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Paul Nuckles (1939–2015)

William Paul Nuckles was born on August 25, 1939. The son of William and Elizabeth Rainwater Nuckles, Paul was a U.S. Navy veteran and avid motorcycle enthusiast. A highly respected stuntman, actor, and second unit director, Nuckles first began performing stunts in motion pictures in the late 1960's. Paul was the stunt coordinator for the hit TV ... See full bio »


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Dogma Stunts
Miami Vice
Miami Vice Stunts
Saturday Night Fever


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 1999 Dogma (stunts)
 1984-1988 Miami Vice (TV Series) (stunt coordinator - 89 episodes)
- Heart of Night (1988) ... (stunt coordinator)
- Redemption in Blood (1988) ... (stunt coordinator)
- Hostile Takeover (1988) ... (stunt coordinator)
- Mirror Image (1988) ... (stunt coordinator)
- Deliver Us from Evil (1988) ... (stunt coordinator)
 1987 Making Mr. Right (stunt coordinator)
 1984 Places in the Heart (stunt coordinator)
 1983 Cave In! (TV Movie) (stunt coordinator - as Paul Knuckles)
 1977-1983 CHiPs (TV Series) (stunt coordinator - 22 episodes)
- Fun House (1983) ... (stunt coordinator)
- Meet the New Guy (1982) ... (stunt coordinator)
- Ice Cream Man (1982) ... (stunt coordinator)
- The Game of War (1982) ... (stunt coordinator)
- Battle of the Bands (1982) ... (stunt coordinator)
 1982 Butterfly (stunt coordinator)
 1980 Phobia (stunt coordinator)
 1979 When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder? (stunt coordinator)
 1979 The Triangle Factory Fire Scandal (TV Movie) (stunt coordinator - as Paul Knuckles)
 1978 Big Bob Johnson and His Fantastic Speed Circus (TV Movie) (stunt coordinator)
 1978 Texas Detour (stunt gaffer)
 1977 Saturday Night Fever (stunt coordinator)
 1977 Speedtrap (stunt coordinator) / (stunts - uncredited)
 1977 Final Chapter: Walking Tall (stunt coordinator)
 1977 The Shadow of Chikara (stunts)
 1977 Stunts (stunt coordinator)
 1976 Scorchy (stunt gaffer)
 1976 Hollywood Man (stunt coordinator)
 1976 Futureworld (stunt coordinator)
 1976 A Small Town in Texas (stunt coordinator)
 1976 Dixie Dynamite (stunt coordinator)
 1975 Darktown Strutters (stunt coordinator)
 1975 Mitchell (stunts - uncredited)
 1975 Race with the Devil (stunt coordinator - as Paul Knuckles)
 1975 The Black Gestapo (stunt coordinator)
 1974 The Front Page (stunts - uncredited)
 1974 Earthquake (stunts - uncredited)
 1974 The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (stunt driver)
 1974 The Gravy Train (stunt coordinator)
 1974 Devil Times Five (stunt coordinator - as Paul Knuckles)
 1974 Policewomen (stunt coordinator)
 1973 The Outfit (stunts - uncredited)
 1973 Cleopatra Jones (stunt coordinator - uncredited)
 1973 Gentle Savage (stunt coordinator)
 1972 Black Gunn (stunt coordinator)
 1972 Slaughter (stunt coordinator)
 1972 The Thing with Two Heads (stunt coordinator)
 1971 The Grissom Gang (stunts - uncredited)
 1970 C.C. & Company (stunt coordinator) / (stunt double - uncredited)
 1970 There Was a Crooked Man... (stunts - uncredited)
 1970 Which Way to the Front? (stunts - uncredited)
 1970 Nam's Angels (bike stunts) / (stunt coordinator - uncredited)
 1969 The Undefeated (stunts - uncredited)
 1969 Charro! (stunts)
 1968 Bullitt (stunt double: Pat Renella - uncredited) / (stunts - uncredited)
 1967 Chubasco (stunts - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Paul Knuckles | William Paul Nuckles

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Personal Quote:

Stunt guys don't really get hurt. They die. It either kills you or you come out of it.


Was a songwriter prior to becoming a stuntman. Among the songs Nuckles wrote were "Monster Motion" by Bobby Pickett and "The Scavenger" by Dick Dale & His Del-Tones. See more »

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