Bud Osborne

Lowest Rated: 29% Jail Bait (1954)
Birthday: Jul 20, 1884
Birthplace: Not Available
One of the most popular, and recognizable, character actors in B-Western history, pudgy, mustachioed Bud Osborne (real name Leonard Miles Osborne) was one of the many Wild West show performers who parlayed their experiences into lengthy screen careers. Especially noted for his handling of runaway stagecoaches and buckboards, Osborne began as a stunt performer with Thomas Ince's King-Bee company around 1912, and by the 1920s he had become one of the busiest supporting players in the business. Rather rakish-looking in his earlier years, the still slender Osborne even attempted to become a Western star in his own right. Produced by the Bud Osborne Feature Film Company and released by low-budget Truart Pictures, The Prairie Mystery (1922) presented Osborne as a romantic leading man opposite B-movie regular Pauline Curley. Few saw this little clunker, however, and Osborne quickly returned to the ranks of supporting cowboys, often portraying despicable villains with names like Satan Saunders, Piute Sam, or Bull McKee. Playing an escaped convict masquerading as a circuit rider in both the 1923 Leo Maloney short Double Cinched and Shootin' Square, a 1924 Jack Perrin feature Western, Osborne even demonstrated an affinity for comedy. The now veteran Bud Osborne continued his screen career into the sound era and became even busier in the 1930s and 1940s. As he grew older and his waistline expanded, Osborne's roles became somewhat smaller and instead of calling the shots himself, as he often had in the silent era, he now answered to the likes of Roy Barcroft and Charles King. But he seems to pop up in every other B-Western and serial released in those years, appearing in more than 65 productions for Republic Pictures alone. By the 1950s, the now elderly Osborne became one of the many veteran performers courted by maverick filmmaker Edward D. Wood Jr., for whom he did Crossroad Avenger: The Adventures of the Tucson Kid (1954), an unsold television pilot, Jailbait (1954), Bride of the Monster (1955), and Night of the Ghouls (1958). When all is said and done, it was a rather dismal finish to a colorful career.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Hanging Tree Horseman 1959
30% Night of the Ghouls Darmoor 1959
No Score Yet Gun Glory Clem 1957
No Score Yet The Storm Rider Toby 1957
No Score Yet Flesh and the Spur Outlaw 1956
100% The Solid Gold Cadillac Spanish-American War Veteran 1956
No Score Yet The Fastest Gun Alive Rancher 1956
No Score Yet Tribute to a Bad Man Cowboy 1956
45% Bride of the Monster Lafe 'Mac' McCrea 1955
No Score Yet Riding Shotgun Townsman 1954
29% Jail Bait Night Watchman 1954
No Score Yet So Big Wagon Driver 1953
No Score Yet Bugles in the Afternoon Teamster 1952
No Score Yet Colorado Sundown Stage Driver 1952
No Score Yet The Black Lash Operator 1952
No Score Yet Last Of The Comanches Wagonmaster 1952
No Score Yet Valley of Fire Beardsly 1951
No Score Yet The Fuller Brush Girl Old Sailor 1950
100% Winchester '73 Man 1950
No Score Yet Cow Town George Copeland 1950
No Score Yet The Daltons' Women Actor 1950
No Score Yet Desperadoes of the West Joe 1950
No Score Yet Riders in the Sky Juror 1949
No Score Yet The Gay Amigo Driver 1949
No Score Yet West of El Dorado Jerry 1949
No Score Yet Station West Man 1948
No Score Yet Black Hills henchman 1948
No Score Yet Return of the Bad Men Steve the Stagecoach Driver 1948
No Score Yet Blood on the Moon Cap Willis 1948
No Score Yet Panhandle Wagon Train Driver 1948
No Score Yet Silver River Posse Man 1948
No Score Yet Return of the Lash Henchman 1947
No Score Yet Code of the Saddle Foreman Stubby 1947
No Score Yet Twilight on the Rio Grande Ranchhand Bringing Dusty's Horse 1947
No Score Yet Yankee Fakir Townsman 1947
No Score Yet Last Round-Up Rancher Frank 1947
No Score Yet Outlaw of the Plains Sheriff 1946
No Score Yet Overland Riders Sheriff Oliver 1946
No Score Yet Thunder Town Henry Carson 1946
No Score Yet Prairie Outlaws Henchman Cactus 1946
No Score Yet Border Bandits Dutch 1946
No Score Yet Rainbow Over Texas Bounty Hunter 1946
No Score Yet Sunset in El Dorado Prospector 1945
No Score Yet Northwest Trail Actor 1945
No Score Yet The Navajo Kid Abe Murdock 1945
No Score Yet Prairie Rustlers Bart 1945
No Score Yet Flaming Bullets Actor 1945
No Score Yet Salome, Where She Danced Gambler 1945
No Score Yet His Brother's Ghost Henchman Magill 1945
No Score Yet Border Badmen Actor 1945
No Score Yet In Old New Mexico Stage driver (uncredited) 1945
No Score Yet Cisco Kid - In Old New Mexico Stage driver (uncredited) 1945
No Score Yet Harmony Trail Tip 1944
No Score Yet Wild Horse Phantom Actor 1944
No Score Yet Girl Rush Miner Leading Three Cheers (uncredited) 1944
No Score Yet Marked Trails Sheriff 1944
No Score Yet Law Men Hardy 1944
No Score Yet Guns of the Law Actor 1944
No Score Yet Three in the Saddle Actor 1944
No Score Yet Range Law Davis 1944
No Score Yet Outlaw Roundup Sheriff Jed Randall 1944
No Score Yet Song of the Range Actor 1944
No Score Yet Devil Riders Steve Lacey 1943
No Score Yet Silver Spurs Henchman 1943
No Score Yet The Batman (An Evening with Batman and Robin) Brown 1943
No Score Yet Haunted Ranch Henchman Ed 1943
No Score Yet Fighting Frontier Henchman Hank 1943
No Score Yet Raiders of Red Gap Actor 1943
No Score Yet The Texas Kid Steve 1943
No Score Yet The Rangers Take Over Pete Dawson 1942
No Score Yet Dawn on the Great Divide Stoney, Corkle's Driver (uncredited) 1942
No Score Yet Trail Riders Henchman Slim 1942
No Score Yet 'Neath Brooklyn Bridge Morley 1942
No Score Yet Sons of the Pioneers Actor 1942
No Score Yet In Old California Actor 1942
No Score Yet The Spoilers Marshall 1942
No Score Yet Valley of the Sun Rose 1942
No Score Yet West of the Law Actor 1942
No Score Yet Underground Rustlers Sheriff 1941
No Score Yet The Bandit Trail Tint 1941
No Score Yet Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie Actor 1941
No Score Yet Law of the Range Bartender 1941
No Score Yet Twilight on the Trail Actor 1941
58% The Devil Bat Actor 1940
83% Stranger on the Third Floor Bartender 1940
No Score Yet West of Pinto Basin Sheriff 1940
No Score Yet Wild Horse Valley Actor 1940
No Score Yet Rancho Grande Croupier Joe 1940
No Score Yet Ragtime Cowboy Joe Clements 1940
No Score Yet Virginia City Stage Driver 1940
No Score Yet Days of Jesse James Worthington's Deputy 1939
No Score Yet Death Rides the Range Bartender Bud (uncredited) 1939
No Score Yet New Frontier (Frontier Horizon) Dickson 1939
100% Dodge City Stagecoach Driver/Waiter 1939
No Score Yet Southward, Ho! Union soldier 1939
No Score Yet Rovin' Tumbleweeds Man Who Announces Jobs 1939
No Score Yet Frontier Pony Express Clay Wilson 1939
No Score Yet Across the Plains Lex 1939
No Score Yet Santa Fe Stampede Henchman Mac 1938
No Score Yet Prairie Moon Pete 1938
No Score Yet Overland Stage Raiders Rancher 1938
No Score Yet Utah Trail Hank 1938
No Score Yet Six-Shootin' Sheriff Ed's Introducer 1938
No Score Yet Where Trails Divide Actor 1937
No Score Yet Boots and Saddles Joe Larkins 1937
No Score Yet Yodelin' Kid from Pine Ridge Deputy Carter 1937
No Score Yet Western Gold Steve 1937
No Score Yet Two Gun Troubadour Actor 1937
No Score Yet Roll Along, Cowboy Burgen 1937
No Score Yet Cherokee Strip Cowboy Fighting Rustlers (uncredited) 1937
No Score Yet Headin' for the Rio Grande Cactus 1936
No Score Yet The Plainsman Lattimer's Cavalry Private #2 1936
No Score Yet Ghost Town Gold Street Brawler 1936
No Score Yet Treachery Rides the Range Pawnee Pete 1936
No Score Yet Song of the Saddle Porter 1936
No Score Yet Pinto Rustlers Buck 1936
No Score Yet Gun Smoke Haws McGee 1936
No Score Yet The Adventures of Frank Merriwell Gorman 1936
No Score Yet Moonlight on the Prairie Henchman Red 1935
No Score Yet Between Men Actor 1935
No Score Yet Pals of the Range Sheriff Jasper 1935
No Score Yet Boss Cowboy Actor 1935
No Score Yet Outlaw Deputy Cash 1935
No Score Yet Ridin' Thru Actor 1935
No Score Yet Rider of the Law bartender 1935
No Score Yet Big Boy Rides Again Windy 1935
No Score Yet Tailspin Tommy Actor 1934
No Score Yet The Prescott Kid Henchman (uncredited) 1934
No Score Yet Deadwood Pass Joe "The Hawk" Saddler 1933
No Score Yet When a Man Rides Alone Henchman Zeke (uncredited) 1933
No Score Yet Rustlers' Roundup Actor 1933
No Score Yet Haunted Gold Actor 1932
No Score Yet The Western Code Hutch Miller 1932
No Score Yet The Riding Tornado Slim Collier (uncredited) 1932
No Score Yet The Shadow of the Eagle Moore 1932
No Score Yet Mark of the Spur Actor 1932
No Score Yet Texas Bad Man Actor 1932
No Score Yet The Sunset Trail Actor 1932
No Score Yet A Man's Land rustler 1932
No Score Yet Come On, Danger! Actor 1932
No Score Yet Battling with Buffalo Bill Tempas 1931
No Score Yet The Fighting Stallion "Snap" Ferguson 1926
No Score Yet The Canyon of Missing Men Actor 1926
No Score Yet Shootin' Square Frank Macy 1924

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Maverick
1957-1962
Stagecoach Driver Sam Overman
  • 1961
  • 1959
  • 1958
  • 1957
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Charlie - Stagecoach Driver
  • 1960

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