Two time World All-Around Rodeo Champion who furthered his career by becoming a stunt man, stunt coordinator, and wrangler among other occupations in the film industry.
His transition from a rodeo career to screen actor was seamless thanks to his 1952 role as a Rodeo Rider for Bronco Buster.
He appeared on episodes of several television titles including Tales of Wells Fargo, Branded, and The Waltons.
He was born near Fort Pierre, Stanley County, South Dakota and died in Ramona, California from Cancer.
He was in a 1967 episode of The Waltons as Flagman which featured Barbara Hershey.