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Walter Barnes

James McEachin was born on May 20, 1930 in Rennert, North Carolina. At the age of 18 he joined the US Armed Forces and served in the Korean War earning many medals of valor to include the Purple Heart and Silver Star. After leaving the military he spent time as a policeman and then fireman before moving to California and becoming a record producer. After a short stint in the music industry McEachin went into acting and spent many years in film and television. Not yet content he took time away from acting to become an award-winning author and maker of audio books. In 2005 McEachin was appointed as a US Army Reserve Ambassador and spends his free time speaking to soldiers, veterans and America. In late 2006 he produced the film-short Old Glory, a film short for the soldier, veteran and patriot in us all. In 2008 McEachin opened his one-man play, Above the Call; Beyond the Duty at the John F. Kennedy Center, Washington, DC and his since played Casa Manana, Ft. Worth, TX, Brentwood Theater, Los Angeles, CA, and Merle Reskin Theatre, Chicago, IL.

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Jan 26, 1918 In Rennert, North Carolina, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Action in the Afternoon 1953-02-02
Latest Project:
Series North and South 1985-11-03
Known For
Series North and South 1985-11-03
Series Walking Tall 1981-01-17
Movie Smokey Bites the Dust Sheriff Turner 1981-10-01
Movie Bronco Billy Sheriff Dix 1980-06-11
Movie Every Which Way But Loose Tank Murdock 1978-12-16
Movie The Young Runaways Sgt. Abel 1978-05-28
Movie Pete's Dragon Captain 1977-11-03
Movie Mackintosh and T.J. Jim Webster 1976-02-05
Movie Cahill U.S. Marshal Sheriff Grady 1973-07-11
Movie The Magnificent Tony Carrera Barnes 1969-01-01
Movie Coup D'Etat (uncredited) 1969-03-15
Movie Garter Colt General Droga 1968-05-19
Movie Halleluja for Django Key Jarrett / Clay Thomas 1967-10-28
Movie Liebesnächte in der Taiga Jurij 1967-10-04
Movie Winnetou and the Crossbreed Mac Haller 1966-08-17
Movie Challenge of the Gladiator Nero 1965-10-29
Movie Frontier Hellcat Martin Baumann Sr. 1964-12-08
Movie Sign of Zorro Mario 1963-04-05
Movie Slave Girls of Sheba Friar Metachini 1963-05-24
Movie D'Artagnan contro i 3 Moschettieri Porthos 1963-10-09
Movie Winnetou 1: Apache Gold Bill Jones 1963-12-11
Movie Avenger of the Seven Seas Van Artz 1962-03-21
Movie Il segreto dello sparviero nero Calico Jack 1961-08-11
Movie El secreto de los hombres azules Matthias 1961-08-11
Movie The Rape of the Sabine Women Stilicone 1961-11-15
Movie Queen of the Seas Captain Poof 1961-12-01
Movie Robin Hood and the Pirates Guercio / Orbo 1960-12-23
Movie Rio Bravo Charlie (uncredited) 1959-03-17
Movie Westbound Willis - Stage Depot Cook 1959-04-25
Series Tales of the Vikings 1959-09-08
Movie Revolt in the Big House Guard Capt. Starkey 1958-12-21
Series Action in the Afternoon 1953-02-02