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Henry Wills (I) (1921–1994)


Veteran stuntman and stunt coordinator Henry Wills was born on a cattle ranch in Arizona in 1921. After graduating high school he headed to Hollywood, and was soon working as an extra, mainly in westerns. He picked up some extra money doing stunt work, and soon began to concentrate on that field. He gained a reputation as one of the best horsemen ... See full bio »

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Known For

The High Chaparral
(1967-1971)
Pump Up the Volume
(1990)
One-Eyed Jacks
(1961)
Under the Rainbow
(1981)

Filmography

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 1990 Pump Up the Volume (stunts - as Henry Willis)
 1986 Quicksilver (stunts)
 1983 Get Crazy (stunts)
 1982 Highpoint (stunts)
 1982 The Beastmaster (stunts)
 1981 Under the Rainbow (stunt coordinator) / (stunts)
 1981 Going Ape! (stunts)
 1980 Melvin and Howard (stunts - as Henry N. Wills)
 1980 The Mountain Men (stunts)
 1979 Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (stunts - uncredited)
 1979 The Chisholms (TV Mini-Series) (stunt coordinator - 4 episodes)
- Chapter IV (1979) ... (stunt coordinator)
- Chapter III (1979) ... (stunt coordinator)
- Chapter II (1979) ... (stunt coordinator)
- Chapter I (1979) ... (stunt coordinator)
 1978 F.I.S.T. (stunts)
 1976 The Shootist (stunts wrangler - uncredited)
 1976 Drum (stunts - uncredited)
 1975 The Master Gunfighter (stunts)
 1974 Zandy's Bride (stunts - uncredited)
 1973 The Don Is Dead (stunts - uncredited)
  Bonanza (TV Series) (stunt double - 10 episodes, 1962 - 1965) (stunts - 3 episodes, 1961 - 1965) (stunt gaffer - 1 episode, 1972)
- Riot (1972) ... (stunt gaffer)
- Right Is the Fourth R (1965) ... (stunt double: Pernell Roberts - uncredited)
- The Search (1965) ... (stunts - uncredited)
- Woman of Fire (1965) ... (stunt double: Pernell Roberts - uncredited)
- A Knight to Remember (1964) ... (stunt double: Pernell Roberts - uncredited)
 1972 The Cowboys (stunts - uncredited)
 1971 Shoot Out (stunts - uncredited)
 1967-1971 The High Chaparral (TV Series) (stunt coordinator - 74 episodes)
- The Hostage (1971) ... (stunt coordinator)
- Sangre (1971) ... (stunt coordinator)
- The Badge (1970) ... (stunt coordinator)
- A Matter of Vengeance (1970) ... (stunt coordinator)
- Fiesta (1970) ... (stunt coordinator)
 1970 Chisum (stunts - uncredited)
 1968 Here Come the Brides (TV Series) (stunts)
 1967 Rough Night in Jericho (stunt double: Dean Martin - uncredited)
 1967 In Like Flint (stunts - uncredited)
 1966 D-Day on Mars (TV Movie) (stunts - uncredited)
 1966 Nyoka and the Lost Secrets of Hippocrates (TV Movie) (stunts - uncredited)
 1966 Beau Geste (stunts - uncredited)
 1966 Nevada Smith (stunts - uncredited)
 1966 Gunpoint (stunts - uncredited)
 1965 The Sons of Katie Elder (stunts - uncredited)
 1965 Shenandoah (stunts - uncredited)
 1965 Major Dundee (stunt coordinator - uncredited) / (stunts - uncredited)
 1965 The Greatest Story Ever Told (stunt coordinator) / (stunts - uncredited)
 1964 Mail Order Bride (stunts - uncredited)
 1963 Showdown (stunts - uncredited)
 1962 Taras Bulba (stunts - uncredited)
 1962 How the West Was Won (stunts - uncredited)
 1962 The Wild Westerners (stunts - uncredited)
 1962 Six Black Horses (stunts - uncredited)
 1962 Sergeants 3 (stunts - uncredited)
 1961 One-Eyed Jacks (stunt double: Marlon Brando - as Hank Wills)
 1961 Posse from Hell (stunts - uncredited)
 1960 The Magnificent Seven (stunt coordinator - uncredited) / (stunts - uncredited)
 1960 Seven Ways from Sundown (stunts - uncredited)
 1960 Death Valley Days (TV Series) (stunt coordinator - 1 episode)
- The Man on the Road (1960) ... (stunt coordinator)
 1959 Laramie (TV Series) (stunt coordinator)
 1959 Last Train from Gun Hill (stunts - uncredited)
 1958 The Badlanders (stunts - uncredited)
 1958 Ride a Crooked Trail (stunts - uncredited)
 1958 The Saga of Hemp Brown (stunts - uncredited)
 1958 The Law and Jake Wade (stunts - uncredited)
 1958 Saddle the Wind (stunts - uncredited)
 1957 Omar Khayyam (stunts - uncredited)
 1957 Night Passage (stunts - uncredited)
 1957 The Last Stagecoach West (stunts - uncredited)
 1957 Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (stunts - uncredited)
 1956 Away All Boats (stunts - uncredited)
 1956 The Searchers (stunts - uncredited)
 1956 A Day of Fury (stunts - uncredited)
 1956 Red Sundown (stunts - uncredited)
 1956 The Conqueror (stunts - uncredited)
 1955 Lady Godiva of Coventry (stunts - uncredited)
 1955 Wichita (stunts - uncredited)
 1955 Run for Cover (stunts - uncredited)
 1955 Chief Crazy Horse (stunts - uncredited)
 1954 Destry (stunts - uncredited)
 1954 Four Guns to the Border (stunts - uncredited)
 1954 Black Horse Canyon (stunt double - uncredited)
 1954 Saskatchewan (stunts - uncredited)
 1953 Ride, Vaquero! (stunts - uncredited)
 1953 Shane (stunts - uncredited)
 1953 Gunsmoke (stunts - uncredited)
 1953 The Mississippi Gambler (stunts - uncredited)
 1953 The Redhead from Wyoming (stunts - uncredited)
 1952 The Raiders (stunts - uncredited)
 1952 The Savage (stunts - uncredited)
 1952 The Duel at Silver Creek (stunts - uncredited)
 1951 Westward the Women (stunts - uncredited)
 1951 Across the Wide Missouri (stunts - uncredited)
 1951 Cavalry Scout (stunts - uncredited)
 1950 Kansas Raiders (stunts - uncredited)
 1950 The Return of Jesse James (stunt double - uncredited)
 1950 Salt Lake Raiders (stunts - uncredited)
 1949 Samson and Delilah (stunts - uncredited)
 1949 The Fighting Kentuckian (stunts - uncredited)
 1949 The Gal Who Took the West (stunt double - uncredited)
 1949 West of Laramie (Short) (stunts - uncredited)
 1948 The Paleface (stunt double: Bob Hope - uncredited)
 1948 Joan of Arc (stunts - uncredited)
 1948 Fort Apache (stunts - uncredited)
 1947 The Fabulous Texan (stunts - uncredited)
 1947 Rustlers of Devil's Canyon (stunts - uncredited)
 1947 Border Feud (stunts - uncredited)
 1947 Law of the Lash (stunts - uncredited)
 1947 Angel and the Badman (stunts - uncredited)
 1946 The Devil's Playground (stunts - uncredited)
 1946 Plainsman and the Lady (stunts - uncredited)
 1946 In Old Sacramento (stunts - uncredited)
 1946 California Gold Rush (stunts - uncredited)
 1946 Frontier Gunlaw (stunts - uncredited)
 1946 The Phantom Rider (horseback double: Phantom Rider - uncredited)
 1946 The Scarlet Horseman (stunts - uncredited)
 1945 The Daltons Ride Again (stunts - uncredited)
 1945 Colorado Pioneers (stunts - uncredited)
 1945 Rough Riders of Cheyenne (stunts - uncredited)
 1945 Bandits of the Badlands (utility stunts - uncredited)
 1945 West of the Pecos (stunts - uncredited)
 1945 The Purple Monster Strikes (stunts - uncredited)
 1945 Along Came Jones (stunts - uncredited)
 1945 Oregon Trail (stunts - uncredited)
 1945 Trail of Kit Carson (stunts - uncredited)
 1945 Code of the Lawless (stunts - uncredited)
 1945 Flame of the West (stunts - uncredited)
 1945 Lone Texas Ranger (stunts - uncredited)
 1945 Stranger from Santa Fe (stunts - uncredited)
 1945 Beyond the Pecos (stunts - uncredited)
 1945 Corpus Christi Bandits (stunts - uncredited)
 1945 Great Stagecoach Robbery (stunts - uncredited)
 1945 The Topeka Terror (stunts - uncredited)
 1944 The Big Bonanza (stunts - uncredited)
 1944 The Old Texas Trail (stunts - uncredited)
 1944 Code of the Prairie (stunts - uncredited)
 1944 Riders of the Santa Fe (stunts - uncredited)
 1944 Tall in the Saddle (stunts - uncredited)
 1944 Stagecoach to Monterey (stunts - uncredited)
 1944 Trail to Gunsight (stunts - uncredited)
 1944 The San Antonio Kid (stunts - uncredited)
 1944 Bordertown Trail (stunts - uncredited)
 1944 Song of Nevada (stunts - uncredited)
 1944 Raiders of Ghost City (stunts - uncredited)
 1944 Silver City Kid (stunts - uncredited)
 1944 Trigger Trail (stunts - uncredited)
 1944 Fuzzy Settles Down (stunts - uncredited)
 1944 Forty Thieves (stunt double - uncredited)
 1944 Mystery Man (stunt double - uncredited)
 1944 Lumberjack (stunts - uncredited)
 1944 Buffalo Bill (stunts - uncredited)
 1944 Outlaws of Santa Fe (stunts - uncredited)
 1944 Oklahoma Raiders (fight double: Tex Ritter - uncredited)
 1944 Marshal of Gunsmoke (stunts - uncredited)
 1944 Sundown Riders (stunts - uncredited)
 1943 Drums of Fu Manchu (stunts - uncredited)
 1943 Arizona Trail (stunt double - uncredited)
 1943 Beyond the Last Frontier (stunt double - uncredited)
 1943 Silver Spurs (stunts - uncredited)
 1943 Frontier Badmen (stunt double - uncredited)
 1943 Colt Comrades (stunt double - uncredited)
 1942 Lost Canyon (stunt double - uncredited)
 1942 American Empire (stunts - uncredited)
 1942 Undercover Man (stunts - uncredited)
 1942 Overland Mail (stunts - uncredited)
 1942 Perils of Nyoka (stunts - uncredited)
 1942 Tombstone: The Town Too Tough to Die (stunts - uncredited)
 1942 The Spoilers (stunts - uncredited)
 1942 Sunset on the Desert (stunts - uncredited)
 1942 Reap the Wild Wind (stunts - uncredited)
 1941 Road Agent (stunts - uncredited)
 1941 Fighting Bill Fargo (stunts - uncredited)
 1941 Secret of the Wastelands (stunts - uncredited)
 1941 Jesse James at Bay (stunts - uncredited)
 1941 Outlaws of Cherokee Trail (stunts - uncredited)
 1941 Badlands of Dakota (stunts - uncredited)
 1941 Man from Montana (stunts - uncredited)
 1941 Billy the Kid in Santa Fe (stunt double - uncredited)
 1941 Nevada City (stunts - uncredited)
 1941 Power Dive (stunts - uncredited)
 1941 Pirates on Horseback (stunt double - uncredited)
 1941 Saddlemates (stunts - uncredited)
 1941 Border Vigilantes (stunt double - uncredited)
 1941 In Old Cheyenne (stunts - uncredited)
 1941 Adventures of Captain Marvel (stunts - uncredited)
 1941 Back in the Saddle (stunts - uncredited)
 1941 The Roundup (stunts - uncredited)
 1940 The Border Legion (stunts - uncredited)
 1940 Young Bill Hickok (stunts - uncredited)
 1940 Wagon Train (stunt double - uncredited)
 1940 The Ranger and the Lady (stunts - uncredited)
 1940 Winners of the West (stunts - uncredited)
 1940 The Carson City Kid (stunts - uncredited)
 1940 Covered Wagon Days (stunts - uncredited)
 1940 Shooting High (stunts - uncredited)
 1940 Dark Command (stunts - uncredited)
 1940 Drums of Fu Manchu (stunts - uncredited)
 1940 Legion of the Lawless (stunts - uncredited)
 1939 Zorro's Fighting Legion (stunts - uncredited)
 1939 Allegheny Uprising (stunts - uncredited)
 1939 The Kansas Terrors (stunts - uncredited)
 1939 In Old Caliente (stunts - uncredited)
 1939 Mexicali Rose (stunts - uncredited)
 1939 Stagecoach (stunts - uncredited)
 1938 The Frontiersmen (stunts - uncredited)
 1938 Hawk of the Wilderness (stunts - uncredited)
 1938 The Adventures of Marco Polo (stunts - uncredited)
 1937 Ali Baba Goes to Town (stunts - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Henry Willis | Hank Wills | Henry N. Wills
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Trivia:

Performed over 1400 horse falls on film. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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