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Trevor Bardette
American actor

Trevor Bardette

Trevor Bardette
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Intro American actor
Was Actor Television actor
From United States of America
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 19 November 1902, Nashville
Death 28 November 1977, Los Angeles (aged 75 years)
Star sign Scorpio
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Trevor Bardette (November 19, 1902 – November 28, 1977) was an American film and television actor. He appeared in several memorable episodes of Adventures of Superman and as Newman Haynes Clanton, or Old Man Clanton, in 21 episodes of the ABC/Desilu western series, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp.


Bardette was born in Nashville in Howard County in southwestern Arkansas. He began working in film in 1936, after leaving a planned mechanical engineering career. His first role was in the 1937 movie Borderland, a Hopalong Cassidy western.

He made over 172 movies and 72 television appearances in his career, and was seen as a rustler, gangster, wartime collaborator. On the Adventures of Superman, he played the sinister title character in the 1951 show The Human Bomb. In its 1954 episode "Great Caesar's Ghost", he was a member of a criminal gang trying to drive editor Perry White insane by making him think the subject of his oft-heard epithet had materialized. He played "Wally", the proprietor of Wally's Filling Station, in the "Gomer the House Guest" episode of "The Andy Griffith Show".

Bardette was cast in various roles in four episodes of the anthology series, The Ford Television Theatre between 1953 and 1956. He guest starred six times each on the original CBS family drama, Lassie, and in Clint Walker's ABC/Warner Brothers western series, Cheyenne. Bardette appeared three times on John Payne's western series, The Restless Gun as well as Wagon Train, and Have Gun – Will Travel. Twice he appeared on Tales of Wells Fargo, Broken Arrow, Maverick, and Trackdown.

Bardette played Captain Warner in the 1962 episode "A Matter of Honor" on the syndicated western anthology series, Death Valley Days. In that episode, Vic Morrow played Lt. Robert Benson. In 1965, he played Stanley Conklin in the episode "The Unborn" of the CBS drama, Slattery's People, starring Richard Crenna as a state legislator. – The Unborn (1965)

From 1959 to 1961, he was cast as the unscrupulous Old Man Clanton on The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, with Hugh O'Brian in the title role of Wyatt Earp. His last appearance was in "The Requiem for Old Man Clanton" on May 30, 1961. Bardette appeared as well in different roles in five earlier Wyatt Earp episodes between 1956 and 1958. John Milford was cast with Bardette in eight episodes in the role of Ike Clanton

Bardette made two guest appearances on CBS's Perry Mason. In 1959, he played murder victim John Brant in "The Case of the Startled Stallion," and in 1963 he played murderer Garrett Richards in "The Case of the Two-Faced Turn-a-Bout," with Hugh O'Brian in the role of guest attorney Bruce Jason.

Bardette made his final television appearance in the 1968 episode "Goodbye, Dolly" of the CBS sitcom, Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., starring Jim Nabors. His final film appearance was the next year in Mackenna's Gold.


He died at his ranch in Green Valley, Arizona, at the age of seventy-five.

Partial filmography

  • Borderland (1937)
  • They Won't Forget (1937)
  • The Great Garrick (1937)
  • Mystery House (1938)
  • In Old Mexico (1938)
  • Let Freedom Ring (1939)
  • The Oklahoma Kid (1939) - Indian Jack Pasco
  • Overland with Kit Carson (1939)
  • Charlie Chan at Treasure Island (1939)
  • Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940)
  • Dark Command (1940)
  • Young Buffalo Bill (1940)
  • Wagons Westward (1940)
  • Winners of the West (1940)
  • Three Faces West (1940)
  • Girl from Havana (1940)
  • The Westerner (1940)
  • Doomed Caravan (1941) - Ed Martin
  • Romance of the Rio Grande (1941)
  • Topper Returns (1941)
  • Jungle Girl (1941)
  • Buy Me That Town (1941)
  • Glamour Boy (1941)
  • Wild Bill Hickok Rides (1942)
  • Henry and Dizzy (1942)
  • Apache Trail (1942)
  • The Secret Code (1942)
  • None Shall Escape (1944)
  • Dick Tracy (1945)
  • God's Country (1946)
  • The Hoodlum Saint (1946)
  • The Big Sleep (1946)
  • Dick Tracy vs. Cueball (1946)
  • 13 Rue Madeleine (1947)
  • Slave Girl (1947)
  • Wyoming (1947)
  • Marshal of Cripple Creek (1947)
  • Secret Service Investigator (1948)
  • Marshal of Amarillo (1948)
  • Sundown in Santa Fe (1948)
  • Sheriff of Wichita (1949)
  • The Wyoming Bandit (1949)
  • San Antone Ambush (1949)
  • Omoo-Omoo, the Shark God (1949)
  • Gun Crazy (1950)
  • Hills of Oklahoma (1950)
  • The Sword of Monte Cristo (1951)
  • Fort Dodge Stampede (1951)
  • Flight to Mars (1951)
  • The Sun Shines Bright (1953)
  • Ambush at Tomahawk Gap (1953)
  • The Desert Song (1953)
  • Bandits of the West (1953)
  • Red River Shore (1953)
  • Rage at Dawn (1955) - Fisher
  • The Man from Bitter Ridge (1955) - Walter Dunham
  • Run for Cover (1955) - Paulsen
  • The Rawhide Years (1955) - Captain
  • The Man from Bitter Ridge (1955) - Sam Baldwin
  • The Rack (1956) - Court President
  • Dragoon Wells Massacre (1957) - Marshal Bill Haney
  • Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend (1957) - Sheriff Bob Massey
  • Man in the Shadow (1957) - Bystander in Opening Scene (uncredited)
  • The Monolith Monsters (1957) - Prof. Arthur Flanders
  • The Hard Man (1957) - Mitch Willis
  • Thunder Road (1958) - Vernon Doolin
  • The Saga of Hemp Brown (1958) - Judge Rawlins
  • The Mating Game (1959) - Chief Guthrie
  • Papa's Delicate Condition (1963) - Stanley Henderson II
  • The Raiders (1963) - 'Uncle Otto' Strassner
  • Mackenna's Gold (1969) - Judge Bergerman (uncredited)

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