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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).

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​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).

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 49

Birthday 1936-11-02

Day of Death 1989-03-27

Place of Birth Refugio, Texas

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Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1989 Nightwish as Professor
1989 Family Reunion as Charlie
1988 Brothers in Arms as Father
1988 Death Chase as Lt. MacGrew
1988 Hollywood Heartbreak as Lou Budowski
1985 Wildside (1 episode)
1984 Hunter (2 episodes)
1983 The A-Team (1 episode) as Wade Blackburn
1983 Grizzly II: The Concert as Papas
1982 First Blood as Deputy Sgt. Arthur Galt
1982 Knight Rider (1 episode) as Sheriff (1 episode) as Lt. George Barth (1 episode) as Hagen
1981 Hill Street Blues (1 episode)
1979 The Rose
1977 Big Hawaii (1 episode)
1977 Nowhere to Hide as Gus
1976 A Small Town in Texas as Buford Tyler
1975 Race with the Devil as Gas Station Attendant
1974 The Dion Brothers as Gentleman Rancher (as Claude Ennis Starrett Jr.)
1974 Blazing Saddles as Gabby Johnson
1970 The Girls from Thunder Strip as Sheriff
1970 Cry Blood Apache as The Deacon
1970 Hell's Bloody Devils as Rocky
1969 The Gay Deceivers as Colonel Dixon
1968 Angels from Hell as Bingham
1967 The Born Losers as Deputy Fred
1967 Hells Angels on Wheels as Sagt. Bingham

Directing

1982 Kiss My Grits Director
1981 Hill Street Blues (1 episode)Director
1981 Treachery and Greed on the Planet of the Apes Director
1980 Beyond Westworld (1 episode)Director
1979 Paris (1 episode)Director
1979 A Man Called Sloane (1 episode)Director
1979 Eischied (1 episode)Director
1979 The Survival of Dana Director
1979 Mr. Horn Director
1978 Thaddeus Rose and Eddie Director
1977 What Really Happened To the Class Of '65? (1 episode)Director
1977 Final Chapter: Walking Tall Director
1977 Nowhere to Hide Director
1976 Hollywood Man Director
1976 A Small Town in Texas Director
1975 Starsky & Hutch (2 episodes)Director
1975 Race with the Devil Director
1974 Planet of the Apes (1 episode)Director
1974 The Dion Brothers Director
1973 Cleopatra Jones Director
1972 Slaughter Director
1972 The Strange Vengeance of Rosalie Director
1972 Roger & Harry: The Mitera Target Director
1970 Night Chase Director
1970 Cry Blood Apache Director
1970 The Losers Director
1969 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (1 episode)Director
1969 Run, Angel, Run! Director

Editing

1969 The Gun Runner Editor

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