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Tim McCoy (I) (1891–1978)

One of the great stars of early American Westerns. McCoy was the son of an Irish soldier who later became police chief of Saginaw, Michigan, where McCoy was born. He attended St. Ignatius College in Chicago and after seeing a Wild West show there, left school and found work on a Wyoming ranch. He became an expert horseman and roper and developed a ... See full bio »

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Around the World in Eighty Days
Around the World in Eighty Days U.S. Cavalry Colonel
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Two-Fisted Law Tim Clark
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Aces and Eights 'Gentleman' Tim Madigan


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 1965 Requiem for a Gunfighter
Judge Irving Short
 1957 Run of the Arrow
Gen. Allen (as Colonel Tim McCoy)
 1956 Around the World in Eighty Days
U.S. Cavalry Colonel (as Col. Tim McCoy)
 1955 Indian Agent (TV Movie)
Bill Carson
 1941 Arizona Bound
Marshal Tim McCall aka Parson McCall
 1941 Outlaws of the Rio Grande
Marshal Tim Barton
 1939 Outlaws' Paradise
Captain William Carson / Trigger Mallory
 1938 West of Rainbow's End
Tim Hart
 1936 Ghost Patrol
Tim Caverly
 1935 Riding Wild
Tim Malloy / Tex Ravelle
 1935 The Outlaw Deputy
Tim Mallory
 1935 Square Shooter
Tim Baxter
 1934 Beyond the Law
Tim Weston
 1934 A Man's Game
Tim Bradley
 1934 Voice in the Night
Tim Dale
 1934 Speed Wings
 1933 Straightaway
Tim Dawson
 1933 Police Car 17
Tim Conlon
 1933 Rusty Rides Alone
Tim Burke
 1932 Daring Danger
Tim Madigan
 1931 Shotgun Pass
Tim Walker
 1930 The Indians Are Coming
Jack Manning
 1929 The Desert Rider
Jed Tyler
 1929 Sioux Blood
 1929 A Night on the Range (Short)
 1929 The Overland Telegraph
Captain Allen
 1929 Morgan's Last Raid
Capt. Daniel Clairbourne
 1928 The Bushranger
 1928 The Adventurer
Jim McClellan
 1928 Wyoming
Lt. Jack Colton
 1927 Foreign Devils
Capt. Robert Kelly
 1927 The Frontiersman
John Dale
 1927 California
Capt. Archibald Gillespie
 1927 Winners of the Wilderness
Col. Sir Dennis O'Hara (as Colonel Tim McCoy)
 1926 War Paint
Lt. Tim Marshall
 1925 The Thundering Herd
Burn Hudnall (as Col. T.J. McCoy)
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Unsold pilot: Starred in a pilot for a western series to be called "Indian Agent". See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 9 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Col. T.J. McCoy | Col. Tim McCoy | Colonel Tim McCoy


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[about fellow western actor Buck Jones] Buck Jones was a very fine fellow. They sort of wondered when they teamed Buck and I, who'd been rivals, they might have expected a lot of fireworks, you know, that we'd be fighting one another on the set [of the "Rough Riders" western series] all the time. Instead of that, it worked out to be the most amiable association two actors could have. Buck and I ... See more »


Not only an expert on the Old West, but an authority on Indian folklore. One of the few white men still alive who could converse in Indian sign language. See more »

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