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Hal Taliaferro

Highest Rated: 100% Red River (1948)

Lowest Rated: 82% Fallen Angel (1945)

Birthday: Nov 13, 1895

Birthplace: Not Available

The late Western film historian Don Miller once noted, "For sheer versatility in the horse opera field, [Hal Taliaferro] would be hard to top." Raised on a Wyoming ranch, Taliaferro was a truer Westerner than many of the more popular cowboy stars. After working as a wrangler, he began his movie career in 1916 as an extra and a featured player in the films of Tom Mix. By 1925, Taliaferro graduated to sagebrush hero, using the name Wally Wales. Most of his talking-starring career was spent in Poverty Row oaters for such outfits as Imperial and Big 4. For a 1934 series of three-reelers co-starring Ben Corbett, Taliaferro dropped his stage moniker in favor of a new nom de screen, Walt Williams. One year later, he began billing himself as Hal Taliaferro, and under this cognomen played a wide range of characterizations, from serial lead (The Lone Ranger [1939]) to kindly rancher to villain to comedy relief. Western fans invariably recognized Taliaferro in all these guises, thanks to his distinctive costume and manner of speaking. In the late '50s, Hal Taliaferro retired to his ranch in Sheridan, WY, to devote time to his hobby of painting.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Colt .45 Stagecoach Guard 1950
100% Red River Old Leather 1948
82% Fallen Angel Johnson 1945
No Score Yet Zorro's Black Whip Baxter 1944
No Score Yet The Yellow Rose of Texas Ferguson 1944
No Score Yet Cowboy and the Senorita Ferguson 1944
100% The Fighting Seabees Seabee 1944
No Score Yet Lumberjack Taggart 1944
No Score Yet The Woman of the Town Wagner 1944
No Score Yet Silver Spurs Steve Corlan 1943
No Score Yet The Leather Burners Lafe 1943
No Score Yet Idaho Bud 1943
No Score Yet Hoppy Serves a Writ Greg Jordan 1943
No Score Yet Song of Texas Pete 1943
No Score Yet Ridin' Down the Canyon Pete 1942
No Score Yet American Empire Malone 1942
No Score Yet Sons of the Pioneers Briggs 1942
No Score Yet Tombstone: The Town Too Tough to Die Mason 1942
No Score Yet Heart of the Golden West Henchman Drake (uncredited) 1942
No Score Yet Romance on the Range Sheriff Wilson 1942
No Score Yet Jesse James at Bay Sloane 1941
No Score Yet Bad Man of Deadwood Ripper 1941
No Score Yet Sheriff of Tombstone Slade 1941
No Score Yet Border Vigilantes Ed Stone 1941
No Score Yet Law of the Range Tim O'Brien 1941
No Score Yet In Old Cheyenne Pete 1941
No Score Yet Riders of the Timberline Petrie 1941
No Score Yet Red River Valley Murdock 1941
No Score Yet Young Bill Hickok Morrell 1940
No Score Yet Colorado Weaver 1940
No Score Yet The Carson City Kid Harmon 1940
No Score Yet Adventures of Red Ryder Cherokee 1940
No Score Yet The Man with Nine Lives Sheriff Stanton 1940
No Score Yet The Dark Command Vigilante 1940
No Score Yet Daughter of the Tong Lawson 1939
No Score Yet Saga of Death Valley Rex 1939
No Score Yet Phantom Gold Dan 1938
No Score Yet Rootin' Tootin' Rhythm Buffalo Brady 1937
No Score Yet The Trigger Trio Luke 1937
No Score Yet The Rangers Step In Brock 1937
No Score Yet Cherokee Strip Ben Blivens 1937
No Score Yet The Gun Ranger Hanby - Outspoken Juror (uncredited) 1937
No Score Yet Ambush Valley Joel Potter 1936
No Score Yet Lucky Terror Spike 1936
No Score Yet Swifty Price McNeil 1936
No Score Yet Between Men Blacksmith Pete 1935
No Score Yet Stranded Peterson 1935
No Score Yet The Cowboy and the Bandit Actor 1935
No Score Yet The Phantom Empire Thunder guard 1935
No Score Yet Trail Drive Actor 1935
No Score Yet Powdersmoke Range Aloysius `Bud' Taggert 1935
No Score Yet Vanishing Riders Actor 1935
No Score Yet Way of the West Wally Gordon 1934
No Score Yet Honor of the Range Third Man Nominating Boots (uncredited) 1934
No Score Yet Smoking Guns Actor 1934
No Score Yet Sagebrush Trail Deputy Sheriff 1933
No Score Yet Fighting Texans Pete 1933
No Score Yet Law and Lawless Buck Daggett 1932
No Score Yet Ramrod Jess Moore 1930


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