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Red West


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 Jones Junior College playing ... See full bio »
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 2013/I Safe Haven
Roger
 2012 The Black Dove
Detective Hayward
 2012 At Any Price
Cliff Whipple
 2011 Memphis Beat (TV Series)
Tim Mason
- The Things We Carry (2011) ... Tim Mason
 2010 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary)
William
- Goodbye Solo (2010) ... William
 2007 The Riches (TV Series)
Earl Malone
- Pilot (2007) ... Earl Malone
 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 P.A.C.K.
Sheriff Charlie Stone
 1995 Her Hidden Truth (TV Movie)
Fireman Leon Sykes
 1995 Felony
Chief Edwards
 1995 The Expert
Judge
 1994 Natural Born Killers
Cowboy Sheriff
 1992 Prey of the Chameleon
Pritchard
 1991 Raw Nerve
Dave
 1991 Hunter (TV Series)
Body Shop Man
- Fatal Obsession: Part 2 (1991) ... Body Shop Man (uncredited)
- Fatal Obsession: Part 1 (1991) ... Body Shop Man
 1989 Trapper County War
George
 1989 Billy the Kid (TV Movie)
 1988 Once Upon a Texas Train (TV Movie)
Bates Boley
 1987 Houston Knights (TV Series)
- Desperado (1987)
 1987 Proud Men (TV Movie)
Cookie
 1981-1987 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Construction foreman Lou Harper / Frank Dawson
- Ancient Echoes (1987) ... Construction foreman Lou Harper
- A Recipe for Disaster (1981) ... Frank Dawson
 1987 The Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory (TV Movie)
Cockran
 1983-1986 The A-Team (TV Series)
Sheriff Brooks / Red Avory / Sinclair / ...
- Alive at Five (1986) ... Sheriff Brooks
- Waiting for Insane Wayne (1986) ... Red Avory
- Semi-Friendly Persuasion (1984) ... Sinclair
- Pros and Cons (1983) ... Lt. Trask
 1986 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Boss (segment "The Once and Future King")
- The Once and Future King/A Saucer of Loneliness (1986) ... Boss (segment "The Once and Future King")
 1986 Charley Hannah (TV Movie)
David 'OO' Buck
 1982-1986 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
Winner / Wild Bill Hillman / Pete Williams / ...
- Tag Team (1986) ... Winner
- Tailspin (1985) ... Wild Bill Hillman
- Pirates of Nashville (1983) ... Pete Williams
- The Ives Have It (1982) ... Ace Madden
 1981-1985 Magnum, P.I. (TV Series)
Billy Cockrell - Present Day / Bull
- Let Me Hear the Music (1985) ... Billy Cockrell - Present Day
- All Roads Lead to Floyd (1981) ... Bull
 1984 Hardcastle and McCormick (TV Series)
Paul Connors
- Scared Stiff (1984) ... Paul Connors
 1984 Hard Knox (TV Movie)
Thomas 'Top' Tuttle
 1983 Blood Feud (TV Movie)
Violent Teamster
 1981-1983 The Greatest American Hero (TV Series)
Charley / Blandin / Cliff
- Desperado (1983) ... Charley
- It's All Downhill from Here (1982) ... Blandin
- Here's Looking at You, Kid (1981) ... Cliff
 1982 Knight Rider (TV Series)
Truck driver
- Knight of the Phoenix: Part 2 (1982) ... Truck driver (uncredited)
 1982 Will: The Autobiography of G. Gordon Liddy (TV Movie)
Kaworski
 1979-1981 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Trucker Harwood / John Culligan
- Dead Stop (1981) ... Trucker Harwood
- Dead Last (1979) ... John Culligan
 1980 Coach of the Year (TV Movie)
Superintendant Turner
 1980 Angel City (TV Movie)
Sud
 1980 The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo (TV Series)
Sgt. Reynolds
- Double Take, Double Take (1980) ... Sgt. Reynolds
 1979 Concrete Cowboys (TV Series)
Sheriff
- Concrete Cowboys (1979) ... Sheriff
 1979 The Wild Wild West Revisited (TV Movie)
Barfly (uncredited)
 1979 The Duke (TV Series)
Sergeant Mick O'Brien
 1978 Battlestar Galactica (TV Series)
Marco
- The Lost Warrior (1978) ... Marco
 1976 The Rookies (TV Series)
Wallace
- Blue Movie, Blue Death (1976) ... Wallace
 1975 The Six Million Dollar Man (TV Series)
Owner
- The White Lightning War (1975) ... Owner
 1975 Framed
Mallory
 1968-1975 Mannix (TV Series)
Dundee / Arlan / Thug
- Hardball (1975) ... Dundee (uncredited)
- Merry Go Round for Murder (1969) ... Arlan
- Edge of the Knife (1968) ... Thug (uncredited)
 1967-1969 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Henchman / Thug / Carl / ...
- The Night of the Tycoons (1969) ... Henchman (uncredited)
- The Night of the Plague (1969) ... Carl (uncredited)
- The Night of the Bleak Island (1969) ... Hooded Attacker (uncredited)
- The Night of the Diva (1969) ... Musketeer / Guitar Player / Coachman (uncredited)
- The Night of the Pistoleros (1969) ... Pistolero (uncredited)
 1968 Live a Little, Love a Little
Newspaper Vendor (uncredited)
 1968 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Leonard / Sparring Partner
- The Contender: Part 2 (1968) ... Leonard (uncredited)
- The Contender: Part 1 (1968) ... Sparring Partner (uncredited)
 1967 Clambake
Ice Cream Vendor (uncredited)
 1966 Spinout
Shorty's Pit Crew (uncredited)
 1966 The Navy vs. the Night Monsters (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 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 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 The Rebel (TV Series)
Townsman
- The Earl of Durango (1960) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1960 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
Sheriff
- Sentenced (1960) ... Sheriff (uncredited)
 1960 Maverick (TV Series)
Hotel Doorman
- Guatemala City (1960) ... Hotel Doorman (uncredited)
 1959 Journey to the Center of the Earth
Bearded Man at Newspaper Stand / University Student (uncredited)
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Songwriter: "I'm A Fool", a hit for Dino Desi & Billy. See more »

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Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Co-wrote the song "If Every Day Was Like Christmas". Recorded by West's friend Elvis Presley in 1966, it became almost as strongly identified with Elvis as his earlier Holiday hit, "Blue Christmas", and is regarded as a standard today. See more »

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