Freddie Joe Farnsworth

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Freddie Joe Farnsworth
Born March 26, 1968
Muncie, Indiana

Freddie Joe Farnsworth (born March 26, 1968) is an American stunt performer/co-ordinator, actor and military advisor in the television and motion picture industries.

His credits include acting roles in Spy Game, "Band of Brothers," and Rules of Engagement, stunt double for Max Martini in "The Unit" and military advisor for Oliver Stone's Alexander.

Life and career[edit]

Farnsworth was born in Muncie, Indiana, and grew up in Pinedale, Wyoming, the son of Win and Brenda Farnsworth. He joined the United States Marine Corps (USMC) in May 1985 and was stationed with 1st Battalion 7th Marines (nicknamed First Team) until July 1991, serving in both Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He then went to Marine Combat Training at Camp Pendleton as a troop handler and a weapons and tactical instructor. In December 1994 he received an honorable discharge as a Sergeant.

Upon leaving the Marine Corps, Farnsworth returned to Casper, Wyoming and was working as a truck driver and in sales for Butane Power and Equipment Co. when in April 1996 he began work as a technical advisor on Starship Troopers and began his association with Dale Dye's company Warriors Inc., a military advisory service for filmmakers.

He was also an International Professional Rodeo Association (IPRA) bareback and saddle bronco, "Western" and "English" horseman, which led to his work on Rough Riders and Alexander.

In November 2004 Farnsworth was interviewed for "Live Wire," James Watson and Adela Munro's show on Glamorgan University's GTfm radio station.

He now lives in Los Angeles and is technical adviser and stuntman for Raliegh Wilson's Stunt Grunts Inc., a community of stuntmen and stunt coordinators. His most recent work was acting in the World War II television drama mini-series "The Pacific", produced by HBO.

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