Biography

Paul Fix (March 13, 1901, Dobbs Ferry, New York – October 14, 1983, Los Angeles, California) was an American film and television character actor, best known for his work in westerns. Fix appeared in more than a hundred movies and dozens of television shows over a 56-year career spanning from 1925 to 1981. In the 1950s, Fix was best known for portraying Marshal Micah Torrance alongside Chuck Connors in The Rifleman.

Paul Fix died October 14, 1983, Los Angeles, California, of kidney failure. He was survived by his daughter Marilyn Carey and son-in-law Harry "Dobe" Carey, three grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Supposedly Fix taught John Wayne -- a lifelong friend -- his famous and distinctive "rolling walk" when Wayne was starting out in the business. He wanted something to set him apart, so Fix suggested the rolling gait that became his trademark.

Paul Fix (March 13, 1901, Dobbs Ferry, New York – October 14, 1983, Los Angeles, California) was an American film and television character actor, best known for his work in westerns. Fix appeared in more than a hundred movies and dozens of television shows over a 56-year career spanning from 1925 to 1981. In the 1950s, Fix was best known for portraying Marshal Micah Torrance alongside Chuck Connors in The Rifleman.

Paul Fix died October 14, 1983, Los Angeles, California, of kidney failure. He was survived by his daughter Marilyn Carey and son-in-law Harry "Dobe" Carey, three grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Supposedly Fix taught John Wayne -- a lifelong friend -- his famous and distinctive "rolling walk" when Wayne was starting out in the business. He wanted something to set him apart, so Fix suggested the rolling gait that became his trademark.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 233

Birthday 1901-03-13

Day of Death 1983-10-14

Place of Birth Dobbs Ferry, New York, USA

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Also Known As

  • Peter Paul Fix
  • Paul P. Fix
  • Peter Fix

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1979 Wanda Nevada as Texas Curly
1978 Battlestar Galactica (1 episode) as Kronus
1977 Grayeagle as Running Wolf
1977 The City as Jed Haynes
1976 Quincy, M.E. (1 episode)
1976 How the West Was Won (2 episodes)
1974 The Six Million Dollar Man (1 episode) as Joe Taylor
1973 Doc Elliot (1 episode)
1973 Cahill U.S. Marshal as Old Man
1973 Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid as Pete Maxwell
1972 Night of the Lepus as Sheriff Cody
1972 The Streets of San Francisco (2 episodes)
1972 The Waltons (2 episodes)
1972 Emergency! (2 episodes)
1971 Something Big as Chief Yellow Sun
1971 Shoot Out as Brakeman
1971 Alias Smith and Jones (3 episodes)
1970 Dirty Dingus Magee as Crazy Blanket (Anna's father)
1970 Zabriskie Point as Cafe Owner
1969 Secrets of the Pirate's Inn as Vern Padgett
1969 Young Billy Young as Charlie
1969 The Undefeated as General Joe Masters
1968 The Outcasts (1 episode)
1968 Here's Lucy (1 episode)
1968 Land of the Giants (2 episodes) as Dr. Brulle
1968 Day of the Evil Gun as Sheriff Kelso
1967 Mannix (1 episode)
1967 The High Chaparral (2 episodes)
1967 Judd for the Defense (1 episode)
1967 The Guns of Will Sonnett (2 episodes)
1967 El Dorado as Dr. Miller
1967 Welcome to Hard Times as Major Munn
1967 Ironside (1 episode)
1967 Winchester '73 as Ben McAdam
1966 Family Affair (1 episode)
1966 Time Tunnel (1 episode)
1966 Star Trek (1 episode) as Dr. Piper
1966 Incident at Phantom Hill as General Hood
1966 An Eye for an Eye as Brian Quince
1966 Nevada Smith as Sheriff Bonnell
1966 Ride Beyond Vengeance as Hanley
1965 The F.B.I. (4 episodes)
1965 The Wild Wild West (1 episode)
1965 The Big Valley (3 episodes)
1965 Run for Your Life (1 episode)
1965 The Sons of Katie Elder as Sheriff Billy Wilson
1965 Shenandoah as Dr. Tom Witherspoon
1965 Baby the Rain Must Fall as Juge Ewing
1964 Profiles in Courage (1 episode)
1964 The Outrage as Indian
1964 Daniel Boone (3 episodes)
1964 Mail Order Bride as Sheriff Jess Linley
1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1 episode)
1963 The Fugitive (1 episode)
1962 To Kill a Mockingbird as Judge John Taylor
1962 The Virginian (2 episodes)
1962 Sam Benedict (1 episode)
1960 The Andy Griffith Show (1 episode)
1959 The Twilight Zone (1 episode)
1959 Law of the Plainsman (1 episode)
1959 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (1 episode)
1959 Riverboat (1 episode)
1959 Rawhide (1 episode)
1959 Guns Girls and Gangsters as Lou Largo
1958 Lawman (1 episode)
1958 The Rifleman (2 episodes)
1958 The Texan (1 episode)
1958 Bronco (1 episode)
1958 Lafayette Escadrille as U.S. General
1958 The Notorious Mr. Monks as Benjamin Monks
1957 Man in the Shadow as Herb Parker
1957 Jet Pilot as Maj. Rexford
1957 The Court of Last Resort (1 episode)
1957 The Devil's Hairpin as Doc Addams
1957 Perry Mason (5 episodes)
1957 Sugarfoot (1 episode)
1957 Have Gun – Will Travel (1 episode)
1957 Night Passage as Mr. Feeney
1956 Stagecoach To Fury as Tim O'Connors
1956 Man in the Vault as Herbie
1956 Giant as Dr. Horace Lynnton
1956 Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater (2 episodes)
1956 Wire Service (1 episode)
1956 Toward the Unknown as Lt. Gen. Bryan Shelby
1956 The Bad Seed as Richard Bravo
1956 Santiago as Trasker
1956 Star in the Dust as Mike MacNamara
1955 Blood Alley as Mr. Tso
1955 Gunsmoke (6 episodes)
1955 The Sea Chase as Max Heinz
1955 Top Of The World as Maj. George French
1954 Lassie (1 episode)
1954 The High and the Mighty as Frank Briscoe
1954 Johnny Guitar as Eddie
1953 Hondo as Major Sherry
1953 Island in the Sky as Wally Miller
1953 Devil's Canyon as Prison Guard
1953 Star of Texas as Luke Andrews
1952 The Abbott and Costello Show (1 episode)
1952 Ride the Man Down as Ray Cavanaugh
1952 Cavalcade of America (1 episode)
1952 Adventures of Superman (2 episodes)
1952 Denver and Rio Grande as Engineer Moynihan
1952 Fair Wind to Java as Wilson
1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1 episode)
1951 Racket Squad (1 episode)
1950 California Passage as Whalen
1950 Surrender as Deputy Williams
1949 Fighting Man of the Plains as Yancey
1949 She Wore a Yellow Ribbon as Gunrunner (uncredited)
1949 The Fighting Kentuckian as Beau Merritt
1949 Hellfire as Dusty Stoner
1948 Wake of the Red Witch as Antonio 'Ripper' Arrezo
1948 Force of Evil as Bill Ficco
1948 The Plunderers as Calico
1948 Angel in Exile as Carl Spitz
1948 Red River as Teeler Yacey
1947 Tycoon as Joe
1947 Angel and the Badman as Mouse Marr (uncredited)
1945 Dakota as Carp
1945 Back to Bataan as Bindle Jackson
1945 Flame of Barbary Coast as Calico Jim
1945 Grissly's Millions as Lewis Bentley
1944 Tall in the Saddle as Bob Clews
1944 The Fighting Seabees as Ding Jacobs
1943 War of the Wildcats as Cherokee Kid
1943 The Unknown Guest as Fain
1943 Captive Wild Woman as Gruen, the handler
1943 Bombardier as Big Guy - Spy
1942 Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon as Mueller
1942 Mug Town as Marco
1942 Pittsburgh as Burnside (mine operator)
1942 That Other Woman as Nick
1942 Hitler- Dead or Alive as Joe 'The Book' Conway
1942 Highways by Night as Gabby
1942 Escape from Crime as Dude Merrill
1942 Alias Boston Blackie as Steve Caveroni
1942 Sleepytime Gal as Johnny Gatto
1942 South of Santa Fe as Joe Keenan / Harmon
1941 A Missouri Outlaw as Mark Roberts
1941 Gangs Of The City as Scat
1941 Down Mexico Way as Henchman Davis
1941 Unfinished Business as Reporter
1941 Hold That Ghost as Lefty (uncredited)
1941 Roar of the Press as 'Sparrow' McGraun
1940 Trail of the Vigilantes as Lefty
1940 The Fargo Kid as Deuce Mallory
1940 Glamour for Sale as Louis Manell
1940 Triple Justice as Cleary
1940 Black Diamonds as Matthews
1940 The Ghost Breakers as Frenchy Duval
1940 The Crooked Road as Nick Romero
1940 Black Friday as William Kane
1940 Dr. Cyclops as Dr. Mendoza
1940 Virginia City as Murrell's Henchman
1940 Strange Cargo as Benet
1939 Two Thoroughbreds as Stablemaster
1939 Heroes in Blue as Thug
1939 Those High Grey Walls as Nightingale
1939 They All Come Out as Varney (uncredited)
1939 Mutiny on the Blackhawk as Jock - a Sailor
1939 Behind Prison Gates as Convict Petey Ryan
1939 News Is Made at Night as Joe Luddy
1939 Heritage of the Desert as Henchman Chick Chance
1939 The Girl and the Gambler as Charlie
1939 Code of the Streets as Tommy Shay
1939 Almost a Gentleman as Kidnapper
1939 Star Reporter as Clipper
1938 King of Alcatraz as 'Nails' Miller
1938 Smashing the Rackets as Maxie
1938 Crime Ring as Slim
1938 When G-Men Step In as Clip Phillips, Fred's Henchman
1938 Walking Down Broadway as Man in Baccarat Club Bar
1938 Mannequin as Smooch Hanrahan (uncredited)
1937 Paid to Dance as Nifty
1937 Hot Water as Horner
1937 The Game That Kills as Dick Adams
1937 Souls at Sea as Violinist
1937 It Can't Last Forever as Mikey
1937 Border Cafe as Doley
1937 Armored Car as Slim
1937 King of Gamblers as Charlie
1937 Her Husband Lies as Lefty Harkis
1937 Woman in Distress as Emory
1936 After the Thin Man as Phil Byrnes / Ralph West
1936 The Plot Thickens as Joe
1936 Wanted: Jane Turner as Crowley's Henchman
1936 Winterset as Joe
1936 The Accusing Finger as John 'Twitchy' Burke
1936 Two in a Crowd as Bonelli's Henchman
1936 Phantom Patrol as Henchman Jo-Jo Regan
1936 Yellowstone as Dynamite
1936 Charlie Chan at the Race Track as Lefty
1936 36 Hours to Kill as Gangster
1936 Navy Born as Joe Vezie
1936 The Prisoner of Shark Island as David Herold
1936 The Bridge of Sighs as Harrison Courtney, Jr. aka Harry West
1935 Bulldog Courage as Bailey
1935 Bar 20 Rides Again as Henchman Gila
1935 The Eagle's Brood as Henchman Steve
1935 Valley of Wanted Men as Mike Masters
1935 His Fighting Blood as Phil Elliott (Tom's Brother)
1935 Men Without Names as The Kid
1935 Let 'em Have It as Sam
1935 The Desert Trail as Jim
1935 Reckless as Man on Mechanical Horse (uncredited)
1935 The Crimson Trail as Paul - Bellair Ranch Hand
1935 Mutiny Ahead as Teeter Smith
1934 The World Accuses as John Weymouth
1934 Little Man, What Now? as Lauderback
1933 Fargo Express as Mort Clark
1933 The Important Witness as Tony
1933 Emergency Call as Dr. Mason (uncredited)
1933 The Sphinx as Dave Werner
1933 Somewhere in Sonora as Bart Leadly
1933 Zoo in Budapest as Heinie
1932 The Racing Strain as King Kelly
1932 The Night of June 13 as Reporter
1932 Life Begins as Anxious Expectant Father (uncredited)
1932 The Last Mile as Eddie Werner... Cell 8
1932 Scarface as Hood with Gaffney (uncredited)
1932 Dancers in the Dark as Benny
1932 South of the Rio Grande as Juan Olivarez
1931 Bad Girl as Nervous Expectant Father (uncredited)
1931 Young as You Feel as Desk Clerk
1931 The Good Bad Girl as Roach
1931 The Fighting Sheriff as Jack Cameron
1931 The Avenger as Juan Murietta (uncredited)
1930 Hungarian Rhapsody as Young Gypsy
1929 Lucky Star as Joe
1928 The First Kiss as Ezra Talbot
1926 Hoodoo Ranch

Writing

1954 Ring of Fear Screenplay
1944 Tall in the Saddle Screenplay

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