Ken Terrell

Ken Terrell
Born Kenneth Jones Terrell
(1904-04-29)April 29, 1904
Coolidge, Georgia, U.S.
Died March 8, 1966(1966-03-08) (aged 61)
Sherman Oaks, California, U.S.
Cause of death Arteriosclerosis
Resting place Oakwood Memorial Park Cemetery
Occupation Actor, Stuntman
Years active 1936–1962

Kenneth Jones "Ken" Terrell (April 29, 1904 – March 8, 1966) was an American western and action film actor and stuntman best known for playing Joe Marcella in the 1956 film Indestructible Man and Jess in the 1958 film Attack of the 50 Foot Woman.


Born in the small town of Coolidge, Georgia, Terrell attended Georgia Tech in Atlanta. As a young man, he took up bodybuilding and developed the athletic skills that helped him become a Hollywood stuntman. His roles in action films were usually minor, and sometimes he did stunt work and acting in the same film.

Terrell did only limited stunt work after a foot injury in the late 1950s. He died from arteriosclerosis at the age of 61.[1][2]

Partial filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1937 Living on Love Ghonoff Brother credited as Kenneth Terrell
1941 Jungle Girl Mananga
1946 Tarzan and the Leopard Woman Leopard Man (uncredited)
1947 Son of Zorro George Thomas/Pancho doubling Stanley Price
1951 Secrets of Monte Carlo Renault
1951 The Mark of the Renegade Ranchhand
1956 Indestructible Man Joe Marcella
1956 The Ten Commandments Amalekite (uncredited)
1957 Brain from Planet Arous, TheThe Brain from Planet Arous Colonel in Conference Room
1958 Buccaneer, TheThe Buccaneer Pirate
1958 Attack of the 50 Foot Woman Jess Stout
Year Title Role Notes
1950 The Lone Ranger Constable (uncredited) Episode: "Outlaw Town"
1954 Fireside Theatre Episode: "Member of the Jury", credited as Kenneth Terrell
1954 Cisco Kid, TheThe Cisco Kid Paul Blackwell Episode: "The Lowest Bidder"
1954 Hospital, TheThe Hospital Jason Turnbull
1955 Cisco and the Giant Henchman Lobo
1957 Dragnet Episode: "The Big Cup", credited as Kenneth Terrell
1957 Cheyenne Long Bow Episode: "Hard Bargain"
1957 Zorro Lancer (uncredited) Episode: "Garcia's Secret Mission"
1959 Maverick Blackie Dolan (uncredited) Episode: "The Saga of Waco Williams"
1959 Lassie Thief Episode: "Swami"


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