Joe Don Baker

Actor
IVA Star Rating : 68
Joe Don Baker is an American character actor and a life member of the Actors Studio. He established himself as an action star with supporting roles as a mysterious cowboy drifter in Guns of the Magnificent Seven (1969), and as a deputy sheriff in the western Wild Rovers (1971), before receiving worldwide fame for his roles as a mafia hitman in Charley... read more

Joe Don Baker is an American character actor and a life member of the Actors Studio. He established himself as an action star with supporting roles as a mysterious cowboy drifter in Guns of the Magnificent Seven (1969), and as a deputy sheriff in the western Wild Rovers (1971), before receiving worldwide fame for his roles as a mafia hitman in Charley Varrick (1973), real-life Tennessee Sheriff Buford Pusser in the classic action film Walking Tall (1973), brute force detective Mitchell in Mitchell (1975), deputy sheriff Thomas Jefferson Geronimo III in Final Justice (1985), and as chief Jerry Karlin in the action-comedy Fletch (1985).

Born

Wednesday, 12 February 1936

Actor Filmography

Mud King 2013
The Cleaner Major Larry Duren 2008
Strange Wilderness Bill Calhoun 2008
The Dukes Of Hazzard Gov. Jim Applewhite 2005
Sam Peckinpah's West: Legacy of a Hollywood Renegade Himself (archive footage) 2004
Joe Dirt Don, Brandy's Dad 2001
Poodle Springs P.J. Parker 1998
Tomorrow Never Dies Jack Wade 1997
Mars Attacks! Richie's Dad 1996
The Siege at Ruby Ridge Gerry Spence 1996
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

Mud King 2013
The Cleaner Major Larry Duren 2008
Strange Wilderness Bill Calhoun 2008
The Dukes Of Hazzard Gov. Jim Applewhite 2005
Sam Peckinpah's West: Legacy of a Hollywood Renegade Himself (archive footage) 2004
Joe Dirt Don, Brandy's Dad 2001
Poodle Springs P.J. Parker 1998
Tomorrow Never Dies Jack Wade 1997
Mars Attacks! Richie's Dad 1996
The Siege at Ruby Ridge Gerry Spence 1996
GoldenEye Jack Wade 1995
The Grass Harp Sheriff Junius Candle 1995
Congo R.B. Travis 1995
Panther Brimmer 1995
The Underneath Clay Hinkle 1995
Felony Donovan 1994
Traps 1994
Reality Bites Tom Pierce 1994
Ring Of Steel Man in Black 1994
The Wild West (voice) 1993
Complex of Fear Det. Frank Farrel 1993
The Distinguished Gentleman Olaf Andersen 1992
Citizen Cohn Sen. Joseph McCarthy 1992
Cape Fear Claude Kersek 1991
The Children Cliffe Wheater 1990
In the Heat of the Night Acting Chief Tom Dugan, Tom Dugan 1988
Criminal Law Det. Mesel 1988
Leonard Part 6 Nick Snyderburn 1987
The Killing Time Carl Cunningham 1987
The Living Daylights Brad Whitaker 1987
The Abduction of Kari Swenson Sheriff Onstad 1987
Getting Even King R. Kenderson 1986
Edge of Darkness Darius Jedburgh 1985
Fletch Chief Jerry Karlin 1985
Final Justice Deputy Sheriff Thomas Jefferson Geronimo III 1985
Screen Two Hunter McCall 1985
The Natural The Whammer 1984
Joysticks Joseph Rutter 1983
Wacko Dick Harbinger 1982
Power Tommy Vanda 1980
Eischied Chief Earl Eischied 1979
The Pack Jerry 1977
Speedtrap Pete Novick 1977
Checkered Flag or Crash Walkaway Madden 1977
The Shadow of Chikara Wishbone Cutter 1977
Mitchell Mitchell 1975
Framed Ron Lewis 1975
Golden Needles Dan Mason 1974
The Outfit Cody 1973
Charley Varrick Molly 1973
Doc Elliot Aaron Hickey 1973
Walking Tall Buford Pusser 1973
That Certain Summer Phil Bonner 1972
The Streets of San Francisco Leonard Collier Cord 1972
Junior Bonner Curly Bonner 1972
Welcome Home, Soldier Boys Danny 1972
Steel Wreath Mongo Nash 1971
Wild Rovers Paul Buckman 1971
The Most Deadly Game Alan 1970
Adam at Six A.M. Harvey Gavin 1970
Bracken's World Nick Fontaine 1969
Guns Of The Magnificent Seven Slater 1969
Mod Squad Willie Turner 1968
Lancer Clovis Horner, Day Pardee, Santee 1968
The Outsider Billy Joe Corey 1968
Cool Hand Luke Fixer 1967
Ironside Eric Blair 1967
The High Chaparral Yuma 1967
Judd for the Defense Merl Varney 1967
Mission: Impossible Frank Kearney 1966
Iron Horse Johnson 1966
The Felony Squad Shep Taubs 1966
Honey West Rocky Hansen 1965
The F.B.I. Alex Drake 1965
The Big Valley Tom Lightfoot 1965
Bonanza Luke Harper 1959
Gunsmoke Tom Butler, Woody Stoner 1955
Death Valley Days Townsman 1952
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