Pals Of The Saddle- Jim Burk

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    • Pals Of The Saddle- Jim Burk

      JIM BURK

      ..
      I think Jim is 2nd from the left...................................2nd. from the right

      Information from IMDb

      Date of Birth
      14 November 1932,
      Newhall, California, USA

      Date of Death
      10 March 2009,
      Darby, Montana, USA (heart failure)

      Trivia
      Retired for the most part in the late 1980s and settled in Montana's Bitterroot Valley.

      Was known for training falling horses in nearly three decades of westerns and cavalry films.

      His stepfather, Jimmy Loukes, helped him break into the film industry as a stuntman in the 1950s.

      Began training horses and competing on the rodeo circuit as an adolescent.

      Stuntman and actor who worked on over a dozen films with John Wayne.

      He is probably best remembered as "Trooper", a member of the Fain Gang in Big Jake,
      and also as "Bobby Joe" in The Undefeated (He's the one who was leg wrestling
      with everyone and had to fight Merlin Olsen).
      He also doubled John Wayne in the log shots of the Meadow Scene in True Grit
      This piece from Colorado Bob

      Filmography

      Stunts
      1992 Accidental Hero (stunts - as Jimmy H. Burk)
      1991 Hook (stunts - as James H. Burk)
      1990 Far Out Man (stunts)
      1989 Tango & Cash (stunts)
      1989 Police Academy 6: City Under Siege (stunts)
      1988 Young Guns (stunts)
      1988 Action Jackson (stunts)
      1987 Dragnet (stunts)
      1984 2010 (stunts)
      1983 Hysterical (stunts - as James H. Burk)
      1982 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (stunts)
      1982 Conan the Barbarian (stunts)
      1981 Reds (stunts - uncredited)
      1981 Soggy Bottom, U.S.A. (stunts)
      1980 Wholly Moses! (stunts)
      1980 Bronco Billy (stunts - uncredited)
      1980 The Mountain Men (stunts)
      1980 The Long Riders (stuntman)
      1978 Convoy (stunts - as James Burk)
      1976 Gator (stunts - uncredited)
      1976 Drum (stunts - uncredited)
      1976 The Shootist (stunt double: / John Wayne - uncredited - uncredited, stunts - uncredited)
      1976 Leadbelly (stunts)
      1976 Banjo Hackett: Roamin' Free (TV movie) (stunt coordinator)
      1975 The Man Who Would Be King (stunts - uncredited)
      1975 Take a Hard Ride (stunts - uncredited)
      1975 Crazy Mama (stunts)
      1974 The Trial of Billy Jack (stunts - uncredited)
      1974 Hijack! (TV movie) (stunts - uncredited)
      1974 Chinatown (stunts - uncredited)
      1974 The Midnight Man (stunts)
      1973 The Outfit (stunts - uncredited)
      1973 The Stone Killer (stunts - uncredited)
      1973 Oklahoma Crude (stunts - uncredited)
      1973 The Train Robbers (stunts - uncredited)
      1972 The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (stunts - uncredited)
      1972 The Cowboys (stunts - uncredited)
      1971 Big Jake (stunts - uncredited)

      1971 One More Train to Rob (stunts - uncredited)
      1970 Never Give an Inch (stunts - uncredited)
      1970 Chisum (stunts - uncredited)
      1970 Five Savage Men (stunts - uncredited)
      1969 The Undefeated (stunts - uncredited)
      1969 True Grit (stunts - uncredited)

      1969 Mackenna's Gold (stunts - uncredited)
      1968 Hellfighters (stunts - uncredited)
      1968 The Green Berets (stunts - uncredited)
      1967 The War Wagon (stunts - uncredited)

      1967 The Way West (stunts - uncredited)
      1966 Stagecoach (stunts - uncredited)
      1965 The Hallelujah Trail (stunts - uncredited)
      1963 McLintock! (stunts - uncredited)
      1962 Geronimo (stunts - uncredited)
      1961 The Comancheros (stunts - uncredited)
      1960 The Alamo (stunts - uncredited)
      1959 The Horse Soldiers (stunts - uncredited)

      1959 Pork Chop Hill (stunts - uncredited)
      1958 The Big Country (stunts - uncredited)
      1953 Arrowhead (stunts - uncredited)
      1953 Pony Express (stunts - uncredited)
      1951 Flame of Araby (stunts - uncredited)

      Actor
      2000 The $treet (TV series)– Miracle on Wall Street (2000) … Santa Claus (as Jim Burke)
      2000 Wonderland (TV series)– Pilot (2000) … Cop #1 (as Jim Burke)
      1997 A Smile Like Yours...Nancy Tellen's Groom (as Jim Burke)
      1994 NYPD Blue (TV series)– Simone Says (1994) … Uniform Cop (as Jim Burke)
      1991 K-9000 (TV movie)...Zeiss Man
      1991 Paradise (TV series)– Out of the Ashes (1991) … Otto (as Jim Burke)
      1989 Johnny Handsome...Prison Guard
      1983 Brainstorm...Lab Technician
      1981 The Legend of the Lone Ranger...Ranger Stephenson (as Jim Burke)
      1980 All God's Children (TV movie)
      1980 Tom Horn...Slaughter House Man (as Jimmy H. Burk)
      1978-1980 Fantasy Island (TV series)
      Bart / Paul Kendall
      – Nona/One Million B.C. (1980) (as Jim Burke)
      – Pentagram/Casting Director/A Little Ball (1979) … Paul Kendall
      – The Funny Girl/Butch and Sundance (1978) … Bart
      1979 Prophecy...Rescuer (as James H. Burk)
      1979 M*A*S*H (TV series)– A Night at Rosie's (1979) … M.P.
      1978 Hooper...Jimbo
      1978 Convoy..Frick (as James H. Burk)
      1976 Slumber Party '57...Biker III
      1976 Gator...Sheriff Williams
      1974 Mannix (TV series)...– Desert Sun (1974) (as Jim Burke)
      1974 Hijack! (TV movie)...First Cowboy
      1974 Chinatown...Farmer in the Valley (as Jim Burke)
      1974 Hec Ramsey (TV series)– Scar Tissue (1974) … Chief Guard
      1974 The Magician (TV series)– The Stainless Steel Lady (1974) … Hubbard (as Jim Burke)
      1973 Dusty's Trail (TV series)– Here Come the Brides, There Go the Grooms (1973) … Clint
      1973 Oklahoma Crude...Moody
      1972 The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean..Bart Jackson
      1972 The Cowboys...Pete
      1971 Big Jake...Trooper
      1971 One More Train to Rob...Skinner
      1970 Never Give an Inch...Biggy Newton
      1970 Chisum...Trace - Wrangler
      1970 Lancer (TV series)– Lifeline (1970) … Lew
      1968 The Green Berets...Soldier (uncredited)
      1965 The Hallelujah Trail...Elks-Runner (as James Burk)
      1962 Geronimo...Cavalryman (as James Burk)
      1960 The Alamo...Tennessean (uncredited)
      1958 The Big Country...Blackie/Cracker Hannassey
      1953 Arrowhead...Cavalryman (uncredited)
      1953 Pony Express
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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    • Re: (New Profile) Pals Of The Saddle- Jim Burk

      Jim Burke, another prolific stuntman,
      who is most of us were unaware of.
      He stunted and appeared in many major movies,
      including in his later life
      Hook, Young Guns, Dragnet, 2010,
      Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Conan the Barbarian
      Bronco Billy, The Long Riders Convoy, Gator
      and previously
      movies such as The Hallelujah Trail, Geronimo, and
      The Big Country, Mackenna's Gold

      Jim was a regular of the
      John Wayne Stock Company

      He stunted and appeared in 14 movies with Duke
      The Shootist (1976)(stunt double: / John Wayne - uncredited - uncredited, stunts - uncredited)
      The Train Robbers (1973) (stunts - uncredited)
      The Cowboys (1972)...Pete (stunts - uncredited)
      Big Jake (1971)...Trooper (stunts - uncredited)
      Chisum (1970)...Trace - Wrangler (stunts - uncredited)
      The Undefeated (1969) (stunts - uncredited)
      True Grit (1969) (stunts - uncredited)
      Hellfighters (1968) (stunts - uncredited)
      The Green Berets (1968)...Soldier (uncredited) (stunts - uncredited)
      The War Wagon (1967) (stunts - uncredited)
      McLintock! (1963) (stunts - uncredited)
      The Comancheros (1961) (stunts - uncredited)
      The Alamo (1960)...Tennessean (uncredited) (stunts - uncredited)
      The Horse Soldiers (1959)(stunts - uncredited)
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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    • Re: (New Profile) Pals Of The Saddle- Jim Burk

      Jim Burk was originally mentioned in
      arthurarnells thread
      Stuntmen Of The Saddle- Neil Summers & others.

      There has been more interest of late for more information
      relating to these prolific men.
      I have already profiled more stuntmen, and so thought Jim Burk
      was worthy of a full profile.

      With respect to arthurarnell,
      I have copied the posts here to this new dedicated thread

      Colorado Bob wrote:

      Don't know if anyone has heard or not, but a couple of days ago I received a card from Neil Summers (stuntman on many John Wayne films), and he mentioned that Jim Burke passed away a couple of months ago at his ranch in Montana. He is probably best remembered as "Trooper", a member of the Fain Gang in "Big Jake", and also as "Bobby Joe" in "The Undefeated" (He's the one who was leg wrestling with everyone and had to fight Merlin Olsen). He also doubled John Wayne in the log shots of the Meadow Scene in "True Grit". He was one of my favorite stuntmen, and I always looked forward to spotting him in John Wayne's films.


      alamo221 wrote:

      Jim Burke was a great addition to any Duke film and will be missed. A couple of his more notable stuntworks were doubling Duke in most of True Grit, doubling Duke in the climactic gunfight in The Shootist, and doubling Forrest Tucker in the balcony fall (Chuck Roberson doubled Duke) in Chisum.
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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