May 22, 2015

Tom Huff

Thomas J. Huff (1943-2006) started out as a professional boxer. Actor and boxing enthusiast Robert Conrad was impressed by Tommy's abilities and gave him work on his series, "The Wild Wild West." Tom went on to become a top stuntman in the business. He has worked on many films including: "Little Big Man" (1970), "Slaughter's Big Rip-Off" (1973), "Earthquake" (1974), "Convoy" (1978), "Steel" (1979), "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" (1982), "Octopussy" (1983), "Scarface" (1983), "To Live and Die in L.A." (1985), "Lethal Weapon 2" (1989), "Thelma and Louise" (1991), "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" (1991), "Bram Stoker's Dracula" (1992), "Speed" (1994), "From Dusk Till Dawn" (1996), "Batman & Robin" (1997), "The One" (2001), and "Daredevil" (2003). Tom was a member of Stunts Unlimited.



Below: From "The Night of the Doomsday Formula" episode of "The Wild Wild West" (1968). Left to right: Red West, Tom Huff, and Dick Cangey.




Below: Tom (left) doubling Jerry Reed in a terrific fight scene with Burt Reynolds in "Gator" (1976).



Below: Tom (right) appeared in the "making of" featurette for "Logan's Run" (1976).



Below: From "Hooper" (1978). Left to right: stuntmen Jophery Brown, Stan Barrett, Buddy Joe Hooker, actors Alfie Wise and Hal Floyd, and Tom Huff.



Below: Tom fights David Harris in Walter Hill's action classic, "The Warriors" (1979).





Below: Tom (left) doubled Dan Aykroyd and Eddy Donno (right) doubled John Belushi in "The Blues Brothers" (1980).