Clint Walker, a twin, was born in Hartford, Illinois. It was depression
years and the family was forced to move from town to town, wherever there
was work. Clint began his own wandering at the age of 16 when he quit
school to work in a factory. He later worked on the local river boats,
then joined the Merchant Marines at the age of 17.
After a stint in the oil fields of Brownwood, Texas, Clint moved to Long
Beach, California, then on to Las Vegas, where he worked as a deputy sheriff
at the Sands Hotel. There, he met many celebrities who encouraged him
to try his luck in Hollywood. He did just that.
As luck would have it, Clint was quickly introduced to Cecil B. DeMille,
who took a liking to him and offered him a part in his latest film, THE
TEN COMMANDMENTS. Shortly thereafter, Clint was cast in the role of “Cheyenne
Bodie” in the series CHEYENNE, which ran for eight years. CHEYENNE
became television’s first hour-long western and established Clint
as one of the new medium’s biggest stars.
When Clint decided to quit the show, he was cast in a number of films,
including NONE BUT THE BRAVE, THE GREAT BANK ROBBERY, THE DIRTY DOZEN,
SEND ME NO FLOWERS, NIGHT OF THE GRIZZLY, FORT DOBBS, YELLOWSTONE KELLY,
and GOLD OF THE SEVEN SAINTS. Clint, who has a beautiful singing voice,
also recorded an album of songs and ballads for Warner Bros.
After CHEYENNE, Clint made another television series, KODIAK, and a number
of features and movies for television, including THE BOUNTY MAN, YUMA,
and SNOWBEAST. Then came a freak accident at Mammoth Mountain, where a
ski pole pierced Clint’s heart. Two months later, he was back at
work in Spain co-starring with Telly Salvalas in another western, PANCHO
Since then Clint has been involved in other projects through the 90’s,
such as THE GAMBLER RETURNS, a KUNG FU episode, and he joined some of
his pals from THE DIRTY DOZEN to do voices for the production of SMALL
He continues to turn down roles that he feels are in bad taste, and when
the right project comes along, Clint is ready to get back in front of