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Joe Don Baker

Joe Don BakerBorn: 12-Feb-1936
Birthplace: Groesbeck, TX

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Walking Tall

American character actor and graduate of the Actor's Studio, though that did not remove the "gold ol' boy" from him. His breakthrough role was Curly Bonner, Steve McQueen's brother in the Sam Peckinpah film Junior Bonner. Baker also played the lead of 1973's Walking Tall, the story of a real-life South Tennessee sheriff Buford Pusser who was shot eight times in the line of duty. The film is one of the quintessential action films of the 1970s.

Father: Doyle Charles Baker
Mother: Edna McDonald
Wife: Maria Dolores Rivero-Torres (m. 25-Dec-1969, div. 1978)

    University: BBA, North Texas State College, Denton (1958)

    Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity

    TELEVISION
    In the Heat of the Night Tom Dugan (1989)
    Eischied Chief Earl Eischied (1979-80)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Mud (26-May-2012)
    Strange Wilderness (1-Feb-2008)
    The Dukes of Hazzard (24-Jun-2005)
    Vegas, City of Dreams (1-Apr-2001)
    Too Rich: The Secret Life of Doris Duke (22-Feb-1999)
    Poodle Springs (25-Jul-1998)
    Tomorrow Never Dies (19-Dec-1997) · Wade
    George Wallace (24-Aug-1997)
    Mars Attacks! (13-Dec-1996) · Glenn Norris
    The Siege at Ruby Ridge (19-May-1996)
    Felony (3-Jan-1996)
    GoldenEye (17-Nov-1995) · Jack Wade
    The Grass Harp (10-Sep-1995)
    Congo (9-Jun-1995) · R. B. Travis
    Panther (3-May-1995)
    The Underneath (28-Apr-1995) · Hinkle
    Ring of Steel (30-Mar-1994)
    Reality Bites (18-Feb-1994) · Tom Pierce
    Complex of Fear (12-Jan-1993)
    The Distinguished Gentleman (4-Dec-1992) · Olaf Andersen
    Citizen Cohn (22-Aug-1992)
    Cape Fear (13-Nov-1991) · Claude Kersek
    The Children (18-May-1990)
    Criminal Law (15-Sep-1988) · Det. Mesel
    Leonard Part 6 (18-Dec-1987)
    The Killing Time (23-Oct-1987)
    The Living Daylights (29-Jun-1987) · Brad Whitaker
    The Abduction of Kari Swenson (8-Mar-1987)
    Getting Even (21-Feb-1986)
    Edge of Darkness (4-Nov-1985)
    Fletch (31-May-1985) · Chief Karlin
    The Natural (11-May-1984) · The Whammer
    Final Justice (1984)
    Joysticks (16-Sep-1983)
    Wacko (1983)
    The Pack (20-Nov-1977)
    Checkered Flag or Crash (3-Jun-1977)
    Speedtrap (1977)
    Mitchell (10-Sep-1975)
    Framed (Aug-1975)
    Golden Needles (17-Jul-1974) · Dan
    The Outfit (Oct-1973) · Cody
    Charley Varrick (19-Sep-1973) · Molly
    Walking Tall (22-Feb-1973)
    That Certain Summer (1-Nov-1972)
    Welcome Home, Soldier Boys (8-Sep-1972)
    Junior Bonner (2-Aug-1972)
    Wild Rovers (23-Jun-1971) · Paul Buckman
    Adam at Six A.M. (22-Sep-1970)
    Guns of the Magnificent Seven (30-Jul-1969) · Slater


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