Fred Krone

Fred Krone (1931 – January 12, 2010), often called "Crunch", was an American stuntman who worked predominantly in movie Westerns.


Krone began working in the 1950s performing stunts and as an actor. He worked in the early days of Steve McQueen’s career and doubled for McQueen in 1960/61 on the TV series Wanted: Dead or Alive, among others.

He had appearances on The Range Rider, Yancy Derringer (S1E02 "Gallatin Street"), The Rifleman, The Texan, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, and many more. He made a brief appearance on Perry Mason in 1966 as jewel thief and murder victim Nils Dorow in "The Case of the Tsarina's Tiara." He worked well into the 1970s and appeared on several episodes of Mannix.[1]


Krone died on January 12, 2010 in Santa Paula, California after a long battle with cancer.


Year Title Role Notes
1952 The Steel Fist First Student
1953 Last of the Pony Riders Henchman Uncredited
1956 The Houston Story Marsh
1956 The First Texan Soldier Uncredited
1956 Reprisal! Barfly Uncredited
1958 Man from God's Country Cowboy Uncredited
1958 Badman's Country Gang Member Uncredited
1958 Apache Territory Styles
1962 Hand of Death Cab Driver
1962 The Firebrand Dickens
1962 Young Guns of Texas Pike - Glendenning's Foreman
1964 The Quick Gun Bonner Uncredited
1964 Young Fury Member of The Hellion Gang #4
1965 War Party Indian
1965 Fort Courageous Soldier
1965 Convict Stage Dixon
1965 Arizona Raiders Matt Edwards
1966 Not with My Wife, You Don't! First Australian Uncredited
1968 The Love Bug Driver #34
1969 Hell's Belles Buzz
1969 The Great Bank Robbery Cowboy Uncredited
1972 The Limit Drunk
1972 The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean Outlaw #7


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