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Fess Parker

Fess Parker

Highest Rated: 100% Old Yeller (1957)

Lowest Rated: 17% Untamed Frontier (1952)

Birthday: Aug 16, 1924

Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, USA

With his lanky frame, humble demeanor and ruggedly boyish face, actor Fess Parker was for many Americans the personification of pioneer myths, thanks to his famous film and television portrayals of Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone. Originally a dependable contract player for Warner Bros., Parker was discovered by Disney Studios and starred in the three-part miniseries, "Davy Crockett" (ABC, 1954-55), which became a huge hit with children. Two film roles as the rugged frontiersman followed in 1955-56 before playing the title role in the iconic series, "Daniel Boone" (NBC, 1964-1970), which forever cemented Parker's Hollywood legacy.

Highest rated movies

100% Old Yeller
100% Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier
93% Them!
88% Hell Is for Heroes
17% Untamed Frontier

Photos

DAVY CROCKETT AND THE RIVER PIRATES, Fess Parker, 1956 DAVY CROCKETT AND THE RIVER PIRATES, Fess Parker, 1956 DAVY CROCKETT: KING OF THE WILD FRONTIER, Fess Parker, 1954 DAVY CROCKETT AND THE RIVER PIRATES, Fess Parker, 1956 DAVY CROCKETT: KING OF THE WILD FRONTIER, Fess Parker, 1954 OLD YELLER, (front) Kevin Corcoran, Tommy Kirk, (back) Dorothy McGuire, Fess Parker, 1957 THE JAYHAWKERS, Fess Parker, Nicole Maurey, 1959 THE JAYHAWKERS, Nicole Maurey, producer and director Melvin Frank, Fess Parker, producer Norman Panama, on-set, 1959 THE HANGMAN, Director Michael Curtiz watches as Gary Cooper rolls his own cigarette while visiting Jack Lord and Fess Parker on set, 1959 DAVY CROCKETT: KING OF THE WILD FRONTIER, Fess Parker, 1954 DAVY CROCKETT, KING OF THE WILD FRONTIER, Fess Parker, Buddy Ebsen, 1955 DAVY CROCKETT: KING OF THE WILD FRONTIER, Fess Parker, 1954 DAVY CROCKETT, KING OF THE WILD FRONTIER, Fess Parker, 1955 THE LIGHT IN THE FOREST, Fess Parker, James MacArthur, 1958 DAVY CROCKETT, KING OF THE WILD FRONTIER, Fess Parker, 1955 THE LIGHT IN THE FOREST, James MacArthur, Fess Parker, 1958 THE GREAT LOCOMOTIVE CHASE, Fess Parker, Jeffrey Hunter, 1956 THE LIGHT IN THE FOREST, Fess Parker, Joanne Dru, 1958 OLD YELLER, Tommy Kirk, Fess Parker, 1957 DAVY CROCKETT AND THE RIVER PIRATES, Buddy Ebsen, Fess Parker, 1956

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climb an Angry Mountain Sheriff Elisha Cooper (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Daniel Boone: Frontier Trail Rider Daniel Boone (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Daniel Boone Daniel Boone (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 40% Smoky Clint Barkley (Character) - 1966
88% 74% Hell Is for Heroes Sgt. Pike (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 38% Alias Jesse James Davy Crockett (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 67% The Jayhawkers Cam Bleeker (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 50% The Hangman Sheriff Buck Weston (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 36% The Light in the Forest Del Hardy (Character) - 1958
100% 79% Old Yeller Jim Coates (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 43% Westward Ho the Wagons! John 'Doc' Grayson (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 67% Davy Crockett and the River Pirates Davy Crockett (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 55% The Great Locomotive Chase James J. Andrews (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 44% Battle Cry Pvt. Speedy (Character) - 1955
100% 77% Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier Davy Crockett (Character) - 1955
93% 77% Them! Alan Crotty (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 55% Thunder Over the Plains Kirby (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Take Me to Town Long John (Character) - 1953
17% No Score Yet Untamed Frontier Clem McCloud (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet No Room for the Groom Cousin Ben (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 54% Springfield Rifle Jim Randolph (Character) - 1952

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Disney's Wonderful World Jim Coates (Character) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Daniel Boone Daniel Boone (Character) 1964-1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Danny Kaye Show Guest 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Startime Unknown (Character) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dragnet Unknown (Guest Star) 1954