Aug 31, 2013

Dave Sharpe, Part 2

Here are some more photos of stuntman extraordinaire, Dave Sharpe.
In 1942, Dave starred as one of the "Range Busters." He appeared in four films. During the making of  "Haunted Ranch," Dave had to leave the film because he had just joined the Army. During WWII, Dave was a fighter pilot in North Africa.

Below: Dave "flips" for actress Gertrude Messinger (they were married in 1932)

Below: Dave (left) appeared in "Wyoming Outlaw" (1939) with the Three Mesquiteers. Left to right: Ray "Crash" Corrigan, Raymond Hatton, and John Wayne.

Below: Dave had the starring role in "Silver Stallion" (1941)

Below: Dave, doubling Kane Richmond, in the 12 chapter Republic serial, "Spy Smasher" (1942).

Below: Dave (right) played bad guy Gus Ulrich in Republic Pictures, "Bells of San Angelo" (1947) starring Roy Rogers (left). Earlier in the film, Dave gave Roy a brutal beating. Dave once commented to a fan, "I wasn't very popular with the kids in that one." 

Below: Clayton Moore (TV's Lone Ranger) gets the drop on Dave in the Republic serial, "Adventures of Frank and Jesse James" (1948).

Nice shot of Dave from "King of the Rocket Men" (1949)

Below: In 1950, Dave was featured in a bodybuilding magazine.

Below: Dave appeared in the "Mod Squad" episode, "The Healer" (1969)

In that episode, he performed this car hit stunt at the age of 59. 

In 2012, Dave was inducted into the World Acrobatics Society's Gallery of Legends.

Aug 28, 2013

John Casino

John Casino has worked as a stuntman since the late 1970's. He has doubled actors including Kurt Russell and Bruce Campbell.

John got his start working at the Universal Studios Wild West Stunt Show. This photo shows John performing a high fall (May, 1979)

Below: John played "Cowboy" in a movie called "Disco Godfather" (1979)

Below: John doubling Kurt Russell in "Backdraft" (1991)

Below: Here's Kurt Russell (left) and his stunt double, John Casino.

Below: John had an acting role in the "X- Files" episode, "Nothing Important Happened Today" (2001)

Below: John (left) doubling Bruce Campbell as Elvis in "Bubba Ho-Tep" (2003). On the right is stuntman Bob Ivy.

Below: John (left, in green jacket) played "Woof" in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" (2013)

Aug 22, 2013

Alan Oliney

Alan Oliney was a member of Stunts Unlimited. Alan has doubled actors including Eddie Murphy and Wesley Snipes.

Alan has a background in gymnastics. He got his start in the stunt business when the UCLA gymnastics coach recommended Alan to stuntman Ronnie Rondell.

Alan doubled Clarence Williams III in "The Mod Squad" (1968-1973). Here are some examples of Alan's work on the show.

Below: Alan (in yellow shirt) played a college student in the "Mod Squad" episode, "Confrontation" (1969)

Below: Alan doubling Eddie Murphy in "Beverly Hills Cop III" (1994)