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Tim McCoy (I) (1891–1978)

One of the great stars of early American Westerns. McCoy was the son of an Irish soldier who later became police chief of Saginaw, Michigan, where McCoy was born. He attended St. Ignatius College in Chicago and after seeing a Wild West show there, left school and found work on a Wyoming ranch. He became an expert horseman and roper and developed a ... See full bio »

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 1965 Requiem for a Gunfighter
Judge Irving Short
 1957 Run of the Arrow
Gen. Allen (as Colonel Tim McCoy)
 1956 Around the World in 80 Days
U.S. Cavalry Colonel (as Col. Tim McCoy)
 1955 Indian Agent (TV Movie)
Bill Carson
 1942 West of the Law
Marshal Tim McCall
 1942 Riders of the West
Marshal Tim McCall
 1942 Down Texas Way
U.S. Marshal Tim McCall
 1942 Ghost Town Law
Marshal Tim McCall
 1942 Below the Border
Marshal Tim McCall
 1941 Forbidden Trails
Marshal Tim McCall - Posing as Ace Porter
 1941 The Gunman from Bodie
Marshal Tim McCall
 1941 Arizona Bound
Marshal Tim McCall - aka Parson McCall
 1941 The Texas Marshal
Marshal Trigger Tim Rand
 1941 Outlaws of the Rio Grande
Marshal Tim Barton
 1940 Riders of Black Mountain
Marshal Tim Donovan
 1940 Arizona Gang Busters
Trigger Tim Rand
 1940 Gun Code
Marshal Tim Hammond posing asTim Hays
 1940 Frontier Crusader
Trigger Tim Rand
 1940 Texas Renegades
'Silent' Tim Smith
 1939 Trigger Fingers
'Lightning' Bill Carson
 1939 The Fighting Renegade
Bill Carson posing as El Puma
 1939 Straight Shooter
'Lightning' Bill Carson
 1939 Outlaws' Paradise
Captain William Carson / Trigger Mallory
 1939 Texas Wildcats
'Lightning' Bill Carson
 1939 Code of the Cactus
'Lightning' Bill Carson posing as Miguel
 1938 Six-Gun Trail
Captain William Carson
 1938 Lightning Carson Rides Again
Lightning Bill Carson aka Jose Fernandez (as Colonel Tim McCoy)
 1938 Phantom Ranger
Tim Hayes
 1938 Two Gun Justice
 1938 Code of the Rangers
Tim Strong
 1938 West of Rainbow's End
Tim Hart
 1936 The Traitor
Sergeant Tim Vallance - Texas Ranger
 1936 Ghost Patrol
Tim Caverly
 1936 The Lion's Den
Tim Barton
 1936 Aces and Eights
'Gentleman' Tim Madigan
 1936 Lightnin' Bill Carson
Lightnin' Bill Carson
 1936 Border Caballero
Tim Ross aka Missouri
 1936 Roarin' Guns
Tim Corwin
 1935 Bulldog Courage
'Slim' Braddock / Tim Braddock
 1935 The Man from Guntown
Tim Hanlon
 1935 Riding Wild
Tim Malloy / Tex Ravelle
 1935 The Outlaw Deputy
Tim Mallory
 1935 Justice of the Range
Tim Condon
 1935 Fighting Shadows
Constable Tim O'Hara
 1935 The Revenge Rider
Tim O'Neil
 1935 Law Beyond the Range
Tim McDonald
 1935 Square Shooter
Tim Baxter
 1934 The Westerner
Tim Addison
 1934 The Prescott Kid
Tim Hamlin
 1934 Beyond the Law
Tim Weston
 1934 A Man's Game
Tim Bradley
 1934 Hell Bent for Love
Police Captain Tim Daley
 1934 Voice in the Night
Tim Dale
 1934 Speed Wings
 1933 Straightaway
Tim Dawson
 1933 Hold the Press
Tim Collins
 1933 Police Car 17
Tim Conlon
 1933 Rusty Rides Alone
Tim Burke
 1933 The Whirlwind
Tim Reynolds
 1933 Silent Men
Tim Richards
 1933 Man of Action
Tim Barlow
 1932 End of the Trail
Captain Tim Travers
 1932 The Western Code
Tim Barrett
 1932 Fighting for Justice
Tim Keene
 1932 Cornered
Sheriff Tim Laramie
 1932 Daring Danger
Tim Madigan
 1932 Two-Fisted Law
Tim Clark
 1932 The Riding Tornado
Tim Torrant
 1932 Texas Cyclone
Texas Grant
 1932 The Fighting Fool
Sheriff Tim Collins
 1931 The Fighting Marshal
Tim Benton
 1931 Shotgun Pass
Tim Walker
 1931 The One Way Trail
Tim Allen
 1931 Heroes of the Flames
Bob Darrow
 1930 The Indians Are Coming
Jack Manning
 1929 The Desert Rider
Jed Tyler
 1929 A Night on the Range (Short)
 1929 Sioux Blood
 1929 The Overland Telegraph
Captain Allen
 1929 Morgan's Last Raid
Capt. Daniel Clairbourne
 1928 The Bushranger
 1928 Beyond the Sierras
The Masked Stranger
 1928 The Adventurer
Jim McClellan
 1928 Riders of the Dark
Lt. Crane
 1928 Wyoming
Lt. Jack Colton
 1928 The Law of the Range
Jim Lockhart
 1927 Spoilers of the West
Lieutenant Lang
 1927 Foreign Devils
Capt. Robert Kelly
 1927 The Frontiersman
John Dale
 1927 California
Capt. Archibald Gillespie
 1927 Winners of the Wilderness
Col. Sir Dennis O'Hara (as Colonel Tim McCoy)
 1926 War Paint
Lt. Tim Marshall
 1925 The Thundering Herd
Burn Hudnall (as Col. T.J. McCoy)
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Show Show Self (7 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Unsold pilot: Starred in a pilot for a western series to be called "Deadwood Days". See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 13 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Col. T.J. McCoy | Col. Tim McCoy | Colonel Tim McCoy


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Personal Quote:

I've never been sentimental about my horse. The horse doesn't give a damn about you. If you want to know the truth - horses are dumb. See more »


In real life McCoy was a sharpshooter and famed for his fast draw. A film editor once timed it on 35mm film with 24 frames per second. It took exactly six frames from the blur of his hand to the smoke issuing from the end of his gun. See more »

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