(Late 1970s) TV commercials (Canada): Appeared in a series of innovative commercials for the Canadian Speedy Muffler chain. He played the part of the laconic cowboy (as in 1960s "spaghetti westerns") who could fix a muffler or tailpipe with such speed that John Colicos
(playing the straight-man store manager) would be amazed to...
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Lee Van Cleff | Lee VanCleef
6' 2" (1.88 m)
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[6/12/81 interview in The Cleveland Plain Dealer, on his pierced left ear] I started wearing it when I was a kid in the Navy. I sailed all over the world, and somewhere along I started wearing an earring as a symbol of respect for all of the different cultures and people. I've worn it, off and on, ever since. Lately, when directors and producers see the bloody thing, they ask me to wear it on ...
His final western Vengeance
(1977) was actually filmed before his previous western Diamante Lobo
(1976), but released afterwards. Although Van Cleef was billed first, in both films he was playing a secondary role to teen idol and singer Leif Garrett
Low, authoritative voice