Clu Gulager

A first cousin of storied humorist Will Rogers, Clu Gulager never equaled his well-known relative's fame but instead made his mark as an obscure Method actor. Gulager debuted on television alongside Paul Newman in "Bang ... Read more »
Born: 11/16/1928

Filmography

Actor (68)

Tangerine 2015 (Movie)

The Cherokee (Actor)

Piranha 3DD 2012 (Movie)

Mo (Actor)

Feast 2006 (Movie)

Bartender (Actor)

Gunfighter 1998 (Movie)

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Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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Murder, She Wrote 1984 - 1988, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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Eddie Presley 1991 (Movie)

Sid (Actor)

My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys 1991 (Movie)

Dark Glasses (Actor)

Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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The Killing Device 1990 (Movie)

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The Willies 1989 (Movie)

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I'm Gonna Git You Sucka 1988 (Movie)

Lieutenant Baker (Actor)

Tapeheads 1988 (Movie)

Norman Mart (Actor)

Teen Vamp 1988 (Movie)

Reverend (Actor)

Uninvited 1988 (Movie)

Albert (Actor)

Hunter's Blood 1987 (Movie)

Mason Rand (Actor)

Summer Heat 1987 (Movie)

Will (Actor)

The Hidden 1987 (Movie)

Lieutenant Ed Flynn (Actor)

The Offspring 1987 (Movie)

Stanley Burnside (Actor)

Lies 1986 (Movie)

Dr Bartlett (Actor)

Into the Night 1985 (Movie)

Federal Agent (Actor)

James A. Michener's "Space" 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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Prime Risk 1985 (Movie)

Paul Minsky (Actor)

Return of the Living Dead 1985 (Movie)

Burt (Actor)

Chattanooga Choo Choo 1984 (Movie)

Sam (Actor)

The Initiation 1982 (Movie)

Dwight Fairchild (Actor)

The Gambler 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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Touched By Love 1980 (Movie)

Don Fielder (Actor)

A Force of One 1979 (Movie)

Sam Dunne (Actor)

The MacKenzies of Paradise Cove 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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Black Beauty 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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Sticking Together 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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The Other Side of Midnight 1977 (Movie)

Bill Fraser (Actor)

The Killer Who Wouldn't Die 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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Houston, We've Got a Problem 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

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Smile Jenny, You're Dead 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

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Call to Danger 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

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Call to Danger 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

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Gangsterfilmen 1973 (Movie)

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McQ 1973 (Movie)

Toms (Actor)

Molly and Lawless John 1972 (Movie)

Deputy (Actor)

Truman Capote's "The Glass House" 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

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San Francisco International Airport 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

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The Last Picture Show 1971 (Movie)

Abilene (Actor)

Company of Killers 1969 (Movie)

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Winning 1969 (Movie)

Larry Morechek (Actor)

And Now Miguel 1966 (Movie)

Johnny (Actor)

Sullivan's Empire 1966 (Movie)

Juan Clements (Actor)

The Killers 1963 (Movie)

Lee (Actor)

The Untouchables 1959 - 1963 (TV Show)

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The Tall Man 1960 - 1962 (TV Show)

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A Question of Love (TV Show)

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Bridge Across Time (TV Show)

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Footsteps (TV Show)

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Hit Lady (TV Show)

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King (TV Show)

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North and South: Book II (TV Show)

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Once an Eagle (TV Show)

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San Francisco International (TV Show)

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Ski Lift to Death (TV Show)

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Skyward (TV Show)

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This Man Stands Alone (TV Show)

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Willa (TV Show)

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Biography

A first cousin of storied humorist Will Rogers, Clu Gulager never equaled his well-known relative's fame but instead made his mark as an obscure Method actor. Gulager debuted on television alongside Paul Newman in "Bang the Drum Slowly", a 1956 episode of "The United States Steel Hour" drama anthology adapted from the novel of the same name. The native Oklahoman's early career was spent playing heavies in crime dramas like "The Untouchables" and "The Lawless Years". And while film work led to parts as Lee Marvin's hitman partner in 1964's "The Killers" and as a mechanic in the 1969 Newman racing film "Winning", it would be weekly Westerns that made Gulager a familiar television face. His sympathetic portrayal of Billy the Kid on the 1960 NBC series "The Tall Man" led to his being a series regular on "Whispering Smith" and eventually playing Emmett Ryker through 103 episodes of 1963's "The Virginian". He took a brief stab at moviemaking as the writer/director/producer of the 1969 short film "A Day With the Boys" (which earned him a Cannes Film Festival award nomination), but Gulager's most notable subsequent movie role was in "The Last Picture Show". Most of his 1970s working was in guest shots on numerous television crime dramas. He enjoyed a brief comeback in the 1985 cult horror film "The Return of the Living Dead" and by the 2000s, Clu Gulager was playing a supporting role in son John Gulager's "Feast" film series.

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