I love doing the cowboy thing but I never got the chance to do much because I was gifted to be at Disney Studios for nearly ten years and so I missed the big westerns of the day.
At age 18 I thought I was a pretty good double for this guy....but that never happened.
Buffalo Bill Jr.
Ranger Rider TV Series
and me at age 18 (right).
Dick was a very handy stuntguy in his own right. He did his own horse work and fights on both shows.
Dick Jones' Resume can be found at:
A packtrip in the High Sierras in California with friends
Riding Annie on a ride with a buddy and in the Christmas Parade 2010 on Cupcake
MORE TO COME
Same guy about fifty years later
Dick Warlock © 1997-2014
Yes, I finally met a man I've admired as an actor for a long time.
Mr. James Drury "The Virginian"
with Chief Dan George "Smith" (below right) or A Man Called Smith later retitled "Smith", Disney
Ricky Silva & Dick
Sheriff Emmet Ryker
The Wide Country,
Dick Jones / Actor
Richard Percy Jones , known as Dick Jones or
Dickie Jones, was an American film and television
actor who achieved success as a child performer
and as a young adult, especially in B-Westerns.
wikipedia.org or IMDB.com
Dick became my friend
and I'll miss you compadre.
A Walt Disney Production Still
Jerry Vance (below left) seen here with Bob Bickston, was a big part of my
career. To the right is
(main street circa 1952) in Simi Valley California
where it all started for me. We would stage live action shows in the street
for upwards of two thousand people on a summer weekend.
Many celebrities of that era came out to spend time with their fans. People
like David Nelson, Lou Costello, Peter Brown, Chief Thundercloud and Nick Adams
David Nelson (in the saddle) is Ricky's brother. Elaine Dupont is (Crash's wife),
Dick, Jim Lebowe, Ricky" Spider" Silva and Ray "Crash" Corrigan
Another favorite at the Ranch was Cowboy film star Rex Allen.
Some of the shows we did were
"Billy The Kid Breaks Jail"
"Gunfight at the OK Corral"
Billy Clanton didn't make it.
Lou Costello of the comedy team
of Abbott and Costello
Peter Brown ( Lawman & Larado)
interviewing Ray "Crash" Corrigan
Chief Thundercloud (left) with Crash,
Elaine Dupont and some Ranch visiters
Nick Adams ( The Rebel TV series)
and Crash Corrigan
Jerry & Dick in Sipokni West Ok. 2008
I finally met my hero at a restaurant in Woodland Hills Ca.
in 2003 after living two miles up the road from him for over
twenty years. Shopping at the same stores and gas stations
and yet we never met until 03.
We had become pals. RIP my friend.