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Actor, Stuntman and 'Cowboy
returned to his hometown of Charleston, W.Va.
after his 34-year Hollywood career which began as
a stand-in stunt-double for Clint Walker.
Russ is credited with over 190 films, plays and
TV Guest appearances including 'Gunsmoke,' 'Tarzan,' 'Laredo,' 'Daniel Boone,' 'Dennis the Menace,' 'Magnum P.I.,' 'Guns of Paradise,' 'Matt Houston,' 'Dukes of Hazzard,' 'Knight Rider,' James a Michner's 'Texas,' many others.
Some of his well-known movies include
'Walking Tall,' 'Camelot,' 'Rage to Kill,' and he appeared in three major movies with actor- director Clint Eastwood; 'High Plains Drifter,' 'Sudden Impact,' and 'Any Which Way You Can.' 
Russ has fascinating memories and tales to tell of his years on the sets and behind the scenes working with many well known Actors, Stuntmen, Hollywood and Horses.

Russ' Website for more information and his gallery of images.


Born in Charleston (Coonskin), West Virginia in 1935, Russ McCubbin one of six children.  As a teenager he excelled in sports at Charleston High School.  At Hargrave Military Academy, he was captain of the football and track teams and earned athletic scholarships at numerous colleges and universities. He accepted an offer from Virginia Tech. Volunteering for the draft in 1954, he spent 3 years in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in 1957. After leaving the service, Russ hitchhiked his way across the country to California with a desire to be an actor!

Bob Sparr, director of the Warner Brothers western series "Cheyenne", asked him if he could ride. Russ replied that he could not only ride but he could fall and fight. He started the next day as stand-in and stunt double for Clint Walker and remained through the end of the series - a total of 39 shows. Russ then appeared on stage playing in: "Send me No Flowers", "Bus Stop", "A Spring to Remember", "Tea and Sympathy", "Post Meridian", "The Noble Caveman", and "The Sea Horse". His motion picture credits include "Another 48 Hours", "Sudden Impact", "High Plains Drifter", "Million Dollar Duck" and numerous others. Television credits, in addition to Cheyenne, include "Savannah", "Texas" by James A. Michner, "Knight Rider", "Matt Houston", "Dukes of Hazard", "Magnum P.I.", and "Divorce Court" just to mention a few.

He also appeared in commercials for Miller Beer, Burger King, Carnation Milk, Montgomery Ward and others. He has entertained people of all ages doing stand-up comedy on the P.A. Denny Riverboat in Charleston, West Virginia, to the Colonial Country Club in Memphis, Tennessee via the White Horse Saloon in Del Rio, Texas. Russ is currently available for commercials, stand-up comedy, acting, personal appearances and public service announcements. Give him a call, he'll put a smile on your face and a song in your heart!