Early western cowboy movie actor who became Hollywood's primary Western icon. After debuting as Larry Kelly on Cupid's Roundup, he played Tom Gordon in The Great K&A Train Robbery and portrayed Tom Morgan, Texas Ranger, on The Miracle Rider.
He began his acting career as a member of the Selig Polyscope Company.
He made over 300 western films in his prolific career.
He married five times and had two kids named Ruth and Thomasina. His father was Edwin Mix, a stable master for wealthy merchants.
American rodeo performer Slim Pickens characterized a similar strong, sarcastic cowboy.