Tim McCoy

Actor + Television Host
Born Apr 10, 1891

Timothy John Fitzgerald "Tim" McCoy was an American actor, military officer, and expert on American Indian life and customs.

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1891 Birth Born on April 10, 1891.


1922 31 Years Old In 1922, he was asked by the head of Famous Players-Lasky, Jesse L. Lasky, to provide American Indian extras for the Western extravaganza, The Covered Wagon (1923). … Read More
1929 38 Years Old In 1929 he was summoned back to Hollywood personally by Carl Laemmle of Universal Pictures, who insisted that McCoy would star in the first talking western serial, The Indians Are Coming. … Read More


1931 40 Years Old McCoy married Agnes Miller, the daughter of stage actor and producer Henry Miller and actress Bijou Heron. Their marriage resulted in three children: son Gerald, daughter Margarita, and son D'Arcy. They were divorced in 1931 and McCoy kept a portion of the ranch holdings in Hot Springs County, Wyoming. … Read More
1932 41 Years Old Later, in 1932, McCoy would star in Two Fisted Law alongside future Western legends, John Wayne and Walter Brennan.
1936 45 Years Old McCoy worked steadily in movies until 1936, when he left Hollywood, first to tour with the Ringling Brothers Circus and then with his own "wild west" show. … Read More
1938 47 Years Old McCoy was available for pictures again in 1938, and low-budget producers (including Maurice Conn and Sam Katzman) engaged him at his standard salary of $4000 weekly, for eight films a year.


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In 1941 Buck Jones recruited McCoy to co-star in "The Rough Riders" series, alongside Jones and Raymond Hatton. … Read More
1942 51 Years Old In 1942, McCoy ran for the Republican nomination for the open US Senate Seat from Wyoming. … Read More
1946 55 Years Old His second marriage was to Inga Arvad in 1946. … Read More


1952 61 Years Old McCoy hosted a KTLA television show in Los Angeles in 1952, called "The Tim McCoy Show", for children on weekday afternoons and Saturdays, in which he provided authentic history lessons on the Old West and showed his old western movies. … Read More
For his contribution to the film industry, Col. Tim McCoy was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 1973, McCoy was inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. … Read More
1976 85 Years Old In 1976 he was interviewed at length by author James Horwitz for the cowboy memoir "They Went Thataway." … Read More
1978 87 Years Old McCoy died in on January 29, 1978, at the Raymond W. Bliss Army Medical Center of Ft. … Read More
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