Gil Perkins

Highest Rated: 100% Experiment in Terror (1962)
Birthday: Aug 24, 1907
Birthplace: Not Available
Born in Northern Australia, Gil Perkins distinguished himself in his teen years as a champion athlete, trackman and swimmer. Perkins left his homeland at age 18 to go to sea; nearly a decade later he found himself in Hollywood, where he sought out acting roles, the first of which was in The Divine Lady (1928). Though a personable screen presence, he found that his true forte was stunt work. Over a period of thirty years, he doubled for dozens of male stars, from William Boyd ("Hopalong Cassidy") to Red Skelton (whom he closely resembled). While he was willing to tackle the riskiest of stunts, Perkins was far from reckless, always working out in advance the safest and least painful method of pulling off his "gags." He was especially in demand for slapstick comedies, eventually receiving so many pies in the face that the very sight of the pastry made him physically ill. Perkins did more acting than stunting in the latter stages of his career (he can be seen as Jacob of Bethlehem in 1965's The Greatest Story Ever Told), and also kept busy as a stunt coordinator. A most engaging and candid interview with Gil Perkins can be found in Bernard Rosenberg and Harry Silverstein's 1970 book of Hollywood reminiscences, The Real Tinsel.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Prisoner of Zenda (uncredited) 1979
75% Walking Tall Bouncer 1973
90% What's Up, Doc? Jones' Driver 1972
78% Batman: The Movie Bluebeard 1966
94% The Sand Pebbles Customer 1966
90% How the West Was Won Henchman 1963
100% Experiment in Terror Taxi Driver 1962
No Score Yet Valley of the Dragons Tarn/Doctor 1961
50% The Alamo Tennessean 1960
96% Spartacus Slave Leader 1960
70% High School Confidential Police Sergeant 1958
No Score Yet Teenage Monster Charles Cannon 1958
No Score Yet Baby Face Nelson FBI Agent Duncan 1957
No Score Yet The Sea Chase Baldhead 1955
No Score Yet I Died a Thousand Times Slim 1955
80% Demetrius and the Gladiators Gladiator 1954
63% Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Man on Bike 1953
No Score Yet The Clown Dundee 1953
80% Hans Christian Andersen 2nd Gendarme 1952
No Score Yet Double Dynamite (It's Only Money) Man 1951
93% Father of the Bride Mover 1950
No Score Yet The Lost Tribe Dojek 1949
93% Take Me Out to the Ball Game Fan 1949
71% The Three Musketeers Guard 1948
No Score Yet Desire Me Soldier 1947
No Score Yet Twilight on the Rio Grande Rurale 1947
75% Cloak and Dagger Gestapo 1946
20% They Got Me Covered Nazi 1943
92% Mrs. Miniver Man in Tavern 1942
No Score Yet Hellzapoppin' Butler in Pool 1941
No Score Yet A Yank in the RAF Sergeant 1941
93% Captains Courageous Crew 1937
98% King Kong Sailor 1933

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
1966-1973
"Russian Colonel"
  • 1969
93% Batman
1966-1968
Dicer Cauliflower Foreman
  • 1968
  • 1967
  • 1966
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Whitey Porter
  • 1967
  • 1962
No Score Yet The Beverly Hillbillies
1962-1971
Pool Man
  • 1963
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Bus Driver
  • 1961

QUOTES FROM Gil Perkins CHARACTERS