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Slim Pickens (I) (1919–1983)


Slim Pickens spent the early part of his career as a real cowboy and the latter part playing cowboys, and he is best remembered for a single "cowboy" image: that of bomber pilot Maj. "King" Kong waving his cowboy hat rodeo-style as he rides a nuclear bomb onto its target in the great black comedy Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying ... See full bio »

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 1983 Sawyer and Finn (TV Movie)
 1982 Pink Motel
Roy
 1982 Filthy Rich (TV Series)
Big Guy Beck
 1981 The Nashville Grab (TV Movie)
Ross Common
 1981 Best of the West (TV Series)
Sheriff Ben Lattimer
- The Prisoner (1981) ... Sheriff Ben Lattimer
 1981 Charlie and the Great Balloon Chase (TV Movie)
Ben Khlover
 1981 This House Possessed (TV Movie)
Arthur Keene
 1980 The Nashville Palace (TV Series)
Regular (1981-82)
 1980 Honeysuckle Rose
Garland Ramsey
 1980 Tom Horn
Sheriff Sam Creedmore
 1980 Swan Song (TV Movie)
George
 1979 The Black Hole
B.O.B. (voice, uncredited)
 1979 Spirit of the Wind
Obie
 1979 1941
Hollis P. Wood
 1979 Undercover with the KKK (TV Movie)
Yancey Hicks
 1979 The Sacketts (TV Movie)
Jack Bigelow
 1979 The Sweet Creek County War
Jitters Pippen
 1978 Smokey and the Good Time Outlaws
Sheriff Ledy
 1978 Vega$ (TV Series)
Ben Handler
- Yes, My Darling Daughter (1978) ... Ben Handler
 1978 The Swarm
Jud Hawkins
 1978 The Busters (TV Movie)
Kane
 1978 How the West Was Won (TV Mini-Series)
Tap Henry
- Episode #1.11 (1978) ... Tap Henry
- Episode #1.10 (1978) ... Tap Henry
- Episode #1.9 (1978) ... Tap Henry
 1977 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series)
Uncle Coot
- The Winged Colt (1977) ... Uncle Coot
 1977 The Shadow of Chikara
Virgil Cane
 1977 The White Buffalo
Abel Pickney (Stage Driver)
 1975-1977 Baretta (TV Series)
Charlie / Mazurski
- Big Bad Charlie (1977) ... Charlie
- When Dues Come Down (1975) ... Mazurski
 1977 Mr. Billion
Duane Hawkins
 1976 Pony Express Rider
Bob Jay
 1976 Hawmps!
Naman Tucker
 1976 Banjo Hackett: Roamin' Free (TV Movie)
Lijah Tuttle
 1976 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
William Halstead
- Greed (1976) ... William Halstead
 1975 Babe (TV Movie)
Colonel M.J. McCombs
 1975 White Line Fever
Duane Haller
 1975 Poor Pretty Eddie
Sheriff Orville
 1975 Rancho Deluxe
Henry Beige
 1957-1974 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Old Bill Williams / Plunkett / Newt Pribble / ...
- Runaway on the Rogue River (1974) ... Bucky Steele
- Bristle Face: Part 2 (1964) ... Newt Pribble
- Bristle Face: Part 1 (1964) ... Newt Pribble
- The Horse with the Flying Tail (1963) ... Cowboy (uncredited)
 1974 Runaway on Rogue River (TV Movie)
Bucky Steele
 1974 The Legend of Earl Durand
Phil Chumley
 1974 Ginger in the Morning
Sheriff
 1974 Bootleggers
Grandpa Pruitt
 1974 The Gun and the Pulpit (TV Movie)
Billy One-Eye
 1974 Twice in a Lifetime (TV Movie)
Pete Lazich
 1974 Kung Fu (TV Series)
Bart Fisher
- Empty Pages of a Dead Book (1974) ... Bart Fisher
 1973 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Sam
- One Big Happy Family (1973) ... Sam
 1973 Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
Sheriff Baker
 1973 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Sheriff Ned Harlow
- Die Now, Pay Later (1973) ... Sheriff Ned Harlow
 1972 Outdoor Rambling
Slim Pickens
 1972 The Partridge Family (TV Series)
Will Fowler
- Nag, Nag, Nag (1972) ... Will Fowler
 1971-1972 Alias Smith and Jones (TV Series)
Sheriff Sam / Sheriff Whittaker / Sheriff Benton / ...
- The Strange Fate of Conrad Meyer Zulick (1972) ... Sheriff Sam
- The Day They Hanged Kid Curry (1971) ... Sheriff Whittaker
- The Man Who Murdered Himself (1971) ... Sheriff Benton
- Exit from Wickenburg (1971) ... Mike
 1972 Rolling Man (TV Movie)
Chuck
 1964-1972 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Charlie Utter / Colley / Pony Beal / ...
- The River: Part 2 (1972) ... Charlie Utter
- The River: Part 1 (1972) ... Charlie Utter
- The Scavengers (1970) ... Colley
- Sweet Billy, Singer of Songs (1966) ... Pony Beal
- Once a Haggen (1964) ... Bucko Taos
 1972 The Honkers
Clete
 1972 J.C.
Grady Caldwell
 1972 The Cowboys
Anse
 1971 The Devil and Miss Sarah (TV Movie)
Stoney
 1971 The Wild Season
Lucky
 1971 Hitched (TV Movie)
Sam / Bart Dawson
 1971 The Deserter
Tattinger
 1971 Mary Tyler Moore (TV Series)
Wild Jack Monroe
- The 45-Year-Old Man (1971) ... Wild Jack Monroe
 1963-1971 The Virginian (TV Series)
Sheriff / Hogy / Slim
- The Angus Killer (1971) ... Sheriff
- Big Image... Little Man (1964) ... Hogy
- Run Quiet (1963) ... Slim
 1971 Who Killed the Mysterious Mr. Foster? (TV Movie)
Kilpatrick
 1970 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Joe Cutter
- Little Bear Died Running (1970) ... Joe Cutter
 1970 The Ballad of Cable Hogue
Ben Fairchild
 1963-1970 Bonanza (TV Series)
Big Jim Leyton / Sheriff / Sheriff Gant
- Catch as Catch Can (1968) ... Sheriff Gant
 1970 Medical Center (TV Series)
Smokey Bradville
- The Professional (1970) ... Smokey Bradville
 1970 Rosolino Paternò, soldato...
General Maxwell
 1969 80 Steps to Jonah
Scott
 1969 That Girl (TV Series)
Major Culpepper
- Nobody Here But Us Chickens (1969) ... Major Culpepper
 1969 Ironside (TV Series)
Sheriff Metcalf
- Goodbye to Yesterday (1969) ... Sheriff Metcalf
 1969 Mannix (TV Series)
Mike Ray
- Only Giants Can Play (1969) ... Mike Ray
 1968 Skidoo
Switchboard Operator
 1968 The Outcasts (TV Series)
Sergeant
- Pilot (1968) ... Sergeant
 1968 Never a Dull Moment
Cowboy Schaeffer
 1968 Gentle Ben (TV Series)
Lloyd Larkin
- Ol' Joe's Gotta Go (1968) ... Lloyd Larkin
 1968 Cimarron Strip (TV Series)
Malachi Grimes
- Fool's Gold (1968) ... Malachi Grimes
 1967 The Flim-Flam Man
Jarvis Bates
 1967 Rough Night in Jericho
Yarbrough
 1967 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Sheriff Hoag
- A Very Small Injustice (1967) ... Sheriff Hoag
 1966 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Cletus Mott / Simon Harman
- Dan'l Boone Shot a B'ar (1966) ... Cletus Mott
- The Deserter (1966) ... Simon Harman
 1966 An Eye for an Eye
Ike Slant
 1966 The Legend of Jesse James (TV Series)
Sheriff Homer Brinks
- Wanted: Dead and Only (1966) ... Sheriff Homer Brinks
 1966 Stagecoach
Buck, Stagecoach Driver
 1965 The Glory Guys
Sgt. James Gregory
 1965 Up from the Beach
Artillery Colonel
 1964 Profiles in Courage (TV Series)
Rogers
- Sam Houston (1964) ... Rogers
 1964 Rawhide (TV Series)
Sheriff McKay
- The Backshooter (1964) ... Sheriff McKay
 1964 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Corbin
- Nemesis (1964) ... Corbin
 1964 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Clint Spinner
- The Iowa-Scuba Affair (1964) ... Clint Spinner
 1964 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Clem Carter
- The Jar (1964) ... Clem Carter
 1963 The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (TV Series)
Bly
- The Day of the Homeless (1963) ... Bly
 1963 Savage Sam
Willy Crup
 1963 Our Man Higgins (TV Series)
Zeke
- Higgins and the Hillbilly (1963) ... Zeke
 1958-1962 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Grubstake Malloy / Rafe Jeffers
- The Eve Newhope Story (1962) ... Grubstake Malloy
- The Tent City Story (1958) ... Rafe Jeffers
 1961-1962 Outlaws (TV Series)
Slim
- All in a Day's Work (1962) ... Slim
- Farewell Performance (1962) ... Slim
- Ride the Man Down (1962) ... Slim
- No More Horses (1962) ... Slim
- A Day to Kill (1962) ... Slim
 1962 The Tall Man (TV Series)
Starr
- The Black Robe (1962) ... Starr
 1962 Route 66 (TV Series)
Jud
- A Long Piece of Mischief (1962) ... Jud
 1961 Bronco (TV Series)
1st Stage Driver
- One Came Back (1961) ... 1st Stage Driver (uncredited)
 1961 A Thunder of Drums
Trooper Erschick
 1961 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Bradshaw
- Final Arrangements (1961) ... Bradshaw
 1960-1961 Lawman (TV Series)
Barney - Stagecoach Driver / Calvin -- Stagecoach Driver
- The Trial (1961) ... Barney - Stagecoach Driver
- The Lady Belle (1960) ... Calvin -- Stagecoach Driver
 1961 The Americans (TV Series)
Johnson
- The War Between the States (1961) ... Johnson
- The Escape (1961) ... Johnson
 1961 Coronado 9 (TV Series)
Harry Fife
- Gone Goose (1961) ... Harry Fife
 1958-1961 Maverick (TV Series)
Roscoe / Stage Coach Driver / Jed
- Benefit of the Doubt (1961) ... Roscoe
- A State of Siege (1961) ... Stage Coach Driver
- The Spanish Dancer (1958) ... Jed
 1961 One-Eyed Jacks
Deputy Lon Dedrick
 1961 Surfside 6 (TV Series)
Muskrat George
- Ghost of a Chance (1961) ... Muskrat George
 1960 Chartroose Caboose
Pete Harmon
 1960 The Horse with the Flying Tail (Documentary)
Cowboy (uncredited)
 1960 The Westerner (TV Series)
Oscar Hudson
- Line Camp (1960) ... Oscar Hudson
 1960 Riverboat (TV Series)
Porter Slagle / Trapper
- River Champion (1960) ... Porter Slagle
- The Wichita Arrows (1960) ... Trapper (uncredited)
 1957-1960 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Mark / Harry / Shorty
- The Shadow Catcher (1960) ... Mark
- Short Range (1958) ... Harry
- Brannigan's Boots (1957) ... Shorty
 1960 Overland Trail (TV Series)
Vince Allard
- Sour Annie (1960) ... Vince Allard
 1960 Pony Express (TV Series)
Eph Haddlebird
- Bandito (1960) ... Eph Haddlebird
 1959 Stump Run
Babe Gaskin
 1959 Frontier Doctor (TV Series)
Slim
- Bittercreek Gang (1959) ... Slim
 1958 Tonka
Ace
 1958 Escort West
Corporal Wheeler
 1958 The Sheepman
Marshal
 1957 Gunsight Ridge
Hank Moss
 1957 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Gary Owen
- Big Ghost Basin (1957) ... Gary Owen
 1957 Lassie (TV Series)
Eddie
- The Chimp (1957) ... Eddie
 1956 Annie Oakley (TV Series)
Garner / Ed Morgan / Slim / ...
- Grubstake Bank (1956) ... Garner
- Annie Rings the Bell (1956) ... Ed Morgan
- The Waco Kid (1956) ... Slim
- Annie and the Leprechauns (1956) ... Henchman Sundown
 1956 Circus Boy (TV Series)
Curly
- The Proud Pagliacci (1956) ... Curly
 1956 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Ed Jones / Joe Boley
- The Letter Bride (1956) ... Ed Jones
- The Sheriff of Smoke Tree (1956) ... Joe Boley
 1956 Gun Brothers
Moose MacLain
 1956 Buffalo Bill, Jr. (TV Series)
Dude Simpson / Henchman Kansas
- Kansas City Lady (1956) ... Dude Simpson
- A Diamond for Grandpa (1956) ... Henchman Kansas
 1956 The Great Locomotive Chase
Pete Bracken
 1956 Stranger at My Door
Ben Silas
 1956 When Gangland Strikes
Slim Pickett
 1956 Cow Dog (Short)
Cowhand
 1955 The Last Command
Abe
 1955 Santa Fe Passage
Sam Beekman
 1954-1955 Stories of the Century (TV Series)
Driver Billy Hilton / The Smiling Kid
- Kate Bender (1955) ... Driver Billy Hilton
- The Wild Bunch of Wyoming (1954) ... The Smiling Kid
 1954 The Outcast
Boone Polsen
 1954 The Boy from Oklahoma
Shorty
 1954 Phantom Stallion
Slim
 1953 Down Laredo Way
Slim
 1953 Iron Mountain Trail
Slim
 1953 The Sun Shines Bright
Sterling, Lanky Backwoodsman
 1953 Old Overland Trail
Slim
 1952 Thunderbirds
Pvt. Wes Shelby
 1952 Old Oklahoma Plains
Slim
 1952 The Story of Will Rogers
Dusty Donovan
 1952 Border Saddlemates
Slim
 1952 The Last Musketeer
Slim
 1950 Rocky Mountain
Plank (CSA)
 1946 Smoky
Rodeo Cowboy (uncredited)
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Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Self (7 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (9 credits)

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Other Works:

Album: "Slim Pickens" (1977/Blue Canyon Records) See more »

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Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

In a 1967 interview, on appearing on Bonanza (1959): " had to wear lifts.... I'm 6 foot 3 but alongside Dan Blocker I guess they thought I looked like Mickey Rooney". See more »

Trivia:

Although he was known for his heavy Southern drawl, leading many to believe he was from Texas or Oklahoma, he was actually born not far from Fresno, California, and raised in California's San Joaquin Valley. See more »

Trademark:

His loud, proud and somewhat crude Southern characters See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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