Kermit Maynard

Highest Rated: 100% The Paleface (1948)
Lowest Rated: 50% North to Alaska (1960)
Birthday: Sep 20, 1897
Birthplace: Not Available
The brother of western star Ken Maynard, Kermit Maynard was a star halfback on the Indiana University college team. He began his career as a circus performer, billed as "The World's Champion Trick and Fancy Rider." He entered films in 1926 as a stunt man (using the stage name Tex Maynard), often doubling for his brother Ken. In 1927, Kermit starred in a series for Rayart Films, the ancestor of Monogram Pictures, then descended into minor roles upon the advent of talking pictures, taking rodeo jobs when things were slow in Hollywood. Independent producer Maurice Conn tried to build Kermit into a talkie western star between 1931 and 1933, and in 1934 launched a B-series based on the works of James Oliver Curwood, in which the six-foot Maynard played a Canadian mountie. The series was popular with fans and exhibitors alike, but Conn decided to switch back to straight westerns in 1935, robbing Maynard of his attention-getting gimmick. Kermit drifted back into supporting roles and bits, though unlike his bibulous, self-indulgent brother Ken, Kermit retained his muscular physique and square-jawed good looks throughout his career. After his retirement from acting in 1962, Kermit Maynard remained an active representative of the Screen Actors Guild, lobbying for better treatment and safer working conditions for stuntpersons and extras.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
50% North to Alaska Townsman 1960
No Score Yet Noose for a Gunman Carter 1960
No Score Yet Westbound (uncredited) 1959
No Score Yet The Oklahoman Townsman 1957
No Score Yet Flesh and the Spur Outlaw 1956
No Score Yet Pack Train Dave - Pack Train Member (uncredited) 1953
No Score Yet The Farmer Takes a Wife Driver 1953
No Score Yet Law and Order Onlooker 1953
No Score Yet The Black Lash Woodruff 1952
No Score Yet In Old Amarillo Henchman (uncredited) 1951
No Score Yet Golden Girl Manager 1951
No Score Yet Trail of Robin Hood Guest Star 1950
No Score Yet Riders in the Sky Townsman 1949
No Score Yet Lust for Gold Man in Lobby 1949
100% The Paleface Horseman 1948
No Score Yet Fury at Furnace Creek Scout 1948
No Score Yet A Southern Yankee Horseman 1948
No Score Yet Return of the Lash Henchman 1947
No Score Yet Stars Over Texas Knuckles 1946
No Score Yet Prairie Badmen Lon 1946
No Score Yet Ambush Trail Walter Gordon 1946
No Score Yet 'Neath Canadian Skies Actor 1946
No Score Yet Terrors on Horseback Wagner 1946
90% They Were Expendable Officers at Airport 1945
No Score Yet Prairie Rustlers Vic 1945
No Score Yet Flaming Bullets Actor 1945
No Score Yet Stagecoach Outlaws Vic 1945
No Score Yet Gangster's Den Actor 1945
No Score Yet Enemy of the Law Actor 1945
No Score Yet Marked for Murder Actor 1945
No Score Yet Wild Horse Phantom Link Daggett, Gang Leader 1944
No Score Yet Brand of the Devil Henchman Gripper Joe 1944
No Score Yet Raiders of the Border Henchman (uncredited) 1944
No Score Yet Thundering Gunslingers Ed 1944
No Score Yet Frontier Outlaws Wallace 1944
No Score Yet The Drifter Henchman Jack 1944
No Score Yet Devil Riders Red 1943
No Score Yet Silver Spurs First Deputy 1943
No Score Yet Death Rides the Plains Jed 1943
No Score Yet Raiders of Red Gap Bradley 1943
No Score Yet Fugitive of the Plains Henchman Spence 1943
No Score Yet The Texas Kid Alex 1943
No Score Yet Trail Riders Ace 1942
No Score Yet Prairie Pals Crandall 1942
No Score Yet Arizona Stagecoach Henchman Strike Cardigan 1942
No Score Yet Arizona Stage Coach Actor 1942
No Score Yet The Omaha Trail Silent Card Player 1942
No Score Yet Tumbleweed Trail Bill Ryan 1942
83% Saboteur Cowhand 1942
No Score Yet Rock River Renegades Marshal Luke Graham 1942
No Score Yet Home in Wyomin' Sam Hatcher 1942
No Score Yet The Night Riders Actor 1942
No Score Yet Along the Sundown Trail Curly Moran 1942
No Score Yet Law and Order Army Corporal (uncredited) 1942
No Score Yet Stagecoach Buckaroo Henchman 1942
No Score Yet Sierra Sue Jarvis 1941
No Score Yet Stick to Your Guns Henchman Layton 1941
No Score Yet Belle Starr Union Officer 1941
No Score Yet Billy the Kid Thad Decker 1941
No Score Yet Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie Actor 1941
No Score Yet King of the Texas Rangers Wichita 1941
No Score Yet Man from Montana Chris 1941
No Score Yet Boss of Bullion City Cowboy 1941
83% The Return of Frank James Courtroom Extra 1940
No Score Yet Riders of Pasco Basin Cowhand Brawler (uncredited) 1940
No Score Yet Law and Order Actor 1940
No Score Yet Ragtime Cowboy Joe Officer 1940
No Score Yet Pony Post Whitmore 1940
No Score Yet The Showdown Johnson 1940
No Score Yet Code of the Cactus Henchman 1939
No Score Yet Colorado Sunset Drake 1939
No Score Yet Western Jamboree Slim 1938
No Score Yet The Law West of Tombstone Actor 1938
No Score Yet Roaring Six Guns Buck Sinclair 1937
No Score Yet Galloping Dynamite Jim Dillon 1937
No Score Yet Whistling Bullets Larry Graham 1937
No Score Yet Valley of Terror Actor 1937
No Score Yet Rough Ridin' Rhythm Jim Langley 1937
No Score Yet Fighting Texan Glenn 1937
No Score Yet Song of the Trail Jim 1936
No Score Yet Phantom Patrol RCMP Sergeant Jim 1936
No Score Yet Red Blood of Courage Jim Sullivan 1935
No Score Yet Wilderness Mail Actor 1935
No Score Yet His Fighting Blood Actor 1935
No Score Yet Northern Frontier RCMP Sgt. George "Mack" MacKenzie 1935
No Score Yet Code of the Mounted RCMP Corporal Jim 1935
No Score Yet The Fighting Trooper Burke 1934
No Score Yet Drum Taps Actor 1933
96% 42nd Street Dancer Who Catches Girl 1933
No Score Yet Dynamite Ranch Actor 1932
No Score Yet The Lightning Warrior Actor 1931
No Score Yet The Phantom of the West Peter Drake 1931

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Townsman
  • 1962

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