Luke Askew

Biography

Luke Askew (born January 1, 1937) in Macon, Georgia, U.S.) is an American actor most noted for his role in the 1969 film Easy Rider. Askew was born in Macon, Georgia. He made his film debut in Otto Preminger's Hurry Sundown (film) in 1967. He first began to be noticed as an actor in the 1967 film Cool Hand Luke. He was one of the first actors daring to wear long hair in this era, which he had to hide under a hat during the filming of this movie. The next year he worked with John Wayne in The Green Berets (with his hair cut short). The following year he worked with Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda in Easy Rider. This film set him on the road to becoming a cult figure of modern cinema. Askew has continued to work as an actor from the 1960s forward. Though he has appeared in numerous feature films, from the 1970s forward he has predominantly appeared as an actor on television series. This includes work on such series as: Bonanza, Mission: Impossible, The Rockford Files, The Six Million Dollar Man, T. J. Hooker, L.A. Law, MacGyver,Walker, Texas Ranger and HBO's Big Love. He has appeared frequently with Bill Paxton. He also took part in Easy Rider: Shaking the Cage from 1999, the DVD documentary about the making of Easy Rider. Askew sang Muddy and Wolf and Jimmy Reed songs at The Gaslight Cafe. According to Bob Dylan, Luke, when he sang at The Gaslight Cafe, was a "guy who sounded like Bobby Blue Bland" Askew later moved to Lake Oswego, Oregon, in the Portland metropolitan area. He died in Portland, on March 29, 2012, from lung cancer. Selected Filmography Hurry Sundown (1967) The Happening (1967) Cool Hand Luke (1967) Will Penny (1968) The Green Berets (1968) The Devil's Brigade (1968) Easy Rider (1969) The Magnificent Seven Ride (1972) The Culpepper Cattle Company (1972) The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid (1972) Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (1973) Slipstream (1973) Walking Tall Part 2 (1975) Posse (1975) Rolling Thunder (1977) Wanda Nevada (1979) The Warrior and the Sorceress (1984) Bialy smok (1987) Frank & Jesse (1994) The Newton Boys (1998) Frailty (2001) Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood (2003) (documentary) The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005) - Television Big Love ... Hollis Green

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Birth Place

Macon, Géorgie, États-Unis

Birth Date

3/26/1932

Death Date

3/29/2012
Known For
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Walking Tall 2

Pinky Dobson

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The Warrior and the Sorceress

Zeg the Tyrant

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Will Penny

Foxy

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The Culpepper Cattle Co.

Luke

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Wanda Nevada

Ruby Muldoon

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Dune Warriors

William

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Angel Unchained

Jonathan Tremaine

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Flareup

Alan Moris

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Kung Fu: The Movie

Sheriff Mills

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Frailty

Sheriff Smalls

Starring In
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The Greatest Game Ever Played

Alec Campbell

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Frailty

Sheriff Smalls

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South of Heaven West of Hell

Leland Henry

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Vendetta

William Parkerson

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The Newton Boys

Chief Schoemaker

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Traveller

Boss Jack Costello

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Savage - Die Legende aus der Zukunft

Capt. Rohmer

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Frank and Jesse

Lone Rider

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Dangerous Relations

The Warden

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Dune Warriors

William

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No Retreat, No Surrender 3: Blood Brothers

Atteron

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Legend of the White Horse

Frank Brown

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Bulletproof

Gen. Gallo

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Kung Fu: The Movie

Sheriff Mills

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The Warrior and the Sorceress

Zeg the Tyrant

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The Beast Within

Dexter Ward

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Wanda Nevada

Ruby Muldoon

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Rolling Thunder

Automatic Slim

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Posse

Krag

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Walking Tall 2

Pinky Dobson

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A Matter of Wife... and Death

Snell

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Mackintosh and T.J.

Cal

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Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid

Eno

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The Magnificent Seven Ride!

Mark Skinner

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The Culpepper Cattle Co.

Luke

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The Glass House

Bibleback

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The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid

Jim Younger

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Angel Unchained

Jonathan Tremaine

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Easy Rider

Stranger on Highway

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Flareup

Alan Moris

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The Green Berets

Sgt. Provo

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The Devil's Brigade

Pvt. Hubert Hixon

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Will Penny

Foxy

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Cool Hand Luke

Boss Paul

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The Happening

Second Motorcycle Officer

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Hurry Sundow

Dolph Higginson

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