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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 Ben-Hur (1959), The Last Hard Men (1976) and Planet of the Apes (1968). He died on June 2, 2014 in Santa Clarita, California. See full bio »
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Ben-Hur Stunts
The Last Hard Men
Planet of the Apes
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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