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Guy Wilkerson

  • Highest Rated: 100% Man of the West (1958)
  • Lowest Rated: 17% The Sea of Grass (1947)
  • Birthday: Dec 21, 1899
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • "A very funny guy -- funnier than most gave him credit for," as one director described him, lanky, slow-moving Guy Wilkerson is fondly remembered for playing comedy sidekick Panhandle Perkins in the 1942-1945 PRC Texas Rangers film series, a low-rent competition for Republic Pictures' popular Three Mesquiteers Westerns. As Panhandle, Wilkerson's comedy was never intrusive and often used merely as a slow-witted counterpoint to the action. In Hollywood from at least 1937 (some sources claim he appeared onscreen as early as the 1920s), Wilkerson had honed his skills in minstrel shows, burlesque, and vaudeville, but away from his sidekick duties at PRC, he was usually seen playing less humorous characters, notably ministers or undertakers. Appearing in hundreds of feature films and television series over three decades, Guy Wilkerson was last seen in the crime thriller The Todd Killings in 1971, the year of his death from cancer.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet A Dangerous Friend Elderly Man 1971
88% Monte Walsh Old Man 1970
88% True Grit The Hangman 1969
No Score Yet The Silencers Farmer 1966
71% The Haunted Palace Leach 1963
92% To Kill A Mockingbird Jury Foreman 1962
No Score Yet Susan Slade Slim 1961
93% Elmer Gantry Clean-Up Man 1960
No Score Yet The Hanging Tree Home Owner 1959
No Score Yet No Name on the Bullet Uncredited farmer in opening scene 1959
100% Man of the West Conductor 1958
No Score Yet Cowboy Peggy 1958
No Score Yet Decision at Sundown Abe 1957
40% Band of Angels Minister 1957
100% Jubal Cookie 1956
No Score Yet I'll Cry Tomorrow Man 1955
100% The Far Country Tanana Pete 1955
No Score Yet One Desire Marshal Coe 1955
No Score Yet Ma and Pa Kettle at Home Jones 1954
67% Crime Wave Hoodlum 1954
No Score Yet The Stranger Wore a Gun Ike 1953
No Score Yet The Last Posse George Romer 1953
100% The Big Sky Longface 1952
100% Scandal Sheet Janitor 1952
No Score Yet Comin' Round the Mountain Uncle Clem McCoy 1951
No Score Yet Along the Great Divide Jury Foreman 1951
No Score Yet Santa Fe Depot Clerk 1951
83% The Red Badge of Courage Actor 1951
No Score Yet The Great Missouri Raid Clell Miller 1951
100% Winchester '73 Virgil 1950
No Score Yet A Ticket to Tomahawk Dr. Brink 1950
No Score Yet Roseanna McCoy A Hatfield 1949
No Score Yet The Girl From Jones Beach Janitor 1949
No Score Yet The Sun Comes Up Man 1949
No Score Yet Fury at Furnace Creek Court Clerk 1948
No Score Yet Texas, Brooklyn and Heaven Thibault 1948
No Score Yet That Hagen Girl Link Spencer 1947
17% The Sea of Grass Wake 1947
80% Duel in the Sun Barfly 1946
No Score Yet Flaming Bullets Actor 1945
No Score Yet Frontier Fugitives Panhandle Perkins 1945
No Score Yet Enemy of the Law Actor 1945
No Score Yet Marked for Murder Texas Ranger Panhandle Perkins 1945
No Score Yet The Whispering Skull Panhandle Perkins 1944
No Score Yet Gangsters of the Frontier Panhandle Perkins 1944
No Score Yet Brand of the Devil Panhandle Perkins 1944
No Score Yet Spook Town Texas Ranger Panhandle 1944
No Score Yet Guns of the Law Panhandle Perkins 1944
No Score Yet The Pinto Bandit Panhandle Perkins 1944
No Score Yet Boss of Rawhide Panhandle Perkins 1944
No Score Yet Three in the Saddle Actor 1944
No Score Yet Outlaw Roundup Panhandle Perkins 1944
No Score Yet Trail of Terror Perkins 1944
No Score Yet The Rangers Take Over Panhandle 1942
No Score Yet Juke Girl Man 1942
No Score Yet Captain Midnight Ichabod Mudd 1942
100% The Major and the Minor Farmer Truck Driver 1942
No Score Yet Spooks Run Wild Constable 1941
86% Sergeant York Tom Carver 1941
No Score Yet Swamp Woman Abner 1941
90% Gone With the Wind Wounded Card Player 1939
100% Dodge City Man Wanting Revenge by Hanging 1939
No Score Yet Our Neighbors - The Carters Father 1939
No Score Yet Professor Beware Shoeshine customer 1938
No Score Yet Gold Is Where You Find It Rancher 1938
No Score Yet Heart of the Rockies Dawson clan member 1937
No Score Yet Yodelin' Kid from Pine Ridge Clem 1937
No Score Yet Paradise Express Skinny Smith 1937

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Sheriff Jarvis
  • 1971
  • 1969
No Score Yet Green Acres
1965-1971
Lud Watson Ben Lud
  • 1966
  • 1965
No Score Yet The Fugitive
1963-1967
Desk Clerk
  • 1965
  • 1964
No Score Yet Maverick
1957-1962
Mark Conway Herns Sam Cecil Mason Desk Clerk
  • 1962
  • 1961
  • 1958
  • 1957
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Counter Man
  • 1960
  • 1959

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