Bob Steele

Bob Steele

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.                                          Bob Steele (January 23, 1907 - December 21, 1988) was an American actor. He was born Robert Adrian Bradbury in Portland, Oregon, into a vaudeville family. After years of touring, the family settled down in Hollywood in the late 1910s, where his father, Robert N. Bradbury, soon found work in the movies, first as an actor, later as a director, and by 1920, he hired Bob and his twin brother Bill (1907–1971) as juvenile leads for a series of adventure movies entitled "The Adventures of Bob and Bill". Bob's career began to take off for good in 1927, when he was hired by production company Film Booking Offices of America (FBO) to star in a series of Westerns. Bob—who was rechristened Bob Steele at FBO—soon made a name for himself, and in the late 1920s, 1930s and 1940s starred in B-Westerns for almost every minor film studio, including Monogram, Supreme, Tiffany, Syndicate, Republic (including several films of the Three Mesquiteers series) and Producers Releasing Corporation (PRC) (including the initial films of their "Billy the Kid" series), plus he had the occasional role in an A-movie, as in the adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel, Of Mice and Men from 1939. In the 1940s, Bob's career as a cowboy hero was on the decline, but he kept himself working by accepting supporting roles in many big movies like Howard Hawks' The Big Sleep, or the John Wayne vehicles Island in the Sky, Rio Bravo and Rio Lobo. Besides these he also made occasional appearances in science fiction films like Atomic Submarine and Giant from the Unknown and did lots of television work, culminating in a regular supporting role in the army comedy F Troop (1965–1967), which allowed him to show his comic talent. Steele played the character of Trooper Duffy who claimed to have been "shoulder to shoulder with Davy Crockett at the Alamo"-in fact Steele played in With Davy Crockett at the Fall of the Alamo in 1926. Bob Steele died on December 21, 1988 from emphysema after a long sickness. Bob Steele is said to have been the inspiration for the character "Cowboy Bob" in the Dennis The Menace comic strip.                              Description above from the Wikipedia article Bob Steele (actor), licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.                    


Born: Jan 23, 1907 In Portland, Oregon, USA

Credits: 147


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Known For
Rio BravoHang Pork Chop HillThe Big SleepMcLintock!ExposedThe Atomic SubmarineIsland in the Sky
Filmography
Meanwhile, Back at the RanchMeanwhile, Back at the Ranch
Role: (archive footage)
1976
Charley VarrickCharley Varrick
Role: Bank Guard (uncredited)
1973
Hang 'em HighHang 'em High
Role: Jenkins
1968
Requiem for a GunfighterRequiem for a Gunfighter
Role: Max Smith
1965
The Bounty KillerThe Bounty Killer
Role: Red - Henchman
1965
McLintock!McLintock!
Role: Train Engineer
1963
The Wild WesternersThe Wild Westerners
Role: Deputy Marshal Casey Banner
1962
Six Black HorsesSix Black Horses
Role: Puncher
1962
Hell Bent for LeatherHell Bent for Leather
Role: Jared
1960
Rio BravoRio Bravo
Role: Matt Harris (uncredited)
1959
Pork Chop HillPork Chop Hill
Role: Col. Kern
1959
The Atomic SubmarineThe Atomic Submarine
Role: CPO "Grif" Griffin
1959
Giant from the UnknownGiant from the Unknown
Role: Sheriff Parker
1958
The Parson and the OutlawThe Parson and the Outlaw
Role: Ace Jardine (as Bob Steel)
1957
Duel at Apache WellsDuel at Apache Wells
Role: Joe Dunn
1957
Gun for a CowardGun for a Coward
Role: Durkee
1957
The Steel JungleThe Steel Jungle
Role: Dan Bucci
1956
Last of the DesperadosLast of the Desperados
Role: Charlie Bowdre
1955
The SpoilersThe Spoilers
Role: Miner
1955
Drums Across the RiverDrums Across the River
Role: Billy Costa
1954
The OutcastThe Outcast
Role: Dude Rankin
1954
Savage FrontierSavage Frontier
Role: Sam Webb
1953
Column SouthColumn South
Role: Sgt. 'Mac' McAfee
1953
Island in the SkyIsland in the Sky
Role: Wilson
1953
Rose of CimarronRose of Cimarron
Role: Rio
1953
San AntoneSan Antone
Role: Bob Coolidge
1953
The Lion and the HorseThe Lion and the Horse
Role: Matt Jennings
1952
Silver CanyonSilver Canyon
Role: Walt Middler
1951
Fort WorthFort Worth
Role: Shorty
1951
Cattle DriveCattle Drive
Role: Charlie Morgan / Careless
1951
The EnforcerThe Enforcer
Role: Herman
1951
The Savage HordeThe Savage Horde
Role: Dancer
1950
South of St. LouisSouth of St. Louis
Role: Slim Hansen
1949
Killer McCoyKiller McCoy
Role: Sailor Graves
1947
Twilight on the Rio GrandeTwilight on the Rio Grande
Role: Dusty Morgan
1947
Bandits of Dark CanyonBandits of Dark Canyon
Role: Ed Archer
1947
ExposedExposed
Role: Chicago
1947
Ambush TrailAmbush Trail
Role: Curley Thompson
1946
Sheriff of Redwood ValleySheriff of Redwood Valley
Role: The Reno Kid
1946
Rio Grande RaidersRio Grande Raiders
Role: Jeff Carson
1946
The Big SleepThe Big Sleep
Role: Lash Canino
1946
Thunder TownThunder Town
Role: Jim Brandon
1946
Six Gun ManSix Gun Man
Role: Stormy Storm
1946
Northwest TrailNorthwest Trail
Role: RCMP Matt O'Brien
1945
WildfireWildfire
Role: Happy Haye
1945
Navajo KidNavajo Kid
Role: Tom Kirk aka The Navajo Kid
1945
Westward BoundWestward Bound
Role: Bob Steele
1944
Trigger LawTrigger Law
Role: Bob Steele
1944
Arizona WhirlwindArizona Whirlwind
Role: Bob Steele
1944
The Utah KidThe Utah Kid
Role: Bob Roberts
1944
Outlaw TrailOutlaw Trail
Role: Bob
1944
Sonora StagecoachSonora Stagecoach
Role: Bob Steele
1944
Marked TrailsMarked Trails
Role: Bob Stevens
1944
Riders of the Rio GrandeRiders of the Rio Grande
Role: Tucson Smith
1943
Santa Fe ScoutsSanta Fe Scouts
Role: Tucson Smith
1943
Revenge of the ZombiesRevenge of the Zombies
Role: Sheriff
1943
The Blocked TrailThe Blocked Trail
Role: Tucson Smith
1943
Death Valley RangersDeath Valley Rangers
Role: Bob Steele
1943
Thundering TrailsThundering Trails
Role: Tucson Smith
1943
Shadows on the SageShadows on the Sage
Role: 'Tucson' Smith / Curly Joe
1942
Code of the OutlawCode of the Outlaw
Role: Tucson Smith
1942
The Phantom PlainsmenThe Phantom Plainsmen
Role: Tucson Smith
1942
Raiders of the RangeRaiders of the Range
Role: Tucson Smith
1942
Valley of Hunted MenValley of Hunted Men
Role: Tucson Smith
1942
Westward HoWestward Ho
Role: Tucson Smith
1942
West of CimarronWest of Cimarron
Role: Tucson Smith
1941
Outlaws of Cherokee TrailOutlaws of Cherokee Trail
Role: 'Tucson' Smith
1941
Gangs of SonoraGangs of Sonora
Role: 'Tucson' Smith
1941
Prairie PioneersPrairie Pioneers
Role: Tucson Smith
1941
Pals of the PecosPals of the Pecos
Role: Tucson Smith
1941
The Great Train RobberyThe Great Train Robbery
Role: Tom Logan
1941
SaddlematesSaddlemates
Role: Tucson Smith
1941
Billy The Kid's Fighting PalsBilly The Kid's Fighting Pals
Role: Billy the Kid
1941
Billy the Kid in Santa FeBilly the Kid in Santa Fe
Role: Billy the Kid
1941
Gauchos of El DoradoGauchos of El Dorado
Role: 'Tucson' Smith
1941
Billy the Kid's Range WarBilly the Kid's Range War
Role: Billy the Kid
1941
The Carson City KidThe Carson City Kid
Role: Lee
1940
Under Texas SkiesUnder Texas Skies
Role: Tucson Smith
1940
Pinto CanyonPinto Canyon
Role: Sheriff Bob Hall
1940
Billy the Kid OutlawedBilly the Kid Outlawed
Role: Billy the Kid
1940
The Trail BlazersThe Trail Blazers
Role: Tucson Smith
1940
Billy the Kid's Gun JusticeBilly the Kid's Gun Justice
Role: Billy the Kid
1940
Billy the Kid in TexasBilly the Kid in Texas
Role: Billy the Kid
1940
Wild Horse ValleyWild Horse Valley
Role: Bob Evans
1940
Lone Star RaidersLone Star Raiders
Role: Tucson Smith
1940
City for ConquestCity for Conquest
Role: Kid Callahan (uncredited)
1940
Mesquite BuckarooMesquite Buckaroo
Role: Bob Allen
1939
Of Mice and MenOf Mice and Men
Role: Curley
1939
Riders of the SageRiders of the Sage
Role: Bob Burke
1939
The Pal from TexasThe Pal from Texas1939
El Diablo RidesEl Diablo Rides
Role: Bob
1939
Feud of the RangeFeud of the Range
Role: Bob Gray
1939
Paroled - To DieParoled - To Die
Role: Doug Redfern
1938
Durango Valley RaidersDurango Valley Raiders
Role: Keene Cordner
1938
Thunder in the DesertThunder in the Desert
Role: Bob Radford
1938
The Feud MakerThe Feud Maker
Role: Tex Ryan aka Wind River Kid
1938
Desert PatrolDesert Patrol
Role: Dave Austin
1938
Doomed at SundownDoomed at Sundown
Role: Dave Austin
1937
Ridin' the Lone TrailRidin' the Lone Trail
Role: Bob McArthur
1937
Border PhantomBorder Phantom
Role: Larry O'Day
1937
Colorado KidColorado Kid
Role: Colorado Kid
1937
Gun Lords of Stirrup BasinGun Lords of Stirrup Basin
Role: Dan Stockton
1937
The Red RopeThe Red Rope
Role: Tom Shaw
1937
Arizona GunfighterArizona Gunfighter
Role: Colt Ferron
1937
The Trusted OutlawThe Trusted Outlaw
Role: Dan Ward
1937
Lightnin' CrandallLightnin' Crandall
Role: Bob Crandall, aka Lightnin' Crandall
1937
The Gun RangerThe Gun Ranger
Role: Dan Larson
1936
Last of the WarrensLast of the Warrens
Role: Ted Warren
1936
Brand of the OutlawsBrand of the Outlaws
Role: Gary Gray
1936
The Kid RangerThe Kid Ranger
Role: Ray Burton
1936
The Law RidesThe Law Rides
Role: Bruce Conway
1936
CavalryCavalry
Role: Ted Thorne
1936
Trail of TerrorTrail of Terror
Role: Spike Manning
1935
Smokey SmithSmokey Smith
Role: Smokey Smith
1935
Kid CourageousKid Courageous
Role: Bob Bannister
1935
No Man's RangeNo Man's Range
Role: Jim Hale
1935
The Rider of the LawThe Rider of the Law
Role: Bob Marlow
1935
Alias John LawAlias John Law
Role: Everett Tarkington 'John' Clark
1935
Powdersmoke RangePowdersmoke Range
Role: Jeff Ferguson aka Guadalupe Kid
1935
Sundown SaundersSundown Saunders
Role: Jim Sundown Saunders
1935
Big CalibreBig Calibre
Role: Bob Neal
1935
Tombstone TerrorTombstone Terror
Role: Jimmy Dixon / Duke Dixon
1935
A Demon for TroubleA Demon for Trouble
Role: Bob Worth
1934
The Brand of HateThe Brand of Hate
Role: Rod Camp
1934
Western JusticeWestern Justice
Role: Jim / Ace
1934
Trailing NorthTrailing North1933
Breed of the BorderBreed of the Border
Role: Speed Brent
1933
The Gallant FoolThe Gallant Fool
Role: Kit Denton
1933
Ranger's CodeRanger's Code1933
The Mystery SquadronThe Mystery Squadron
Role: Fred Cromwell
1933
Galloping RomeoGalloping Romeo
Role: Bob Rivers
1933
Hidden ValleyHidden Valley
Role: Bob Harding
1932
South of Santa FeSouth of Santa Fe1932
The Fighting ChampThe Fighting Champ
Role: Brick Loring
1932
The Man from Hell's EdgesThe Man from Hell's Edges
Role: Bob Williams aka 'Flash' Manning
1932
Law of the WestLaw of the West
Role: Bob Carruthers, alias Bob Morgan
1932
Texas BuddiesTexas Buddies
Role: Ted Garner
1932
Son of OklahomaSon of Oklahoma1932
Young BloodYoung Blood
Role: Nick aka The Kid
1932
Riders of the DesertRiders of the Desert
Role: Bob Houston
1932
Near the Trail's EndNear the Trail's End
Role: Marshal Johnny Day
1931
Sunrise TrailSunrise Trail
Role: Texas, aka Tex
1931
The Nevada BuckarooThe Nevada Buckaroo
Role: Buck Hurley, known as The Nevada Kid
1931
The Oklahoma CycloneThe Oklahoma Cyclone
Role: Unknown
1930
The Land of Missing MenThe Land of Missing Men
Role: Steve O'Neil
1930
Near the Rainbow's EndNear the Rainbow's End
Role: Jim Bledsoe
1930
The Cowboy and the OutlawThe Cowboy and the Outlaw
Role: George Hardcastle
1929


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