Walter Barnes

Walter Barnes

  • Born on
    • January 26th, 1918
  • Died on
    • January 6th, 1998
James McEachin was born on May 20, 1930 in Rennert, North Carolina. At the age of 18 he joined the US Armed Forces and served in the Korean War earning many medals of valor to include the Purple Heart and Silver Star. After leaving the military he spent time as a policeman and then fireman before moving to California and becoming a record producer. After a short stint in the music industry McEachin went into acting and spent many years in film and television. Not yet content he took time away from acting to become an award-winning author and maker of audio books. In 2005 McEachin was appointed as a US Army Reserve Ambassador and spends his free time speaking to soldiers, veterans and America. In late 2006 he produced the film-short Old Glory, a film short for the soldier, veteran and patriot in us all. In 2008 McEachin opened his one-man play, Above the Call; Beyond the Duty at the John F. Kennedy Center, Washington, DC and his since played Casa Manana, Ft. Worth, TX, Brentwood Theater, Los Angeles, CA, and Merle Reskin Theatre, Chicago, IL.

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Acting (17 Credits)

1985North and South
1981Smokey Bites the Dust as Sheriff Turner
1980Bronco Billy as Sheriff Dix
1978Every Which Way but Loose as Tank Murdock
1977Day of the Animals as Ranger Tucker
1977Pete's Dragon as Captain
1975Escape to Witch Mountain as Sheriff Purdy
1973Pigs as Doctor
1973High Plains Drifter as Sheriff Sam Shaw
1973Cahill U.S. Marshal as Sheriff Grady
1966The Big Gundown as Brokston
1966Winnetou and the Crossbreed as Mac Haller
1965The Oil Prince as Bill Campbell
1964Amongst Vultures as Martin Baumann Sr.
1963Winnetou as Bill Jones
1959Rio Bravo as Charlie (uncredited)
1958Westbound as Willis - Stage Depot Cook

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