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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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 1982 Pink Motel
 1980 Honeysuckle Rose
Garland Ramsey
 1980 Tom Horn
Sheriff Sam Creedmore
 1979 The Black Hole
B.O.B. (voice, uncredited)
 1979 Spirit of the Wind
 1979 1941
Hollis P. Wood
 1979 The Sweet Creek County War
Jitters Pippen
 1978 Smokey and the Good Time Outlaws
Sheriff Ledy
 1978 The Swarm
Jud Hawkins
 1977 The Shadow of Chikara
Virgil Cane
 1977 The White Buffalo
Abel Pickney (Stage Driver)
 1977 Mr. Billion
Duane Hawkins
 1976 Pony Express Rider
Bob Jay
 1976 Hawmps!
Naman Tucker
 1975 White Line Fever
Duane Haller
 1975 Poor Pretty Eddie
Sheriff Orville
 1975 Rancho Deluxe
Henry Beige
 1974 The Legend of Earl Durand
Phil Chumley
 1974 Ginger in the Morning
 1974 Bootleggers
Grandpa Pruitt
 1973 Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
Sheriff Baker
 1972 Outdoor Rambling
Slim Pickens
 1972 The Honkers
 1972 J.C.
Grady Caldwell
 1972 The Cowboys
 1971 The Wild Season
 1971 The Deserter
 1970 The Ballad of Cable Hogue
Ben Fairchild
 1970 Rosolino Paternò, soldato...
General Maxwell
 1969 80 Steps to Jonah
 1968 Skidoo
Switchboard Operator
 1968 Never a Dull Moment
Cowboy Schaeffer
 1967 The Flim-Flam Man
Jarvis Bates
 1967 Rough Night in Jericho
 1966 An Eye for an Eye
Ike Slant
 1966 Stagecoach
Buck, Stagecoach Driver
 1965 The Glory Guys
Sgt. James Gregory
 1965 Up from the Beach
Artillery Colonel
 1963 Savage Sam
Willy Crup
 1961 A Thunder of Drums
Trooper Erschick
 1961 One-Eyed Jacks
Deputy Lon Dedrick
 1960 Chartroose Caboose
Pete Harmon
 1960 The Horse with the Flying Tail (Documentary)
Cowboy (uncredited)
 1959 Stump Run
Babe Gaskin
 1958 Tonka
 1958 Escort West
Corporal Wheeler
 1958 The Sheepman
 1957 Gunsight Ridge
Hank Moss
 1956 Gun Brothers
Moose MacLain
 1956 The Great Locomotive Chase
Pete Bracken
 1956 Stranger at My Door
Ben Silas
 1956 When Gangland Strikes
Slim Pickett
 1956 Cow Dog (Short)
 1955 The Last Command
 1955 Santa Fe Passage
Sam Beekman
 1954 The Outcast
Boone Polsen
 1954 The Boy from Oklahoma
 1954 Phantom Stallion
 1953 Down Laredo Way
 1953 The Sun Shines Bright
Sterling, Lanky Backwoodsman
 1952 Thunderbirds
Pvt. Wes Shelby
 1952 Old Oklahoma Plains
 1952 The Story of Will Rogers
Dusty Donovan
 1950 Rocky Mountain
Plank (CSA)
 1946 Smoky
Rodeo Cowboy (uncredited)
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In 1961, he and Bing Russell starred in an unsold pilot for a adventure series set in the Pacific Northwest called "Loggers". See more »

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6' 3" (1.91 m)

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


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 »


Tall, paunchy frame almost invariably in a cowboy hat and rodeo-style clothes See more »

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