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Jack Elam

William Scott "Jack" Elam was an American film and television actor best known for his numerous roles as villain in Western films and, later in his career, comedies (sometimes spoofing his villainous image). 

Elam starred as J. D. in the TV series, "The Dakotas." He was a veteran of many TV and motion pictures roles. He drew widespread critical acclaim for his film portrayals of Horseface in "The Comancheros" and of Cheesecake in "Pocketful of Miracles." His other movie credits include "The Last Sunset," "Edge of Eternity " and "The Gun Runners."

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Home Improvement (1991)
Guest starring as Hick Peterson
Easy Street (1986)
Starring as Uncle Alvin 'Bully' Stevenson (22 episodes)
Detective in the House (1985)
Starring as Nick Turner
Struck by Lightning (1979)
Starring as Frank (11 episodes)
Phyllis (1975)
Guest starring as Van Horn (3 episodes)
The Texas Wheelers (1974)
Starring as Zack Wheeler (2 episodes)
Alias Smith and Jones (1971)
Guest starring as Boot Coby
F Troop (1965)
Guest starring as Sam Urp
Temple Houston (1963)
Starring as George Taggart (16 episodes)
The Dakotas (1963)
Starring as Deputy J.D. Smith
Klondike (1960)
Guest starring as Eli Roper
Mr. Lucky (1959)
Guest starring as Phil Bricker
The Untouchables (1959)
Guest starring as Stan Wilinski
Guest starring as Nick Bravo
The Twilight Zone (1959)
Guest starring as Avery
Rawhide (1959)
Guest starring as Turkey Creek Jack Johnson
Lawman (1958)
Guest starring as Paul Henry
Guest starring as Herm Forrest
Guest starring as Spence
The Rifleman (1958)
Guest starring as the squire
Guest starring as Gavin Martin
  • Episode 2x05: Tension (Oct 27, 1959)
The Texan (1958)
Guest starring as Luke Watson
Tombstone Territory (1957)
Guest starring as Wally Jobe
Zorro (1957)
Guest starring as Gomez (3 episodes)
The Restless Gun (1957)
Guest starring as Tony Molinor
Wagon Train (1957)
Guest starring as Charlie Otis
Have Gun, Will Travel (1957)
Guest starring as Arnold Shaffner
Guest starring as Joe Gage
Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre (1956)
Guest starring as Hock Ellis
Screen Directors Playhouse (1955)
Guest starring as Shanks
Cheyenne (1955)
Guest starring as Deputy J.D. Smith
Gunsmoke (1955)
Guest starring as Jim Barrett (2 episodes)
Guest starring as Dolph Quince
Guest starring as Clint Dodie
Guest starring as Steed
  • Episode 5x08: Saludos (Oct 31, 1959)
Guest starring as Pack Landers
Guest starring as Hector
Guest starring as Titus Spangler
Guest starring as Lucas Murdoch
  • Episode 16x20: Murdoch (Feb 8, 1971)
Guest starring as Del Ordman
  • Episode 11x09: Malachi (Nov 13, 1965)
Guest starring as Ben
The Wonderful World of Disney (1954)
Guest starring as Sheriff (2 episodes)
The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (1954)
Guest starring as Shields
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