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Buddy Baer (1915–1986)


Buddy was the younger brother of world heavyweight champion Max Baer. In films, he played giants in Quo Vadis (1951) and Jack and the Beanstalk (1952). When television westerns were in vogue in the '50s and '60s, he often played the heavy to super-sized heroes James Arness, Clint Walker and Chuck Connors. See full bio »

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Known For

Jack and the Beanstalk
Jack and the Beanstalk Sgt. Riley / The Giant
(1952)
Quo Vadis
Quo Vadis Ursus
(1951)
Africa Screams
Africa Screams Boots Wilson
(1949)

Filmography

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 1966 Ride Beyond Vengeance
Mr. Kratz
 1963 Rawhide (TV Series)
Big Will Cornelius
- Incident at El Crucero (1963) ... Big Will Cornelius
 1962 Outlaws (TV Series)
Andros
- All in a Day's Work (1962) ... Andros
 1962 The Bashful Elephant
Tavern Owner
 1961 The Magic Fountain
Big Benjamin (voice)
 1959-1960 Tales of the Vikings (TV Series)
Haldar / Halder / A Viking
- The Harem Dancer (1960) ... Haldar
- The Mercenaries (1960) ... Haldar
- Salt Mine (1960) ... Haldar
- The Barbarian (1960) ... Haldar
- Galley Slaves (1960) ... Haldar
 1958 Sky King (TV Series)
Jean Turnot
- The Wild Man (1958) ... Jean Turnot
 1958 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
Clarence
- The Chinese Hangman (1958) ... Clarence
 1958 Once Upon a Horse...
Beulah's Brother
 1958 Wagon Train (TV Series)
The Tinsmith
- The Dan Hogan Story (1958) ... The Tinsmith
 1958 Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Atlas
- Three in One (1958) ... Atlas
 1958 Giant from the Unknown
Vargas the Giant
 1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Angel
- Lone Woman (1957) ... Angel
 1957 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Stobo
- Never Pester Chester (1957) ... Stobo
 1957 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Bolo - Henchman
- High Wire (1957) ... Bolo - Henchman
 1957 Hell Canyon Outlaws
Henchman Stan
 1957 Circus Boy (TV Series)
Hector Buford
- The Gentle Giant (1957) ... Hector Buford
 1957 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Sampson O'Hara
- The Law and Miss Aggie (1957) ... Sampson O'Hara (uncredited)
 1957 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Moccasin Joe
- Big Ghost Basin (1957) ... Moccasin Joe
 1956 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Toro Luez
- The Way to Heaven (1956) ... Toro Luez
 1956 Climax! (TV Series)
Moe
- The Fifth Wheel (1956) ... Moe
 1956 Slightly Scarlet
Lenhardt
 1956 Sheena: Queen of the Jungle (TV Series)
Bull Kendall
- The Lash (1956) ... Bull Kendall
- The Rival Queen (1956) ... Bull Kendall (as Buddy Bear)
 1955 Captain Midnight (TV Series)
Bluchner
- Doctors of Doom (1955) ... Bluchner
 1955 Damon Runyon Theater (TV Series)
Morgan
- Earthquake Morgan (1955) ... Morgan
 1955 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Supporting Player
- Episode #4.27 (1955) ... Supporting Player
 1954 Jubilee Trail
Nicolai Gregorovitch Karakozeff 'Handsome Brute'
 1953 The Marshal's Daughter
Buddy Baer - Poker Game Player
 1953 Dream Wife
Vizier
 1953 Fair Wind to Java
King
 1952 The Big Sky
Romaine
 1952 Jack and the Beanstalk
Sgt. Riley / The Giant
 1951 Flame of Araby
Hakim Barbarossa
 1951 Two Tickets to Broadway
Sailor on Bus
 1951 Quo Vadis
Ursus
 1949 Africa Screams
Boots Wilson
 1937 Take It from Me
Kid Brody
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Buddy Bear

Height:

6' 6¾" (2 m)
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Trivia:

Younger brother of Max Baer. See more »

Trademark:

Hulking and towering frame, which made him a favorite to play big brutes, both sympathetic and unsympathetic

Star Sign:

Gemini

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