Apr 21, 2015

Bob Minor

Bob Minor (b. 1944) was an excellent athlete in high school and received a scholarship to Pepperdine University. He became a competitive body builder, winning several contests. Bob met some stuntmen at a gym, and they convinced him to get into the stunt business. Bob became the first black member of the Stuntmen's Association. Bob has worked on many films including "Blacula" (1973), "Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry" (1974), "Earthquake" (1974), "Swashbuckler" (1976), "The Beastmaster" (1982), "Glory" (1989), and "National Treasure" (2004). Bob has played many roles as an actor and was the stunt coordinator for the TV series, "Magnum P.I." (1980-1988).

Below: Bob played a member of the Houston team in "Rollerball" (1975) starring James Caan.

Below: Doubling Sidney Poitier in "Let's Do It Again" (1975), Bob made an impressive 19 foot jump between two 13 story buildings.

Below: Bob makes sure Nick Nolte gets the point in "The Deep" (1977).

Below: Stuntman Nick Dimitri and Bob get taken for a ride by Ryan O'Neal (right) in Walter Hill's, "The Driver" (1978).

Below: The original Black Stuntmen and Women. Top row: (left to right) Melvin Jones, Willie Harris, Tony Brubaker, Henry Kingi, and Bob Minor. Center row: John Mitchell, Len Glascow, John Sherrod, Julius LeFlore, and Ernie Robinson. Bottom row: Perry Fluker, Greg Elam, Jolly Brown, Evelyn Cuffee, Louise Johnson, and Eddie Smith.