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Warren Oates

Born Jul 5, 1928

Warren Mercer Oates was an American actor best known for his performances in several films directed by Sam Peckinpah including The Wild Bunch (1969) and Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974). He starred in numerous films during the early 1970s which have since achieved cult status including The Hired Hand (1971), Two-Lane Blacktop (1971) and Race with the Devil (1975).… Read More

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1928 Birth Born on July 5, 1928.


1953 25 Years Old He attended high school in Louisville, became interested in theater at the University of Louisville and starred in several plays there in 1953 for the Little Theater Company.
1957 29 Years Old He got an opportunity in New York City to star in a live production of the television series Studio One in 1957. … Read More


1960 32 Years Old He also played a supporting role in Peckinpah's short-lived TV series The Westerner in 1960. … Read More
1961 33 Years Old In 1961, he guest starred in the episode "Artie Moon" in NBC's The Lawless Years crime drama about the 1920s.
1962 34 Years Old In 1962, he appeared as "Ves Painter" in the short-lived ABC series Stoney Burke, co-starring Jack Lord, a program about rodeo contestants. … Read More


1969 41 Years Old His partnership with Peckinpah resulted in two of his most famous film roles. In the 1969 Western classic The Wild Bunch, he portrayed Lyle Gorch, a long-time outlaw who chooses to die with his friends during the film's violent conclusion. … Read More
1971 43 Years Old Although the Peckinpah film roles are his best-known, his most critically acclaimed role is GTO in Monte Hellman's 1971 cult classic Two-Lane Blacktop. … Read More


1981 53 Years Old A year before his death, Oates co-starred with Bill Murray in the 1981 military comedy Stripes. … Read More
1982 54 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1982, he co-starred opposite Jack Nicholson in director Tony Richardson's The Border.
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