Bob Steele (I) (1907–1988)

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Started working with his father on stage when he was two. Later he toured in a comedy act for Fanchon and Marco. His first screen experience was at age 14, in a Pathe production of "Adventures of Bill and Bob". See full bio »

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Known For

The Big Sleep Lash Canino
Hang 'Em High Jenkins
Of Mice and Men Curley Jackson
Pinto Canyon Sheriff Bob Hall


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 1974 Nightmare Honeymoon
 1973 Charley Varrick
Bank Guard (uncredited)
 1971 Something Big
Teamster #3
 1971 Skin Game
Bidder (uncredited)
 1971 Alias Smith and Jones (TV Series)
Outlaw shooting from window
- Stagecoach Seven (1971) ... Outlaw shooting from window (uncredited)
 1970 Rio Lobo
Rio Lobo Deputy (uncredited)
 1970 Family Affair (TV Series)
Chaps Callahan
- The Old Cowhand (1970) ... Chaps Callahan
 1969 Then Came Bronson (TV Series)
Clay Turner
- The 3:13 Arrives at Noon (1969) ... Clay Turner
 1969 Doc (TV Movie)
 1969 The Great Bank Robbery
First Guard
 1968 Hang 'Em High
 1967 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
Percy Hays
- Firebrand (1967) ... Percy Hays
 1965-1967 F Troop (TV Series)
Trooper Duffy
- Is This Fort Really Necessary? (1967) ... Trooper Duffy
- Our Brave in F Troop (1967) ... Trooper Duffy
- The Majority of Wilton (1967) ... Trooper Duffy
- Carpetbagging, Anyone? (1967) ... Trooper Duffy
- Marriage, Fort Courage Style (1967) ... Trooper Duffy
 1965 The Bounty Killer
Red - Henchman
 1965 Town Tamer
 1965 Requiem for a Gunfighter
Max Smith
 1965 Shenandoah
Union Train Guard (uncredited)
 1965 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
- The Price of Friendship (1965) ... Trapper (uncredited)
 1964 Taggart
Earl (uncredited)
 1963-1964 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Coe / Sam Gordon
- Chicken (1964) ... Coe
- The Renegades (1963) ... Sam Gordon
 1964 Bullet for a Badman
Sheriff (uncredited)
 1963 4 for Texas
Bank Board Member
 1963 McLintock!
Train Engineer
 1963 Temple Houston (TV Series)
- Gallows in Galilee (1963) ... Yeager
 1963 Wall of Noise
Trainer (uncredited)
 1963 Showdown
Poker Player (uncredited)
 1962 Wide Country (TV Series)
Captain Ainslee
- The Bravest Man in the World (1962) ... Captain Ainslee
 1962 The Wild Westerners
Deputy Marshal Casey Banner
 1962 Six Black Horses
 1961 The Comancheros
Pa Schofield (uncredited)
 1961 Whispering Smith (TV Series)
Joe Mullet
- Trial of the Avengers (1961) ... Joe Mullet
 1959-1961 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series)
Ben / Soto Man / Rebel Arsonist
- Texas John Slaughter: A Holster Full of Law (1961) ... Soto Man (uncredited)
- Texas John Slaughter: Apache Friendship (1960) ... Ben (uncredited)
- Texas John Slaughter: Desperado from Tombstone (1960) ... Ben (uncredited)
 1960 National Velvet (TV Series)
- A Matter of Pride (1960) ... Clyde
 1959-1960 Rawhide (TV Series)
Grogan / Art Jameson / Deputy Art Gray
- Incident of the Deserter (1960) ... Grogan
- Incident of Fear in the Streets (1959) ... Art Jameson
- Incident of the Tumbleweed (1959) ... Deputy Art Gray
 1960 Overland Trail (TV Series)
- West of Boston (1960) ... Stationmaster
 1960 Hell Bent for Leather
 1958-1960 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Cole / Jake Kramer
- The Governor's Visit (1960) ... Cole
- The Happy Tree (1958) ... Jake Kramer
 1960 The Texan (TV Series)
Luke Short
- Sixgun Street (1960) ... Luke Short
 1959-1960 Hotel de Paree (TV Series)
Jepsen / Stagecoach Driver
- The Man Who Believed in Law (1959) ... Stagecoach Driver
 1960 The Deputy (TV Series)
Fred Sooley
- Backfire (1960) ... Fred Sooley
 1959 The Rebel (TV Series)
Jess Kirby / Will Randall
- In Memoriam (1959) ... Jess Kirby
- Judgment (1959) ... Will Randall
 1959 The Atomic Submarine
CPO 'Grif' Griffin
 1959 Pork Chop Hill
Col. Kern
 1959 Lawman (TV Series)
Telegraph Operator
- The Journey (1959) ... Telegraph Operator (uncredited)
 1958-1959 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Dawson / Todd Benson / Will Goss / ...
- Half a Loaf (1959) ... Dawson (as Bob Steel)
- Stagecoach Spy (1959) ... Todd Benson
- Thorn of the Rose (1958) ... Will Goss
- Ten in Texas (1958) ... Mac Brown
 1959 Rio Bravo
Matt Harris (uncredited)
 1958-1959 The Californians (TV Series)
Gahagan / Riggs
- Gold-Tooth Charlie (1959) ... Gahagan
- The Marshal (1958) ... Riggs
 1959 No Name on the Bullet
Poker Player (uncredited)
 1957-1958 Maverick (TV Series)
Jailed Cowhand Billy / Wells / Walter Jackson
- Holiday at Hollow Rock (1958) ... Jailed Cowhand Billy (uncredited)
- The Seventh Hand (1958) ... Wells
- War of the Silver Kings (1957) ... Walter Jackson
 1958 Ride a Crooked Trail
Jud Blunt (uncredited)
 1958 Cimarron City (TV Series)
Dude Morgan
- Twelve Guns (1958) ... Dude Morgan (uncredited)
 1958 Once Upon a Horse...
Bob Steele
 1958 The Bonnie Parker Story
Armored Truck Guard (uncredited)
 1958 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
- The High Graders (1958) ... Jockey (as Robert Steele)
 1958 Giant from the Unknown
Sheriff Parker
 1957 Decision at Sundown
Irv (uncredited)
 1957 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Sam Shoulders
- Bunch Quitter (1957) ... Sam Shoulders
 1957 Colt .45 (TV Series)
Sgt. Granger
- Judgment Day (1957) ... Sgt. Granger
 1957 The Parson and the Outlaw
Ace Jardine (as Bob Steel)
 1957 Band of Angels
Union Private (uncredited)
 1957 Duel at Apache Wells
Joe Dunn
 1956 Gun for a Coward
 1956 Cheyenne (TV Series)
- Lone Gun (1956) ... Dugan
 1956 Pardners
 1956 The Steel Jungle
Dan Bucci
 1955 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series)
Deputy Sam / Deputy Marshal Sam
- The Buntline Special (1955) ... Deputy Sam
- Rich Man's Son (1955) ... Deputy Sam (uncredited)
- Trail's End for a Cowboy (1955) ... Deputy Marshal Sam
- Frontier Journalism was Fearless (1955) ... Deputy Marshal Sam (uncredited)
 1955 The Fighting Chance
 1955 The Spoilers
 1955 Last of the Desperados
Charlie Bowdre
 1955 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
Deputy Sheriff Dodd
- Arroyo (1955) ... Deputy Sheriff Dodd
 1954 The Outcast
Dude Rankin
 1954 Drums Across the River
Billy Costa
 1953 Island in the Sky
 1953 Column South
Sgt. McAfee
 1953 Savage Frontier
Sam Webb
 1953 San Antone
Bob Coolidge
 1952 The Lion and the Horse
Matt Jennings
 1952 Bugles in the Afternoon
Rider Who Announces Custer Is Dead (uncredited)
 1952 Rose of Cimarron
 1951 Cattle Drive
Charlie Morgan aka Careless
 1951 Fort Worth
 1951 Silver Canyon
Walt Middler
 1951 The Enforcer
Herman (as Robert Steele)
 1950 The Savage Horde
Dancer - Proctor's Hired Gunman
 1949 South of St. Louis
Slim Hansen
 1947 Killer McCoy
Sailor Graves
 1947 Bandits of Dark Canyon
Ed Archer
 1947 Exposed
 1947 Cheyenne
 1947 Twilight on the Rio Grande
Dusty Morgan
 1946 Rio Grande Raiders
Jeff Carson
 1946 The Big Sleep
Lash Canino
 1946 Thunder Town
Jim Brandon
 1946 Sheriff of Redwood Valley
The Reno Kid
 1946 Ambush Trail
Curley Thompson
 1946 Six Gun Man
Stormy Storm
 1945 Navajo Kid
Tom Kirk - aka The Navajo Kid
 1945 Northwest Trail
Trooper Matt O'Brien
 1945 Wildfire
Happy Haye
 1944 Trigger Law
Bob Stanley
 1944 The Utah Kid
Bob Roberts
 1944 Marked Trails
Bob Stevens - posing as Cheyenne
 1944 Sonora Stagecoach
Bob Steele
 1944 Outlaw Trail
Bob Steele
 1944 Arizona Whirlwind
Bob Steele
 1944 Westward Bound
Bob Steele
 1943 Death Valley Rangers
Bob Steele
 1943 Revenge of the Zombies
 1943 Riders of the Rio Grande
Tucson Smith
 1943 Santa Fe Scouts
Tucson Smith
 1943 The Blocked Trail
Tucson Smith
 1943 Thundering Trails
Tucson Smith
 1942 Valley of Hunted Men
Tucson Smith
 1942 Shadows on the Sage
'Tucson' Smith / Curly Joe
 1942 The Phantom Plainsmen
Tucson Smith
 1942 Westward Ho!
Tucson Smith
 1942 Raiders of the Range
Tucson Smith
 1942 Code of the Outlaw
Tucson Smith
 1941 West of Cimarron
Tucson Smith
 1941 Gauchos of El Dorado
'Tucson' Smith
 1941 Outlaws of Cherokee Trail
Tucson Smith
 1941 Billy the Kid in Santa Fe
Billy the Kid
 1941 Gangs of Sonora
'Tucson' Smith
 1941 Saddlemates
Tucson Smith
 1941 Billy the Kid's Fighting Pals
Billy the Kid
 1941 Pals of the Pecos
Tucson Smith
 1941 The Great Train Robbery
Tom Logan
 1941 Prairie Pioneers
Tucson Smith
 1941 Billy the Kid's Range War
Billy the Kid
 1940 Billy the Kid's Gun Justice
Billy the Kid
 1940 Lone Star Raiders
Tucson Smith
 1940 The Trail Blazers
Tucson Smith
 1940 Billy the Kid in Texas
Billy the Kid
 1940 Under Texas Skies
Tucson Smith
 1940 City for Conquest
Kid Callahan (uncredited)
 1940 Billy the Kid Outlawed
Billy the Kid
 1940 The Carson City Kid
Lee Jessup
 1940 Pinto Canyon
Sheriff Bob Hall
 1940 Wild Horse Valley
Bob Evans
 1939 Of Mice and Men
Curley Jackson
 1939 El Diablo Rides
 1939 The Pal from Texas
Bob Barton
 1939 Riders of the Sage
Bob Burke
 1939 Mesquite Buckaroo
Bob Allen
 1939 Smoky Trails
Bob Archer
 1939 Feud of the Range
Bob Gray
 1938 Durango Valley Raiders
Keene Cordner
 1938 Desert Patrol
Dave Austin
 1938 The Feud Maker
Texas Ryan
 1938 Thunder in the Desert
Bob Radford
 1938 Paroled - To Die
Doug Redfern
 1937 Colorado Kid
Bob - Colorado Kid
 1937 Arizona Gunfighter
Colt Ferron
 1937 Ridin' the Lone Trail
Bob McArthur
 1937 The Red Rope
Tom Shaw
 1937 Doomed at Sundown
Dave Austin
 1937 Border Phantom
Larry O'Day
 1937 Gun Lords of Stirrup Basin
Dan Stockton
 1937 The Trusted Outlaw
Dan Ward
 1937 Lightnin' Crandall
Bob Crandall - aka Lightnin' Crandall
 1936 The Gun Ranger
Dan Larson
 1936 Cavalry
Capt. Ted Thorne
 1936 Brand of the Outlaws
Gary Gray
 1936 The Law Rides
Bruce Conway
 1936 Last of the Warrens
Ted Warren
 1936 The Kid Ranger
Ray Burton
 1935 Trail of Terror
Jim Wilson - aka Spike Manning
 1935 Alias John Law
Everett Tarkington John Clark
 1935 The Rider of the Law
Bob Marlow
 1935 Powdersmoke Range
Jeff Ferguson - aka Guadalupe Kid
 1935 No Man's Range
Jim Hale
 1935 Sundown Saunders
James Sundown Saunders
 1935 Tombstone Terror
Jimmy Dixon / Duke Dixon
 1935 Smokey Smith
Smokey Smith
 1935 Big Calibre
Bob Neal
 1934 Western Justice
Jim, alias Ace
 1934 The Brand of Hate
Rod Camp
 1934 A Demon for Trouble
Bob Worth
 1934 Kid Courageous
Bob Bannister
 1933 The Mystery Squadron
Fred Cromwell
 1933 Ranger's Code
Bob Baxter
 1933 Galloping Romeo
Bob Rivers
 1933 The Gallant Fool
Kit Denton
 1933 Trailing North
Lee Evans aka Curly the Kid
 1933 Breed of the Border
Speed Brent
 1932 The Fighting Champ
Brick Loring
 1932 Young Blood
Nick aka The Kid
 1932 Texas Buddies
Ted Garner
 1932 Hidden Valley
Bob Harding
 1932 Son of Oklahoma
Dan Clayton
 1932 The Man from Hell's Edges
Bob Williams - aka Flash Manning
 1932 Riders of the Desert
Bob Houston
 1932 Law of the West
Bob Carruthers, alias Bob Morgan
 1932 South of Santa Fe
Tom Keene
 1931 The Nevada Buckaroo
Buck Hurley, known as The Nevada Kid
 1931 Near the Trail's End
Marshal Johnny Day
 1931 The Ridin' Fool
Steve Kendall
 1931 The Sunrise Trail
Texas, aka Tex
 1930 Headin' North
Jim Curtis
 1930 The Land of Missing Men
Steve O'Neil
 1930 The Oklahoma Cyclone
Jim Smith aka The Oklahoma Cyclone
 1930 Near the Rainbow's End
Jim Bledsoe
 1930 Western Honor
 1930 The Man from Nowhere
Terry Norton
 1930 The Hunted Men
Dick Stockdale
 1930 Breezy Bill
Breezy Bill
 1929 A Texas Cowboy
Dick Carlysle
 1929 The Invaders
 1929 The Cowboy and the Outlaw
George Hardcastle
 1929 Laughing at Death
Bob Thornton
 1929 The Amazing Vagabond
Jimmy Hobbs
 1929 Come and Get It!
Breezy Smith
 1928 Headin' for Danger
Jimmy Marshall
 1928 Captain Careless
Bob Gordon
 1928 Trail of Courage
Tex Reeves
 1928 Lightning Speed
Jack Pemberton
 1928 Man in the Rough
Bruce Sherwood
 1928 Breed of the Sunsets
Jim Collins
 1928 The Riding Renegade
Bob Taylor
 1928 Driftin' Sands
'Driftin' Sands
 1927 The Bandit's Son
Bob McCall
 1927 The Mojave Kid
Bob Saunders
 1927 With Sitting Bull at the Spirit Lake Massacre
Bob Keefe (as Bob Bradbury Jr.)
 1926 The College Boob
Shorty Buzelle (as Bob Bradbury Jr.)
 1926 With Davy Crockett at the Fall of the Alamo
'Pinky' Smith (as Bob Bradbury Jr.)
 1926 Daniel Boone Thru the Wilderness
Jim Bryan (as Bob Bradbury Jr.)
 1925 Just Plain Folks (as Bob Bradbury)
 1922 The Opossum (Short) (as Bob Bradbury Jr.)
 1922 Mysterious Tracks (Short) (as Robert Bradbury)
 1922 Dangerous Trails (Short)
Bob (as Bob Bradbury Jr.)
 1921 Capturing a Canadian Lynx (Short)
Bob (as Bob Bradbury Jr.)
 1921 Catching a Koala Bear (Short)
Bob (as Bob Bradbury Jr.)
 1921 Trailing the Coyote (Short)
Bob (as Bob Bradbury Jr.)
 1921 A Day in the Wilds (Short)
Bob (as Bob Bradbury Jr.)
 1921 The Skunk (Short)
Bob (as Bob Bradbury Jr.)
 1921 The Civet Cat (Short)
Bob (as Bob Bradbury Jr.)
 1921 The Mountain Lion (Short)
Bob (as Bob Bradbury Jr.)
 1921 The American Badger (Short)
Bob (as Bob Bradbury Jr.)
 1921/II The Fox (Short)
Bob (as Bob Bradbury Jr.)
 1921 Catching a Coon
Bob (as Bob Bradbury Jr.)
 1921 Trapping the Wildcat (Short)
Bob (as Bob Bradbury Jr.)
 1920 The Adventures of Bob and Bill
Bob (as Bob Bradbury Jr.)
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