Hank Worden

Highest Rated: 100% Sergeant Rutledge (1960)
Lowest Rated: 0% Good Times (1967)
Birthday: Jul 23, 1901
Birthplace: Not Available
Bald, lanky, laconic American actor Hank Worden made his screen debut in The Plainsman (1936), and began playing simpleminded rustics at least as early as the 1941 El Brendel two-reel comedy Love at First Fright. A member in good standing of director John Ford's unofficial stock company, Worden appeared in such Ford classics as Fort Apache (1948) and Wagonmaster (1950). The quintessential Worden-Ford collaboration was The Searchers (1955) wherein Worden portrayed the near-moronic Mose Harper, who spoke in primitive, epigrammatic half-sentences and who seemed gleefully obsessed with the notion of unexpected death. Never a "normal" actor by any means, Worden continued playing characters who spoke as if they'd been kicked by a horse in childhood into the '80s; his last appearance was a recurring role in the quirky David Lynch TV serial Twin Peaks. In real life, Hank Worden was far from addled and had a razor-sharp memory, as proven in his many appearances at Western fan conventions and in an interview program about living in the modern desert, filmed just before Worden's death for cable TV's Discovery Channel.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Zachariah Actor 2003
No Score Yet Big Bad John Actor 1990
29% Almost an Angel Pop, Patient in Hospital 1990
No Score Yet Once upon a Texas Train Old Timer 1988
No Score Yet UFOria Colonel 1986
No Score Yet Space Rage Old Codger 1986
85% Runaway Train Old Con 1985
9% The Ice Pirates Elderly Jason 1984
No Score Yet Scream John 1983
No Score Yet Island Fury (Please Don't Eat the Babies) Jebediah 1983
80% Hammett Pool Room Attendant 1982
No Score Yet Soggy Bottom U.S.A. Actor 1981
78% Bronco Billy Station Mechanic 1980
37% Every Which Way But Loose Trailer Court Manager 1978
No Score Yet They Went That-a-Way & That-a-Way Butch 1978
70% Big Wednesday Shopping Cart 1978
12% Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Old Lonely Hearts Club Band 1978
20% Which Way Is Up? Flunky 1977
No Score Yet The Legend of Frank Woods Slim 1977
79% Smokey and the Bandit Trucker 1977
No Score Yet Sky Hei$t Actor 1975
No Score Yet The Hanged Man Ab Wickes 1974
No Score Yet Cahill U.S. Marshal Undertaker 1973
68% Rio Lobo Hank 1971
No Score Yet Big Jake Hank 1971
83% Chisum Stage Depot Clerk 1970
88% True Grit R. Ryan 1969
0% Good Times Kid 1967
67% McLintock! Jeth 1963
94% The Music Man Undertaker 1962
57% One-Eyed Jacks Doc 1961
50% The Alamo Parson 1960
100% Sergeant Rutledge Laredo 1960
89% The Horse Soldiers Deacon 1959
No Score Yet Bullwhip Tex 1958
No Score Yet Toughest Gun in Tombstone Liveryman 1958
100% Forty Guns John Chisum 1957
No Score Yet Dragoon Wells Massacre Hopi Charlie 1957
No Score Yet War Drums Actor 1957
No Score Yet The Buckskin Lady Lon 1957
No Score Yet Davy Crockett and the River Pirates Fiddler (archive footage) 1956
98% The Searchers Mose Harper 1956
No Score Yet Meet Me in Las Vegas Actor 1956
No Score Yet Accused of Murder Les Fuller 1956
No Score Yet The Indian Fighter Crazy Bear 1955
No Score Yet Ma and Pa Kettle at Home Indian 1954
67% Crime Wave Sweeney 1954
No Score Yet The Outcast Bartender 1954
No Score Yet Ma and Pa Kettle on Vacation Actor 1953
No Score Yet The Lawless Breed Actor 1953
No Score Yet Sky Full of Moon Actor 1952
No Score Yet The Man with a Cloak Driver 1952
90% The Quiet Man Trainer in Flashback 1952
100% The Big Sky Poordevil 1952
No Score Yet Comin' Round the Mountain Actor 1951
100% Wagon Master Luke Clegg 1950
No Score Yet The Fighting Kentuckian Announcer of Wrestling Contest 1949
No Score Yet Streets of Laredo Cowhand 1949
No Score Yet Hellfire Witness 1949
82% Three Godfathers Deputy Sheriff 1948
No Score Yet Tap Roots Cropper (uncredited) 1948
No Score Yet The Sainted Sisters Taub Beasley 1948
100% Fort Apache Bald-Headed Southern Recruit 1948
No Score Yet Yellow Sky Rancher 1948
100% Red River Simms 1948
No Score Yet High Wall Customer 1947
83% The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Western Character 1947
17% The Sea of Grass Cowboy 1947
71% Angel and the Badman Townsman 1947
No Score Yet The Shocking Miss Pilgrim Actor 1947
80% Duel in the Sun Dancer at Barbecue 1946
No Score Yet Undercurrent Attendant 1946
No Score Yet Lawless Breed Actor 1946
No Score Yet The Bullfighters Texan 1945
No Score Yet None Shall Escape German Motorcycle Soldier 1944
No Score Yet Lumberjack Lumberjack 1944
No Score Yet So Proudly We Hail! Soldier on Troop Ship 1943
No Score Yet Black Market Rustlers Slim 1943
No Score Yet Cowboy Serenade Actor 1942
No Score Yet Dude Cowboy Homer 1941
No Score Yet Border Vigilantes Wagon Driver 1941
No Score Yet Ride Tenderfoot Ride Actor 1940
100% Northwest Passage Ranger 1940
No Score Yet Brigham Young Actor 1940
No Score Yet Gaucho Serenade Farmer Driving Jalopy 1940
100% Stagecoach Cavalryman 1939
No Score Yet Oklahoma Frontier Townsman 1939
No Score Yet The Cowboy and the Lady Cowhand 1938
No Score Yet Rollin' Plains Squint 1938
No Score Yet The Stranger from Arizona Skeeter 1938
No Score Yet Frontier Town Henchman Buck (uncredited) 1938
No Score Yet Ghost Town Riders Actor 1938
No Score Yet Western Trails Townsman (uncredited) 1938
No Score Yet The Mystery of the Hooded Horsemen Deputy 1937
No Score Yet Hittin' the Trail Hank 1937
No Score Yet Trouble in Texas Dancer 1937
No Score Yet Riders of the Rockies Henchman 1937
No Score Yet Sing, Cowboy, Sing Henchman 1937
No Score Yet Tex Rides with the Boy Scouts Henchman 1937
No Score Yet The Plainsman Deadwood Townsman 1936
90% Come and Get It Actor 1936
No Score Yet Ghost Town Gold Mr. Crabtree 1936

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Claude
  • 1974
No Score Yet The Beverly Hillbillies
1962-1971
Harry
  • 1969
No Score Yet Green Acres
1965-1971
Man Farmer
  • 1969
  • 1968
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Station Attendant Dave Ned Birch - Old Miner
  • 1966
  • 1961
  • 1960

QUOTES FROM Hank Worden CHARACTERS