Jack Elam Biography

Birthday: 1920-11-13
Place of Birth: Miami, Gila
Height: 6' (1.83 m) Mini Biography Colorful Am
Wiki Biography: Colorful American character actor equally adept at vicious killers or grizzled sidekicks. As a child he worked in the cotton fields. He attended Santa Monica Junior College in California and subsequently became an accountant and, at one time, manager of the Bel Air Hotel. Elam got his first movie job by trading his accounting services for a role. In short time he became one of the most memorable supporting players in Hollywood, thanks not only to his near-demented screen persona but also to an out-of-kilter left eye, sightless from a childhood fight. He appeared with great aplomb in Westerns and gangster films alike, and in later years played to wonderful effect in comedic roles.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Temple Houston George Taggart 1963
The Dakotas Deputy J.D. Smith 1963 - 1963
The Texas Wheelers Zack Wheeler 1974 Comedy
Frontier Father Matias / ... 3727
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Kansas City Confidential 1952 0
Rancho Notorious 1952 Drama
Ride, Vaquero! 1953 Action, Drama
The Far Country 1954 0, Biography, Fantasy
Cattle Queen of Montana 1954
Vera Cruz Tex 1954 Adventure
The Man from Laramie 1955 Fantasy, 0
Moonfleet 1955 Adventure, Drama
Artists and Models 1955 Comedy, Musical
Night Passage 1957
Baby Face Nelson Fatso Nagel 1958 Drama, Crime
The Last Sunset 1961
The Comancheros 1961 Action, Adventure
4 for Texas 1963 Comedy
The Rare Breed 1966 Drama, Romance
Firecreek 1968
Never a Dull Moment 1968 Family, Comedy, Crime
Support Your Local Sheriff! Jake 1969 Comedy
Dirty Dingus Magee John Wesley Hardin 1970
Rio Lobo Phillips 1970 Adventure, Romance
Hannie Caulder 1971
Support Your Local Gunfighter! 1971 Comedy, Romance
The Red Pony 1973 Drama
Hawmps! 1976 Family, Comedy
Hot Lead and Cold Feet 1978 Family, Action
The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again 1979 Family, Comedy
The Villain 1979 Comedy
The Cannonball Run Doctor Nikolas Van Helsing 1981 Action, Comedy
Sacred Ground 1983
Jinxed! 1983 Comedy
The Aurora Encounter Charlie 1986 Biography, Comedy, Drama
Once Upon A Texas Train Jason Fitch 1988 0, Fantasy, 0
Big Bad John Jake Calhoun 1990 Action, Drama
The Giant of Thunder Mountain 1991 Drama, Family
Suburban Commando 1991 Action, Comedy, Family