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Jack Starrett

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Jack Starrett (November 2, 1936 – March 27, 1989) was an American actor and film director. He is credited as Claude Ennis Starrett, Jr. in some of his films. Starrett is perhaps best known for his role as Gabby Johnson, a parody of Gabby Hayes, in the 1974 classic parody film Blazing Saddles and is also known for his role as the brutal deputy Galt in the 1982 action film First Blood. He also played the cruel foreman Swick in The River. Starrett was often typecast as a tough-talking police officer and played essentially the same character in a trio of biker films: The Born Losers (the film that introduced Billy Jack), Hells Angels on Wheels (both from 1967), and Angels from Hell (1968). He acted in another biker film, Hell's Bloody Devils (1970), and directed two more: Run, Angel, Run in 1969 and Nam's Angels (1970). Description above from the Wikipedia article Jack Starrett, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Nov 2, 1936 In Refugio, Texas
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Hells Angels on Wheels 1967-06-01
Latest Project:
Movie Nightwish 1989-12-05
Known For
Poster of Death Chase
Poster of Knight Rider
Poster of The Girls from Thunder Strip
Poster of Cry Blood Apache
Movie Nightwish Professor 1989-12-05
Movie Hollywood Heartbreak Lou Budowski 1988-01-01
Movie Death Chase Lt. MacGrew 1988-03-12
Series Wildside Unknown 1985-03-21
Series Hunter Unknown 1984-09-18
Series The A-Team Unknown 1983-01-23
Movie Grizzly II: The Concert Papas 1983-01-01
Series Knight Rider Unknown 1982-09-26
Movie First Blood Deputy Sgt. Arthur Galt 1982-10-22
Series Hill Street Blues Unknown 1981-01-15
Movie The Rose 1979-11-07
Series Big Hawaii Unknown 1977-09-21
Movie Race with the Devil Gas Station Attendant 1975-06-01
Movie Blazing Saddles Gabby Johnson 1974-02-07
Movie The Dion Brothers Gentleman Rancher (as Claude Ennis Starrett Jr.) 1974-06-16
Movie Hell's Bloody Devils Rocky 1970-01-01
Movie Cry Blood Apache The Deacon 1970-09-01
Movie The Girls from Thunder Strip Sheriff 1970-11-11
Movie The Gay Deceivers Colonel Dixon 1969-07-30
Movie Angels from Hell Bingham 1968-06-05
Movie Hells Angels on Wheels Sagt. Bingham 1967-06-01
Movie The Born Losers Deputy Fred 1967-08-18