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Tim Mccoy



An authentic cowboy from the age of 15, Timothy McCoy moved to a large Wyoming ranch next to a Sioux Indian reservation after some college studies; he became an authority on Indian languages, customs, and folk history, and mastered Indian sign language. He served in World War I, and was then appointed Indian Agent for his territory. In 1922, he was employed as a technical advisor and co-ordinator of Indian extras for the film The Covered Wagon (1923); McCoy may also have done some trick riding for the film. He later he resigned his government post, having been offered a key supporting role in the western The Thundering Herd (1925). MGM signed him to a film contract in 1925; he was to star in westerns and action movies based on historical anecdotes of the American frontier. By the early '30s he was among the most popular western stars; he always appeared dresed in black, with an oversized white Stetson hat and a pearl-handled gun. McCoy interrupted his screen career in 1935 to travel with the Ringling Brothers circus. In 1938 he started his own Wild West show, but it was unsuccessful. He returned to the screen in 1940, and for two years he co-starred in the low-budget Rough Rider western series; the series ended when Buck Jones, another of its stars, died in a fire. He served in World War II (in which he was awarded the Bronze Star), then retired to his ranch; from 1949, however, he worked on TV and in occasional film cameo roles. He won an Emmy for his TV program The Tim McCoy Show. Until 1976 McCoy continued working 300 days a year as the headliner of Tommy Scott's Country Music Circus. In 1974 he was inducted into the Cowboy Hall of Fame. He authored an autobiography (assisted by his son Ronald), Tim McCoy Remembers the West (1977).

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Frontier Justice
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Run of the Arrow
  • Gen. Allan
1957
74% Around the World in 80 Days
  • Commander
1956
No Score Yet Dawn on the Great Divide
  • Actor
1942
No Score Yet Down Texas Way
  • Tim
1942
No Score Yet Ghost Town Law
  • Tim
1942
No Score Yet West of the Law
  • Actor
1942
No Score Yet Forbidden Trails
  • Colonel
1941
No Score Yet Arizona Bound
  • Marshal Tim McCall
1941
No Score Yet The Gunman from Bodie
  • Actor
1941
No Score Yet The Texas Marshal
  • Tim Rand
1941
No Score Yet Gun Code
  • Tim Hammond
1940
No Score Yet Straight Shooter
  • `Lightning' Bill Carson
1940
No Score Yet Fighting Renegade
  • Lightning Bill Carson/El Puma
1939
No Score Yet Texas Wildcats
  • 'Lightning' Bill Carson
1939
No Score Yet Outlaw's Paradise
  • `Trigger' Mallory/Capt. William Carson
1939
No Score Yet Code of the Cactus
  • Bill Carson/Miguel
1939
No Score Yet Six-Gun Trail
  • Captain William 'Lightning Bill' Carson
1938
No Score Yet Phantom Ranger
  • Tim Hayes
1938
No Score Yet Lightnin' Carson Rides Again
  • Marshal 'Lightnin' Bill Carson
1938
No Score Yet The Traitor
  • Tim Vallance
1936
No Score Yet Aces and Eights
  • 'Gentleman' Tim Madigan
1936
No Score Yet Ghost Patrol
  • Tim Caverly
1936
No Score Yet Border Caballero
  • Tim Ross
1936
No Score Yet The Man from Gun Town
  • Tim Hanlon
1936
No Score Yet The Lion's Den
  • Tim Barton
1936
No Score Yet Bulldog Courage
  • Slim Braddock
1935
No Score Yet Square Shooter
  • Actor
1935
No Score Yet Outlaw Deputy
  • Tom Mallory
1935
No Score Yet The Prescott Kid
  • Tim Hamlin
1934
No Score Yet Man of Action
  • Actor
1933
No Score Yet The Whirlwind
  • Tim Reynolds
1933
No Score Yet The Western Code
  • Tim Barrett
1932
No Score Yet Two-Fisted Law
  • Tim McCoy
1932
No Score Yet The Riding Tornado
  • Tim Torrent
1932
No Score Yet Texas Cyclone
  • Pecos Grant
1932
No Score Yet Cornered
  • Actor
1932
No Score Yet Two Fisted Law
  • Actor
1932

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