Roy Jenson

After graduating from UCLA with a degree in geography in 1951, Roy Jenson went on to play professional football in Canada. In 1954 he found work as a stunt double in the adventure film "River of No Return", starring ... Read more »
Born: 02/09/1935 in Calgary, Alberta, CA

Filmography

Actor (61)

Bail Out 1989 (Movie)

Guard (Actor)

The Watch Commander 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Night Stalker 1987 (Movie)

Cook (Actor)

Red Dawn 1984 (Movie)

Mr Morris (Actor)

Honkytonk Man 1982 (Movie)

Dub (Actor)

Bustin' Loose 1981 (Movie)

Klan Leader (Actor)

Any Which Way You Can 1980 (Movie)

Moody (Actor)

Foolin' Around 1980 (Movie)

Blue (Actor)

Nightside 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Every Which Way But Loose 1978 (Movie)

Woody (Actor)

Telefon 1977 (Movie)

Starks Member (Actor)

The Gauntlet 1977 (Movie)

Biker (Actor)

Helter Skelter 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

The Car 1976 (Movie)

Ray Mott (Actor)

Breakout 1975 (Movie)

Spencer (Actor)

Force Five 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

The Abduction of Saint Anne 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox 1975 (Movie)

Bloodworth (Actor)

Breakheart Pass 1974 (Movie)

Banlon (Actor)

Chinatown 1974 (Movie)

Mulvihill (Actor)

Framed 1974 (Movie)

Haskins (Actor)

The Wind and the Lion 1974 (Movie)

Admiral Chadwick (Actor)

Thunderbolt And Lightfoot 1974 (Movie)

Dunlop (Actor)

99 and 44/100% Dead 1973 (Movie)

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Call to Danger 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Call to Danger 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Dillinger 1973 (Movie)

Samuel Crowley (Actor)

Soylent Green 1973 (Movie)

Donovan (Actor)

The Red Pony 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

The Way We Were 1973 (Movie)

Army Captain (Actor)

Kung Fu 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean 1972 (Movie)

Outlaw (Actor)

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

Actor

Nightmare Honeymoon 1971 (Movie)

Sandy (Actor)

Number One 1969 (Movie)

Roy Nelson (Actor)

Paint Your Wagon 1969 (Movie)

Hennessey (Actor)

Star Trek 1966 - 1969 (Tv Show)

Actor

5 Card Stud 1968 (Movie)

Mace Jones (Actor)

Will Penny 1968 (Movie)

Boetius Sullivan (Actor)

The Ambushers 1967 (Movie)

Karl (Actor)

Harper 1966 (Movie)

Puddler (Actor)

Waterhole Number 3 1966 (Movie)

Doc Quinlen (Actor)

Apache Uprising 1965 (Movie)

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36 Hours 1963 (Movie)

Soldier (Actor)

Let No Man Write My Epitaph 1960 (Movie)

Whitey (Actor)

The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond 1960 (Movie)

Bodyguard (Actor)

Buchanan Rides Alone 1958 (Movie)

Hamp (Actor)

Ride Lonesome 1958 (Movie)

Outlaw (Actor)

A Tattered Web (TV Show)

Actor

Cutter's Trail (TV Show)

Actor

Helter Skelter (Movie)

Punchy (Actor)

Hit Lady (TV Show)

Actor

Hostage Hotel (TV Show)

Actor

King (TV Show)

Actor

Kung Fu: The Movie (TV Show)

Actor

Last of the Great Survivors (TV Show)

Actor

Operation Secret (Movie)

Michel (Actor)

Powderkeg (TV Show)

Actor

Rich Man, Poor Man (TV Show)

Actor

The Red Pony (Movie)

Toby (Actor)

The Set Up (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

After graduating from UCLA with a degree in geography in 1951, Roy Jenson went on to play professional football in Canada. In 1954 he found work as a stunt double in the adventure film "River of No Return", starring Robert Mitchum and Marilyn Monroe, and moved to Hollywood shortly after to become a professional stunt man. He eventually found work as an actor, appearing primarily in smaller roles in television shows like "Get Smart", "Perry Mason", and "Mission: Impossible", throughout the '50s and '60s. Today, Jenson is remembered for acting work he did on two television shows. The first was an appearance as the leader of a barbaric tribe in a 1968 episode of "Star Trek"; and the second was for being the first man beat up by Caine in the 1972 pilot episode of "Kung Fu". Aside from his work in television, Jenson was also a prolific character actor in films, among them the Western "How the West Was Won", the post-apocalyptic sci-fi classic "Soylent Green", the Steve McQueen vehicle "The Getaway", and Roman Polanski's "Chinatown", in which he played the sleazy water department security chief Claude Mulvihil. Jenson continued to work regularly well into the 90s, with his last role being in the 1999 made-for-TV movie, "Hard Time: Hostage Hotel".

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