Gene Evans

Actor
Actor Gene Evans began acting in his youth, refining his skills as a performer in a G. I. acting troupe while he served as an engineer. It is perhaps for this reason that Evans was often cast as strong, weathered men in ... Read more »
Born: 07/10/1922 in Holbrook, Arizona, USA

Filmography

Actor (74)

The Deep Blue Goodbye 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Camper John 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Law and Harry McGraw 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The Alamo: 13 Days to Glory 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1985 - 1986 (Tv Show)

Actor

Louis L'Amour's "The Shadow Riders" 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

M*A*S*H 1972 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Travis McGee 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Casino 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Louis L'Amour's The Sacketts 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

The Magic of Lassie 1977 (Movie)

Sheriff Andrews (Actor)

The Rhinemann Exchange 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Matt Helm 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Sourdough 1976 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

Spencer's Pilots 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Matt Helm 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Sidekicks 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

A Knife For the Ladies 1973 (Movie)

(Actor)

Devil Times Five 1973 (Movie)

(Actor)

Walking Tall 1973 (Movie)

Sheriff Thurman (Actor)

Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid 1972 (Movie)

(Actor)

Support Your Local Gunfighter 1971 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Ballad of Cable Hogue 1970 (Movie)

Clete (Actor)

The Flim-Flam Man 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

There Was a Crooked Man 1970 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dragnet 1968 - 1969 (TV Show)

Actor

Support Your Local Sheriff 1969 (Movie)

Tom Danby (Actor)

The War Wagon 1966 (Movie)

Hoag (Actor)

Apache Uprising 1965 (Movie)

Jess Cooney (Actor)

Nevada Smith 1965 (Movie)

Sam Sand (Actor)

Waco 1965 (Movie)

Deputy Sheriff O'Neill (Actor)

Shock Corridor 1963 (Movie)

Boden (Actor)

Gold of the Seven Saints 1960 (Movie)

McCracken (Actor)

Operation Petticoat 1959 (Movie)

Molumphrey (Actor)

Damn Citizen! 1958 (Movie)

Major Al Arthur (Actor)

The Bravados 1958 (Movie)

Butler (Actor)

The Giant Behemoth 1958 (Movie)

Steven Karnes (Actor)

The Hangman 1958 (Movie)

Big Murph (Actor)

Jet Pilot 1957 (Movie)

Airfield Sergeant (Actor)

The Helen Morgan Story 1957 (Movie)

Whitey Krause (Actor)

The Sad Sack 1957 (Movie)

Sergeant Pulley (Actor)

Crashout 1955 (Movie)

Monk Collins (Actor)

Wyoming Renegades 1955 (Movie)

(Actor)

Cattle Queen of Montana 1954 (Movie)

McCord (Actor)

Hell and High Water 1954 (Movie)

Chief Holter (Actor)

The Long Wait 1954 (Movie)

Servo (Actor)

Donovan's Brain 1953 (Movie)

Dr Frank Schratt (Actor)

The Golden Blade 1953 (Movie)

Hadi (Actor)

Fixed Bayonets 1951 (Movie)

Sgt Rock (Actor)

Park Row 1951 (Movie)

Phineas Mitchell (Actor)

The Big Carnival 1951 (Movie)

Deputy Sheriff (Actor)

Criss Cross 1949 (Movie)

Guard (Actor)

It Happens Every Spring 1949 (Movie)

(Actor)

Assigned to Danger 1948 (Movie)

(Actor)

Berlin Express (Movie)

Train Sergeant (Actor)

California Gold Rush (TV Show)

Actor

Fire! (TV Show)

Actor

Larceny (Movie)

Horace (Actor)

Lassie: The New Beginning (TV Show)

Actor

Matt Helm (Movie)

Sgt. Hanrahan (Actor)

Mother Is a Freshman (Movie)

Man (Actor)

Mutiny (Movie)

Hook (Actor)

Never a Dull Moment (Movie)

(Actor)

Once Upon a Texas Train (TV Show)

Actor

Shootout in a One-Dog Town (TV Show)

Actor

Spencer's Pilots (TV Show)

Actor

The Bounty Man (TV Show)

Actor

The Concrete Cowboys (TV Show)

Actor

The Intruders (TV Show)

Actor

The Last Day (TV Show)

Actor

The Macahans (TV Show)

Actor

The Steel Helmet (Movie)

Sgt. Zack (Actor)

Wild Times (TV Show)

Actor
Camera, Film, & Tape (7)

Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco 1996 (Movie)

(San Francisco crew) (Camera Operator)

Love Bites 1992 (Movie)

(Photography)

Stranger in the Family 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Photography

Exposure 1991 (Movie)

(Berkeley Crew) (Camera Operator)

Maddalena Z 1991 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Hard Traveling 1986 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

Redwood Curtain (TV Show)

Camera Operator

Biography

Actor Gene Evans began acting in his youth, refining his skills as a performer in a G. I. acting troupe while he served as an engineer. It is perhaps for this reason that Evans was often cast as strong, weathered men in westerns and war films. He first appeared on film with a small role in the 1947 horse opera "Under Colorado Skies", but it wasn't until he was cast as Sergeant Zack in Samuel Fuller's 1951 Korean War drama "The Steel Helmet" that Evans showed mastery over his craft. Widely considered to be his best role, it is also one of the greatest characterizations within the genre. Both Fuller and Evans had been soldiers, and, appropriately, the film is infused with meditations on war and survival. Forming a strong working relationship, the two made several films together, including the Golden Globe-nominated mystery "Shock Corridor". Making several films a year though the '50s, Evans ended the decade with the World War II comedy "Operation Petticoat", starring Cary Grant. With the rise of television in the 1960s, Evans began making guest appearances on western-themed television shows, including stints on "Rawhide" and "Gunsmoke". While he continued to work mainly in television for the rest of his career, Evans played supporting roles in former "Gunsmoke" writer Sam Peckinpah's "The Ballad of Cable Hogue" and "Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid". Evans' last major role was the title character in the 1976 series "Spencer's Pilots".

Milestones

1956

Had regular role on "My Friend Flicka"

1947

Film debut in "Under Colorado Skies"

Co-starred on "Matt Helm"

During WWII, toured Europe with a theatrical company comprised of GIs

Raised in Colton, CA

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