Walter Barnes

Walter Barnes

Highest Rated: 76% Escape to Witch Mountain (1975)

Lowest Rated: 37% Every Which Way But Loose (1978)

Birthday: Jan 26, 1918

Birthplace: Parkersburg, West Virginia, USA

As a former offensive lineman for the National Football League team the Philadelphia Eagles, actor Walter Barnes was well-suited to play rugged action roles. Over the course of his more than 30-year career, he appeared in scores of Westerns, crime dramas, war stories, and the like. His first acting role came in 1956, when he appeared on the program "State Trooper," a crime drama set in the American West. That same year, he made his first appearance on the TV Western "Cheyenne," a show that helped boost the careers of many successful actors, including Dennis Hopper, Angie Dickinson, and Ron Howard. He would go on to appear on the program four more times over two years. In 1959, he appeared in the Kirk Douglas-produced adventure show "Tales of the Vikings." After filming the series in the German Alps, he decided to remain there. In 1960, he began to appear in European productions, starting with the Duilio Coletti-directed war film "Under Ten Flags," about the British attempting to sink a warship. He returned to the United States in 1969 and made his first of four appearances on the popular Western "Bonanza." In 1981, he was a cast regular, playing police chief Carl Pusser, on "Walking Tall," a TV series based on the film of the same name. His last on-screen appearance came in 1987, but he continued to provide voiceovers for several more productions until 1991, when he retired due to failing health from diabetes.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 20% Earth Killer Trig (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 12% Smokey Bites the Dust Sheriff Turner (Character) - 1981
37% 55% Every Which Way But Loose Tank Murdock (Character) - 1978
54% 60% Pete's Dragon Captain (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 31% Day of the Animals Ranger Tucker (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Blue Knight Unknown (Character) - 1975
76% 59% Escape to Witch Mountain Sheriff Purdy (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gun and the Pulpit Oaf (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Moment to Kill Bull (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Halleluja for Django Jarrett / Clay Thomas (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rampage at Apache Wells Campbell (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 85% The Big Gundown Brokston (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Frontier Hellcat Martin Baumann Sr. (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Winnetou & The Oil Prince Bill Campbell (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Apache Gold Bill Jones (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 29% Captain Sindbad Rolf (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rape of the Sabines Stilicone (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Avenger of the Seven Seas Van Artz (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Robin Hood and the Pirates Guercio/Orbo (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Oregon Passage Sgt. Jed Erschick (Character) - 1957

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dukes of Hazzard Jeb McCobb (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kung Fu Unknown (Character) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1969-1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alias Smith and Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The High Chaparral Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bat Masterson Paulson (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Valley Days Unknown (Character) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Letter to Loretta Casey (Character) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Burke (Guest Star) 1957-1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cheyenne Unknown (Guest Star) 1956-1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Have Gun -- Will Travel Unknown (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marshal Dillon Unknown (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Restless Gun Wisconsin Billy (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Unknown (Character) 1957-1958

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