Sheb Wooley (1921–2003)

Actor | Soundtrack | Writer
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KNOWN FOR 
Rawhide (1959-1965) | High Noon (1952) | Silverado (1985)
AWARDS 
3 wins More »
AKA 
Ben Colder | Shelby Wooley
BORN 
Apr 10, 1921 (died Sep 16, 2003)
HEIGHT 
6' 2" (1.88m)

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Past Film & Video (49 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for The German DoctorThe German Doctor Writer ("Purple People Eater" ") (uncredited)  Less 2013 $2MM $415K / —
  • Primary photo for Monsters vs. AliensMonsters vs. Aliens Performer ("Purple People Eater"), Writer ("Purple People Eater")  Less 2009 $175MM $198MM / $382MM
  • Primary photo for Fetching CodyFetching Cody Performer ("Listening For Your Footsteps"), Writer ("Listening For Your Footsteps")  Less 2005 $1.5MM
  • Primary photo for ContactContact Writer ("Purple People Eater")  Less 1997 $90MM $101MM / $171MM
  • Primary photo for Kidsongs: Very Silly SongsKidsongs: Very Silly Songs (Video) Writer ("The Purple People Eater")  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for Dr. Demento 20th Anniversary CollectionDr. Demento 20th Anniversary Collection (Video) Actor, Performer ("Purple People Eater"), Writer ("Purple People Eater") (as Wooley)  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for ParentsParents Performer ("Purple People Eater"), Writer ("Purple People Eater")  Less 1989 $3MM $871K / —
  • Primary photo for Purple People EaterPurple People Eater Harvey Skitters, Performer ("The Purple People Eater"), Writer ("The Purple People Eater")  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for Aloha SummerAloha Summer Performer ("Purple People Eater"), Writer ("Purple People Eater")  Less 1988 $418K / —
  • Primary photo for HoosiersHoosiers Cletus  Less 1986 $6MM $29MM / —
  • Primary photo for Uphill All the WayUphill All the Way Anson Sudro  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for SilveradoSilverado Cavalry Sergeant  Less 1985 $26MM $33MM / —
  • Primary photo for DTV: Pop & RockDTV: Pop & Rock (Video) Himself (archive footage), Performer ("The Purple People Eater"), Writer ("The Purple People Eater")  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for The Outlaw Josey WalesThe Outlaw Josey Wales Travis Cobb, Performer ("Rose of Alabamy (Reprise)", "Cripple Creek", "The Irish Washerwoman") (uncredited)  Less 1976 $3.7MM $32MM / $38MM
  • Primary photo for Wild RoversWild Rovers Performer ("Wild Rover")  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for The SplitThe Split Lyrics ("A Good Woman's Love"), Music ("A Good Woman's Love"), Performer ("A Good Woman's Love")  Less 1968
  • Primary photo for The War WagonThe War Wagon Snyder  Less 1967 $6MM / —
  • Primary photo for Country BoyCountry Boy Sheb Wooley, Performer ("Draggin' the River'), Writer ("Draggin' the River')  Less 1966
  • Primary photo for Hootenanny HootHootenanny Hoot Himself, Performer ("Hootenanny Hoot", "Building a Railroad"), Writer ("Hootenanny Hoot")  Less 1963
  • Primary photo for Rio BravoRio Bravo Cowboy (scenes deleted)  Less 1959 $13MM / —
  • Primary photo for Terror in a Texas TownTerror in a Texas Town Baxter (uncredited)  Less 1958 $80K
  • Primary photo for Ride a Violent MileRide a Violent Mile Jonathan Long  Less 1957
  • Primary photo for Trooper HookTrooper Hook Cooter Brown  Less 1957
  • Primary photo for The OklahomanThe Oklahoman Cowboy (uncredited)  Less 1957
  • Primary photo for The Black WhipThe Black Whip Bill Lassater  Less 1956
  • Primary photo for GiantGiant Gabe Target  Less 1956 $5.4MM $35MM / —
  • Primary photo for TrialTrial Butteridge (uncredited)  Less 1955 $1.3MM $2.3MM / $3.3MM
  • Primary photo for The Second Greatest SexThe Second Greatest Sex Silas - Jones City Leader  Less 1955
  • Primary photo for Man Without a StarMan Without a Star Latigo  Less 1955 $2.2MM / —
  • Primary photo for Many Rivers to CrossMany Rivers to Cross Performer ("Higher Up The Berry Tree")  Less 1955 $1.7MM $2.1MM / $3.8MM
  • Primary photo for Johnny GuitarJohnny Guitar Posseman (uncredited)  Less 1954 $2.5MM / —
  • Primary photo for Seven Brides for Seven BrothersSeven Brides for Seven Brothers Undetermined Role (uncredited)  Less 1954
  • Primary photo for Arrow in the DustArrow in the Dust Trooper (uncredited)  Less 1954
  • Primary photo for Rose MarieRose Marie Corporal (uncredited)  Less 1954
  • Primary photo for The Boy from OklahomaThe Boy from Oklahoma Pete Martin  Less 1954 $1.4MM / —
  • Primary photo for Texas Bad ManTexas Bad Man Mack  Less 1953
  • Primary photo for Sky Full of MoonSky Full of Moon Balladeer (voice)  Less 1952
  • Primary photo for The Lusty MenThe Lusty Men Gambler with Buster (uncredited)  Less 1952
  • Primary photo for Toughest Man in ArizonaToughest Man in Arizona Army Officer (uncredited)  Less 1952
  • Primary photo for Cattle TownCattle Town Miller  Less 1952
  • Primary photo for HellgateHellgate Neill Price  Less 1952
  • Primary photo for High NoonHigh Noon Ben Miller  Less 1952 $730K $9.4MM / $18MM
  • Primary photo for Bugles in the AfternoonBugles in the Afternoon Gen. George Armstrong Custer (uncredited)  Less 1952
  • Primary photo for Distant DrumsDistant Drums Pvt. Jessup (uncredited)  Less 1951
  • Primary photo for Fort WorthFort Worth Outrider (uncredited)  Less 1951
  • Primary photo for Little Big HornLittle Big Horn Quince  Less 1951 $184K $521K / —
  • Primary photo for Inside the Walls of Folsom PrisonInside the Walls of Folsom Prison Chick Fullis (uncredited)  Less 1951
  • Primary photo for Apache DrumsApache Drums Townsman (uncredited)  Less 1951
  • Primary photo for Rocky MountainRocky Mountain Kay Rawlins  Less 1950
Past Television (30 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective AgencyDirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (TV Series) Writer ("The Purple People Eater") (2 episodes, 2017)  Less 2017 2
    • Little Guy, Black Hair (Dec 2, 2017) Writer ("The Purple People Eater") (uncredited)  Less
    • The House Within a House (Nov 4, 2017) Writer ("The Purple People Eater") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Unbreakable Kimmy SchmidtUnbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (TV Series) Writer ("The Purple People Eater") (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015 1
    • Kimmy Rides a Bike! (Mar 6, 2015) Writer ("The Purple People Eater") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Atop the Fourth WallAtop the Fourth Wall (TV Series) Performer ("The Purple People Eater") (1 episode, 2014), Writer ("The Purple People Eater") (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014 1
  • Primary photo for One Hit WonderlandOne Hit Wonderland (TV Series) Performer ("The Purple People Eater") (1 episode, 2012), Writer ("The Purple People Eater") (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012 1
    • Monster Mash (Oct 29, 2012) Performer ("The Purple People Eater"), Writer ("The Purple People Eater")  Less
  • Primary photo for Jack's Big Music ShowJack's Big Music Show (TV Series) Music ("Purple People Eater") (1 episode, 2007), Lyrics ("Purple People Eater") (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2007 1
    • Laurie's Big Song (Feb 4, 2007) Lyrics ("Purple People Eater"), Music ("Purple People Eater")  Less
  • Primary photo for Murder, She WroteMurder, She Wrote (TV Series) Billy Ray Parker (1 episode, 1990)  Less 1990 1
  • Primary photo for The DollmakerThe Dollmaker (TV Movie) Mr. Kendrick  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for The Young RebelsThe Young Rebels (TV Series) Actor (1 episode, 1970)  Less 1970 1
  • Primary photo for The Mod SquadThe Mod Squad (TV Series) Wild Bill Hannachek (1 episode, 1969), Performer ("I Remember Loving You") (1 episode, 1969), Writer ("I Remember Loving You") (1 episode, 1969)  Less 1969 1
    • The Death of Wild Bill Hannachek (1969) Wild Bill Hannachek, Performer ("I Remember Loving You"), Writer ("I Remember Loving You")  Less
  • Primary photo for RawhideRawhide (TV Series) Pete Nolan (110 episodes, 1959), Performer ("Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair") (1 episode, 1960), Writer (story) (1 episode, 1961), Performer ("Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie") (1 episode, 1960)  Less 1959–1965 110
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  • Primary photo for Death Valley DaysDeath Valley Days (TV Series) Jeb Slade / Fred Nelson (2 episodes, 1965)  Less 1965 2
  • Primary photo for The Life and Legend of Wyatt EarpThe Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series) Rex Jones / Luke McGuire (2 episodes, 1956)  Less 1956–1957 2
  • Primary photo for Tales of Wells FargoTales of Wells Fargo (TV Series) Lenny (1 episode, 1957)  Less 1957 1
  • Primary photo for MaverickMaverick (TV Series) Sheriff (1 episode, 1957)  Less 1957 1
  • Primary photo for TrackdownTrackdown (TV Series) Gunman on roof (1 episode, 1957)  Less 1957 1
  • Primary photo for SugarfootSugarfoot (TV Series) Pete Martin (1 episode, 1957)  Less 1957 1
  • Primary photo for Playhouse 90Playhouse 90 (TV Series) Actor (1 episode, 1957)  Less 1957 1
  • Primary photo for The Adventures of Rin Tin TinThe Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (TV Series) Gang Member / Monte / Morgan / Lanniagan (4 episodes, 1954)  Less 1954–1957 4
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  • Primary photo for The Ford Television TheatreThe Ford Television Theatre (TV Series) Tag Bailey (1 episode, 1957)  Less 1957 1
  • Primary photo for CheyenneCheyenne (TV Series) Chev Jones (1 episode, 1957)  Less 1957 1
  • Primary photo for Zane Grey TheaterZane Grey Theater (TV Series) Brock (1 episode, 1956)  Less 1956 1
  • Primary photo for My Friend FlickaMy Friend Flicka (TV Series) Harry Runyon (1 episode, 1956)  Less 1956 1
  • Primary photo for Cavalry PatrolCavalry Patrol (TV Movie) Lank Clee  Less 1956
  • Primary photo for The Lone RangerThe Lone Ranger (TV Series) Tex / Hatton / Don Wyman / Longstreet Turner (4 episodes, 1953)  Less 1953–1955 4
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  • Primary photo for The Adventures of Kit CarsonThe Adventures of Kit Carson (TV Series) Johnny / Walt Denton / Rand 'Doc' Hale / Carl (7 episodes, 1953)  Less 1953–1955 7
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  • Primary photo for Rocky Jones, Space RangerRocky Jones, Space Ranger (TV Series) Lawson (1 episode, 1954)  Less 1954 1
  • Primary photo for Stories of the CenturyStories of the Century (TV Series) Jim Younger (1 episode, 1954)  Less 1954 1
  • Primary photo for The Range RiderThe Range Rider (TV Series) Baxter Vale / Mark Sanders / Ed Harrison / Saber Jack Tyrell (4 episodes, 1953)  Less 1953 4
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  • Primary photo for The Cisco KidThe Cisco Kid (TV Series) Bill Bronson / Roy Stokes (2 episodes, 1952)  Less 1952 2
  • Primary photo for Fireside TheatreFireside Theatre (TV Series) Actor (2 episodes, 1951)  Less 1951–1952 2
Self (8 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Hee HawHee Haw (TV Series) Himself (3 episodes, 1969)  Less 1969
  • Primary photo for The Kraft Music HallThe Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1968)  Less 1968
  • Primary photo for ShivareeShivaree (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1966)  Less 1966
  • Primary photo for The Jimmy Dean ShowThe Jimmy Dean Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1964)  Less 1964
  • Primary photo for HootenannyHootenanny (TV Series) Himself / Himself - Performer (2 episodes, 1964)  Less 1964
  • Primary photo for The Juke Box JuryThe Juke Box Jury (TV Series) Himself (3 episodes, 1958)  Less 1958–1959
  • Primary photo for Studio OneStudio One (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1958)  Less 1958
  • Primary photo for Toast of the TownToast of the Town (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1958)  Less 1958
Archive Footage (4 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Official DrummerOfficial Drummer (TV Special) The Yell (archive sound) (archive footage)  Less 2016 CAD 220
  • Primary photo for ApartéAparté (TV Mini-series) Self (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for John Wayne Behind the ScenesJohn Wayne Behind the Scenes (Video) Self (archive footage)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Hollywood and the StarsHollywood and the Stars (TV Series) Ben Miller (clip from High Noon (1952)) (1 episode, 1963)  Less 1963
    • They Went That-a-way (Oct 18, 1963) Ben Miller (clip from High Noon (1952)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less

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