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Arthur Hunnicutt (1910–1979)

Lean, tall American character actor Arthur Hunnicutt was known for playing humorously wise rural roles. He attended Arkansas State Teachers College in his native state, but was forced to drop out in his third year due to lack of funds. He joined a theatre company in Massachusetts, then migrated to New York, where he began to find acting roles on ... See full bio »

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El Dorado
El Dorado Bull
The Tall T
The Tall T Ed Rintoon
Cat Ballou
Cat Ballou Butch Cassidy
The Big Sky
The Big Sky Zeb Calloway


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 1975 Winterhawk
 1975 Moonrunners
Uncle Jesse Hagg
 1975 The Daughters of Joshua Cabe Return (TV Movie)
 1974 Nakia (TV Series)
 1974 Harry and Tonto
 1974 The Spikes Gang
Kid White
 1974 Mrs. Sundance (TV Movie)
Walt Putney
 1972 Climb an Angry Mountain (TV Movie)
 1972 The Bounty Man (TV Movie)
 1972 The Revengers
Free State
 1971 The Trackers (TV Movie)
Ben Vogel
 1971 Shoot Out
Homer Page
 1971 The Million Dollar Duck
Mr. Purdham
 1961-1971 My Three Sons (TV Series)
Tom Kubinsky / George
 1971 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Uriah Spessard
 1963-1970 The Virginian (TV Series)
J.D. Drover / Porcupine Pete / Tom Croft
 1970 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Slim Draper
 1959-1969 Bonanza (TV Series)
Obie / Salty Hubbard / Paiute Scroggs
 1969 My World and Welcome to It (TV Series)
Zeph Leggin
 1969 The Outcasts (TV Series)
 1967 El Dorado
 1967 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Doc Gavin
 1966 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
 1965 Apache Uprising
Bill Gibson
 1965 Laredo (TV Series)
Old Timer
 1965 Cat Ballou
Butch Cassidy
 1965 Wagon Train (TV Series)
 1959-1965 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Ezra Selby / Elias O'Brien / Seth Turner
 1964 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
 1964 The Great Adventure (TV Series)
Simon Kenton
 1964 A Tiger Walks
Frank Lewis
 1964 Lassie (TV Series)
Grizzly Tatum
 1963 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Professor Llewellen Kingston
 1963 The Cardinal
Sheriff Dubrow
 1963 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Sandy Bowen / Amos Kenesaw Mountain Keller
 1961-1963 Laramie (TV Series)
Sam Dillard / Earl Droody / Ezra
 1961-1962 Outlaws (TV Series)
Luke Coulter / Melville Peterson
 1962 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Hyder Simpson
 1961 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
Old Man
 1961 Lock Up (TV Series)
Hank Parsons
 1961 The Aquanauts (TV Series)
Jim Turrell
 1960 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Jedediah Wakefield
 1960 The Westerner (TV Series)
Old Man
 1960 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Nathaniel Cameron
 1960 Overland Trail (TV Series)
Reb Haslett
 1960 The Man from Blackhawk (TV Series)
L.B. Clark
 1959 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
Amos Carter
 1959 Black Saddle (TV Series)
Roy Tagger
 1958 Born Reckless
Cool Man
 1957 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Pop Purty
 1957 The Tall T
Ed Rintoon
 1956 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Hoot Hollister
 1956 Wire Service (TV Series)
 1956 The Kettles in the Ozarks
Sedgewick Kettle
 1955 The Last Command
Davy Crockett
 1953 The French Line
'Waco' Mosby
 1953 Devil's Canyon
Frank Taggert
 1953 Split Second
Asa Tremaine
 1952 She Couldn't Say No
Odie Chalmers
 1952 The Lusty Men
Booker Davis
 1952 The Big Sky
Zeb Calloway
 1951 Distant Drums
 1951 The Red Badge of Courage
Bill Porter
 1951 Passage West
Pop Brennan
 1951 Sugarfoot
Fly-Up-the-Creek Jones
 1950 Two Flags West
Sgt. Pickens
 1950 The Furies
Cowhand (uncredited)
 1950 Broken Arrow
Milt Duffield
 1950 A Ticket to Tomahawk
Sad Eyes
 1950 Stars in My Crown
Chloroform Wiggins
 1949 Border Incident
Clayton Nordell
 1949 Pinky
Police Chief Anderson (uncredited)
 1949 The Great Dan Patch
Chet Williams
 1949 Lust for Gold
Ludi (uncredited)
 1945 You Can't Take It with You (TV Movie)
Mr. DePinna
 1945 Murder, He Says
Townsman (uncredited)
 1944 Abroad with Two Yanks
 1944 Riding West
Prof. Arkansas Higgins (as Arthur 'Arkansas' Hunnicutt)
 1943 The Chance of a Lifetime
Elwood 'Tex' Stewart (uncredited)
 1943 Hail to the Rangers
Arkansas (as Arthur 'Arkansas' Hunnicutt)
 1943 Johnny Come Lately
Second Tramp
 1943 Robin Hood of the Range
Arkansas (as Arthur 'Arkansas' Hunnicutt)
 1943 Frontier Fury
Arkansas Tuttle (as Arthur 'Arkansas' Hunnicutt)
 1943 Law of the Northwest
 1943 The Fighting Buckaroo
Arkansas (as Arthur 'Arkansas' Hunnicutt)
 1942 Pardon My Gun
Arkansas (as Arthur 'Arkansas' Hunnicutt)
 1942 Fall In
Luke Hatfield
 1942 Silver Queen
Newspaper Publisher Brett
 1942 Riding Through Nevada
Arkansas (as Arthur 'Arkansas' Hunnicutt)
 1942 Wildcat
'Watchfob' Jones
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Stage: Appeared (as "Skinner") in "Beggars Are Coming to Town" on Broadway. Written by Theodore Reeves. Scenic / Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner. Directed by Harold Clurman. Coronet Theatre: 27 Oct 1945-17 Nov 1945 (25 performances). Cast: Luther Adler (as "Noll Turner"), Adrienne Ames, Herbert Berghof, Julius Bing, The Cedric Wallace... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Arthur Hunnicut | Arthur 'Arkansas' Hunnicutt


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Was Honorary Mayor of Granada Hills, a suburb of Los Angeles. See more »


He often played old-timers and frontiersmen. He was one of a very few actors who was almost always bearded.

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