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Ted Wells (I) (1899–1948)

Ted Wells was a second-echelon western hero at Universal in 1920s silents and also made several low-budget westerns for "Poverty Row" producers William M. Pizor and Robert J. Horner. During those silents Wells used his own name as well as "Pawnee Bill, Jr.". When sound arrived, he found himself relegated to bit parts and (slightly larger) ... See full bio »


(age 48) in Wickenburg, Arizona, USA

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The Phantom Cowboy
The Phantom Cowboy Bill Collins / The Phantom
Desert Dust
Desert Dust Frank Fortune
Thunder Riders
Thunder Riders Jack Duncan
Across the Plains
Across the Plains Jim Blake


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 1945 Lawless Empire
Barfly (uncredited)
 1944 Sheriff of Sundown
Henchman (uncredited)
 1944 Bordertown Trail
Stagecoach Passenger (uncredited)
 1944 Marshal of Reno
Posse Rider (uncredited)
 1944 Mystery Man
Bank Robber (uncredited)
 1944 Tucson Raiders
Barfly (uncredited)
 1944 Lumberjack
Logger (uncredited)
 1944 Outlaws of Santa Fe
Townsman (uncredited)
 1944 Sundown Riders
Henchman Bill
 1943 Beyond the Last Frontier
Texas Ranger (uncredited)
 1943 Song of Texas
Heavy (uncredited)
 1943 Riders of the Rio Grande
Deputy (uncredited)
 1941 Outlaws of the Desert
Cowhand (uncredited)
 1941 Riders of the Timberline
Cowboy Watching Fight (uncredited)
 1941 Border Vigilantes
Wagon-Wreck Henchman (uncredited)
 1941 In Old Colorado
Ranch Hand Who Quits (uncredited)
 1941 Wyoming Wildcat
Townsman (uncredited)
 1940 The Westerner
Joe Lawrence (uncredited)
 1940 The Ranger and the Lady
Henchman (uncredited)
 1940 Drums of Fu Manchu
Dacoit 15 Wearing Hat [Chs. 11-13] (uncredited)
 1940 West of Carson City
Slim, Circle X Cowhand
 1939 Geronimo
Wall - Soldier (uncredited)
 1939 The Lone Ranger Rides Again
Cass (uncredited)
 1938 The Mysterious Rider
Stage Guard (uncredited)
 1938 Dick Tracy Returns
Powerhouse Thug (uncredited)
 1938 The Overland Express
Pony Express Rider (uncredited)
 1937 Guns in the Dark
Townsman (uncredited)
 1935 The Phantom Cowboy
Bill Collins / The Phantom
 1935 Defying the Law
Capt. Bill Taylor
 1931 White Renegade
 1929 The Ridin' Demon
Dan Riordan / Pat Riordan
 1929 The Smiling Terror
Ted Wayne
 1929 The Border Wildcat
Bob Shaw
 1929 Born to the Saddle
Ted Dorgan
 1928 Cheyenne Trails (as Pawnee Bill Jr.)
 1928 The Crimson Canyon
Phil 'Six Gun' Lang
 1928 The Thrill Chaser (as Pawnee Bill Jr.)
 1928 Where the West Begins (as Pawnee Bill Jr.)
 1928 Across the Plains
Jim Blake (as Pawnee Bill Jr.)
 1928 Arizona Speed (as Pawnee Bill Jr.)
 1928 Thunder Riders
Jack Duncan
 1928 The Clean-Up Man
Steven Banning / Johnny Parker
 1927 Desert Dust
Frank Fortune
 1927 A Made-To-Order Hero
Bert Lane
 1926 Clicking Hoofs
U.S. Deputy Marshal Dick Alwyn (as John O. Wells)
 1925 Fangs of Fate
Man Who Reports Robbery (uncredited)
Show Show Stunts (36 credits)
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Alternate Names:

Pawnee Bill Jr. | John O. Wells

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