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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
 1938 Whirlwind Horseman
Ken Morton
 1937 Trailin' Trouble
John Friendly Fields / Blackie Burke
 1936 Heroes of the Range
Ken Smith
 1935 Western Frontier
Ken Masters
 1934 In Old Santa Fe
Ken - aka Kentucky
 1934 Smoking Guns
Ken Masters
 1934 Honor of the Range
Sheriff Ken Bellamy / Clem Bellamy
 1934 Wheels of Destiny
Ken Manning
 1933 The Lone Avenger
Cal Weston
 1932 False Faces
Ken Maynard - in Nightclub (uncredited)
 1932 Come On, Tarzan
Ken Benson
 1932 Dynamite Ranch
Blaze Howell
 1932 Whistlin' Dan
Whistlin' Dan Savage - Posing as Ed Black
 1932 The Sunset Trail
Jim Brandon
 1931 The Pocatello Kid
The Pocatello Kid / Sheriff Jim Bledsoe
 1931 Branded Men
Rod Whitaker
 1931 Alias the Bad Man
Ranger Ken Neville - posing as Red River Gantz
 1930 Song of the Caballero
Juan Posing as El Lobo
 1930 The Voice of Hollywood No. 9 (Short)
Ken Maynard (uncredited)
 1930 Lucky Larkin
'Lucky' Larkin
 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 Upland Rider
Dan Dailey
 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 / Sir Arthur
 1925 North Star
Noel Blake
 1925 Fighting Courage
Richard Kingsley
 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 (5 credits)
Show Show Writer (3 credits)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
Show Show Self (4 credits)
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Radio series: Tales from the Diamond K - actor

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Deteriorating finances forced Maynard to work for circuses as his film career waned after 1936, including an attempt that year at his very own "Wild West Circus", also called the Diamond K Wild West Show, which operated out of his California ranch. He completed at least three stints with the Cole Brothers-Clyde Beatty Circus from 1937-1940, and worked the Arthur Brothers Circus and the Biller ... See more »

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