Jack Elam

Mostly Credited As: Jack Elam
Birth Name: William Scott Elam
Date Of Birth: November 13, 1918 (Age 84)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Miami, Gila, Arizona
Date Of Death: October 23, 2003
Cause Of Death: congestive heart failure
Height: 6' (1.82 m)

Jack Elam

Character actor Jack Elam broke into films as an accountant; while doing the books for Hopalong Cassidy Productions, he also appeared in small roles in William Boyd's films. Soon, he left accounting behind and began working steadily as an actor, primarily appearing in westerns .

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Dobe and a Company of Heroes (2002)As: Himself
Easy Street (1986)As: Uncle Alvin "Bully" Stevenson
Detective in the House (1985)As: Nick Turner
Struck by Lightning (1979)As: Frank
The Texas Wheelers (1974)As: Zach Wheeler
The Dakotas (1963)As: Deputy J.D. Smith
Temple Houston (1963)As: George Taggart
Episode Cast Credits 

Home Improvement (1991) 
  Birds Of A Feather Flock To Taylor 01x20: (Mar/03/1992) As Hick Peterson 

Paradise (1988) 
  A Gathering of Guns (1) 02x01: (Sep/10/1989) As Skragg (recurring) 

J.J. Starbuck (1987) 
  Murder by Design 01x10: (Jan/23/1988) As Esco Tokay 

Simon & Simon (1981) 
  D-I-V-O-R-C-E 05x21: (Mar/27/1986) As Bud Krelman 

Father Murphy (1981) 
  By the Bear That Bit Me (2) 01x07: (Dec/08/1981) As Eli McQuade 
  By the Bear That Bit Me (1) 01x06: (Dec/01/1981) As Eli McQuade 

Fantasy Island (1977) (1978) 
  The Devil and Mr. Roarke/Ziegfeld Girls/Kid Corey Rides Again 05x02: (Oct/17/1981) As Kid Corey 
  The Lady and the Longhorn/Vampire 02x13: (Dec/16/1978) As Hollis Buford Jr. 

Eight is Enough (1977) 
  The Return of Joe Simons 04x20: (Feb/13/1980) As Joe Simons 
  You Won't Have Nicholas to Kick Around Anymore (2) 03x13: (Nov/29/1978) As Joe Simons 
  You Won't Have Nicholas to Kick Around Anymore (1) 03x12: (Nov/29/1978) As Joe Simons 

ABC Weekend Specials (1977) 
  The Revenge of Red Chief 03x07: (Dec/15/1979) As Sam Howard, [Special Guest Stars]
  The Ransom of Red Chief 01x05: (Oct/22/1977) As Sam Howard, [Starring Roles]

The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams (1977) 
  The Great Burro Race 02x17: (Mar/01/1978) As Gus Thackery 

The Brian Keith Show (1972) 
  No Man is an Atoll 02x22: (Mar/08/1974) As Tuttle 

Kung Fu (1972) 
  The Squawman 02x05: (Nov/01/1973) As Marcus Taylor 

Gunsmoke (1955) 
  The River (2) 18x02: (Sep/18/1972) As Pierre 
  The River (1) 18x01: (Sep/11/1972) As Pierre 
  P.S. Murry Christmas 17x15: (Dec/27/1971) As Titus Spangler, [Special Guest Stars]
  Murdoch 16x20: (Feb/08/1971) As Lucas Murdoch 

Alias Smith and Jones (1971) 
  Bad Night in Big Butte 02x23: (Mar/02/1972) As Boot Caby 

Bonanza (1959) 
  Honest John 12x13: (Dec/20/1970) As Honest John 
  A Bride for Buford 08x18: (Jan/15/1967) As Buford Buckelew 
  The Spitfire 02x17: (Jan/14/1961) As Dodie Hoad 

Lancer (1968) 
  Zee 02x02: (Sep/30/1969) As Tom Mangrum, [Special Guest Stars]

The Outcasts (US) (1968) 
  The Glory Wagon 01x15: (Feb/03/1969) As Blacknet 

The High Chaparral (1967) 
  North to Tucson 02x08: (Nov/08/1968) As Macklin 

Cimarron Strip (1967) 
  Big Jessie 01x20: (Feb/08/1968) As Moon 

Hondo (1967) 
  Hondo and the Rebel Hat 01x17: (Dec/29/1967) As Diablo 

The Wild Wild West (1965) 
  The Night of Montezuma's Hordes 03x08: (Oct/27/1967) As Zack Slade 

The Guns of Will Sonnett (1967) 
  A Son for a Son 01x07: (Oct/20/1967) As Sheriff 

Tarzan (1966) (1966) 
  The Circus 01x28: (Mar/24/1967) As Bellak 

F Troop (1965) 
  Dirge for the Scourge 01x06: (Oct/19/1965) As Sam Urp 

The Legend of Jesse James (1965) 
  Three Men from Now 01x01: (Sep/13/1965) As Deacon 

Daniel Boone (1964) (1964) 
  The Sound of Fear 01x18: (Feb/11/1965) As Dr. Miller Petch 

Ben Casey (1961) 
  The Night That Nothing Happened 02x02: (Oct/08/1962) As Felix Gault 

Cheyenne (1955) (1955) 
  The Durango Brothers 07x01: (Sep/24/1962) As Calhoun Durango 
  A Man Called Ragan 06x14: (Apr/23/1962) As Deputy J. D. Smith 
  Massacre at Gunsight Pass 05x12: (May/01/1961) As Nicholas Potosi 

The Untouchables (1959) (1959) 
  Pressure 03x26: (Jun/14/1962) As Jug Alverson 
  Testimony of Evil 02x23: (Mar/30/1961) As Stan Wilinski 
  Syndicate Sanctuary 01x13: (Jan/07/1960) As Nick Bravo 

Target: The Corruptors (1961) 
  A Man's Castle 01x26: (Mar/30/1962) As Stickface 

Lawman (1958) 
  Clootey Hutter 04x26: (Mar/11/1962) As Paul Henry 
  The Four 04x03: (Oct/01/1961) As Herm Forrest 
  Thirty Minutes 02x24: (Mar/20/1960) As Jake Wilson 
  The Senator 01x33: (May/17/1959) As Spence 

Rawhide (1959) 
  The Pitchwagon 04x21: (Mar/02/1962) As Turkey Creek Jack Jackson 

Have Gun, Will Travel (1957) 
  One, Two, Three 05x23: (Feb/17/1962) As Shaffner (Arnold Shaffner) 
  The Man Who Lost 02x31: (Apr/25/1959) As Joe Gage 

Bronco (1958) 
  The Equalizer 04x04: (Dec/18/1961) As Toothy Thompson 
  The Besieged 01x01: (Sep/23/1958) As Dooley Lang 

Outlaws (1960) (1960) 
  The Outlaw Marshals 02x10: (Dec/14/1961) As Diamond 

The Rifleman (1958) 
  The Shattered Idol 04x10: (Dec/04/1961) As Russell 
  Knight Errant 04x07: (Nov/13/1961) As Gates 
  Shotgun Man 02x29: (Apr/12/1960) As Gus (Gus Smith) 
  Tension 02x05: (Oct/27/1959) As Gavin Martin 

National Velvet (1960) 
  The Desperado 02x11: (Nov/27/1961) As Black Barr 

The Twilight Zone (1959) 
  Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up 02x28: (May/26/1961) As Avery 

The Rebel (1959) 
  Helping Hand 02x33: (Apr/30/1961) As Luce 
  Angry Town 01x14: (Jan/10/1960) As Lawyer 

Death Valley Days (1952) 
  A General Without Cause 09x33: (Apr/12/1961) As Juan Corrina 

Sugarfoot (1957) 
  Angel 04x07: (Mar/06/1961) As Toothy Thompson 
  Toothy Thompson 04x05: (Jan/16/1961) As Toothy Thompson 
  Small War at Custer Junction 01x09: (Jan/07/1958) As Toothy Thompson 
  Misfire 01x07: (Dec/10/1957) As Toothy Thompson 

Zane Grey Theatre (1956) 
  Ambush 05x13: (Jan/05/1961) As Dirk Ryan 
  Deception 04x28: (Apr/14/1960) As Cass 
  Miss Jenny 04x14: (Jan/07/1960) As Jimmy Lehigh 
  Dangerous Orders 01x19: (Feb/08/1957) As Hock Ellis 

Pony Express (1959) 
  Showdown At Thirty Mile Ridge 01x17: (Jul/06/1960) As Pike Landers 

The Texan (1958) 
  Lady Tenderfoot 02x34: (May/09/1960) As Dud Parsons 
  South of the Border 01x33: (May/18/1959) As Luke Watson 
  The Easterner 01x12: (Dec/15/1958) As Tug Swann 

Mr. Lucky (1959) 
  Big Squeeze 01x21: (Mar/12/1960) As Phil Bricker 

Tightrope (US) (1959) 
  Broken Rope 01x18: (Jan/12/1960) As Tim Rennick 

Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957) 
  One Dead Cat 04x13: (Dec/28/1959) As Perk Butler 
  The Dark Horse 02x02: (Jan/09/1958) As Danny Boy 

Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (1958) 
  Six Guns for Donegan 02x04: (Oct/16/1959) As Clinton 

M Squad (1957) 
  Hideout 01x27: (Mar/28/1958) As Luke 

Wagon Train (1957) 
  The John Cameron Story 01x03: (Oct/02/1957) As Charlie Otis 

Tales of Wells Fargo (1957) 
  The Hijackers 01x11: (Jun/17/1957) As Chris 

Frontier (US) (1955) 
  Ferdinand Meyer's Army 01x10: (Dec/18/1955) As Father Matias 
  Cattle Drive To Casper 01x08: (Nov/27/1955) As Ness Fowler 

Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1951) 
  Ride to the West 04x28: (Mar/18/1955) As guest star 
  Knave of Hearts 02x47: (Jul/24/1953) As guest star 

Mr. & Mrs. North (1952) 
  Loon Lake 02x03: (Feb/16/1954) As Matt Weber 
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