Sheb Wooley

Actor, Soundtrack, Writer

Actor, Soundtrack, Writer


American character actor in many Westerns, Sheb Wooley was also a figure in country-western music. Born and raised in Oklahoma, he spent his youth as a cowhand. His musical ability led to radio and subsequently film work. He played minor supporting roles for a dozen years starting in 1950, including one of the Frank Miller gang in High Noon (1952)...
Birth date
1921-04-10
Death date
2003-09-16
Awards
3 wins.
Height
6' 2" (1.88 m)

Known For


Rawhide
Rawhide
Pete Nolan (1959-1965)
High Noon
High Noon
Ben Miller (1952)
Silverado
Silverado
Cavalry Sergeant (1985)
Giant
Giant
Gabe Target (1956)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
ActorHigh Noon
(TV Movie) Ben Miller
2000
ActorDr. Demento 20th Anniversary Collection
(Video)
1991
ActorMurder, She Wrote
(TV Series) Billy Ray Parker - Ballad for a Blue Lady (1990) ... Billy Ray Parker
1990
ActorPurple People Eater
Harvey Skitters
1988
ActorHoosiers
Cletus
1986
ActorUphill All the Way
Anson Sudro
1986
ActorSilverado
Cavalry Sergeant
1985
ActorThe Dollmaker
(TV Movie) Mr. Kendrick
1984
ActorThe Outlaw Josey Wales
Travis Cobb
1976
ActorThe Young Rebels
(TV Series) - Father and I Went Down to Camp (1970)
1970
ActorMod Squad
(TV Series) Wild Bill Hannachek - The Death of Wild Bill Hannachek (1969) ... Wild Bill Hannachek
1969
ActorThe War Wagon
Snyder
1967
ActorCountry Boy
Sheb Wooley
1966
ActorRawhide
(TV Series) Pete Nolan - The Spanish Camp (1965) ... Pete Nolan - The Calf Women (1965) ... Pete Nolan - The Last Order (1965) ... Pete Nolan - The Empty Sleeve (1965) ... Pete Nolan - Prairie Fire (1965) ... Pete Nolan Show all 110 episodes
1959-1965
ActorIm wilden Westen
(TV Series) Jeb Slade / Fred Nelson - The Trouble with Taxes (1965) ... Jeb Slade - Paid in Full (1965) ... Fred Nelson
1965
ActorRio Bravo
Cowboy (scenes deleted)
1959
ActorTerror in a Texas Town
Baxter (uncredited)
1958
ActorThe Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp
(TV Series) Rex Jones / Luke McGuire - Indian Wife (1957) ... Rex Jones - The Assassins (1956) ... Luke McGuire (uncredited)
1956-1957
ActorRide a Violent Mile
Jonathan Long
1957
ActorTales of Wells Fargo
(TV Series) Lenny - Man in the Box (1957) ... Lenny
1957
ActorMaverick
(TV Series) Sheriff - Relic of Fort Tejon (1957) ... Sheriff
1957
ActorTrackdown
(TV Series) Townsman - The Marple Brothers (1957) ... Townsman (uncredited)
1957
ActorSugarfoot
(TV Series) Pete Martin - Brannigan's Boots (1957) ... Pete Martin
1957
ActorTrooper Hook
Cooter Brown
1957
ActorPlayhouse 90
(TV Series) - Without Incident (1957)
1957
ActorThe Oklahoman
Cowboy (uncredited)
1957
ActorThe Adventures of Rin Tin Tin
(TV Series) Gang Member / Monte / Morgan / ... - Hubert's Niece (1957) ... Gang Member (uncredited) - The Star Witness (1955) ... Monte - Rin Tin Tin and the Raw Recruit (1954) ... Morgan - The Outcast of Fort Apache (1954) ... Lanniagan
1954-1957
ActorThe Ford Television Theatre
(TV Series) Tag Bailey - Fate Travels East (1957) ... Tag Bailey
1957
ActorCheyenne
(TV Series) Chev Jones - The Iron Trail (1957) ... Chev Jones
1957
ActorCavalry Patrol
(TV Movie) Lank Clee
1956
ActorThe Black Whip
Bill Lassater
1956
ActorZane Grey Theater
(TV Series) Brock - Vengeance Canyon (1956) ... Brock
1956
ActorGiant
Gabe Target
1956
ActorMy Friend Flicka
(TV Series) Harry Runyon - The Unmasking (1956) ... Harry Runyon
1956
ActorThe Second Greatest Sex
Silas - Jones City Leader
1955
ActorTrial
Butteridge (uncredited)
1955
ActorThe Lone Ranger
(TV Series) Tex / Hatton / Don Wyman / ... - Wanted: The Lone Ranger (1955) ... Tex - Message to Fort Apache (1954) ... Hatton - Stage to Estacado (1953) ... Don Wyman - Wake of War (1953) ... Longstreet Turner
1953-1955
ActorMan Without a Star
Latigo
1955
ActorThe Adventures of Kit Carson
(TV Series) Johnny / Walt Denton / Rand 'Doc' Hale / ... - Devil's Remuda (1955) - Trail to Bordertown (1954) ... Johnny - The Wrong Man (1954) ... Walt Denton - Trails Westward (1954) ... Rand 'Doc' Hale - Ambush (1953) ... Carl Show all 7 episodes
1953-1955
ActorSeven Brides for Seven Brothers
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
1954
ActorJohnny Guitar
Posseman (uncredited)
1954
ActorRocky Jones, Space Ranger
(TV Series) Lawson - Escape Into Space (1954) ... Lawson (uncredited)
1954
ActorArrow in the Dust
Trooper (uncredited)
1954
ActorStories of the Century
(TV Series) Jim Younger - The Younger Brothers (1954) ... Jim Younger
1954
ActorRose Marie
Corporal (uncredited)
1954
ActorThe Boy from Oklahoma
Pete Martin
1954
ActorThe Range Rider
(TV Series) Mark Sanders / Saber Jack Tyrell / Baxter Vale / ... - Two-Fisted Justice (1953) ... Mark Sanders - Treasure of Santa Dolores (1953) ... Saber Jack Tyrell (as Shelby Wooley) - Outlaw Pistols (1953) ... Baxter Vale (as Shelby Wooley) - Old Timer's Trail (1953) ... Ed Harrison (as Shelby Wooley)
1953
ActorTexas Bad Man
Mack
1953
ActorSky Full of Moon
Balladeer (voice)
1952
ActorThe Cisco Kid
(TV Series) Bill Bronson / Roy Stokes - Dutchman's Flat (1952) ... Bill Bronson - Pancho and the Pachyderm (1952) ... Roy Stokes
1952
ActorToughest Man in Arizona
Army Officer (uncredited)
1952
ActorThe Lusty Men
Gambler with Buster (uncredited)
1952
ActorCattle Town
Miller
1952
ActorHellgate
Neill Price
1952
ActorHigh Noon
Ben Miller
1952
ActorFireside Theatre
(TV Series) - Brown of Calaveras (1952) - The Gentleman from LePorte (1951)
1951-1952
ActorBugles in the Afternoon
Gen. George Armstrong Custer (uncredited)
1952
ActorDistant Drums
Pvt. Jessup (uncredited)
1951
ActorFort Worth
Outrider (uncredited)
1951
ActorLittle Big Horn
Quince
1951
ActorInside the Walls of Folsom Prison
Chick Fullis (uncredited)
1951
ActorApache Drums
Townsman (uncredited)
1951
ActorRocky Mountain
Kay Rawlins
1950
RoleTitleYear
SoundtrackHubie Halloween
(performer: "The Purple People Eater") / (writer: "The Purple People Eater")
2020
SoundtrackLoway and Mr. Hand
(TV Series short) (performer - 1 episode, 2020) (writer - 1 episode, 2020) - Worm Burger (2020) ... (performer: "Purple People Eater") / (writer: "Purple People Eater")
SoundtrackDirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
(TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes) - Little Guy, Black Hair (2017) ... (writer: "The Purple People Eater" - uncredited) - The House Within a House (2017) ... (writer: "The Purple People Eater" - uncredited)
2017
SoundtrackUnbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Kimmy Rides a Bike! (2015) ... (writer: "The Purple People Eater" - uncredited)
2015
SoundtrackAtop the Fourth Wall
(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2014) - The Thing from Another World: Eternal Vows #3-4 (2014) ... (performer: "The Purple People Eater") / (writer: "The Purple People Eater")
SoundtrackThe German Doctor
(writer: "Purple People Eater" " - uncredited)
2013
SoundtrackOne Hit Wonderland
(TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012) - Monster Mash (2012) ... (performer: "The Purple People Eater") / (writer: "The Purple People Eater")
SoundtrackMonsters vs. Aliens
(performer: "Purple People Eater") / (writer: "Purple People Eater")
2009
SoundtrackJack's Big Music Show
(TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2007) (music - 1 episode, 2007) - Laurie's Big Song (2007) ... (lyrics: "Purple People Eater") / (music: "Purple People Eater")
SoundtrackFetching Cody
(performer: "Listening For Your Footsteps") / (writer: "Listening For Your Footsteps")
2005
SoundtrackContact
(writer: "Purple People Eater")
1997
SoundtrackDr. Demento 20th Anniversary Collection
(Video) (performer: "Purple People Eater") / (writer: "Purple People Eater")
1991
SoundtrackKidsongs: Very Silly Songs
(Video short) (writer: "The Purple People Eater")
1991
SoundtrackParents
(performer: "Purple People Eater") / (writer: "Purple People Eater")
1989
SoundtrackPurple People Eater
(performer: "The Purple People Eater") / (writer: "The Purple People Eater")
1988
SoundtrackAloha Summer
(performer: "Purple People Eater") / (writer: "Purple People Eater")
1988
SoundtrackAlvin & the Chipmunks
(TV Series short) (writer - 1 episode) - Simon Says/When the Chips Are Down (1987) ... (writer: "The Purple People Eater")
1987
SoundtrackDTV: Pop & Rock
(Video) (performer: "The Purple People Eater") / (writer: "The Purple People Eater")
1984
SoundtrackThe Outlaw Josey Wales
(performer: "Rose of Alabamy (Reprise)", "Cripple Creek", "The Irish Washerwoman" - uncredited)
1976
SoundtrackPísnicky roku 1972
(TV Movie) (music: "Divnej smích (Laughin' the Blues)")
1972
SoundtrackWild Rovers
(performer: "Wild Rover")
1971
SoundtrackMod Squad
(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1969) (writer - 1 episode, 1969) - The Death of Wild Bill Hannachek (1969) ... (performer: "I Remember Loving You") / (writer: "I Remember Loving You")
SoundtrackThe Split
(lyrics: "A Good Woman's Love") / (music: "A Good Woman's Love") / (performer: "A Good Woman's Love")
1968
SoundtrackCountry Boy
(performer: "Draggin' the River') / (writer: "Draggin' the River')
1966
SoundtrackBandstand
(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1963) (writer - 1 episode, 1963) - Episode dated 19 October 1963 (1963) ... (performer: "Hootenanny Hoot") / (writer: "Hootenanny Hoot")
SoundtrackHootenanny Hoot
(performer: "Hootenanny Hoot", "Building a Railroad") / (writer: "Hootenanny Hoot")
1963
SoundtrackRawhide
(TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes) - Incident of the Silent Web (1960) ... (performer: "Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair") - Incident of the Arana Sacar (1960) ... (performer: "Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie")
1960
SoundtrackStudio One in Hollywood
(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1958) (writer - 1 episode, 1958) - Music U.S.A. (1958) ... (performer: "The Purple People Eater") / (writer: "The Purple People Eater")
SoundtrackMany Rivers to Cross
(performer: "Higher Up The Berry Tree")
1955
SoundtrackSky Full of Moon
(performer: "A Cowboy Had Ought To Be Single")
1952
RoleTitleYear
WriterRawhide
(TV Series) (story - 1 episode) - Incident of the Blackstorms (1961) ... (story)
1961
RoleTitleYear
SelfCountry's Family Reunion
(TV Series) Self
2008
SelfHee Haw
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 2 January 1982 (1982) ... Self - Episode #1.9 (1969) ... Self - Episode #1.3 (1969) ... Self - Episode #1.1 (1969) ... Self
1969-1982
SelfThe Kraft Music Hall
(TV Series) Self - 2nd Annual Country Music Association Awards (1968) ... Self
1968
SelfShivaree
(TV Series) Self - Episode #2.22 (1966) ... Self
1966
SelfThe Jimmy Dean Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode #2.6 (1964) ... Self
1964
SelfHootenanny
(TV Series) Self / Self - Performer - Episode dated 14 March 1964 (1964) ... Self - University of Tennessee (1964) ... Self - Performer
1964
SelfHootenanny Hoot
Self
1963
SelfThe Juke Box Jury
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 8 August 1959 (1959) ... Self - Episode dated 3 April 1959 (1959) ... Self - Episode dated 22 August 1958 (1958) ... Self
1958-1959
SelfStudio One in Hollywood
(TV Series) Self - Music U.S.A. (1958) ... Self
1958
SelfThe Ed Sullivan Show
(TV Series) Self - Ernie Kovacs, Gisele MacKenzie, Gordon MacRae, Paul Hampton, Sheb Wooley, The Frisco Four (1958) ... Self
1958
RoleTitleYear
Archive footageAparté
(TV Mini-Series documentary) - Le Cri de Wilhelm (2015)
2015
Archive footageUltimate Spider-Man
(TV Series) Shield Agent - Itsy Bitsy Spider-Man (2013) ... Shield Agent
2013
Archive footageJohn Wayne: Behind the Scenes
(Video documentary)
2007
Archive footageLifted
(Short) Ernie
2006
Archive footageHollywood and the Stars
(TV Series documentary) Ben Miller (clip from High Noon (1952)) - They Went That-a-way (1963) ... Ben Miller (clip from High Noon (1952)) (uncredited)
1963