Buck Taylor
American television actor and artist
Buck Taylor
Walter Clarence "Buck" Taylor, III is an American actor and water color artist best known for his role as gunsmith-turned-deputy Newly O'Brien in 113 episodes during the last eight seasons of CBS's Gunsmoke television series (1967–1975). In recent years, he has painted the portrait of his friend and Gunsmoke costar James Arness. Taylor's painting specialty is the American West, and each year, he creates the posters for several Texas rodeos.
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Artist Rosa McMurtray is Inspired by Fashion, Films
Buckhead Patch - over 4 years
  1) Tell us about your Buck.  It has bills all over it. I did it with large copies of different bills (50s, 100s, 10s, 5s) all around the buck. Then I put coats of resin on it. It took me three weeks between each coat of resin, because the resin takes a while to dry. 2) What inspired you to approach your Buck this way?  Well it was for Fifth Third Bank. It's a good theme for a bank, I thought.  3) In general, where do you find the inspiration for your art? That's really hard. Sometimes I get my inspiration from when I go to see films. I get inspired to do the pieces that I do that way. Many of the pieces I do are inspired by fashion because I am also a fashion designer.  4) How did you become an artist?  I think I've been an artist all of my life. Drawing and painting were my favorite classes during school. I just got my degree in fashion in Spain.  5) Is there anything else you'd like to share with Buckhead Patch readers?  I love what I did with the Buck ...
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Artist Jaia Robinson Embraces High Energy Work
Buckhead Patch - over 4 years
  1) Tell us about your Buck.  The Buck is vibrant with geometric shapes.  2) What inspired you to approach your Buck this way?  The client wanted their Buck to be as if it was an actual painting that could be hung in a gallery.    3) In general, where do you find the inspiration for your art? I find inspiration from life, my family, and friends.   4) How did you become an artist?  I was always a creative child, and as I got older my passion increased.  5) Is there anything else you'd like to share with Buckhead Patch readers?  I believe that art can change the world and make it a better place, and I'm doing my part everyday to make this a reality.    To see more work by Jaia Robinson, including her t-shirt designs, go to her website, wepaintitnow. You can hear her discuss her thoughts about art, giving back to the community, and taking inspiration from rap music in the YouTube video attached to this article.   This article is the latest in a s ...
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Celeb birthdays for the week of May 13-19
Bradenton - almost 5 years
May 13: Actor Buck Taylor ("Gunsmoke," "Gods and Generals") is 74. Actor Harvey Keitel is 73. Actor Franklyn Ajaye is 63. Actress Zoe Wanamaker ("Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone") Click to Continue »
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New at this year's Minnesota State Fair: Food, fun and music - Grand Forks Herald
Google News - over 5 years
This year there are more than 60 new vendors and exhibits, including: Apron Elegance; Barn & Garden Sloggers; actor Buck Taylor's artwork; Bye Bye Monster kid-comforting products; Cashells (hand-painted hollowed eggshell gifts to fill with cash);
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Dropped gun drops the dropper, killing him near Bayou La Batre (Yesterday's News) - al.com (blog)
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"Mr. and Mrs. William Buck Taylor and Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Abbot are spending the week-end at Point Clear as guests of Mr. and Mrs. Jex H. Luce." • "FAIRHOPE, Ala., -- The Ritz Theater, new Fairhope motion picture house, will be opened on Thursday by
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Council members approve change orders for current projects - West Yellowstone News
Google News - over 5 years
He toured the Bozeman medical clinic with Community Health Partners chief operations officer Buck Taylor and looked at the types of sinks and cabinets that were in that location and what they would possibly prefer in order to have enough storage and
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New at the 2011 Minnesota State Fair - ReadMedia (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
New additions include: Apron Elegance (couture aprons and crinolines); Barn & Garden Sloggers; actor Buck Taylor's artwork; Bye Bye Monster kid-comforting products; Cashells (hand-painted hollowed eggshell gifts to fill with cash); Egg Plant Urban Farm
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New Milford Neighbors - Danbury News Times
Google News - over 5 years
The event is co-sponsored by All American Waste, Salisbury Bank & Trust Co. and the Law Offices of Cecilia Buck-Taylor. To sign up for golf, call Jennifer at 860-354-9359, ext. 11, before Friday. The 60th Bridgewater Country Fair is set for Friday to
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Museum showcases Western art - Amarillo.com
Google News - over 5 years
That's the way I was, and that's the way a lot of artists here today are,” artist and Hollywood actor Buck Taylor, 73, said. His and other Western art from around the nation made up the 85-piece gallery display, titled “American Horses in Art,” at the
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Topsail Inlet, About to Get Deeper (USA) - Dredging Today
Google News - over 5 years
Topsail Beach commissioner Buck Taylor says that money is an investment the area's economy. “Millions of dollars of revenues in the form of commercial fishing, tourism, recreational boating, sport fishing and hundreds of jobs also in those segments of
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Grocery strategy giving Phillips Edison more bang for its buck - Bizjournals.com (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Now, buyers are looking to the Midwest for stability and more bang for their buck, Taylor said. Second quarter data from Real Capital Analytics backs that up, as investment sales surged above last year's levels. For all property types, there was $55.6
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Pender County to help Topsail with dredging - StarNewsOnline.com
Google News - over 5 years
On Monday, Topsail Commissioner Buck Taylor said the state would help, decreasing the amount needed from the county. "We're looking at a two-stage project for a total of $400000," Taylor said, adding that $200000 would open the inlet and another
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It's country weekend this weekend at the Royal Theatre - Mayo Advertiser
Google News - over 5 years
Saturday night there is late dancing in the Cafe Bar to Buck Taylor until 2am. For further information check The Royal Theatre and Event Centre website on www.theroyal.ie or www.ticketmaster.ie or call 0818 300 000
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Buck Taylor - Retrospektive - presse-service.de (Pressemitteilung)
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Juli Werke des britischen Künstlers Buck Taylor. Die Eröffnung der Ausstellung "Buck Taylor – Retrospektive" findet am Donnerstag, 7. Juli, im Haus der Niederlande im Krameramtshaus am Alten Steinweg statt. Oberbürgermeister Markus Lewe begrüßt die
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If it has to do with John Wayne, Richland man probably owns it - Press of Atlantic City
Google News - over 5 years
... autographed pictures, an autographed script from the 1966 movie "El Dorado," a Wayne cuckoo clock, a lithograph of the actor from his 1972 film "The Cowboys," a watercolor of Wayne by actor Buck Taylor, who appeared in the 1993 picture "Tombstone,"
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The Graham Leader - Graham Leader
Google News - over 5 years
Actor Buck Taylor introduces the museum during a pair of opening clips, the majority is self-paced as you move from exhibit to exhibit. Along the trail, the eight spirit guides tell some of their stories about living on the Texas frontier
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NM Chamber Says Thanks - Housatonic Times
Google News - over 5 years
... event program sponsors: Advanced Electrical Services, Edward Jones, Innovative Dispute Resolutions, Law Offices of Cecilia Buck-Taylor, Lennie's Flower Shop, Marandola Fuel, New Milford Adult Education, Western Connecticut Health Network
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Buck Taylor
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2008
    Age 69
    Taylor in 2008 worked in three films, The Hard Ride, The Last Horseman, and Legend of Hell's Gate.
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    He appeared as Ben Lily in January 2008 with his friend Val Kilmer in the CBS miniseries Comanche Moon, another in the Lonesome Dove line of television films based on Larry McMurtry novels.
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  • 2006
    Age 67
    In 2006, he was awarded by the same organization with the "Wrangler" (or Western Heritage Award).
    More Details Hide Details Taylor has a plaque on the Walk of Western Stars in Santa Clarita, California, that includes past recipients James Arness and other Gunsmoke alumni Dennis Weaver and the late Amanda Blake.
  • 2004
    Age 65
    The museum opened in 2004 in Abilene, the seat of Taylor County (coincidence of the name) in West Texas.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1995
    Age 56
    Taylor and current wife Goldie, a flight attendant, met in 1995 at a quarter horse show, where his paintings were being exhibited.
    More Details Hide Details They wed after a three-month courtship and run a ranch on the Brazos river in Texas. Taylor supports the John Wayne Cancer Foundation, the Walt Garrison Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, the Future Farmers of America Scholarship, the Screen Actors Guild Retirement Home, the Ben Johnson Children's Hospital, and Frontier Texas!, a state-of-the-art museum for which Taylor does some of the narration.
  • 1993
    Age 54
    In 1993, Taylor began selling his paintings at the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.
    More Details Hide Details These paintings are sold through his website, private art shows and festivals, and at galleries. His private commissions can be found in the Loomis Fargo headquarters, the Franklin Mint, John Wayne Enterprises, the American Quarter Horse Association Museum in Amarillo, the National Ranching Heritage Center museum in Lubbock, and in the hands of private collectors Roy Clark, Val Kilmer, Roger Staubach, Powers Boothe, Jasey Wrenn, Sam Elliott, and James Arness. Taylor is the official artist for several rodeos, including the Pendleton Round-Up in Pendleton, Oregon, and state fairs.
    In 1993, he received the Golden Boot award which honors the "Best of the West" from the Motion Picture and Television Fund.
    More Details Hide Details In 1998, Taylor, Rex Allen, and Christina Paine won the "Cowboy Spirit Award". In 2000, Taylor was memorialized in "The Trail of Fame" on the streets of Dodge City, the western Kansas town where Gunsmoke is set. He has also received the "Spirit of the West" award, along with Jack Palance and Roy Rogers. Additionally, Taylor is recognized on the Hollywood Walk of Fame with his friends Sam Elliott and Katharine Ross. Taylor's star also appears on the streets of "Little Hollywood" in Kanab, Utah. There, his star is between Ronald W. Reagan and Tom Mix. In 1981, Taylor was inducted as a trustee in the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City for his Gunsmoke role.
  • FORTIES
  • 1983
    Age 44
    In 1983, Taylor appeared in the film The Triumphs of a Man Called Horse.
    More Details Hide Details In the film Gettysburg (1993), he played William Gamble. In the 2003 production Gods and Generals, Taylor was cast as Maxcy Gregg. He appeared on CBS's Dallas starring Larry Hagman and Walker, Texas Ranger starring Chuck Norris. Taylor had a memorable role as "Turkey Creek" Jack Johnson in Tombstone (1993) and appeared in 1997 in Rough Riders, both co-starring with Sam Elliott. He appeared in director John Lee Hancock's The Alamo (2004) and in the Wyoming-based Flicka (2006), a loose adaptation of the novel My Friend Flicka.
  • 1981
    Age 42
    At the age of 43, Taylor was cast as the outlaw Dan Clifton, who died at 31, in the 1981 film Cattle Annie and Little Britches, a fictional portrayal of the teenaged bandits Cattle Annie and Little Britches, played by Amanda Plummer and Diane Lane, respectively.
    More Details Hide Details Taylor is called "Dynamite Dick" in the film, but Clifton's nickname was "Dynamite Dan."
  • THIRTIES
  • 1975
    Age 36
    Strange never knew of the honor, for Cooper Taylor was not born until 1975.
    More Details Hide Details Taylor was actively involved in the preparation of the script for the 1987 Gunsmoke: Return to Dodge reunion film, by which time Milburn Stone, the cranky Doc Adams character, had died. Ken Curtis, who had portrayed the deputy Festus Haggen, felt shortchanged by the offer of far less pay than Amanda Blake and passed on the project. In 1991, Taylor co-starred with Curtis in what turned out to be Curtis' last acting role in the film version of Louis L'Amour's Conagher, which also starred Taylor's friend Sam Elliott and Elliott's wife, Katharine Ross.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1966
    Age 27
    Taylor's long-term role on Gunsmoke was not his first role in a weekly series. In the preceding 1966–1967 season, he starred in 10 episodes as John "Brad" Bradford, along with Michael Anderson, Jr. and Barbara Hershey in ABC's The Monroes, the story of an orphaned family trying to survive in the Wyoming wilderness.
    More Details Hide Details Gunsmoke introduced Taylor on a weekly basis to millions of viewers. Dub Taylor also guest-starred numerous times on the series. Before Taylor was cast as handsome young gunsmith "Newly", he had actually appeared in an earlier segment of the series as an outlaw. As Newly, however, he was clearly one of the "good guys" in the same tradition as James Arness as Matt Dillon. The Newly character superseded that of Clayton Thaddeus "Thad" Greenwood, played by Roger Ewing (born 1942). Taylor got along so well with the Gunsmoke cast that he named his second and third sons Matthew Taylor and Cooper Glenn Taylor for James Arness' (1923–2011) Marshal Matt Dillon character and for Glenn Strange (1899–1973), the character actor who played the bartender, Sam, and remained on the program until cancer claimed his life.
  • 1964
    Age 25
    He also appeared as frustrated newlywed Gard Hayden in The Outer Limits in the 1964 episode titled "Don't Open Till Doomsday".
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  • 1963
    Age 24
    Taylor co-starred in the 1963 Walt Disney production, Johnny Shiloh, the first of more than fifty films.
    More Details Hide Details He was then cast in an uncredited role in Ensign Pulver (1964) and in The Wild Angels (1966), as a motorcycle gang member. He guest starred on Have Gun - Will Travel, The Rebel, and three times on Stoney Burke. He was cast on The Fugitive, and The Legend of Jesse James. He appeared as well on The Virginian and The Big Valley.
    He portrayed Mickey Vecchione in the 1963 episode "My Son the Social Worker" on Going My Way.
    More Details Hide Details He appeared in 1960's series Combat, Episode "The First Day"
    He was cast twice in the 1963-1964 ABC series The Greatest Show on Earth.
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  • 1961
    Age 22
    In 1961, Taylor married the actress Judy Ann Nugent, who was a sister-in-law of actor Nick Adams. The couple divorced in 1983.
    More Details Hide Details They had three sons: Adam Carlyle Taylor (1966–1994), Matthew Taylor (born 1970), and Cooper Glenn Taylor (born 1975). Adam was an assistant director, and Matthew and Cooper are Hollywood stunt men who were reared in Montana. Taylor is the father-in-law of actress/producer Anne Lockhart (born 1953), the widow of Adam Taylor, who died three days before his 28th birthday in a highway accident in Madison County, Montana. Anne is the daughter of actress June Lockhart. Taylor has two grandchildren, Carlyle and Zane Taylor, the daughter and son of Adam and Anne.
    Taylor's first acting role was as Trooper Shattuck in the 1961 episode "Image of a Drawn Sword" on CBS's Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater.
    More Details Hide Details He appeared on the sitcoms The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet and My Favorite Martian.
  • 1960
    Age 21
    Taylor graduated from North Hollywood High School and studied theatre arts at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. In 1960, he tried out for the Olympic Games in gymnastics.
    More Details Hide Details He served two years in the United States Navy.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1938
    Born
    Born on May 13, 1938.
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