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Yakima Canutt (1895–1986)

Starting out as a rodeo cowboy and then becoming a stuntman in silent westerns, Yakima Canutt later doubled for such stars as Clark Gable and John Wayne, among others, in such dangerous activities as jumping off the top of a cliff on horseback, leaping from a stagecoach onto its runaway team, being "shot" off a horse at full gallop and other such ... See full bio »

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 1975 Breakheart Pass (stunt coordinator)
 1968 Blue (stunts - uncredited)
 1965 Cat Ballou (stunt coordinator - uncredited)
 1964 The Fall of the Roman Empire (stunt coordinator - uncredited)
 1960 Spartacus (stunt coordinator - uncredited) / (stunts - uncredited)
 1959 Zorro Rides Again (stunts - uncredited)
 1959 Rio Bravo (stunt coordinator - uncredited)
 1954 The Lawless Rider (stunt coordinator - uncredited)
 1953 Battle Circus (stunts - uncredited)
 1951 Only the Valiant (stunt coordinator - uncredited)
 1951 Spoilers of the Plains (horse-wagon transfer stunt - uncredited)
 1950 Rocky Mountain (stunt coordinator - uncredited)
 1950 The Showdown (stunt coordinator - uncredited)
 1949 Red Stallion in the Rockies (stunt coordinator)
 1948 The Untamed Breed (stunt coordinator - uncredited)
 1947 Trail to San Antone (stunts - archive footage from "The Devil Horse", uncredited)
 1946 Night Train to Memphis (stunt coordinator - uncredited)
 1945 Dakota (stunt double - uncredited)
 1945 Sunset in El Dorado (stunt coordinator - uncredited)
 1945/I Along the Navajo Trail (stunts - uncredited)
 1945 The Topeka Terror (stunts - archive footage, uncredited)
 1944 San Fernando Valley (stunt coordinator - uncredited)
 1944 The San Antonio Kid (stunt coordinator - uncredited)
 1944 Tucson Raiders (stunt coordinator - uncredited)
 1944 Hidden Valley Outlaws (stunt coordinator - uncredited)
 1944 The Fighting Seabees (stunt coordinator - uncredited)
 1944 Pride of the Plains (stunt coordinator - uncredited)
 1943 In Old Oklahoma (stunts - uncredited)
 1943 Silver Spurs (stunt coordinator - uncredited)
 1943 King of the Cowboys (stunt coordinator - uncredited)
 1943 Idaho (stunts - uncredited)
 1943 Thundering Trails (stunt coordinator - uncredited)
 1942 Gentleman Jim (stunts - uncredited)
 1942 Flying Tigers (stunt coordinator - uncredited)
 1942 Bells of Capistrano (stunt double: Morgan Conway - uncredited)
 1942 Perils of Nyoka (stunt coordinator - uncredited)
 1942 Remember Pearl Harbor (stunts - uncredited)
 1942 SOS Coast Guard (stunt coordinator - archive footage, uncredited)
 1942 Spy Smasher (stunts - uncredited)
 1942 Heart of the Rio Grande (stunt double: William Haade - uncredited)
 1942 Code of the Outlaw (stunt double: Tom Tyler - uncredited)
 1942 Cowboy Serenade (stunts - uncredited)
 1941 They Died with Their Boots On (stunt coordinator - uncredited)
 1941 Gauchos of El Dorado (stunt coordinator - uncredited)
 1941 Bad Man of Deadwood (stunts - uncredited)
 1941 Gangs of Sonora (stunts - uncredited)
 1941 Jungle Girl (stunt coordinator - uncredited)
 1941 Nevada City (stunts - uncredited)
 1941 Saddlemates (stunts - uncredited)
 1941 Country Fair (stunts - uncredited)
 1941 Pals of the Pecos (stunts - uncredited)
 1941 Prairie Pioneers (stunt coordinator - uncredited)
 1941 Western Union (stunts - uncredited)
 1940 Lone Star Raiders (stunt coordinator - uncredited)
 1940 Mysterious Doctor Satan (stunt coordinator - uncredited)
 1940 The Border Legion (stunt coordinator - uncredited)
 1940 Melody Ranch (stunts - uncredited)
 1940 The Trail Blazers (stunt double - uncredited)
 1940 Young Bill Hickok (stunt double: stage stunt - uncredited)
 1940 Frontier Vengeance (stunt coordinator - uncredited)
 1940 Under Texas Skies (stunt double: Robert Livingston - uncredited)
 1940 Boom Town (stunts - uncredited)
 1940 Oklahoma Renegades (stunts - uncredited)
 1940 The Ranger and the Lady (stunt coordinator - uncredited)
 1940 When the Daltons Rode (stunts - archive footage, uncredited)
 1940 Deadwood Dick (stunt double: Don Douglas - uncredited)
 1940 Three Faces West (stunt coordinator - uncredited)
 1940 The Carson City Kid (stunts - uncredited)
 1940 Hi-Yo Silver (stunts - archive footage, uncredited)
 1940 One Million B.C. (stunts - uncredited)
 1940 Dark Command (stunt coordinator - uncredited) / (stunts - uncredited)
 1940 Virginia City (stunt double: Errol Flynn/Guinn Williams - uncredited)
 1940 Pioneers of the West (stunt coordinator - uncredited)
 1939 The Light That Failed (stunts - uncredited)
 1939 Zorro's Fighting Legion (stunts - uncredited)
 1939 Gone with the Wind (stunt coordinator - uncredited) / (stunt double: Clark Gable - uncredited)
 1939 Cowboys from Texas (stunts - uncredited)
 1939 The Kansas Terrors (stunt double - uncredited)
 1939 Dust Be My Destiny (stunts - uncredited)
 1939 Desperate Trails (stage driving double: Horace Murphy - uncredited)
 1939 In Old Monterey (stunts - uncredited)
 1939 New Frontier (stunts - uncredited)
 1939 The Oregon Trail (stunts - archive footage, uncredited)
 1939 Young Mr. Lincoln (stunts - uncredited)
 1939 Captain Fury (stunts - uncredited)
 1939 Three Texas Steers (stunts - uncredited)
 1939 Man of Conquest (stunts - uncredited)
 1939 The Night Riders (stunts - uncredited)
 1939 Dodge City (stunts - uncredited)
 1939 The Lone Ranger Rides Again (stunts - uncredited)
 1939 Stagecoach (stunt coordinator - uncredited)
 1938 Red River Range (stunts - uncredited)
 1938 Santa Fe Stampede (stunts - uncredited)
 1938 Storm Over Bengal (stunt double - uncredited)
 1938 Overland Stage Raiders (stunts - uncredited)
 1938 The Mexicali Kid (stunts - archive footage, uncredited)
 1938 Pals of the Saddle (stunts - uncredited)
 1938 Dick Tracy Returns (stunts - uncredited)
 1938 Army Girl (stunt coordinator - uncredited)
 1938 Riders of the Black Hills (stunts - uncredited)
 1938 The Secret of Treasure Island (stunts - uncredited)
 1938 Call the Mesquiteers (stunts - archive footage, uncredited)
 1938 Frontier Town (stunts - archive footage, uncredited)
 1938 Hollywood Stadium Mystery (stunts - uncredited)
 1938 The Painted Trail (stunts - archive footage, uncredited)
 1938 The Lone Ranger (stunts - uncredited)
 1938 The Painted Stallion (stunts - archive footage, uncredited)
 1937 In Old Chicago (stunts - uncredited)
 1937 The Mysterious Pilot (stunt double - uncredited)
 1937 Wild Horse Rodeo (stunts - uncredited)
 1937 Zorro Rides Again (stunt double: John Carroll - uncredited)
 1937 The Trigger Trio (stunts - uncredited)
 1937 Ali Baba Goes to Town (stunts - uncredited)
 1937 Boots and Saddles (stunts - uncredited)
 1937 Prairie Thunder (stunt coordinator - uncredited)
 1937 SOS Coast Guard (stunts - uncredited)
 1937 Riders of the Dawn (stunts - uncredited)
 1937 Range Defenders (stunts - uncredited)
 1937 Yodelin' Kid from Pine Ridge (stunts - uncredited)
 1937 The Painted Stallion (stunt double: Ray Corrigan and LeRoy Mason - uncredited)
 1937 Come on, Cowboys (stunt coordinator - uncredited)
 1937 Rootin' Tootin' Rhythm (stunts - uncredited)
 1937 Gunsmoke Ranch (stunts - uncredited)
 1937 Trouble in Texas (stunt double - archive footage, uncredited)
 1937 Hit the Saddle (stunt double - uncredited)
 1937 The Riders of the Whistling Skull (stunt double: Ray Corrigan - uncredited)
 1936 Roarin' Lead (stunt double: Ray Corrigan - uncredited)
 1936 Ten Laps to Go (stunts - uncredited)
 1936 The Bold Caballero (stunt double - uncredited)
 1936 Ghost-Town Gold (stunts - uncredited)
 1936 The Charge of the Light Brigade (stunt double: Errol Flynn - uncredited)
 1936 The Three Mesquiteers (stunts - uncredited)
 1936 Trailin' West (stunts - uncredited)
 1936 The Black Coin (stunts - uncredited)
 1936 The Vigilantes Are Coming (stunt double: Robert Livingston and others - uncredited)
 1936 Oh, Susanna! (stunts - uncredited)
 1936 Winds of the Wasteland (stunts - uncredited)
 1936/I The Amazing Exploits of the Clutching Hand (stunt double - uncredited)
 1936 The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (stunts - uncredited)
 1936 Darkest Africa (stunts - uncredited)
 1936 The Lawless Nineties (stunt double: John Wayne - uncredited)
 1936 The Oregon Trail (stunt double - uncredited)
 1936/I Custer's Last Stand (stunts - uncredited)
 1935 The Courageous Avenger (stunts - archive footage, uncredited)
 1935 The Fighting Marines (stunts - uncredited)
 1935 Lawless Range (stunts - uncredited)
 1935 Between Men (stunts - uncredited)
 1935 The New Frontier (stunt double - uncredited)
 1935 The Last Days of Pompeii (stunts - uncredited)
 1935 Welcome Home (stunts - uncredited)
 1935 The Farmer Takes a Wife (stunts - uncredited)
 1935 Paradise Canyon (stunts - uncredited)
 1935 Branded a Coward (stunts - uncredited)
 1935 The Dawn Rider (stunts - uncredited)
 1935 The Circle of Death (stunt coordinator - uncredited)
 1935 The Desert Trail (stunts - archive footage, uncredited)
 1935 The Miracle Rider (stunt double - uncredited)
 1935 Cyclone of the Saddle (stunts - uncredited)
 1935 Pals of the Range (stunts - uncredited)
 1935 The Cowboy and the Bandit (stunts - uncredited)
 1935 The Cyclone Ranger (stunt double - uncredited)
 1935 Big Calibre (stunts - archive footage, uncredited)
 1935 Outlaw Rule (stunts - uncredited)
 1935 Texas Terror (stunts - uncredited)
 1935 Rough Riding Ranger (stunts - uncredited)
 1934 'Neath the Arizona Skies (stunts - uncredited)
 1934 Mystery Mountain (stunts - uncredited)
 1934 The Lawless Frontier (stunt double: John Wayne - uncredited)
 1934 Elinor Norton (stunts - uncredited)
 1934 The Trail Beyond (stunts - uncredited)
 1934 The Law of the Wild (stunts - uncredited)
 1934 Pals of the West (Short) (stunt double - uncredited)
 1934 Fighting Through (stunts - uncredited)
 1934 The Man from Hell (stunts - uncredited)
 1934 The Desert Man (Short) (stunts - uncredited)
 1934 The Star Packer (stunts - uncredited)
 1934 Range Riders (stunts - uncredited)
 1934 Carrying the Mail (Short) (stunts - uncredited)
 1934 Randy Rides Alone (stunt double - uncredited)
 1934/I Burn 'Em Up Barnes (stunt coordinator - uncredited)
 1934 Wild Gold (stunt double - uncredited)
 1934 Sundown Trail (Short) (stunts - uncredited)
 1934 Monte Carlo Nights (stunts - uncredited)
 1934 The Man from Utah (stunts - uncredited)
 1934 Blue Steel (stunt double: John Wayne - uncredited)
 1934 Lawless Valley (stunt double: Lane Chandler - uncredited)
 1934/I The Lost Jungle (stunts - uncredited)
 1934 West of the Divide (stunt double: John Wayne - uncredited)
 1934 The Lucky Texan (stunt double: John Wayne - uncredited)
 1933 The Mystery Squadron (stunts - uncredited)
 1933 Sagebrush Trail (stunt double: John Wayne - uncredited)
 1933 King of the Wild Horses (stunts: horses - uncredited)
 1933 Riders of Destiny (stunt double: John Wayne - uncredited)
 1933 The Wolf Dog (stunt coordinator - uncredited)
 1933 Laughing at Life (stunt double: Victor McLaglen - uncredited)
 1933 Fighting with Kit Carson (stunts - uncredited)
 1933 The Fighting Texans (stunts - uncredited)
 1933 Cross Fire (stunt double - uncredited)
 1933 Son of the Border (stunt double: Tom Keene - uncredited)
 1933 The Whispering Shadow (stunt coordinator - uncredited)
 1933 The Three Musketeers (stunts - uncredited)
 1933 The Telegraph Trail (stunts - uncredited)
 1933 Scarlet River (stunt double: Tom Keene and Lon Chaney, Jr. - uncredited)
 1933 Via Pony Express (stunt double - uncredited)
 1933 The Cheyenne Kid (stunt double - uncredited)
 1932 The Wyoming Whirlwind (stunts - uncredited)
 1932 Law and Lawless (stunt double - uncredited)
 1932 Renegades of the West (stunt double - uncredited)
 1932 The Devil Horse (stunts - uncredited)
 1932 Come on Danger! (stunts - uncredited)
 1932 The Last Frontier (stunt double: Lon Chaney, Jr. - uncredited)
 1932 Guns for Hire (stunts - uncredited)
 1932 The Hurricane Express (stunts - uncredited)
 1932 Beyond the Rockies (stunt double - uncredited)
 1932 The Reckless Rider (stunt double - uncredited)
 1932 Ghost Valley (stunt double - uncredited)
 1932 They Never Come Back (stunt double: Regis Toomey - uncredited)
 1932 Vanishing Men (stunts - uncredited)
 1932 Texas Tornado (stunt double - uncredited)
 1932 The Saddle Buster (stunt double - uncredited)
 1932 Battling Buckaroo (stunts - uncredited)
 1932 The Texan (stunt double - uncredited)
 1932 The Shadow of the Eagle (stunts - uncredited)
 1932 Partners (stunt double - uncredited)
 1932 Riders of the Golden Gulch (stunts - uncredited)
 1931 The Cheyenne Cyclone (stunt double - uncredited)
 1931 Battling with Buffalo Bill (stunt double - uncredited)
 1931 The Lightning Warrior (stunt double: George Brent - uncredited)
 1931 Freighters of Destiny (stunts - uncredited)
 1931 Two Fisted Justice (stunt double - uncredited)
 1931 Hurricane Horseman (stunt double: Lane Chandler - uncredited)
 1931 Sundown Trail (stunt double - uncredited)
 1931 The Galloping Ghost (stunts - uncredited)
 1931 The Vanishing Legion (stunt double - uncredited)
 1931 Pueblo Terror (stunt double - uncredited)
 1931 The Phantom of the West (stunts - uncredited)
 1930 Westward Bound (stunts - uncredited)
 1930 Breed of the West (stunt double - uncredited)
 1930 Ridin' Law (stunt double - uncredited)
 1930 The Cheyenne Kid (stunt double - uncredited)
 1930 Bar-L Ranch (stunts - uncredited)
 1930 Firebrand Jordan (stunts - uncredited)
 1929 His First Command (stunt double - uncredited)
 1929 The King of the Kongo (stunts - uncredited)
 1929 Bad Men's Money (stunts - uncredited)
 1927 Hell Hounds of the Plains (stunts - uncredited)
 1924 Branded a Bandit (stunts - uncredited)
 1924 Western Grit (stunts - uncredited)
 1919 Lightning Bryce (stunts - uncredited)
 1915 Foreman of Bar Z Ranch (Short) (stunts - uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Yakima Cannut | Yakima Cannutt | Yakima Canute | 'Yakima' Canutt | Yakina Canutt

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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[about Tom Mix] He was the goddamndest liar who ever lived. But never did he lie to hurt anybody. It was always done in showmanship.

Trivia:

Yak had 2 sons, Edward "Tap" (born 1932), Harry Joe (born 1937) and a daughter, Audrea Elaine "Honey" (born 1940). Both of his sons became stunt professionals. See more »

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Yak

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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