Chuck Courtney (actor)

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Chuck Courtney
Charles T. Courtney Jr.

(1930-07-23)July 23, 1930
DiedJanuary 20, 2000(2000-01-20) (aged 69)
OccupationActor, stuntman
Years active1950–1991

Charles T. Courtney Jr. (July 23, 1930 – January 20, 2000) was an American actor and stuntman perhaps best known for his portrayal of Dan Reid Jr., the Lone Ranger's nephew, in the television version of The Lone Ranger.

Courtney's mother, Elizabeth Courtney, was a costume designer at Columbia.[1]

Courtney first played Reid in The Lone Ranger in 1950. Between then and 1955, he made 13 more appearances in that role.[2] He appeared in films and television series' such as The Virginian, Pet Sematary, The Wild Wild West, Rio Lobo, Wagon Train, The Cowboys, Billy the Kid Versus Dracula and Star Trek.[3][4]

On January 20, 2000, Courtney died at his home as the result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.[1]


  1. ^ a b Lentz, Harris M. III (2001). Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2000: Film, Television, Radio, Theatre, Dance, Music, Cartoons and Pop Culture. McFarland. pp. 52–53. ISBN 9780786410248. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  2. ^ Andreychuk, Ed (2018). The Lone Ranger on Radio, Film and Television. McFarland. p. 85. ISBN 9780786499724. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  3. ^ Jensen, Steve. "Chuck Courtney, The Lone Ranger's Nephew".
  4. ^ Hans J. Wollstein. "Chuck Courtney". AllMovie. Retrieved 2018-06-01.

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