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Bud Osborne



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
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 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 Desperadoes of the West
  • Joe
1950
No Score Yet The Daltons' Women
  • Actor
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 Prairie Outlaws
  • Henchman Cactus
1946
No Score Yet Thunder Town
  • Henry Carson
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 His Brother's Ghost
  • Henchman Magill
1945
No Score Yet Cisco Kid - In Old New Mexico
  • Stage driver (uncredited)
1945
No Score Yet Salome, Where She Danced
  • Gambler
1945
No Score Yet Border Badmen
  • Actor
1945
No Score Yet 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 Haunted Ranch
  • Henchman Ed
1943
No Score Yet Fighting Frontier
  • Henchman Hank
1943
No Score Yet The Texas Kid
  • Steve
1943
No Score Yet Raiders of Red Gap
  • Actor
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
55% 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 Roll Along, Cowboy
  • Burgen
1937
No Score Yet Two Gun Troubadour
  • Actor
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 Rider of the Law
  • bartender
1935
No Score Yet Outlaw Deputy
  • Cash
1935
No Score Yet Pals of the Range
  • Sheriff Jasper
1935
No Score Yet Boss Cowboy
  • Actor
1935
No Score Yet Ridin' Thru
  • Actor
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 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

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