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Jack Elam
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Trivia

Daughters: Jeri Elam and Jacqueline Elam.

Son: Scott Elam.

Jack Elam now lives in Ashland, Oregon

Biography from Leonard Maltin's Movie Encyclopedia:

Wild-eyed, croaky-voiced character actor second to none in the ancient and venerable art of scene-stealing. His career falls into three distinct phases: In the 1950s and 1960s, he was a matchless thug in High Noon, Rancho Notorious (both 1952), Kiss Me Deadly (1955), Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957), Baby Face Nelson (1958), and The Comancheros (1961). In the late 1960s he drifted into comedic portrayals, mostly in Westerns, often playing a self-parodying Western heavy, as in Once Upon a Time in the West (1968), Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969), Rio Lobo (1970), and Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971). By the mid 1970s, Elam had essayed dozens of such roles; gradually, over the next few yearsupon becoming "too old and too fat to jump on a horse," as he puts it-Elam grew a long beard and settled into lovable-old-coot characterizations. Much of his work in the last decade has been confined to TV movies Once Upon a Texas Train and Where the Hell's That Gold?!!?, both 1988) and independent, modestly budgeted theatrical movies such as Aurora Encounter (1986), The Giant of Thunder Mountain (1991), and Suburban Commando (1991). Elam has also been featured in the sitcoms "Struck by Lightning" (1979) and "Easy Street" (1986-87).

Jack Elam stared in:

Title Year Saw with/at: Own On? Rating
Support Your Local Sherriff 1969 Digital *** 1/2
Support Your Local Gunfighter 1971 On TV while babysitting Digital *** 1/2
Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again 1979 **
The Cannonball Run 1980 With Peter L. * 1/2