Buddy Joe Hooker
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|Buddy Joe Hooker|
30 May 1942 |
|Occupation||Actor, second unit director, stunt man|
Buddy Joe Hooker (born May 30, 1942) is a Hollywood actor, second unit director, stunt man and stunt coordinator. He is most famous for his expertise in designing and performing vehicle stunts for movies and television.
His film credits show involvement in over 150 productions. Some of his projects include: Blazing Saddles, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Hooper, Sharky's Machine, To Live and Die In L.A., Rambo: First Blood, Octopussy, The Right Stuff, Scarface, Against All Odds, Gardens of Stone, Lethal Weapon 2, Lethal Weapon 3, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Days of Thunder, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Grindhouse (Death Proof), Righteous Kill and many others. He is also a member of the Hollywood Stuntmen's Hall Of Fame.
- A fictional account of his life is presented in the 1978 feature film Hooper, starring Burt Reynolds. In the film, Hooker actually performed stunts for both Reynolds and Jan-Michael Vincent.