Loren Janes

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Loren Janes
Born(1931-10-01)October 1, 1931
DiedJune 24, 2017(2017-06-24) (aged 85)

Loren Janes (October 1, 1931 – June 24, 2017) was an American stuntman, notable for his work in Hollywood films, particularly those starring Steve McQueen, including Bullitt, Nevada Smith, and The Hunter.[1] He also co-founded the Stuntmen's Association of Motion Pictures in 1961. In 1956, he was the first civilian to enter the United States Olympic Trials for pentathlon; he also competed in 1964.[2] He is a member of the Hollywood Stuntmen's Hall of Fame.[3]

He also has a footnote contribution to television, having played the role of Norman Chaney on the TV series L.A. Law. In the first scene of the first episode, Chaney is found dead, though his name appears for years in the name of the law firm.

Janes died at age 85 on June 24, 2017. He was said by his family to have suffered from Alzheimer's disease.[4][5]


  1. ^ Terrill, Marshall (1993). Steve McQueen: Portrait of an American Rebel. Plexus Press. ISBN 978-1-556-11380-2.
  2. ^ "About". lorenjanes.com/. Retrieved 15 September 2015.
  3. ^ Freese, Gene Scott (April 11, 2014). Hollywood Stunt Performers, 1910s-1970s: A Biographical Dictionary (2nd ed.). McFarland. ISBN 9780786476435.
  4. ^ Daniel, David (June 26, 2017). "Loren Janes, acclaimed Hollywood stuntman, dies at 85". CNN. wicz.com. Retrieved June 27, 2017.
  5. ^ "Loren Janes, renowned Hollywood stunt performer, dies at 85". Washington Post. Retrieved 20 July 2018.

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