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Tap Canutt (1932–2014)

Tap Canutt was born on August 7, 1932 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Edward Clay Canutt. He is known for his work on Planet of the Apes (1968), Ben-Hur (1959) and The Last Hard Men (1976). He died on June 2, 2014 in Santa Clarita, California. See full bio »

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Known For

Planet of the Apes
Ben-Hur Stunts
The Last Hard Men
Spartacus Stunts


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 1980 The Mountain Men (stunts - uncredited)
 1976 The Last Hard Men (stunt double: James Coburn) / (stunts - uncredited)
 1975 The Master Gunfighter (stunts)
 1974 Planet Earth (TV Movie) (stunts - uncredited)
 1972 Joe Kidd (stunts - uncredited)
 1972 The Cowboys (stunts - uncredited)
 1971 The Omega Man (stunts - uncredited)
 1970 Rio Lobo (stunts - uncredited)
 1970 Chisum (stunts - uncredited)
 1970 El Condor (stunts - uncredited)
 1970 Beneath the Planet of the Apes (stunts - uncredited)
 1970 A Man Called Horse (stunts - uncredited)
 1969 The Good Guys and the Bad Guys (stunts - uncredited)
 1969 The Undefeated (stunts - uncredited)
 1969 The Wild Bunch (stunts - uncredited)
 1968 Bandolero! (stunts - uncredited)
 1968 Planet of the Apes (stunts - uncredited)
 1967 Camelot (stunts - uncredited)
 1966 Khartoum (stunts - uncredited)
 1965 The War Lord (stunts - uncredited)
 1965 Cat Ballou (stunt double - uncredited)
 1965 The Outlaws Is Coming (stunt double: Adam West - uncredited)
 1964 The Fall of the Roman Empire (stunt double: Stephen Boyd - uncredited) / (stunts - uncredited)
 1963 McLintock! (stunts - uncredited)
 1963 It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (stunts - uncredited)
 1961 The Comancheros (stunts - uncredited)
 1961 El Cid (stunts - uncredited)
 1960 The Alamo (stunts - uncredited)
 1960 Spartacus (stunts - uncredited)
 1959 Ben-Hur (stunts - uncredited)
 1958 From Hell to Texas (stunts - uncredited)
 1956 Westward Ho, the Wagons! (stunts - uncredited)
 1956 Friendly Persuasion (stunts - uncredited)
 1955 The Last Command (stunts - uncredited)
 1954 The Lawless Rider (stunts - uncredited)
 1953 The Stranger Wore a Gun (stunts - uncredited)
 1952 Hangman's Knot (stunts - uncredited)
 1951 Only the Valiant (stunts - uncredited)
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Unsold pilot: Starred in a pilot for a western series to be called "Tumbleweed Ranger". The episode was eventually aired as 26 Men: Tumbleweed Ranger (1959).

Alternate Names:

Edward 'Tap' Canutt


6' 1½" (1.87 m)

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Son of director/stuntman Yakima Canutt, brother of stuntman Joe Canutt. See more »

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