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Ted Mapes

Highest Rated: 100% The Far Country (1955)

Lowest Rated: 14% A New Kind of Love (1963)

Birthday: Nov 25, 1901

Birthplace: Not Available

Ted Mapes grew up on his father's wheat ranch in Nebraska. Upon attaining adulthood, Mapes took on a variety of manual-labor jobs, ending up as a furniture hauler in Los Angeles. Through a movie-studio connection, he landed a job as a grip on the 1929 Doug Fairbanks-Mary Pickford talkie Taming of the Shrew. By the mid-1930s, he'd moved away from the technical side of the business and was working as a stunt man and supporting actor. Mapes performed stunts for such major action stars as John Wayne, Charles Starrett, Joel McCrea and James Stewart. He also doubled for Gary Cooper (whom he closely resembled) in 17 different films, and essayed speaking roles in 13 Republic serials. After retiring from the stunt game, he kept active in Hollywood as an advisor for the American Humane Association, seeing to it that movie animals were properly trained and cared for on the set. In 1978, Ted Mapes was elected to the Stuntman Hall of Fame.

Highest Rated Movies



29% The Rare Breed Liveryman 1966
No Score Yet Dear Brigitte Postman 1965
57% Cheyenne Autumn Trooper 1964
14% A New Kind of Love Floor Walker 1963
94% The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Highpockets 1962
50% Night Passage Leary 1957
100% The Far Country Deputy 1955
No Score Yet Thunder Bay Oil Man 1953
100% Winchester '73 Bartender 1950
No Score Yet Cow Town Ed Loomis 1950
No Score Yet Blondie's Hero Fruit Salesman 1950
63% Samson and Delilah Captain Killed by Jawbone 1949
No Score Yet Outcasts of the Trail Fred Smith 1949
No Score Yet Look for the Silver Lining Driver 1949
100% The Paleface Horseman 1948
No Score Yet The Strawberry Roan Smitty 1948
No Score Yet Fury at Furnace Creek Man 1948
No Score Yet Desperadoes of Dodge City Jake 1948
No Score Yet My Pal Trigger Walling Hand Riley 1946
No Score Yet Daughter of Don Q Gray 1946
No Score Yet Law Men Curley 1944
No Score Yet Partners of the Trail Henchman Slinky 1944
No Score Yet Death Rides the Plains Actor 1943
No Score Yet Land of Hunted Men Henchman Piebald 1943
73% The Outlaw Guard 1943
No Score Yet Calling Wild Bill Elliott Actor 1943
No Score Yet Home in Wyomin' Rodeo Hand 1942
No Score Yet Lady from Louisiana (Lady from New Orleans) Actor 1941
No Score Yet In Old Cheyenne Rancher 1941
No Score Yet Red River Valley Actor 1941
95% Foreign Correspondent Double for Joel McCrea 1940
No Score Yet The Ranger and the Lady Kramer 1940
No Score Yet The Carson City Kid Stage Shotgun Guard 1940
No Score Yet West of the Badlands Actor 1940
No Score Yet The Arizona Kid Actor 1939
No Score Yet In Old Caliente Actor 1939
No Score Yet Three Texas Steers Willie 1939
No Score Yet Dick Tracy's G-Men G-Men 1939
No Score Yet Wall Street Cowboy Henchman (uncredited) 1939
No Score Yet Stampede Henchman Whitey (uncredited) 1936


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