Lane Caudell

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Lane Caudell
Born (1952-04-25) April 25, 1952 (age 67)
EducationAsheboro High School
OccupationActor, singer-songwriter, music publisher
Years active1972–present
Spouse(s)Mo Lauren
ChildrenLane Toran

Lane Caudell (born April 25, 1952) is an American actor and singer-songwriter who is best known for his roles in the films Goodbye, Franklin High, Hanging on a Star and for playing Woody King on the NBC daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives (1982–1983).

Caudell currently works as a music publisher for Cauley Music Group in Nashville, Tennessee.[1] He is the father of actor-musician Lane Toran.


Film and television[edit]

Caudell had roles several minor films for the teenage market in the 1970s, including the lead role in the musical film Hanging on a Star, in which "a big rubbery Lane Caudell arises on a swampy stage and sings in a bubblingly oily voice."[2] Caudell had the starring role in The Archer, a fantasy with swords and sorcerers.[3] Caudell's character, Toran of the Hawk Clan, has been framed for the murder of his father, Chief Brakus.[4]

Hal Erickson praised his performance in Goodbye, Franklin High."[5]

In her 1987 memoir Confessions of a Groupie: I'm with the Band, Pamela Des Barres describes Caudell as having given up show business, "after playing a caveman in a TV movie and a brief stint on Days of Our Lives."[6]

Year Title Role Notes
1977 Satan's Cheerleaders Stevie Feature film
1978 Goodbye, Franklin High Will Armer Feature film
1978 Hanging on a Star[2] Jeff Martin Feature film
1979 Good Ol' Boys Cooter TV pilot episode
1980 Battles: The Murder That Wouldn't Die Joe "Deacon" Johnson TV film
1981 The Archer: Fugitive from the Empire Toran of Malveel TV film
1982–1983 Days of Our Lives[7] Woody King Daytime serial


Year Title Song performed
1976 Sasquatch, the Legend of Bigfoot "High in the Mountains"
1978 Buffalo Rider "The Life and Legend of Buffalo Jones"
1993 Fire in the Sky "Guest of Honor"



Year Title Label
1978 Hanging on a Star MCA Records
1979 Midnight Hunter MCA Records


Year Title Label
1972 "Let Our Love Ride" Capitol Records
1973 "Should I Care" Metromedia Records
1973 "Play On, Play On" Capitol Records
1974 "Alabama Boy" Private Stock Records
1978 "Those Eyes" MCA Records
1978 "Hanging on a Star" MCA Records
1979 "Love, Hit and Run" MCA Records


  1. ^ "Bob's got 'dibs'". The Courier-Tribune. 5 March 2016. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  2. ^ a b Scott, Jay (5 September 1978). "MOVIES A MONSTROUS TRIPLE BILL (film review)". Globe and Mail. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  3. ^ Riches, Hester (8 April 1981). "TV pilots: airborne or stillborn?". Globe and Mail. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  4. ^ Worley, Alec (2005). Empires of the Imagination: A Critical Survey of Fantasy Cinema from Georges Méliès to The Lord of the Rings. MacFarland. p. 195. ISBN 9780786423248.
  5. ^ Erickson, Hal (2016). The Baseball Filmography, 1915 through 2001, 2d ed. McFarland. p. 218. ISBN 978-1476607856. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  6. ^ Des Barres, Pamela (1987). I'm With the Band: confessions of a Groupie. ISBN 9781787590755. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  7. ^ Russell, Maureen (2015). Days of Our Lives: A Complete History of the Long-Running Soap Opera. MacFarland. p. 206. ISBN 9780786486519. Retrieved 13 January 2019.

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