Jack N. Young
Who guest starred in the most episodes of "The Rifleman?"
Who is your favorite character actor?

 

Thanks for the picture Blackjack!
 

 

This is Jack from the 60s when he worked at Old Tucson.
 

 

Jack was born September 25, 1926 in Fincastle, Virginia


Thanks to Phillip Arnold & Lou for giving this cowboy his credit due!

Runaway Productions After a career as a stuntman in Hollywood, he worked at Old Tucson Studios
for 12 years performing many tasks including Public Relations, Marketing, Operations,
Administrative Assistant to the President, and Executive Production Manager in charge of film
and TV. Through this and Young Film Productions, Inc., Jack was instrumental in bringing the
Industry to the Tucson area. Jack furthered his experience with extras casting, became a well
known Location Manager, joined the Directors Guild of America working as an Assistant
Director/Production Manager, and later became a Producer. Look for more details on Jack
on
IMDB
 


'Home Ranch'  stunts by Jack Young - unaccredited
Who did Sam Montgomery really drag through the field?
Since it wasn't Lucas who got hit in the tummy, who was it?

'Eight Hours to Die' stunts by Jack Young - unaccredited
Who was Ephraim, the son of Judge Zephaniah Burton, the man who was hung in the beginning of 'Eight Hours to Die?'
Who is riding for the Judge when he stumbles.  Both the horse and the judge fell.
Who doubled for Chuck Connors in his long distance ride to get to Mark & the judge.


Jack & I have corresponded thanks to Phillip Arnold.  Here is what Jack had to say.....

Hello Margie:
My email friend, Phillip Arnold, told me about your site and sent it to me. I was pleasantly surprised when I viewed it. I want to thank you for that. I certainly didn't know there was someone out there doing such a thing. It makes an old stunt guy happy to know there are people out there that remember them.
I had a great career and since memories are all I have left, I love to talk about my times in the biz. Although I only worked in a couple episodes, I became fast friends with Chuck and remained so for many years. I was saddened when he passed in 1992.

We did have some softball games on the set sometimes when they were doing new set ups. Mostly, I hung with the stunt guys and we practiced gun handling, etc.

Many of my old friends are going fast, much like my buddy's from WWII. Sometimes it's hard to believe I'll be 85 in September.

Again, thanks for your site.
Jack N. Young
2011


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