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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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Known For

Blazing Saddles
Blazing Saddles Taggart
(1974)
The Getaway
The Getaway Cowboy
(1972)
One-Eyed Jacks
One-Eyed Jacks Deputy Lon Dedrick
(1961)

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 1983 Sawyer and Finn (TV Movie)
 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 Swan Song (TV Movie)
George
 1979 Undercover with the KKK (TV Movie)
Yancey Hicks
 1979 The Sacketts (TV Mini-Series)
Jack Bigelow
- Part II ... Jack Bigelow
- Episode #1.1 ... Jack Bigelow
 1978 Vega$ (TV Series)
Ben Handler
- Yes, My Darling Daughter (1978) ... Ben Handler
 1978 The Busters (TV Movie)
Kane
 1978 How the West Was Won (TV Mini-Series)
Tap Henry
- The Judge (1978) ... Tap Henry
- Deek (1978) ... Tap Henry
- Robber's Roost (1978) ... Tap Henry
- Cattle Drive (1978) ... Tap Henry
 1977 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series)
Uncle Coot
- The Winged Colt (1977) ... Uncle Coot
 1975-1977 Baretta (TV Series)
Charlie / Mazurski
- Big Bad Charlie (1977) ... Charlie
- When Dues Come Down (1975) ... Mazurski
 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
 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 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 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Sheriff Ned Harlow
- Die Now, Pay Later (1973) ... Sheriff Ned Harlow
 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
 1971 The Devil and Miss Sarah (TV Movie)
Stoney
 1971 Hitched (TV Movie)
Sam / Bart Dawson
 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
 1963-1970 Bonanza (TV Series)
Big Jim Leyton / Sheriff / Sheriff Gant
- What Are Pardners For? (1970) ... Sheriff
- Catch as Catch Can (1968) ... Sheriff Gant
 1970 Medical Center (TV Series)
Smokey Bradville
- The Professional (1970) ... Smokey Bradville
 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 The Outcasts (TV Series)
Sergeant
- Pilot (1968) ... Sergeant
 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 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 The Legend of Jesse James (TV Series)
Sheriff Homer Brinks
- Wanted: Dead and Only (1966) ... Sheriff Homer Brinks
 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 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 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 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Bradshaw
- Final Arrangements (1961) ... Bradshaw
 1960-1961 Lawman (TV Series)
Barney / Calvin
- The Trial (1961) ... Barney
- The Lady Belle (1960) ... Calvin
 1961 The Americans (TV Series)
Johnson
- The War Between the States (1961) ... Johnson
- The Escape (1961) ... Johnson
 1961 Coronado 9 (TV Series)
SherIff Harry Fife
- Gone Goose (1961) ... SherIff 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 Surfside 6 (TV Series)
Muskrat George
- Ghost of a Chance (1961) ... Muskrat George
 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)
Ef Haddlebird
- Bandito (1960) ... Ef Haddlebird
 1959 Frontier Doctor (TV Series)
Slim
- Bittercreek Gang (1959) ... Slim
 1958 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Wall
- The Telescope Eye (1958) ... Wall
 1957 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Gary Owen
- Big Ghost Basin (1957) ... Gary Owen
 1957 Lassie (TV Series)
Eddie
- The Chimp (1957) ... Eddie
 1956 Fury (TV Series)
Slim Perkins
- Boy's Day (1956) ... Slim Perkins
 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 Buffalo Bill, Jr. (TV Series)
Dude Simpson / Henchman Kansas
- Kansas City Lady (1956) ... Dude Simpson
- A Diamond for Grandpa (1956) ... Henchman Kansas
 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
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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:

After [Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)], the roles, the dressing rooms and the checks all started gettin' bigger. See more »

Trivia:

Before becoming an actor, Slim was riding on the rodeo circuit. Someone told him that he should take up another line of work because all he would ever get in the rodeo was "Slim Pickin's." See more »

Trademark:

Often acted in post-modern Westerns or parodies of Westerns See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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