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Ken Maynard (I) (1895–1973)

Studio publicity incorrectly puts his birthplace at Mission, Texas. Ken was a trick rider with the Buffalo Bill Wild West Show and later with Ringling Brothers and was also a champion rodeo rider. His movie debut, The Man Who Won (1923), was the first of many for this early cowboy movie superstar. He was famous for the stunts he could enact with ... See full bio »

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 1972 The Marshal of Windy Hollow
Texas Ranger
 1970 Bigfoot
Mr. Bennett
 1939 Death Rides the Range
Ken Baxter
 1938 Six-Shootin' Sheriff
Jim 'Trigger' Morton
 1938 Whirlwind Horseman
Ken Morton
 1937 Trailing Trouble
John 'Friendly' Fields
 1936 The Fugitive Sheriff
Ken Marshall
 1936 The Cattle Thief
 1936 Heroes of the Range
 1935 Western Courage
Ken Baxter
 1934 Mystery Mountain
Ken Williams
 1934 In Old Santa Fe
Ken aka 'Kentucky'
 1934 Honor of the Range
Sheriff Ken / Brother Clem
 1934 Wheels of Destiny
Ken Manning
 1933 Fargo Express
Ken Benton
 1933 The Trail Drive
Ken Benton
 1933 The Fiddlin' Buckaroo
 1933 The Lone Avenger
Cal Weston
 1932 Tombstone Canyon
Ken Mason
 1932 Come On, Tarzan
Ken Benson
 1932 Dynamite Ranch
Blaze Howell
 1932 Whistlin' Dan
'Whistlin' Dan Savage Posing as Ed Black
 1932 Texas Gun Fighter
Bill Dane
 1932 The Sunset Trail
Jim Brandon
 1931 The Pocatello Kid
The Pocatello Kid / Sheriff Jim Bledsoe
 1931 Branded Men
Rod Whitaker
 1931 Range Law
Hap Conners
 1931 Alias the Bad Man
Ranger Ken Neville - Psing as 'Red River' Gantz
 1931 The Two Gun Man
'Blackie' Weed
 1930 Sons of the Saddle
Jim Brandon
 1930 Song of the Caballero
Juan Posing as El Lobo
 1930 Mountain Justice
Ken McTavish
 1930 The Fighting Legion
Dave Hayes
 1930 The Voice of Hollywood No. 9 (Short)
Ken Maynard (uncredited)
 1930 Lucky Larkin
'Lucky' Larkin
 1930 Parade of the West
Bud Rand
 1929 Señor Americano
Lieutenant Michael Banning
 1929 The Wagon Master
The Rambler
 1929 The California Mail
Bob Scott
 1929 The Lawless Legion
Cal Stanley
 1929 The Royal Rider
Dick Scott
 1929 Cheyenne
Cal Roberts
 1928 The Phantom City
Tim Kelly
 1928 The Glorious Trail
Pat O'Leary
 1928 The Code of the Scarlet
Bruce Kenton
 1928 The Upland Rider
Dan Dailey
 1928 The Canyon of Adventure
Steven Bancroft
 1928 The Wagon Show
Bob Mason
 1927 The Devil's Saddle
Harry Morrel
 1927 The Land Beyond the Law
Jerry Steele
 1927 Somewhere in Sonora
Bob Bishop
 1927 The Overland Stage
Jack Jessup
 1926 The Unknown Cavalier
Tom Drury
 1926 Senor Daredevil
Don Luis O'Flaherty
 1926 Haunted Range
Terry Bladwin
 1926 The Grey Vulture
Bart Miller
 1925 North Star
Noel Blake
 1925 Fighting Courage
Richard Kingsley
 1925 The Demon Rider
Billy Dennis
 1924 $50,000 Reward
Tex Sherwood
 1923 Somebody Lied (Short)
 1923 Cameo Kirby (uncredited)
 1923 The Gunfighter (uncredited)
 1923 The Man Who Won
 1923 Brass Commandments (uncredited)
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Show Show Soundtrack (4 credits)
Show Show Writer (3 credits)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
Show Show Self (4 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (7 credits)

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Contrary to his screen image, off-screen Maynard was thoroughly disliked by pretty much everyone he worked with. He was a foul-mouthed, bullying alcoholic who threw his weight around on the set after he achieved stardom and delighted in terrorizing the cast and crews of his pictures. He was variously described as everything from "a bad-tempered drunk" to "downright mean". This behavior, coupled ... See more »

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