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  • BIRTH 16/08/1899
  • DEATH 20/09/1973
  • Country United States
  • SHOWS 5
  • MOVIES 23

Glenn Strange

At various times in his life a rancher, deputy sheriff and rodeo performer, this huge, towering (6' 5") beast of a man was born George Glenn Strange in Weed, New Mexico, on August 16, 1899, but grew up a real-life cowboy in Cross Cut, Texas. Of Irish and Cherokee Indian descent, he taught himself (by ear) the fiddle and guitar at a young age and started performing at local functions as a teen. In the late 1920s, Glenn and his cousin, Taylor McPeters, better known later as the western character actor Cactus Mack, joined a radio singing group known as the "Arizona Wranglers" that toured throughout the country.

Glenn Strange

Shows (5)

Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke
Man / Sam (uncredited) / Sam Noonan
The Abbott and Costello Show
The Abbott and Costello Show
Tessie's Steady Boyfriend
Rawhide
Rawhide
Bartender
The Lone Ranger
The Lone Ranger
Butch Cavendish / Cavendish
General Electric Theater
General Electric Theater
Red Herring

Movies (23)

Escape from Fort Bravo
Escape from Fort Bravo
Sergeant Compton
The Lusty Men
The Lusty Men
Rig Ferris - Foreman (uncredited)
House of Frankenstein
House of Frankenstein
Frankenstein Monster
Alias Jesse James
Alias Jesse James
James Gang Member
Marty
Marty
Bit Role (uncredited)
The Star Packer
The Star Packer
Loco Frank
House of Dracula
House of Dracula
The Frankenstein Monster
Days of Jesse James
Days of Jesse James
Cole Younger
Flash Gordon
Flash Gordon
Gocko/Robot/Soldier
Blue Montana Skies
Blue Montana Skies
Bob Causer
Knickerbocker Holiday
Knickerbocker Holiday
Big Muscle
Comanche Territory
Comanche Territory
Big Joe
Pals of the Silver Sage
Pals of the Silver Sage
Vic Insley
Calamity Jane
Calamity Jane
Prospector (uncredited)
Westward Ho
Westward Ho
Carter
The Black Raven
The Black Raven
Andy
Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein
Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein
The Frankenstein Monster
The Mexicali Kid
The Mexicali Kid
Foreman Jed
The Desperadoes
The Desperadoes
Lem - Jack's Gang Member
Dude Cowboy
Dude Cowboy
Henchman Krinkle
The Kid's Last Ride
The Kid's Last Ride
Bart Gill / Ike Breeden
Little Joe, the Wrangler
Little Joe, the Wrangler
Banker Jeff Corey
Last Train from Gun Hill
Last Train from Gun Hill
Gun Hill Bouncer