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Bob Steele

Biography

Star of several B-Westerns who have also played a job in THE BEST Rest. He also made an appearance in the 1939 film, Of Mice and Males. Getting started in vaudeville, he resolved with his family members in LA, California, and started his film profession. When cowboy hero parts started drying up in the 1940s, he performed Trooper Duffy on ABC’s F Troop. He was created Robert Adrian Bradbury in Portland, Oregon. His dad, Robert North Bradbury, was a prolific film movie director. Not limited by cowboy roles, he previously supporting tasks in acclaimed movies like Howard Hawks’ THE BEST Sleep.

Quick Facts


Full Name Bob Steele
Date Of Birth January 23, 1907
Place Of Birth Portland, OR
Height 1.65 m
Profession Movie Actor
Nationality American
Spouse Virginia Nash Tatem, Alice Petty Hackley, Louise A. Chessman
Parents Robert N. Bradbury, Nieta Catherine Quinn
Siblings Bill Bradbury
Movies The Big Sleep, Rio Bravo, Hang 'Em High, Rio Lobo, Arizona Gunfighter, Of Mice and Men, McLintock!, The Carson City Kid, The Atomic Submarine, Border Phantom, The Rider of the Law, Giant from the Unknown, The Trusted Outlaw, No Man's Range, Hidden Valley, The Feud Maker, Oklahoma Cyclone, Texas Buddies, Northwest Trail, The Enforcer, The Trail Blazers, Brand of the Outlaws, Billy the Kid in Texas, Pork Chop Hill, Death Valley Rangers, Sundown Saunders, Alias John Law, Something Big, Davy Crockett at the Fall of the Alamo, Marked Trails, Riders of the Rio Grande, The Comancheros, The Nevada Buckaroo, Powdersmoke Range, Under Texas Skies, Breed of the Border, Near the Rainbow's End, Requiem for a Gunfighter, The Mystery Squadron, A Demon for Trouble, The Law Rides, Doomed at Sundown, Brand of Hate, Thunder Town, Smokey Smith, Ambush Trail, Galloping Romeo, Trail of Terror, Western Justice, The Gallant Fool, Nightmare Honeymoon
TV Shows F Troop
Star Sign Aquarius

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#Fact
1Appeared in six movies with his pal John Wayne between 1953 and 1970--McLintock! (1963), Rio Bravo (1959), The Longest Day (1962), Rio Lobo (1970), The Comancheros (1961) and Island in the Sky (1953).
2Twin brother of actor Bill Bradbury.
3High school classmate and pal of John Wayne , who appeared in at least a dozen westerns directed by Steele's father, Robert N. Bradbury.
4Educated at Glendale High School, Glendale, California.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Riders of the Rio Grande1943Tucson Smith
Santa Fe Scouts1943Tucson Smith
The Blocked Trail1943Tucson Smith
Thundering Trails1943Tucson Smith
Valley of Hunted Men1942Tucson Smith
The Phantom Plainsmen1942Tucson Smith
Westward Ho1942Tucson Smith
Raiders of the Range1942Tucson Smith
Code of the Outlaw1942Tucson Smith
West of Cimarron1941Tucson Smith
Gauchos of El Dorado1941'Tucson' Smith
Outlaws of Cherokee Trail1941Tucson Smith
Billy the Kid in Santa Fe1941Billy the Kid
Gangs of Sonora1941'Tucson' Smith
Saddlemates1941Tucson Smith
Billy the Kid's Fighting Pals1941Billy the Kid
Pals of the Pecos1941Tucson Smith
The Great Train Robbery1941Tom Logan
Prairie Pioneers1941Tucson Smith
Billy the Kid's Range War1941Billy the Kid
Billy the Kid's Gun Justice1940Billy the Kid
Lone Star Raiders1940Tucson Smith
The Trail Blazers1940Tucson Smith
Billy the Kid in Texas1940Billy the Kid
Under Texas Skies1940Tucson Smith
City for Conquest1940Kid Callahan (uncredited)
Billy the Kid Outlawed1940Billy the Kid
The Carson City Kid1940Lee Jessup
Pinto Canyon1940Sheriff Bob Hall
Wild Horse Valley1940Bob Evans
Of Mice and Men1939Curley Jackson
El Diablo Rides1939Bob
The Pal from Texas1939Bob Barton
Riders of the Sage1939Bob Burke
Mesquite Buckaroo1939Bob Allen
Smoky Trails1939Bob Archer
Feud of the Range1939Bob Gray
Durango Valley Raiders1938Keene Cordner
Desert Patrol1938Dave Austin
The Feud Maker1938Tex Ryan aka Wind River Kid
Thunder in the Desert1938Bob Radford
Paroled - To Die1938Doug Redfern
Colorado Kid1937Colorado Kid
Arizona Gunfighter1937Colt Ferron ("The Arizona Gunfighter")
Ridin' the Lone Trail1937Bob McArthur
The Red Rope1937Tom Shaw
Doomed at Sundown1937Dave Austin
Border Phantom1937Larry O'Day
Gun Lords of Stirrup Basin1937Dan Stockton
The Trusted Outlaw1937Dan Ward
Lightnin' Crandall1937Bob Crandall, aka Lightnin' Crandall
The Gun Ranger1936Dan Larson
Cavalry1936Captain Ted Thorne
Brand of the Outlaws1936Gary Gray
The Law Rides1936Bruce Conway
Last of the Warrens1936Ted Warren
The Kid Ranger1936Ray Burton
Trail of Terror1935Jim Wilson aka Spike Manning
Alias John Law1935Everett Tarkington 'John' Clark
The Rider of the Law1935Bob Marlow
Powdersmoke Range1935Jeff Ferguson aka Guadalupe Kid
No Man's Range1935Jim Hale
Sundown Saunders1935Jim 'Sundown' Saunders
Tombstone Terror1935Jimmy Dixon / Duke Dixon
Smokey Smith1935Smokey Smith
Big Calibre1935Bob Neal
Kid Courageous1935Bob Bannister
Western Justice1934Jim, alias Ace
The Brand of Hate1934Rod Camp
A Demon for Trouble1934Bob Worth
The Mystery Squadron1933Fred Cromwell
Ranger's Code1933Bob Baxter
Galloping Romeo1933Bob Rivers
The Gallant Fool1933Kit Denton
Trailing North1933Lee Evans aka Curly the Kid
Breed of the Border1933Speed Brent
The Fighting Champ1932Brick Loring
Young Blood1932Nick aka The Kid
Texas Buddies1932Ted Garner
Hidden Valley1932Bob Harding
Son of Oklahoma1932Dan Clayton
The Man from Hell's Edges1932Bob Williams - aka Flash Manning
Riders of the Desert1932Bob Houston
Law of the West1932Bob Carruthers, alias Bob Morgan
South of Santa Fe1932Tom
The Nevada Buckaroo1931Buck Hurley, known as The Nevada Kid
Near the Trail's End1931Marshal Johnny Day
The Ridin' Fool1931Steve Kendall
Sunrise Trail1931Texas, aka Tex
Headin' North1930Jim Curtis
The Land of Missing Men1930Steve O'Neil
The Oklahoma Cyclone1930Jimmy Henderson Posing as Jim Smith
The Oklahoma Sheriff1930
Near the Rainbow's End1930Jim Bledsoe
Western Honor1930Bob
The Man from Nowhere1930Terry Norton
The Hunted Men1930Dick Stockdale
Breezy Bill1930Breezy Bill
A Texas Cowboy1929Dick Carlysle
The Cowboy and the Outlaw1929George Hardcastle
The Invaders1929
Laughing at Death1929Bob Thornton
The Amazing Vagabond1929Jimmy Hobbs
Come and Get It!1929Breezy Smith
Headin' for Danger1928Jimmy Marshall
Captain Careless1928Bob Gordon
Lightning Speed1928Jack
Trail of Courage1928Tex Reeves
Man in the Rough1928Bruce Sherwood
Breed of the Sunsets1928Jim Collins
The Ridin' Renegade1928Bob Taylor
Sliding Home1928ShortStudent (as Robert Bradbury Jr.)
Driftin' Sands1928'Driftin' Sands
The Bandit's Son1927Bob McCall
The Mojave Kid1927Bob Saunders
Sitting Bull at the Spirit Lake Massacre1927Bob Keefe (as Bob Bradbury Jr.)
The College Boob1926Shorty Buzelle (as Bob Bradbury Jr.)
Davy Crockett at the Fall of the Alamo1926'Pinky' Smith (as Bob Bradbury Jr.)
Daniel Boone Thru the Wilderness1926Jim Bryan (as Bob Bradbury Jr.)
Just Plain Folks1925as Bob Bradbury
The Opossum1922Short as Bob Bradbury Jr.
Mysterious Tracks1922Short as Robert Bradbury
Dangerous Trails1922ShortBob (as Bob Bradbury Jr.)
Trailing the Coyote1921ShortBob (as Bob Bradbury Jr.)
A Day in the Wilds1921ShortBob (as Bob Bradbury Jr.)
The Skunk1921Short as Robert Bradbury Jr.
The Civet Cat1921ShortBob (as Bob Bradbury Jr.)
The Mountain Lion1921Short
The American Badger1921ShortBob (as Bob Bradbury Jr.)
The Fox1921/IIShort
Catching a Coon1921Bob (as Bob Bradbury Jr.)
Outwitting the Timber Wolf1921Short
Trapping the Wildcat1921ShortBob
The Adventures of Bob and Bill1920Bob (as Bob Bradbury Jr.)
Nightmare Honeymoon1974Charlie
Charley Varrick1973Bank Guard (uncredited)
Something Big1971Teamster #3
Skin Game1971uncredited
Rio Lobo1970Rio Lobo Deputy (uncredited)
Family Affair1970TV SeriesChaps Callahan
Then Came Bronson1969TV SeriesClay Turner
The Great Bank Robbery1969Duffy - Bank Guard #1
Doc1969TV MovieToby
Hang 'Em High1968Jenkins
Judd for the Defense1967TV SeriesPercy Hays
F Troop1965-1967TV SeriesTrooper Duffy
The Bounty Killer1965Red - Henchman
Town Tamer1965Ken
Requiem for a Gunfighter1965Max Smith
Shenandoah1965Union Train Guard (uncredited)
Daniel Boone1965TV SeriesTrapper
Taggart1964Earl (uncredited)
Gunsmoke1963-1964TV SeriesCoe / Sam Gordon
Bullet for a Badman1964Sheriff (uncredited)
4 for Texas1963Bank Board Member
McLintock!1963Train Engineer
Temple Houston1963TV SeriesYeager
Wall of Noise1963Trainer (uncredited)
Showdown1963Poker Player (uncredited)
Wide Country1962TV SeriesCaptain Ainslee
The Wild Westerners1962Deputy Marshal Casey Banner
Six Black Horses1962Puncher
The Comancheros1961Pa Schofield (uncredited)
Whispering Smith1961TV SeriesJoe Mullet
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1959-1961TV SeriesBen / Soto Man / Rebel Arsonist
National Velvet1960TV SeriesClyde
Rawhide1959-1960TV SeriesGrogan / Art Jameson / Art Gray
Overland Trail1960TV SeriesStationmaster
Hell Bent for Leather1960Jared
The Texan1960TV SeriesLuke Short
Hotel de Paree1959-1960TV SeriesJepsen / Stagecoach Driver
The Deputy1960TV SeriesFred Sooley
The Rebel1959TV SeriesJess Kirby / Will Randall
The Atomic Submarine1959CPO 'Grif' Griffin
Pork Chop Hill1959Col. Kern
Lawman1959TV SeriesTelegraph Operator
Death Valley Days1958-1959TV SeriesDawson / Todd Benson / Mac Brown
Rio Bravo1959Matt Harris (uncredited)
The Californians1958-1959TV SeriesGriggs
No Name on the Bullet1959Poker Player (uncredited)
Maverick1957-1958TV SeriesBilly / Wells / Walter Jackson
Tales of Wells Fargo1958TV SeriesJake Kramer
Cimarron City1958TV SeriesDude Morgan
Once Upon a Horse...1958Bob Steele
Ride a Crooked Trail1958Jud Blunt (uncredited)
The Bonnie Parker Story1958Armored Truck Guard (uncredited)
Giant from the Unknown1958Sheriff Parker
Have Gun - Will Travel1958TV SeriesJockey
Decision at Sundown1957Irv (uncredited)
Sugarfoot1957TV SeriesSam Shoulders
Colt .451957TV SeriesSgt. Granger
The Parson and the Outlaw1957Ace Jardine (as Bob Steel)
Band of Angels1957Union Private (uncredited)
Duel at Apache Wells1957Joe Dunn
Gun for a Coward1957Durkee
Cheyenne1956TV SeriesDugan
Pardners1956Shorty
The Steel Jungle1956Dan Bucci
The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp1955TV SeriesDeputy Sam / Deputy Marshal Sam
The Fighting Chance1955Curly
The Spoilers1955Miner
Last of the Desperados1955Charlie Bowdre
Screen Directors Playhouse1955TV SeriesDeputy Sheriff Dodd
The Outcast1954Dude Rankin
Drums Across the River1954Billy Costa
Island in the Sky1953Wilson
Column South1953Sgt. McAfee
Savage Frontier1953Sam Webb
San Antone1953Bob Coolidge
The Lion and the Horse1952Matt Jennings
Bugles in the Afternoon1952Horseman (uncredited)
Rose of Cimarron1952Rio
Cattle Drive1951Charlie Morgan aka Careless
Fort Worth1951Shorty
Silver Canyon1951Walt Middler
The Enforcer1951Herman (as Robert Steele)
The Savage Horde1950Dancer (Proctor's Hired Gunman)
South of St. Louis1949Slim Hansen
Bandits of Dark Canyon1947Ed Archer
Killer McCoy1947Sailor Graves
Exposed1947Chicago
Cheyenne1947Bucky
Twilight on the Rio Grande1947Dusty Morgan
Rio Grande Raiders1946Jeff Carson
The Big Sleep1946Lash Canino
Thunder Town1946Jim Brandon
Sheriff of Redwood Valley1946The Reno Kid
Ambush Trail1946Curley Thompson
Six Gun Man1946Stormy Storm
Northwest Trail1945Trooper Matt O'Brien
Navajo Kid1945Tom Kirk aka The Navajo Kid
Wildfire1945Happy Haye
Trigger Law1944Bob Steele
The Utah Kid1944Bob Roberts
Marked Trails1944Bob Stevens
Sonora Stagecoach1944Bob Steele
Outlaw Trail1944Bob Steele
Arizona Whirlwind1944Bob Steele
Westward Bound1944Bob Steele
Death Valley Rangers1943Bob Steele
Revenge of the Zombies1943Agent

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Headin' North1930performer: "Lydia, the Tatooed Lady", "Bad Men Through and Through"
Near the Rainbow's End1930performer: "Ro-Ro-Rollin' Along", "Ragtime Cowboy Joe"

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Captain Careless1928story

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Golden Saddles, Silver Spurs2000TV Movie documentary
Film Breaks1999TV Series documentary
Wyatt Earp: Return to Tombstone1994TV MovieDeputy Sheriff Sam (flashback sequence)
The Shootist1976Books' Victim in Flashback (uncredited)
Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch1976
The Gabby Hayes Show1956TV SeriesNavajo Kid / Tom Kirk / Curley Thompson
Crooked River1950Shamrock (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1983Golden BootGolden Boot Awards


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