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The 'brains' and 'action' heavies who had meaty roles and lots of dialog ... and the players who were fathers, ranch owners, lawman, mayors, judges, lawyers, storekeepers, newspaper editors, wardens, etc.


Of the e-mail that I've received, many folks have asked for info on those wonderful players who were villains ... and father of the heroine, or were lawmen, storekeepers, et al. Chronicled in this section are players that got meatier roles, they generally had dialog, and might have even been listed in the opening or closing cast credits.

Many of the faces in this section specialized in playing:

  • the "brains" or "dress" heavy --- the boss of the gang who often wears a suit, and pretends to be an upright, lawful member of the community.
  • the "action" heavy --- the assistant or second-in-command to the brains heavy who usually wore workmanlike duds, did the physical labor, beat up and killed a lot of people, and often had more brawn than brains.
  • oldtimers that owned the ranch ... or oldtimers that were the father of the heroine or father of the hero (and often had a short film lifespan).
  • those that wore the badge of a sheriff, marshal, Ranger, etc.
  • middle-aged and older performers who were judges, lawyers, storeowners, wardens, the owner of the local newspaper, etc.

Performers who were gang or posse members, had little if any dialog, and were generally not credited in the film opening/closing cast listings are profiled in The "Henchies" section on the Old Corral. And performers who were the helper or assistant to the hero are chronicled in the Saddle Pals-Sidekicks-Kids section on the Old Corral.

I also ask any of the website visitors that have more info on these great supporting players to send me an e-mail, and I'll be glad to include that in the mini-biographies.  Comments or questions --- click HERE to send an e-mail to Chuck Anderson, the Old Corral Webmaster.



Below are thumbnail images of SOME of the villains and primary supporting and character players. In the right side menu, you'll find profiles on these faces ... and lots more performers.


 The Players (in alphabetical order by last name). Click Below:



Nelson McDowell


Robert/Bob Terry


Carl Mathews


Ted Lorch


Fred 'Snowflake' Toones


Bud Osborne


George Morrell


Jack Ingram


Kenne Duncan


Ben Corbett


Pierre Watkin


Emmett Vogan


Frank Hagney


Perry Murdock


Edward Peil


Bob Duncan


I. Stanford 'Stan' Jolley


Al Bridge


Morris Ankrum
(Stephen Morris)



Roger Williams


Gene Roth/Gene Stutenroth


Jack Rockwell


Harry Woods


Cy Kendall


Tom London


Walter Miller


Richard Fiske


Ernie Adams


Dick Alexander

Le Roy Franklin Mason
Le Roy Mason


Ed Cassidy


Steve Clark


Reed Howes


Frank Lackteen


Henry Hall


Ted Adams


Herbert Rawlinson


Ray Bennett


Lynton Brent


Art Mix (George Kesterson)


Forrest Taylor


Milt/Milton Kibbee


Julian Rivero


Ethan Laidlaw


Jimmy Aubrey


Charlie King


Slim Whitaker


Tris Coffin


Harry Lauter


Edmund Cobb


Lew Meehan


Warner Richmond


Earl Dwire


Al Ferguson


Earle Hodgins


Dick Curtis


Frank Ellis


Horace Murphy


Steve/Stevan Darrell


Riley Hill/Roy Harris


Hal Price


J. Frank Glendon


Charlie Stevens


Paul Fix


Carleton S. Young


Kenneth MacDonald


George Chesebro


Glenn Strange


Jack Kirk


Myron Healey


Roy Barcroft


John 'Bob' 'Lefty' Cason


Karl Hackett


Bob Kortman


Wheeler Oakman


Marshall Reed

Ernie Adams 

Ted Adams

Richard 'Dick' Alexander 

Morris Ankrum (Stephen Morris)

Hooper Atchley

Jimmy Aubrey

Frank Ball

Holly Bane / Mike Ragan

Roy Barcroft

Hank Bell

Ray Bennett

James Blaine (Whatever happened to)

Billy Bletcher (the "Voice")

Stanley Blystone

Ward Bond

Lane Bradford

Lynton Brent

Al Bridge

John Bridges

Fred Burns

Bob Burns

Budd Buster

Rocky Camron (Gene Alsace)

Horace B. Carpenter

Chuck Cason

John Cason (Bob Cason)

Ed Cassidy

George Chesebro 

Steve Clark

Edmund Cobb

Tristram 'Tris' Coffin

Buck Conners/Connors

Tex Cooper

Ben Corbett

Richard 'Dick' Cramer

Dick Curtis

Steve/Stevan Darrell

William Desmond

Douglass Dumbrille

Bob Duncan

Kenne Duncan

Earl Dwire

Thornton Edwards

John Elliott

Frank Ellis

Franklyn Farnum

William Farnum

Al Ferguson

Richard Fiske 

Paul Fix

Douglas Fowley

Robert Frazer

Charles K. French

Terry Frost

J. Frank Glendon

William Gould (Whatever happened to)

William Haade

Karl Hackett

Frank Hagney

Henry Hall

Kenneth Harlan

Myron Healey

Weldon Heyburn

Riley Hill - Roy Harris

Earle Hodgins

Reed Howes

Jack Ingram

Lloyd Ingraham

I. Stanford Jolley

Ian Keith

Cy Kendall

Milton/Milt Kibbee

Charlie King

Jack Kirk

Fred Kohler, Senior & Junior

Bob Kortman

Frank Lackteen

Ethan Laidlaw

Frank LaRue

Harry Lauter

George J. Lewis

Tom London 

Ted Lorch

Pierce Lyden

Kenneth MacDonald

Le Roy Mason 

Carl 'Cherokee' Mathews 

William 'Bill' McCall

Nelson McDowell 

Frank McGlynn Senior & Junior

Lafe McKee

Murdock Mac Quarrie

Lew Meehan 

John Merton

Charles 'Ming' Middleton

Walter Miller 

Art Mix (George Kesterson)

Dennis Moore

George Morrell

Perry Murdock

Charles B. Murphy

Horace Murphy

Wheeler Oakman 

Bud Osborne

Black Jack O'Shea

Fred Parker

Edward Peil

House Peters, Jr.

Hal Price

Stanley Price

Herbert Rawlinson

Marshall Reed

Warner Richmond (and his brother Al) 

Julian Rivero

Lee Roberts

Jack Rockwell

Charles Stevens

Gene Roth/Gene Stutenroth

Carl Stockdale

Glenn Strange

Sherry Tansey

Forrest Taylor

Bob Terhune

Bob Terry 

Fred 'Snowflake' Toones 

Emmett Vogan

Pierre Watkin

Charles 'Slim' Whitaker

Dan White

Roger Williams

Harry Woods

Harry Worth

Carleton Young

There's a few more faces in the Rogues Gallery ... including Bob Wilke, Bud Geary, Hugh Prosser




Some other websites to visit:

Character Actors (mostly 1950s and later): http://www.460xvr.com/tg/not.htm
The Actor's Compendium: http://www.aveleyman.com
Drina Mohacsi's Young Hollywood Hall of Fame: http://www.younghollywoodhof.com/index.html
The Files of Jerry Blake serial website - villains section: http://filesofjerryblake.com/serial-villains/
Boyd Magers' Western Clipping website: http://www.westernclippings.com/



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