Starred (as "Kid Sheleen") in a western pilot called "Cat Ballou", based on the film Cat Ballou
6' (1.83 m)
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The heavy today is usually not my kind of guy. In the old days, Rory Calhoun
was the hero because he was the hero and I was the heavy because I was the heavy - and nobody cared what my problem was. And I didn't either. I robbed the bank because I wanted the money ... I've played all kinds of weirdos but I've never done the quiet, sick type. I never had a problem - other than the fact I was just ...
He once described the career of a character actor. It went like this: "Who's Jack Elam? Get me Jack Elam. Get me a Jack Elam type. Get me a young Jack Elam. Who's Jack Elam?"
Predominantly played mean, scheming bad guy henchmen in Westerns.