Biography

At various times in his life a rancher, deputy sheriff and rodeo performer, this huge, towering (6' 5") beast of a man was born George Glenn Strange in Weed, New Mexico, on August 16, 1899, but grew up a real-life cowboy in Cross Cut, Texas. Of Irish and Cherokee Indian descent, he taught himself (by ear) the fiddle and guitar at a young age and started performing at local functions as a teen. In the late 1920s, Glenn and his cousin, Taylor McPeters, better known later as the western character actor Cactus Mack, joined a radio singing group known as the "Arizona Wranglers" that toured throughout the country.

At various times in his life a rancher, deputy sheriff and rodeo performer, this huge, towering (6' 5") beast of a man was born George Glenn Strange in Weed, New Mexico, on August 16, 1899, but grew up a real-life cowboy in Cross Cut, Texas. Of Irish and Cherokee Indian descent, he taught himself (by ear) the fiddle and guitar at a young age and started performing at local functions as a teen. In the late 1920s, Glenn and his cousin, Taylor McPeters, better known later as the western character actor Cactus Mack, joined a radio singing group known as the "Arizona Wranglers" that toured throughout the country.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 166

Birthday 1899-08-16

Day of Death 1973-09-20

Place of Birth Weed, New Mexico, USA

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Also Known As

  • George Glenn Strange
  • Glen 'Peewee' Strange
  • Glen Strange
  • Peewee Strange

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2005 Committed (1 episode)
1963 Petticoat Junction (1 episode)
1963 The Adventures of the Spirit as Frankenstein Monster
1960 Thriller (1 episode)
1959 Rawhide (2 episodes)
1958 The Rifleman (6 episodes)
1958 Frontier Doctor (1 episode)
1958 Quantrill's Raiders as Todd
1957 Gunfire at Indian Gap as Matt
1957 26 Men (1 episode)
1957 Sugarfoot (1 episode)
1957 Last Stagecoach West as Sheriff
1956 The Adventures of Jim Bowie (1 episode)
1956 The Fastest Gun Alive as Sheriff in Silver Rapids (uncredited)
1955 The Vanishing American as Beleanth
1955 Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (1 episode)
1955 Gunsmoke (196 episodes)
1955 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (3 episodes)
1955 Judge Roy Bean (39 episodes)
1955 The Road to Denver as Big George
1955 Marty as Bit Role (uncredited)
1955 Buffalo Bill, Jr. (2 episodes)
1954 Abbott and Costello Meet the Creature as The Monster
1953 Escape from Fort Bravo as Sgt. Compton
1953 The Veils of Bagdad as Mik-Kel
1953 The Great Sioux Uprising as Stand Watie
1953 Born to the Saddle as Tom Roper
1953 General Electric Theater (1 episode)
1952 The Lusty Men as Rig Ferris - Foreman (uncredited)
1952 Hopalong Cassidy (1 episode)
1952 Wagons West as Marshal Jim
1952 The Legend Of The Lone Ranger as Butch Cavendish
1951 Texas Carnival as Tex Hodgkins
1951 The Adventures of Kit Carson (2 episodes)
1951 Double Crossbones as Capt. Ben Avery
1951 Comin' Round the Mountain as Devil Dan Winfield
1950 Comanche Territory as Big Joe
1949 Master Minds as Atlas the Monster
1949 The Gal Who Took the West as Lee Cowhand
1949 Roll, Thunder, Roll! as Ace Hanlon
1949 Enter the Lone Ranger as Butch Cavendish
1948 Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein as The Frankenstein Monster
1948 The Gallant Legion as Renegade
1947 The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap as Lefty
1945 House of Dracula as The Frankenstein Monster
1945 Renegades of the Rio Grande as Bart Drummond
1944 House of Frankenstein as Frankenstein Monster
1944 Harmony Trail as Marshal Taylor
1944 Alaska as Miner (as Glen Strange)
1944 Trail to Gunsight as Duke Ellis, Gang Leader
1944 San Antonio Kid as Frank 'Ace' Hanlon
1944 Silver City Kid as Henchman Garvey
1944 Forty Thieves as Ike Simmons
1944 Sonora Stagecoach as Paul Kenton
1944 The Contender as Biff Benham
1944 Valley Of Vengeance as Marshal Barker
1944 The Monster Maker as Giant
1943 The Woman of the Town as Walker
1943 Death Valley Rangers as The Marshall
1943 False Colors as Sonora
1943 Bullets and Saddles as Jack Hammond (as Glen Strange)
1943 The Return of the Rangers as Frank Martin
1943 Arizona Trail as Henchman Matt
1943 The Kansan as 2nd Gate Guard
1943 Black Market Rustlers as Corbin (as Glen Strange)
1943 Cattle Stampede as Boss Coulter
1943 Action in the North Atlantic as Jake
1943 The Black Raven as Andy
1943 The Desperadoes as Lem - Jack's Gang Member (uncredited)
1943 Mission to Moscow as Southerner in Montage
1943 Western Cyclone as Dirk Randall
1943 Wild Horse Stampede as Henchman Tip
1943 Haunted Ranch as Rance Austin (as Glen Strange)
1943 The Kid Rides Again as Henchman Tom Slade
1942 Little Joe, the Wrangler as Banker Jeff Corey
1942 Overland Stagecoach as Harlen Kent
1942 Bandit Ranger as Frank Curtis
1942 Texas Trouble Shooters as Roger Denby
1942 Come on Danger as Henchman Sloan
1942 Down Texas Way as Sheriff Trump
1942 Romance on the Range as Stokes, Henchman
1942 The Mad Monster as Petro
1942 The Spoilers as Deputy
1942 Boot Hill Bandits as The Maverick
1942 Rolling Down the Great Divide as Joe Duncan
1942 Sunset on the Desert as Deputy Louie Meade
1942 Billy the Kid Trapped as Boss Stanton
1942 Raiders of the West as Hank Reynolds
1942 Western Mail as Sheriff Big Bill Collins
1942 Stagecoach Buckaroo as Henchman Bill
1942 The Lone Rider and the Bandit as Luke Miller
1941 Dude Cowboy as Henchman Krinkle
1941 Billy The Kid's Round-Up as Vic Landreau
1941 Lone Star Law Men as Marshal Scott (as Glen Strange)
1941 Go West, Young Lady as Townsman
1941 Arizona Cyclone as Roy Jessup
1941 The Driftin' Kid as Jeff Payson (as Glen Strange)
1941 The Bandit Trail as Idaho
1941 Billy The Kid Wanted as Matt Brawley (as Glen Strange)
1941 Badlands Of Dakota as Bob Russell
1941 Westward Ho-Hum
1941 Wide Open Town as Henchman Ed Stark
1941 Fugitive Valley as Gray
1941 Riders of Death Valley as Tex, a Benton Rider
1941 Saddlemates as Little Bear
1941 The Kid's Last Ride as Bart Gill / Ike Breeden
1940 The Fargo Kid as Sheriff Dave
1940 Three Men From Texas as Stokes
1940 Wagon Train as Stagecoach driver
1940 Triple Justice as Frank Wiley
1940 Wyoming as Bill Smalley - Henchman
1940 The Cowboy from Sundown as Bret Stockton
1940 Stage to Chino as Bill Hoagland
1940 Pals of the Silver Sage as Vic Insley
1940 Dark Command as Tough Yankee #1
1940 Rhythm of the Rio Grande as Sheriff Hays (as Glen Strange)
1940 Teddy The Rough Rider as Jim Rawlins
1940 Pioneer Days as Sheriff
1939 Days of Jesse James as Cole Younger
1939 The Llano Kid as Henderson
1939 Overland Mail as Sheriff Dawson
1939 Law of the Pampas as Slim Schultz
1939 Range War as Sheriff
1939 Oklahoma Terror as Ross Haddon
1939 The Fighting Gringo as Rance Potter
1939 Across the Plains as Jeff Masters
1939 The Night Riders as Angry Riverboat Gambler
1939 Rough Riders' Round-up as Boggs
1939 The Lone Ranger Rides Again as Raider Thorne
1939 Sunset Trail as Bouncer
1939 The Phantom Stage as Sheriff
1939 Arizona Legion as George Kirby
1938 The Mysterious Rider as Henchman Cramer
1938 The Mexicali Kid as Foreman Jed
1938 In Old Mexico as Henchman Burke
1938 Pride of the West as Henchman Saunders
1938 Six Shootin' Sheriff as Kendal Henchman
1938 Air Devils as Messenger
1938 Whirlwind Horseman as Henchman Bull
1938 The Last Stand
1938 Border Wolves as Deputy Joe O'Connell
1938 The Painted Trail as Sheriff Ed
1938 The Spy Ring as The 'Champ'
1937 The Devil's Saddle Legion as Pewee
1937 Empty Holsters as Tex Roberts
1937 Blazing Sixes as Peewee
1937 The Cherokee Strip as Harry, Fiddle Player and Band Leader
1937 Land Beyond the Law as Bandy Malarkey
1937 Arizona Days as Henchman Pete
1937 Guns of the Pecos as Wedding Groom / Rustler
1936 California Mail as Henchman Bud
1936 The Sunday Round-Up as Master of Ceremonies
1936 Flash Gordon as Gocko/Robot/Soldier
1936 Trailin' West as Henchman Tim / Trooper
1936 Avenging Waters as Henchman Jake
1935 The Law of 45's as Monte
1935 Lawless Range as Burn's Henchman
1935 Moonlight on the Prairie as Stew-Bum - Henchman with Pete
1935 Westward Ho as Carter - Singing Rider
1935 Cyclone of the Saddle as Singer / Fiddler / Townsman
1934 The Man from Hell as Singer
1933 The Thrill Hunter as Studio Western Cowboy
1932 Ride Him, Cowboy as Hawk Henchman (uncredited)
1932 The Hurricane Express as Jim
1931 Cavalier of the West as Trooper
1931 Wild Horse as Cowboy Who Refuses to Ride

Crew

1932 Ride Him, Cowboy Stunts

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