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Overview (3)

Born in Bronx, New York, USA
Died in Arroyo Grande, California, USA
Birth NameJerry Chiat

Mini Bio (1)

Stuntman and actor Jerry Summers was born on February 3, 1931. A first-rate athlete, Summers studied acting with Richard Boone. Jerry began his career as an actor and stuntman in the mid-1950's. Among the notable actors that Summers doubled for are Tony Curtis, Sal Mineo, Christopher Jones, and Walter Koenig. Jerry played ranch hand Ira Bean on the first season of the Western TV series The High Chaparral (1967). Moreover, Summers was a stunt driver for the hit TV show The Dukes of Hazzard (1979). as well as a member of the Hollywood Stuntmen's Hall of Fame. Jerry died at age 74 on January 1, 2006 in Arroyo Grande, California. He was survived by his wife Frankie and six children.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: woodyanders

Spouse (1)

Frankie Summers (1978 - 1 January 2006) (his death) (6 children)

Trivia (2)

Doubled for Sal Mineo and Tony Curtis.
Dark and handsome stuntman who worked in numerous film and TV shows from the 1950s on. Also appeared in small acting roles.

Personal Quotes (2)

When I was in my prime I never thought I'd make it to the age of thirty. When I hit forty, I said hey from here on it's all a gift. Now that I'm retired and I look back at my mortality, it was all a gift. It was all Summers Time.
You only have one time on earth. Your one time in life. And my time was Summers Time. I wouldn't have missed it for the world. Anything I ever wanted to do, I was able to accomplish. Anything I ever wanted to do, I did. Somebody once asked me if I had to do it all over again, would I? I didn't have to give it a second thought. It was a great life. It was Summers Time. I wouldn't trade it. I did it all.

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