Rusty Wescoatt

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Rusty Wescoatt
Born (1911-08-02)August 2, 1911
Maui, Hawaii, U.S
Died September 3, 1987(1987-09-03) (aged 76)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1947–1965

Rusty Wescoatt (August 2, 1911 - September 3, 1987) was an American supporting actor who appeared in over 80 films between 1947 and 1965, according to the Internet Movie Database.

Early life

Wescoatt was born on August 2, 1911,[1] in Maui, Hawaii, U.S.[2]


Wescoatt began his acting career with The Vigilante in 1947 as Garrity (uncredited).[3] His next serial was The Sea Hound as Singapore Manson.[4] In 1948, Wescoatt was in Superman, a 15-part black-and-white Columbia film serial, based on the comic book character Superman as Elton in chapters 7–15.[5] In 1948, he was in Congo Bill as Ivan.[6] He would play a number of henchmen roles in B-Westerns and serials[7] Wescoatt's main studio for serial mayhem was Columbia. His screen persona was usually a bully who, often had more brawn than brains, did the physical labor according to the strict orders given by the brains heavy.

In 1950, Wescoatt was uncredited as Maklee Native in Jungle Manhunt. In 1955, he was in Gang Busters as Mike Denike (archive footage). Also in 1955, he was in Tarantula, a science fiction film from Universal-International, produced by William Alland, directed by Jack Arnold, as a driver (uncredited).[8]

Wescoatt would guest star in a number id television shows including The Adventures of Kit Carson, The Lone Ranger, Death Valley Days, Hopalong Cassidy, Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok, Buffalo Bill, Jr., Sergeant Preston of the Yukon, Sky King, Gunsmoke, Perry Mason, 77 Sunset Strip, Maverick, Bat Masterson, The Twilight Zone, Lawman, and The Legend of Jesse James.


Wescoatt died in September 3, 1987,[2] in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 76.

Selected appearances



TV shows


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  2. 2.0 2.1 "Rusty Wescoat". Three Stooges. Retrieved January 26, 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Cline, William C. (1984). "Filmography". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company. p. 245. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Cline, William C. (1984). "Filmography". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company. p. 246. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Cline, William C. (1984). "Filmography". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company. p. 247. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. Cline, William C. (1984). "Filmography". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company. p. 248. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. Kjeld, Pollux Variste. Rusty Wescoatt. ISBN 9786200247605.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. Tarantula at the American Film Institute Catalog

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