Luke Askew

Luke Askew

  • Born on
    • March 26th, 1932
  • Died on
    • March 29th, 2012
​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Luke Askew (born 1937 in Macon, Georgia, U.S.) is an American actor best known for his role in the 1969 film Easy Rider. Askew was born in Macon, Georgia. He made his film debut in Otto Preminger's Hurry Sundown (1967), but was first noticed as an actor for his role in the 1967 film Cool Hand Luke. He was one of the first actors daring to wear long hair in this era, which he had to hide under a hat during the filming of this movie. The next year he worked with John Wayne in The Green Berets (with his hair cut short). The following year he worked with Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda in Easy Rider. This film set him on the road to becoming a cult figure of modern cinema. Askew has continued to work as an actor since then, predominantly appeared as an actor on television series. This includes work on such series as: Bonanza, Mission: Impossible, The Rockford Files, The Six Million Dollar Man, T. J. Hooker, L.A. Law, MacGyver,Walker, Texas Ranger and HBO's Big Love. He has appeared frequently with Bill Paxton. He also took part in Easy Rider: Shaking the Cage (1999), a documentary about the making of the film on the Easy Rider DVD.[1] Askew sang Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf and Jimmy Reed songs at The Gaslight Cafe. According to Bob Dylan, Luke, when he sang at The Gaslight Cafe, was a "guy who sounded like Bobby Blue Bland" Description above from the Wikipedia article  Luke Askew licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Starring Luke Askew on Plex


Acting (26 Credits)

2005The Greatest Game Ever Played as Alec Campbell
2001Frailty as Sheriff SmallsWatch Free
1999Vendetta as William Parkerson
1997Traveller as Boss Jack Costello
1994Frank & Jesse as Lone RiderWatch Free
1990No Retreat, No Surrender 3: Blood Brothers as Atteron
1987Bulletproof as Gen. Gallo
1986Kung Fu: The Movie as Sheriff Mills
1984The Warrior and the Sorceress as Zeg the Tyrant
1982The Beast Within as Dexter Ward
1979Wanda Nevada as Ruby Muldoon
1977Rolling Thunder as Automatic Slim
1975Walking Tall Part II as Pinky Dobson
1975Posse as Krag
1973Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid as Eno
1972The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid as Jim Younger
1972The Culpepper Cattle Co. as Luke
1972The Glass House as Bibleback
1972The Magnificent Seven Ride! as Mark Skinner
1969Easy Rider as Stranger on Highway
1968The Green Berets as Sgt. Provo
1968The Devil's Brigade as Pvt. Hubert Hixon
1967Cool Hand Luke as Boss Paul
1967Hurry Sundown as Dolph Higginson
1967The Happening as Second Motorcycle Officer
1967Will Penny as Foxy

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