~Hoot Gibson~

Born: August 6, 1892 in Tekamah, Nebraska, USA
Died: August 23, 1962 in Woodland Hills, California, USA
~Silent Filmography~
~The Los Angeles Times, August 24, 1962~
Hoot Gibson stood apart from the rest. As one of Hollywood's "big five" western stars of the 1920s,
he graced the screen not only as an actor but one who was able to perform his own stunts, thanks to
his upbringing.

Gibson was born in Tekamah, Neb., on Aug. 6, 1892. The nickname "Hoot" dates from his boyhood,
when he developed a particular passion for hunting owls.

Hoot went from the ranch to stardom when he became one of Hollywood's first stunt men,
performing such feats as riding a motorcycle off a 23-foot drawbridge.

Director John Ford, his lifelong friend, made Gibson a star in 1920 with the advent of the full-length
western action film. In the great decade of silent films, Gibson ranked with Rom Mix, Buck Jones,
William S. Hart and Harry Carey as top cowboy stars.

Gibson played a part in 1913's "Squaw Man," Hollywood's first feature film, and in 310 other
pictures, starring in more than 200 of them before his retirement in 1946.

— Los Angeles Times Aug. 24, 1962
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~Actor~

Points West (1929) .... Cole Lawson Jr.
The Winged Horseman (1929) .... Skyball Smith
The Lariat Kid (1929) .... Tom Richards
Smilin' Guns (1929) .... Jack Purvin
Burning the Wind (1929) .... Richard Gordon Jr
King of the Rodeo (1929) .... Montana Kid
The Danger Rider (1928) .... Hal Doyle, posing as Tucson Joe
Clearing the Trail (1928) .... Pete Watson
Hollywood or Bust (1928)
Riding for Fame (1928) .... Scratch 'Em Hank Scott
The Wild West Show (1928) .... Rodeo Bill
The Flyin' Cowboy (1928) .... Bill Hammond
A Trick of Hearts (1928) .... Ben Tully
The Rawhide Kid (1928) .... Dennis O'Hara
Galloping Fury (1927) .... Billy Halen
Painted Ponies (1927) .... Bucky Simms
A Hero on Horseback (1927) .... Billy Garford
The Prairie King (1927) .... Andy Barden
Hey! Hey! Cowboy (1927) .... Jimmie Roberts
The Denver Dude (1927) .... Rodeo Randall
The Silent Rider (1927) .... Jerry Alton
The Buckaroo Kid (1926) .... Ed Harley
The Texas Streak (1926) .... Chad Pennington aka Tommy Hawk
The Shoot 'Em Up Kid (1926)
The Man in the Saddle (1926) .... Jeff Morgan Jr
The Phantom Bullet (1926) .... 'Click' Farlane
The Flaming Frontier (1926) .... Bob Langdon
Chip of the Flying U (1926) .... Chip Bennett
Arizona Sweepstakes (1926) .... Coot Cadigan
The Calgary Stampede (1925) .... Dan Malloy
Spook Ranch (1925) .... Bill Bangs
Let 'er Buck (1925) .... Bob Carson
The Saddle Hawk (1925) .... Ben Johnson
The Taming of the West (1925) .... John Carleton
The Hurricane Kid (1925) .... The Hurricane Kid
Hello, 'Frisco (1924) .... Himself
The City of Stars (1924) .... Himself
The Ridin' Kid from Powder River (1924) .... Bud Watkins
... aka The Lone Outlaw (USA: alternative title)
Sawdust Trail (1924) .... Clarence Elwood Butts
Hit and Run (1924) .... 'Swat' Anderson
Broadway or Bust (1924) .... Dave Hollis
40-Horse Hawkins (1924) .... Luke Hawkins
Ride for Your Life (1924) .... Bud Watkins
Hook and Ladder (1924) .... Ace Cooper
The Thrill Chaser (1923) .... Omar K. Jenkins
The Ramblin' Kid (1923) .... The Ramblin' Kid
Blinky (1923) .... Geoffrey Arbuthnot Islip (Blinky)
Out of Luck (1923) .... Sam Pertune
Shootin' for Love (1923) .... Duke Travis
Double Dealing (1923) .... Ben Slowbell
Dead Game (1923) (as Ed 'Hoot' Gibson) .... 'Katy' Didd
Single Handed (1923) .... Hector MacKnight
The Gentleman from America (1923) (as Ed 'Hoot' Gibson) .... Dennis O'Shane
Kindled Courage (1923) .... Andy Walker
Ridin' Wild (1922/I) (as Edward 'Hoot' Gibson) .... Cyril Henderson
The Lone Hand (1922) (as Ed 'Hoot' Gibson) .... Laramie Lad
... aka False Play
The Galloping Kid (1922) .... 'Simplex' Cox
... aka Misfit Becomes Chaperon
The Loaded Door (1922) .... Bert Lyons
Trimmed (1922) .... Dale Garland
Step on It! (1922) .... Vic Collins
The Bearcat (1922) .... The Singin' Kid
Headin' West (1922)
The Fire Eater (1921) .... Bob Corey
Sure Fire (1921) .... Jeff Bransford
Red Courage (1921) .... Pinto Peters
Action (1921) .... Sandy Brouke
... aka Let's Go
Beating the Game (1921/II)
... aka The Cowpuncher (USA)
The Man Who Woke Up (1921)
... aka Too Tired Jones
The Movie Trail (1921)
Bandits Beware (1921)
The Wild Wild West (1921)
Double Crossers (1921)
Crossed Clues (1921)
Who Was the Man? (1921)
The Cactus Kid (1921)
Out o' Luck (1921)
The Fightin' Fury (1921)
Kickaroo (1921)
Sweet Revenge (1921/I)
The Driftin' Kid (1921)
The Winning Track (1921)
The Saddle King (1921)
The Trail of the Hound (1920)
The Man with the Punch (1920) (as Ed Hoot Gibson) .... The stranger
Fight It Out (1920) .... Sandy Adams
The Brand Blotter (1920)
The Stranger (1920/II)
... aka The Man with Two Punches (USA)
Superstition (1920)
Tipped Off (1920)
... aka Marryin' Marion (USA)
The Two-Fisted Lover (1920)
... aka The Teacher's Pet (USA: alternative title)
Double Danger (1920)
... aka A Pair of Twins (USA: alternative title)
Cinders (1920)
'In Wrong' Wright (1920)
The Shootin' Fool (1920)
... aka Some Shooter (USA: alternative title)
One Law for All (1920)
The Grinning Granger (1920)
A Gamblin' Fool (1920)
The Big Catch (1920)
The Champion Liar (1920)
The Smilin' Kid (1920)
The Shootin' Kid (1920)
The Fightin' Terror (1920)
... aka Hesitation (USA: alternative title)
The Broncho Kid (1920)
Thieves' Clothes (1920)
... aka Circumstantial Evidence (USA: alternative title)
Masked (1920)
... aka Ransom (USA: alternative title)
Wolf Tracks (1920)
... aka Pardners (USA: alternative title)
His Nose in the Book (1920)
... aka A Nose in the Book (USA: alternative title)
... aka The Texas Kid (USA: alternative title)
The Rattler's Hiss (1920)
Held Up for the Makin's (1920)
Runnin' Straight (1920)
Hair Trigger Stuff (1920)
The Sheriff's Oath (1920)
Roarin' Dan (1920)
West Is Best (1920)
... aka Harmony Ranch
The Jay Bird (1920)
Winning a Home (1920)

The Double Hold-Up (1919)
The Lone Hand (1919)
The Trail of the Holdup Man (1919)
The Tell Tale Wire (1919)
The Face in the Watch (1919)
The Crow (1919)
The Jack of Hearts (1919)
The Four-Bit Man (1919)
The Fighting Heart (1919)
Kingdom Come (1919)
By Indian Post (1919) .... Chub
... aka The Love Letter
The Gun Packer (1919) .... Gang Leader
... aka Out Wyoming Way
Gun Law (1919) .... Bart Stevens, aka Smoke Gublen
... aka The Posse's Prey
Rustlers (1919) .... The Deputy
... aka Even Money
Ace High (1919)
The Rustlers (1919)
His Buddy (1919/I)
The Fighting Brothers (1919) .... Lonnie Larkin
... aka His Buddy
The Black Horse Bandit (1919)
Danger, Go Slow (1918) (uncredited)
The Branded Man (1918) .... Sheriff
The Midnight Flyer (1918)
Play Straight or Fight (1918)
The Woman in the Web (1918) .... Vassily, Ivan's Brother
Headin' South (1918)
A Marked Man (1917) .... Undetermined Role
The Secret Man (1917) .... Chuck Fadden
... aka The Round Up
... aka Up Against It
The Texas Sphinx (1917)
Straight Shooting (1917) (as Ed Hoot Gibson) .... Danny Morgan (credits)/Sam Turner (titles)
... aka Joan of the Cattle Country
... aka Straight Shootin' (USA: cut version)
... aka The Cattle War
Cheyenne's Pal (1917) .... Cowboy
... aka A Dumb Friend
... aka Cactus My Pal
The Soul Herder (1917)
... aka The Sky Pilot
The Wrong Man (1917)
The Golden Bullet (1917)
A 44-Calibre Mystery (1917)
... aka Sure-Shot Morgan (USA: reissue title)
The Voice on the Wire (1917)
The Mysterious Cipher (1916) (as Ed Gibson)
... aka The Hazards of Helen (#85): The Mysterious Cipher (USA: series title)
The Treasure Train (1916) (as Ed Gibson)
... aka The Hazards of Helen (#83): The Treasure Train (USA: series title)
The Wedding Guest (1916)
The Capture of Red Stanley (1916) (as Ed Gibson)
... aka The Hazards of Helen (#81): The Capture of Red Stanley (USA: series title)
The Governor's Special (1916) (as Ed Gibson)
... aka The Hazards of Helen (#76): The Governor's Special (USA: series title)
The Passing of Hell's Crown (1916)
The Night Riders (1916)
Stampede in the Night (1916)
A Knight of the Range (1916) .... Bob Graham
Stingaree (1915)
The Ring of Destiny (1915)
Judge Not; or The Woman of Mona Diggings (1915) (uncredited) .... Undetermined Role
... aka The Woman of Mona Diggings (USA: alternative title)
The Pay Train (1915) (as Edward Gibson) .... Orturo
... aka The Hazards of Helen (#31): The Pay Train (USA: series title)
The Death Train (1915) (as Hall Gibson) .... Etzer - Doyle's Pal
... aka The Hazards of Helen (#17): The Death Train (USA: series title)
The Man from Texas (1915) (uncredited) .... Deputy
Buckshot John (1915) (uncredited) .... Medicine Show Crowd
The Man from the East (1914) .... Butler
The Hazards of Helen (1914) (as Hall Gibson) (as Edward Gibson) .... Messenger/Etzer
The Telltale Knife (1914)
Shotgun Jones (1914)
In the Secret Service (1913)
Cowboy Sports and Pastimes (1913) (as Ed Gibson)
His Only Son (1912)
The New Superintendent (1911) (uncredited) (unconfirmed) .... Undetermined Role)
The Two Brothers (1910/I)
Pride of the Range (1910)

~Producer~

Burning the Wind (1929) (producer)
King of the Rodeo (1929) (producer)
Sawdust Trail (1924) (producer)
The Thrill Chaser (1923) (producer)

~Director~

The Shoot 'Em Up Kid (1926)
Out o' Luck (1921)
The Fightin' Fury (1921)
The Shootin' Fool (1920)
... aka Some Shooter (USA: alternative title)
The Champion Liar (1920)
The Smilin' Kid (1920)
The Shootin' Kid (1920)
The Fightin' Terror (1920)
... aka Hesitation (USA: alternative title)

~Stunts~

The Hazards of Helen (1914) (stunt double)
The Squaw Man (1914) (stunts) (uncredited)
... aka The White Man (UK)
Pride of the Range (1910) (stunts) (uncredited)

~Writer~

Riding for Fame (1928) (story)
Double Crossers (1921) (story)