Ted Mapes

  • Born on
    • November 25th, 1901
  • Died on
    • September 9th, 1984
Ted Mapes was an American character actor, who was also a prolific stuntman and body double. Born on November 25, 1901 in St. Edward, Nebraska, he moved to Los Angeles in his mid-20s, and entered the film industry in 1929, first as a grip, and then as a stuntman and actor. He doubled for many famous actors, including Jimmy Stewart and Gary Cooper. His film and television career spanned forty years, during which time he appeared in hundreds of films and television shows, either as an actor, stuntman or body double. After his career in front of the camera ended in 1969, Mapes became an advocate for animal safety in films, working as an observer on sets for the American Humane Association.

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Acting (12 Credits)

1962The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance as Highpockets (uncredited)
1958Bell Book and Candle as Gillian's Customer (uncredited)
1957Night Passage as Leary
1950Winchester '73 as Bartender (uncredited)
1950Broken Arrow as Mail Rider
1950The Gunfighter as Pete's Pal (uncredited)
1943King of the Cowboys as Parade Rider / Show Spectator
1941In Old Cheyenne as Rancher
1941Sergeant York as Soldier in Trench (uncredited)
1940The Ranger and the Lady as Henchman Kramer
1940North West Mounted Police as Constable Palmer
1939In Old Monterey as Henchman

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