West, Red 1936–(Robert "Red" Gene West)

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WEST, Red 1936(Robert "Red" Gene West)


Original name, Robert Gene West; born 1936, in Memphis, TN; son of Newton Thomas and Lois West; married Pat Boyd (a secretary), July 1, 1961; children: two sons, including John Boyd (an actor). Education: Studied drama with Jeff Corey; attended Jones Junior College.

Addresses: Contact c/o 6676 MemphisArlington, Bartlett, TN 38135.

Career: Actor and stunt performer. Worked as a bodyguard, driver, and assistant for Elvis Presley; known as a member of Presley's "Memphis Mafia." Also a songwriter and Golden Gloves boxer. Military service: U.S. Marine Corps, 195658.


Film Appearances:

(As Robert "Red" Gene West) Bearded man at newspaper stand, Journey to the Center of the Earth (also known as Trip to the Center of the Earth ), Twentieth CenturyFox, 1959.

(Uncredited) Indian, Flaming Star, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1960.

(Uncredited) Hank Tyler, Wild in the Country, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1961.

(Uncredited) Party guest, Blue Hawaii, Paramount/Viacom, 1961.

(Uncredited) Bank guard, Follow That Dream, United Artists, 1962.

(Uncredited) Bongoplaying crew member on tuna boat, Girls! Girls! Girls!, Paramount/Viacom, 1962.

(Uncredited) Card player, Palm Springs Weekend, Warner Bros., 1963.

(Uncredited) Fred, It Happened at the World's Fair, MetroGoldwynMayer, 1963.

(Uncredited) Poolside guest, Fun in Acapulco, Paramount/Viacom, 1963.

(Uncredited) Carnival worker, Roustabout, Paramount, 1964.

(Uncredited) A son of the lone star state, Viva Las Vegas (also known as Love in Las Vegas ), MetroGoldwynMayer, 1964.

Assassin, Harum Scarum (also known as Harem Holiday ), MetroGoldwynMayer, 1965.

(Uncredited) Bully in bar, Tickle Me, Allied Artists, 1965.

(Uncredited) Extra in Kit Kat Club, Girl Happy, MetroGoldwynMayer, 1965.

(Uncredited) Football player, John Goldfarb, Please Come Home, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1965.

(Uncredited) Member of Shorty's pit crew, Spinout (also known as California Holiday ), MetroGoldwynMayer, 1966.

(Uncredited) Rusty, Paradise, Hawaiian Style, Paramount/Viacom, 1966.

(Uncredited) The Navy vs. the Night Monsters (also known as Monsters of the Night and The Night Crawlers ), Realart Pictures, 1966.

(Uncredited) Ice cream vendor, Clambake, United Artists, 1967.

(Uncredited) Newspaper vendor, Live a Little, Love a Little, MetroGoldwynMayer, 1968.

Mike, Bigfoot, 1970, Ellman Enterprises, 1973.

Himself, Elvis: That's the Way It Is, Warner Bros./Turner Entertainment, 1970, released as Elvis: That's the Way It IsSpecial Edition, 2001.

Sheriff Tanner, Walking Tall, Cinerama, 1973.

Mallory, Framed, Paramount, 1975.

Sheriff Tanner, Walking Tall Part II (also known as Legend of the Lawman and Part 2, Walking Tall ), American International Pictures, 1975.

George, Trapper County War, Republic, 1989.

Red Webster, Road House, United Artists, 1989.

Bodine, The Legend of Grizzly Adams (also known as Grizzly Adams: The Legend Continues ), 1990.

Dave, Raw Nerve, Action International Pictures, 1991.

Judge, The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag, Buena Vista, 1992.

Cowboy sheriff, Natural Born Killers, Warner Bros., 1994.

Judge, The Expert, New City Releasing, 1994.

Chief Edwards, Felony, New Line Cinema, 1995.

Buddy Black, The Rainmaker (also known as John Grisham's The Rainmaker ), Paramount, 1997.

Sheriff Charlie Stone, The P.A.C.K., 4 Corners Entertainment, 1997.

Paulsen, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, Columbia, 1998.

Mr. Henderson, Cookie's Fortune, October Films, 1999.

Judge Ewing, Woman's Story, Muddy River Productions/Cinedge, 2000.

Maggie's father, Vampires Anonymous, Lantern Lane Entertainment, 2003.

Television Appearances; Series:

Mechanic sergeant Andy Micklin, Baa Baa Black Sheep, NBC, 19761977, later known as Black Sheep Squadron, NBC, 19771978.

Sergeant Mick O'Brien, The Duke, NBC, 1979.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Chuck, The Concrete Cowboys (also known as Ramblin' Man ), CBS, 1979.

Sud, Angel City (also known as Field of Tears ), CBS, 1980.

Kaworski, Will: The Autobiography of G. Gordon Liddy, NBC, 1982.

Coach, Confessions of a Married Man, ABC, 1983.

Master sergeant Red Tuttle, Hard Knox, NBC, 1984.

David "OO" Buck, Charley Hannah, ABC, 1986.

Cookie, Proud Men, ABC, 1987.

(Uncredited) Soldier, The Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory, NBC, 1987.

Bates Boley, Once upon a Texas Train (also known as Texas Guns ), CBS, 1988.

Joe Grant, Gore Vidal's "Billy the Kid, " TNT, 1989.

Bob Maddox, From the Files of Joseph Wambaugh: A Jury of One, NBC, 1992.

Pritchard, Prey of the Chameleon, Showtime, 1992.

Mr. Sykes, Her Hidden Truth, NBC, 1995.

Officer Ward, Above Suspicion, USA Network, 2000.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Roy, "The Night of the Iron Fist," The Wild, Wild West, CBS, 1967.

(Uncredited) Mrs. Moore's thug, "The Night of the Circus of Death," The Wild, Wild West, CBS, 1967.

(Uncredited) Thug, "The Night of the Cutthroats," The Wild, Wild West, CBS, 1967.

Chuck, "The Night of Fire and Brimstone," The Wild, Wild West, CBS, 1968.

First man, "The Night of the Sedgewick Curse," The Wild, Wild West, CBS, 1968.

Klaxton, "The Night of the Vipers," The Wild, Wild West, CBS, 1968.

Maberly, "The Night of the Underground Terror," The Wild, Wild West, CBS, 1968.

Third guard, "The Night of the Doomsday Formula," The Wild, Wild West, CBS, 1968.

(Uncredited) Henchman, "The Night of the Gruesome Games," The Wild, Wild West, CBS, 1968.

(Uncredited) Sparring partner, "The Contender: Parts 1 & 2," Mission: Impossible, CBS, 1968.

(Uncredited) Thug, "The Night of the Avaricious Actuary," The Wild, Wild West, CBS, 1968.

Arlan, "Merry Go Round for Murder," Mannix, CBS, 1969.

First heavy, "The Night of the Sabatini Death," The Wild, Wild West, CBS, 1969.

(Uncredited) Thug, "The Night of the Janus," The Wild, Wild West, CBS, 1969.

(Uncredited) Thug, "The Night of the Plague," The Wild, Wild West, CBS, 1969.

Owner, "The White Lightning War," The Six Million Dollar Man, ABC, 1975.

"Blue Movie, Blue Death," The Rookies, ABC, 1976.

Marco, "The Lost Warrior," Battlestar Galactica, ABC, 1978.

The farrier, "Dead Last," Quincy (also known as Quincy, M.E. ), NBC, 1979.

"Double Take, Double Take," The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo, NBC, 1980.

"The Treasure of Sierra Madre Street," Tenspeed and Brown Shoe, NBC, 1980.

Bull, "All Roads Lead to Floyd," Magnum, P.I., CBS, 1981.

Cliff, "Here's Looking at You, Kid," The Greatest American Hero, ABC, 1981.

Frank Dawson, "A Recipe for Disaster," Simon & Simon, CBS, 1981.

"Dead Stop," Quincy (also known as Quincy, M.E. ), NBC, 1981.

Ace Madden, "The Ives Have It," The Fall Guy, ABC, 1982.

Blandin, "It's All Downhill from Here," The Greatest American Hero, ABC, 1982.

Pete Williams, "Pirates of Nashville" (also known as "Nashville Pirates"), The Fall Guy, ABC, 1983.

"Pros and Cons," The ATeam, NBC, 1983.

Charley, "Desperado," The Greatest American Hero, ABC, 1984.

Paul Connors, "Scared Stiff," Hardcastle and McCormick, ABC, 1984.

"SemiFriendly Persuasion," The ATeam, NBC, 1984.

Billy Cockrell, "Let Me Hear the Music," Magnum, P.I., CBS, 1985.

Wild Bill Hillman, "Tailspin," The Fall Guy, ABC, 1985.

Boss, "The Once and Future King," The Twilight Zone, CBS, 1986.

Brooks, "Alive at Five," The ATeam, NBC, 1986.

Red, "Waiting for Insane Wayne," The ATeam, NBC, 1986.

Winner, "Tag Team," The Fall Guy, ABC, 1986.

"Desperado," Houston Knights, CBS, 1987.

Body shop man, "Fatal Obsession: Parts 1 & 2," Hunter, NBC, 1991.

Television Appearances; Other:

Superintendent Turner, Coach of the Year (pilot), NBC, 1980.

Violent teamster, Blood Feud (miniseries), syndicated, 1983.

Television Work; Series:

Stunt performer, The Wild, Wild West, CBS, 19651969.

Technical advisor, Quantum Leap, NBC, 19891993.



(With Sonny West and Dave Hebler, as told to Steve Dunleavy) Elvis: What Happened?, Ballantine Books, 1977.



Elvis Presley News, http://www.elvispresleynews.com, November 3, 1999.