Woody Strode

Actor, Professional football player, Professional wrestler
Black actor and former pro football player and wrestler who made his film debut in the early 1940s. 6'4" tall and weighing in at 210 pounds, Strode lent his imposing presence to a number of mostly peripheral roles, such ... Read more »
Born: 07/24/1914 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (50)

The Quick and the Dead 1995 (Movie)

Charles Moonlight (Actor)

Storyville 1992 (Movie)

Charlie Sumpter (Actor)

Lust in the Dust 1984 (Movie)

Black Man (Actor)

The Cotton Club 1984 (Movie)

Holmes (Actor)

The Black Stallion Returns 1983 (Movie)

Meslar (Actor)

Vigilante 1983 (Movie)

Rake (Actor)

Jungle Warriors 1982 (Movie)

Luther (Actor)

Scream 1982 (Movie)

Charlie (Actor)

The Final Executioner 1982 (Movie)

Sam (Actor)

Angkor-Cambodia Express 1980 (Movie)

Woody (Actor)

How the West Was Won 1976 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Jaguar Lives! 1979 (Movie)

Sensei (Actor)

Ravagers 1979 (Movie)

Brown (Actor)

Cuba Crossing 1978 (Movie)

Titi (Actor)

Kingdom of the Spiders 1977 (Movie)

Walter Colby (Actor)

The Outside Man 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

The Quest 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Keoma 1975 (Movie)

George (Actor)

Winterhawk 1975 (Movie)

Big Rude (Actor)

Key West 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Black Rodeo 1972 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Gatling Gun 1972 (Movie)

(Actor)

Breakout 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

The Italian Connection 1971 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

The Revengers 1971 (Movie)

Job (Actor)

La Spina Dorsale del Diavola 1970 (Movie)

Jackson (Actor)

Last Rebel 1970 (Movie)

Duncan (Actor)

Che! 1969 (Movie)

Guillermo (Actor)

Once Upon a Time in the West 1969 (Movie)

Stony (Actor)

Tarzan's Deadly Silence 1969 (Movie)

(Actor)

Shalako 1968 (Movie)

Chato (Actor)

Genghis Khan 1965 (Movie)

Sengal (Actor)

The Professionals 1965 (Movie)

Jake (Actor)

Seven Women 1964 (Movie)

Lean Warrior (Actor)

Tarzan's Three Challenges 1963 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance 1961 (Movie)

Pompey (Actor)

The Sins of Rachel Cade 1961 (Movie)

Muwango (Actor)

Two Rode Together 1961 (Movie)

Stone Clay (Actor)

Sergeant Rutledge 1960 (Movie)

Braxton Rutledge (Actor)

Spartacus 1960 (Movie)

Draba (Actor)

The Last Voyage 1960 (Movie)

Hank Lawson (Actor)

Pork Chop Hill 1959 (Movie)

Franklin (Actor)

The Buccaneer 1958 (Movie)

Toro (Actor)

Demetrius and the Gladiators 1954 (Movie)

(Actor)

City Beneath the Sea 1953 (Movie)

Djion (Actor)

A Gathering of Old Men (TV Show)

Actor

Androcles and the Lion (Movie)

The Lion (Actor)

Bride of the Gorilla (Movie)

Policeman (Actor)

Hit Men (TV Show)

Actor

On Fire (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Black actor and former pro football player and wrestler who made his film debut in the early 1940s. 6'4" tall and weighing in at 210 pounds, Strode lent his imposing presence to a number of mostly peripheral roles, such as Kirk Douglas' sparring partner in "Spartacus" (1960), though he got a chance to flex his underused acting muscles as a soldier wrongly accused of rape in John Ford's "Sergeant Rutledge" (1960).

Relationships

Woody Strode Jr

Son

Luuikialuana Kaliealoa

Wife
met Strode in 1938, married c. 1940 died on September 17, 1980 of Parkinson's disease

June Strode

Daughter
worked primarily in commercials

EDUCATION

University of California at Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California
entered in 1936 on a football scholarship

Milestones

1994

Final screen appearance, "The Quick and the Dead"

1960

First top billing and most memorable role, "Sergeant Rutledge"

1940

Film acting debut in "Sundown"

Was one of the first black players to integrate collegiate football prior to WWII

Professional wrestler for nine years after WWII

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