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Jack Big Head (1930–1993)

Jack Big Head was born on April 30, 1930 in Beggs, Oklahoma, USA. He was an actor, known for Jim Thorpe -- All-American (1951), Bonanza (1959) and Bronco (1958). He died on April 28, 1993 in Parker, Arizona, USA. See full bio »


(age 62) in Parker, Arizona, USA

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 1967 The Last Challenge
Indian (uncredited)
 1966 Daktari (TV Series)
- Judy and the Gunrunners (1966) ... Berber (uncredited)
 1963-1966 Bonanza (TV Series)
Bear Dance / Tall Brave / Indian Chief / ...
- Ride the Wind: Part 2 (1966) ... Bear Dance (uncredited)
- Ride the Wind: Part 1 (1966) ... Bear Dance (uncredited)
- The Far, Far Better Thing (1965) ... Tall Brave (as Jack Bighead)
- Love Me Not (1964) ... Indian Chief (as Jack Bighead)
- Journey Remembered (1963) ... Indian Brave (as Jack Bighead)
 1966 Laredo (TV Series)
The 2nd Indian
- That's Noway, Thataway (1966) ... The 2nd Indian (as Jack Bighead)
 1963-1965 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Stinking Bear / Indian
- The Miss Mary Lee McIntosh Story (1965) ... Stinking Bear (as Jack Bighead)
- The Kitty Pryer Story (1963) ... Indian (as Jack Bighead)
 1963 The Virginian (TV Series)
Indian Brave
- It Takes a Big Man (1963) ... Indian Brave
 1962 Mister Ed (TV Series)
Sitting Bear
- Ed, the Pilgrim (1962) ... Sitting Bear (as Jack Bighead)
 1960-1962 Bronco (TV Series)
Chotah / Gokli
- Trail of Hatred (1962) ... Chotah (as Jack Bighead)
- Apache Treasure (1960) ... Gokli (as Jack Bighead)
 1961 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Grey Deer
- The Greater Glory (1961) ... Grey Deer (as Jack Bighead)
 1960 Ten Who Dared
Ashtishkel (uncredited)
 1959-1960 The Alaskans (TV Series)
Big Joe / Chilkoot
- Heart of Gold (1960) ... Big Joe
- Gold Sled (1959) ... Chilkoot (as Jack Bighead)

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6' 4" (1.93 m)

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Jack who played Jim Thorpe's "trainer" in school in Jim Thorpe -- All-American (1951), went on to be a high school track and cross-country coach in California. Here he was also known to always be carrying a clipboard as his character did in the movie. See more »

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