Kermit Maynard (September 20, 1897 – January 16, 1971) was an American actor and stuntman.
Maynard from the 1922 Arbutus
|Born||September 20, 1897|
Vevay, Indiana, United States
|Died||January 16, 1971 (aged 73)|
North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
|Resting place||Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery|
|Other names||Tex Maynard|
|Spouse(s)||Edith Jessen (married 1924-1971, his death) 1 child|
Maynard was a 1916 graduate of Columbus High School in Columbus, Indiana. He graduated with a degree in engineering from Indiana University and played college football as a lineman for the Indiana Hoosiers in the early 1920s. While at the university, he lettered in three sports in one year.
After he finished college, Maynard worked as a claims agent for the George H. Hormel Meat Packing Company.
Often billed as Tex Maynard early in his career, he appeared in 280 films between 1927 and 1962.
In the mid- to late-1930s, Maynard starred in films produced by Ambassador Pictures, a Maurice Conn company that began operations in 1934. He starred in 18 Ambassador films in 1935-1937. After the last of those, Roaring Six Guns, he resumed doing stunt work and acting in supporting roles.a
|1930||The Lone Defender||Reverend Purdy||Uncredited|
|1931||The Phantom of the West||Peter Drake|
|1939||The Night Riders||Sheriff Chuck Pratt|
|1941||Billy the Kid||Thad Decker|
|1942||The Lone Prairie||Henchman with Large Hat||uncredited|
|1942||Perils of the Royal Mounted||Const. Collins|
|1943||Western Cyclone||Ticklish Henchman Hank|
|1943||Beyond the Last Frontier||Henchman Clyde Barton|
|1946||Chick Carter, Detective||Williams, detective||Chapter 11|
|1949||The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend||Poker Game Onlooker||Uncredited|
|1950||The Traveling Saleswoman||Townsman||Uncredited|
|1951||Fort Dodge Stampede||Wagon Train Scout|
|1952||Rancho Notorious||Deputy in Gunsight||Uncredited|
|1953||The Charge at Feather River||Trooper Zebulon Poinsett||Uncredited|
|1954||Gunfighters of the Northwest||Mountie August||Chapters 5-8, 14, 15|
|1955||Wichita||Man in Saloon||Uncredited|
|1956||Blazing the Overland Trail||Al|
|1956||The Fastest Gun Alive||Silver Rapids Deputy||Uncredited|
|1957||The Phantom Stagecoach||Henchman||Uncredited|
|1959||Good Day for a Hanging||Townsman||Uncredited|
|1960||Toby Tyler||Bit role||Uncredited|
|1961||Pocketful of Miracles||Newspaper Editor||Uncredited|
|1962||Birdman of Alcatraz||Alcatraz Captain of Guards||Uncredited|
|1950||The Lone Ranger||Sheriff Gilbert
Deputy Sheriff Sam
|1951||Saturday Roundup||Different role each week||unknown episodes|
|1952||The Range Rider||In episode "Jimmy the Kid"|
|1953||Death Valley Days||Boarding House Diner||1 episode|
|1956||The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin||Show Patron||1 episode|
|1957||Tales of the Texas Rangers||Henchman||1 episode|
|1958||The Texan||Barfly||1 episode|
|The Californians||Horseman||1 episode|
|1959||The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp||Outlaw||1 episode|
|Hotel de Paree||Man at Saloon||1 episode|
|1962||Tales of Wells Fargo||Townsman
|2 episodes, uncredited|
- "Visit Sons in Movie Studios at Hollywood". The Republic. Indiana, Columbus. April 7, 1927. p. 15. Retrieved December 30, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Graduates Are Ready To Quit". The Republic. Indiana, Columbus. May 24, 1919. p. 1. Retrieved December 30, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.
- Katchmer, George A. (2009). A Biographical Dictionary of Silent Film Western Actors and Actresses. McFarland. p. 240. ISBN 9781476609058. Retrieved December 30, 2017.
- "Kermit Maynard in Movies at Hollywood". The Republic. Indiana, Columbus. June 22, 1926. p. 6. Retrieved December 30, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.
- Pitts, Michael R. (2005). Poverty Row Studios, 1929–1940: An Illustrated History of 55 Independent Film Companies, with a Filmography for Each. McFarland. pp. 29–32. ISBN 9781476610368. Retrieved December 30, 2017.
- "Riding Crown of Kermit Maynard to Go Undefended". The Los Angeles Times. California, Los Angeles. August 27, 1934. p. 5. Retrieved December 30, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Film Actor Kermit Maynard, 72, Dies". The Republic. Indiana, Columbus. January 20, 1971. p. 1. Retrieved December 30, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Maynard". The Republic. Indiana, Columbus. January 20, 1971. p. 2. Retrieved December 30, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.