John Quade

Best known as the bumbling bad guy, Cholla, in the Clint Eastwood/orangutan action-comedy "Every Which Way But Loose," character actor John Quade worked as an aerospace engineer before breaking into television with a ... Read more »
Born: 04/01/1938 in Kansas City, Kansas, USA

Filmography

Actor (53)

The Giant of Thunder Mountain 1992 (Movie)

Carl (Actor)

And You Thought Your Parents Were Weird 1991 (Movie)

Irwin Kotzwinkle (Actor)

Unconquered 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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The Highwayman 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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The Tracker 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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La Bamba 1987 (Movie)

Bartender (Actor)

The B.R.A.T. Patrol 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Tiger Shark 1987 (Movie)

Dave--Cowboy (Actor)

Werewolf 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Crazy Dan 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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No Man's Land 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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The Shooting 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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Big Bend Country 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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Any Which Way You Can 1980 (Movie)

Cholla (Actor)

Cattle Annie and Little Britches 1980 (Movie)

Morgan (Actor)

Hunter's Moon 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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Power 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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The Cheap Detective 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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The Yeagers 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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Every Which Way But Loose 1978 (Movie)

Cholla (Actor)

Vega$ 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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Night Terror 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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Special Delivery 1976 (Movie)

Barney (Actor)

The Outlaw Josey Wales 1976 (Movie)

Comanchero Leader (Actor)

92 in the Shade 1975 (Movie)

Roy (Actor)

Rancho Deluxe 1975 (Movie)

Circular Face (Actor)

The Last Hard Men 1975 (Movie)

Will Gant (Actor)

Honky Tonk 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

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Planet Earth 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

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Of Men of Women 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

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Papillon 1973 (Movie)

Masked Breton (Actor)

The Sting 1973 (Movie)

Riley (Actor)

The Swinging Cheerleaders 1973 (Movie)

Belski (Actor)

Bad Company 1972 (Movie)

Nolan--Gang Member (Actor)

Hammer 1972 (Movie)

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Nichols 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

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Animal Talk (TV Show)

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Dirkham Detective Agency (TV Show)

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Dream West (TV Show)

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Escape From Bogen County (TV Show)

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Go West, Young Girl (TV Show)

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Goodnight My Love (TV Show)

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Last Hours Before Morning (TV Show)

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Longarm (TV Show)

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Return to Lonesome Dove (TV Show)

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Roots (TV Show)

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The Blue Knight (TV Show)

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The Ghost of Flight 401 (TV Show)

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The Godchild (TV Show)

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The Virginia Hill Story (TV Show)

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Biography

Best known as the bumbling bad guy, Cholla, in the Clint Eastwood/orangutan action-comedy "Every Which Way But Loose," character actor John Quade worked as an aerospace engineer before breaking into television with a string of one-off roles in the late 1960s. Quade proved prolific in his new career, balancing film and TV work and appearing in 108 productions over three decades. It was in 1973, during production on Eastwood's Western thriller "High Plains Drifter," that Quade first encountered the iconic movie cowboy. Three years later, the pair reunited in the Oscar-nominated Western "The Outlaw Josey Wales," in which Quade once again had a small part. Finally in 1978, he faced off with Eastwood and Clyde the orangutan in "Every Which Way But Loose." He reprised the role two years later in the romp's sequel, "Any Which Way You Can." After this, much of the established character actor's work came in the form of television one-offs, though he did costar in the daffy family-comedy feature "And You Thought Your Parents Were Weird," which centered on brothers whose robot is haunted by the ghost of their father. After a long and colorful career, Quade hung up his spurs in 1993, retiring after appearing in one last Western, the short-lived sitcom "Lucky Luke." Quade spent his later years as an activist, speaking out about his Christian beliefs and his concerns that modern politics had strayed too far from the founding fathers' intentions. The aerospace-engineer-cum-actor-cum-activist died in 2009.

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