Glenn Strange

Glenn Strange

  • Born on
    • August 16th, 1899
  • Died on
    • September 20th, 1973
At various times in his life a rancher, deputy sheriff and rodeo performer, this huge, towering (6' 5") beast of a man was born George Glenn Strange in Weed, New Mexico, on August 16, 1899, but grew up a real-life cowboy in Cross Cut, Texas. Of Irish and Cherokee Indian descent, he taught himself (by ear) the fiddle and guitar at a young age and started performing at local functions as a teen. In the late 1920s, Glenn and his cousin, Taylor McPeters, better known later as the western character actor Cactus Mack, joined a radio singing group known as the "Arizona Wranglers" that toured throughout the country.

Starring Glenn Strange on Plex


Acting (31 Credits)

1966Spaceship to the Unknown as Robot / Ming soldier / Gocko (archive footage) (uncredited)
1959Alias Jesse James as James Gang Member
1956The Fastest Gun Alive as Sheriff in Silver Rapids (uncredited)
1956Backlash as Milliken, Stage Driver
1955Marty as Bit Role (uncredited)
1953Escape from Fort Bravo as Sgt. Compton
1952The Lusty Men as Rig Ferris - Foreman (uncredited)
1951Comin' Round the Mountain as Devil Dan Winfield
1950Comanche Territory as Big Joe
1948Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein as The Frankenstein Monster
1948Red River as Naylor (uncredited)
1947The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap as Lefty
1945House of Dracula as The Frankenstein Monster
1944The Monster Maker as Giant
1944House of Frankenstein as Frankenstein Monster
1943The Black Raven as Andy
1943The Desperadoes as Lem - Jack's Gang Member (uncredited)
1943Action in the North Atlantic as Jake (uncredited)
1943Mission to Moscow as Southerner in Montage (uncredited)
1942The Mad Monster as Petro
1942Billy the Kid Trapped as Boss Stanton
1942Down Texas Way as Sheriff Trump
1942The Spoilers as Deputy (uncredited)
1940Dark Command as Tough Yankee #1
1939Blue Montana Skies as Bob Causer
1939Days of Jesse James as Cole Younger
1936Flash Gordon as Gocko/Robot/Soldier
1935Westward Ho as Carter
1934The Star Packer as Loco Frank
1932The Hurricane Express as Jim
1932Ride Him, Cowboy as Hawk Henchman (uncredited)


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