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Also Known As: Died: December 14, 1989
Born: January 9, 1925 Cause of Death: apparent heart attack
Birth Place: Somerville, New Jersey, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Best of the Martial Arts Films, The (1992)
Martial arts anthology.
Speed Zone (1989)
An assortment of greedy, eccentric and awkward amateur drivers participate in the illegal cross-country car race, the Cannonball Run. From Washington D.C. to Santa Monica, they race in order to claim a cash-prize.
Killing Machine (1986) as Maitre Julot
Geheimcode Wildganse (1984) as Archie "China" Travers
Jungle Raiders (1984) as Inspector Warren
Escape From New York (1981)
Set in the future, Manhattan becomes a prison and an ex-bank robber is in charge of rescuing the president.
Squeeze, The (1980) as Chris
Octagon, The (1980) as Mccarn
Here Norris plays a retired martial-arts champion who is asked by the wealthy Karen Carlson to protect her from a group of ninjas. He agrees only when he learns that his longtime nemesis Tadashi Yamashita is leading the band. Lee Van Cleef (master of the menacing grin) makes the most of his role as the leader of a vengeful group of antiterrorists.
Nowhere to Hide (1977)
Lee Van Cleef's TV-movie debut was in this pilot for a prospective series called "Scanlon," the name of a street-wise U.S. marshal assigned here to protect a former syndicate hit man who is testifying against his ex-boss.
Kid Vengeance (1977) as Mcclain
Take a Hard Ride (1975)
After his cattle rancher boss dies, right-hand man Pike is given the job of returning $86,000 to some families who live across the border in Senora, Mexico. Honest Pike is joined on the trip through the wilderness by a dishonest gambler named Tyree and the two team up to defend themselves against ou
The Magnificent Seven Ride! (1972) as Chris [Adams]
A retired gunman fights to save a group of kidnapped women from the man who raped and murdered his wife.
Hunt the Man Down (1971)
Robber Roy King loses his wife, Alicia, to revolutionary Montero. Despite their rivalry they collaborate in an attempt to rob the Mexican government of One Million dollars
Captain Apache (1971) as Captain Apache
Return Of Sabata (1971)
A Civil War veteran starts out to reclaim a bad debt and ends up leading a small-town revolution.
El Condor (1970) as Jaroo
A chain-gang escapee and an Apache search for a fortune in gold buried in a Mexican fortress.
Sabata (1970) as Sabata
A gunman enlists a team of specialists to protect him from a wealthy villain.
Barquero (1970) as Travis
A ferry captain fights off bandits who want him to transport stolen goods.
Day of Anger (1969) as Frank Talby
Death Rides a Horse (1969) as Ryan
A young gunman rides for vengeance against the crooks who killed his family.
The Big Gundown (1968) as Jonathan Corbett
Lee Van Cleef, Tomas Milian, Luisa Rivelli, Fernando Sancho, Nieves Navarro, Walter Barnes. Lee Van Cleef, in his first starring role after a long apprenticeship of supporting roles, stars as a bounty hunter who is hired by a railroad tycoon to track down a dangerous Mexican rapist
For a Few Dollars More (1967) as Col. Douglas Mortimer
Two bounty hunters join forces to bring an outlaw to justice.
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966) as Setenza
Three men seek hidden loot during the Civil War.
How the West Was Won (1963) as Marty
Three generations of pioneers take part in the forging of the American West.
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) as Reese
An experienced gunman and a peace-loving tenderfoot clash with a Western bully.
Posse From Hell (1961) as Leo
Murphy goes after bad guys who shot his friend the sheriff and abducted a local girl. In a plot reminiscent of High Noon, the posse of town blowhards gradually abandons Murphy; only tenderfoot banker Saxon remains, to prove his manhood. When they find the girl, obviously abused by her captors, Murphy shows her acceptance and sympathy whereas the others disply only revulsion.
Ride Lonesome (1959) as Frank John
A bounty hunter tries to bring a murderer to justice through perilous territory.
Machete (1958) as Miguel
Mari Blanchard, Albert Dekker, Juano Hernandez, Carlos Rivas, Lee Van Cleef. Shot on location in Puerto Rico, this hot-blooded melodrama focuses on the ill-fated relationship between a sugar cane plantation owner, his scheming wife, and his loyal foreman
Guns, Girls and Gangsters (1958) as Mike Bennett
An ex-con sets up an elaborate heist of a Vegas casino.
The Young Lions (1958) as Sergeant Rickett
A Jewish soldier faces anti-Semitism when he enlists to fight World War II.
The Bravados (1958) as Alfonso Parral
Jim Douglas has been relentlessly pursuing the four outlaws who murdered his wife, but finds them in jail about to be hanged. While he waits to witness their execution, they escape; and the townspeople enlist Douglas' aid to recapture them.
Day of the Bad Man (1958) as Jake Hayes
When a judge sentences a killer to be hanged, the latter's henchmen ride into town to put a stop to it. Soon, it boils down to a showdown beteween the judge and the four bad guys.
The Tin Star (1957) as Ed McGaffey
An experienced bounty hunter helps a young sheriff learn the meaning of his badge.
China Gate (1957) as Major Cham
Near the end of the French phase of the Vietnam War, a group of mercenaries are recruited to travel through enemy territory to the Chinese border, to blow up an arms depot. A Eurasian smuggler, Lucky Legs, agrees to use her connections to help them, in return getting her bastard son into America. The racist father of the boy, Sergeant Brock, is also part of the multinational group. Lucky Legs must use the love of a Eurasian guerilla leader, Major Cham, to get access to the base. Will they destroy the base, and will Brock overcome his racism before Lucky Legs makes The Ultimate Sacrifice?
The Quiet Gun (1957) as Doug Sadler
Joe Dakota (1957) as Adam Grant
Gun Battle at Monterey (1957) as Kirby
An outlaw saved by a Mexican girl hunts the holdup partner who shot him in the back.
Raiders of Old California (1957) as Pardee
Last Stagecoach West (1957) as Steve Margolis
The coming of the railroad to Cedar City spells the end of the stagecoach as the government gives the mail contract to the fastest means of delivery. McCord loses the stagecoach line gambling with the new buyer, but has enough hidden money to buy a ranch and some cattle. To make more money, he starts a gang to rob the railroad, express offices and steal cattle. But the railroads send out special agent Cameron to end his reign of violence.
The Lonely Man (1957) as Faro
An outlaw tries to make peace with his estranged son.
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957) as Ed Bailey
Dramatization of the legendary battle between Wyatt Earp and the Clanton Gang.
The Badge of Marshal Brennan (1957) as Shad Doniphan
Pardners (1956) as Gus
A cowardly tenderfoot goes west to help the son of his father''''s best friend.
Accused of Murder (1956) as Sgt. Emmett Lackey
Nightclub singer Ilona Vance is accused of the murder of a crooked lawyer. But Lt. Roy Hargis is convinced that Ilona is caught up in a web of deceit and intends to prove her innocence.
Tribute to a Bad Man (1956) as Fat Jones
A brutal rancher has to soften his ways to win the woman he loves.
It Conquered the World (1956) as Dr. Tom Anderson
One of several remaining members of its race, an alien from Venus is guided to Earth by disgruntled scientist Tom Anderson, who tells it which humans it should attach mind control devices to. Among them is his old friend, fellow scientist Paul Nelson. Nelson, after killing a flying bat-thing which carries the device, finally persuades the paranoid Anderson that he's been wrong to ally himself with an alien bent on world domination. They hurriedly leave when they discover Tom's wife has picked up a rifle and gone to the alien's cave to try to kill it.
The Conqueror (1956) as Chepei
The great warlord Genghis Khan falls in love with the daughter of a conquered enemy.
Ten Wanted Men (1955) as Al Drucker
A cattleman''s dream of law and order is threatened by the ambitions of a ruthless rival.
A Man Alone (1955) as Clantin
The Road to Denver (1955) as Pecos Larry
The Mayhew brothers flee from one Texas town to another as older brother Bill repeatedly attempts to keep younger brother Sam out of jail. Bill finally gives up on his younger brother and heads for Colorado. He gets a job and all is well until his brother shows up and takes a job that puts them on opposite sides of the law.
The Big Combo (1955) as Fante
A police detective tries to convict a mob boss by going to the man's girlfriend.
The Vanishing American (1955) as Jay Lord
I Cover the Underworld (1955) as Flash Logan
The Naked Street (1955) as Harry Goldische
A racketeer saves his daughter''''s no-good husband from the chair but lives to regret it.
Treasure of Ruby Hills (1955) as Frank Emmett
Princess of the Nile (1954) as Hakar
Time: A.D. 1249. Shalimar, an Egyptian princess, striving to rid her country of its Bedouin conquerors, forms an alliance with Prince Haidi, son of the Caliph of Bagdad. She practices her intrigues both at the court and, disguised as a dancing girl, in the market place.
Gypsy Colt (1954) as Hank
In this trans-species remake of Lassie, Come Home, a faithful horse undertakes a perilous journey to return to the family it loves.
The Desperado (1954) as Paul Creyton/Buck Creyton
Wayne Morris, James J. Lydon, Beverly Garland, Rayford Barnes, Dabbs Greer, Lee Van Cleef, Nestor Paiva. While on the run from corrupt carpetbaggers in post-Civil War Texas, a young gunslinger teams up with a fugitive gunfighter to seek revenge on his former partner.
Dawn at Socorro (1954) as Earl Ferris
A gunfighter mends his ways to help save an innocent young girl.
Rails into Laramie (1954) as Ace Winton
Arrow in the Dust (1954) as Crew boss
A deserter takes on his dead captain's identity to save a wagon train.
The Yellow Tomahawk (1954) as Fire Knife
A western guide tries to stop an Indian attack on settlers.
Jubilee Trail (1954) as Charles Hale's henchman
A pregnant widow ventures West in search of a new life.
White Lightning (1953) as Brutus Allen
The Red Devils, a professional ice hockey team, owned by Jack Monohan (Steve Brodie), is in the midst of a long losing streak, due to bribes being accepted from gamblers by the star player. When the team is joined by cocky Mike Connors (Stanley Clements), a boyhood friend of Jack's, they begin to regain their former winning ways. Mike becomes a star who cannot be stopped, but is disliked by his teammates becuase of his selfish play. Jack tries to keek Mike away from his sister Margaret (Barbara Bestar), who is in love with him, which leads to a bloody fight between the two men. The angry Mike accepts a bribe from gambler Rocky Gilbratar (Lyle Talbot) to throw the big final game. But during the game, an appeal from a young boy who idolizes him, Davey (Duncan Richardson), sets Mike on the right road, and his unselfish play helps win the game.
Jack Slade (1953) as Toby MacKay
A twelve year old Joey Slade sees his father gunned down in front of him and decides that he will dedicate his life to ridding society of all outlaws. He assumes the name Jack and as an adult takes on hired gun type jobs in order to achieve his revenge.
The Nebraskan (1953) as Reno
A frontier scout tries to make peace between settlers and the Sioux.
Bandits of Corsica (1953) as Nerva
Richard Greene, Paula Raymond, Raymond Burr, Dona Drake, Lee Van Cleef, Frank Puglia, Nestor Paiva, Michael Ansara. Mario and Carlos, twin brothers separated at birth, are reunited after many years and make a pact to overthrow the evil ruler of their Corsica homeland. Complications arise when Carlos falls in love with Mario''s wife and lies and deceit split the brothers apart
The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953) as Corp. Stone, sharpshooter
Nuclear tests set a dormant prehistoric monster on a path of destruction.
Tumbleweed (1953) as Marv
Arena (1953) as Smitty
A rodeo star fights to mend his broken marriage.
The Lawless Breed (1953) as Dirk Hanley
Released from jail, John Wesley Hardin leaves an account of his life with the local newspaper. It tells of his overly religious father, his resulting life of cards and guns, and his love for his step-sister replaced on her death during a gun fight with that for dance-hall girl Rosie.
Vice Squad (1953) as Pete Monte
The head of an escort ring joins forces with a vice cop to solve a murder.
High Noon (1952) as Jack Colby
A retired Marshal must defend his town from a revengeful villain.
Untamed Frontier (1952) as Dave Chittun
The Denbow family hope to freeze out homesteaders by denying access across their land; but to evade a murder charge, Glenn Denbow marries the only witness, Jane, who's conveniently in love with him, but favors the settlers. When Glenn goes back to his blackmailing old flame Lottie, a warm regard develops between Jane and cousin Kirk Denbow. Things come to a head when an impending range war coincides with a rustling foray.
Kansas City Confidential (1952) as Tony Romano
To commit the perfect crime, a former detective keeps his colleagues' identities secret from each other.

Cast (special)

Great Mysteries of Hollywood, The (1981)
A series focusing on mysterious legends and myths about Hollywood stars. The pilot episode explores the possibility that John Wayne, Susan Hayward, Agnes Moorehead, and Dick Powell were explosed to atomic radiation when filming "The Conquerer" in 1955 on an atomic testing range in Nevada.
When the West Was Fun: A Western Reunion (1979)
The program salutes the golden age of television westerns.
Last Stagecoach West (1954) as Steve Margolis (Guest)
The pilot film for "Stories of the Century." The exploits of Bill Cameron, an agent for the Railroad Protection Association, an organization that protects the newly developing railroads from Indians, robbers, or whatever trouble plagues them. In the pilot episode, Bill travels to Cedar City, a rai

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