Nov 16, 2012

Dale Van Sickel

Dale Van Sickel (1907-1977) worked as a stuntman for over 40 years. He appeared in hundreds of films. Dale was the first president of the Stuntmen's Association.

 Below: Dale was an All-American football player for the University of Florida. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1975. He worked as an assistant coach for a couple of years and moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the movies.

Below: Dale doubled Dick Purcell in the 1944 Republic serial, "Captain America."

Dale appears with Helen Talbot in "Federal Operator 99" (1945)

Below: Dale, doubling Charles Quigley, leaps off the wall at stuntman Tom Steele in the 12 chapter Republic serial, "The Crimson Ghost" (1946).

Below: Dale (left) in a scene from the Republic serial, "The Phantom Rider" (1946) with Peggy Stewart (center) and Robert Kent (right).

Dale takes a punch from Roy Rogers, as Dave Sharpe (right) looks on, in "Bells of San Angelo" (1947)

Dale appeared in many Republic serials including "Man with the Steel Whip" (1954). Left to right: Dick Simmons, Lane Bradford, and Dale Van Sickel.

Four great stuntmen (left to right) Dale Van Sickel, Tom Steele, Duke Green, and Ken Terrell.