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Paul Brinegar

Highest Rated:   96% High Plains Drifter (1973)
Lowest Rated:   55% Human Desire (1954)
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Character actor of films and television, Paul Brinegar specialized in playing feisty, grizzled cowboy sidekicks. Fans of the Western series Rawhide may remember Brinegar for playing Wishbone, the grumbly old cook. He was also known for playing Lamar Pettybone on the early-'80s television series Matt Houston. Born and raised in New Mexico, he headed to California as a young man and made his feature film debut in Larceny (1948). From there, he launched a steady film career that slowed down considerably in the late '50s, after he began appearing on television but did not end until 1994, when Brinegar made his final screen appearance, as a stagecoach driver, in the 1994 film version of Maverick.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Wyatt Earp: Return to Tombstone
  • Spooner
1994
66% Maverick
  • Stage Driver
1994
No Score Yet The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw
  • Actor
1991
No Score Yet Chattanooga Choo Choo
  • Pee Wee
1984
No Score Yet Spaceship
  • Actor
1981
96% High Plains Drifter
  • Lutie Naylor
1973
No Score Yet Charro!
  • Opie Keetch
1969
No Score Yet How to Make a Monster
  • Rivero
1958
No Score Yet Cattle Empire
  • Tom Jeffrey
1958
84% The Spirit of St. Louis
  • Okie
1957
No Score Yet The Vampire
  • Willie
1957
No Score Yet Flight To Hong Kong
  • Carstairs
1956
No Score Yet World Without End
  • Vida
1956
No Score Yet Rogue Cop
  • Clerk
1955
No Score Yet I Died a Thousand Times
  • Bus Driver
1955
No Score Yet Dawn at Socorro
  • Desk Clerk
1954
55% Human Desire
  • Brakeman
1954
No Score Yet So Big
  • Farmer
1953
No Score Yet Captain Scarface
  • Actor
1953
90% Pat and Mike
  • Caddy
1952
78% The Captive City
  • Police Sergeant
1952
No Score Yet Here Come the Nelsons
  • Thin Cop
1952
No Score Yet Storm Warning
  • Cameraman
1951
No Score Yet The Gal Who Took the West
  • Salesman
1949

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet CHiPs
1977-1983
  • Old Surfer
  • 1977
No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie
1974-1984
  • Glover
  • 1976

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