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Jack Elam is a Actor American born on 13 november 1920 at Miami (USA)

Jack Elam

Jack Elam
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Birth name William Scott Elam
Nationality USA
Birth 13 november 1920 at Miami (USA)
Death 20 october 2003 (at 82 years) at Ashland (USA)

William Scott Elam, known as Jack Elam (November 13, 1920 – October 20, 2003), was an American film and television actor best known for his numerous roles as villains in Western films and, later in his career, comedies (sometimes spoofing his villainous image). His most distinguishing physical quality was the iris of his left eye, which was skewed to the outside, making him look unnaturally wall-eyed (the opposite of cross-eyed). Before his career in acting, he took several jobs in finance and served two years in the United States Navy during World War II.

Elam played in 73 movies, and made an appearance in 41 television series. His best known works consist of Once Upon A Time In The West, High Noon and the television program, The Twilight Zone.

Jack Elam died in 2003 of congestive heart failure, leaving behind two daughters and one son.

Best films

Rio Lobo (1970)
(Actor)

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Burt Kennedy
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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Jack Elam (96 films)

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Actor

Suburban Commando, 1h30
Directed by Burt Kennedy
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Comic science fiction
Themes Space adventure films, Comedy science fiction films, Space opera
Actors Hulk Hogan, Christopher Lloyd, Shelley Duvall, Larry Miller, Roy Dotrice, Jack Elam
Roles Col. Dustin 'Dusty' McHowell
Rating45% 2.2533752.2533752.2533752.2533752.253375
Interstellar warrior Shep Ramsey (Hulk Hogan) is on a mission to capture intergalactic despot General Suitor (William Ball). The general kidnapped President Hashina, the ruler of an entire planet. Shep boards Suitor's flagship but is unable to rescue Hashina, who is killed by Suitor who then turns into a berserk reptilian alien after Hashina wounds him. Shep barely escapes, but is able to blow up the ship as he does so.
The Giant of Thunder Mountain
Genres Drama, Western
Actors Cloris Leachman, Richard Kiel, Jack Elam, William Sanderson, George Buck Flower, Noley Thornton
Roles Hezekiah Crow
Rating58% 2.911912.911912.911912.911912.91191
In the town of Waterton, signs of a circus are going up. Reports of a man-eating bear-like creature have prompted several hunters to buy some new bear traps. Meanwhile, at a country house, a group of boys are holding a meeting. Several are telling a story about a giant creature supposedly inhabiting the nearby Thunder Mountain, but the others don't believe them. Later that evening two of the boys, Tommy (Chance Michael Corbitt) and Ben (Ryan Todd) set out to find the mountain, but they get caught in a thunderstorm and barely escape getting hit by lightning (this is what gives Thunder Mountain its name). They take refuge inside a supposedly abandoned house. Whilst there, they find mysterious statues and paintings, one of which is in the shape of a bear and the other in the shape of a giant. Suddenly, the owner of the cottage returns. They boys try to hide from him but he flips open the table they are hiding under and they escape back into the woods. When they reach home, they tell their family their amazing story, but no one believes them. The next morning, they set out with another boy, Zeke MacGruder Daniel Pipoly) to go back to the cottage and find the answer to what the giant is. Their younger sister, Amy (Noley Thornton) follows them, but almost gets caught in a bear trap. The boys tell her to leave but she persists and continues following them.
Big Bad John, 1h32
Directed by Burt Kennedy
Origin USA
Genres Action
Actors Ned Beatty, Jimmy Dean, Jack Elam, Bo Hopkins, John Ireland, Ned Vaughn
Roles Jake Calhoun
Rating55% 2.780522.780522.780522.780522.78052
Once Upon A Texas Train, 2h
Directed by Burt Kennedy
Origin USA
Genres Action, Western
Actors Willie Nelson, Richard Widmark, Angie Dickinson, Chuck Connors, Ken Curtis, Royal Dano
Roles Jason Fitch
Rating58% 2.9020352.9020352.9020352.9020352.902035
Après 20 ans de prison, on ne donnerait pas cher de la vie misérable que devrait avoir l'ancien voleur John Henry Lee. Cependant, six heures après sa sortie, il a déjà pillé et fait sauter une banque et le voilà partie avec butin et bande pour réaliser leur vieux projet de cambrioler un train postal. Mais c'est sans compter avec son ancien concurrent auprès de la belle Maggie Hayes, le capitaine Owen Hayes. Celui-ci part immédiatement à la poursuite du bandit.
Cannonball Run II, 1h48
Directed by Hal Needham
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Sports films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Martial arts films, Auto racing films, Road movies
Actors Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Jamie Farr, Telly Savalas
Roles Doctor Nikolas Van Helsing
Rating51% 2.551692.551692.551692.551692.55169
Having lost the first Cannonball Run race, Sheik Abdul ben Falafel (Jamie Farr) is ordered by his father (Ricardo Montalban) to go back to America and win another Cannonball Run in order to "emblazon the Falafel name as the fastest in the world." When Sheik Abdul points out that there is no Cannonball Run that year, his father simply tells him to "buy one."
Sacred Ground, 1h40
Directed by Charles B. Pierce
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Western
Actors Tim McIntire, Jack Elam, L. Q. Jones, Eloy Casados
Roles Lum Witcher
Rating60% 3.0094953.0094953.0094953.0094953.009495
Matt Colter is a white settler who weds Little Doe, a pregnant Indian woman. Ostracized by the white and Indian community, they are forced to leave and find a new home. For shelter they rebuild a burnt cabin, that unbeknownst to them, is on sacred Paiute burial ground. The Paiutes attack the couple, destroy the cabin, kill Little Doe after she gives birth in the ruins, and kidnap the infant. Determined to find his son, Colter seeks the help of his friend, mountain man Lum Witcher.
Lost
Lost (1983)
, 1h32
Directed by Al Adamson
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Sandra Dee, Jack Elam, Ken Curtis
Roles Mr. Newsom
Rating57% 2.880952.880952.880952.880952.88095
Jeff Morrison (Don Stewart), his new wife Penny (Sandra Dee) and step-daughter Buddy (Shelia Newhouse) move from the city to the Utah mountains. Relationships within the new family are tested by the condition of their new home which is nothing more than a dilapidated shack, Buddy's new situation of having both a father (contacted via telephone) and step-father, and the introduction of farm animals to the city-raised women. When Buddy's pet burro needs to be put to sleep she runs off, getting lost in the mountains.
Jinxed!
Jinxed! (1982)
, 1h43
Directed by Don Siegel, Sam Peckinpah
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Bette Midler, Ken Wahl, Rip Torn, Val Avery, Jack Elam, Jacqueline Sue Scott
Roles Otto
Rating45% 2.263722.263722.263722.263722.26372
Harold Benson (Rip Torn) and his lounge-singer wife Bonita Friml (Bette Midler) follow a young blackjack dealer Willie Brodax (Ken Wahl) around the country. Harold has a blackjack winning jinx on Willie, and seemingly can't lose to him.
Jinxed!
Jinxed! (1982)
, 1h43
Directed by Don Siegel
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Bette Midler, Ken Wahl, Rip Torn, Jack Elam, Val Avery, Benson Fong
Roles Otto
Rating45% 2.263722.263722.263722.263722.26372
Harold est un joueur professionnel qui fréquente les casinos de Las Vegas accompagné de sa femme, la chanteuse Bonita. Harold sympathise avec le jeune Willie dont la présence lui porte chance aux tables de jeux Mais Willie et Bonita se rencontrent et tombent amoureux. Bonita complote alors pour récupérer l'assurance-vie d'Harold et refaire sa vie avec Willie.
The Cannonball Run, 1h35
Directed by Hal Needham
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Sports films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Auto racing films, Road movies
Actors Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Farrah Fawcett, Jackie Chan, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr.
Roles Doctor Nikolas Van Helsing
Rating62% 3.100013.100013.100013.100013.10001
Race teams have gathered in Connecticut to start a cross-country car race. One at a time, teams drive up to the starters' stand, punch a time card to indicate their time of departure, then take off.
The Girl, the Gold Watch & Dynamite
Directed by Hy Averback
Origin USA
Actors Lee Purcell, Jack Elam, Gary Lockwood, Burton Gilliam, Zohra Lampert
Rating62% 3.102263.102263.102263.102263.10226
A magical a gold watch with the power to stop time becomes the center of a swindle by a corrupt land baron.
The Sacketts, 2h50
Directed by Robert Totten
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Sam Elliott, Tom Selleck, Glenn Ford, Ben Johnson, Gilbert Roland, John Vernon
Roles Ira Bigelow
Rating80% 4.026714.026714.026714.026714.02671
Three brothers from Tennessee, Tell, Orrin, and Tyrel Sackett, are brought together by the tragic events that occur at Orrin's wedding. Tell (Sam Elliott) is a mountain man who hasn't seen his family in almost ten years, Orrin (Tom Selleck) is a former lawman now looking to settle down with his family, and Tyrel (Jeff Osterhage) is the youngest brother who is very good with a revolver. At the wedding, the brother of a man Orrin had previously killed arrives in the middle of the ceremony and holds Orrin at gunpoint. The man pulls the trigger, but Orrin's fiancée gets in the way and is shot and killed. Tyrel arrives and shoots the man dead.