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Gene Evans

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Gene Evans (July 11, 1922 - April 1, 1998) was an American actor. He was born in Holbrook, Arizona, but reared in Colton, California. His acting career began while he was serving in World War II. He performed with a theatrical troupe of GIs in Europe. Evans made his film debut in 1947 and appeared in dozens of movies and television programs. He specialized in playing tough guys like cowboys, sheriffs, convicts and sergeants. Evans appeared in numerous films produced, directed, and written by Samuel Fuller. In his memoirs A Third Face, Fuller described meeting Evans when casting his Korean War film The Steel Helmet in 1950. Fuller threw an M1 Garand rifle at Evans, who caught it and inspected it as a soldier would have done. Evans had been a U.S. Army engineer in the war. Fuller kept Evans and refused John Wayne for the role. and fighting to keep him despite Robert L. Lippert and his partner wanting Larry Parks for the role. Fuller walked off the film and would not return until Evans was reinstated. Evans also appeared in Fuller's Fixed Bayonets!, Hell and High Water, Shock Corridor and lost thirty pounds to play the lead in Park Row. Evans portrayed the authoritarian but wise father, Rob McLaughlin, on the 1956-1957 television series My Friend Flicka, based on a Western novel and film of the same name set in Wyoming. He appeared with Anita Louise (1915–1970) as his wife, Nell, Johnny Washbrook (born 1944) as his son, Ken, and fellow character actor Frank Ferguson (1899–1978), as the ranch handyman, Gus Broeberg, who addressed Evans as "Captain". In 1958, Evans co-starred as Major Al Arthur in the film Damn Citizen based on the life of crusading Louisiana State Police superintendent Francis Grevemberg. Keith Andes starred as Grevemberg. In the fall of 1976, Evans starred in the eleven-episode CBS adventure series Spencer's Pilots, with Christopher Stone, Todd Susman, and Britt Leach. In January 1979, Evans appeared as Garrison Southworth in one episode of CBS's Dallas in January 1979. He appeared in ten episodes of CBS's Gunsmoke with James Arness, including "The Snow Train" and "Tatum". In 1965, he guest starred as Jake Burnett in the episode "Vendetta" of ABC's western The Legend of Jesse James starring Christopher Jones. Two years later, he appeared as Deedricks in the episode "Breakout" of another ABC western, Custer, starring Wayne Maunder in the title role. In the late 1980s, Evans appeared on stage as the gruesome Papa in the stage production Papa is All, directed by playwright Tommy F. Scott in Jackson, Tennessee. He retired to a farm in Tennessee following his role in the original film version of Walking Tall. Description above from the Wikipedia article Gene Evans,  licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Jul 11, 1922 In Holbrook, Arizona, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
92
First Appeared:
In the movie Assigned to Danger 1948-05-19
Latest Project:
Movie The Men Who Made the Movies: Samuel Fuller 2002-07-02
Known For
Poster of Sourdough
Poster of The A-Team
Poster of Charlie's Angels
Poster of A Knife for the Ladies
Filmography

The Men Who Made the Movies: Samuel Fuller (2002)

Documentary
Movie
as Sgt. Zack / Phineas Mitchell (archive footage)

Sourdough (1993)

Western Adventure
Movie
as Narrator

Murder, She Wrote (1984)

Mystery Crime Drama
Series
as Unknown
6.1 33 votes

The A-Team (1983)

Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
6.8 86 votes

Scarecrow and Mrs. King (1983)

Action & Adventure Drama
Series
as Unknown
5.5 8 votes

Simon & Simon (1981)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
6.5 17 votes

Here's Boomer (1980)

Family Action & Adventure Drama
Series
as Unknown
7 1 votes

The Sacketts (1979)

Series
7 1 votes

The Sacketts (1979)

Western
Movie
as Benson Bigelow
5.1 4 votes

Hart to Hart (1979)

Action & Adventure Drama Mystery
Series
as Unknown
6.4 18 votes

The Incredible Hulk (1978)

Action & Adventure Drama
Series
as Unknown
6.5 48 votes

Vega$ (1978)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.5 3 votes

The Eddie Capra Mysteries (1978)

Mystery
Series
as Unknown

Kate Bliss and the Ticker Tape Kid (1978)

Comedy TV Movie Western
Movie
as Fred Williker
5 1 votes

The Rhinemann Exchange (1977)

Drama Action Thriller War
Movie
as Col. Barton
6.5 1 votes

Fire! (1977)

Action TV Movie
Movie
as Dan Harter
7 1 votes

Charlie's Angels (1976)

Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
5.5 31 votes

Spencer's Pilots (1976)

Action & Adventure
Series

Matt Helm (1975)

Drama
Series

A Knife for the Ladies (1974)

Horror Western
Movie
as Hooker
4 1 votes

Devil Times Five (1974)

Horror
Movie
as Papa Doc
5.2 6 votes

Walking Tall (1973)

Action Crime Drama
Movie
as Sheriff Al Thurman
6.9 20 votes

Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)

Western
Movie
as Mr. Horrell
7.3 54 votes

The Sixth Sense (1972)

Mystery Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Unknown

M*A*S*H (1972)

Drama Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.8 129 votes

Alias Smith and Jones (1971)

Action & Adventure Western
Series
as Unknown
6.4 8 votes

The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970)

Action Comedy Western
Movie
as Clete
7 42 votes

The Intruders (1970)

TV Movie Western
Movie
as Cole Younger
6 1 votes

Support Your Local Sheriff (1969)

Comedy Western
Movie
as Tom Danby
6.7 30 votes

The War Wagon (1967)

Western
Movie
as Deputy Hoag
6.4 28 votes

Custer (1967)

Western Drama
Series
as Unknown
7 1 votes

Ironside (1967)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
6.7 17 votes

Cimarron Strip (1967)

Western Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown

Mannix (1967)

Drama Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
6.8 10 votes

Nevada Smith (1966)

Action Western
Movie
as Sam Sand
6.6 24 votes

Tarzan (1966)

Action & Adventure Drama
Series
as Unknown
4 2 votes

Branded (1965)

Western
Series
as Unknown
8.2 5 votes

The Legend of Jesse James (1965)

Western Drama
Series
as Unknown
7 1 votes

Run for Your Life (1965)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
9 1 votes

Apache Uprising (1965)

Western
Movie
as Jess Cooney
6.5 2 votes

Daniel Boone (1964)

Action & Adventure Drama
Series
as Unknown
5.8 5 votes

Shock Corridor (1963)

Drama Mystery Thriller
Movie
as Boden
6.5 56 votes

The Great Adventure (1963)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

General Electric True (1962)

Series
as Unknown

The Virginian (1962)

Western Drama
Series
as Unknown
7 1 votes

Gold Of The Seven Saints (1961)

Western Adventure
Movie
as McCracken
6.5 2 votes

Target: The Corruptors! (1961)

Series
as Unknown

The Outlaws (1960)

Western Drama
Series
as Unknown

Route 66 (1960)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.3 5 votes

Behemoth, the Sea Monster (1959)

Drama Horror Science Fiction Fantasy
Movie
as Steve Karnes
5.4 6 votes

Rawhide (1959)

Western
Series
as Unknown
7.7 9 votes

Riverboat (1959)

Western
Series
as Unknown
9 1 votes

The Hangman (1959)

Adventure Action Western Thriller
Movie
as "Big Murph" Murphy
4.4 7 votes

Johnny Ringo (1959)

Western
Series
as Unknown
6 1 votes

Operation Petticoat (1959)

Action Comedy Romance
Movie
as Chief Molumphry
6.7 47 votes

Wichita Town (1959)

Western
Series
as Unknown
0.5 1 votes

The Bravados (1958)

Drama Action Western
Movie
as John Butler
5.5 17 votes

Young and Wild (1958)

Action Drama Thriller
Movie
as Det. Sgt. Fred Janusz

Damn Citizen (1958)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Maj. Al Arthur

Money, Women and Guns (1958)

Western
Movie
as Sheriff Abner Crowley
4 4 votes

77 Sunset Strip (1958)

Drama Crime
Series
as Unknown
7.8 6 votes

Yancy Derringer (1958)

Western Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown

Revolt in the Big House (1958)

Crime
Movie
as Lou Gannon
6 2 votes

Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (1958)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Perry Mason (1957)

Mystery Drama Crime Family
Series
as Unknown
7.8 21 votes

The Sad Sack (1957)

Comedy
Movie
as Sgt. Major Elmer Pulley
4 2 votes

The Helen Morgan Story (1957)

Drama Music Romance
Movie
as Whitey Krause

Wire Service (1956)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

My Friend Flicka (1956)

Western Drama
Series
6 1 votes

Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater (1956)

Western Drama
Series
as Unknown
8 1 votes

Crashout (1955)

Crime
Movie
as Maynard 'Monk' Collins
5.1 5 votes

Gunsmoke (1955)

Western Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
6.5 17 votes

Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955)

Mystery Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.7 42 votes

Hell and High Water (1954)

Action Thriller War
Movie
as Chief Holter
4.7 3 votes

Wyoming Renegades (1954)

Western
Movie
as Butch Cassidy / George Leroy Parker

Cattle Queen of Montana (1954)

Western
Movie
as Tom McCord
2 1 votes

The Long Wait (1954)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Servo
4.8 4 votes

The Golden Blade (1953)

Adventure
Movie
as Captain Hadi
5.6 4 votes

Donovan's Brain (1953)

Drama Horror Science Fiction
Movie
as Dr. Frank Schratt
5.6 8 votes

Mutiny (1952)

Adventure
Movie
as Hook
5.3 2 votes

Park Row (1952)

Drama
Movie
as Phineas Mitchell
7 4 votes

Sugarfoot (1951)

Western Romance Action
Movie
as Billings

The Steel Helmet (1951)

Drama War Action
Movie
as Sgt. Zack
6.8 19 votes

Ace in the Hole (1951)

Drama
Movie
as Deputy Sheriff
7.9 95 votes

I Was an American Spy (1951)

War Drama
Movie
as Cpl. John Boone

Force of Arms (1951)

War Romance Drama
Movie
as Sgt. Smiley 'Mac' McFee
6 1 votes

Fixed Bayonets! (1951)

Action Drama War
Movie
as Sgt. Rock
6.1 7 votes

Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1951)

Drama Comedy
Series
as Unknown

Armored Car Robbery (1950)

Crime
Movie
as William 'Ace' Foster
6.6 9 votes

Wyoming Mail (1950)

Western
Movie
as Shep
2 2 votes

Criss Cross (1949)

Drama Crime
Movie
as Donlan
6.7 23 votes

Assigned to Danger (1948)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Joey
5 1 votes