John Quade

Biography

Date of Birth 1 April 1938, Kansas City, Kansas, USA Date of Death 9 August 2009, Rosamond, California, USA (heart attack) Birth Name John William Saunders III Mini Biography Character actor John Quade was born John William Saunders on April 1, 1938 in Kansas City, Kansas. Quade transferred from Perry Rural High School in Perry, Kansas to Highland Park High School in Topeka, Kansas in 1954. John was a football tackle and participated in both track and basketball at Highland Park High School. Moreover, he was a member of the Stamp, Radio, and Chess/Checkers clubs. Quade graduated from high school in 1956 and attended Washburn University. John worked for the Santa Fe Railway repair shop in Topeka, Kansas. Quade moved to California in 1964 and was an aerospace engineer prior to making his television acting debut in 1968 on an episode of "Bonanza." He acted in his first movie in 1972. With his strong, stocky build, distinctive rough face, drawling accent, squinty eyes, and often aggressive and intimidating screen presence, John was frequently cast as either mean, nasty heavies or hostile redneck law enforcers. Quade was probably best known as Cholla, the bumbling leader of the inept biker gang the Black Widows in the Clint Eastwood comedy vehicles "Every Which Way But Loose"" and "Any Which Way You Can." He had previously acted alongside Eastwood as despicable villains in the Westerns "High Plains Drifter" and "The Outlaw Josey Wales." John was likewise memorable as Sheriff Biggs in the epic TV mini-series "Roots." Quade had regular roles on the short-lived TV shows "Flatbush" and "Lucky Luke." Among the many television programs John made guest appearances on are "Gunsmoke," "Ironside," "Kung Fu," "Kojak," "Starsky and Hutch," "The Bionic Woman," "Charlie's Angels," "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century," "Vega$," "The Dukes of Hazzard," "CHiPs," "Hill Street Blues," "The A-Team," "Hunter," "Werewolf," and "Baywatch." After he stopped acting in the 1990s, Quade became a devout Christian activist and outspoken opponent of the American government and its New World Order. John was opposed to the 14th Ammendment, Social Security numbers, and drivers' licenses. He supported the Alledial Title belief in common law. Quade was married to his wife Gwen for thirty-eight years and was the father of six children. John Quade died of natural causes at age 71 at his home in Rosamond, California on August 9, 2009. Spouse Gwendolyn Rice (17 September 1970 - 9 August 2009) (his death) 6 children Trivia Worked in the aerospace industry before he entered acting. According to his widow, Quade built parts that are still on the moon. Had ten grandchildren. Had six children: John IV, Joseph, Steven, Heather, Katherine and Rebecca.

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Night Drive

The Derelict

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And You Thought Your Parents Were Weird

Walter Kotzwinkle

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The Tracker

Lomax

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Fury to Freedom

Mr. Ries

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92 in the Shade

Roy

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The Giant of Thunder Mountain

Carl (Townsman)

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Mr. Ricco

Arkansas

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The Ghost of Flight 401

Marshall

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Gone to Texas

Sen. Stansbury

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Planet Earth

Kreeg Commandant

Starring In
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And You Thought Your Parents Were Weird

Walter Kotzwinkle

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Lucky Luke

Luke's Sidekick (uncredited)

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The Giant of Thunder Mountain

Carl (Townsman)

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The Tracker

Lomax

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La Bamba

Bartender

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Gone to Texas

Sen. Stansbury

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Fury to Freedom

Mr. Ries

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Cattle Annie and Little Britches

Morgan

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Any Which Way You Can

Cholla, Black Widow Leader

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Every Which Way But Loose

Cholla

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The Ghost of Flight 401

Marshall

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Night Drive

The Derelict

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The Outlaw Josey Wales

Comanchero Leader

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The Last Hard Men

Gant

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Special Delivery

Barney

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The Wackiest Wagon Train In The West

Jake (archive footage)

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Mr. Ricco

Arkansas

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Rancho Deluxe

Circular Face (uncredited)

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92 in the Shade

Roy

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The Swinging Cheerleaders

Belski

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Planet Earth

Kreeg Commandant

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The Sting

Riley

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Papillon

Masked Breton

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High Plains Drifter

Jake Ross

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The Blue Knight

Knobby Booker

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Bad Company (1972)

Nolan

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Hammer

Riley

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