Warren Oates

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Warren Mercer Oates was an American actor best known for his performances in several films directed by Sam Peckinpah, including The Wild Bunch (1969) and Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974). He starred in numerous films during the early 1970s that have since achieved cult status, such as The Hired Hand (1971), Two-Lane Blacktop (1971), and Race with the Devil (1975). read more

Warren Mercer Oates was an American actor best known for his performances in several films directed by Sam Peckinpah, including The Wild Bunch (1969) and Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974). He starred in numerous films during the early 1970s that have since achieved cult status, such as The Hired Hand (1971), Two-Lane Blacktop (1971), and Race with the Devil (1975). Oates also portrayed John Dillinger in the biopic Dillinger (1973) and as the supporting character U.S. Army Sergeant Hulka in the military comedy Stripes (1981). Another notable appearance was in the classic New Zealand film Sleeping Dogs (1977), in which he played the commander of the American forces in the country.

Birth Name

Warren Mercer Oates

Born

Thursday, 05 July 1928

Died

Saturday, 03 April 1982

Actor Filmography

Sam Peckinpah's West: Legacy of a Hollywood Renegade Himself (archive footage) 2004
American Masters Himself (archive footage) 1986
Tough Enough James Neese 1983
Blue Thunder Capt. Jack Braddock 1983
The Blue and the Gray Preacher / Maj. Welles 1982
The Border Red 1982
Stripes Sgt. Hulka 1981
East of Eden Cyrus Trask 1981
Baby Comes Home Michael Kramer 1980
1941 Col. 'Madman' Maddox 1979
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

Sam Peckinpah's West: Legacy of a Hollywood Renegade Himself (archive footage) 2004
American Masters Himself (archive footage) 1986
Tough Enough James Neese 1983
Blue Thunder Capt. Jack Braddock 1983
The Blue and the Gray Preacher / Maj. Welles 1982
The Border Red 1982
Stripes Sgt. Hulka 1981
East of Eden Cyrus Trask 1981
Baby Comes Home Michael Kramer 1980
1941 Col. 'Madman' Maddox 1979
Tales of the Unexpected Harry 1979
The Brink's Job Specs O'Keefe 1978
China 9, Liberty 37 Matthew Sebanek 1978
True Grit: A Further Adventure Reuban J. 'Rooster' Cogburn 1978
Black Beauty Jerry Barker 1978
Sleeping Dogs Col. Willoughby 1977
Prime Time Celebrity Sportsman 1977
America at the Movies Henry Hammond (archive footage) 1976
Drum Hammond Maxwell 1976
Dixie Dynamite Mack 1976
92 In The Shade Nichol Dance 1975
Race With The Devil Frank Stewart 1975
Rancho Deluxe Harmonica Player in Bar 1975
Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia Bennie 1974
Cockfighter Frank Mansfield 1974
The White Dawn Billy 1974
Badlands Father 1973
Dillinger John Dillinger 1973
Kid Blue Reese Ford 1973
Police Story Richey Neptune 1973
Tom Sawyer Muff Potter 1973
The Thief Who Came to Dinner Dave Reilly 1973
Chandler Chandler 1971
The Reluctant Heroes Cpl. Leroy Sprague 1971
The Hired Hand Arch Harris 1971
Two-Lane Blacktop G.T.O 1971
There Was a Crooked Man... Floyd Moon 1970
Barquero Remy 1970
The Movie Murderer Alfred Fisher 1970
The Wild Bunch Lyle Gorch 1969
Smith! Walter Charlie 1969
The Split Marty Gough 1968
Lancer Drago, Sheriff Val Crawford 1968
The Name of the Game Lew Weatherford / John Weatherford 1968
Cimarron Strip Mobeetie 1967
Dundee and the Culhane Lafe Doolin 1967
In The Heat Of The Night Sam Wood 1967
Welcome to Hard Times Leo Jenks 1967
The Shooting Willett Gashade 1966
Return Of The Seven Colbee 1966
Iron Horse Hode Avery 1966
Shane Kemp Spicer 1966
The Monroes Nick Beresford 1966
The F.B.I. Richie Billings 1965
The Big Valley Duke, Korby Kyles 1965
Lost in Space Jimmy Hapgood 1965
A Man Called Shenandoah Sergeant Ryder 1965
Run for Your Life Deputy Potter 1965
Major Dundee O. W. Hadley 1965
Branded Pierce / Frank 1965
The Rounders Harley Williams 1965
The Reporter Mickroe 1964
Slattery's People Eugene Henson, Stu Burns 1964
12 O'Clock High Lt. Col. Jerry Troper 1964
Mail Order Bride Jace 1964
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Joe Grover 1963
The Fugitive Hanes McClure, Herbie Grant 1963
The Outer Limits Reese Fowler 1963
The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters Eldon Bishop 1963
Combat! Pvt. James Stark 1962
Stoney Burke Ves Painter 1962
The Virginian Bowers, Buxton, Corbie, Roy Judd 1962
Hero's Island Wayte Giddens 1962
Ride The High Country Henry Hammond 1962
Target: The Corruptors! Billy Joe 1961
The Dick Powell Theatre Bruno 1961
The Case of the Dangerous Robin 1960
Stagecoach West Billy Joe, Tom Lochlin, Trooper Haig 1960
Michael Shayne Frank Hobbes 1960
The Westerner Drunk 1960
Outlaws Bill Hooton 1960
Thriller Benny, Hugo Wheeler 1960
Wrangler Shep Martin 1960
Tate Cowpoke 1960
Private Property Boots 1960
The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond Eddie Diamond 1960
Yellowstone Kelly Corporal 1959
Hawaiian Eye Al 1959
The Rebel Troy Armbruster 1959
Hotel de Paree Charlie Aiken 1959
The Twilight Zone CPL Richard Langsford, Jeep Driver 1959
Johnny Ringo Burt Scanlon 1959
Laramie Pete Dixson 1959
Bonanza Paul Magruder 1959
The Lawless Years Charlie Brown 1959
The Untouchables Artie Krebs 1959
Black Saddle Deputy Simms 1959
Rawhide Charlie 'Rabbit' Waters, Jesse Gufler, Marco, Weed 1959
77 Sunset Strip Dink Strahman, Orville 1958
Bat Masterson Cat Crail, Sonny Parsons 1958
Lawman Al May 1958
The Rough Riders Frank Day 1958
The Rifleman Andrew Sheltin, Jud Malakie, Marty Ryan, Santos, Willie Breen 1958
Rescue 8 Pete 1958
Bronco Pvt. Hurd Maple 1958
Wanted: Dead or Alive Billy Clegg, Clem Robinson, George Aswell, Jesse Cox 1958
Buckskin Charlie 1958
Tombstone Territory Bob Pickett, Joe Clinton, Vic Reel 1957
Trackdown Deputy Norvil (as Warren M. Oates), Kelly Hooker, Lute Borden 1957
Wagon Train Private Silas Carpenter 1957
Have Gun - Will Travel Harrison, John Bosworth 1957
Tales of Wells Fargo Bowie 1957
Playhouse 90 Ted Ryan 1956
Gunsmoke Al Tresh, Chris Kelly, Deke Bassop, Jed Hakes, Jep Galloway, Lafe, Seth Pickett, Speeler, Sweet Billy, Tate Crocker 1955
The Magical World of Disney John Blythe 1954
The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin Deke 1954
The United States Steel Hour Private Lear 1953
Beat the Clock 1950
The Big Story Danny, as an Adult 1949
Studio One in Hollywood Second Card Player 1948
Kraft Theatre Milkman 1947
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