Guy Wilkerson

Guy Owen Wilkerson (December 21, 1899 – July 15, 1971) was an American actor, known primarily for his roles in Western B movies, who with his tall, lanky frame, he often played sidekick or comedy relief parts.

Guy Wilkerson
Guy Wilkerson in Abilene Town (1946).jpg
Wilkerson in Abilene Town (1946)
Guy Owen Wilkerson

(1899-12-21)December 21, 1899
DiedJuly 15, 1971(1971-07-15) (aged 71)
Years active1937–1971


Wilkseron was born December 21, 1899, in Whitewright, Texas. He was a former vaudevillian and burlesque performer when he began making films in 1937.

He was one-third of the Texas Rangers in the Rangers series of films, alongside Dave O'Brien in all 22 of the film's series from 1942 to 1945. James Newill was his other co-star in the first 14 of the series. Tex Ritter replaced Jim for the concluding eight entries in the series.

Wilkerson played Panhandle Perkins in all 22 films. He later made the move to television, appearing in shows such as The Lone Ranger, The Twilight Zone, Thriller, Maverick, Gunsmoke, The Fugitive, Kentucky Jones, Green Acres, and Adam-12. Wilkerson died July 15, 1971, in Hollywood, California.

Selected filmographyEdit

Scene from 1946 Western Abilene Town with actors (from left) Randolph Scott, Wilkerson, and Edgar Buchanan

Selected TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1952 Death Valley Days Enoch Fish Season 1 Episode 1 "How Death Valley Got Its Name"
1953 Death Valley Days Tex Season 1 Episode 14 "Claim Jumpin' Jennie"
1959 Gunsmoke Bartender Pete Wilkins Season 4 Episode 26 “The Bear"
1960 Wanted Dead or Alive Prospector Season 3 Episode 9 "Criss-Cross"
1960 Twilight Zone Counterman Season 2 Episode 7 "Nick of Time"

External linksEdit

Guy Wilkerson at IMDb