drama
Series
as Unknown
8 1 votes

Cheyenne (1955)

Action & Adventure Western
Series
as Unknown
7.5 4 votes

East of Eden (1955)

Drama
Movie
as Lettuce Truck Worker (uncredited)
7.4 138 votes

Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955)

Mystery Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.7 43 votes

Brave Warrior (1952)

Western
Movie
as English Lieutenant (as Gilbert V. Perkins)

The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (1951)

Western
Series
as Unknown

Twilight on the Rio Grande (1947)

Adventure Music Romance Western
Movie
as Rurale

Traffic with the Devil (1946)

Movie
as Irate Motorist, Honking Horn

Riders of Death Valley (1941)

Action Western
Movie
as Fighter
6.5 1 votes

Wildcat Bus (1940)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Wildcat Driver
4.5 1 votes

Second Fiddle (1939)

Comedy
Movie
as Studio Grip
3.5 2 votes

Confessions of a Nazi Spy (1939)

Drama War
Movie
as Goebbels' Aide
5.3 6 votes

Nick Carter, Master Detective (1939)

Crime Mystery Drama
Movie
as Factory Workman
6 1 votes

Blackmail (1939)

Crime Drama Thriller
Movie
as Kearney - Oil Worker Blown Up
6 2 votes

Captains Courageous (1937)

Adventure Drama Family
Movie
as Crewman (uncredited)
6.5 31 votes

Mummy's Boys (1936)

Comedy
Movie
as Native Cop
7 1 votes

The Nitwits (1935)

Comedy
Movie
8 1 votes

Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)

Adventure Drama History Romance
Movie
as Able Bodied Seaman (uncredited)
7 66 votes