Bud Ekins

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James Sherwin "Bud" Ekins was an American professional stuntman in the U.S. film industry. He is considered to be one of the film industry's most accomplished stuntmen with a body of work that includes classic films such as The Great Escape and Bullitt. Ekins, acting as stunt double for Steve McQueen while filming The Great Escape, was the rider who... read more

James Sherwin "Bud" Ekins was an American professional stuntman in the U.S. film industry. He is considered to be one of the film industry's most accomplished stuntmen with a body of work that includes classic films such as The Great Escape and Bullitt. Ekins, acting as stunt double for Steve McQueen while filming The Great Escape, was the rider who performed what is considered to be one of the most famous motorcycle stunts ever performed in a movie. He was recognized for his stunt work by being inducted into the Stuntmen's Hall of Fame.

Born

Sunday, 11 May 1930

Died

Saturday, 06 October 2007

Actor Filmography

I Am Steve McQueen Himself - Steve McQueen Stunt Double (archive footage) 2014
Steve McQueen: The Essence of Cool Himself - Interviewee 2005
Vegas Vacation O'Shea's Security Guard 1997
E! True Hollywood Story Himself 1996
The Specialist Veteran Cop 1994
The Next Karate Kid Jack Russell 1994
Pacific Heights Thug 1990
Steve McQueen: Man on the Edge Himself 1990
Mac And Me Gardner 1988
Deadly Force Harvey Benton 1983
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

I Am Steve McQueen Himself - Steve McQueen Stunt Double (archive footage) 2014
Steve McQueen: The Essence of Cool Himself - Interviewee 2005
Vegas Vacation O'Shea's Security Guard 1997
E! True Hollywood Story Himself 1996
The Specialist Veteran Cop 1994
The Next Karate Kid Jack Russell 1994
Pacific Heights Thug 1990
Steve McQueen: Man on the Edge Himself 1990
Mac And Me Gardner 1988
Deadly Force Harvey Benton 1983
Zero to Sixty 1978
CHiPs 2nd Cameraman 1977
Hughes and Harlow: Angels in Hell Chase Cop 1977
Bunny O'Hare Cedar Crest Bank Guard 1971
Angel Unchained Speed 1970
The Love Bug Driver 1968
The Magical World of Disney Driver 1954
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