Roy Jenson

Biography

Date of Birth 9 February 1927, Calgary, Alberta, Canada Date of Death 24 April 2007, Los Angeles, California, USA (cancer) Height 6' 2" (1.88 m) Spouse Marina Petrova (1964 - 24 April 2007) (his death) Dionysius, Barbara (? - ?) 3 children Trivia Played football for UCLA, then professionally for the Calgary Stampeders and the Montreal Alouettes. Was the first man beaten up by Caine on "Kung Fu" (1972). Doubled for Robert Mitchum. First wife Barbara Dionysius was his college sweetheart. They had three children: Martin, Morgan and Sasha. Met his second wife, European actress Marina Petrova (aka Marina Petrowa), while filming The Great Escape (1963) in Germany. Had an affinity for the ocean -- fishing, camping, diving. In addition to his second wife, three sons and brother, he was survived by seven grandchildren and a great granddaughter. Played Roman Polanski's henchman in the famous knife-to-the-nose sequence with Jack Nicholson in Chinatown (1974). Born in Calgary, Canada, but moved to Los Angeles with his mother and brother George at age 7 and attended South Gate High School. Joined the U.S. Navy at age 17 during WWII and served on a destroyer in the Pacific. A former UCLA footballer, he earned a BA in geography at UCLA in 1951 before going on to play pro football for Canada. While playing professional football in Canada (Calgary Stampeders, B.C. Lions), he was utilized as a stunt double for River of No Return (1954) starring Robert Mitchum. Moved to Hollywood thereafter to do stunt work and eventually took on a number of bit roles. Canadian-born pro footballer-turned-stuntman-turned-character actor, best known for his film and TV heavies in late 60s and 70s westerns and crime stories. Was a Western All-Star in the Canadian Football League in 1954. Member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Actors Branch).

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Breakout

Spencer

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The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean

Outlaw

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Demonoid

Mark Baines (as Roy Cameron Jenson)

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Fools

Man in park (as Roy C. Jenson)

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Hit Lady

Eddie

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Nightmare Honeymoon

Sandy

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Law of the Lawless

Roy Johnson

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The Set Up

Older Guard

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Fighter Attack

German Soldier (uncredited)

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Foolin' Around

Blue

Starring In
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Daniel Boone - Season One

Cash Doyle / ... (5 episodes, 1965-1969)

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Los Angeles Plays Itself

Mulvihill in Chinatown (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Hostage Hotel

Harve (uncredited)

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The Set Up

Older Guard

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Solar Crisis

Bartender

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Bail Out

Guard

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Kung Fu: The Movie

Warehouse Foreman

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The Night Stalker

Cook

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Red Dawn

Mr. Morris

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The Gambler: The Adventure Continues

Hatch (as Roy C. Jensen)

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Honkytonk Man

Dub

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Bustin' Loose

Klan Leader

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Demonoid

Mark Baines (as Roy Cameron Jenson)

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Any Which Way You Can

Moody, Black Widow

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Foolin' Around

Blue

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Tom Horn

Lee Mendenhour

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Every Which Way But Loose

Woody

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King

Sheriff Corruthers (unknown episodes)

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The Gauntlet

Biker

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The Car

Ray Mott

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Telefon

Doug Stark

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The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox

Bloodworth

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Helter Skelter

Punchy

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Breakheart Pass

Chris Banion

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The Wind and the Lion

Admr. French Ensor Chadwick

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Breakout

Spencer

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The Treasure of Jamaica Reef

Chief Killer (uncredited)

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Framed

Haskins

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The Abduction of Saint Anne

Woody

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Chinatown

Mulvihill

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Thunderbolt and Lightfoot

Dunlop

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Hit Lady

Eddie

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Nightmare Honeymoon

Sandy

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99 and 44/100% Dead!

Jake

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Dillinger

Samuel Cowley

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The Way We Were

Army Captain

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Soylent Green

Donovan

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The Outfit

Al

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The Getaway

Cully

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The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean

Outlaw

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Cry for Me, Billy

Blacksmith (as Roy Jensen)

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The Glass House

Officer Brown

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Sometimes a Great Notion

Howie Elwood

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Big Jake

Gunman at bathhouse in Escondero

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Brute Corps

Quinn

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A Tattered Web

Bert Korawicz (as Roy Jensen)

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Fools

Man in park (as Roy C. Jenson)

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Paint Your Wagon

Hennessey

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Number One

Roy Nelson

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5 Card Stud

Mace Jones (Evers' hand)

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The Helicopter Spies

Carl (archive footage)

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Will Penny

Boetius Sullivan

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Hostile Guns

Troublemaking Spectator

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The Ambushers

Karl

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Waterhole #3 aka Wasserloch No. 3

Doc Quinlen

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Red Tomahawk

Prospector

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Harper

Puddler

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Our Man Flint

Gridley (uncredited)

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The Plainsman

Renegade Soldier (uncredited)

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Blindfold

Goon

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Morituri

Merchant Marine (uncredited)

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The Great Race

Saloon Fight Extra (uncredited)

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Apache Uprising

Sgt. Hogan

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Black Spurs

Ambusher (uncredited)

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Baby, The Rain Must Fall

Tough Patron (uncredited)

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36 Hours

Soldier (uncredited)

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Law of the Lawless

Roy Johnson

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Stage to Thunder Rock

Harkins

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To Trap a Spy

Assault Force Member (archive footage) (uncredited)

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How the West Was Won

Henchman (uncredited)

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Five Weeks in a Balloon

Guard (uncredited)

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Confessions of an Opium Eater

Boat Crewman (uncredited)

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Marines, Let's Go

Sailor (uncredited)

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The Wackiest Ship in the Army

Shark Bait - USS Echo Crewman (uncredited)

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13 Ghosts

Ghost (uncredited)

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The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond

Bodyguard (uncredited)

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Bells Are Ringing

Cop (uncredited)

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Warlock (59)

Hasty (uncredited)

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Ride Lonesome

Outlaw (uncredited)

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Career

Jeep Soldier (uncredited)

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Al Capone

Customer (uncredited)

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Buchanan Rides Alone

Hamp (uncredited)

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The Last Hurrah

Fighter (uncredited)

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The Missouri Traveler

Simpson

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Operation Mad Ball

Hospital Guard (uncredited)

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The Harder They Fall

Fighter (uncredited)

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Demetrius and the Gladiators

Gladiator (uncredited)

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The Caine Mutiny

Sailor (uncredited)

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Broken Lance

Bailiff (uncredited)

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Fighter Attack

German Soldier (uncredited)

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Operation Secret

Michel (uncredited)

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Karawane der Frauen

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