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Rex Lease (1903–1966)

Born in 1903 (not 1901, according to Social Security records), strapping cowboy actor Rex Lease was initially interested in the ministry when he decided to devote his life instead to acting. In what would be a rollercoaster ride of a career, he set his sights on Hollywood in 1922 and broke into silent films as an extra and bit player. Within a few... See full bio »

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 1956-1960 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series)
Henchman Shoto / Clanton Henchman / Shoto / ...
- Behan's Double Game (1960) ... Henchman Shoto (uncredited)
- Don't Get Tough with a Sailor (1960) ... Clanton Henchman (uncredited)
- Lineup for Battle (1959) ... Shoto
- How to Be a Sheriff (1959) ... Gang Leader
- Cattle Thieves (1958) ... Rance (uncredited)
 1960 Maverick (TV Series)
Poker Player #2
- The People's Friend (1960) ... Poker Player #2
 1959 The Gazebo
Stage Manager (uncredited)
 1959 26 Men (TV Series)
- The Hellion (1959)
 1958 Jefferson Drum (TV Series)
Tobin
- The Cheater (1958) ... Tobin
 1958 The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (TV Series)
Ben
- River Chase (1958) ... Ben
 1957 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Banker
- Man in the Box (1957) ... Banker
 1957 A Hatful of Rain
Man at Mailbox (uncredited)
 1957 The Unholy Wife
Mr. White (uncredited)
 1956 Bundle of Joy
Cashier (uncredited)
 1956 Tension at Table Rock
Townsman (uncredited)
 1956 Backlash
Sgt. Blane (uncredited)
 1956 Tales of the Texas Rangers (TV Series)
Sheriff Dave
- The Man from Sundown (1956) ... Sheriff Dave
 1956 Perils of the Wilderness
Sergeant Jim Rodney
 1955 The Rawhide Years
Card Player (uncredited)
 1955 The Adventures of Champion (TV Series)
Assayer
- Renegade Stallion (1955) ... Assayer
 1955 The Whistler (TV Series)
- Silent Partner (1955)
 1955 The Prodigal
Purveyor (uncredited)
 1955 Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal (TV Series)
Mr. Russell
- Carlton Story (1955) ... Mr. Russell
 1954 Destry
Townsman (uncredited)
 1952-1954 The Roy Rogers Show (TV Series)
Henchman Slip Macon / Henchman Topp / Bartender
- Hard Luck Story (1954) ... Henchman Slip Macon
- The Young Defenders (1954) ... Henchman Topp
- Shoot to Kill (1952) ... Bartender
 1954 Rails Into Laramie
Bartender (uncredited)
 1953 Money from Home
Train Conductor (uncredited)
 1953 Calamity Jane
Man Who Gets Adelaide's Picture (uncredited)
 1953 Shadows of Tombstone
Fake Drunk (uncredited)
 1953 Gun Belt
Lynch Mob Member (uncredited)
 1953 Ride, Vaquero!
Deputy
 1953 Abbott and Costello Go to Mars
Police Sergeant (uncredited)
 1953 I'm the Law (TV Series)
Officer Johnny
- The Powder Box Smuggling Story (1953) ... Officer Johnny
- The Cowboy and the Blind Man Story (1953) ... Officer Johnny (uncredited)
 1953 The Man Behind the Gun
Lookout (uncredited)
 1952 The Abbott and Costello Show (TV Series)
Bartender
- The Paperhangers ... Bartender
 1952 Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd
Waiter at Pub with Black Eye (uncredited)
 1952 Montana Belle
Barfly (uncredited)
 1952 Toughest Man in Arizona
Deputy Sheriff Davis (uncredited)
 1952 Lost in Alaska
Old-Timer
 1952 Colorado Sundown
Rancher Finding Dog (uncredited)
 1952 Lone Star
Senator (uncredited)
 1952 The Wild North
Townsman (uncredited)
 1951 The Cisco Kid (TV Series)
Man Buying Book
- Hypnotist Murder (1951) ... Man Buying Book (uncredited)
 1951 Pals of the Golden West
Cattleman at Meeting (uncredited)
 1951 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Sheriff
- Backtrail (1951) ... Sheriff
 1951 Spoilers of the Plains
Gate Guard (uncredited)
 1950 Outlaws of Texas
Jailer (uncredited)
 1950 Copper Canyon
Southerner (uncredited)
 1950 Frisco Tornado
Henchman
 1950 Covered Wagon Raid
Bob Davis
 1950 Hills of Oklahoma
Joe Brant
 1950 Curtain Call at Cactus Creek
Yellowstone
 1950 Code of the Silver Sage
Captain Matthews
 1950 Singing Guns
Stage Driver
 1950 Bells of Coronado
Shipping Company Foreman
 1949 Gun Cargo
Captain Jim Parker
 1949 The Lady Gambles
Guide (uncredited)
 1949 The Last Bandit
Stage Driver (uncredited)
 1949 Rose of the Yukon
Workman (uncredited)
 1948 Out of the Storm
Gus Clute
 1948 Night Time in Nevada
Officer (uncredited)
 1948 A Foreign Affair
MP Lieutenant (uncredited)
 1948 The Gallant Legion
Conductor (uncredited)
 1948 Another Part of the Forest
Josh (uncredited)
 1948 Letter from an Unknown Woman
Station Attendant (uncredited)
 1947 Wyoming
Store Clerk (uncredited)
 1947 Slave Girl
Dialogue Captive Sailor (segment "That's the way I feel") (uncredited)
 1947 The Perils of Pauline
Reporter (uncredited)
 1947 Brute Force
Hearse Driver (uncredited)
 1947 Buck Privates Come Home
Appleby's Chauffeur (uncredited)
 1947 The Michigan Kid
Attendant with Message (uncredited)
 1947 Angel and the Badman
Roulette Croupier (uncredited)
 1947 Easy Come, Easy Go
Gambler (uncredited)
 1947 California
Stranger (uncredited)
 1946 Heldorado
Charlie - Bartender
 1946 Plainsman and the Lady
Croupier (uncredited)
 1946 The Crimson Ghost
Bain
 1946 The Swindlers
Briggs (uncredited)
 1946 The Time of Their Lives
Sgt. Makepeace
 1946 Rustler's Round-up
Jim Walton - Saloon Proprietor (uncredited)
 1946 Canyon Passage
Card Player (uncredited)
 1946 Inside Job
Police Sgt. Gray (uncredited)
 1946 Sun Valley Cyclone
Army Sergeant
 1946 King of the Forest Rangers
Forest Ranger Toler - Headquarters (uncredited)
 1946 The People's Choice
Mike Tanner
 1946 Two Years Before the Mast
Rider Brooks (uncredited)
 1946 Days of Buffalo Bill
Bill Clinker
 1946 The Phantom Rider
Randall, Stage Driver [Ch. 5]
 1946 The Scarlet Horseman
Tom Leach (uncredited)
 1945 Frontier Gal
Henchman (uncredited)
 1945 Dakota
Railroad Conductor (uncredited)
 1945 Rough Riders of Cheyenne
Dying Henchman (uncredited)
 1945 Why Girls Leave Home
Tony - Nightclub Waiter (uncredited)
 1945 Swingin' on a Rainbow
Taxi Driver (uncredited)
 1945 Oregon Trail
Train Passenger (uncredited)
 1945 On Stage Everybody
Onlooker (uncredited)
 1945 Federal Operator 99
Bower (uncredited)
 1945 You Came Along
Airport Attendant (uncredited)
 1945 Code of the Lawless
Bill Crenshaw (uncredited)
 1945 The Chicago Kid
Henchman (uncredited)
 1945 The Naughty Nineties
Sheriff Wright (uncredited)
 1945 Bells of Rosarita
Deputy (uncredited)
 1945 Santa Fe Saddlemates
Smiley - Jewel Cutter
 1945 Springtime in Texas
Pete Grant
 1945 Flame of Barbary Coast
Collingswood, headwaiter
 1945 The Great John L.
Corbett's Manager (uncredited)
 1945 Three's a Crowd (uncredited)
 1945 Lone Texas Ranger
Henchman Whitey
 1945 Blonde Ransom
Policeman (uncredited)
 1945 It's in the Bag!
Yacht Salesman (uncredited)
 1945 Earl Carroll Vanities
Policeman (uncredited)
 1944 Meet Miss Bobby Socks
Guard (uncredited)
 1944 Firebrands of Arizona
Deputy Mike
 1944 Dead Man's Eyes
The Cab Driver (uncredited)
 1944 Sheriff of Sundown
Murdock (uncredited)
 1944 Code of the Prairie
Trail Henchman (uncredited)
 1944 Cheyenne Wildcat
Lyncher (uncredited)
 1944 The Singing Sheriff
Henchman (uncredited)
 1944 Bordertown Trail
Sergeant Jenkins
 1944 Raiders of Ghost City
Maj. Norton (uncredited)
 1944 Call of the Rockies
Miner Kendall (uncredited)
 1944 The Yellow Rose of Texas
Man Betding on Ferguson (uncredited)
 1944 Man from Frisco
Man (uncredited)
 1944 Silent Partner
Cop (uncredited)
 1944 The Tiger Woman
Pipe-Smoker in Cafe [Chs. 9, 12] (uncredited)
 1944 Cowboy and the Senorita
Bonanza Club Faro Dealer (uncredited)
 1944 Strange Confession
Voice (voice, uncredited)
 1943 Calling Dr. Death
Second Detective (uncredited)
 1943 Corvette K-225
Coxswain (uncredited)
 1943 So's Your Uncle
Hotel Clerk
 1943 Riders of the Rio Grande
Father of Twins (uncredited)
 1943 Daredevils of the West
Henchman Jack [Ch. 9]
 1943 Santa Fe Scouts
Henchman Tom (uncredited)
 1943 King of the Cowboys
Bridge Henchman (uncredited)
 1943 He's My Guy
Office Manager (uncredited)
 1943 Idaho
Henchman (uncredited)
 1943 Keep 'Em Slugging
Personnel Manager (uncredited)
 1943 Haunted Ranch
Deputy Rex Lease
 1943 Dead Man's Gulch
Henchman
 1942 The Mummy's Tomb
Townsman (uncredited)
 1942 Eyes of the Underworld (uncredited)
 1942 Tomorrow We Live
Shorty
 1942 Sunset Serenade
Martin Rider (uncredited)
 1942 Shadows on the Sage
Deputy Refusing Sheriff's Job (uncredited)
 1942 Boss of Hangtown Mesa
Bert Lawler
 1942 Silver Bullet
Rance Harris
 1942 The Pride of the Yankees
Spectator (uncredited)
 1942 Men of Texas
Rancher (uncredited)
 1942 Lady in a Jam
Drunk (uncredited)
 1942 Eagle Squadron
German soldier
 1942 In Old California
Gold Strike Rider (uncredited)
 1942 The Cyclone Kid
Henchman Ben Rankin
 1942 Stardust on the Sage
Sheriff (uncredited)
 1942 Home in Wyomin'
Poker Player (uncredited)
 1942 Saboteur
Plant Cafeteria Worker (uncredited)
 1942 Raiders of the West
Henchman Joe - Pete in Credits
 1942 Frisco Lil
Stevens (uncredited)
 1942 Arizona Terrors
Henchman Briggs
 1941 Mr. District Attorney in the Carter Case
Cab Driver (uncredited)
 1941 Sierra Sue
Rancher Rex
 1941 Jesse James at Bay
Henchman Gregg (uncredited)
 1941 Tonto Basin Outlaws
Stanley, Jane's Editor
 1941 Death Valley Outlaws
Marshal Jim Collins
 1941 Outlaws of Cherokee Trail
Fake Marshal
 1941 Bad Man of Deadwood
Townsman (uncredited)
 1941 Nevada City
Masked Henchman (uncredited)
 1941 Saddlemates
Settler at Fort (uncredited)
 1941 Outlaws of the Rio Grande
Henchman Luke
 1941 The Phantom Cowboy
Sheriff Ben Jeffers
 1941 Billy the Kid's Range War
Henchman Buck posing as Billy the Kid
 1940 Billy the Kid's Gun Justice
Henchman Buck
 1940 Lone Star Raiders
Henchman Fisher
 1940 Riders of Black Mountain
Sheriff Clay Mathews
 1940 The Trail Blazers
Engineer Reynolds
 1940 Under Texas Skies
Jim Marsden
 1940 One Man's Law
Spike Hudkins
 1940 Rancho Grande
Henchman Joe
 1940 A Chump at Oxford
Bank Robber (uncredited)
 1940 The Grapes of Wrath
Cop (uncredited)
 1940 The Shadow
Garage Henchman (uncredited)
 1939 South of the Border
Telegrapher (uncredited)
 1939 Calling All Marines
Marine Guard (uncredited)
 1939 In Old Monterey
Soldier (uncredited)
 1939 S.O.S. Tidal Wave
Ambulance Attendant (uncredited)
 1938 Professor Beware
Reporter (uncredited)
 1938 Desert Patrol
Dan Drury
 1938 A Criminal Is Born (Short) (scenes deleted)
 1938 Code of the Rangers
Jack Strong
 1938 Land of Fighting Men
Henchman Ed
 1938 Port of Missing Girls
Driver Henchman (uncredited)
 1938 Midnight Intruder
Track Spectator (uncredited)
 1938 Swing It, Sailor!
Interne
 1937 The Mysterious Pilot
RCAF Sergeant 'Kansas' Eby
 1937 SOS Coast Guard
Coast Guard Orderly (uncredited)
 1937 The Silver Trail
Bob Crandall
 1936 Ten Laps to Go
Larry Evans
 1936 Fury Below
Joe Norsen
 1936 Cavalcade of the West
Asa Knox aka Ace Carter
 1936 Aces and Eights
Jose Hernandez
 1936 Lightnin' Bill Carson
Fred Rand aka The Pecos Kid
 1936 Ridin' On
Danny O'Neil
 1936 Fast Bullets
Jimmy
 1936 Roarin' Guns
Jerry
 1935 The Man from Guntown
Alan McArthur
 1935 Fighting Caballero
Joaquin
 1935 Cyclone of the Saddle
Andy
 1935 Pals of the Range
Steve Barton
 1935 The Cowboy and the Bandit
Bill Bodie
 1935 The Ghost Rider
Dave
 1935 Rough Riding Ranger
Corporal Daniels aka Tombstone Kid
 1934 Inside Information
Lloyd Wilson
 1932 Midnight Morals
Preen Lazetti
 1932 The Lone Trail
Ranger Tom Lanning
 1932 Cannonball Express
Ned Logan
 1931 Chinatown After Dark
Jim Bonner
 1931 Is There Justice?
Jerry Heath
 1931 In Old Cheyenne
Jim the Cheyenne Kid
 1930 The Utah Kid
Cal Reynolds
 1930 Borrowed Wives
Peter Foley
 1930 Wings of Adventure
Dave Kent
 1930 Hot Curves
Jim Dolan
 1930 Sunny Skies
Jim Grant
 1930 Troopers Three
Eddie Haskins
 1929 Two Sisters
Allan Rhodes
 1929 The Younger Generation
Eddie Lesser
 1929 When Dreams Come True
Ben Shelby
 1929 Girls Who Dare
Chet Randolf
 1928 The Candy Kid
 1928 The Last Lap
 1928 Stolen Love
Bill
 1928 The Speed Classic
Jerry Thornton
 1928 Making the Varsity
Ed Ellsworth
 1928 Riders of the Dark
Jim Graham
 1928 Red Riders of Canada
Pierre Duval
 1928 Broadway Daddies
Richard Kennedy
 1928 Queen of the Chorus
Billy Cooke
 1928 Phantom of the Turf
John Nichols
 1928 The Law of the Range
Solitaire Kid
 1927 The College Hero
Jim Halloran
 1927 Clancy's Kosher Wedding
Tom Clancy
 1927 The Cancelled Debt
Patrick Burke
 1927 Not for Publication
Philip Hale
 1927 The Outlaw Dog
Bill Brady
 1927 Moulders of Men
Jim Barry
 1927 Heroes of the Night
Tom Riley
 1926 The Timid Terror
Howard Cramm
 1926 Race Wild
 1926 Mystery Pilot
Bob Jones
 1926 Somebody's Mother
Peter
 1925 The Last Edition
Clarence Walker
 1925 Before Midnight
Julio Saldivar
 1925 Easy Money
'Red'
 1925 Episodes in the Life of a Gin Bottle (Short)
The Spirit of the Bottle
 1924 Chalk Marks
Bert Thompson
 1924 A Woman Who Sinned
Her Son, as an adult
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Alternate Names:

Rex Lloyd Lease

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Died at his home at 6252 Mary Ellen Ave., Van Nuys, California.

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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