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Red West (1936–2017)

Robert "Red" Gene West was a close friend of Elvis Presley and a member of Presley's inner circle, known as "The Memphis Mafia". He first met Elvis in high school, where he was a year behind him. West played football for the Memphis Tigers high school football team, boxed in the Golden Gloves and played football for the Jones County Junior College... See full bio »


(age 81) in Memphis, Tennessee, USA

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Safe Haven
Safe Haven Roger
Road House
Road House Red Webster
Goodbye Solo
Goodbye Solo William
The Rainmaker
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 2013/I Safe Haven
 2012 At Any Price
Cliff Whipple
 2012 The Black Dove
Detective Hayward
 2010 Father of Invention
Sam Bergman
 2008 Goodbye Solo
 2006 Glory Road
Ross Moore
 2005 Forty Shades of Blue
 2004 Almost Made
Red Rodgers
 2003 Vampires Anonymous
Tom Miller
 2000 Woman's Story
Judge Ewing
 2000 Above Suspicion
Officer Ward
 1999 Cookie's Fortune
Mr. Henderson
 1997 The Rainmaker
Buddy Black
 1997 The P.A.C.K.
Sheriff Charlie Stone
 1995 The Expert
 1994 Felony
Chief Edwards
 1994 Natural Born Killers
Cowboy Sheriff
 1992 Prey of the Chameleon
 1991 Raw Nerve
 1989 Trapper County War
 1989 Road House
Red Webster
 1975 Walking Tall Part II
Sheriff Tanner
 1975 Framed
 1973 Walking Tall
Sheriff Tanner
 1968 Live a Little, Love a Little
Newspaper Vendor (uncredited)
 1967 Clambake
Ice Cream Vendor (uncredited)
 1966 Spinout
Shorty's Pit Crew (uncredited)
 1966 The Navy vs. the Night Monsters
Navy Fireman (uncredited)
 1966 Paradise, Hawaiian Style
Rusty (uncredited)
 1965 Harum Scarum
Assassin (uncredited)
 1965 Tickle Me
Mabel's Boyfriend (uncredited)
 1965 Girl Happy
Extra in Kit Kat Club (uncredited)
 1965 John Goldfarb, Please Come Home!
Football Player (uncredited)
 1964 Roustabout
Carnival Worker (uncredited)
 1964 The Americanization of Emily
Soldier (uncredited)
 1964 Shock Treatment
Orderly (uncredited)
 1964 Viva Las Vegas
Son of Lone Star State (uncredited)
 1963 Fun in Acapulco
Poolside Guest (uncredited)
 1963 Palm Springs Weekend
Card Player (uncredited)
 1963 It Happened at the World's Fair
Fred (uncredited)
 1962 Girls! Girls! Girls!
Bongo-Playing Crewman on Tuna Boat (uncredited)
 1962 Two for the Seesaw
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1962 Kid Galahad
Opponent (uncredited)
 1962 Follow That Dream
Bank Guard (uncredited)
 1961 Blue Hawaii
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1961 Wild in the Country
Hank Tyler (uncredited)
 1960 Flaming Star
Indian (uncredited)
 1960 Ice Palace
Train Passenger (uncredited)
 1959 Journey to the Center of the Earth
Bearded Man at Newspaper Stand / University Student (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Biography (with Del 'Sonny' West, Steve Dunleavy, Dave Hebler): "Elvis: What Happened?". See more »

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1 Portrayal | 1 Article | See more »


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Was played by his own son, John Boyd West, in the Quantum Leap (1989) episode, Quantum Leap: Memphis Melody - July 3, 1954 (1993), and Elvis (2005). See more »

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