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Fess Parker (I) (1924–2010)


A former college athlete at the University of Texas, Fess studied drama in the early fifties and debuted in Springfield Rifle (1952). He made only a handful of movies until he was signed by Walt Disney to star in the "Davy Crockett" series. When Walt was looking for an actor to play the part of Davy, he screened the sci-fi movie Them! (1954) with ... See full bio »

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Known For

Daniel Boone
Daniel Boone Daniel Boone
(1964-1970)
Old Yeller
Old Yeller Jim Coates
(1957)
The Great Locomotive Chase
The Great Locomotive Chase James J. Andrews
(1956)
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Sen. Eugene Smith / Senator Eugene Smith
(1962-1963)

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 1966 Smoky
Clint Barkley
 1962 Hell Is for Heroes
Sgt. Pike
 1959 The Jayhawkers!
Cam Bleeker
 1959 Alias Jesse James
Davy Crockett (uncredited)
 1959 The Hangman
Sheriff Buck Weston
 1958 The Light in the Forest
Del Hardy
 1956 Westward Ho, the Wagons!
John 'Doc' Grayson
 1955 Battle Cry
Pvt. Speedy
 1954 The Bounty Hunter
Wild Cowboy at Finale (uncredited)
 1954 Dragonfly Squadron
Texas Lieutenant (uncredited)
 1953 Island in the Sky
Fitch's Co-Pilot (uncredited)
 1953 The Kid from Left Field
McDougal
 1953 Take Me to Town
Long John (uncredited)
 1953 Man on a Tightrope
Checkpoint Soldier (uncredited)
 1952 Springfield Rifle
Jim Randolph (uncredited)
 1952 Untamed Frontier
Clem McCloud
 1952 No Room for the Groom
Cousin Ben (uncredited)
 1950 Harvey
Leslie - Chauffeur (voice, uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Unsold pilot: Starred in a western pilot to be called "The Code of Jonathan West" that aired as an episode of the series "General Electric Theater" (General Electric Theater: Aftermath (1960)) but it was never picked up. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 3 Interviews | 6 Articles | See more »


Height:

6' 5½" (1.97 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I'm six feet five. The real Crockett? Well, as nearly as I can make out, he was a little under six feet. See more »

Trivia:

Played college football at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, TX in the 1940s before transferring to the University of Texas-Austin. See more »

Nickname:

Fessbo

Star Sign:

Leo

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