Joe Don Baker

actor
Born: 2/12/1936
Birthplace: Groesback, Texas

A movie character actor, he is known especially for his portrayals of burly tough guys, as Steve McQueen's unscrupulous brother in Sam Pekinpah's Junior Bonner (1972) and as the avenging sheriff Buford Pusser in Walking Tall (1973). His other film credits include The Natural (1984), Fletch (1985), Forces of Nature (1999) and Too Rich—The Secret Life of Doris Duke (1999)


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  • The Outfit - Starring Robert Duvall, Joe Don Baker, Karen Black, Robert Ryan, Timothy Carey
  • Charley Varrick - Starring Walter Matthau, Joe Don Baker, Felicia Farr, Andrew Robinson, Sheree North
  • Fletch - Starring Chevy Chase, Joe Don Baker, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Richard Libertini, Tim Matheson
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