Rayford Barnes

Rayford Barnes (October 23, 1920 - November 11, 2000) was an American film and TV character actor from Whitesboro, Texas who appeared in films, mainly westerns, such as Hondo, The Burning Hills, Fort Massacre, The Wild Bunch, The Hunting Party, and Cahill U.S. Marshal. He also appeared in the 1955 comedy Bowery to Bagdad.

Rayford Barnes
Born(1920-10-23)October 23, 1920
DiedNovember 11, 2000(2000-11-11) (aged 80)
Resting placeCalifornia
Other namesRay
Years active1952-1997
Spouse(s)Debra Barnes (1973-2000) (his death)

Barnes also appeared on dozens of TV series most notably The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp in which he portrayed Ike Clanton. Other series he appeared on include Father Knows Best, Highway Patrol, Racket Squad, The Untouchables, Cheyenne, Maverick, Have Gun - Will Travel, The Twilight Zone, The Big Valley, Daniel Boone, The High Chaparral, Bonanza, Gunsmoke, Wonder Woman, Little House on the Prairie, Fantasy Island, The Dukes of Hazzard, and Walker, Texas Ranger. His final role was on the NBC medical drama ER in 1996.

Barnes lived in Manhattan Beach, California, with his long-time companion, Debbie. He often spoke about his movie making experiences with John Wayne, for whom he had great admiration. He had a younger brother, Lou Dupont, who was also an entertainer. Barnes died in Santa Monica or Manhattan Beach, California on November 11, 2000 at age 80. His brother Lou Dupont died October 21, 2012, in Las Vegas, NV. at 83. Lou leaves one daughter, Glennel Warren.

Selected filmography


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