biographyBorn Norman Eugene Walker in Hartford, Illinois, on May 30, 1927, actor Clint Walker served his country during the waning days of World War II. After his release from the service, Walker held various jobs until deciding to give acting a try. Standing 6'6" tall and weighing about 230 pounds, rugged 28-year-old Clint Walker was signed in 1955 to play the title role in the Warner Bros. TV show Cheyenne. Prior to his signing, he had made only one film, the 1954 Huntz Hall comedy Jungle Gents, in which he portrayed Tarzan. While most people remember Walker as primarily an actor in westerns, Walker made a number of comedies during his career, such as Send Me No Flowers (1964; with Doris Day and Rock Hudson), Sam Whiskey (1968; with Burt Reynolds), The Great Bank Robbery (1969; with Kim Novak), and The Phynx (1970). Of course, some of these comedies were also westerns.
LEFT: Walker works out with Sugarfoot star Will Hutchins. CENTER A: Working out at home during his hiatus from Cheyenne. CENTER B: Walker on his motorcycle in the early 1960s. RIGHT: Beefcake photos. You will find more photos like this in the Clint Walker Gallery
From the beginning, Cheyenne was by far the most popular of the rotating shows on Warner Bros. Presents. The hour-long show was shot with movie-quality production values, very expensive for the early television era. Walker was instantly catapulted to stardom, but after two years in the role, he realized that the long-term contract he signed with Warner Bros. was too professionally and financially restrictive. Walker and the studio could not reach an agreement on contract negotiations, so Walker walked out on the show in mid-1958. His contract would not allow him to do any other work, so he was forced to remain idle until the two sides finally agreed on a contract in February 1959. The settlement reached between Walker and Warner Bros. was not ideal, and Walker's appearances in film were limited by his contract. Walker wished for the show's end, but its high ratings kept the show going through the end of 1962, when it was canceled. For Cheyenne's final season, from September to December 1962, the show was finally aired on a week-to-week basis, since Sugarfoot and Bronco had been pulled. ABC brought back reruns of Cheyenne on Friday nights in the summer of 1963. It would be more than ten years before Walker would agree to another TV series.
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Jungle Gents (1954)
In his first film, Clint Walker, as Tarzan, stalks Huntz Hall in Jungle Gents
From Fort Dobbs with Virginia Mayo
LEFT and CENTER: Shots from Paramount's The Night of the Grizzly. RIGHT: Walker slaps Ron Ely around
The Lucy Show
LEFT: Walker as Samson Posey in The Dirty Dozen. RIGHT: Walker mixes it up with Lee Marvin in a scene from the film
More Dead Than Alive (1969)
From the offbeat western More Dead Than Alive. LEFT: With love interest Anne Francis. RIGHT: With con man Vincent Price
Sam Whiskey (1969)
An ABC "Movie of the Week" produced in 1970, Yuma was for Walker a return to television in a role not unlike that of Cheyenne Bodie. Edgar Buchanan served as Walker's co-star in the 75-minute western
The Bounty Man (1972)
LEFT: With Margot Kidder and John Ericson. RIGHT: With Margot Kidder
Kodiak (1974 TV Series)
clint walker todayIn May 1971, Walker experienced a near-fatal accident while skiing with his daughter at Mammoth Mountain. After a fall, his ski pole pierced his chest and injured his heart, necessitating open-heart surgery. After his recovery, his career pace slowed somewhat. He returned to television in a number of made-for-TV films, including The Bounty Man (1972; with Richard Basehart and John Ericson), Scream of the Wolf (1974; with Peter Graves and Philip Carey), and Killdozer (1974; with Carl Betz and Neville Brand). After the theatrical release of Deadly Harvest (1977; with Kim Cattrall), he went into semi-retirement, accepting only occasional acting jobs into the 1990s. Walker is now retired from acting but has completed a western novel titled Yaqui Gold with writer Kirby Jonas. The book has gotten great reviews. For more information on Clint Walker and his current projects, see The Official Clint Walker Website.
Cheyenne: The Complete First Season [DVD](1955) DVD
All 15 episodes from the first season--including "Mountain Fortress," "The Argonauts," "The Outlander," "Star in the Dust," and "The Last Train West"--are collected in a five-disc set. 13 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English; Subtitles: French, Spanish; featurette.
Cheyenne: The Complete Second Season [DVD](1956) DVD
All 20 episodes from the second season--including "The Dark Rider," "The Long Winter," "Death Deals the Hand," "Born Bad," and "The Broken Pledge"--are collected in a five-disc set. 16 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono. **20 episodes on 5 discs. 16 hrs.**
Cheyenne: The Complete Third Season [DVD](1957) DVD
All 20 episodes from the third season--including "Incident at Indian Springs," "The Mutton Puncher," "The Last Comanchero," "Wagon-Tongue North," and "The Angry Sky"--are collected in a five-disc set. 16 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono. **20 episodes on 5 discs. 16 hrs.**
Cheyenne: The Complete Fourth Season [DVD](1959) DVD
All 13 episodes from the fourth season--including "Blind Spot," "The Reprieve," "Prisoner of Mesa Moon," "Apache Blood," and "Home Is the Brave"--are collected in a four-disc set. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono. **13 episodes on 4 discs.**
Cheyenne: The Complete Fifth Season [DVD](1960) DVD
All 13 episodes from the fifth season are collected in a four-disc set. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono. **13 episodes on 4 discs.**
Cheyenne: The Complete Sixth Season [DVD](1961) DVD
All 13 episodes from the sixth season are collected in a four-disc set. 11 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono. **13 episodes on 4 discs. 11 hrs.**
Cheyenne: The Complete Seventh Season [DVD](1962) DVD
All 13 episodes from the seventh and final season are collected in a four-disc set. 11 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono. **13 episodes on 4 discs. 11 hrs.**
The Ten Commandments (Restoration Version) [Blu-ray](1956)
Cecil B. DeMille's final film was this grand-scale religious epic starring Charlton Heston as Moses, an adopted Egyptian prince chosen by God to abandon a life of luxury and lead his fellow Israelites out of slavery. The flight from Egypt, the parting of the Red Sea, and Moses' receiving of the Commandments are among this classic film's many highlights. With Edward G. Robinson, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, Yvonne De Carlo, and a cast of thousands. 3 3/4 hrs. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English DTS HD 5.1 Master Audio, Dolby Digital stereo Surround, French Dolby Digital mono, Portuguese Dolby Digital stereo Surround, Spanish Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Portuguese, Spanish; audio commentary; newsreel footage; theatrical trailers. Two-disc set.
The Ten Commandments (Restoration Version) [DVD](1956) DVD
Cecil B. DeMille's final film was this grand-scale religious epic starring Charlton Heston as Moses, an adopted Egyptian prince chosen by God to abandon a life of luxury and lead his fellow Israelites out of slavery. The flight from Egypt, the parting of the Red Sea, and Moses' receiving of the Commandments are among this classic film's many highlights. With Edward G. Robinson, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, Yvonne De Carlo, and a cast of thousands. 3 3/4 hrs. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital stereo Surround, French Dolby Digital mono, Portuguese Dolby Digital stereo Surround, Spanish Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish; audio commentary; newsreel footage; theatrical trailers. Two-disc set.
Fort Dobbs [DVD](1958) DVD
TV western hero Clint Walker ("Cheyenne") got his first big-screen starring role in this frontier drama, playing a stranger who comes to the aid of a widow (Virginia Mayo) and her young son and guards them through hostile Comanche territory on their way to the title fort. But is Walker's secret past linked to the murder of Mayo's husband? Brian Keith, Richard Eyer co-star. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Yellowstone Kelly (Remastered Edition) [DVD](1959) DVD
In the days following Custer's Last Stand, trapper/military scout Yellowstone Kelly must take sides when his Sioux Indian friends attack a United States cavalry brigade. As he decides what to do next, he attempts to rescue an Arapaho girl who has been arranged to marry the chief of the Sioux tribe. Western adventure based on the novel by Heck Allen stars Clint Walker, Edward Byrnes, John Russell. 92 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Gold Of The Seven Saints [DVD](1961) DVD
Clint Walker and Roger Moore star in this fun and fast-paced western adventure about two pals who strike it rich after finding a fortune in gold nuggets. But their bonanza brings with it a host of dangers as they find themselves running for their lives, pursued by a band of marauders who want to get their hands on the boys' loot. With Robert Middleton, Leticia Roman, Chill Wills. 88 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Send Me No Flowers [DVD](1964) DVD
One of the finest Doris Day-Rock Hudson pairings casts Rock as a hypochondriac so sure of impending death that he's trying to fix Doris up with a new love interest. Tony Randall, Paul Lynde, Clint Walker co-star. 100 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital stereo, French Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: Spanish; theatrical trailer.
The Doris Day And Rock Hudson Comedy Collection [DVD] DVD
Two-disc set includes "Pillow Talk," "Lover Come Back," and "Send Me No Flowers."
None But The Brave [DVD](1965) DVD
Frank Sinatra's directorial debut casts him as a Marine medic who finds himself and his crew stranded on a South Pacific island during World War II. They soon discover that the island is populated by Japanese forces, and a fragile truce is agreed upon when Sinatra saves a Japanese soldier's life. Clint Walker, Tommy Sands, Tony Bill and Tatsuya Mihashi co-star. 105 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English (SDH); theatrical trailer.
Frank Sinatra: The Golden Years [DVD] DVD
Five-disc set includes "The Man with the Golden Arm," "The Tender Trap," "Some Came Running," "None But the Brave," and "Marriage on the Rocks."
Maya [DVD](1965) DVD
Stunning nature photography highlights this tale of a boy who reunites with his hunter father in India and, after a disagreement, sets off on an adventure rife with danger. The boy befriends a young native on a mission to deliver two elephants to a sacred temple. Jay North, Clint Walker, and Sajid Kahn star. 91 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
The Night Of The Grizzly [Blu-ray](1966)
1880s marshal Clint Walker inherits land in Wyoming and trades in his badge for the life of a rancher. But new dangers plague him and his family, from an ex-con Walker put away who shows up seeking revenge to a marauding grizzly on the prowl, in this exciting frontier adventure. Leo Gordon, Martha Hyer, Keenan Wynn also star. 102 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; featurette.
The Night Of The Grizzly [DVD](1966) DVD
1880s marshal Clint Walker inherits land in Wyoming and trades in his badge for the life of a rancher. But new dangers plague him and his family, from an ex-con Walker put away who shows up seeking revenge to a marauding grizzly on the prowl, in this exciting frontier adventure. Leo Gordon, Martha Hyer, Keenan Wynn also star. 102 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; interview.
The Dirty Dozen [DVD](1967) DVD
Lee Marvin, Jim Brown, John Cassavetes, Charles Bronson, Donald Sutherland star in this highly entertaining WWII saga about 12 criminals who receive a chance to redeem themselves by taking on a dangerous mission behind enemy lines; directed by Robert Aldrich. 150 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital Surround stereo, French Dolby Digital Surround stereo; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; featurette; theatrical trailer.
The Dirty Dozen [Blu-ray](1967)
Lee Marvin, Jim Brown, John Cassavetes, Charles Bronson, Donald Sutherland, and Ernest Borgnine star in this highly entertaining WWII saga about 12 criminals who receive a chance to redeem themselves by taking on a dangerous mission behind enemy lines; directed by Robert Aldrich. 150 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Spanish.
Bank Robbery Collection [DVD] DVD
First, who would have ever thought Church leaders based in a Texas town called Friendly would be plotting to pull off "The Great Bank Robbery" (1969)? Counting on their unlikely covers, fake preacher Pious Blue (Zero Mostel) and Sister Lyda Kebanov (Kim Novak) plan to bust an impenetrable bank...but they're not the only ones with their eyes on the loot! Madcap comedy co-stars Clint Walker, Claude Akins. Next, it's the Watergate of the banking industry when a clerk's petty theft snowballs into a million-dollar caper in the wacky comedy "The Great Bank Hoax" (1977). Burgess Meredith, Ned Beatty, and Richard Basehart star. 186 min. total. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH).
The Phynx [DVD](1970) DVD
Barely released in its day, this bizarre psychedelic spy spoof follows The Phynx, a fake rock band whose computer-picked members (Ray Chippeway, Dennis Larden, Michael A. Miller, Lonny Stevens) are tapped by a secret government agency to tour behind the Iron Curtain and free American celebs kidnapped to Albania. Among the star-studded cameos are Johnny Weissmuller and Maureen O'Sullivan, James Brown, Dick Clark, Richard Pryor, Colonel Sanders, Ed Sullivan, Bowery Boys Leo Gorcey and Huntz Hall, and the Lone Ranger and Tonto! 81 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Yuma [DVD](1971) DVD
When new marshal Clint Walker arrives at the lawless title frontier town and quickly becomes involved in a deadly gun battle with some local troublemakers, he finds himself in the middle of a dangerous battle against unscrupulous businessmen and corrupt Army officers. Compelling western also stars Barry Sullivan, Edgar Buchanan. 73 min. Soundtrack: English.
The Great American Western, Vol. 17 [DVD] DVD
First, "Sunset Carson Rides Again" (1948) and some canyon culprits find themselves in a rootin'-tootin' mess of trouble. With Al Terr, Pat Starling, Dan White, Pat Gleason. Gamblers, gunmen and crooked politicians of "Yuma" (1971), take heed! Clint Walker is a one-man clean-up crew, set to pounce on the lawbreakers of his town. Barry Sullivan, Edgar Buchanan also star. "The Wackiest Wagon Train in the West" (1976) is a feature-length romp culled from the hit TV series "Dusty's Trail," about a lost group of frontier settlers that included wagonmaster Forrest Tucker, goofy sidekick Bob Denver, a millionaire and his wife, and the rest. And, driven from their ranch and forced outside the law thanks to the machinations of a ruthless land baron, three brothers ride for vengeance, in "The Gunfighters" (1987). George Kennedy, Art Hindle star. 5 1/4 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
The Gunfighters Collector's Edition [DVD] DVD
Two-disc set includes "One Eyed Jacks," "The Deadly Companions," "Against a Crooked Sky," "The Gatling Gun," and "Yuma" (1971), which stars Clint Walker as a one-man clean-up crew in the Arizona city who's set to pounce on the lawbreakers of his town. With Barry Sullivan, Edgar Buchanan.
Hardcase [DVD](1972) DVD
Thrilling made-for-TV oater stars Clint Walker as a grizzled mercenary home from battle, only to find his wife (Stefanie Powers) has fled south of the border with their savings in order to take up with a would-be revolutionary (Pedro Armendariz, Jr.). Walker saddles up to retrieve both the lady and the loot; Alex Karras also stars. 74 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Pancho Villa [DVD](1972) DVD
Baby, you'll love Telly Savalas as the legendary outlaw-turned-revolutionary leader of turn-of-the-century Mexico in this action-filled historical drama. The film also comes with mucho humor as it chronicles Villa's campaign to overthrow the ruling government and his pillaging of gringo territory to keep himself fully armed. Anne Francis, Clint Walker, and Chuck Connors also star. 92 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.
Baker's Hawk (1976)/Pony Express Rider [DVD](1976) DVD
Includes "Baker's Hawk" and "Pony Express Rider."
Baker's Hawk [DVD](1976) DVD
Beautifully filmed in Utah, this is the tough yet touching story of a lad who befriends a strange old hermit and tames a wild hawk, while his father stands up against the local vigilante group who've been trying to recruit him. Clint Walker, Burl Ives, Lee Montgomery, Diane Baker, and Alan Young star. 105 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
The Legend Of Bigfoot (1976)/Snowbeast [DVD](1977) DVD
First, the documentary "The Legend of Bigfoot" examines whether or not the hirsute hominid truly exists through interviews with believers and some scary footage of the elusive creature. AKA: "Bigfoot: Man or Beast?" Then, in "Snowbeast," attendees of a winter carnival at a ski resort have their good times shattered by a sinister Sasquatch! Bo Svenson, Yvette Mimieux, and Clint Walker star. 159 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English. Plays All Regions.
Snowbeast [DVD](1977) DVD
It's mean! It snarls! And, it's attacking the people attending a winter carnival at a ski resort! How can you stop this monstrous, Yeti-like beast? Well, first, you get Bo Svenson ("Walking Tall Part II") and turn him loose against the scary, hairy Snowbeast...before it's too late! Yvette Mimieux, Robert Logan, and Clint Walker co-star in this made-for-TV crypto-creature feature. 97 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Deadly Harvest [DVD](1977) DVD
In a future world where food is a commodity bought with human blood, a farmer cries for vengeance when his family is murdered by a roving band of scavengers. Thrilling sci-fi drama stars Clint Walker, Nehemiah Persoff, Kim Cattrall. 86 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English mono; biographies.
The White Buffalo [DVD](1977) DVD
Charles Bronson plays legendary gunslinger Wild Bill Hickok, haunted by a vision of a gigantic albino buffalo. He teams with Chief Crazy Horse to search for and destroy the beast in this unusual western adventure that mixes psychology, fantasy, and action. With Jack Warden, Will Sampson, Kim Novak, Clint Walker, and John Carradine. 97 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.
Centennial [DVD](1978) DVD
The most ambitious mini-series ever produced is an epic account of the making of America, as experienced by the Native Americans, trappers, settlers and residents of the region around Centennial, Colorado, from the late 1700s to the present. Based on James A. Michener's novel, the epic drama features a huge cast that includes Robert Conrad, Richard Chamberlain, Sally Kellerman, Timothy Dalton, and David Garrett. 20 3/4 hrs. on six discs. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH); documentary.
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Small Soldiers (1998) (voice work only)
The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw (1991) with Kenny Rogers, Doug McClure, Hugh O'Brian, and Chuck Connors
The Serpent Warriors (1985) with Eartha Kitt
Hysterical (1983) with Charlie Callas, the Hudson Brothers, Julie Newmar, and Richard Kiel
Mysterious Island of Beautiful Women (1979) with Jayne Kennedy and Peter Lawford
The White Buffalo (1977) with Stuart Whitman, Charles Bronson, Kim Novak, and John Carradine
Deadly Harvest (1977) with Kim Cattrall
Snowbeast (1977) with Yvette Mimieux and Bo Svenson
Baker's Hawk (1976) with Diane Baker, Burl Ives, and Danny Bonaduce
Killdozer (1974) with Carl Betz, Neville Brand, and Robert Urich
Scream of the Wolf (1974) with Peter Graves, Philip Carey, and Jo Ann Pflug
Pancho Villa (1973) with Anne Francis, Telly Savalas, and Chuck Connors
The Bounty Man (1972) with John Ericson, Margot Kidder, and Richard Basehart
Hardcase (1972) with Stefanie Powers and Alex Karras
Yuma (1971) with Edgar Buchanan, Bruce Glover, and Peter Mark Richman
The Phynx (1970)
The Great Bank Robbery (1969) with Kim Novak, Claude Akins, Akim Tamiroff, Larry Storch, Ruth Warrick, Sam Jaffe, and Elisha Cook Jr.
More Dead Than Alive (1969) with Anne Francis, Mike Henry, and Beverly Powers
Sam Whiskey (1969) with Burt Reynolds and William Boyett
The Dirty Dozen (1967) with Lee Marvin, Charles Bronson, Ralph Meeker, and Jim Brown
The Night of the Grizzly (1966) with Martha Hyer, Nancy Kulp, and Ron Ely
Maya (1965) with Jay North
None But the Brave (1965) with Frank Sinatra and Tommy Sands
Send Me No Flowers (1964) with Rock Hudson, Tony Randall, and Doris Day
Gold of the Seven Saints (1961) with Roger Moore
Yellowstone Kelly (1959) with Edd Byrnes and Ray Danton
Fort Dobbs (1958) with Virginia Mayo and Brian Keith
The Ten Commandments (1956) with Yvonne De Carlo, Debra Paget, Vincent Price, and John Derek
Jungle Gents (1954) with Woody Strode and Huntz Hall
Centennial, 1978 miniseries
Kodiak, 1974 TV series with Walker in the title role. Kodiak McKay was a cop with the Alaska State Patrol; the show was filmed in Alaska, but it failed to catch on. After five episodes, Kodiak was canceled in October 1974
Cheyenne, 1955-1962 ABC TV series. Walker portrayed Cheyenne Bodie
TELEVISION GUEST SHOTS
Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, episode Gunfighters, originally aired February 27, 1995
Sweating Bullets, episode The Last of the Magnificent, originally aired February 22, 1993
The Love Boat, episode Friend of the Family, originally aired October 29, 1983
The Lucy Show, episode Lucy and Clint Walker, originally aired March 7, 1966
The Lucy Show, episode Lucy and the Sleeping Beauty, originally aired November 15, 1965
Kraft Suspense Theatre, episode Portrait of an Unknown Man, originally aired April 16, 1964
The Jack Benny Show, episode The Tall Cowboy Sketch, originally aired October 15, 1963
77 Sunset Strip, episode 5, a five-part show with many guest stars, originally aired October 1963
Stump the Stars, episode Clint Walker vs. Mamie Van Doren, originally aired July 1, 1963
Maverick, episode Hadley's Hunters, originally aired September 25, 1960
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