Joe Don Baker

Actor

2/12/1936 (83 years old)

Baker is a tough-looking Texan who appeared as lead and support in a variety of simple-minded, unsubtle action films. He is best known for his portrayal of Sherriff Buford Pusser in Walking Tall (1972). Through most of the '70s he took leading roles in sub-standard action movies. Baker took a four-year break from films beginning in 1978, concentrating on TV work.

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