Clint Walker Biography
Clint Walker born Norman Eugene Walker, is a retired American actor and singer. He was born on May 30, 1927 in Hartford, Illinois, to Gladys Huldah and Paul Arnold Walker.
He was born during the depression years and the family was forced to move from town to town, wherever there was work. Clint began his own wandering at the age of 16 when he quit school to work in a factory. He later worked on the local river boats, then joined the Merchant Marines at the age of 17.
After a stint in the oil fields of Brownwood, Texas, Clint moved to Long Beach, California, then on to Las Vegas, where he worked as a deputy sheriff at the Sands Hotel. There, he met many celebrities who encouraged him to try his luck in Hollywood. He did just that.
As luck would have it, Clint was quickly introduced to Cecil B. DeMille, who took a liking to him and offered him a part in his latest film, THE TEN COMMANDMENTS. Shortly thereafter, Clint was cast in the role of “Cheyenne Bodie” in the series CHEYENNE, which ran for eight years. CHEYENNE became television’s first hour-long western and established Clint as one of the new medium’s biggest stars.
When Clint decided to quit the show, he was cast in a number of films, including None But The Brave, The Great Bank Robbery, The Dirty Dozen, Send Me No Flowers, Night Of The Grizzly, Fort Dobbs, Yellowstone Kelly, and Gold Of The Seven Saints. Clint, who has a beautiful singing voice, also recorded an album of songs and ballads for Warner Bros.
After Cheyenne, Clint made another television series, Kodiak, and a number of features and movies for television, including The Bounty Man, Yuma, and Snowbeast. Then came a freak accident at Mammoth Mountain, where a ski pole pierced Clint’s heart. Two months later, he was back at work in Spain co-starring with Telly Salvalas in another western, Pancho Villa.
Since then Clint has been involved in other projects through the 90’s, such as The Gamblers Returns, a Kung Fu episode, and he joined some of his pals from The Dirty Dozen to do voices for the production of Small Soldiers. He continues to turn down roles that he feels are in bad taste, and when the right project comes along, Clint is ready to get back in front of the camera.
Clint Walker Age
He was born on May 30, 1927.
Clint Walker Twin Sister
He had a twin sister named Lucy who died in 2000.
Clint Walker Wife
Walker married Verna Garver in 1948. The marriage produced one daughter Valerie in 1950 before divorce in 1968. Valerie became one of the first female airline pilots. In 1974 Walker married Giselle Hennesy, who died in 1994. Walker then married Susan Cavallari in 1997.
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Clint Walker Children – Clint Walker’s Daughter
Clint Walker’s marriage to Verna Garver produced one daughter Valerie Walker. Valerie Walker Daughter of Clint Walker became one of the first female airline pilots.
Clint Walker Height – How Tall is Clint Walker
He stands at 6 feet, 6 inches.
Clint Walker Movies
- Ten Commandments – 1956
- Yellowstone Kelly – 1959
- Gold Of The Seven Saints – 1961
- Fort Dobbs – 1958
- Sam Whiskey – 1969
- More Dead Than Alive – 1969
- Night Of The Grizzly – 1966
- None But The Brave – 1965
- Maya – 1966
- The Great Bank Robbery – 1966
- Baker’s Hawk
- Deadly Harvest
- Send Me No Flowers – 1964
- The Dirty Dozen
- Pancho Villa – 1973
- White Buffalo – 1977
- Centennial Cameo – 1978
- Mysterious Island of Beautiful Women – 1979
- Hysterical – 1983
- Jungle Gents – 1954
- The Golden Viper – 1985
- History of Transportation In Oklahoma – Narration (on & off camera) Documentary
- The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw – 1991
- Deadly Harvest – 1977
- Snowbeast – 1977
- Killdozer – 1974
- Scream of the Wolf – 1974
- The Bounty Man – 1972
- Hardcase – 1972
- The Phynx – 1970
- Yuma – 1970