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Luke Askew (born 1937 in Macon, Georgia, U.S.) is an American actor best known for his role in the 1969 film Easy Rider.

Askew was born in Macon, Georgia. He made his film debut in Otto Preminger's Hurry Sundown (1967), but was first noticed as an actor for his role in the 1967 film Cool Hand Luke. He was one of the first actors daring to wear long hair in this era, which he had to hide under a hat during the filming of this movie. The next year he worked with John Wayne in The Green Berets (with his hair cut short). The following year he worked with Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda in Easy Rider. This film set him on the road to becoming a cult figure of modern cinema.

Askew has continued to work as an actor since then, predominantly appeared as an actor on television series. This includes work on such series as: Bonanza, Mission: Impossible, The Rockford Files, The Six Million Dollar Man, T. J. Hooker, L.A. Law, MacGyver,Walker, Texas Ranger and HBO's Big Love. He has appeared frequently with Bill Paxton.

He also took part in Easy Rider: Shaking the Cage (1999), a documentary about the making of the film on the Easy Rider DVD.[1] Askew sang Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf and Jimmy Reed songs at The Gaslight Cafe. According to Bob Dylan, Luke, when he sang at The Gaslight Cafe, was a "guy who sounded like Bobby Blue Bland"

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​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  

Luke Askew (born 1937 in Macon, Georgia, U.S.) is an American actor best known for his role in the 1969 film Easy Rider.

Askew was born in Macon, Georgia. He made his film debut in Otto Preminger's Hurry Sundown (1967), but was first noticed as an actor for his role in the 1967 film Cool Hand Luke. He was one of the first actors daring to wear long hair in this era, which he had to hide under a hat during the filming of this movie. The next year he worked with John Wayne in The Green Berets (with his hair cut short). The following year he worked with Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda in Easy Rider. This film set him on the road to becoming a cult figure of modern cinema.

Askew has continued to work as an actor since then, predominantly appeared as an actor on television series. This includes work on such series as: Bonanza, Mission: Impossible, The Rockford Files, The Six Million Dollar Man, T. J. Hooker, L.A. Law, MacGyver,Walker, Texas Ranger and HBO's Big Love. He has appeared frequently with Bill Paxton.

He also took part in Easy Rider: Shaking the Cage (1999), a documentary about the making of the film on the Easy Rider DVD.[1] Askew sang Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf and Jimmy Reed songs at The Gaslight Cafe. According to Bob Dylan, Luke, when he sang at The Gaslight Cafe, was a "guy who sounded like Bobby Blue Bland"

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 62

Birthday 1932-03-26

Day of Death 2012-03-29

Place of Birth Macon, Georgia, U.S.

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Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2006 Big Love(4 episodes)
2004 The 4400(1 episode)
2003 Cold Case(1 episode)
2002 Everwood(1 episode)
2001 Frailty as Sheriff Smalls
1999 Easy Rider: Shaking the Cage as Himself
1999 Vendetta as William Parkerson
1997 Traveller as Boss Jack Costello
1996 Savage as Capt. Rohmer
1995 Frank & Jesse as Lone Rider
1993 Walker, Texas Ranger(1 episode)
1993 Father & Son: Dangerous Relations as The Warden
1993 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues(1 episode)
1991 Dune Warriors as William
1990 No Retreat, No Surrender 3: Blood Brothers as Atteron
1989 Back to Back as Wade Duro
1988 Bulletproof as Gen. Gallo
1986 L.A. Law(2 episodes)
1986 Kung Fu: The Movie as Sheriff Mills
1985 MacGyver(1 episode)
1984 Murder, She Wrote(1 episode)
1984 The Warrior and the Sorceress as Zeg the Tyrant
1984 Airwolf(1 episode) as Tony
1983 Automan(1 episode)
1982 Matt Houston(1 episode)
1982 Knight Rider(1 episode) as Ron Austin
1982 Tales of the Gold Monkey(1 episode)
1982 T. J. Hooker(1 episode)
1982 The Beast Within as Dexter Ward
1981 Simon & Simon(1 episode)
1979 Hart to Hart(1 episode)
1979 Wanda Nevada as Ruby Muldoon
1977 Rolling Thunder as Automatic Slim
1977 Code R(1 episode)
1976 Quincy, M.E.(2 episodes)
1976 How the West Was Won(1 episode)
1975 Walking Tall Part II as Pinky Dobson
1975 Switch(1 episode)
1975 Posse as Krag
1975 Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan as Aaron Cord
1975 S.W.A.T.(2 episodes)
1974 The Rockford Files(1 episode) as Benson Kelly / Robert Coffee
1974 The Rockford Files(1 episode) as Al
1974 Manhunter as Max Chabriol
1973 Police Story(1 episode)
1973 Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid as Eno
1972 The Magnificent Seven Ride! as Mark Skinner
1972 The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid as Jim Younger
1972 The Culpepper Cattle Co. as Luke
1972 The Glass House as Bibleback
1971 Cannon(1 episode)
1970 Angel Unchained as Jonathan Tremaine
1969 Night of the Serpent as Luke
1969 Flareup as Alan Moris
1969 Easy Rider as Stranger on Highway
1968 The Green Berets as Sgt. Provo
1968 The Devil's Brigade as Pvt. Hubert Hixon
1967 Will Penny as Foxy
1967 The High Chaparral(1 episode)
1967 Cool Hand Luke as Boss Paul
1967 The Happening as Second Motorcycle Officer
1967 Hurry Sundown as Dolph Higginson
1966 Mission: Impossible(2 episodes)

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