Kermit Maynard

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Kermit Maynard
Kermit Maynard.jpg
Maynard from the 1922 Arbutus
Born (1897-09-20)September 20, 1897
Vevay, Indiana, United States
Died January 16, 1971(1971-01-16) (aged 73)
North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Resting place Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery
Other names Tex Maynard
Occupation Actor, stuntman
Years active 1927-1962
Spouse(s) Edith Jessen (married 1924-1971, his death) 1 child

Kermit Maynard (September 20, 1897 – January 16, 1971) was an American actor and stuntman. He appeared in 280 films between 1927 and 1962. He was a lookalike younger brother of actor Ken Maynard; they were frequently assumed to be identical twins. Born in Vevay, Indiana, he played college football as a lineman for the Indiana Hoosiers in the early 1920s. He died in North Hollywood, California, from a heart attack.

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1930 The Lone Defender Reverend Purdy Uncredited
1931 The Phantom of the West Peter Drake
1934 Fighting Trooper Burke
1939 The Night Riders Sheriff Chuck Pratt
1941 Billy the Kid Thad Decker
1942 The Lone Prairie Henchman with Large Hat uncredited
1942 Perils of the Royal Mounted Const. Collins
1943 Western Cyclone Ticklish Henchman Hank
1943 Beyond the Last Frontier Henchman Clyde Barton
1946 Chick Carter, Detective Williams, detective Chapter 11
1949 The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend Poker Game Onlooker Uncredited
1951 Fort Dodge Stampede Wagon Train Scout
1952 Rancho Notorious Deputy in Gunsight Uncredited
1953 The Charge at Feather River Trooper Zebulon Poinsett Uncredited
1954 Gunfighters of the Northwest Mountie August Chapters 5-8, 14, 15
1955 Wichita Man in Saloon Uncredited
1956 Blazing the Overland Trail Al
1959 Good Day for a Hanging Townsman Uncredited
1960 Toby Tyler Bit role Uncredited
1961 Pocketful of Miracles Newspaper Editor Uncredited
1962 Birdman of Alcatraz Alcatraz Captain of Guards Uncredited
Year Title Role Notes
1950 The Lone Ranger Sheriff Gilbert
Deputy Sheriff Sam
2 episodes
1951 Saturday Roundup Different role each week unknown episodes
1952 The Range Rider In episode "Jimmy the Kid"
1953 Death Valley Days Boarding House Diner 1 episode
1956 The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin Show Patron 1 episode
1957 Tales of the Texas Rangers Henchman 1 episode
1958 The Texan Barfly 1 episode
Sugarfoot Townsman 2 episode
The Californians Horseman 1 episode
1959 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp Outlaw 1 episode
Hotel de Paree Man at Saloon 1 episode
1960 Riverboat Trooper 1 episode
1961 Outlaws Juror 1 episode
1962 Tales of Wells Fargo Townsman
2 episodes, uncredited
Gunsmoke Prisoner 1 episode

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