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Jeff York

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jeff York (March 23, 1912 - October 11, 1995) was an American film and television actor who began his career in the late 1930s using his given name Granville Owen Schofield. He was also sometimes credited as Jeff Yorke. During his early career, the tall, dark haired actor was a natural to play characters such as Pat Ryan in the 1940 serial Terry and the Pirates and was given the lead in the 1940 film Li'l Abner. However, he is perhaps most remembered for his role as Bud Searcy in Disney's classic Old Yeller and its 1963 sequel Savage Sam. Beverly Washburn played Lisbeth Searcy, Bud's daughter. York also appeared in The Great Locomotive Chase, Westward Ho, the Wagons!, and Johnny Tremain which were all part of Walt Disney's productions. York attracted considerable attention in the mid-1950s with his television portrayal of Mike Fink, the flamboyant keelboat operator in two episodes of Disney's hugely popular Davy Crockett miniseries in the episodes "Davy Crockett's Keelboat Race" and "Davy Crockett and the River Pirates." York was cast opposite Fess Parker in the role. The first episode featured a memorable boasting contest and a keelboat race, with Fink's boat named The Gullywumper; in the second, Crockett and Fink join forces to fight a band of river pirates who blame their depredations on local Native Americans. Description above from the Wikipedia article Jeff York,licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Mar 23, 1912 In Los Angeles, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Devil's Saddle Legion 1937-08-13
Latest Project:
Series Daniel Boone 1964-09-24
Known For
Poster of The Rifleman
Poster of Perry Mason
Poster of Isn't It Romantic?
Poster of The Postman Always Rings Twice
Series Daniel Boone Unknown 1964-09-24
Movie Savage Sam Bud Searcy 1963-06-01
Series Outlaws Unknown 1960-09-26
Series The Alaskans 1959-10-04
Series Peter Gunn Unknown 1958-09-22
Series Bronco Unknown 1958-09-23
Series Lawman Unknown 1958-10-05
Series The Rifleman Unknown 1958-09-30
Movie Johnny Tremain James Otis 1957-06-19
Movie The Liberty Story Unknown 1957-05-29
Series Zorro Unknown 1957-10-10
Series Perry Mason Unknown 1957-09-21
Movie Old Yeller Bud Searcy 1957-12-25
Movie Davy Crockett and the River Pirates Mike Fink 1956-07-18
Movie The Great Locomotive Chase William Campbell 1956-06-08
Movie Westward Ho, The Wagons! Hank Brekenridge 1956-12-20
Series Cheyenne Unknown 1955-09-20
Movie The Camera Caught It 1954-10-09
Series Davy Crockett Unknown 1954-12-15
Series Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color Unknown 1954-10-27
Movie The Lady Says No Goose 1952-01-06
Movie The Duel at Silver Creek Abe Cooney 1952-08-01
Movie Father of the Bride Policeman (uncredited) 1950-05-18
Movie Short Grass Curley 1950-12-24
Movie Surrender Canning 1950-09-15
Movie Special Agent Jake Rumpler 1949-07-22
Movie The Inspector General Guard (uncredited) 1949-12-31
Movie Isn't It Romantic? Elmer 1948-10-06
Movie The Paleface Big Joe 1948-12-17
Movie Blondie's Holiday Paul Madison 1947-04-10
Movie Fear in the Night Deputy Torrence (as Jeff Yorke) 1947-04-10
Movie Up Goes Maisie Elmer Sauders 1946-02-01
Movie Little Miss Big Clancy 1946-01-01
Movie The Yearling Oliver Hutto 1946-12-18
Movie The Postman Always Rings Twice Blair 1946-05-02
Movie Alias Mr. Twilight Police Lieutenant Barton 1946-12-24
Movie They Were Expendable Ens. Tony Aiken 1945-12-07
Movie Terry and the Pirates Pat Ryan 1940-04-12
Movie Li'l Abner Li'l Abner Yokum 1940-11-09
Movie The Great Plane Robbery Jim Day 1940-12-09
Movie Start Cheering Student 1938-03-03
Movie The Devil's Saddle Legion Chris Madden 1937-08-13
Movie Expensive Husbands Announcer at Polo Game 1937-11-27
Movie The Adventurous Blonde Dr. Nally 1937-11-13