Jack N. Young

Jack N. Young

Birthplace: 
Fincastle, Virginia
Birthday: 
September 25
Date of passing: 
September 12, 2018

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Jack N. Young

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Jack N. Young was an American stunt performer.

After serving in the U.S. Navy on an underwater demolitions team, Young came to Hollywood and worked as an extra for $2.00 a day. When he heard that 20th Century Fox was having trouble making a movie that contained several water scenes, he drove to the lot and got hired as an underwater stunt consultant.

Young performed stunt work on dozens of popular Western television series, such as The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, Cheyenne, Gunsmoke, Have Gun - Will Travel, Maverick, Wagon Train, The Rifleman, Bonanza, Death Valley Days, and Wanted: Dead or Alive.

Young worked (often uncredited) in over 70 films, including Winchester '73 (with James Stewart), High Noon (with Gary Cooper), The Tall Men (with Clark Gable), 3:10 to Yuma (with Glenn Ford), How The West Was Won (with Henry Fonda), and three of John Wayne’s most popular films: Hondo, The Searchers, and The Alamo.

Later in his career, Young worked in casting and served as a production manager and location scout.

Young died September 12, 2018, in Tucson, Arizona. He was 91.

 

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