Celebrity Photo

Bob Baker

  • Highest Rated: Not Available
  • Lowest Rated: Not Available
  • Birthday: Nov 9, 1910
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • 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.

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Wallace & Gromit In Three Amazing Adventures Screenwriter 1990
No Score Yet Mystery Man Bar 20 Boy 1944
No Score Yet Oklahoma Raiders Cowhand in Saloon/Lyncher with Rope 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

68% Doctor Who
1963-1989
Screenwriter
  • 1979
  • 1978
  • 1977
  • 1976
  • 1975
  • 1972
  • 1971
No Score Yet Bewitched
1964-1972
1st Puppeteer
  • 1971

QUOTES FROM Bob Baker CHARACTERS

No quotes approved yet.