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Ken Maynard (I) (1895–1973)

Studio publicity incorrectly puts his birthplace at Mission, Texas. Ken was a trick rider with the Buffalo Bill Wild West Show and later with Ringling Brothers and was also a champion rodeo rider. His movie debut, The Man Who Won (1923), was the first of many for this early cowboy movie superstar. He was famous for the stunts he could enact with ... See full bio »

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Known For

Phantom Rancher Ken Mitchell
Sons of the Saddle Jim Brandon
The Wagon Master The Rambler


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 1972 The Marshal of Windy Hollow
Texas Ranger
 1970 Bigfoot
Mr. Bennett
 1944 Harmony Trail
Marshal Ken Maynard
 1944 Arizona Whirlwind
Ken Maynard
 1944 Westward Bound
Ken Maynard
 1943 Death Valley Rangers
Ken Maynard
 1943 Blazing Guns
Marshal Ken Maynard
 1943 The Law Rides Again
U.S. Marshal Ken Maynard
 1943 Wild Horse Stampede
Marshal Ken Maynard
 1940 Lightning Strikes West
Lightning Ken Morgan
 1940 Phantom Rancher
Ken Mitchell
 1939 Death Rides the Range
Ken Baxter
 1939 Flaming Lead
Ken Clark
 1938 Six-Shootin' Sheriff
Jim 'Trigge'r Morton
 1938 Whirlwind Horseman
Ken Morton
 1937 Trailing Trouble
John Friendly Fields / Blackie Burke
 1937 Boots of Destiny
Ken Crawford
 1936 The Fugitive Sheriff
Ken Marshall
 1936 The Cattle Thief
Ken Martin
 1936 Avenging Waters
Ken Morley
 1936 Heroes of the Range
Ken Smith
 1935 Lawless Riders
Ken Manley
 1935 Western Courage
Ken Baxter
 1935 Heir to Trouble
Ken Armstrong
 1935 Western Frontier
Ken Masters
 1934 Mystery Mountain
Ken Williams
 1934 In Old Santa Fe
Ken - aka Kentucky
 1934 Smoking Guns
Ken Masters
 1934 Honor of the Range
Sheriff Ken Bellamy / Clem Bellamy
 1934 Wheels of Destiny
Ken Manning
 1933 Gun Justice
Ken Lance
 1933 Fargo Express
Ken Benton
 1933 Strawberry Roan
Ken Masters
 1933 The Trail Drive
Ken Benton
 1933 The Fiddlin' Buckaroo
 1933 King of the Arena
Captain Ken Kenton
 1933 The Lone Avenger
Cal Weston
 1933 Phantom Thunderbolt
 1933 Drum Taps
Ken Cartwright
 1932 Tombstone Canyon
 1932 Between Fighting Men
Ken Thompson
 1932 False Faces
Ken Maynard - in Nightclub (uncredited)
 1932 Come on, Tarzan
Ken Benson
 1932 Dynamite Ranch
Blaze Howell
 1932 Whistlin' Dan
Whistlin' Dan Savage - Posing as Ed Black
 1932 Hell-Fire Austin
Ken 'Hell-Fire' Austin
 1932 Texas Gun Fighter
Bill Dane
 1932 Sunset Trail
Jim Brandon
 1931 The Pocatello Kid
The Pocatello Kid / Sheriff Jim Bledsoe
 1931 Branded Men
Rod Whitaker
 1931 Range Law
Hap Conners
 1931 Arizona Terror
The Arizonian
 1931 Alias the Bad Man
Ranger Ken Neville - posing as Red River Gantz
 1931 The Two Gun Man
Blackie Weed
 1930 Sons of the Saddle
Jim Brandon
 1930 Song of the Caballero
Juan Posing as El Lobo
 1930 Mountain Justice
Ken McTavish
 1930 The Voice of Hollywood No. 9 (Short)
Ken Maynard (uncredited)
 1930 The Fighting Legion
Dave Hayes
 1930 Lucky Larkin
'Lucky' Larkin
 1930 Parade of the West
Bud Rand
 1929 Señor Americano
Lieutenant Michael Banning
 1929 The Wagon Master
The Rambler
 1929 The California Mail
Bob Scott
 1929 The Lawless Legion
Cal Stanley
 1929 The Royal Rider
Dick Scott
 1929 Cheyenne
Cal Roberts
 1928 The Phantom City
Tim Kelly
 1928 The Glorious Trail
Pat O'Leary
 1928 The Code of the Scarlet
Bruce Kenton
 1928 The Upland Rider
Dan Dailey
 1928 The Canyon of Adventure
Steven Bancroft
 1928 The Wagon Show
Bob Mason
 1927 Gun Gospel
Granger Hume
 1927 The Red Raiders
Lieutenant John Scott
 1927 The Devil's Saddle
Harry Morrel
 1927 The Land Beyond the Law
Jerry Steele
 1927 Somewhere in Sonora
Bob Bishop
 1927 The Overland Stage
Jack Jessup
 1926 The Unknown Cavalier
Tom Drury
 1926 Senor Daredevil
Don Luis O'Flaherty
 1926 The Grey Vulture
Bart Miller / Sir Arthur
 1926 Haunted Range
Terry Bladwin
 1925 Fighting Courage
Richard Kingsley
 1925 North Star
Noel Blake
 1925 The Demon Rider
Billy Dennis
 1924 $50, 000 Reward
Tex Sherwood
 1924 Janice Meredith
Paul Revere
 1923 Somebody Lied (Short)
 1923 Cameo Kirby (uncredited)
 1923 The Gunfighter (uncredited)
 1923 The Man Who Won
 1923 Brass Commandments (uncredited)
Show Show Producer (16 credits)
Show Show Writer (3 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (6 credits)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
Show Show Self (7 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (12 credits)

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Other Works:

78 rpm record, The Cowboy's Lament, Columbia Records See more »

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Did You Know?


Prince Norodom Sihanouk, former ruler of Cambodia, idolized Maynard. He said, "He was my idol as a cowboy 'dispenser of justice.' He had an incomparably beautiful white horse who was as intelligent as a man and behaved like an angel." Sihanouk never missed a Maynard movie in Phnom Penh, and when his father bought him two horses, "I could practice horse riding 'a la cowboy.'" See more »

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