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Rockne Tarkington



On stage from 1960, towering African-American actor Rockne Tarkington has been most often seen in movie and TV adventure fare. Those who were weaned on the Saturday morning kiddie shows of the 1960s will remember Tarkington as Morgan, the fearless islander eternally called upon to rescue hero Frank Aletter and heroine Ronne Troup in the live-action "Danger Island" segments of The Banana Splits Adventure Hour. In the evening hours, Tarkington could be seen on an occasional basis as jungle veterinarian Rao on the Tarzan series. Numbering among his feature film credits are such heart-pounders as Ice Pirates (1984), Death Before Dishonor (1987) and Fists of Steel (1990). Curiously, in Kevin Costner's blood-spattered Wyatt Earp (1994), Rockne Tarkington played the relatively passive role of a stablehand.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Black Starlet
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Under the Gun (Iron Fist)
  • Leon
1995
42% Wyatt Earp
  • Stable Hand
1994
No Score Yet The Desperate Trail
  • Packo
1994
No Score Yet Death Before Dishonor
  • Director
  • Jihad
1987
No Score Yet Uphill All the Way
  • Leon
1986
9% The Ice Pirates
  • Patch
1984
No Score Yet Showdown at Eagle Gap
  • Enterprise Jackson
1982
No Score Yet The Intruder Within
  • Mark
1981
No Score Yet The Baltimore Bullet
  • Gunner
1980
No Score Yet Roughnecks
  • Lenny Booker
1980
No Score Yet Disaster on the Coastliner
  • Actor
1979
No Score Yet Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • Morrison
1978
No Score Yet The Zebra Force
  • Actor
1976
No Score Yet The No Mercy Man
  • Actor
1975
No Score Yet The Great Gundown
  • Sutton
1975
No Score Yet Trained to Kill, U.S.A.
  • Actor
1975
No Score Yet Black Samson
  • Samson
1974
No Score Yet Melinda
  • Tank
1972
No Score Yet Beware! The Blob
  • Deputy Williams
1972
43% The Great White Hope
  • Rudy
1970
No Score Yet Tell Me in the Sunlight
  • Rocky
1967
No Score Yet Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion
  • Juma
1965
No Score Yet Soldier in the Rain
  • 1st Sgt. William Booth
1963

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet MacGyver
1985-1992
  • Jules

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