Clint Walker ~ Cherokee

Published on March 22, 2011 by Christian

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Clint Walker
Clint Walker

Walker was born in Hartford, Illinois; he was a twin, and is of one-quarter Cherokee descent. He left school to work at a factory and on a river boat, then joined the United States Merchant Marine at the age of seventeen in the last months of World War II. After leaving the Merchant Marine, he labored at odd jobs in Brownwood, Texas, Long Beach, California, and Las Vegas, where he worked as a doorman at the Sands Hotel. He also was employed as a sheet-metal worker and a nightclub bouncer.

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In Los Angeles, he was hired by Cecil B. DeMille to appear in The Ten Commandments. A friend in the film industry helped get him a few bit parts that brought him to the attention of Warner Bros., which was developing a western style television series.

Walker’s good looks and imposing physique, he stood 6 feet, 6 inches (198 cm) tall with a 48-inch chest and a 32-inch waist, helped him to land an audition where he won the lead role in the TV series Cheyenne. Billed as “Clint” Walker, he was cast as Cheyenne Bodie, a cowboy hero in the post-American Civil War era. While the series regularly capitalized on Walker’s rugged frame with frequent bare-chested scenes, it was well-written and acted. It proved hugely popular for eight seasons on the ABC television network. Walker’s pleasant baritone singing voice was also occasionally utilized on the series and led Warner Brothers to produce an album of Walker doing traditional songs and ballads.

Clint Walker Details

Birth Name: Norman Eugene Walker

Birth Place: Hartford, Illinois, United States

Date of Birth: May 30, 1927

Ethnicity: Anglo, Cherokee

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