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Edward Faulkner



Edward Faulkner is a general-purpose actor most notable for his appearances in 1960s John Wayne films. Born in 1932 in Lexington, Kentucky, Faulkner had an early fascination with stage magic and did some acting as a teen and during his college years. In 1958, following a stint in the U.S. Air Force, Faulkner decided to try professional acting. He was fortunate enough to become friends with Andrew V. McLaglen, the director son of Victor McLaglen, who saw the 6-foot-3 Faulkner, a skilled horseman, as a natural for Westerns. Faulkner became a familiar presence in the genre with small supporting roles in Have Gun - Will Travel and other series during the early 1960s.



Faulkner entered feature films with the John Wayne vehicle McLintock! (1963), directed by McLaglen, playing a prominent supporting role as the rival/antagonist to Patrick Wayne's young hero. His muscular build and intense eyes made him a good "friendly enemy" in that picture, and he would often play middle-level authority figures as well as opponents to the hero in subsequent screen work. Faulkner's other John Wayne-film credits include The Green Berets, Hellfighters, The Undefeated, Rio Lobo, and Chisum.



In addition to his work in Westerns, Faulkner appeared in such films as How To Murder Your Wife and the Elvis Presley vehicles Tickle Me and Sergeant Deadhead (all 1965). His television work includes episodes of The Odd Couple and Adam-12. Faulkner left the movie and television industries in the late 1970s.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Hard Ground
  • Warden
2003
No Score Yet Johnnie Mae Gibson: FBI
  • Tom Higgins
1986
No Score Yet Stowaway to the Moon
  • Eli Mackernutt
1974
No Score Yet The Man
  • Secret Service Agent
1972
71% Rio Lobo
  • Lt. Harris
1971
83% The Barefoot Executive
  • Reporter
1971
No Score Yet Scandalous John
  • Hillary
1971
No Score Yet Triangle
  • Actor
1971
83% Chisum
  • Dolan
1970
No Score Yet Hang Your Hat on the Wind
  • Pilot
1969
17% The Undefeated
  • Anderson
1969
14% Hellfighters
  • George Harris
1968
27% The Green Berets
  • Capt. MacDaniels
1968
No Score Yet The Shakiest Gun in the West
  • Huggins
1968
No Score Yet The Navy vs. the Night Monsters
  • Bob Spaulding
1966
No Score Yet Sergeant Deadhead
  • Radioman
1965
No Score Yet Tickle Me
  • Brad Bentley
1965
No Score Yet Shenandoah
  • Union Sergeant
1965
67% How to Murder Your Wife
  • Actor
1965
60% McLintock!
  • Young Ben Sage
1963

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