Jock Mahoney

Highest Rated: 62% The End (1978)
Lowest Rated: 20% Bandolero (1968)
Birthday: Feb 7, 1919
Birthplace: Not Available
Following his graduation from the University of Iowa and World War II service, Jock Mahoney came to Hollywood as a stuntman. Quickly establishing a reputation as one of the best and most courageous purveyors of his trade, Mahoney graduated to speaking roles in 1946. Billed as Jacques O'Mahoney, he played villains and secondary roles in Republic and Columbia westerns, showed up as a parodied "strong and silent" leading man in a handful of Three Stooges 2-reelers, and, while doubling for Errol Flynn, performed the legendary staircase leap in 1949's The Adventures of Don Juan. In 1951, Gene Autry hired Mahoney (who was now billing himself as Jack Mahoney) to star in the popular TV western series The Range Rider. This led to leading roles in such features as Overland Pacific (1954), Showdown at Abilene (1956) and I've Lived Before (1956). In 1958, Mahoney starred in another weekly TV western, Yancey Derringer. Two years later he played the villain in a Tarzan picture starring Gordon Scott, succeeding Scott as the "lord of the jungle" in Tarzan Goes to India (1962) -- during the filming of which he fell deathly ill, a fact that is painfully obvious in the completed picture. Suffering a severe stroke in 1973, Mahoney made a near-complete recovery in the last five years of his life, performing his final stunt (tumbling from a wheelchair) in Burt Reynolds' The End. Reynolds exhibited his admiration for Mahoney in his 1980 vehicle Hooper, in which the stuntman character played by Brian Keith was named "Jocko." Mahoney's last film work was as stunt coordinator for John Derek's otherwise wretched 1981 remake of Tarzan of the Apes. Married for many years to actress Mary Field, whom he'd met while filming Range Rider, Jock Mahoney was the stepfather of Oscar-winning actress Sally Field.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
62% The End Old Man 1978
No Score Yet The Bad Bunch Sgt. Berry 1976
No Score Yet Made for Each Other Actor 1971
20% Bandolero Stoner 1968
No Score Yet The Glory Stompers Smiley 1967
No Score Yet Walls of Hell Lt. Jim Sorenson 1964
No Score Yet Marines Battleground (Toraoji annun haebyong) Nick Rawlins 1963
No Score Yet California Don Michael O'Casey 1963
No Score Yet Tarzan's Three Challenges Tarzan 1963
No Score Yet Tarzan Goes to India Tarzan 1962
No Score Yet Three Blondes in His Life Duke Wallace 1961
No Score Yet Tarzan The Magnificient Coy Banton 1960
No Score Yet Money, Women and Guns "Silver" Ward Hogan 1958
No Score Yet A Time to Love and a Time to Die Immerman 1958
No Score Yet The Last of the Fast Guns Brad Ellison 1958
No Score Yet The Land Unknown Cmdr. Harold Roberts 1957
No Score Yet Battle Hymn Maj. Moore 1957
No Score Yet Away All Boats Alvick 1956
No Score Yet A Day of Fury Marshal Allan Burnett 1956
No Score Yet Overland Pacific Ross Granger 1954
No Score Yet The Kid from Broken Gun Himself 1952
No Score Yet The Texas Rangers Duke Fisher 1951
No Score Yet Santa Fe Crake 1951
No Score Yet Cow Town Tod Jeffreys 1950
No Score Yet The Nevadan Sandy 1950
No Score Yet David Harding, Counterspy Brown 1950
No Score Yet Jolson Sings Again Man 1949
No Score Yet The Doolins of Oklahoma Tulsa Jack 1949
No Score Yet Rim of the Canyon Pete Reagan 1949

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Kung Fu
1972-1975
Davidson
  • 1973
No Score Yet Rawhide
1959-1965
Donahue Vance
  • 1961
  • 1960
No Score Yet The Three Stooges
1934-1959
  • 1954
  • 1950
  • 1949
  • 1948
  • 1947

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