Joe Yrigoyen was stunt double for Roy Rogers for over 30 years and also doubled for Cowboy Star, Rex Allen. He received Gold Boot Award presented to him by Roy.
His career began in Hollywood doing stunts in the early 1930s at Mascot Studios, which later was called Republic Studios, where he worked for many years in westerns and serials. He continued stunting in the TV series “Zorro”, “Bonanza”, “Davey Crockett” and more. He also doubled for Stephen Boyd in “Ben-Hur”. Joe’s brother Bill was also a great stuntman who worked at Republic.
Movies Made in Moab:
127 HOURS - 2010: 127 Hours is a true story of Aron Ralston’s remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah. Over the next five days Ralston examines his life and survives the elements to finally discover he has the courage and the wherewithal to extricate himself by any means necessary, scale a 65 foot wall and hike over eight miles before he can be rescued. Throughout his journey, Ralston recalls friends, lovers, family, and the two hikers he met before the accident. Will they be the last two people he ever had the chance to meet?
JAMES FRANCO: He was born in 1978. His first prominent acting role was the lead character Daniel Desario on the short-lived cult hit television program “Freaks and Geeks”. He later played the title character in the TV biographical film “James Dean” (2001), for which he won a Golden Globe Award. He played Harry Osborn in Sam Raimi’s “Spider-Man trilogy” (2002-2007). He had a recurring role in the ABC soap opera “General Hospital”. For his role in “127 Hours”, Franco was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor.
|If interested in learning more about the Hall of Fame, please contact John Hagner (Founder) at 435 260-2160.
Hall of Fame website: www.stuntmen.org
John Hagner (Founder) is also the Artist of the Stars.
His Celebrity Portrait Drawings are available at telephone 435-259-7000,
50 W. 400 N, Moab, Utah 84532.
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