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Duke York (I) (1908–1952)

Duke York Jr. has a long resume as one of Hollywood's best stunt men. He is still often seen on TV today although audiences may not recognize him. He is most often seen today as the various "monsters" that confronted The Three Stooges during the 1940s, and as King Kala (wearing a bald cap) in the first Flash Gordon serial. See full bio »

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 1953 Trail Blazers
Angus
 1952 Barbed Wire
Buttons (uncredited)
 1952 Confidence Girl
Nightclub Accomplice with Binoculars
 1952 Carbine Williams
Guard (uncredited)
 1952 Night Stage to Galveston
Patrolman in Handcuffs (uncredited)
 1951-1952 The Range Rider (TV Series)
Henchman Bullet / Henchman Pate / Henchman Rowdy / ...
- Trail of the Lawless (1952) ... Henchman Bullet
- Rustler's Range (1952) ... Henchman Pate
- Pale Horse (1952) ... Henchman Rowdy
- Gold Fever (1952) ... Bushwhacker (uncredited)
- Big Medicine Man (1951) ... Henchman Matt Green
 1951 My Favorite Spy
Man (uncredited)
 1951 Northwest Territory
Dawson
 1951 Valley of Fire
Piano (uncredited)
 1951 Golden Girl
Quincy Miner in Audience (uncredited)
 1951 Fort Defiance
Joe Doniger, Soldier (uncredited)
 1951 Fort Worth
Gunman - Castro's Henchman (uncredited)
 1951 Mask of the Avenger
Loafer (uncredited)
 1951 Silver Canyon
Sergeant Laughlin
 1951 Fighting Coast Guard
Riveter (uncredited)
 1951 Snake River Desperadoes
Pete (uncredited)
 1951 The Red Badge of Courage
Veteran (uncredited)
 1951 Texans Never Cry
Baker (uncredited)
 1951 Oh! Susanna
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1951 Rogue River
Bowers
 1950-1951 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Henchman Buck / Henchman Matt / Henchman Pete
- Two Gold Lockets (1951) ... Henchman Buck
- Million Dollar Wallpaper (1950) ... Henchman Matt
- Greed for Gold (1950) ... Henchman Pete
 1950 Call of the Klondike
Luke
 1950 Let's Dance
Waiter (uncredited)
 1950 Hit Parade of 1951
Cal
 1950 Snow Dog
Henchman Duprez
 1950 Where Danger Lives
Postville Cowboy (uncredited)
 1950 Winchester '73
Man #1 (uncredited)
 1950 Fortunes of Captain Blood
Andrew Hardy
 1950 Francis
Sgt. Poor, G2 (uncredited)
 1949 Johnny Stool Pigeon
Bodyguard (uncredited)
 1949 Stampede
Maxie
 1949 Who Done It? (Short)
Nikko
 1948 The Paleface
Terris' Henchman (uncredited)
 1948 Isn't It Romantic?
Townsman (uncredited)
 1948 That Lady in Ermine
Sergeant (uncredited)
 1948 A Southern Yankee
Confederate Guard (uncredited)
 1948 California Firebrand
Chad Mason
 1948 Shivering Sherlocks (Short)
Angel
 1947 Road to Rio
Roustabout (uncredited)
 1944 Lost in a Harem
Jailer / Clerk (uncredited)
 1944 An American Romance
Steel Mill Worker with Eddie (uncredited)
 1944 Johnny Doesn't Live Here Any More
Cab Driver (uncredited)
 1944 The Contender
'Bomber' Brown
 1944 Follow the Boys
Military Policeman (uncredited)
 1944 Hi, Good Lookin'!
Boris - the Mad Tenor (uncredited)
 1943 Destination Tokyo
Duke - 'Copperfin' Crewman (uncredited)
 1943 Idle Roomers (Short)
Lupe the Wolf Man
 1943 Crazy House
Dead End Character (uncredited)
 1943 Thank Your Lucky Stars
Wooden Indian (uncredited)
 1943 Higher Than a Kite (Short)
Kelly (uncredited)
 1943 Three Little Twirps (Short)
Sultan of Abadabba (uncredited)
 1943 Assignment in Brittany
German Private (uncredited)
 1942 Stand by for Action
Sailor (uncredited)
 1942 Arabian Nights
Archer (uncredited)
 1942 Behind the Eight Ball
First Thug (uncredited)
 1942 Who Done It?
Attendant with the Coroner (uncredited)
 1942 Panama Hattie
Bruno (uncredited)
 1942 Give Out, Sisters
Louie
 1942 Invisible Agent
German Sentry (uncredited)
 1942 All Work and No Pay (Short)
Tall Jewel Thief
 1942 Jackass Mail
Rancher Seeing Baggot with Roan Horse (uncredited)
 1942 Maisie Gets Her Man
Stagehand at Second Theater (uncredited)
 1942 Sunday Punch
Boxer (uncredited)
 1942 The Spoilers
Miner (uncredited)
 1942 Saboteur
Deputy Sheriff (uncredited)
 1942 Kid Glove Killer
Card-Playing Henchman (uncredited)
 1942 Alias Boston Blackie
Johnson - Policeman in Squad Car 29 (uncredited)
 1942 Two Yanks in Trinidad
MP Corporal (uncredited)
 1942 Jail House Blues
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1942 Nazi Agent
Sailor (uncredited)
 1942 Woman of the Year
Football Player (uncredited)
 1941 Bedtime Story
Phil, Hotel Bouncer (uncredited)
 1941 Sweet Spirits of Nighter (Short)
Monster
 1941 Some More of Samoa (Short)
Kingfisher (uncredited)
 1941 Shadow of the Thin Man
Valentino (uncredited)
 1941 Public Enemies
Holmes
 1941 Sea Raiders
Pete - Whaler Crewman [Chs. 8-9] (uncredited)
 1941 Never Give a Sucker an Even Break
Tough Guy (uncredited)
 1941 Texas
Wise Guy (uncredited)
 1941 Burma Convoy
Bartender (uncredited)
 1941 Mob Town
Burly Man (uncredited)
 1941 No Greater Sin
Scaturo's Henchman (uncredited)
 1941 Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day
Joe - Piano Mover (uncredited)
 1941 Life Begins for Andy Hardy
Trucker (scenes deleted)
 1941 Love at First Fright (Short)
Hatrack Clan Member (uncredited)
 1941 Broadway Limited
Relief Train Engineer (uncredited)
 1941 Tight Shoes (uncredited)
 1941 Coffins on Wheels (Short)
Flagman (uncredited)
 1941 Hello, Sucker
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1941 Topper Returns
Engine Room Sailor-Henchman in Black (uncredited)
 1941 A Man Betrayed
Doorman at Club Inferno (uncredited)
 1941 So You Won't Squawk (Short)
1st Motorcycle Cop
 1941 Meet the Chump
Mug (uncredited)
 1941 Back Street
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1941 Respect the Law (Short)
Bereaved Man (uncredited)
 1940 Trail of the Vigilantes
Deputy Sheriff (uncredited)
 1940 Little Men
Poker Player (uncredited)
 1940 The Green Archer
Martel aka Harry Madison (uncredited)
 1940 Sky Murder
Enforcer at Cell Block Meeting (uncredited)
 1940 The Secret Seven
Karpa (uncredited)
 1940 How High Is Up? (Short)
Workman (uncredited)
 1940 When the Daltons Rode (uncredited)
 1940 Nutty But Nice (Short)
Butch - Kidnapper (uncredited)
 1940 Terry and the Pirates
Leopard Man (uncredited)
 1940 Jack Pot (Short)
Fallon Henchman (uncredited)
 1940 The Shadow
Henchman (uncredited)
 1939 Mercy Plane
Joe
 1939 Destry Rides Again
Townsman (uncredited)
 1939 Those High Grey Walls
Guard (uncredited)
 1939 Union Pacific
Railwayman (uncredited)
 1939 You Can't Cheat an Honest Man
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1939 Navy Secrets
Babe - Henchman
 1938 Topper Takes a Trip
Second Bailiff (uncredited)
 1938 Gang Bullets
Collins (uncredited)
 1938 The Spider's Web
Henchman (uncredited)
 1938 Dick Tracy Returns
Jack (uncredited)
 1938 Many Sappy Returns (Short)
Male Nurse (uncredited)
 1938 Sing, You Sinners
Cab Driver (uncredited)
 1938 Professor Beware
Handshaker - Paint-Brush Gag (uncredited)
 1938 The Marines Are Here
Native (uncredited)
 1938 The Fighting Devil Dogs
Sam (uncredited)
 1938 Wide Open Faces
Joe, a Gangster (uncredited)
 1938 Reckless Living
Poker Player (uncredited)
 1938 Man-Proof
Referee (uncredited)
 1937 Partners in Crime
Cab Driver (uncredited)
 1937 SOS Coast Guard
Sea Heavy #1 (uncredited)
 1937 Midnight Madonna (uncredited)
 1937 Dangerous Holiday
Gollenger's Chauffeur (uncredited)
 1937 They Gave Him a Gun
Sourpuss Soldier (uncredited)
 1937 Dangerous Number
Policeman (uncredited)
 1936 Mind Your Own Business
Cruger's Henchman
 1936 Love on the Run
Paul - Baron's Chauffeur (uncredited)
 1936 Libeled Lady
Cab Driver (uncredited)
 1936 The Three Mesquiteers
Chuck (One-Armed Veteran)
 1936 Sworn Enemy
Al, a Gangster (uncredited)
 1936 Crash Donovan
Patrolman (uncredited)
 1936 Rhythm on the Range
Officer (scenes deleted)
 1936 Ticket to Paradise
Milkman
 1936/I Flash Gordon
King Kala [Chs. 2-5] (as Duke York Jr.)
 1936 An All American Toothache (Short)
Coach Bill
 1936 Strike Me Pink
Smiley
 1936 The Garden Murder Case
Traffic Cop (uncredited)
 1935 Coronado
Marine (uncredited)
 1935 It's a Great Life
Driver (uncredited)
 1935 His Family Tree
Henchman with Frank (uncredited)
 1935 Here Comes Cookie
Milkman (uncredited)
 1935 Redheads on Parade
Projectionist (uncredited)
 1935 Two for Tonight
Cop in Cafe (uncredited)
 1935 So Red the Rose
Soldier (uncredited)
 1935 Strangers All
Sig Ruman - Protester at Meeting / Courtroom Witness (uncredited)
 1935 Stolen Harmony
Duke (uncredited)
 1935 Car 99
Cop (uncredited)
 1935 Wings in the Dark
Reporter - Last Flight (uncredited)
 1934 One Hour Late
Mixer (uncredited)
 1934 Ready for Love
John Alden at Basket Social (uncredited)
 1934 The Pursuit of Happiness
Jonathan
 1934 Elmer and Elsie
Smith
 1934 The Old Fashioned Way
Stagehand on Bar Set (uncredited)
 1934 Upperworld
Marine in Burlesque Theatre (uncredited)
 1934 No More Women
Hawk Crew Member (uncredited)
 1933 Roman Scandals
Valerius' Soldier (uncredited)
 1933 I'm No Angel
Sideshow Spectator (uncredited)
 1933 Footlight Parade
Sailor on Table in 'Shanghai Lil' (uncredited)
 1933 I Love That Man
Label's Henchman (uncredited)
 1933 Murders in the Zoo
Seaman (uncredited)
 1932 Island of Lost Souls
Beast (uncredited)
 1930 Brothers
Cafe Customer (uncredited)
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He and actor Greg McClure went into business in the late 1940s, running a physical culture gym. McClure also worked on producing a series of two-reel comedies starring Duke but it never got off the ground. See more »

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