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Fess Parker is a Actor American born on 16 august 1924 at Fort Worth (USA)

Fess Parker

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Birth name Fess Elisha Parker, Jr.
Nationality USA
Birth 16 august 1924 at Fort Worth (USA)
Death 18 march 2010 (at 85 years) at Santa Ynez (USA)

Fess Elisha Parker, Jr. (August 16, 1924 – March 18, 2010) was an American film and television actor best known for his portrayals of Davy Crockett in the Walt Disney 1955–1956 TV miniseries and as Daniel Boone in a television series from 1964 to 1970. He was also known as a winemaker and resort owner-operator.

The Fess Parker Winery is one of the wineries along the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail.


Parker married Marcella Belle Rinehart on January 18, 1960. They had two children, Fess Elisha Parker III and Ashley Allen Rinehart, along with 11 grandchildren and a great-grandson.

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Walt Disney
Walt Disney
(5 films)
Jeff York
Jeff York
(4 films)
James Arness
James Arness
(3 films)
Hal Pereira
Hal Pereira
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Filmography of Fess Parker (23 films)

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Hell Is for Heroes, 1h26
Directed by Don Siegel
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action
Themes Political films
Actors Steve McQueen, Bobby Darin, Fess Parker, James Coburn, Nick Adams, Bob Newhart
Roles Sgt. Pike
Rating68% 3.448173.448173.448173.448173.44817
Montigny, Meurthe-et-Moselle 1944: Squad leader Sergeant Larkin (Harry Guardino) and his men are taking a well-deserved rest behind the lines after conducting front-line combat operations for several weeks. Rumor has it the unit will be rotated state-side and the men are almost giddy in anticipation. During an interlude at a church and later at a tavern, the senior non-commissioned officer, Technical Sergeant Pike (Fess Parker), happens upon acquaintance John Reese (Steve McQueen), a former master sergeant, demoted to private, who walks about armed with a distinctive M3 submachine gun. Reese is the quintessential troubled loner, managing to alienate almost everyone in the squad right from the beginning. Unlike his jubilant comrades, the prospect of a long break from combat, perhaps the end of the war itself, renders Reese morose. The company commander, Captain Loomis (Joseph Hoover), is worried because Reese, although already having won a field citation, acts irresponsibly when there is no fighting, but Pike comments that he is a good soldier in combat.
Alias Jesse James, 1h32
Directed by Norman Z. McLeod
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Western
Themes Films about families, Jesse James, Gangster films
Actors Bob Hope, Rhonda Fleming, Will Wright, Wendell Corey, Jim Davis, Mary Young
Roles Davy Crockett (uncredited)
Rating64% 3.247833.247833.247833.247833.24783
Milford Farnsworth (Hope) is a bumbling insurance agent who unknowingly sells a life insurance policy to the outlaw Jesse James (Wendell Corey). Farnsworth is sent out West to protect the insurance company's investment by "protecting" James.
The Hangman, 1h27
Directed by Michael Curtiz
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Western
Actors Robert Taylor, Tina Louise, Fess Parker, Jack Lord, Mickey Shaughnessy, Gene Evans
Roles Sheriff Buck Weston
Rating65% 3.2895853.2895853.2895853.2895853.289585
Marshal Mac Bovard, known as the Hangman for his success at seeing guilty men die for their crimes, rounds up three of four outlaws suspected in a robbery that resulted in the murder of his brother. Two are hanged. The third is needed to identify John Butterfield, whose face Mac has never seen.
The Jayhawkers!, 1h40
Directed by Melvin Frank
Origin USA
Genres Action, Western
Themes Political films
Actors Jeff Chandler, Fess Parker, Nicole Maurey, Henry Silva, Herbert Rudley, Frank DeKova
Roles Cam Bleeker
Rating63% 3.193783.193783.193783.193783.19378
Texas 1859, Cam Bleeker s'échappe de la prison où il était enfermé depuis la guerre contre le Mexique. Pensant rentrer chez lui et retrouver sa femme, il découvre, une fois arrivé sur place, que cette dernière est morte pendant les événements et qu'une veuve s'est installée dans la demeure avec ses enfants...
The Light in the Forest, 1h23
Directed by Herschel Daugherty
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Adventure, Romance, Western
Themes Children's films
Actors Fess Parker, Wendell Corey, Joanne Dru, James MacArthur, Jessica Tandy, John McIntire
Roles Del Hardy
Rating63% 3.1986353.1986353.1986353.1986353.198635
En 1764 aux États-Unis, un traité de paix entre les colons britanniques et les indiens du Delaware comprend une clause de libération des prisonniers respectifs, mais pour le jeune garçon Johnny Butler qui a vécu la majorité de sa vie avec les indiens cela pose problème. Il a développé de forts ressentiments envers les blancs et l'expédition punitive menée par son oncle Wilse Owens n'arrange rien. Il rencontre alors une jeune esclave de son oncle, nommée Shenandoe qui cauchemarde depuis la mort de ses parents tués par des indiens. Sa rencontre et leur amour vont entamer un changement chez Johnny.
Old Yeller
Old Yeller (1957)
, 1h23
Directed by Robert Stevenson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Adventure, Western
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Dorothy McGuire, Fess Parker, Kevin Corcoran, Tommy Kirk, Jeff York, Chuck Connors
Roles Jim Coates
Rating72% 3.6464853.6464853.6464853.6464853.646485
In 1860s post-Civil War Texas, Jim Coates (Fess Parker) leaves home to work on a cattle drive, leaving behind his wife Katie (Dorothy McGuire), older son Travis (Tommy Kirk) and younger son Arliss (Kevin Corcoran).
Davy Crockett and the River Pirates, 1h21
Directed by Norman Foster
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Pirate films, Children's films
Actors Fess Parker, Buddy Ebsen, Jeff York, Kenneth Tobey, Clem Bevans, Mort Mills
Roles Davy Crockett
Rating67% 3.3946753.3946753.3946753.3946753.394675
Davy Crockett and George "Georgie" Russel are loaded with pelts as they make their way to the Mississippi River after a successful season of trapping and hunting in Kentucky. There they encounter Mike Fink, a blowhard keelboat captain who refuses to take them downriver, unless they pay a ridiculously high fee. That evening, Fink gets Georgie drunk and convinces him to keelboat race down the Mississippi with the season's pelts as wager.
The Great Locomotive Chase, 1h25
Directed by Francis D. Lyon
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure
Themes Transport films, Rail transport films, Political films, Children's films
Actors Fess Parker, Jeffrey Hunter, Walt Disney, John Rollin Lupton, Jeff York, Slim Pickens
Roles James J. Andrews
Rating68% 3.440233.440233.440233.440233.44023
Pendant la Guerre de Sécession, le caporal William Pittenger est appelé au ministère de la Guerre, devant le secrétaire Stanton. Celui-ci lui remet la médaille d'honneur du Congrès, et la remet également à ses anciens compagnons d'armes. La décoration est pour la première fois décernée, en mémoire du fait d'armes le plus audacieux de la guerre : le raid d'Andrews. Pittenger se souvient alors comment tout cela a commencé.
Westward Ho, The Wagons!, 1h30
Directed by William Beaudine
Origin USA
Genres Adventure, Western
Themes Children's films
Actors Fess Parker, Jeff York, Kathleen Crowley, Sebastian Cabot, George Reeves, Doreen Tracey
Roles John 'Doc' Grayson
Rating58% 2.909452.909452.909452.909452.90945
Summary: A wagon train must find another way than fighting to cross hostile Pawnee territory in 19th Century America.
Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier, 1h33
Directed by Norman Foster
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure, Western
Themes Political films, Children's films
Actors Fess Parker, Buddy Ebsen, William Bakewell, Pat Hogan, Mike Mazurki, Helene Stanley
Roles Davy Crockett
Rating69% 3.4952353.4952353.4952353.4952353.495235
Tennessee wilderness settlers Davy Crockett and best friend George "Georgie" Russell volunteer to fight with General Andrew Jackson in the Creek War. After a victorious battle, Crockett and Russell return home over the protestations of their superiors. Returning the next season, the pair find that the pursuing American forces have reached a stalemate chasing the remnant Creek forces through the swamps.
Battle Cry
Battle Cry (1955)
, 2h29
Directed by Raoul Walsh
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Van Heflin, Aldo Ray, Mona Freeman, Nancy Olson, James Whitmore, Tab Hunter
Roles Pvt Speedy
Rating64% 3.2475253.2475253.2475253.2475253.247525
The film is a drama set in World War II, following a group of United States Marines from boot camp to combat (6th Marines, 2d Marine Division). It depicts the forming of comradeships and the relentless training which the battalion, led by Major "High Pockets" Huxley, has to undergo. In two battles (Guadalcanal and Tarawa), the battalion is used only for mop-up duties, but after an out-of-line argument between "High Pockets" and the commanding general, they are used as lead battalion in the battle for Saipan, suffering heavy casualties as they land on the exposed left flank of Red Beach. Huxley is killed and as they watch his body being carried off the field his grim-faced men fix bayonets ready to meet a Japanese counter-attack.
The Bounty Hunter
Directed by André de Toth
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Romance, Western
Actors Randolph Scott, Marie Windsor, Ernest Borgnine, Dolores Dorn, Howard Petrie, Paul Picerni
Roles Wild Cowboy (uncredited)
Rating65% 3.2972653.2972653.2972653.2972653.297265
A prologue explains the role of the bounty hunter. A wanted criminal named Burch tries to ambush bounty hunter Jim Kipp, but Kipp gets the better of him. Kipp takes Burch's corpse into town to collect the reward.
Dragonfly Squadron, 1h23
Directed by Lesley Selander
Origin USA
Genres War
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Political films
Actors John Hodiak, Fess Parker, Barbara Britton, Bruce Bennett, Jess Barker, Gerald Mohr
Rating57% 2.8896152.8896152.8896152.8896152.889615
In May 1950, Major Matt Brady is redeployed to Pusan, South Korea. His mission there is to train South Korean pilots in the defensive struggle. Also, there are air support exercises in case of the need to evacuate the Americans. Colonel Schuller sends Brady and Captain MacIntyre to the airbase in Kungju. The American instructors only have 25 days left to introduce the South Korean pilots to US tactics.
Them! (1954)
, 1h34
Directed by Gordon Douglas
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Natural horror films, Films about insects, Giant monster films, Arme nucléaire, Disaster films
Actors James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn, Joan Weldon, James Arness, William Schallert, Fess Parker
Roles Alan Crotty
Rating71% 3.5972753.5972753.5972753.5972753.597275
New Mexico State Police troopers Ben Peterson (James Whitmore) and Ed Blackburn (Chris Drake) discover a little girl in shock, wandering the desert near Alamogordo, New Mexico. They retrace her steps to a mobile home owned by an FBI agent named Ellinson, who was on vacation in the area with his family. The side of the trailer was ripped open from the outside, the rest of the family is missing and no money was taken. A single unidentifiable animal track seems to be the only clue. Then a strange, pulsating high-pitched noise echos out of the desert on the wind. The little girl briefly reacts in fear when she hears the sound, but this is not noticed by those around her.