Hoyt Axton (1938–1999)

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Hoyt Axton was born on March 25, 1938 in Duncan, Oklahoma, USA. He is known for Gremlins (1984), Forrest Gump (1994) and The Big Chill (1983). He was married to Deborah Hawkins, Donna "Bambi" Roberts, Kathryn Roberts and Mary Sanino. He died on October 26, 1999 in Victor, Montana, USA. See full bio »


(age 61) in Victor, Montana, USA

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Gremlins Randall Peltzer
Forrest Gump Soundtrack
The Big Chill Soundtrack
Encino Man Soundtrack


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 1999 King Cobra (Video)
Mayor Ed Biddle
 1995 Number One Fan
Lt. Joe Halsey
 1995 Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long (TV Movie)
Huey P. Long, Sr.
 1994 Doorways (TV Movie)
Jake Mitchell
 1994 Season of Change
Big Upton
 1994 Captain Planet and the Planeteers (TV Series short)
Big Ed Baker
- High Steaks (1994) ... Big Ed Baker (voice)
 1992 Space Case
 1992 Harmony Cats
Bill Stratton
 1990 The Civil War (TV Mini Series documentary)
- War Is All Hell (1865) (1990) ... Various (voice)
- The Better Angels of Our Nature (1865) (1990) ... Various (voice)
- Valley of the Shadow of Death (1864) (1990) ... Various (voice)
- Most Hallowed Ground (1864) (1990) ... Various (voice)
- The Universe of Battle (1863) (1990) ... Various (voice)
 1990 Buried Alive (TV Movie)
Sheriff Sam Eberly
 1990 Growing Pains (TV Series)
Claver Jackson
- Where There's a Will (1990) ... Claver Jackson
 1990 Midnight Caller (TV Series)
Ralston Cash Dollar
- Kid Salinas (1990) ... Ralston Cash Dollar
 1989 We're No Angels
Father Levesque
 1989 Oklahoma Passage (TV Mini Series)
- Part Four (1989) ... Host
 1989 Disorganized Crime
Sheriff Henault
 1988 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Sheriff Tate
- Coal Miner's Slaughter (1988) ... Sheriff Tate
 1988 Doodles (TV Movie)
 1988 Dixie Lanes
Clarence Laidlaw
 1988 Desperado: Avalanche at Devil's Ridge (TV Movie)
Sheriff Ben Tree
 1987 Christmas Comes to Willow Creek (TV Movie)
 1987 Retribution
Lt. Ashley
 1987 Guilty of Innocence: The Lenell Geter Story (TV Movie)
Charlie Hartford
 1986 Act of Vengeance (TV Movie)
Silous Huddleston
 1986 Dallas: The Early Years (TV Movie)
Aaron Southworth
 1985 Glitter (TV Series)
- The Runaway (1985)
 1985 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Jack Dearborne
- Game of Hearts: Part 2 (1985) ... Jack Dearborne
- Game of Hearts: Part 1 (1985) ... Jack Dearborne
 1985 The Steel Collar Man (TV Movie)
 1984-1985 Diff'rent Strokes (TV Series)
Wes McKinney, Sam's Father / Wes McKinney
- A Camping We Will Go (1985) ... Wes McKinney, Sam's Father
- Sam's Father (1984) ... Wes McKinney
 1984 Cover Up (TV Series)
- Death in Vogue (1984) ... Cody
 1983-1984 The Rousters (TV Series)
Jack Slade / Cactus Jack Slade
- Wyatt Earp to the Rescue (1984) ... Jack Slade
- Cold Streak (1984) ... Jack Slade
- Snake Eyes (1984) ... Jack Slade
- Slade vs. Slade (1984) ... Jack Slade
 1984 Gremlins
Randall Peltzer
 1984 Faerie Tale Theatre (TV Series)
Forest Ranger
- Goldilocks and the 3 Bears (1984) ... Forest Ranger
 1984 Domestic Life (TV Series)
Rip Steele
 1983 Deadline Auto Theft
Captain Gibbs
 1983 Heart Like a Wheel
Tex Roque
 1983 The Black Stallion Returns
Narrator (voice)
 1982 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (TV Series)
Cooper Johnson
- Rodeo (1982) ... Cooper Johnson
- Challenges (1982) ... Cooper Johnson
 1982 Endangered Species
Ben Morgan
 1981 Liar's Moon
Cecil Duncan
 1980 Cloud Dancer
Brad's Mechanic
 1979 Skinflint: A Country Christmas Carol (TV Movie)
Cyrus Flint
 1979 The Black Stallion
Alec's Father
 1979 WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series)
T.J. Watson
- I Do, I Do... for Now (1979) ... T.J. Watson
 1978 Flying High (TV Series)
Hoyt Axton
- Great Expectations (1978) ... Hoyt Axton
 1977 McCloud (TV Series)
Johnny Starbuck
- The Moscow Connection (1977) ... Johnny Starbuck
 1976 The Bionic Woman (TV Series)
Big Buck Buckley
- Road to Nashville (1976) ... Big Buck Buckley
 1966 I Dream of Jeannie (TV Series)
- Fastest Gun in the East (1966) ... Bull
 1966 Iron Horse (TV Series)
Slash Birney
- Right of Way Through Paradise (1966) ... Slash Birney
 1966 Smoky
Fred Denton
 1965 Bonanza (TV Series)
Howard Mead
- Dead and Gone (1965) ... Howard Mead
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Songwriter: Wrote "Joy to the World", a hit for Three Dog Night. See more »

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Deborah Hawkins  (his death) | See more »


Mark Axton


Mae Boren Axton

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Personal Quote:

Contemplating mankind's purpose turns people like me into pseudo-philosophers. I feel that life is simply a matter of one foot in front of the other and down the road we go. If we're lucky we get to enjoy a little dance or song now and then--I've been singing my song to life since I was born. I've learned that love and the blues seem to be partners.


Best known country hits included "When the Morning Comes" and "Boney Fingers" (1974) and "Della and the Dealer" (1979). See more »

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