Jock Mahoney

Actor, Stuntman, Stunt coordinator
Jock Mahoney was a man of action. He served in the Marine Corps in World War II as a pilot and flight instructor. At the end of the war, he moved to Los Angeles where he was briefly a horse breeder before becoming a ... Read more »
Born: 02/07/1919 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (18)

B.J. and the Bear 1978 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

The End 1978 (Movie)

Old Man (Actor)

Their Only Chance 1977 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Bad Bunch 1975 (Movie)

(Actor)

Tarzan's Deadly Silence 1969 (Movie)

(Actor)

Bandolero! 1968 (Movie)

Stoner (Actor)

The Glory Stompers 1967 (Movie)

Smiley (Actor)

Tarzan's Three Challenges 1963 (Movie)

(Actor)

California 1962 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Time to Love and a Time to Die 1958 (Movie)

Immerman (Actor)

Battle Hymn 1957 (Movie)

Major Moore (Actor)

The Land Unknown 1957 (Movie)

Commander Hal Robers (Actor)

A Day of Fury 1956 (Movie)

Marshall Allan Burnett (Actor)

Away All Boats 1956 (Movie)

Alvick (Actor)

The Nevadan 1950 (Movie)

Sandy (Actor)

Hoedown (Movie)

Stoney Rhodes (Actor)

Stooge Snapshots (TV Show)

Actor

The Blazing Trail (Movie)

Full House Patterson (Actor)

Biography

Jock Mahoney was a man of action. He served in the Marine Corps in World War II as a pilot and flight instructor. At the end of the war, he moved to Los Angeles where he was briefly a horse breeder before becoming a stuntman. While doubling for actors such as Gregory Peck and John Wayne, he quickly gained a reputation as one of the best. He was Errol Flynn's stunt double in 1949's "The Adventures of Don Juan" in the famous scene where Don Juan leaps from a high staircase during a fight sequence. Director Vincent Sherman has said Mahoney was the only stuntman willing to do it. Under his contract with Columbia Pictures, he was regularly put in to perform in comedy shorts, including several starring the Three Stooges, where he would be used to parody the clichéd leading man, and Western pictures where he would sometimes appear as a villain. In 1951, he finally had his big break when Gene Autry cast him to star in the popular television Western series "The Range Rider." From there, Mahoney was cast in multiple leading roles in action pictures and Westerns. In 1973, he suffered a major stroke, which required him to use a wheelchair periodically for the rest of his life. He continued to perform in macho roles, however, even performing one last stunt, falling from a wheelchair, five years later in Burt Reynolds's comedy picture "The End."

Relationships

Jim Mahoney

Son

Sally Field Actor

Step-Daughter
Born Nov. 6, 1946 to to actress Margaret Field and salesman Richard Dryden Field

Autumn Mahoney

Wife
Married 1967 until his death 1989

Princess Mahoney

Daughter

Maggie Mahoney

Wife

EDUCATION

University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa

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