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Jack Elam Bio & Wiki: Net Worth, Age, Height & Weight


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Jack Elam is best known as a film actor. Grizzled actor who played supporting roles, usually as a villain, in a variety of westerns. His TV credits include Zorro, Have Gun Will Fly, and Lone Ranger. He was born on November 13, 1920, in Miami, AZ. He was a regular actor at Gunsmoke, starring Dennis Weaver, portraying everything from gangsters to sophisticated debtors. He lost sight of himself in his left eye after he was in a fight at 12 years of age. The damage had contributed to his grizzled look. He has starred in more than 100 films about his carer, including the High Noon and Gunfight classics at the O.K. It’s Corral. He has starred in more than 200 TV episodes.

Jack Elam Biography
Short Bio
First NameJack
Last NameElam
ProfessionMovie Actor
DiedOct 20, 2003 ( age 82)
Birthday & Zodiac
Birth SignScorpio
Birth DateNovember 13, 1920
BirthdayNovember 13
Birth PlaceMiami, AZ


  • Film Actor

Jack Elam Education

  • He was a student at both Miami High School in Gila County and Phoenix Union High School in Maricopa County, graduating from there in the late 1930s, and also attending Santa Monica Junior College in California.

Before Fame

  • He lost sight of himself in his left eye after he was in a fight at 12 years of age. The damage had contributed to his grizzled look.

Jack Elam Real Name

  • William Scott Elam

Jack Elam Height, Weight & Body Measurements

Jack Elam is 82 years old, he is 6′ 0″ (1.8 m) tall. His body measurements are still not confirmed yet. We will update you as soon as possible. His zodiac sign is Scorpio.

Height & Weight
Height (Approx.)6 Ft 0 In
Weight (Approx.)Unknown
Body MeasurementsUnknown
Physical Stats
Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorBlack
Dress SizeUnknown
Shoe SizeUnknown
Jack Elam Height, Weight & Body Measurements


  • He has starred in more than 100 films about his carer, including the High Noon and Gunfight classics at the O.K. It’s Corral. He has starred in more than 200 TV episodes.

Work in Filmography

Mystery Range1947Burvel Lambert
Wild Weed1949Raymond – Henchman
The Sundowners1950Earl Boyce
Key to the City1950CouncilmanUncredtted
Quicksand1950Man at BarUncredited
One Way Street1950ArnieUncredited
A Ticket to Tomahawk1950FargoUncredited
Love That Brute1950Henchman #2 in Cigar StoreUncredited
High Lonesome1950Smiling Man
American Guerrilla in the Philippines1951The Speaker
The Texan Meets Calamity Jane1951HenchmanUncredited
Bird of Paradise1951The Trader
The Bushwackers1951Cree
Finders Keepers1952Eddie
Rancho Notorious1952Mort Geary
The Battle at Apache Pass1952Mescal Jack
High Noon1952Charlie – Drunk in JailUncredited
Montana Territory1952Gimp
Lure of the Wilderness1952Dave Longden
My Man and I1952Celestino Garcia
The Ring1952Harry Jackson
Kansas City Confidential1952Pete Harris
Count the Hours1953Max Verne
Ride, Vaquero!1953Barton
Gun Belt1953Rusty Kolloway
The Moonlighter1953Slim
Appointment in Honduras1953Castro
Jubilee Trail1954Whitey
Ride Clear of Diablo1954Tim Lowerie
Princess of the Nile1954Basra
The Far Country1954Frank Newberry
Cattle Queen of Montana1954Yost
Vera Cruz1954Tex
Tarzan’s Hidden Jungle1955Burger
The Man from Laramie1955Chris Boldt
Man Without a Star1955Knife MurdererUncredited
Kiss Me Deadly1955Charlie Max
Artists and Models1955Ivan
Jubal1956McCoy – Bar 8 Rider
Thunder Over Arizona1956Deputy Slats Callahan
Dragoon Wells Massacre1957Tioga
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral1957Tom McLowery
Lure of the Swamp1957Henry Bliss
Night Passage1957Shotgun
Baby Face Nelson1957Fatso Nagel
The Gun Runners1958Arnold
Edge of Eternity1959Bill Ward
The Girl in Lovers Lane1960Jesse
The Last Sunset1961Ed Hobbs
The Comancheros1961Horseface (Comanchero)
Pocketful of Miracles1961Cheesecake
4 for Texas1963Dobie
The Rare Breed1966Simons
The Night of the Grizzly1966Hank
The Way West1967Preacher Weatherby
The Last Challenge1967Ernest Scarnes
Never a Dull Moment1968Ace Williams
Sonora1968Slim Kovacs
Once Upon a Time in the West1968Snaky – Member of Frank’s Gang
Support Your Local Sheriff!1969Jake
The Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County1970Kittrick
Dirty Dingus Magee1970John Wesley Hardin
The Wild Country1970Thompson
Rio Lobo1970Mr Phillips
Support Your Local Gunfighter1971Jug May
The Last Rebel1971Matt
Hannie Caulder1971Frank Clemens
Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid1973Alamosa Bill
Knife for the Ladies1974Jarrod (Sheriff)
Creature from Black Lake1976Joe Canton
Hawmps!1976Bad Jack Cutter
The Winds of Autumn1976J. Pete Hankins
Pony Express Rider1976Crazy Charlie
Grayeagle1977Trapper Willis
Hot Lead and Cold Feet1978Rattlesnake
The Norseman1978Death Dreamer
The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again1979Big Mac
The Sacketts1979Ira Bigelow
The Villain1979Avery Simpson
The Cannonball Run1981Doctor Nikolas Van Helsing
Soggy Bottom, U.S.A.1981Troscliar Boudreaux
Sacred Ground1983Lum Witcher
Lost1983Mr. Newsome
Cannonball Run II1984Doctor Nikolas Van Helsing
The Aurora Encounter1986Charlie
Hawken’s Breed1987Tackett
Once Upon A Texas Train1988Jason Fitch
Big Bad John1990Jake Calhoun
The Giant of Thunder Mountain1991Hezekiah Crow
Suburban Commando1991Col. Dustin ‘Dusty’ McHowell
Shadow Force1992Tommy

Work in Television

Have Gun – Will Travel1958Joe GageWritten by Ida Lupino
The Rifleman1959Gavin Martin“Tension”
Tombstone Territory1959Wally Jobe“Day of the Amnesty”
The Twilight Zone1961Crazy Man“Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?”
Bonanza1961Dodie Hoad“The Spitfire”
Bonanza1967Buford Buckalew“A Bride for Buford”
Bonanza1970Honest John“Honest John”
Easy Street1986Alvin “Bully” Stevenson22 episodes
Home Improvement1992Hick Peterson“Birds of a Feather Flock to Taylor”
Bonanza: The Return1993Buckshot
Bonanza: Under Attack1995Buckshot

Jack Elam Martial Status

  • Jack Elam was married twice, first to Jean Hodgert from 1937 to her death in 1961, and then to Margaret Jennison from 1961 to her death.

Jack Elam Reason to Death

  • Elam died of congestive heart failure in Ashland, Oregon in 2003, just one month before his 83rd birthday. He had survived with his wife Margaret, their daughter Jacqueline, and his daughter and son from his previous marriage, Jeri and Scott.

Family & Relatives

SpouseJean Hodgert & Margaret Jennison
ChildrenJacqueline, Jeri and Scott


  • He was a regular actor on Gunsmoke, starring Dennis Weaver, playing everything from stalwarts to sophisticated debtors.

Jack Elam Net Worth

Jack Elam is a well-known and popular Film Actor. The main and primary source of his income comes from Acting. Let’s check how rich Jack Elam is in 2003?

Net Worth (2003)$1 Million
Annual SalaryUnder Review.
Income SourcePrimary Income source Actor(profession).
Jack Elam Net Worth

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