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Hoot Gibson (1892–1962)

A pioneering cowboy star of silent and early talking Westerns, Hoot Gibson was one of the 1920s' most popular children's matinée heroes. In his real life, however, he had a rather painful rags-to-riches-and-back-to-rags career, a problem that seemed to plague a number of big stars who fell victim to their high profile and wound up living too high ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Horse Soldiers Sgt. Brown
The Long, Long Trail The Ramblin' Kid
The Mounted Stranger Pete Ainslee aka The Ridin' Kid
Trigger Tricks Texas Ranger Tim Brennan


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 1960 Ocean's Eleven
Roadblock Deputy (uncredited)
 1959 The Horse Soldiers
Sgt. Brown
 1955 I Married Joan (TV Series)
The Cowboy
- The Cowboy (1955) ... The Cowboy
 1953 The Marshal's Daughter
Marshal Ben Dawson
 1946 Flight to Nowhere
Sheriff Bradley
 1944 Trigger Law
Hoot Gibson
 1944 The Utah Kid
Marshal H.R. Higgins
 1944 Marked Trails
Hoot Parkford
 1944 Sonora Stagecoach
Hoot Gibson
 1944 Outlaw Trail
Hoot Gibson
 1944 Arizona Whirlwind
Hoot Gibson
 1944 Westward Bound
Hoot Gibson
 1943 Death Valley Rangers
Hoot Gibson
 1943 Blazing Guns
Marshal Hoot Gibson
 1943 The Law Rides Again
U.S. Marshal Hoot Gibson
 1943 Wild Horse Stampede
Marshal Hoot Gibson
 1937 The Painted Stallion
Walter Jamison
 1936 Cavalcade of the West
Clint Knox
 1936 The Riding Avenger
Buck Bonner aka The Morning Glory Kid
 1936 The Last Outlaw
Chuck Wilson
 1936 Feud of the West
'Whitey' Revel
 1936 Lucky Terror
Lucky 'The Lucky Terror' Carson
 1935 Swifty
 1935 Frontier Justice
Brent Halston
 1935 Powdersmoke Range
Stony Brooke
 1935 Rainbow's End
Neil Gibson Jr.
 1935 Sunset Range
Reasonin' Bates
 1933 The Fighting Parson
Steve Hartley
 1933 The Dude Bandit
Tex Cooper aka Ace
 1932 The Cowboy Counsellor
Dan Alton
 1932 The Boiling Point
Jimmy Duncan
 1932 A Man's Land
Tex Mason
 1932 Spirit of the West
Johnny Ringo - Posing as Ben Bailey
 1932 The Local Bad Man
Jim Bonner
 1931 The Gay Buckaroo
Clint Hale
 1931 The Hard Hombre
William Penn 'Peaceful' Patton
 1931 Wild Horse
Jim Wright
 1931 Clearing the Range
Curt Fremont - aka El Capitan
 1930 The Concentratin' Kid
Bill Evans -Concentratin' Kid
 1930 Spurs
Bob Merril
 1930 Trigger Tricks
Texas Ranger Tim Brennan
 1930 Roaring Ranch
Jim Dailey
 1930 Trailing Trouble
Ed King
 1930 The Mounted Stranger
Pete Ainslee aka The Ridin' Kid
 1929 Courtin' Wildcats
Clarence Butts
 1929 The Long, Long Trail
The Ramblin' Kid
 1929 Points West
Cole Lawson Jr.
 1929 The Winged Horseman
Skyball Smith
 1929 The Lariat Kid
Tom Richards
 1929 Smilin' Guns
Jack Purvin
 1928 King of the Rodeo
Chip Jr. - Montana Kid
 1928 The Danger Rider
Hal 'Tucson Joe' Doyle
 1928 Burning the Wind
Richard Gordon Jr
 1928 Clearing the Trail
Pete Watson
 1928 Hollywood or Bust (Short)
 1928 Riding for Fame
Scratch 'Em Hank Scott
 1928 The Wild West Show
Rodeo Bill
 1928 The Flyin' Cowboy
Bill Hammond
 1928 A Trick of Hearts
Benjamin Franklin Tully
 1928 The Rawhide Kid
Dennis O'Hara
 1927 Life in Hollywood No. 3 (Short)
 1927 Galloping Fury
Billy Halen
 1927 Painted Ponies
Bucky Simms
 1927 A Hero on Horseback
Billy Garford
 1927 The Prairie King
Andy Barden
 1927 Hey! Hey! Cowboy
Jimmie Roberts
 1927 The Denver Dude
Rodeo Randall
 1927 The Silent Rider
Jerry Alton
 1926 The Buckaroo Kid
Ed Harley
 1926 The Texas Streak
Chad Pennington
 1926 The Man in the Saddle
Jeff Morgan Jr
 1926 The Phantom Bullet
'Click' Farlane
 1926 The Flaming Frontier
Bob Langdon
 1926 Chip of the Flying U
Chip Bennett
 1926 Arizona Sweepstakes
Coot Cadigan
 1925 The Calgary Stampede
Dan Malloy
 1925 Spook Ranch
Bill Bangs
 1925 Let 'er Buck
Bob Carson
 1925 The Saddle Hawk
Ben Johnson
 1925 Taming the West
John Carleton
 1925 The Hurricane Kid
The Hurricane Kid
 1924 Hit and Run
'Swat' Anderson
 1924 The Sawdust Trail
Clarence Elwood Butts
 1924 Broadway or Bust
Dave Hollis
 1924 40-Horse Hawkins
Luke Hawkins
 1924 Ride for Your Life
Bud Watkins
 1924 Hook and Ladder
Ace Cooper
 1923 The Thrill Chaser
Omar K. Jenkins
 1923 The Ramblin' Kid
The Ramblin' Kid
 1923 Blinky
Geoffrey Arbuthnot 'Blinky' Islip
 1923 Out of Luck
Sam Pertune
 1923 Shootin' for Love
Duke Travis
 1923 Double Dealing
Ben Slowbell
 1923 Dead Game
'Katy' Didd (as Ed 'Hoot' Gibson)
 1923 Single Handed
Hector MacKnight
 1923 The Gentleman from America
Dennis O'Shane (as Ed 'Hoot' Gibson)
 1923 Kindled Courage
Andy Walker (as Edward 'Hoot' Gibson)
 1922 Ridin' Wild
Cyril Henderson (as Edward 'Hoot' Gibson)
 1922 The Lone Hand
Laramie Lad (as Ed 'Hoot' Gibson)
 1922 The Galloping Kid
'Simplex' Cox
 1922 The Loaded Door
Bert Lyons
 1922 Trimmed
Dale Garland
 1922 Step on It!
Vic Collins
 1922 The Bear Cat
The Singin' Kid
 1922 Headin' West
Bill Perkins
 1921 The Winning Track (Short)
 1921 The Fire Eater
Bob Corey
 1921 Sure Fire
Jeff Bransford
 1921 Red Courage
Pinto Peters
 1921 Action
Sandy Brouke
 1921/II Beating the Game (Short)
 1921 The Man Who Woke Up (Short)
 1921 The Movie Trail (Short)
 1921 Bandits Beware (Short)
 1921 The Wild Wild West (Short)
 1921 Double Crossers (Short)
 1921 Crossed Clues (Short)
 1921 Who Was the Man? (Short)
The Texas Ranger
 1921 The Cactus Kid (Short)
Dick Harris
 1921 Out o' Luck (Short)
 1921 The Fightin' Fury (Short)
 1921 Kickaroo (Short)
 1921/I Sweet Revenge (Short)
 1921 The Driftin' Kid (Short)
The Driftin' Kid
 1921 The Saddle King (Short)
 1920 Winning a Home (Short)
 1920 The Trail of the Hound (Short)
 1920 The Man with the Punch (Short)
The Stranger (as Ed Hoot Gibson)
 1920 Fight It Out (Short)
Sandy Adams (as Ed 'Hoot' Gibson)
 1920 The Brand Blotter (Short)
 1920 Superstition (Short)
Dave Bodie
 1920/II The Stranger (Short)
 1920 Tipped Off (Short)
Billy Steele
 1920 The Two-Fisted Lover (Short)
Scot McHale
 1920 Double Danger (Short)
Jim Marvin / Jerry Marvin (Twin Brothers)
 1920 Cinders (Short)
Bing Davidson
 1920 'in Wrong' Wright (Short)
'In Wrong' Wright
 1920 The Shootin' Fool (Short)
 1920 One Law for All (Short)
 1920 The Grinning Granger (Short)
 1920 A Gamblin' Fool (Short)
 1920 The Big Catch (Short)
Billy Reeves - the Foreman of the Ranch
 1920 The Champion Liar (Short)
 1920 The Smilin' Kid (Short)
 1920 The Shootin' Kid (Short)
 1920 The Fightin' Terror (Short)
 1920 The Broncho Kid (Short)
 1920 Thieves' Clothes (Short)
 1920 Masked (Short)
 1920 Wolf Tracks (Short)
 1920 The Texas Kid (Short)
 1920 The Rattler's Hiss (Short)
 1920 Held Up for the Makin's (Short)
 1920 Runnin' Straight (Short)
 1920 Hair Trigger Stuff (Short)
 1920 The Sheriff's Oath (Short)
 1920 Roarin' Dan (Short)
Roarin' Dan
 1920 West Is Best (Short)
 1920 The Jay Bird (Short)
Tom Jackson
 1919 The Double Hold-Up (Short)
The Broncho Kid
 1919 The Lone Hand (Short)
Jeffrey Halley
 1919 The Trail of the Holdup Man (Short)
Bob Watson
 1919 The Tell Tale Wire (Short)
Steve Larmon
 1919 The Face in the Watch (Short)
 1919 The Crow (Short)
Tim McKenzie - the Crow
 1919 The Jack of Hearts (Short)
The Prairie Dog
 1919 The Four-Bit Man (Short)
 1919 The Fighting Heart (Short)
 1919 Kingdom Come (Short)
 1919 Ace High (Short)
 1919 The Gun Packer (Short)
Gang Leader
 1919 Gun Law (Short)
Bart 'Smoke Gublen' Stevens
 1919 Rustlers (Short)
The Deputy
 1919 By Indian Post (Short)
Chub -Jode's Helpful Cowboy Friend
 1919 His Buddy (Short)
 1919 The Black Horse Bandit (Short)
 1919 The Fighting Brothers (Short)
Lonnie Larkin
 1918 Danger, Go Slow (uncredited)
 1918 The Branded Man (Short)
 1918 The Midnight Flyer (Short)
Danny Morgan
 1918 Play Straight or Fight (Short)
Dick Rankin
 1918 The Woman in the Web
Vassily - Ivan's Brother
 1918 Headin' South
 1917 A Marked Man
Undetermined Role
 1917 The Secret Man
Chuck Fadden
 1917 The Texas Sphinx (Short)
Bob Giles
 1917 Straight Shooting
Sam Turner (Danny Morgan in credits)
 1917 Cheyenne's Pal (Short)
 1917 The Soul Herder (Short)
Chuck Rafferty
 1917 The Wrong Man (Short)
Chip's Pal
 1917 The Golden Bullet (Short)
'Red' Johnson (as Edward Gibson)
 1917 A 44-Calibre Mystery (Short)
 1917 The Voice on the Wire (as Edward Gibson)
 1916 The Mysterious Cipher (Short)
Blanding - the Henchman (as Ed Gibson)
 1916 The Treasure Train (Short)
Byrd's 2nd Henchman (as Ed Gibson)
 1916 The Capture of Red Stanley (Short)
Stanley's Henchman (as Ed Gibson)
 1916 The Wedding Guest (Short) (as Ed Gibson)
 1916 The Governor's Special (Short)
2nd Nash Henchman (as Ed Gibson)
 1916 The Passing of Hell's Crown (Short)
The Cowboy
 1916 The Night Riders (Short)
 1916 Stampede in the Night (Short)
Jack Harding
 1916 A Knight of the Range
Bob Graham
 1915 Stingaree
 1915 The Ring of Destiny (Short)
 1915 In Danger's Path (Short)
Train Crew (uncredited)
 1915 The Pay Train (Short)
Orturo (as Edward Gibson)
 1915 The Wild Engine (Short)
Messenger on Motorcycle
 1915 The Death Train (Short)
Etzer - Doyle's Pal (as Hall Gibson)
 1915 The Man from Texas (Short)
Deputy (uncredited)
 1915 Buckshot John
Medicine Show Crowd Member (uncredited)
 1914 The Man from the East (Short)
 1914 The Hazards of Helen
Messenger / Etzer (as Hall Gibson, Edward Gibson)
 1914 The Telltale Knife (Short)
 1914 Shotgun Jones (Short)
Tom Lattier - the Son
 1914 Kid Pink and the Maharajah (Short) (as Ed Gibson)
 1913 In the Secret Service (Short)
 1913 Cowboy Sports and Pastimes (Short) (as Ed Gibson)
 1912 A Four-Footed Hero (Short)
Broncho Rider (uncredited)
 1912 His Only Son (Short)
 1911 The New Superintendent (Short)
Undetermined Role (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1910 Pride of the Range (Short)
 1910/I The Two Brothers (Short)
Show Show Producer (12 credits)
Show Show Director (8 credits)
Show Show Stunts (3 credits)
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Self (8 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (12 credits)

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Alternate Names:

Ed 'Hoot' Gibson | Ed Hoot Gibson | Edward 'Hoot' Gibson | Edward Gibson | Ed Gibson | Hall Gibson | Ed Hoot


5' 9" (1.75 m)


Dorothea Dunstan  (his death) | See more »


Gibson, Hiram J. | Richards, Ida Belle

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I hired out to be an Indian in the morning then turned cowboy and chased myself all afternoon. They paid five dollars a day and two-fifty extra to fall off a horse. Make it ten dollars and I'll let him [the horse] kick me to death. See more »


During World War I he served in the Tank Corps of the U.S. Army. See more »

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