Paul Brinegar

Paul Brinegar

Highest Rated: 70% The Captive City (1952)

Lowest Rated: 53% Human Desire (1954)

Birthday: Dec 19, 1917

Birthplace: Tucumcari, New Mexico, USA

Paul Brinegar was born and raised in New Mexico, but he left to become an actor in Hollywood. He began appearing in films in 1946 with an uncredited role in the western romance "Abilene Town." Two years later he received his first credit when he appeared as a mechanic in the 1948 film noir "Larceny." He went on from there to appear in scores of films, usually Westerns, eventually making a name for himself as the quintessential cowboy sidekick. In 1959, he took on his best known role, playing the grumpy cook, Wishbone, in Clint Eastwood's long-running western TV series, "Rawhide." He played that role until 1965. In 1973, he made one of his last major film appearances when he worked with Eastwood again, playing a barman in the film "High Plains Drifter." He later appeared on programs like the backwoods car-chase comedy "The Dukes of Hazzard," the medical drama "Trapper John, M.D.," and the private detective show "Matt Houston," where he played a recurring role, fittingly, as a comedic cowboy named Lamar Pettybone. In total Brinegar appeared in over 100 different film and TV roles throughout his almost 50-year career.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 65% Wyatt Earp: Return to Tombstone Jim "Dog" Kelly (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 57% Charro! Opie Keetch (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Country Boy Mr. Byrd (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 26% How to Make a Monster Rivero (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 29% Cattle Empire Tom Jefferson Jeffrey (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 25% The Vampire Willy Warner (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mark of the Vampire Willy Warner (Character) - 1957
53% 71% Human Desire Brakeman (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fast Company Smokey (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Captain Scarface Clegg (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Here Come the Nelsons Thin Cop (Character) - 1952
70% 67% The Captive City Police Sergeant (Character) - 1952

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 98% Knight Rider Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dukes of Hazzard Dewey Stovall (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams Trapper Tom (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet CHiPs Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie Glover (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Quest Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Petrocelli Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry O Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Six Million Dollar Man Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Charlie Tompkins (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lancer Jelly Hoskins (Character) 1968-1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Valley Days Rupert Johnson (Character) 1969 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Guns of Will Sonnett Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lassie Ben Adams (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Iron Horse Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Jason Rohan (Guest Star) 1966 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Wishbone (Character) 1959-1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trackdown Zach Armstead (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp Jim "Dog" Kelley (Guest Star) 1955-1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1955-1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cheyenne Unknown (Guest Star) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Highway Patrol Unknown (Guest Star) 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Letter to Loretta Pete (Character) 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man Behind the Badge Johnson (Character) 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lone Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1954

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