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David Sharpe (I) (1910–1980)

He made his first appearance before the camera at the age of 14 in Douglas Fairbanks's Robin Hood (1922) Young Dave became the National A.A.U. tumbling champion in 1925 and 1926. Still in his teens, he began taking bit parts in films. His big break came in Masked Emotions (1929). It led him to a series of Hal Roach comedies. In 1933 Ajax Pictures ... See full bio »

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 1978 Heaven Can Wait (stunts: van driver - uncredited)
 1975 The Master Gunfighter (stunts)
 1975 Blazing Stewardesses (stunt double: Don "Red" Barry - uncredited)
 1974 Blazing Saddles (stunts: man dragged by horse - uncredited)
 1972 The Poseidon Adventure (stunts - uncredited)
 1972 Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (stunts - uncredited)
 1969 It Takes a Thief (TV Series) (stunt double - 1 episode)
- The Second Time Around (1969) ... (stunt double: Fred Astaire - uncredited)
 1969 Paint Your Wagon (stunts - uncredited)
 1969 Star Trek (TV Series) (stunt double - 1 episode)
- Requiem for Methuselah (1969) ... (stunt double: James Daly - uncredited)
 1968 Bonanza (TV Series) (stunts - 1 episode)
- The Last Vote (1968) ... (stunts - uncredited)
 1968 In Enemy Country (stunt coordinator) / (stunts - uncredited)
 1968 Day of the Evil Gun (stunts - uncredited)
 1967 Hillbillys in a Haunted House (stunts - uncredited)
  The Time Tunnel (TV Series) (stunts - 2 episodes, 1967) (stunt double - 2 episodes, 1966 - 1967)
- Raiders from Outer Space (1967) ... (stunts - uncredited)
- Attack of the Barbarians (1967) ... (stunts - uncredited)
- Visitors from Beyond the Stars (1967) ... (stunt double: James Darren - uncredited)
- The Revenge of Robin Hood (1966) ... (stunt double: James Darren - uncredited)
 1966 Not with My Wife, You Don't! (stunts - uncredited)
 1966 The Wild Wild West (TV Series) (stunt double - 1 episode)
- The Night of the Big Blast (1966) ... (stunt double: Ross Martin - uncredited)
 1966 Torn Curtain (stunt coordinator - uncredited)
 1966 Elfego Baca: Six Gun Law (stunts)
 1966 Batman (TV Series) (stunt double - 1 episode)
- While Gotham City Burns (1966) ... (stunt double: Tony Aiello - uncredited)
 1966 Blue Light (TV Series) (stunts)
 1966 I Spy (TV Series) (stunt double - 1 episode)
- The Tiger (1966) ... (stunt double: Lew Ayres - uncredited)
 1965 Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (stunts - uncredited)
 1965 The F.B.I. (TV Series) (stunt coordinator)
 1965 The Third Day (stunts - uncredited)
 1965 The Great Race (stunt double: Tony Curtis/Ross Martin - uncredited)
 1965 Fluffy (stunts - uncredited)
 1961 Whispering Smith (TV Series) (fight double - 1 episode)
- Poet and Peasant Case (1961) ... (fight double: Guy Mitchell - uncredited)
 1959 Riverboat (TV Series) (stunt double - 1 episode)
- A Race to Cincinnati (1959) ... (stunt double: Darren McGavin - uncredited)
 1959 Border Patrol (TV Series) (fight double - 1 episode)
- Rattigan and the Cat (1959) ... (fight double: Ken Drake)
 1958 The Vikings (stunt double: Tony Curtis - uncredited)
 1958 From Hell to Texas (stunts - uncredited)
 1958 Touch of Evil (stunts - uncredited)
 1957 Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (stunt coordinator - uncredited)
 1957 Dragstrip Girl (stunt double: John Ashley - uncredited)
 1956 Three Violent People (stunts - uncredited)
 1956 Dakota Incident (stunt double - uncredited)
 1956 Blackjack Ketchum, Desperado (stunt double - uncredited)
 1956 Fury at Gunsight Pass (stunt double - uncredited)
 1955 The Rawhide Years (stunt double: Tony Curtis - uncredited)
 1955 Allen in Movieland (TV Movie) (stunt performer)
 1955 The Purple Mask (stunt double: Tony Curtis - uncredited)
 1955 Smoke Signal (stunts - uncredited)
 1955 The Violent Men (stunt double: William Phipps - uncredited)
 1955 Soldiers of Fortune (TV Series) (stunts - uncredited)
 1954 The Lone Ranger (TV Series) (stunt double - 1 episode)
- The Globe (1954) ... (stunt double: Clayton Moore)
 1954 The Black Shield of Falworth (stunt double: Tony Curtis - uncredited)
 1954 Drums Across the River (stunts - uncredited)
 1954 Prince Valiant (stunts - uncredited)
 1954 Siege at Red River (fight double: John Cliff - uncredited)
 1954 Stories of the Century (TV Series) (stunt double - 1 episode)
- Sam Bass (1954) ... (stunt double: Dennis Moore - uncredited)
 1954 Yukon Vengeance (stunt double: Kirby Grant)
 1953 The Wild One (fight double: Marlon Brando - uncredited)
 1953 Forbidden (stunt double: Tony Curtis - uncredited)
 1953 Tumbleweed (stunts - uncredited)
 1953 The All American (stunt double - uncredited)
 1953 The Man from the Alamo (stunt double - uncredited)
 1953 Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (stunt pedestrian - uncredited)
 1953 The War of the Worlds (stunts - uncredited)
 1953 Column South (stunts - uncredited)
 1953 Desert Legion (fight double: Alan Ladd - uncredited)
 1953 Prince of Pirates (stunt double: John Derek - uncredited)
 1953 The Mississippi Gambler (stunt double: Tyrone Power - uncredited)
 1952 Montana Belle (riding double: Iron Eyes Cody - uncredited)
 1952 Son of Ali Baba (stunts - uncredited)
 1952 Last Train from Bombay (stunt double: Jon Hall)
 1952 Blackhawk: Fearless Champion of Freedom (stunt double: Rick Vallin & John Crawford - uncredited)
 1952 Scarlet Angel (stunts - uncredited)
 1952 Brave Warrior (stunt double: Jay Silverheels - uncredited)
 1952 Wild Stallion (stunt double: Don Haggerty)
 1952 The Fabulous Senorita (stunt double: Robert Clarke - uncredited)
 1952 Thief of Damascus (stunt double: Paul Henreid - uncredited)
 1952 Singin' in the Rain (stunt double - uncredited)
 1952 Oklahoma Annie (stunts - uncredited)
 1952 Rose of Cimarron (stunts - uncredited)
 1952 The Cimarron Kid (stunts - uncredited)
 1952 Radar Men from the Moon (stunts - uncredited)
 1951 Westward the Women (stunts - uncredited)
 1951 Honeychile (stunt double: Eddie Foy Jr., Trevor Bardette - uncredited)
 1951 Lost Planet Airmen (stunt double - uncredited)
 1951 Government Agents vs Phantom Legion (stunts - archive footage, uncredited)
 1951 The Prince Who Was a Thief (stunt double: Tony Curtis)
 1951 Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (TV Series) (stunt double - 1 episode)
- Indian Pony Express (1951) ... (stunt double: Guy Madison - uncredited)
 1951 Sealed Cargo (stunt supervisor - uncredited)
 1951 Don Daredevil Rides Again (stunts - uncredited)
 1951 Tomahawk (stunt coordinator - uncredited)
 1950 California Passage (stunts - uncredited)
 1950 Flying Disc Man from Mars (stunt double: Richard Irving - uncredited)
 1950 The Cisco Kid (TV Series) (stunts - 1 episode)
- Chain Lightning (1950) ... (stunts - uncredited)
 1950 Covered Wagon Raid (stunts - uncredited)
 1950 Rogues of Sherwood Forest (stunt double: John Derek - uncredited)
 1950 Sierra (stunts - uncredited)
 1950 The Invisible Monster (stunts - uncredited)
 1950 The Good Humor Man (stunts - uncredited)
 1950 Buccaneer's Girl (stunts - uncredited)
 1949 Radar Patrol vs. Spy King (stunt double: George J. Lewis - uncredited)
 1949 Reign of Terror (stunt double: Robert Cummings - uncredited)
 1949 Satan's Cradle (stunts - uncredited)
 1949 The Fighting Kentuckian (stunts - uncredited)
 1949 Blondie Hits the Jackpot (stunt double: Arthur Lake - uncredited)
 1949 The James Brothers of Missouri (stunt double - uncredited)
 1949 Mighty Joe Young (stunts - uncredited)
 1949 The Daring Caballero (stunt double: Duncan Renaldo - uncredited)
 1949 Lust for Gold (stunt double: William Prince - uncredited)
 1949 King of the Rocket Men (stunt double: Tristram Coffin in Rocket Man suit/Don Haggerty [Ch. 6]/I. Stanford Jolley [Ch. 12] - uncredited)
 1949 Stagecoach Kid (stunt double: Tim Holt - uncredited)
 1949 The Gay Amigo (stunt double: Duncan Renaldo - uncredited)
 1949 Susanna Pass (stunt double: Martin Garralaga - uncredited)
 1949 Federal Agents vs. Underworld, Inc. (stunts - uncredited)
 1949 The Fighting O'Flynn (stunt double: Douglas Fairbanks Jr. - uncredited)
 1948 The Far Frontier (stunt double: Roy Barcroft & Clayton Moore - uncredited)
 1948 The Valiant Hombre (stunt double: Duncan Renaldo - uncredited)
 1948 Grand Canyon Trail (stunts - uncredited)
 1948 Adventures of Frank and Jesse James (stunts - uncredited)
 1948 The Three Musketeers (stunt double: Gene Kelly - uncredited)
 1948 Train to Alcatraz (stunt double: William Phipps - uncredited)
 1948 The Fuller Brush Man (stunt double - uncredited)
 1948 Under California Stars (stunts - uncredited)
 1948 California Firebrand (stunts - uncredited)
 1948 Are You with It? (stunts - uncredited)
 1948 Here Comes Trouble (stunt double: Bill Tracy - uncredited)
 1948 Sleep, My Love (stunts - uncredited)
 1948 G-Men Never Forget (stunts - uncredited)
 1948 The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (stunt double: Tim Holt - uncredited)
 1948 The Gay Ranchero (stunt double: Roy Rogers, Tito Guízar & Keith Richards - uncredited)
 1947 Wild Horse Mesa (stunt double: Tim Holt - uncredited)
 1947 The Exile (action sequence arranger)
 1947 The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap (stunts - uncredited)
 1947 Marshal of Cripple Creek (stunt double: Trevor Bardette - uncredited)
 1947 Killer Dill (stunt double: Stuart Erwin - uncredited)
 1947 Under the Tonto Rim (stunt double: Robert Clarke - uncredited)
 1947 Second Chance (stunts - uncredited)
 1947 Slave Girl (stunts - uncredited)
 1947 The Trespasser (stunt double - uncredited)
 1947 Web of Danger (stunt double - uncredited)
 1947 The Vigilantes Return (stunts - uncredited)
 1947 Thunder Mountain (stunt double - uncredited)
 1947 Bells of San Angelo (stunts - uncredited)
 1947 Homesteaders of Paradise Valley (stunt double: John James - uncredited)
 1947 Sinbad, the Sailor (stunt coordinator - uncredited)
 1947 Riding the California Trail (stunt double: Ted Hecht - uncredited)
 1946 Conquest of Cheyenne (stunt double: Jay Kirby - uncredited)
 1946 Sunset Pass (stunt double - archive footage, uncredited)
 1946 Specter of the Rose (stunts: window crash - uncredited)
 1946 Colorado Serenade (stunts - uncredited)
 1946 The Stranger (stunts - uncredited)
 1946 King of the Forest Rangers (stunt double: Stuart Hamblen - uncredited)
 1945 Wildfire (stunt double: Bob Steele - uncredited)
 1945 The Master Key (stunts - uncredited)
 1944 Lumberjack (stunts - uncredited)
 1944 Hi, Good Lookin'! (fight double: Milburn Stone - uncredited)
 1944 Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (stunts - uncredited)
 1943 The Avenging Rider (stunts - uncredited)
 1943 Buckskin Frontier (stunt double: Richard Dix - uncredited)
 1943 Sagebrush Law (stunt double: Tim Holt - uncredited)
 1943 Fighting Frontier (stunt double: Tim Holt - uncredited)
 1943 Thundering Trails (stunts - uncredited)
 1942 Arabian Nights (stunt double: Sabu - uncredited)
 1942 Pirates of the Prairie (stunt double - uncredited)
 1942 Red River Robin Hood (stunt double: Malcolm 'Bud' McTaggart and Tim Holt - uncredited)
 1942 King of the Mounties (stunts - uncredited)
 1942 Bandit Ranger (stunt double: Tim Holt - uncredited)
 1942 Overland Mail (stunts - uncredited)
 1942 Thundering Hoofs (stunt double: Tim Holt - uncredited)
 1942 The Magnificent Ambersons (stunt double: Tim Holt - uncredited)
 1942 Junior G-Men of the Air (stunt double: Billy Halop - uncredited)
 1942 Perils of Nyoka (stunt double: Kay Aldridge - uncredited)
 1942 Come on Danger (stunts - uncredited)
 1942 Remember Pearl Harbor (stunt double: Don Barry - uncredited)
 1942 Saboteur (stunt double: Robert Cummings Horse Riding/Norman Lloyd at the Statue of Liberty - uncredited)
 1942 Spy Smasher (stunt double: Kane Richmond - uncredited)
 1942 Gang Busters (stunt double - uncredited)
 1942 Riding the Wind (stunt double - uncredited)
 1941 Dick Tracy vs. Crime Inc. (stunt double: Forrest Taylor [Ch. 2], Michael Owen & Jack Mulhall [Ch. 5] - uncredited)
 1941 The Corsican Brothers (stunts - uncredited)
 1941 They Died with Their Boots On (stunts - uncredited)
 1941 Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (stunt double - uncredited)
 1941 The Bandit Trail (stunt double - uncredited)
 1941 King of the Texas Rangers (stunts - uncredited)
 1941 Badlands of Dakota (stunts - uncredited)
 1941 Six-Gun Gold (stunt double: Tim Holt - uncredited)
 1941 Thunder Over the Prairie (stunts - uncredited)
 1941 Hurricane Smith (stunts - uncredited)
 1941 Raiders of the Desert (stunt double: Turhan Bey - uncredited)
 1941 Gangs of Sonora (stunt double: Bob Steele - uncredited)
 1941 Jungle Girl (stunt double: Tom Neal & Frances Gifford - uncredited)
 1941 Silver Stallion (stunts - uncredited)
 1941 Saddlemates (stunts - uncredited)
 1941 Country Fair (stunts - uncredited)
 1941 Mutiny in the Arctic (stunts - uncredited)
 1941 Pals of the Pecos (stunts - uncredited)
 1941 Adventures of Captain Marvel (stunt double: Tom Tyler & Carleton Young - uncredited)
 1941 Prairie Pioneers (stunts - uncredited)
 1941 Along the Rio Grande (stunt double - uncredited)
 1940 Lone Star Raiders (stunt double - uncredited)
 1940 Mysterious Doctor Satan (stunt double: Robert Wilcox/The Copperhead - uncredited)
 1940 The Bank Dick (stunt double: W. C. Fields - uncredited)
 1940 The Trail Blazers (stunt double - uncredited)
 1940 Seven Sinners (stunts - uncredited)
 1940 Wagon Train (stunt double - uncredited)
 1940 Junior G-Men (stunt double: Billy Halop - uncredited)
 1940 King of the Royal Mounted (stunt double: Allan Lane - uncredited)
 1940 The Tulsa Kid (stunt rider - uncredited)
 1940 Sky Bandits (fight double: James Newill - uncredited)
 1940 Adventures of Red Ryder (stunt double: Don 'Red' Barry - uncredited)
 1940 On the Spot (stunt double - uncredited)
 1940 Covered Wagon Days (stunts - uncredited)
 1940 Covered Wagon Trails (stunts - uncredited)
 1940 Riders of Pasco Basin (stunts - uncredited)
 1940 Drums of Fu Manchu (stunt double: Robert Kellard - uncredited)
 1940 Murder on the Yukon (stunt double: James Newill - uncredited)
 1940 Danger Ahead (stunt double: James Newill - uncredited)
 1940 The Green Hornet (stunts - uncredited)
 1940 Yukon Flight (stunt double: James Newill - uncredited)
 1939 The Hunchback of Notre Dame (stunts - uncredited)
 1939 Cowboys from Texas (stunts - uncredited)
 1939 Rovin' Tumbleweeds (stunt double - uncredited)
 1939 Fighting Mad (stunt double: James Newill - uncredited)
 1939 The Phantom Creeps (stunts - uncredited)
 1939 The Kansas Terrors (stunt double - uncredited)
 1939 Oklahoma Terror (stunt double - uncredited)
 1939 Three Texas Steers (stunts - uncredited)
 1939 The Law Comes to Texas (stunts - uncredited)
 1939 Frontier Pony Express (stunts - uncredited)
 1939 The Night Riders (stunts - uncredited)
 1939 Buck Rogers (stunt double: Jackie Moran - uncredited)
 1939 The Lone Ranger Rides Again (stunts - uncredited)
 1939 Six-Gun Rhythm (stunt double: Tex Fletcher - uncredited)
 1939 Stagecoach (stunts - uncredited)
 1939 Gunga Din (stunts - uncredited)
 1938 Shine On, Harvest Moon (stunt double - uncredited)
 1938 The Law West of Tombstone (stunt double - uncredited)
 1938 The Storm (stunts - uncredited)
 1938 On the Great White Trail (stunt double - uncredited)
 1938 Professor Beware (stunt double: Harold Lloyd - uncredited)
 1938 Riders of the Black Hills (stunts - uncredited)
 1937 Where Trails Divide (stunts - uncredited)
 1937 Renfrew of the Royal Mounted (stunts - uncredited)
 1937 Galloping Dynamite (stunts - uncredited)
 1937 Doomed at Sundown (stunts - uncredited)
 1937 Drums of Destiny (stunts - uncredited)
 1937 The Law Commands (stunts - uncredited)
 1937 Melody of the Plains (stunts - uncredited)
 1937 Santa Fe Rides (stunt double - uncredited)
 1936 Two Minutes to Play (stunt double - uncredited)
 1936 Our Relations (stunts - uncredited)
 1936 Mister Cinderella (stunt double: Monroe Owsley & Jack Haley - uncredited)
 1936 Bulldog Edition (stunts - uncredited)
 1936 Hill-Tillies (Short) (stunt performer - uncredited)
 1936 Black Gold (stunts - uncredited)
 1935 Social Error (stunts - uncredited)
 1935 Wagon Trail (stunt double - uncredited)
 1935 Timberesque (Short) (stunts - uncredited)
 1934 Benny, from Panama (Short) (stunts - uncredited)
 1933 Bedtime Worries (Short) (stunt double: Gay Seabrook - uncredited)
 1931 Fly My Kite (Short) (stunt double: Margaret Mann - uncredited)
 1931 Our Wife (Short) (stunt double: James Finlayson - uncredited)
 1931 Helping Grandma (Short) (stunt double: Margaret Mann - uncredited)
 1930 When the Wind Blows (Short) (stunt double: Jacky Cooper)
 1925 Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (stunts - uncredited)
 1924 The Thief of Bagdad (stunts - uncredited)
 1923 Scaramouche (stunts - uncredited)
 1922 Robin Hood (stunts - uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

David H. Sharp | David Sharp | D.H. Sharpe | Dave Sharpe | David H. Sharpe | Davy Sharpe

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5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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In an early film appearance, the director secretly shot a scene rehearsal and printed it, to Sharpe's displeasure. From that point on he habitually rehearsed with a cigar clamped in his teeth so the rehearsal could not be cut into the film. See more »

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