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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.


Chuck Cason

Full name:
Charles Thayer Cason

1924 - 1984

(Courtesy of Bob Cason)



(Courtesy of Bob Cason)

Above is a shot of Chuck Cason in the uncredited role of "Deputy Pete" on the James Garner MAVERICK TV series (in episode "Holiday at Hollow Rock" (1958)).
Special thanks to Bob Cason, Chuck Cason's grandson, for sharing information and photos on Chuck and John/Bob Cason.


Chuck Cason was the younger brother of John 'Bob' 'Lefty' Cason (1918 - 1961). He did some doubling/stuntwork and henchie roles in the 1950s. Both brothers worked on the KIT CARSON TV series.

You may want to go to the In Search Of ... page on the Old Corral and then to the California Death Records database and Social Security Death Index (SSDI). There you will find records for: Charles T. Cason, born 8/8/1924 in Texas, Mother's maiden name of Johns, and passed away on 8/21/1984 in California.

  Although some of the data is incomplete or inaccurate, the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) has information on Chuck Cason: http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0143802/



(Courtesy of Bob Cason)
Above - Chuck Cason at home.



Jim Tipton's Find A Grave website has interment info on several of the Cason family. All are interred at Grangeville Cemetery, Armona (Kings County), California:
Frances May 'Fanny' Cox Cason (mother of John and Chuck Cason) (1893-1966): http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6490506
John J. Cason (father of John and Chuck Cason) (1893-1984): http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSmcid=46539301&GRid=6490496&
Charles Thayer 'Chuck' Cason (1924-1984): http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSmcid=46539301&GRid=6469421&
John Lacy Cason (1918-1961): http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSmcid=46539301&GRid=6490524&




(Courtesy of Bob Cason)

Above are the Brothers Cason - Chuck on the left and John/Bob on the right during a break in the filming of one of the KIT CARSON TV adventures. Check the buckskin and fringed shirt on Chuck as he was doubling/stunting for KIT CARSON star Bill Williams. The difficult to read autograph in the bottom right reads: "To Chuck and Bob, Clayton Moore, The Lone Ranger".



(Courtesy of Bob Cason)

Another image of the Brothers Cason during a staged brawl on the KIT CARSON series. Chuck is on the left (doubling star Bill Williams) and John/Bob is on the right.



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