Kermit Maynard (September 20, 1897 – January 16, 1971) was an American actor and stuntman.
Maynard from the 1922 Arbutus
|Born||September 20, 1897|
Vevay, Indiana, United States
|Died||January 16, 1971 73) (aged|
North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
|Resting place||Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery|
|Other names||Tex Maynard|
|Spouse(s)||Edith Jessen (married 1924-1971, his death) 1 child|
Maynard was a 1916 graduate of Columbus High School in Columbus, Indiana. He graduated with a degree in engineering from Indiana University and played college football as a lineman for the Indiana Hoosiers in the early 1920s. While at the university, he lettered in three sports in one year.
In the mid- to late-1930s, Maynard starred in films produced by Ambassador Pictures, a Maurice Conn company that began operations in 1934. He starred in 18 Ambassador films in 1935-1937. After the last of those, Roaring Six Guns, he resumed doing stunt work and acting in supporting roles.a
Maynard also competed as a rider in rodeo competition. In 1933, he won a Pacific Coast trick-riding championship in the Pendleton Round-Up.
|1930||The Lone Defender||Reverend Purdy||Uncredited|
|1931||The Phantom of the West||Peter Drake|
|1939||The Night Riders||Sheriff Chuck Pratt|
|1941||Billy the Kid||Thad Decker|
|1942||The Lone Prairie||Henchman with Large Hat||uncredited|
|1942||Perils of the Royal Mounted||Const. Collins|
|1943||Western Cyclone||Ticklish Henchman Hank|
|1943||Beyond the Last Frontier||Henchman Clyde Barton|
|1946||Chick Carter, Detective||Williams, detective||Chapter 11|
|1949||The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend||Poker Game Onlooker||Uncredited|
|1950||The Traveling Saleswoman||Townsman||Uncredited|
|1951||Fort Dodge Stampede||Wagon Train Scout|
|1952||Rancho Notorious||Deputy in Gunsight||Uncredited|
|1953||The Charge at Feather River||Trooper Zebulon Poinsett||Uncredited|
|1954||Gunfighters of the Northwest||Mountie August||Chapters 5-8, 14, 15|
|1955||Wichita||Man in Saloon||Uncredited|
|1956||Blazing the Overland Trail||Al|
|1956||The Fastest Gun Alive||Silver Rapids Deputy||Uncredited|
|1957||The Phantom Stagecoach||Henchman||Uncredited|
|1959||Good Day for a Hanging||Townsman||Uncredited|
|1960||Toby Tyler||Bit role||Uncredited|
|1961||Pocketful of Miracles||Newspaper Editor||Uncredited|
|1962||Birdman of Alcatraz||Alcatraz Captain of Guards||Uncredited|
|1950||The Lone Ranger||Sheriff Gilbert
Deputy Sheriff Sam
|1951||Saturday Roundup||Different role each week||unknown episodes|
|1952||The Range Rider||In episode "Jimmy the Kid"|
|1953||Death Valley Days||Boarding House Diner||1 episode|
|1956||The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin||Show Patron||1 episode|
|1957||Tales of the Texas Rangers||Henchman||1 episode|
|1958||The Texan||Barfly||1 episode|
|The Californians||Horseman||1 episode|
|1959||The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp||Outlaw||1 episode|
|Hotel de Paree||Man at Saloon||1 episode|
|1962||Tales of Wells Fargo||Townsman
|2 episodes, uncredited|
- "Visit Sons in Movie Studios at Hollywood". The Republic. Indiana, Columbus. April 7, 1927. p. 15. Retrieved December 30, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Graduates Are Ready To Quit". The Republic. Indiana, Columbus. May 24, 1919. p. 1. Retrieved December 30, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.
- Katchmer, George A. (2009). A Biographical Dictionary of Silent Film Western Actors and Actresses. McFarland. p. 240. ISBN 9781476609058. Retrieved December 30, 2017.
- "Kermit Maynard in Movies at Hollywood". The Republic. Indiana, Columbus. June 22, 1926. p. 6. Retrieved December 30, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.
- Pitts, Michael R. (2005). Poverty Row Studios, 1929–1940: An Illustrated History of 55 Independent Film Companies, with a Filmography for Each. McFarland. pp. 29–32. ISBN 9781476610368. Retrieved December 30, 2017.
- "Riding Crown of Kermit Maynard to Go Undefended". The Los Angeles Times. California, Los Angeles. August 27, 1934. p. 5. Retrieved December 30, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Film Actor Kermit Maynard, 72, Dies". The Republic. Indiana, Columbus. January 20, 1971. p. 1. Retrieved December 30, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Maynard". The Republic. Indiana, Columbus. January 20, 1971. p. 2. Retrieved December 30, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.