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Denver Pyle est un Acteur Américain né le 11 mai 1920 à Colorado (Etats-Unis)

Denver Pyle

Denver Pyle
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Nom de naissance Denver Dell Pyle
Nationalité Etats-Unis
Naissance 11 mai 1920 à Colorado (Etats-Unis)
Mort 25 décembre 1997 (à 77 ans) à Burbank (Etats-Unis)

Denver Pyle (né à Bethune, Colorado, le 11 mai 1920, et mort à Burbank, Californie, 25 décembre 1997) est un acteur américain dont le rôle le plus célèbre est celui d’Oncle Jesse dans la série télévisée américaine Shérif, fais-moi peur !. Il a également été au générique de la fiction La Légende de James Adams et de l’ours Benjamin sur NBC.


Early life
Pyle was born in Bethune in Kit Carson County, Colorado, to farmer Ben H. Pyle (1895–1988) and his wife Maude (1899–1985); After graduating from high school, Pyle briefly attended Colorado State University, but dropped out to enter show business.

Pyle was a drummer and band member until the United States entered World War II, when he joined in the Merchant Marine.

After the war, Pyle embarked on his film career. He starred in several movies and on television during the 1950s and 1960s. He guest-starred between 1951 and 1953 fourteen times on the syndicated television series The Range Rider with Jock Mahoney and Dick Jones, appeared as an outlaw in a 1951 episode of the television series The Lone Ranger titled "Backtrail", episode 71, "The Outcast", episode 166, "Woman in the White Mask and episode 187, "Cross of Santo Domingo". In 1953, Pyle appeared as Emil Hatch in episode # 46 of The Adventures of Superman entitled "Beware theWrecker."He had a part in the 1955 Audie Murphy film To Hell and Back, appeared twice on NBC's 1955–1956 western anthology series Frontier (in "Mother of the Brave" and in "The Voyage of Captain Castle"). Pyle appeared twice as an unidentified bank robber in Duncan Renaldo's syndicated western series The Cisco Kid. In 1954, he was cast as a henchman of the outlaw Sam Bass in Jim Davis's syndicated series Stories of the Century.

Pyle was twice cast on CBS's The Public Defender in the role of George Hansen, and three times on the religious anthology series, Crossroads on ABC. He acted the part of a police detective in the 1956 film noir Please Murder Me, starring Raymond Burr, who played a defense attorney before his starring role in CBS's Perry Mason.

Pyle was cast as Carter in the 1955 episode "Joey's Father" of the NBC children's western series Fury, starring Peter Graves and Bobby Diamond. Three years later, he played an arsonist in the episode "The Fire Watchers" of the same series.

In 1956 Pyle appeared as "Vance Kiley" in the episode called "Quicksand" in the TV western series Lone Ranger, starring Clayton Moore and Jay Silverheels.

In 1958, Pyle starred with Judith Evelyn in the episode "Man in the Moon" of the NBC docudrama about the Cold War Behind Closed Doors, hosted by and occasionally starring Bruce Gordon.

He as appeared as a Professor in the syndicated Men Into Space series' 1959 episode Moonquake. In a episode of Ripcord he played a sucidical parachusist.
Pyle appeared twice each on the CBS western series My Friend Flicka and NBC's The Restless Gun with John Payne. He guest starred with Grant Withers in the 1959 episode "Tumbleweed Ranger" of Tris Coffin's syndicated western series 26 Men, billed as true stories of the Arizona Rangers. He appeared seven times on Richard Boone's CBS western Have Gun – Will Travel, his final appearance on the show in 1960 as the character Croft in "The Puppeteer". Pyle guest starred in 1960 in several other westerns, including the episode "Special Delivery" of the syndicated Pony Express, in The Rifleman season 2 episode 36, "The Hangman" as Harold Tanner, in "The Man Who Wanted Everything" of ABC's The Man from Blackhawk, and in "Crime Epidemic" of the Pat Conway series Tombstone Territory. Pyle guest-starred in the episode "Trail of the Dead", the story of five missing western prospectors, of Rod Cameron's modern western syndicated series State Trooper. He appeared with Sammy Jackson in the episode "Resurrection" of the syndicated American Civil War drama, The Gray Ghost.

Pyle was cast as Big Red in the 1959 episode "Woman in the River" of the ABC/Warner Bros. detective series Bourbon Street Beat, starring Andrew Duggan and Richard Long.

Pyle made several appearances as Briscoe Darling, Jr., the gruff patriarch of the Darling clan of musical hillbillies, on the CBS series, The Andy Griffith Show.

Pyle was cast in a number of western movies by John Ford, including The Horse Soldiers with William Holden and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. He played a Tennessee soldier (called "Thimblerig") in John Wayne's The Alamo (1960). He portrayed Sam Houston in several episodes of CBS's The Adventures of Jim Bowie. He guest-starred as a law enforcement officer in Jim Davis' other syndicated series, Rescue 8, and appeared as well in an episode of the ABC sitcom, The Real McCoys, starring Walter Brennan and Richard Crenna.

Pyle was cast in the 1960 episode "Three Wise Men" of ABC's Stagecoach West as an outlaw who promises to turn himself into the authorities if he can spend Christmas with his family. About this time, Pyle appeared in the segment "Lawyer in Petticoats" of William Bendix's 1960 NBC western series Overland Trail, and thereafter in 1961 in "Hand of Vengeance" of the syndicated western series Two Faces West. Pyle was cast as Jed Corrigan in the 1961 episode "The Tramp" of the NBC family drama series National Velvet.

Pyle guest-starred twice on the CBS series "Route 66" with Martin Milner and George Maharis, first in 1961 in the episode "The Newborn" and again in 1962 in "A Long Piece Of Mischief".

One of Pyle's early roles was as a villain in an Adventures of Superman episode called "Beware the Wrecker". He also played the father in the episode "Black Leather Jackets" of the CBS series, The Twilight Zone.

He appeared in the 1963–1964 season of ABC's drama about college life Channing. He portrayed the character Brill in the 1964 episode, "Johnny Ride the Pony: One, Two, Three", of the NBC education drama series, Mr. Novak, starring James Franciscus. Pyle appeared 14 times on Gunsmoke, seven times on Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre, and twice on Frontier Justice, all on CBS. He appeared in seven episodes as Ben Thompson (and twice as other characters) on the ABC western series The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, with Hugh O'Brian. He also appeared in an episode of The Dick Van Dyke Show as a feisty uncle of Rob Petrie.

Pyle played the frontier character Deadwood Dick in the 1966 episode "The Resurrection of Deadwood Dick" on the syndicated anthology series Death Valley Days.

He appeared twice in Cheyenne starring Clint Walker. He played Sergeant Tripp in the episode "The Enemy" of the James Arness ABC series How the West Was Won.

He also is known for portraying both the suspect and the murder victim on the last original Perry Mason episode, "The Case of the Final Fadeout" in 1966. He was the only actor to play a victim, a suspect and the actual murderer (in previous episodes) on the series in six appearances. Among his other appearances he played defendant Robert Crane in "The Case of the Deadly Double" in 1958, murderer Tilden Stuart in "The Case of the Jealous Journalist" and murderer Emery Fillmore in "The Case of the Renegade Refugee" (both in 1961), and murderer Frank Honer in "The Case of the Shifty Shoebox" in 1963.

Pyle portrayed Grandpa Tarleton in all twenty-six episodes of Tammy in the 1965–1966 season. Pyle portrayed the vengeful Texas Ranger Frank Hamer in the 1967 movie Bonnie and Clyde. He also appeared in an episode of The High Chaparral as a general who had lost his son.

In 1968 he appeared as Titus Purcell, patriarch of a family of homesteaders, in the episode "The Price of Tomatoes" in the sitcom Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Working for the first time with Jim Nabors playing Gomer Pyle, spun-off from the Andy Griffith Show, he utilized a screen persona similar to Briscoe Darling, Jr.

Pyle had a guest-starring role in 1973 on The Streets of San Francisco. In 1975, Walt Disney Productions released a film based on the novel Escape to Witch Mountain. In this film, Tony and Tia were played by Ike Eisenmann and Kim Richards, Lucas Deranian by Donald Pleasence, and the children's Uncle Bené by Pyle. He appeared as a judge residing in the town of Purgatory in the first-season episode of Kung Fu, titled "Ancient Warrior".

In addition, Pyle played the role of Mad Jack in thirty-six episodes of the NBC series The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams (1977–1978). He played Buck Webb (Doris Day's television series father) during the first two seasons of CBS's The Doris Day Show (1968–1970). He did some writing and directing for the short-lived half-hour western Dirty Sally starring Jeanette Nolan, which ran on CBS in the first half of 1974. He also played a small role on The Waltons as a relative to the Baldwin sisters.

Pyle's best-known and longest-running television role was that of Uncle Jesse Duke in the CBS series The Dukes of Hazzard (1979–1985) (146 episodes).

In his later life, Pyle played mostly cameo television roles and retired from full-time acting. His last cinematic movie role was alongside Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, and James Garner in the 1994 film Maverick, in which he portrayed a cheating cardplayer who jumps off a riverboat to keep his dignity. His last known acting role was a reprisal of Jesse Duke in the 1997 CBS made-for-TV movie The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion!

Le plus souvent avec

Paul Fix
Paul Fix
(9 films)
John Wayne
John Wayne
(5 films)
John Ford
John Ford
(4 films)
Audie Murphy
Audie Murphy
(6 films)
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Filmographie de Denver Pyle (70 films)

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Shérif Réunion, 2h
Réalisé par Lewis Teague
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie, Action, Aventure
Acteurs John Schneider, Tom Wopat, Catherine Bach, Denver Pyle, James Best, Sonny Shroyer
Rôle Oncle Jesse Duke
Note64% 3.241183.241183.241183.241183.24118
Les cousins Bo et Luke Duke reviennent à Hazzard pour aider leur oncle Jesse. Sa propriété est en effet menacée par une promotrice immobilière mégalomane, Josephine « Mama Jo » Max, qui souhaite y construire un parc d'attraction. La famille Duke passe alors un marché avec Mama Jo : l'issue d'une course automobile en nocturne au clair de lune déterminera l'avenir de la propriété Duke. Devant le fait accompli, Bo et Luke décident de ressortir leur fidèle compagnon « General Lee » pour participer à cette course de la dernière chance. Mais Mama Jo enlève leur cousine Daisy et veut truquer la course.
Maverick (1994)
, 2h7
Réalisé par Richard Donner
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie, Action, Aventure, Western
Thèmes Jeu, La musique, Musique, Poker
Acteurs Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, James Garner, Graham Greene, Alfred Molina, James Coburn
Rôle vieux joueur
Note69% 3.4988753.4988753.4988753.4988753.498875
Bret Maverick (Mel Gibson) est joueur de poker professionnel. Son talent lui attire plus d'ennemis que d'amis. En route pour le tournoi de poker du siècle, il rencontre Annabelle Bransford (Jodie Foster), une ravissante joueuse dénuée de tout scrupule, et Zane Cooper (James Garner), un sinistre marshal peu enclin au jeu. Le voyage s'annonce semé d'embûches jusqu'à la partie de poker la plus dangereuse que Maverick ait jamais eu à livrer.
Father and Scout, 1h32
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie
Acteurs Bob Saget, Brian Bonsall, Heidi Swedberg, Stuart Pankin, David Graf, Troy Evans
Rôle George Rosebrock
Note50% 2.518812.518812.518812.518812.51881
Father and Scout chronicles the tale of love and love lost within a family. Writer Spencer Paley, a grumpy spastic man, agrees to go on a father-son camping trip to Catalina Island with his son Michael. Their love is tested and ultimately endures after Spencer accidentally sits on a slice of pizza. The film explores the complex relationship between parents and offspring and the fear of being in caves. At the 2007 TV Land Awards, Bob Saget said "Father and Scout was the most meaningful role I've ever played."
Geronimo (1990)
, 1h41
Réalisé par Arnold Laven, Edward T. McDougal
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Biographie, Western
Acteurs Chuck Connors, Adam West, Denver Pyle, Kamala Devi, Patrick Douglas "Pat" Conway, Armando Silvestre
Rôle Sénateur Conrad
Note58% 2.901582.901582.901582.901582.90158
En 1883, le chef apache Geronimo et son groupe de guerriers sont victimes des attaques américaines et mexicaines. En échange d'un territoire et de nourriture, les guerriers se rendent alors à contrecœur. Mais bientôt Geronimo va s'évader de la réserve et déclarer la guerre aux Américains.
Return to Mayberry, 1h35
Réalisé par Bob Sweeney
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie, Romance
Acteurs Ron Howard, Andy Griffith, Don Knotts, Howard Morris, Jim Nabors, George Lindsey
Rôle Briscoe Darling
Note69% 3.4729553.4729553.4729553.4729553.472955
Andy Taylor (Andy Griffith), now a US Postal Inspector, returns to his hometown of Mayberry, North Carolina with wife Helen (Aneta Corsaut)—whom he had married in 1968, on the sequel series Mayberry R.F.D.—but without his second-born son Andy, Jr. (christened on R.F.D.). Andy returns to Mayberry to see son Opie (Ron Howard) into fatherhood. Also, Andy plans to run in the soon-to-be held sheriff's election, as he has already asked county clerk Howard Sprague to prepare the paperwork. Andy puts aside any thoughts of running when he learns that his old deputy and cousin, Barney Fife (Don Knotts), left Raleigh, and was appointed acting sheriff. Barney intends to win the elected position outright. However, the citizens question the easily riled Barney's sanity when he falls for a commercial ploy touting a Myer's Lake monster. Meanwhile, Opie ponders moving his family out of Mayberry to expand his journalism career.
Les Visiteurs d'un autre monde, 1h35
Réalisé par John Hough
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Science-fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Aventure, Policier
Thèmes L'enfance, Adaptation d'une œuvre littéraire de science-fiction, Films pour enfants, Jumeaux ou jumelles
Acteurs Bette Davis, Kim Richards, Ike Eisenmann, Christopher Lee, Richard Bakalyan, Jack Soo
Rôle Oncle Bene
Note59% 2.9505252.9505252.9505252.9505252.950525
Tia et son frère Tony ont des pouvoirs surnaturels, peuvent communiquer et faire bouger les choses avec la puissance de leur esprit seul. Ils arrivent sur Terre pour une visite à Los Angeles. Quand Tony utilise ses pouvoirs pour empêcher un accident, il tombe entre les mains du docteur Gannon, un savant impitoyable qui a constamment soif de pouvoir dans le monde entier. Il lui met un appareil dans le cerveau pour contrôler la volonté de Tony. Tia se fait aider par un gang de jeunes pour libérer Tony et sauver la Terre.
Buffalo Bill et les Indiens, 2h3
Réalisé par Robert Altman
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie, Western
Thèmes Cirque, Théâtre, Adaptation d'une pièce de théâtre
Acteurs Paul Newman, Joel Grey, Kevin McCarthy, Harvey Keitel, Will Sampson, Allan F. Nicholls
Rôle McLaughlin, l'agent des affaires indiennes
Note60% 3.046233.046233.046233.046233.04623
L'histoire se déroule en 1885, Buffalo Bill monte un spectacle, le Wild West Show, sur l'Ouest américain pour cela, il achète Sitting Bull, un des prisonniers de l'armée. Lors d'un spectacle auquel le président des États-Unis Grover Cleveland vient assister, Sitting Bull veut lui présenter des doléances pour son peuple, il est éconduit.
Bienvenue à Los Angeles, 1h46
Réalisé par Alan Rudolph
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Comédie, Musical, Romance
Acteurs Keith Carradine, Geraldine Chaplin, Sally Kellerman, Harvey Keitel, Lauren Hutton, Viveca Lindfors
Rôle Carl Barber
Note59% 2.999862.999862.999862.999862.99986
The theme of romantic despair and shallowness is displayed utilizing a La Ronde-like circle of sexual adventures and failed affairs around songwriter Carroll Barber (Carradine), which spread out through the city. Barber is an aloof womanizer who cannot commit or love and is used to illustrate the loneliness inherent in big-city life.
La Montagne ensorcelée, 1h37
Réalisé par John Hough
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Science-fiction, Fantastique, Fantasy, Action, Aventure, Horreur, Policier
Thèmes L'enfance, Adaptation d'une œuvre littéraire de science-fiction, Films pour enfants, Jumeaux ou jumelles
Acteurs Eddie Albert, Ray Milland, Donald Pleasence, Kim Richards, Ike Eisenmann, Reta Shaw
Rôle Oncle Bené
Note63% 3.1997853.1997853.1997853.1997853.199785
Deux mystérieux jeunes jumeaux orphelins aux pouvoirs extraordinaires sont poursuivis par un malveillant milliardaire. Heureusement, pour eux, un veuf va les aider. Mais qui sont-ils, ces enfants ? Et où veulent-ils appeler leur monde ?
Badger, le Blaireau, 1h38
Réalisé par Gary Nelson
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Aventure
Thèmes Films pour enfants
Acteurs Carl Betz, Salome Jens, Denver Pyle
Rôle Ben as an Adult
Note59% 2.964442.964442.964442.964442.96444
Les aventures d'un jeune garçon, plus proche de la nature et des animaux que de sa propre famille...
Grizzly Adams, 1h33
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Aventure, Western
Acteurs Dan Haggerty, Denver Pyle, Don Shanks
Rôle Jack le radoteur, ou « Mad Jack » (dans la série)
Note67% 3.391813.391813.391813.391813.39181
Grizzly Adams (Dan Haggerty) est un menuisier qui, durant la période de la ruée vers l'or en Californie, fuit dans les montagnes, car il est faussement accusé de meurtre. Alors qu'il tente de survivre dans son nouvel environnement, il découvre un bébé grizzly orphelin et l'adopte. L'ours, malgré son énorme taille à l'âge adulte, devient le meilleur ami de Grizzly Adams.
Les cordes de la potence, 1h43
Réalisé par Andrew V. McLaglen
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Western
Acteurs John Wayne, George Kennedy, Neville Brand, Marie Windsor, Gary Grimes, Morgan Paull
Rôle Denver
Note64% 3.2469053.2469053.2469053.2469053.246905
Le marshal J.D. Cahill gagne le bivouac de cinq pilleurs de banque en cavale et parvient à les arrêter. Après quoi, il les ramène en train jusqu’à Valentine, dans le comté de Jeff Davis au Texas. Pendant ce temps, son fils aîné Danny est en cellule pour ivresse et désordre. Il s’est acoquiné avec trois malfaiteurs, également emprisonnés, pour commettre un braquage sans qu’on les soupçonne. À la faveur d’un incendie déclenché par le fils cadet de Cahill, Billy Joe, ils s’échappent de la prison, volent l’argent d’une banque en faisant deux victimes, et regagnent leurs cellules. Le butin est temporairement confié à Billy Joe par Fraser, le chef de la bande ; ce dernier menace successivement chacun des jeunes Cahill de tuer le frère de celui qui viendrait à les dénoncer.
Rio Verde
Rio Verde (1971)
, 1h48
Réalisé par Andrew V. McLaglen
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie, Action, Aventure, Western
Acteurs Dean Martin, Brian Keith, Carol White (actrice anglaise), Honor Blackman, Neve McIntosh, Ben Johnson
Rôle Junior Frisbee
Note57% 2.8521952.8521952.8521952.8521952.852195
Joe Baker rêve de faite un dernier "grand coup" avant de se ranger et pour le réussir, il lui faut se procurer une Gatling qui se trouve être en possession du dénommé Jonny Cobb. Mais la seule exigence de Cobb, en échange de la Gatlin est que Baker lui trouve une femme.
Bandolero !, 1h46
Réalisé par Andrew V. McLaglen
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Action, Policier, Romance, Western
Thèmes La famille, La peine de mort
Acteurs James Stewart, Dean Martin, Raquel Welch, Don "Red" Barry, George Kennedy, Will Geer
Rôle Muncie Carter
Note65% 3.29923.29923.29923.29923.2992
Après un braquage manqué dans la banque de Val Verde, Dee Bishop et sa bande sont arrêtés et promis à la pendaison. Se faisant passer pour le bourreau dont il a dérobé l’habit et le matériel, son frère Mace Bishop leur permet de s’évader. Alors que le shérif et une milice de citoyens sont à la poursuite des fuyards, Mace Bishop, toujours dans son rôle, profite du calme pour voler 10 000 $ à la banque et repartir en toute tranquillité. Il rejoint Dee et ses acolytes qui ont pris en otage Maria Stoner, la veuve d’un riche propriétaire tué lors du braquage, et sont réfugiés dans des rochers sous le feu des hommes du shérif. Il les aide une fois de plus à s’enfuir, en direction de la frontière mexicaine.