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Terry Wilson
by John Hagner (Artist of the Stars)

Terry Wilson as drawn by John HagnerAn Honored Inductee in the Hollywood Stuntmen’s Hall of Fame, Terry Wilson, stuntman and actor, was anative Californian who appeared in more than thirty-five films and television shows between 1947 and 1981. He was one of the stuntmen who trained with some of the legends of stunt world including Paul Baxley, Charles Horvath, Harvey Parry and Alan Pomeroy, over at Warner Bros. Studios back in 1947. He doubled for such stars as Robert Mitchum and John Wayne (“Hondo”). He was a member of the John Ford Stock Company, in which he worked as an actor as well as performed his own stunts and doubled for some of the other actors who were not allowed to do their own dangerous stunts, mostly in westerns. He was best known for his excellent portrayal of assistant wagon master “Bill Hawks” in 267 episodes of the television series “Wagon Train”, going back from 1957 to 1965. He also authored one of the series episodes titled “The Ah Chong Story”. His last acting role was as “Norman Scroggs” in an episode of “The Dukes of Hazzard”.

Terry Wilson, doubling for actor Leo Gordon is about to be pounced on by stuntman, X Brands, in “Hondo”, starring John Wayne. Terry doubled for ‘Duke’ in the fight scene with indian in the film.

Portrait and Scene Drawing by John Hagner (Artist of the Stars), who has done 54 different portraits of John Wayne, three of which are in full color drawings.

John Hagner is the Founder of the Hollywood Stuntmen’s Hall of Fame, which is a Non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the history of the stunt profession of motion pictures and television and to honoring stunt people the world over.

The website is The Hall of Fame is presently without a home. Anyone interested in making a tax-deductible donation may do so by sending your donation to: Hollywood Stuntmen’s Hall of Fame, 81 W. Kane Creek Blvd. - #12, Moab, Utah 84532. You will receive a signed-by-artist print in full-color, mounted on 16x20” matte board, suitable for framing of JOHN WAYNE. Phone number: 435 260.2160.

is a series of articles and drawings by Hagner and appear in Moab Happenings monthly.
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