Hank Worden (1901–1992)

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American character actor, mainly in Westerns in comic or rustic roles. Born Norton Earl Worden in Rolfe, Iowa, during his parents' visit to a relative's home there, he was raised on a cattle ranch near Glendive, Montana. Educated at Stanford and the University of Nevada as an engineer, he trained as an Army pilot, but washed out of flight school. ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Searchers Mose Harper
Red River Simms Reeves
The Alamo Parson
Fort Apache Southern Recruit


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 1990-1991 Twin Peaks (TV Series)
- Episode #2.22 (1991) ... Waiter
- Episode #2.9 (1990) ... Waiter
- Episode #2.7 (1990) ... Waiter
- Episode #2.1 (1990) ... Waiter
 1990 Cop Rock (TV Series)
2nd Elderly Man
- Bang the Potts Slowly (1990) ... 2nd Elderly Man
 1990 Almost an Angel
Pop - Patient in Hospital
 1990 Big Bad John
Good Ole Boy
 1988 Once Upon a Texas Train (TV Movie)
Old Timer (as Hank Warden)
 1986 Knight Rider (TV Series)
- Fright Knight (1986) ... Slim
 1985 Space Rage
Old codger
 1985 Runaway Train
Old Con (as Norton E. 'Hank' Warden)
 1984 UFOria
 1984 The Ice Pirates
Elderly Jason
 1983 The Yellow Rose (TV Series)
Old Man
- A Question of Love (1983) ... Old Man
 1983 Please Don't Eat the Babies
Gramps Jebediah
 1982 Flush
 1982 Hammett
Pool Room Attendant
 1981 Soggy Bottom, U.S.A.
Old Geezer
 1981 Scream
 1980 Bronco Billy
Station Mechanic
 1978 They Went That-A-Way & That-A-Way
Butch Collins
 1978 Every Which Way but Loose
Trailer Court Manager
 1978 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Old Lonely Hearts Club Band
 1978 Big Wednesday
Shopping Cart (as Hank Warden)
 1977 Which Way Is Up?
The Flunky
 1977 Smokey and the Bandit
Trucker (uncredited)
 1975 Sky Heist (TV Movie)
Old Coot
 1974 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
- The Tarnished Badge (1974) ... Claude
 1974 The Hanged Man (TV Movie)
Ab Wickes
 1973 Cahill U.S. Marshal
Albert, Valentine Stationmaster
 1972 Rolling Man (TV Movie)
 1972 McCloud (TV Series)
Elderly Patient
- A Little Plot at Tranquil Valley (1972) ... Elderly Patient (uncredited)
 1971 Night Gallery (TV Series)
The Bore (segment "Hell's Bells")
 1971 Black Noon (TV Movie)
 1971 Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Old Home Guardsman (uncredited)
 1971 Big Jake
 1971 Zachariah
Old Cowboy (uncredited)
 1970 Rio Lobo
Hank - Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
 1970 Chisum
Stationmaster Elwood
 1969 The Virginian (TV Series)
- A Touch of Hands (1969) ... Calico (uncredited)
 1968-1969 Green Acres (TV Series)
Man / Farmer
 1969 Big Daddy
 1969 True Grit
R. Ryan - Undertaker (uncredited)
 1969 The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series)
- Drysdale and Friend (1969) ... Harry
 1968 The Outcasts (TV Series)
- The Heady Wine (1968) ... Willie (uncredited)
 1968 Lancer (TV Series)
Store Owner
- The Last Train for Charlie Poe (1968) ... Store Owner
 1966-1968 Petticoat Junction (TV Series)
Roy Turlock / Band Member / Luke / ...
- The Power of the Press (1968) ... Band Member
- Hawaii Calling (1967) ... Luke
- A House Divided (1967) ... Roy Turlock
- Kate's Big Deal (1967) ... Roy Turlock
- A Star Is Born? (1967) ... Roy Turlock
 1967 The President's Analyst
Dirty Old Man (uncredited)
 1967 Iron Horse (TV Series)
Ed Fenton
- Dealer's Choice (1967) ... Ed Fenton
 1967 Hondo (TV Series)
- Hondo and the War Cry (1967) ... Miner (uncredited)
- Hondo and the Eagle Claw (1967) ... Miner (uncredited)
 1967 Hondo and the Apaches (TV Movie)
Miner (uncredited)
 1967 Good Times
 1965-1967 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Hansom Cab Driver / Blue Belly
- Take the Southbound Stage (1967) ... Hansom Cab Driver
- The Prophet (1965) ... Blue Belly (uncredited)
 1960-1966 Bonanza (TV Series)
Dave / Ned Birch - Old Miner / Station Attendant
- Tommy (1966) ... Dave (uncredited)
- The Bride (1961) ... Ned Birch - Old Miner
- The Stranger (1960) ... Station Attendant
 1965 The Loved One
Man in Retirement Village Photo (uncredited)
 1963 The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (TV Series)
Chief Hunting Hawk
- The Day of the Pawnees: Part 2 (1963) ... Chief Hunting Hawk
- The Day of the Pawnees: Part 1 (1963) ... Chief Hunting Hawk
 1963 McLintock!
Curly Fletcher
 1962 The Music Man
Undertaker (uncredited)
 1960-1961 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Trader / Hank
- The Nellie Jefferson Story (1961) ... Trader
- The Colter Craven Story (1960) ... Hank (uncredited)
 1961 One-Eyed Jacks
 1960 Rawhide (TV Series)
Driver / Wendell
- Incident of the Captive (1960) ... Driver
- Incident of the Devil and His Due (1960) ... Wendell
 1960 The Alamo
 1960 Sergeant Rutledge
Laredo (uncredited)
 1957-1959 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Lonnie / Hank, Livery Stable / Slender Old Timer
- Woman with a Gun (1959) ... Lonnie
- The Reward (1958) ... Hank, Livery Stable
- Apache Gold (1957) ... Slender Old Timer
 1959 The Horse Soldiers
Deacon Clump
 1959 Steve Canyon (TV Series)
Ben Shaw
- Operation Firebee (1959) ... Ben Shaw
 1959 Bronco (TV Series)
- The Belles of Silver Flat (1959) ... Jake
 1958 The Toughest Gun in Tombstone
Liveryman (uncredited)
 1958 Bullwhip
 1958 Sing Boy Sing
Girl's Father at Police Station (uncredited)
 1957 Tales of the Texas Rangers (TV Series)
- Gypsy Boy (1957) ... Sheriff (uncredited)
 1957 The Adventures of Jim Bowie (TV Series)
Street Hawker
- Counterfeit Dixie (1957) ... Street Hawker
 1957 Forty Guns
Marshal John Chisum
 1957 The Buckskin Lady
 1949-1957 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Bruckner / Stage Driver Jud / Stage Driver Ike / ...
- The Banker's Son (1957) ... Bruckner
- The Bait: Gold! (1955) ... Stage Driver Jud
- Stage to Tishomingo (1954) ... Stage Driver Ike
- The Ghost of Coyote Canyon (1953) ... Ed
- Woman from Omaha (1953) ... Stage Driver Whip
 1957 Dragoon Wells Massacre
Hopi Charlie
 1957 Wire Service (TV Series)
Leo Costigan
- Ninety and Nine (1957) ... Leo Costigan
 1957 Spoilers of the Forest
Pat Casey
 1957 Climax! (TV Series)
Hank, the bartender
- Strange Sanctuary (1957) ... Hank, the bartender (uncredited)
 1957 The Quiet Gun
 1956 The Sheriff of Cochise (TV Series)
Teen's Father / Joe Heap
- Caine and Abel (1956) ... Teen's Father (uncredited)
- The Turkey Farmers (1956) ... Joe Heap
 1956 Accused of Murder
Les Fuller
 1956 Thunder Over Arizona
Old Jonas (uncredited)
 1956 The Searchers
Mose Harper
 1956 Meet Me in Las Vegas
Joe (uncredited)
 1955 The Indian Fighter
Crazy Bear / Guardhouse Keeper
 1955 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series)
 1955 The Vanishing American
Shoie (uncredited)
 1955 The Road to Denver
Shad Ewing, Livery Stable Owner (uncredited)
 1955 Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier
Cave bar patron (uncredited)
 1955 Where's Raymond? (TV Series)
 1954 The Outcast
Bartender (uncredited)
 1954 Ma and Pa Kettle at Home
Indian (uncredited)
 1953 Crime Wave
Sweeney (uncredited)
 1953 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
- Desert Tragedy (1953)
 1953 Powder River
Joe (uncredited)
 1952 The Lawless Breed
Kansas City Barfly (uncredited)
 1952 Sky Full of Moon
Cowhand (uncredited)
 1952 Ma and Pa Kettle on Vacation (uncredited)
 1952 Apache War Smoke
 1952 The Big Sky
 1952 Woman of the North Country
Tom Gordon
 1952 Boots Malone
Gas Station Mechanic (uncredited)
 1951 The Man with a Cloak
First Carriage Driver (uncredited)
 1951 Joe Palooka in Triple Cross
Hard-of-Hearing Farmer
 1951 The Stu Erwin Show (TV Series)
Clem the Milkman
- Roughing It (1951) ... Clem the Milkman
 1951 Comin' Round the Mountain
Target Judge
 1951 Sugarfoot
 1950 Frenchie
Mr. Grady (uncredited)
 1950 Wagon Master
Luke Clegg
 1950 Father Is a Bachelor
Finnegan (uncredited)
 1950 When Willie Comes Marching Home
American Legionnaire Band Leader (uncredited)
 1949 Home for Christmas (Short)
 1949 The Silver Theatre (TV Series)
- The Guiding Star (1949) ... Hiram
 1949 Roseanna McCoy
Jacob (uncredited)
 1949 The Fighting Kentuckian
Abner Todd (uncredited)
 1949 Hellfire
Witness (uncredited)
 1949 Streets of Laredo
Texas Ranger (uncredited)
 1949 Red Canyon
Charley (uncredited)
 1949 Cover Up
Undertaker (as Worden Norten)
 1948 Yellow Sky
Rancher, Bank Customer (uncredited)
 1948 Whispering Smith
Murray's Ranchhand (uncredited)
 1948 3 Godfathers
Deputy Curly
 1948 Red River
Simms Reeves
 1948 Tap Roots
Cropper (uncredited)
 1948 Feudin', Fussin' and A-Fightin'
Clem (uncredited)
 1948 Hazard
Man in Cheap Hotel (uncredited)
 1948 The Sainted Sisters
Taub Beasley
 1948 Fort Apache
Southern Recruit
 1948 Lightnin' in the Forest
 1948 The Man from Texas
Churchgoer (uncredited)
 1948 Slippy McGee
Station Wagon Driver (uncredited)
 1947 High Wall
Diner Customer (uncredited)
 1947 Prairie Express
Deputy Clint
 1947 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Western Character (uncredited)
 1947 Angel and the Badman
Townsman (uncredited)
 1947 The Sea of Grass
Bill - Salt Fork Townsman (uncredited)
 1947 The Shocking Miss Pilgrim
Office Clerk (uncredited)
 1946 Duel in the Sun
Dance- Floor Cowboy (uncredited)
 1946 Undercurrent
Telegram Delivery Man (uncredited)
 1946 The Missing Lady
Flophouse Bum (uncredited)
 1946 Lawless Breed
Deputy Sheriff
 1946 Frontier Gunlaw
Pete (uncredited)
 1945 The Bullfighters
Mr. McCoy (uncredited)
 1944 National Barn Dance
Farmer at Barn Dance (uncredited)
 1944 The Great Moment
Morton's Sign Painter - replaced Roscoe Ates (uncredited)
 1944 Lumberjack
Lumberjack (uncredited)
 1944 Wyoming Hurricane
Cowboy (uncredited)
 1944 Rationing
Man at Wedding (uncredited)
 1944 None Shall Escape
German Motorcycle Soldier (uncredited)
 1943 The Woman of the Town
The Barber (uncredited)
 1943 Canyon City
Barfly (uncredited)
 1943 Jack London
New Year's Eve Party Guest (uncredited)
 1943 Flesh and Fantasy
Circus Spectator (uncredited)
 1943 So Proudly We Hail!
Soldier on Troop Ship (uncredited)
 1943 Black Market Rustlers
 1943 A Lady Takes a Chance
Waiter (uncredited)
 1943 Mountain Rhythm
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1942 Deep in the Heart of Texas
Townsman (uncredited)
 1942 Just Off Broadway
Comedian in Wings (uncredited)
 1942 Riding the Wind
Duff Bricker (as Hank Warden)
 1942 Code of the Outlaw
Lars (uncredited)
 1942 Cowboy Serenade
Opie (uncredited)
 1941 Dude Cowboy
Man with Toothache (uncredited)
 1941 Sierra Sue
Carnival Spectator (uncredited)
 1941 Last of the Duanes
Loafer (uncredited)
 1941 The Little Foxes
Loafer at Train Station (uncredited)
 1941 Love at First Fright (Short)
Hank Hatrack (uncredited)
 1941 Border Vigilantes
Aunt Jennifer's Wagon Driver (uncredited)
 1941 Robbers of the Range
Stagecoach Attendant (uncredited)
 1941 Mad About Moonshine (Short)
 1941 Ride, Kelly, Ride
Slim (uncredited)
 1940 Triple Justice
Townsman Outside Saloon (uncredited)
 1940 Ride, Tenderfoot, Ride
Henry Haggerty (uncredited)
 1940 Brigham Young
Mormon Cheering Porter (uncredited)
 1940 The Range Busters
Cowhand (uncredited)
 1940 Cross-Country Romance
Wedding Witness (uncredited)
 1940 Winners of the West
Drunk [Chs. 3, 5] (uncredited)
 1940 Prairie Law
Jacobs - Homesteader (uncredited)
 1940 Beyond Tomorrow
Hospital Visitor (uncredited)
 1940 Gaucho Serenade
Farmer Driving Jalopy (uncredited)
 1940 Shooting High
Townsman (uncredited)
 1940 Riders of Pasco Basin
Townsman (uncredited)
 1940 Molly Cures a Cowboy (Short)
Fiddle Player (uncredited)
 1940 Rancho Grande
Cowhand (uncredited)
 1940 Viva Cisco Kid
Deputy (uncredited)
 1940 Northwest Passage
Ranger Tying Oars (uncredited)
 1939 Bandits and Ballads (Short)
Barfly (uncredited)
 1939 Reno
Townsman (uncredited)
 1939 Chip of the Flying U
Cowhand (uncredited)
 1939 Oklahoma Frontier
Townsman (uncredited)
 1939 Cupid Rides the Range (Short)
Jake Loomis (uncredited)
 1939 Timber Stampede
Photographer (uncredited)
 1939 The Night Riders
Rancher (uncredited)
 1939 Rollin' Westward
Slim Regan
 1939 Stagecoach
Cavalryman (uncredited)
 1939 Sundown on the Prairie
Henchman Hank
 1938 Ghost Town Riders
Tom 'Cherokee' Walton
 1938 The Cowboy and the Lady
Cowhand Leonard (uncredited)
 1938 Where the Buffalo Roam
Man at Dance (uncredited)
 1938 The Stranger from Arizona
 1938 Rollin' Plains
Henchman Squint (uncredited)
 1938 Flaming Frontiers
Henchman [Ch. 11] (uncredited)
 1938 Western Trails
Townsman (uncredited)
 1938 The Last Stand
Rustler Playing Fiddle at Campfire (uncredited)
 1938 Frontier Town
Henchman Buck (uncredited)
 1937 The Singing Outlaw
Bixby Cowhand (uncredited)
 1937 Sudden Bill Dorn
Barfly (uncredited)
 1937 Tex Rides with the Boy Scouts
Henchman (uncredited)
 1937 Boss of Lonely Valley
Hank - Wagon Driver (uncredited)
 1937 Hollywood Round-Up
Saloon Set Extra (uncredited)
 1937 Moonlight on the Range
Ranch Hand (uncredited)
 1937 The Mystery of the Hooded Horsemen
Deputy (as Heber Snow)
 1937 The Californian
Ruiz Man (uncredited)
 1937 Riders of the Dawn
Deputy (uncredited)
 1937 Riders of the Rockies
Henchman (uncredited)
 1937 Sing, Cowboy, Sing
Henchman (as Heber Snow)
 1937 Hittin' the Trail
Sidekick Hank (as Heber Snow)
 1937 Trouble in Texas
Hank - a Dancer (uncredited)
 1936 The Plainsman
Deadwood Townsman (uncredited)
 1936 Come and Get It
Lumberjack (uncredited)
 1936 Ghost-Town Gold
Mr. Crabtree (uncredited)
 1936 For the Service
Henchman (uncredited)
 1935 Barbary Coast
Barfly / Townsman (uncredited)
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Stage: Appeared in "Green Grow the Lilacs" on Broadway.

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Alternate Names:

Worden Norten | Heber Snow | Hank Warden | Norton E. 'Hank' Warden


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