~Buck Jones~

Born: December 12, 1891 in  Vincennes, Indiana, USA
Died: November 30, 1942 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
~Los Angeles Times, 1942~
Buck Jones was one of the greatest B-western motion picture stars of the 1920s, '30s and '40s. He
was known for his daring feats, on screen and off — he was a cowboy and solider in his youth, an
early-day aviator with the U.S. government, a test driver for race cars, as well as one of the most
popular stars of film’s wide-open spaces.

Jones was born Charles Frederick Gebhart in Vincennes, Ind. He grew up on a 3,000-acre cattle
ranch in Oklahoma and served with the U.S. Army on the Mexican border and in the Philippines.

Before he entered the movies, Jones was with the Miller 101 Wild West Show. He met Odelle
Osborne, a Philadelphia equestrian, while appearing at Madison Square Garden and they later
married. They made various tours, including one with the Ringling Bros. Circus, which brought them
to California in 1917.

Jones was picked for the movies by an assistant director outside Universal Studios, and began as a
$5-a-day extra in western pictures.

He doubled originally for stars William S. Hart, Tom Mix and William Farnum and later became the
runner-up for Mix as a luminary at the old Fox studio. He was known as Charles Jones before they
settled on the more colloquial handle, Buck, which would last through his career in film.

For 20 years he averaged eight pictures annually, and his white horse Silver was a partner in his
success. In the 1930s he was under contract with Columbia Pictures, and he dominated the list of 10-
besters among moneymaking western stars for a long period, only to be replaced when Gene Autry as
a singing cowboy came to the fore.

Members of the Buck Jones Rangers Club, made up of young male fans, were estimated to total

He died in the Cocoanut Grove nightclub fire in Boston on Nov. 28, 1942, which killed almost 500
people and was one of the deadliest single-building fires in American history.

— Edwin Schallert in the Los Angeles Times Dec. 1, 1942
~Silent Filmography~
The Big Hop (1928) .... Buck Bronson
The Branded Sombrero (1928) .... Starr Hallett
Blood Will Tell (1927) .... Buck Peters
Black Jack (1927/I) .... Phil Dolan
Chain Lightning (1927) .... Steve Lannon
Good As Gold (1927) .... Buck Brady
Hills of Peril (1927) (as Charles 'Buck' Jones) .... Laramie
Whispering Sage (1927) .... Buck Kildare
The War Horse (1927) .... Buck Thomas
Desert Valley (1926) .... Fitzsmith
30 Below Zero (1926) .... Don Hathaway Jr.
The Flying Horseman (1926) .... Mark Winton
The Gentle Cyclone (1926) .... Absolem Wales
A Man Four-Square (1926) .... Craig Norton
The Fighting Buckaroo (1926) .... Larry Crawford
The Cowboy and the Countess (1926) .... Jerry Whipple
The Desert's Price (1925) .... Wils McCann
Lazybones (1925) .... Lazybones
Durand of the Bad Lands (1925) .... Dick Durand
Timber Wolf (1925) .... Bruce Standing
Hearts and Spurs (1925) .... Hal Emory
Gold and the Girl (1925) .... Dan Prentiss
The Trail Rider (1925) .... Tex Hartwell
Dick Turpin (1925) (uncredited) .... Crowd Extra
The Arizona Romeo (1925) .... Tom Long
The Man Who Played Square (1924) .... Matt Black
Winner Take All (1924) .... Perry Blair
The Desert Outlaw (1924) .... Sam Langdon
Against All Odds (1924) .... Chick Newton
Western Luck (1924) (as Charles Jones) .... Larry Campbell
The Circus Cowboy (1924) (as Charles Jones) .... Buck Saxon
The Vagabond Trail (1924) (as Charles Jones) .... Donnegan
Not a Drum Was Heard (1924) (as Charles Jones) .... Jack Mills
Cupid's Fireman (1923) (as Charles Jones) .... Andy McGee
Big Dan (1923) .... Dan O'Hara
Hell's Hole (1923) (as Charles Jones) .... Tod Musgrave
Second Hand Love (1923) (as Charles Jones) .... Andy Hanks
Skid-Proof (1923) (as Charles Jones) .... Jack Darwin
The Eleventh Hour (1923) (as Charles Jones) .... Brick McDonald
Snowdrift (1923) (as Charles Jones) .... Carter Brent
The Footlight Ranger (1923) (as Charles Jones) .... Bill Moreland
The Boss of Camp Four (1922) (as Charles Jones) .... Chet Fanning
... aka The Boss of Camp 4
Bells of San Juan (1922) (as Charles Jones) .... Roderick Norton
The Fast Mail (1922) (as Charles Jones) .... Stanley Carson
West of Chicago (1922) (as Charles Jones) .... Conroy Daly
Trooper O'Neil (1922) (as Charles Jones) .... Trooper O'Neil
Roughshod (1922) (as Charles Jones) .... 'Steel' Brannon
Western Speed (1922) (as Charles Jones) .... Red Kane
Pardon My Nerve! (1922) (as Charles Jones) .... Racey Dawson
Riding with Death (1921) (as Charles 'Buck' Jones) .... 'Dynamite' Steve Dorsey
Bar Nothing (1921) .... Duke Smith
To a Finish (1921) .... Jim Blake
Straight from the Shoulder (1921) .... The Mediator
Get Your Man (1921) .... Jock MacTier
The One-Man Trail (1921) .... Tom Merrill
The Big Punch (1921) .... Buck
Two Moons (1920) .... Bill Blunt
Just Pals (1920) .... Bim
Sunset Sprague (1920) .... Sunset Sprague
Firebrand Trevison (1920) .... Firebrand Trevison
Square Shooter (1920) .... Chick crandall
The Spirit of Good (1920) (uncredited)
Forbidden Trails (1920) .... Quinton 'Squint' Taylor
The Last Straw (1920) .... Tom Beck
The Cyclone (1920) (uncredited)

The Cowboy and the Rajah (1919)
The Feud (1919) (uncredited)
Cupid's Roundup (1919) (unconfirmed)
Breezy Bob (1919) (unconfirmed)
The Speed Maniac (1919) .... Bit part
Brother Bill (1919) .... Roy Dexter
Rough-Riding Romance (1919) (uncredited)
When Pals Fall Out (1919) (uncredited) .... Bill
Shackles of Fate (1919)
The Wilderness Trail (1919)
The Puncher and the Pup (1919)
The Coming of the Law (1919) (uncredited)
The Uphill Climb (1919) .... Rockcliffe Stone
Vengeance and the Girl (1919)
Pitfalls of a Big City (1919) (uncredited) .... Extra
Hell's Fury Gordon (1919) (unconfirmed)
Fighting for Gold (1919) (uncredited) .... Cowboy
The Sheriff's Son (1919) (uncredited) .... Bit Part
The Two Doyles (1919) .... Outlaw Henchman
The Desert Rat (1919) .... Standing Bear
The Rainbow Trail (1918) (uncredited) .... Bit Part
Riders of the Purple Sage (1918) (uncredited) .... Bit part
Selfish Yates (1918) (uncredited) .... Member of the Posse
True Blue (1918) (uncredited) .... Bit Part
Western Blood (1918) (uncredited) .... Bit Part
A Rough Shod Fighter (1917) (as Charles 'Buck' Jones)