|Folks that had meaty roles and lots of dialog and often received billing credit in the opening titles. They were the 'brains' and 'action' heavies ... and the main players that portrayed fathers, ranch owners, lawmen, mayors, judges, lawyers, storekeepers, newspaper editors, wardens, etc. And younger guys who sometimes assisted the hero ... and sometimes portrayed the maligned son or brother of the father or heroine.|
|Of the e-mail that I've received, many folks have asked for info on those wonderful players who were villains ... and father of the heroine, or were lawmen, storekeepers, et al. Chronicled in this section are players that got meatier roles, they generally had dialog, and might have even been listed in the opening or closing cast credits.
Many of the faces in this section specialized in playing:
An interesting tidbit about the older actors is that many of them began their acting careers in the 1900 - 1920s performing on the stage, in traveling repertory companies, and vaudeville.
|Below are thumbnail images of SOME of the villains and primary supporting and character players. In the right side menu, you'll find profiles on these faces ... and lots more performers.||The Players (in alphabetical order by last name). Click Below:
Riley Hill/Roy Harris
Hal Taliaferro/Wally Wales
William 'Bill' McCall
Gene Roth/Gene Stutenroth
Fred 'Snowflake' Toones
George J. Lewis
Noah Beery, Sr.
Charles 'Slim' Whitaker
Le Roy Mason
Horace B. Carpenter
Carleton S. Young
Buck Conner / Conners / Connors
I. Stanford 'Stan' Jolley
Art Mix (George Kesterson)
Gene Alsace/Rocky Camron/Buck Coburn
J. Frank Glendon
There's a few more faces in the Rogues Gallery ... including Bob Wilke, Hugh Prosser
Some other websites to visit:
The Actor's Compendium: http://www.aveleyman.com