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Walter Barnes (I) (1918–1998)

An American character actor described to some as a 'rugged outdoor western/war type', proved to be Walter Barnes status in motion pictures for nearly thirty years. A pro football player, Barnes made a mark into playing roles in pictures with his performance in the 1957 film "Westbound". Although, Barnes found work in countless foreign films of the... See full bio »

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 1987 Boon (TV Series)
JCB Driver
- Day of the Yokel (1987) ... JCB Driver
 1986 Stingray (TV Series)
Daniel Coleman
- Ether (1986) ... Daniel Coleman
 1985 North and South (TV Mini-Series)
Benny Haven
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... Benny Haven
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... Benny Haven
 1982 Father Murphy (TV Series)
 1981 Smokey Bites the Dust
Sheriff Turner
 1980 Bronco Billy
Sheriff Dix
 1980 The Dukes of Hazzard (TV Series)
Jeb McCobb
- Treasure of Hazzard (1980) ... Jeb McCobb
 1980 Power (TV Movie)
Al Grove
 1974-1979 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Tobias / Sergeant Abel
- Sky Trap (1979)
- The Young Runaways (1978) ... Sergeant Abel
- Hog Wild: Part 2 (1974) ... Tobias
- Hog Wild: Part 1 (1974) ... Tobias
 1978 Every Which Way But Loose
Tank Murdock
 1978 David Cassidy - Man Undercover (TV Series)
Wiley
- Cage of Steel (1978) ... Wiley
 1978 Police Story (TV Series)
Officer Aaronson
- The Broken Badge (1978) ... Officer Aaronson
 1977 Pete's Dragon
Captain
 1977 Day of the Animals
Ranger Tucker
 1977 Emergency! (TV Series)
Mike Gold
- Limelight (1977) ... Mike Gold
 1975 Mackintosh and T.J.
Jim Webster
 1975 The Blue Knight (TV Series)
Personnel Officer
- Pilot (1975) ... Personnel Officer
 1975 Escape to Witch Mountain
Sheriff Purdy
 1974 The Gun and the Pulpit (TV Movie)
Oaf (uncredited)
 1974 Hog Wild (TV Movie)
Tobias
 1973 Kung Fu (TV Series)
Sheriff
- The Elixir (1973) ... Sheriff
 1973 Cahill U.S. Marshal
Sheriff Grady
 1973 High Plains Drifter
Sheriff Sam Shaw
 1972-1973 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Homer Chill / Al
- Boomerang (1973) ... Homer Chill
- Trapped (1972) ... Al
 1972 Movin' On (TV Movie)
Mr. Daniels
 1972 Pigs
Doctor
 1972 The Jimmy Stewart Show (TV Series)
Ernest Digby
- A Bone of Much Contention (1972) ... Ernest Digby
 1971 The Christian Licorice Store
P.C. Stayne
 1969-1971 Bonanza (TV Series)
Sheriff Truslow / Weatherby / Emmett J. Whitney / ...
- Bushwacked (1971) ... Sheriff Truslow
- Top Hand (1971) ... Weatherby
- Long Way to Ogden (1970) ... Emmett J. Whitney
- Anatomy of a Lynching (1969) ... Will Griner
 1971 Alias Smith and Jones (TV Series)
Deputy
- The Man Who Murdered Himself (1971) ... Deputy
 1970 Nancy (TV Series)
Hardeman
- Never Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth (1970) ... Hardeman
 1970 The Traveling Executioner
Sheriff
 1970 The High Chaparral (TV Series)
Bartender
- Spokes (1970) ... Bartender
 1969 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series)
Zach Garvin
- What's the Price of a Pair of Eyes? (1969) ... Zach Garvin
 1969 Coup D'Etat
 1968 The Moment to Kill
Bull
 1968 Garter Colt
General
 1968 The Long Day of Inspector Blomfield
Insp. Fred Lancaster
 1967 Halleluja for Django
Jarret aka Clay Thomas
 1967 Code Name Is Kill
Jurij
 1967 Target Frankie
Col. O'Connor
 1967 Clint the Stranger
Walter Shannon
 1966 The Big Gundown
Brokston
 1966 Winnetou and the Crossbreed
Mac Haller
 1965 Duel at Sundown
Old McGow
 1965 The Oil Prince
Bill Campbell
 1964 Amongst Vultures
Martin Baumann Sr.
 1963 Winnetou
Bill Jones
 1963 Captain Sindbad
Rolf
 1963 Duel at the Rio Grande
Mario
 1962 Avenger of the Seven Seas
Van Artz
 1961 Rage of the Buccaneers (uncredited)
 1961 Queen of the Seas
Captain Poof
 1961 Romulus and the Sabines
Stilicone
 1960 Robin Hood and the Pirates
Guercio / Orbo
 1959-1960 Tales of the Vikings (TV Series)
Finn
- The Harem Dancer (1960) ... Finn
- The Mercenaries (1960) ... Finn
- Salt Mine (1960) ... Finn
- The Barbarian (1960) ... Finn
- Galley Slaves (1960) ... Finn
 1959 State Trooper (TV Series)
Grindell
- Another Chance (1959) ... Grindell
 1959 Rio Bravo
Charlie (uncredited)
 1959 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
Paulson
- River Boat (1959) ... Paulson
 1959 Frontier Doctor (TV Series)
Mike Shea
- Broken Barrier (1959) ... Mike Shea
 1959 The Rough Riders (TV Series)
Marshal Kenyon
- Double Cross (1959) ... Marshal Kenyon
 1959 Westbound
Willis - Stage Depot Cook
 1958 Revolt in the Big House
Guard Capt. Starkey
 1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Bartender
- Seven Against the Wall (1958) ... Bartender
 1958 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
 1958 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Casey
- The 20-Cent Tip (1958) ... Casey
 1958 Bronco (TV Series)
Dan Banner
- Four Guns and a Prayer (1958) ... Dan Banner
 1958 The Texan (TV Series)
Jackel
- The First Notch (1958) ... Jackel (uncredited)
 1957-1958 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Burke / Haney / Odell
- Thoroughbreds (1958) ... Burke
- Chester's Hanging (1958) ... Haney
- The Man Who Would Be Marshal (1957) ... Odell
 1958 Maverick (TV Series)
First Outlaw
- The Belcastle Brand (1958) ... First Outlaw
 1958 Man with a Camera (TV Series)
Cyril
- Second Avenue Assassin (1958) ... Cyril
 1957-1958 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Monk Davis / Hefferman
- Brink of Fear (1958) ... Monk Davis
- The Strange Land (1957) ... Hefferman
 1956-1958 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Burt Flowers / Chris Barlow / Crane / ...
- Noose at Noon (1958) ... Burt Flowers
- Top Hand (1957) ... Chris Barlow
- Hired Gun (1957) ... Crane
- War Party (1957) ... Ed Grimes
- The Trap (1956) ... Willie
 1958 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series)
Don Gleason
- Most Likely to Succeed (1958) ... Don Gleason
 1958 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (TV Series)
Herbie Sanford
- Lost Testament (1958) ... Herbie Sanford
 1958 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Mason Enfield
- The Five Books of Owen Deaver (1958) ... Mason Enfield
 1958 The Restless Gun (TV Series)
Wisconsin Billy
- The Crisis at Easter Creek (1958) ... Wisconsin Billy
 1958 The Court of Last Resort (TV Series)
Fred
- The Mary Morales Case (1958) ... Fred
 1957-1958 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Bartender / Gus
- The Stranger (1958) ... Bartender
- A Time to Live (1957) ... Gus
 1957 Oregon Passage
Sgt. Jed Erschick
 1957 Colt .45 (TV Series)
Mace Bluestone
- Final Payment (1957) ... Mace Bluestone
 1956 Crusader (TV Series)
- Key Witness (1956)
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Alternate Names:

Walter 'Piggy' Barnes

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Barnes, while an NFL player with the Philadelphia Eagles, was caught by the University of Oklahoma spying on their practices being held in Biloxi, MS just prior to the 1950 Sugar Bowl in which they were to play against LSU. They were tipped off by an LSU fan of all things, and a 6-man posse including a photographer and a Biloxi policemen caught Barnes with 2 ladders, a 4x6 between them to stand ... See more »

Nickname:

Piggy

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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