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Buck Jones (I) (1891–1942)

Buck Jones was one of the greatest of the "B" western stars. Although born in Indiana, Jones reportedly (but disputedly) grew up on a ranch near Red Rock in Indian Territory (now Oklahoma), and there learned the riding and shooting skills that would stand him in good stead as a hero of Westerns. He joined the army as a teenager and served on ... See full bio »

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The Gunman from Bodie
The Gunman from Bodie Marshal Buck Roberts - alias Bob 'Bodie' Bronson
Just Pals
Just Pals Bim
Forbidden Trails
Forbidden Trails Marshal Buck Roberts
Dawn on the Great Divide


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 1942 Dawn on the Great Divide
Buck Roberts
 1942 West of the Law
Marshal Buck Roberts posing as Rocky Saunders
 1942 Below the Border
Marshal Buck Roberts - Posing as John Robbins
 1941 Riders of Death Valley
 1940 Wagons Westward
Sheriff Jim McDaniels
 1939 Unmarried
Slag Bailey
 1938 Screen Snapshots Series 17, No. 12 (Documentary short)
Buck Jones
 1938 The Overland Express
Buck Dawson
 1937 Headin' East
Buck Benson
 1937 Sandflow
Buck Hallett
 1936 Empty Saddles
Buck Devlin
 1936 Ride 'Em Cowboy
Jess Burns aka Speed
 1936 The Phantom Rider
Buck Grant
 1936 The Cowboy and the Kid
Steve Davis
 1935 Stone of Silver Creek
T. William Stone (as Charles Buck Jones)
 1934 When a Man Sees Red
Buck Benson (as Charles Buck Jones)
 1934 The Man Trailer
Track Ames aka Dan Lane (as Charles Buck Jones)
 1933 The Fighting Code
Ben Halliday (as Charles Buck Jones)
 1933 Unknown Valley
Joe Gordon (as Charles Buck Jones)
 1933 The Thrill Hunter
Buck Crosby (as Charles 'Buck' Jones)
 1933 The California Trail
Santa Fe Stewart (as Charles Buck Jones)
 1933 Treason
Jeff Connors, posing as Chet Dawson (as Charles Buck Jones)
 1933 Child of Manhattan
Panama Kelley (as Charles 'Buck' Jones)
 1932 Sundown Rider
Camp O'Neil (as Charles Buck Jones)
 1931 The Texas Ranger
Jim Logan - Texas Ranger
 1931 The Avenger
Joaquin Murietta aka The Black Shadow (as Charles 'Buck' Jones)
 1931 Desert Vengeance
Jim Cardew (as Charles 'Buck' Jones)
 1930 Screen Snapshots Series 10, No. 5 (Short)
Buck Jones
 1930 Shadow Ranch
Sim Baldwin (as Charles 'Buck' Jones)
 1930 The Lone Rider
Jim Lanning (as Charles 'Buck' Jones)
 1928 The Big Hop
Buck Bronson
 1927/I Black Jack
Phil Dolan
 1927 Good As Gold
Buck Brady
 1927 Hills of Peril
Laramie (as Charles 'Buck' Jones)
 1927 Whispering Sage
Buck Kildare
 1927 The War Horse
Buck Thomas
 1926 30 Below Zero
Don Hathaway Jr.
 1926 The Gentle Cyclone
Absolem Wales
 1926 A Man Four-Square
Craig Norton
 1926 The Fighting Buckaroo
Larry Crawford
 1926 The Cowboy and the Countess
Jerry Whipple
 1925 The Desert's Price
Wils McCann
 1925 Lazybones
Steve Tuttle, aka Lazybones (as Charles 'Buck' Jones)
 1925 Durand of the Bad Lands
Dick Durand
 1925 Timber Wolf
Bruce Standing
 1925 Hearts and Spurs
Hal Emory
 1925 Gold and the Girl
Dan Prentiss
 1925 The Trail Rider
Tex Hartwell
 1925 Dick Turpin
Crowd Extra (uncredited)
 1925 The Arizona Romeo
Tom Long
 1924 Winner Take All
Perry Blair
 1924 The Desert Outlaw
Sam Langdon
 1924 Against All Odds
Chick Newton
 1924 Western Luck
Larry Campbell (as Charles Jones)
 1924 The Circus Cowboy
Buck Saxon (as Charles Jones)
 1924 The Vagabond Trail
Donnegan (as Charles Jones)
 1924 Not a Drum Was Heard
Jack Mills (as Charles Jones)
 1923 Cupid's Fireman
Andy McGee (as Charles Jones)
 1923 Big Dan
Dan O'Hara
 1923 Hell's Hole
Tod Musgrave (as Charles Jones)
 1923 Second Hand Love
Andy Hanks (as Charles Jones)
 1923 Skid-Proof
Jack Darwin (as Charles Jones)
 1923 The Eleventh Hour
Brick McDonald (as Charles Jones)
 1923 Snowdrift
Carter Brent (as Charles Jones)
 1923 The Footlight Ranger
Bill Moreland (as Charles Jones)
 1922 The Boss of Camp Four
Chet Fanning (as Charles Jones)
 1922 Bells of San Juan
Roderick Norton (as Charles Jones)
 1922 The Fast Mail
Stanley Carson (as Charles Jones)
 1922 West of Chicago
Conroy Daly (as Charles Jones)
 1922 Trooper O'Neill
Trooper O'Neill (as Charles Jones)
 1922 Roughshod
'Steel' Brannon (as Charles Jones)
 1922 Western Speed
Red Kane (as Charles Jones)
 1922 Pardon My Nerve!
Racey Dawson (as Charles Jones)
 1921 Riding with Death
'Dynamite' Steve Dorsey (as Charles 'Buck' Jones)
 1921 Bar Nothing
Duke Smith
 1921 To a Finish
Jim Blake
 1921 Straight from the Shoulder
The Mediator
 1921 Get Your Man
Jock MacTier
 1921 The One-Man Trail
Tom Merrill
 1921 The Big Punch
 1920 Two Moons
Bill Blunt
 1920 Just Pals
 1920 Sunset Sprague
Sunset Sprague
 1920 Firebrand Trevison
Firebrand Trevison
 1920 Square Shooter
Chick Crandall
 1920 The Spirit of Good
Minor Role (as Buck Gebhart)
 1920 Forbidden Trails
Quinton 'Squint' Taylor
 1920 The Last Straw
Tom Beck
 1920 The Cyclone
Minor Role (as Buck Gebhart)
 1919 The Feud
Minor Role (as Buck Gebhart)
 1919 The Cowboy and the Rajah (Short)
 1919 Cupid's Roundup (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1919 The Speed Maniac
Minor Role (as Buck Gebhart)
 1919 Brother Bill (Short)
Roy Dexter
 1919 Rough-Riding Romance (as Buck Gebhart)
 1919 When Pals Fall Out (Short)
Bill (uncredited)
 1919 The Wilderness Trail
Indian (as Buck Gebhart)
 1919 Shackles of Fate (Short)
 1919 The Puncher and the Pup (Short)
 1919 The Coming of the Law
Henchman (as Buck Gebhart)
 1919 The Uphill Climb (Short)
Rockcliffe Stone
 1919 Pitfalls of a Big City
Minor Role (as Buck Gebhart)
 1919 Vengeance and the Girl (Short)
 1919 Fighting for Gold
Cowboy (as Buck Gebhart)
 1919 The Sheriff's Son
 1919 Hell's Fury Gordon (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1919 The Two Doyles (Short)
Outlaw Henchman (uncredited)
 1919 The Desert Rat (Short)
Standing Bear
 1918 The Rainbow Trail
Cowboy (as Buck Gebhart)
 1918 Riders of the Purple Sage
Cowboy (as Buck Gebhart)
 1918 Selfish Yates
Member of the Posse (uncredited)
 1918 True Blue
Cowboy (as Buck Gebhart)
 1918 Western Blood
Cowboy (as Buck Gebhart)
 1914 The Outlaw Reforms (Short)
Bill (as Charles Gebhart)
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Alternate Names:

Buck Gebhart | Charles Gebhart | Charles 'Buck' Jones | Charles Buck Jones | Charles Jones


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[on songs in western movies] They use [them] to save money on horses and riders and ammunition. Why, you take Gene Autry and lean him up against a tree with his guitar and let him sing three songs and you can fill up a whole reel without spending any money. See more »


In 1928 he formed his own production company but the stock market crashed the following year and took him for everything. In response, he formed his own 'Wild West' show performing on his white steed Silver. His wife, Odille Osborne, rode her own horse "Bumper" and their 11-year-old daughter Maxine rode her little pony. The tour was also a failure, and he returned to the movies after being off ... See more »

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