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Bob Baker

Lowest Rated:   0% Foolish (1999)
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According to Hollywood lore, Bob Baker's mother mailed her handsome son's picture and a biography to Universal, who was actively searching for a new face to star in a series of B-Westerns. Born Stanley Leland Weed and nicknamed "Tumbleweed," Baker hailed from Iowa and had enjoyed some success performing on the popular National Barn Dance, broadcast nationwide from radio station WLS in Chicago. Universal liked what they saw and heard, and Baker beat such applicants as Roy Rogers for the coveted spot. Beginning with the fine Courage of the West (1937), Baker would make a total of 12 starring Westerns for the North Hollywood studio before someone came up with the idea of inaugurating a "triad hero" series to compete with Republic Pictures' vastly popular Three Mesqueteers Westerns. Partnered with veteran star Johnny Mack Brown and comic sidekick Fuzzy Knight, Baker was decidedly the third member of the trio, however, and his not inconsiderable ego vastly deflated as a result. The trio disbanded after six humdrum entries and Baker found his career slipping even further, finally calling it quits in 1944. Relocating to Prescott, AZ, Baker joined the local police force and later owned a leather goods company. His death was attributed to a long bout with cancer.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Wallace and Gromit in 'A Matter of Loaf and Death'
  • Screenwriter
2008
95% Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
  • Screenwriter
$56.1M 2005
No Score Yet Bruce Lee - A Warrior's Journey
  • Actor
2000
0% Foolish
  • Himself
1999
No Score Yet Pure Danger
  • Frederick
1996
100% Wallace and Gromit in A Close Shave
  • Screenwriter
1995
100% Wallace and Gromit in the Wrong Trousers
  • Screenwriter
1993
No Score Yet Wallace & Gromit In Three Amazing Adventures
  • Screenwriter
1990
92% Fist of Fury (Jing wu men)
  • Russian Boxer
1972
No Score Yet Mystery Man
  • Bar 20 Boy
1944
No Score Yet Wild Horse Stampede
  • Cliff Tyler
1943
No Score Yet Overland Mail
  • Young Bill Cody
1941
No Score Yet Riders of Pasco Basin
  • Bruce Moore
1940
No Score Yet Oklahoma Frontier
  • Tom Rankin
1939
No Score Yet Border Wolves
  • Rusty Reynolds
1938
No Score Yet Western Trails
  • Bob Mason
1938
No Score Yet Outlaw Express
  • Bob Bradley
1938
No Score Yet Ghost Town Riders
  • Actor
1938

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
89% Doctor Who
2006
  • Screenwriter
  • 2015

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