Tex Terry

Edward Earl Terry (August 22, 1902 – May 18, 1985), known professionally as Tex Terry, was an American film actor who often played a henchman in B-movie Westerns during the 1940s and 1950s.

Tex Terry
Edward Earl Terry

(1902-08-22)August 22, 1902
DiedMay 18, 1985(1985-05-18) (aged 82)
Resting placeCoxville Cemetery,
Coxville, Indiana
Occupationfilm and television actor
Spouse(s)Isabel Draesemer Terry

Terry was born in Coxville, Indiana. In 1964, he married Isabel Draesemer, a Hollywood agent. Terry made his last movie in 1972. In 1979, he and his wife moved back to Indiana, where he opened Tex's Longhorn Tavern. Every August he invited the public to celebrate his birthday by listening to him tell Hollywood stories and watching his movies.

He died in Terre Haute, Indiana on May 18, 1985, and is buried at Coxville Cemetery in Coxville, Indiana.


Year Film Role Other notes
1939 Rovin' Tumbleweeds Rancher (uncredited)
1940 Heroes of the Saddle Rancher (uncredited)
Boss of Bullion City Cowboy (uncredited)
Pioneers of the West Settler (uncredited)
Covered Wagon Trails Henchman with Fletcher
1941 Kansas Cyclone (uncredited)
Sunset in Wyoming Bit Role (uncredited)
Rawhide Rangers Ranger (uncredited)
1942 Stardust on the Sage Rancher (uncredited)
Bells of Capistrano Roustabout (uncredited)
Outlaws of Pine Ridge (uncredited)
Valley of Hunted Men Posse Member (uncredited)
1944 The San Antonio Kid Barfly (uncredited)
Firebrands of Arizona Henchman (uncredited)
1945 The Topeka Terror Henchman (uncredited)
Man from Oklahoma Horse Wrangler (uncredited)
Oregon Trail Moyer (uncredited)
Bandits of the Badlands Ranger Blackie
Along the Navajo Trail Blacksmith (uncredited)
Sunset in El Dorado Henchman with broken wagon (uncredited)
Rough Riders of Cheyenne Flapjack, Carson Cowhand
1946 Roaring Rangers Barfly (uncredited) aka False Hero
Alias Billy the Kid Buckskin
The El Paso Kid Henchman Kramer
Red River Renegades Bartender (uncredited)
Rio Grande Raiders Stage Guard Mac McLane
Plainsman and the Lady Deputy (uncredited) aka Drumbeats Over Wyoming (USA: reissue title)
Sioux City Sue Jim Bailey, Rustler (uncredited)
Heldorado Cowhand (uncredited) aka Helldorado
1947 Son of Zorro Cattleman (uncredited)
Last Frontier Uprising Henchman that starts fire (uncredited)
Apache Rose Henchman
Twilight on the Rio Grande Henchman Joe
Wyoming Morrison (uncredited)
Jesse James Rides Again Blair, Phony Messenger [Ch. 11] (uncredited)
1948 The Gallant Legion Sgt. Clint Mason
Return of the Bad Men Deputy (uncredited) aka Return of the Badmen (International: English title)
The Plunderers Rancher (uncredited)
1949The Last Bandit Pete (uncredited)
Brimstone Dutch, Shotgun Guard (uncredited)
1950 Stars in My Crown Townsman (uncredited)
Rock Island Trail McIntyre (uncredited) aka Transcontinent Express (UK)
Trigger, Jr. Rancher (uncredited)
Beyond the Purple Hills Barfly (uncredited)
Frisco Tornado Henchman (uncredited)
Surrender Stage Guard
California Passage Bill (uncredited)
1951 Oh! Susanna Bartender (uncredited)
Heart of the Rockies Henchman (uncredited)
Don Daredevil Rides Again Townsman (uncredited)
Fighting Coast Guard Master Sergeant (uncredited) aka Fighting U.S. Coast Guard
1952 The Old West (uncredited)
Colorado Sundown (uncredited)
Thundering Caravans Rogers
1953 Pack Train Pete, bearded pack train traitor (uncredited)
Sweethearts on Parade Zebe aka Sweetheart Time (USA)
1954 Rails Into Laramie Bit (uncredited) aka Fort Laramie, a.k.a. Rails End at Laramie
Jubilee Trail Penrose (uncredited)
Man with the Steel Whip Barfly (uncredited)
1955 Timberjack Charlie
The Road to Denver Mr. McGovern
1957The Parson and the Outlaw Townsman (uncredited) aka Return of the Outlaw, a.k.a. The Killer and 21 Men
1958 Toughest Gun in Tombstone Stage Driver (uncredited)
The Happy Tree Outlaw
1959The Oregon Trail Brizzard
1961 Posse from Hell Townsman (uncredited)

Television credits

1954The Gene Autry Show"Outlaw of Blue Mesa"Sage, Bearded Deputy-Henchmanaka Melody Ranch
"The Sharpshooter"
1957Tales of Wells Fargo"Barbara Coast"
1958Gunsmoke"Robber Bridegroom"Peteaka Gun Law (UK), a.k.a. Marshal Dillon (rerun title)
1959Have Gun - Will Travel"Juliet"Stage Driver
"Lady on the Stagecoach"
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