Clint Walker
Date of Birth
May 30, 1927
Birth Place:
Hartford, IL

Biography

Tall (6'7"), sturdily built Clint Walker held down a number of macho jobs ranging from sheet metal worker to nightclub bouncer before settling on acting as a profession. Disregarding a slightly embarrassing appearance as a faux Tarzan in the 1954 Bowery Boys opus Jungle Gents (in which he was billed as Jett Norman!), Walker's official film debut was a tiny role in DeMille's The Ten Commandments (1956). He signed with Warner Bros. in 1957, where he starred in the long-running Western TV series Cheyenne. During his Warners tenure, Walker spent as much time offscreen as on due to artistic differences and salary disputes. After Cheyenne left the air in 1963, Walker continued to appear in rugged action efforts like None but the Brave (1965), The Dirty Dozen (1967), and The White Buffalo (1976). Clint Walker's attempt to reclaim his earlier TV prominence resulted in the very short-lived 1975 series Kodiak. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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