Walter Barnes

As a former offensive lineman for the National Football League team the Philadelphia Eagles, actor Walter Barnes was well-suited to play rugged action roles. Over the course of his more than 30-year career, he appeared ... Read more »
Born: 01/26/1918

Filmography

Actor (23)

Smokey Bites the Dust 1981 (Movie)

Sheriff Turner (Actor)

Walking Tall 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Bronco Billy 1980 (Movie)

Sheriff Dix (Actor)

Power 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Every Which Way But Loose 1978 (Movie)

Tank Murdock (Actor)

Pete's Dragon 1977 (Movie)

Captain (Actor)

The Great Gundown 1976 (Movie)

Sheriff (Actor)

Day of the Animals 1975 (Movie)

Ranger Tucker (Actor)

Escape to Witch Mountain 1975 (Movie)

Sheriff Purdy (Actor)

Mackintosh & T.J. 1975 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Blue Knight 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

High Plains Drifter 1973 (Movie)

Sheriff Shaw (Actor)

Cahill, United States Marshal 1972 (Movie)

Sheriff Grady (Actor)

Movin' On 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

Daddy's Deadly Darling 1971 (Movie)

Doctor (Actor)

The Christian Licorice Store 1970 (Movie)

P C Stayne (Actor)

The Traveling Executioner 1969 (Movie)

Sheriff (Actor)

The Big Gundown 1965 (Movie)

Brokston (Actor)

Vinetu 1965 (Movie)

Bill Jones/Bancroft (Actor)

Captain Sinbad 1963 (Movie)

Rolf (Actor)

Tales of the Vikings 1960 - 1961 (TV Show)

Actor

Westbound 1958 (Movie)

Willis (Actor)

The Gun and the Pulpit (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

As a former offensive lineman for the National Football League team the Philadelphia Eagles, actor Walter Barnes was well-suited to play rugged action roles. Over the course of his more than 30-year career, he appeared in scores of Westerns, crime dramas, war stories, and the like. His first acting role came in 1956, when he appeared on the program "State Trooper", a crime drama set in the American West. That same year, he made his first appearance on the TV Western "Cheyenne", a show that helped boost the careers of many successful actors, including Dennis Hopper, Angie Dickinson, and Ron Howard. He would go on to appear on the program four more times over two years. In 1959, he appeared in the Kirk Douglas-produced adventure show "Tales of the Vikings". After filming the series in the German Alps, he decided to remain there. In 1960, he began to appear in European productions, starting with the Duilio Coletti-directed war film "Under Ten Flags", about the British attempting to sink a warship. He returned to the United States in 1969 and made his first of four appearances on the popular Western "Bonanza". In 1981, he was a cast regular, playing police chief Carl Pusser, on "Walking Tall", a TV series based on the film of the same name. His last on-screen appearance came in 1987, but he continued to provide voiceovers for several more productions until 1991, when he retired due to failing health from diabetes.

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