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Tex Holden (1908–1973)

If you watch a western and there's an actor with a peg leg, odds are that it's Tex Holden who found a niche for himself in such roles. However, he did not let disability stop him from obtaining regular work. Starting in the late 1940s, he managed to obtain work as barflies and townsman in B-Westerns including in films that starred Gene Autry and ... See full bio »

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High Noon
High Noon Barfly
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Statehood Audience Member
East of Eden
East of Eden Townsman
The War of the Worlds
The War of the Worlds Man in Church


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 1969 Death of a Gunfighter
Townsman (uncredited)
 1967 Rough Night in Jericho
Townsman (uncredited)
 1967 The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin
Townsman (uncredited)
 1966 Texas Across the River
Townsman (uncredited)
 1966 Waco
Barfly (uncredited)
 1966 The Virginian (TV Series)
Barfly / Trial Spectator
- Morgan Starr (1966) ... Barfly (uncredited)
- Long Ride to Wind River (1966) ... Trial Spectator (uncredited)
 1966 Laredo (TV Series)
- The Calico Kid (1966) ... Barfly (uncredited)
 1955-1965 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Barfly / Townsman / Prisoner / ...
- Taps for Old Jeb (1965) ... Barfly (uncredited)
- Two Tall Men (1965) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- The Prisoner (1962) ... Prisoner (uncredited)
- The Gentleman (1958) ... Diner Patron (uncredited)
- Widow's Mite (1958) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1965 The Loner (TV Series)
- The Lonely Calico Queen (1965) ... Barfly (uncredited)
 1962 Lonely Are the Brave
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1962 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Statehood Audience Member (uncredited)
 1962 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Rodeo Spectator
- The Bronc-Buster (1962) ... Rodeo Spectator (uncredited)
 1961 Two Rode Together
Settler (uncredited)
 1960 North to Alaska
Miner (uncredited)
 1960 Riverboat (TV Series)
Trial Spectator / Gambler / Townsman / ...
- No Bridge on the River (1960) ... Trial Spectator (uncredited)
- The Sellout (1960) ... Gambler (uncredited)
- The Night of the Faceless Men (1960) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- Path of the Eagle (1960) ... Wagon Train Worker (uncredited)
 1960 The Westerner (TV Series)
- Brown (1960) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1960 Inherit the Wind
Townsman (uncredited)
 1960 The Slowest Gun in the West (TV Movie)
Barfly (uncredited)
 1960 Oklahoma Territory
Townsman (uncredited)
 1959-1960 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Fight Spectator / Convict
- Fernando (1960) ... Fight Spectator (uncredited)
- The Canary Kid, Inc. (1959) ... Convict (uncredited)
 1960 The Yank (TV Movie)
Townsman (uncredited)
 1957-1959 Maverick (TV Series)
Townsman / Lynch Mob Member
- A Cure for Johnny Rain (1959) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- A Fellow's Brother (1959) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- Prey of the Cat (1958) ... Lynch Mob Member (uncredited)
- The Judas Mask (1958) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- Relic of Fort Tejon (1957) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1959 Laramie (TV Series)
Fight Spectator / Townsman
- Bare Knuckles (1959) ... Fight Spectator (uncredited)
- Man of God (1959) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1959 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
- Man on Horseback (1959) ... Cashier (uncredited)
 1959 Bonanza (TV Series)
- The Saga of Annie O'Toole (1959) ... Miner (uncredited)
 1959 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
- Mr. Denton on Doomsday (1959) ... Barfly (uncredited)
 1959 The FBI Story
Townsman (uncredited)
 1959 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
- The Griswold Murder (1959) ... Juror (uncredited)
 1959 Lawman (TV Series)
Buffalo Hunter
- Warpath (1959) ... Buffalo Hunter (uncredited)
 1957-1958 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Townsman / Hanging Spectator / Barfly
- The Moor's Revenge (1958) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- The Hanging of Roy Carter (1958) ... Hanging Spectator (uncredited)
- High Wire (1957) ... Barfly (uncredited)
 1958 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
Fight Spectator
- The Fighter (1958) ... Fight Spectator (uncredited)
 1958 Born Reckless
Rodeo Spectator (uncredited)
 1958 Money, Women and Guns
Townsman (uncredited)
 1958 The Sheepman
Townsman (uncredited)
 1957 Circus Boy (TV Series)
- The Judge's Boy (1957) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1957 Tombstone Territory (TV Series)
- Guns of Silver (1957) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1957 Forty Guns
Tex (uncredited)
 1957 3:10 to Yuma
One-Legged Man (uncredited)
 1957 Run of the Arrow
Peg Leg Man (uncredited)
 1956 The Rack
Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
 1956 Around the World in Eighty Days
One-Legged Sailor (uncredited)
 1956 The First Traveling Saleslady
Cowhand (uncredited)
 1956 The Harder They Fall
Usher (uncredited)
 1956 The Wild Dakotas
Wagon Train Member (uncredited)
 1952-1955 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Townsman / Shotgun Rider
- The Homeliest Man in Nevada (1955) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- The Death Valley Kid (1952) ... Shotgun Rider (uncredited)
 1955 Two-Gun Lady
Barfly (uncredited)
 1955 The Tall Men
Miner (uncredited)
 1955 Tall Man Riding
Soldier (uncredited)
 1955 The Silver Star
Townsman (uncredited)
 1955 East of Eden
Townsman (uncredited)
 1955 The Violent Men
Townsman (uncredited)
 1953 Vigilante Terror
Townsman (uncredited)
 1953 So Big
Townsman (uncredited)
 1953 Those Redheads from Seattle
Townsman (uncredited)
 1953 The Moonlighter
Townsman (uncredited)
 1953 The War of the Worlds
Man in Church (uncredited)
 1953 The Man Behind the Gun
Townsman (uncredited)
 1952 Lost in Alaska
Old Timer (uncredited)
 1952 The Winning Team
Baseball Fan (uncredited)
 1952 The San Francisco Story
Barfly (uncredited)
 1952 High Noon
Barfly (uncredited)
 1952 Rancho Notorious
Barfly (uncredited)
 1952 Trail Guide
Townsman (uncredited)
 1951 Golden Girl
Townsman (uncredited)
 1951 Across the Wide Missouri
Peg Leg Smith (uncredited)
 1950 The Blazing Sun
Townsman (uncredited)
 1950 Indian Territory
Townsman (uncredited)
 1950 Rider from Tucson
Townsman (uncredited)
 1950 The Baron of Arizona
Townsman (uncredited)
 1950 The Nevadan
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1949 The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend
Townsman (uncredited)
 1947 California
Miner (uncredited)
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