Buck Taylor is an American actor and artist best remembered for his performance in the CBS television series Gunsmoke as gunsmith-turned-deputy Newly O’Brian. He is the son of character actor Dub Taylor and Florence Gertrude Heffernan. Taylor attended North Hollywood High School, where he excelled as a gymnast.
|Real Name||Buck Taylor|
|Date Of Birth||May 13, 1938|
|Age||85 years old|
|Birthplace||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Height||5 feet 7 inches|
|Net Worth||$5 million|
Buck Taylor Age & Early Life
Buck Taylor was born on May 13, 1938, in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. His father, often known as “Dub Taylor,” was a prominent supporting actor in Hollywood. Taylor was born in the same year that his father had his first acting job in the film ‘You Can’t Take It with You.’ After graduating from ‘North Hollywood High School,’ he went on to study theatrical art at ‘The University of Southern California.’ He even tried out for the US gymnastics team in 1960, with the help of cowboy actor “Big Boy” Williams.
Buck Taylor Height & Weight
Buck Taylor is 5 feet 7 inches tall. He weighs approximately 60 kg. He has lovely warm brown eyes and white locks. There is no information on his chest-waist-hip measurements, dress size, shoe size, biceps, and so on.
Buck Taylor’s Net Worth
How much is Buck Taylor’s net worth? The ‘National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum’ in Oklahoma City honored him with the ‘Wrangler,’ or ‘Western Heritage Award,’ for his performance in ‘Gunsmoke.’ Buck Taylor‘s net worth is believed to be between $5 million as of August 2023. His excellent profession as an actor thrower is obviously his primary source of money.
Taylor made his acting debut in 1961, as ‘Trooper Shattuck’ in an episode of the ‘CBS’ series ‘Dick Powell’s Zane Grey Theatre,’ titled ‘Image of a Drawn Sword.’ The next year, he starred in ‘The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet’ and ‘My Favorite Martian.’ In 1964, he had an uncredited appearance in ‘Ensign Pulver,’ and in an episode of ‘The Outer Limits’ titled ‘Don’t Open Till Doomsday,’ he portrayed the disgruntled newlywed ‘Gard Hayden.’ He appeared as ‘Tobin’ in the fourth episode of the WWII television series ‘Combat!,’ titled ‘The First Day.’
He made his film debut in 1966 as a member of a motorcycle gang in ‘The Wild Angels.’ ‘Have Gun-Will Travel’ (1962), ‘The Rebel’ (1961), ‘Stoney Burke’ (1962-1963), ‘The Fugitive’ (1963), ‘The Legend of Jesse James’ (1965), ‘The Virginian’ (1964-1966), and ‘The Big Valley’ (1965) were among his films. He also played ‘John “Brad” Bradford,’ with Michael Anderson Jr. and Barbara Hershey, in ‘ABC’s ‘The Monroes.’ Its narrative is centered on an orphaned family attempting to survive in the Wyoming wilderness.
Since 1993, Taylor has started selling his paintings. His paintings are available for purchase via his website, private art exhibits, festivals, and art galleries. He is the official artist for various rodeos and state fairs, including the ‘Pendleton Round-Up’ in Pendleton, Oregon. Taylor was cast as gunsmith-turned-deputy ‘Newly O’Brien’ in the highly successful ‘CBS’ series ‘Gunsmoke’ in 1967.
Buck Taylor Wife & Marriage
Who is Buck Taylor’s wife? Taylor married Nick Adams’s sister-in-law, actress Judy Ann Nugent, in 1961. Before divorcing in 1983, the couple had three boys (Adam Carlyle Taylor, Matthew Taylor, and Cooper Glenn Taylor). Adam (who is no longer alive) worked as an assistant director. Both Matthew and Cooper work as stunt doubles. Taylor has two grandkids, Carlyle and Zane Taylor, from Adam and his wife, Anne. Taylor met his present wife, Goldie, a flight attendant, in 1995 at a quarter horse exhibition where his paintings were on display.