Thursday, July 29, 2010

RIP Jerry Wills

From Western Clippings comes news that actor, stuntman Jerry Wills, son of legendary stuntman/actor Henry Wills, died July 12 in Newhall, CA. He was 63



WILLS, Jerry Dea
Born: 1/17/1947, U.S.A.
Died: 7/12/2010, Newhall, California, U.S.A.

Jerry Wills westerns – actor, stuntman, stunt coordinator, animal wrangler:
The Hight Chaparral (TV) – 1970, 1971 (Haunch, Trooper McAdam)
Blazing Saddles – 1974 [stunts]
The Cowboys – 1974 (TV) (Hiram Graff)
The Master Gunfighter – 1975 [stunts]
The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox – 1976 (Dirtwater Sheriff)
Tom Horn – 1980 (Rash)
Kenny Rogers as the Gambler (TV) – 1980 (Rufe's henchman)
The Mountain Men – 1980 [stunts]
Bronco Billy – 1980 (bank robber) [stunts]
Zorro the Gay Blade – 1981 [stunts]
Father Murphy (TV) 1981, 1982 (Clyde, cowboy)
Little House on the Prairie (TV) – 1982 (Sticks)
I Married Wyatt Earp – 1983 (Luther Walters)
North and South – 1985 [stunts]
Space Rage – 1985 [stunts]
Extreme Prejudice – 1987 [stunts]
Desperado: The Outlaw Wars (TV) – 1989 [stunts]
Desperado: Badlands Justice (TV) – 1989 [stunts]
Brotherhood of the Gun (TV) -1 991 [stunts]
Rio Diablo – 1993 [stunts]
The Last Outlaw (TV) – 1993 [stunts]
Tombstone 1993 [stunts]
Gambler V: Playing for Keeps (TV) - 1994 [stunts]
Bonanza Under Attack (TV) – 1995 [stunts]
Riders of the Purple Sage (TV) – 1996 (Oldring)
Deadman's Walk (TV) – 1996 [stunt coordinator]
The Newton Boys – 1998 [stunts]
Everything That Rises (TV) – 1998 [stunts]
The Ransome of Red Chief (TV) – 1998 [stunts]
Durnago Kids – 1999 [stunts]
Wild Wild West – 1999 [stunts]
All the Pretty Horses – 2000 [stunts]
American Outlaws – 2001[stunts]
The Last Cowboy (TV) – 2003 [stunts]
Hard Ground (TV) – 2003 [stunts]
The Legend of Zorro – 2005 [animal wrangler]
Desolation Canyon (TV) – 2006 [stunts]
Avenging Angel (TV) – 2007 [stunts]
Prairie Fever – 2008 (bank customer)

2 comments:

  1. Hi. My friend used to be close friends with Jerry Wills and his family. She was very sad to hear of his passing. Do you know what he passed away from? He was so young. Thank you so much for your help.

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  2. I worked for Jerry one summer, a long time ago, and he took me to Indian Hills for the Stuntman Competition. He was a good man and will be missed by many.

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