Bob Yerkes

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Bob Yerkes
Born Brayton Walter Yerkes
(1932-02-11) February 11, 1932 (age 85)
Nationality American
Occupation Stuntman

Bob Yerkes (born Brayton Walter Yerkes on February 11, 1932) is an American stuntman.[1][2][3] Beginning a life of acrobatics in the circus at the age of 15, Yerkes went on to work as a stuntman in such films as Back to the Future, Return of the Jedi, and Hook. Yerkes currently hosts stunt training days, on an invitation-only basis at his home in Los Angeles.


Year Film Role
1948 Julia Misbehaves Stunts
1954 The Silver Chalice Stunts, Actor
1956 Trapeze Stunts
1959 The Big Circus Actor [Uncredited], Technical Advisor
1970 Airport Stunts
1974 Airport 1975 Stunts
1974 Earthquake Stunts
1974 The Towering Inferno Stunts
1975 Breakout Stunts
1983 Return of the Jedi Stunts
1984 Ghostbusters Stunts
1986 Ferris Bueller's Day Off Stunts
1988 Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Stunts
1989 Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Stunts
1990 Back to the Future Part III Stunts
1993 Robin Hood: Men in Tights Stunts
1995 Batman Forever Technical Advisor
1999 Magnolia Stunts
2002 Adaptation Actor [Charles Darwin]
2006 Poseidon Stunts
2009 Angels & Demons Actor [Cardinal Guidera]
2009 The Butterfly Circus Actor [Poppy]
2009 Up in the Air Executive Producer


  1. ^ "He falls for scripture". Los Angeles Times. February 19, 1977. 
  2. ^ "But the elephant missed it". Los Angeles Times. August 10, 1977. 
  3. ^ "Stuntman Bob Yerkes talks about his dangerous profession". Chicago Tribune. January 6, 1985.