Fred Graham

Biography

Date of Birth 26 October 1908, Springer, New Mexico, USA Date of Death 10 October 1979, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA Birth Name Charles Frederick Graham Nickname Slugger Mini Biography Baseball gave burly Fred Graham his start in motion pictures. In 1928 he was working for the MGM sound department and also playing semi-pro baseball on the side. The studio was making a murder mystery called Death on the Diamond (1934), starring Robert Young and Nat Pendleton. Graham was hired to tutor Young and Pendleton in the fine points of the game, and doubled Pendleton in the catching scenes. This started him on a more than 40-year career as a stuntman and actor. While at the studio he doubled Clark Gable, Nelson Eddy and Charles Bickford. He went over to Warner Bros. in 1938, and his initial assignment was to double Basil Rathbone in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938). In 1941 he moved to Republic Pictures and worked on the studio's famed westerns and serials, and was a major part of the team of stunt experts, including such aces as David Sharpe and Tom Steele, responsible for the reputation that Republic enjoyed as having the best stunt department in the business. Graham met John Wayne there and stunted for him in many of the films Wayne made at the studio. He also appeared in many films as an actor, usually playing truck drivers, cops, soldiers, crooks, etc. In 1968 he went to work for Arizona's Department of Economic Planning and Development of Motion Pictures, and had more to do with bringing filming to the state of Arizona than anyone else. In Arizona they have the "Carefree at Southwest Studios", which was formerly known as "The Graham Studio". In 1978 "Slugger", a nickname he got in his Republic days, passed away.

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The Giant Gila Monster

Sheriff Jeff

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Backlash

Ned McCloud

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Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror

Meade's Henchman (uncredited)

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Die letzte Jagd

Bartender

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The Conqueror

Subuya, (Mongol warrior) (uncredited)

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The Steel Jungle

Second Detective

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The Strip

Detective (uncredited)

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Passkey to Danger

Bert

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Fort Osage

Logan (uncredited)

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Daughter of Don Q

Rollins

Starring In
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Range Rider, Volume 5 is being ordered but customer is getting Rolling Home

Henchman / ... (2 episodes, 1951)

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Pocket Money

Uncle Herb

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Man and Boy

Blockers

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Goldtransport durch Arizona

Quantrell

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The Alamo

Bearded Volunteer (uncredited)

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Seven Ways from Sundown

Chief Waggoner

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The Giant Gila Monster

Sheriff Jeff

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The Horse Soldiers

Union Soldier (uncredited)

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Rio Bravo

2nd Burdette Man in Shootout (uncredited)

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These Thousand Hills

Brice (uncredited)

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Vertigo

Policeman on Rooftop (uncredited)

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Frontier Doctor, Vol. 1

Sheriff Quinn (1 episode, 1958)

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The Wings of Eagles

Officer in Brawl (uncredited)

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Man in the Shadow

Empire Ranch Guard (uncredited)

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The Restless Breed

Henchman (uncredited)

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Jet Pilot

Sergeant (uncredited)

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Domino Kid

Haimes (uncredited)

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Accused of Murder

Policeman (uncredited)

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Die letzte Jagd

Bartender

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Backlash

Ned McCloud

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The Conqueror

Subuya, (Mongol warrior) (uncredited)

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The Steel Jungle

Second Detective

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Seven Men From Now

Henchman

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Panther Girl of the Kongo

Nick Burgass [Ch. 7] (uncredited)

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Casey Moore (uncredited)

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Rear Window

Detective (uncredited)

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Demetrius and the Gladiators

The Decurion (uncredited)

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Witness to Murder

Plainclothes Man (uncredited)

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Overland Pacific

Jenks - Stage Driver

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The War of the Worlds

Looter (uncredited)

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The Golden Blade

Sergeant (uncredited)

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Code Two

Motor Squad Duty Sgt. Payne

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Kansas Pacific

Corvin (uncredited)

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Affair with a Stranger

Mounted Policeman (scenes deleted)

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Escape from Fort Bravo

Jones (uncredited)

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Trouble Along the Way

Bill Sackheim - Santa Clara team manager (uncredited)

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The Pride of St. Louis

Tommy Alexander (uncredited)

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The Big Sky

Sam Eggelston (uncredited)

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Scarlet Angel

Cass Walters (uncredited)

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Fort Osage

Logan (uncredited)

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Colorado Sundown

Daniel Hurley

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The San Francisco Story

Scud (uncredited)

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Terror am Rio Grande

Railroad Worker (uncredited)

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La Levée des Tomahawks

Man in Canoe Fight (uncredited)

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Rancho Notorious

Ace Maguire (uncredited)

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This Woman Is Dangerous

Highway Patrolman (uncredited)

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The Sellout

Police Desk Clerk (uncredited)

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Dreamboat

Bartender (uncredited)

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Angels in the Outfield

Chunk (coach)

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Flying Leathernecks

MP Sergeant (uncredited)

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The Strip

Detective (uncredited)

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Heart of the Rockies

Devery

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Across The Wide Missouri

Brown

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Mister 880

Man Slugged by Steve in Prologue Montage (uncredited)

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No Way Out

Wilson - Ambulance Driver (uncredited)

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The Asphalt Jungle

Truck Driver (uncredited)

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The Great Jewel Robber

Brad Morrow - Bartender (uncredited)

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The Fuller Brush Girl

Rocky Mitchell

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Convicted

Guard in Laundry (uncredited)

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When Willie Comes Marching Home/Up the River

Corporal (uncredited)

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Dallas

Tough in Saloon (uncredited)

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Buccaneer's Girl

Man in Pub (uncredited)

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Port of New York

Boatyard Guard (uncredited)

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Sands of Iwo Jima

Officer (uncredited)

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Trapped

Patrol Car Cop Outside Nightclub (unconfirmed) (uncredited)

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She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

Sgt. Hench

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Tulsa

Charlie, Cherokee's Foreman (uncredited)

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Border Incident

Leathercoat with motorcycle (uncredited)

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The Fighting Kentuckian

Carter Ward

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The Man From Colorado

Parks (uncredited)

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Yes Sir, That's My Baby

Cheerleader (uncredited)

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They Live by Night

Motorcycle Cop (uncredited)

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Fort Apache

Cavalryman (uncredited)

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The Miracle Of The Bells

Man (uncredited)

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Congo Bill

Villabo

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The Street with No Name

Bank clerk (uncredited)

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Wake of the Red Witch

Sailor in Fight (uncredited)

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The Sea of Grass

Poker Game Spectator (uncredited)

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They Won't Believe Me

Deputy Sheriff (uncredited)

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The Trespasser

Davis

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Bells of San Angelo

Mine Henchman Guarding Lee (uncredited)

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On the Old Spanish Trail

Marcos - Henchman

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The Razor's Edge

Corsican Joining Fistfight (uncredited)

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Daughter of Don Q

Rollins

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My Pal Trigger

Jenks (uncredited)

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The Falcon's Adventure

Joe, Police Driver (uncredited)

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The Inner Circle

Duke's Henchman

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Traffic in Crime

Henchman (uncredited)

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The Crimson Ghost

Snyder [Chs. 1-2] / Zane [Ch. 8]

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Passkey to Danger

Bert

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The Strange Woman

Street Rowdy (uncredited)

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Sinfonie in Swing

Doorman (uncredited)

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Road to Utopia

Henchman with Ace at Bar (uncredited)

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Nob Hill

Bouncer (uncredited)

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Dakota

Bouncer (uncredited)

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Murder, My Sweet

Undetermined Role (uncredited)

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The Woman in the Window

Motorcycle Cop (uncredited)

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Passage to Marseille

Thug Wrecking Newspaper Office (uncredited)

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Captain America The Serial

Agent B-10 [Chs. 4, 8-9] / Farm Thug [Chs. 14-15] (uncredited)

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See Here, Private Hargrove

Soldier (uncredited)

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Buffalo Bill

Editor (uncredited)

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Marshal of Reno

Drake - Henchman

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Zorro's Black Whip, Vol. 2

Black, Barn Henchman [Ch.10] (uncredited)

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The Yellow Rose of Texas

Henchman (uncredited)

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Guadalcanal Diary

Marine Listening to Baseball Game on Radio (uncredited)

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A Lady Takes a Chance

Saloon brawler (uncredited)

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War of the Wildcats

Gardner's Man (uncredited)

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The Man from Down Under

Military Policeman (uncredited)

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Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror

Meade's Henchman (uncredited)

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Larceny, Inc.

Cop (uncredited)

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Reap the Wild Wind

Jake (uncredited)

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Shadow of the Thin Man

Waiter with Steak (uncredited)

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Caught in the Draft

Blue Army Soldier Slugged by Don (uncredited)

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Manpower

Lineman at Cafe Counter (uncredited)

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East of the River

Slugged Policeman (uncredited)

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The Golden Fleecing

Taxi Driver (uncredited)

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New Moon

Bondsman (uncredited)

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The Roaring Twenties

Henchman (uncredited)

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Each Dawn I Die

Guard in Cell (uncredited)

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Dodge City

Al (uncredited)

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Confession of a Nazi Spy

American Legionnaire at Bund Meeting (uncredited)

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The Dawn Patrol

Running Man on Airfield (uncredited)

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The Shopworn Angel

Soldier Watching Wrestling Match (uncredited)

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Give Me a Sailor

Delivery Man (uncredited)

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Maytime

Court Servant (uncredited)

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Libeled Lady

Press Man (uncredited)

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Romeo and Juliet

Capulet Guard-Escort (uncredited)

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Rose-Marie

Corporal (uncredited)

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Mutiny on the Bounty

Able bodied seaman (uncredited)

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Murder in the Fleet

Crewman (uncredited)

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Shoulder Arms

Soldier (uncredited)

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Split Second

A.F. Captain in Helicopter (uncredited)

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Roy Rogers

Doc Smiley / ... (7 episodes, 1952-1955)

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