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Luke Askew

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Luke Askew (born 1937 in Macon, Georgia, U.S.) is an American actor best known for his role in the 1969 film Easy Rider. Askew was born in Macon, Georgia. He made his film debut in Otto Preminger's Hurry Sundown (1967), but was first noticed as an actor for his role in the 1967 film Cool Hand Luke. He was one of the first actors daring to wear long hair in this era, which he had to hide under a hat during the filming of this movie. The next year he worked with John Wayne in The Green Berets (with his hair cut short). The following year he worked with Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda in Easy Rider. This film set him on the road to becoming a cult figure of modern cinema. Askew has continued to work as an actor since then, predominantly appeared as an actor on television series. This includes work on such series as: Bonanza, Mission: Impossible, The Rockford Files, The Six Million Dollar Man, T. J. Hooker, L.A. Law, MacGyver,Walker, Texas Ranger and HBO's Big Love. He has appeared frequently with Bill Paxton. He also took part in Easy Rider: Shaking the Cage (1999), a documentary about the making of the film on the Easy Rider DVD.[1] Askew sang Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf and Jimmy Reed songs at The Gaslight Cafe. According to Bob Dylan, Luke, when he sang at The Gaslight Cafe, was a "guy who sounded like Bobby Blue Bland" Description above from the Wikipedia article  Luke Askew licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Mar 26, 1932 In Macon, Georgia, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Mission: Impossible 1966-09-17
Latest Project:
Series Big Love 2006-03-12
Known For
Poster of Posse
Poster of Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan
Poster of The Magnificent Seven Ride!
Poster of Easy Rider
Series Big Love Unknown 2006-03-12
Movie The Greatest Game Ever Played Alec Campbell 2005-09-30
Series The 4400 Unknown 2004-07-11
Series Cold Case Unknown 2003-09-28
Series Everwood Unknown 2002-09-16
Movie Frailty Sheriff Smalls 2001-11-17
Movie Vendetta William Parkerson 1999-09-12
Movie Easy Rider: Shaking the Cage Himself 1999-10-07
Movie Traveller Boss Jack Costello 1997-04-18
Movie Savage Capt. Rohmer 1996-03-01
Movie Frank & Jesse Lone Rider 1994-10-21
Series Kung Fu: The Legend Continues Unknown 1993-01-27
Movie Father & Son: Dangerous Relations The Warden 1993-04-19
Series Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown 1993-04-21
Movie Dune Warriors William 1991-01-18
Movie No Retreat, No Surrender 3: Blood Brothers Atteron 1990-01-25
Movie Back to Back Wade Duro 1989-01-01
Movie Bulletproof Gen. Gallo 1988-04-20
Movie Kung Fu: The Movie Sheriff Mills 1986-02-01
Series L.A. Law Unknown 1986-09-15
Series MacGyver Unknown 1985-09-29
Movie The Warrior and the Sorceress Zeg the Tyrant 1984-09-07
Series Airwolf Tony 1984-01-22
Series Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Series Automan Unknown 1983-12-15
Series T. J. Hooker Unknown 1982-03-13
Movie The Beast Within Dexter Ward 1982-02-12
Series Matt Houston Unknown 1982-09-26
Series Tales of the Gold Monkey Unknown 1982-09-22
Series Knight Rider Ron Austin 1982-09-26
Series Simon & Simon Unknown 1981-11-24
Movie Wanda Nevada Ruby Muldoon 1979-06-01
Series Hart to Hart Unknown 1979-09-22
Series Code R 1977-01-21
Series How the West Was Won Unknown 1977-02-06
Movie Rolling Thunder Automatic Slim 1977-10-14
Movie Mackintosh and T.J. Cal 1976-02-05
Series Quincy, M.E. Unknown 1976-10-03
Series S.W.A.T. Unknown 1975-02-24
Movie A Matter of Wife... and Death Snell 1975-05-03
Movie Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan Aaron Cord 1975-02-20
Series Switch Unknown 1975-09-09
Movie Posse Krag 1975-06-04
Movie Walking Tall Part II Pinky Dobson 1975-09-28
Movie Manhunter Max Chabriol 1974-02-26
Series The Rockford Files Benson Kelly / Robert Coffee 1974-09-13
Movie Night Games D.D. Franklin 1974-03-16
Series Police Story Unknown 1973-03-20
Movie Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid Eno 1973-05-23
Movie The Glass House Bibleback 1972-02-04
Movie The Culpepper Cattle Co. Luke 1972-04-15
Movie The Magnificent Seven Ride! Mark Skinner 1972-08-01
Movie The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid Jim Younger 1972-05-12
Series Cannon Unknown 1971-09-14
Movie Angel Unchained Jonathan Tremaine 1970-12-09
Movie Easy Rider Stranger on Highway 1969-05-07
Movie Flareup Alan Moris 1969-11-10
Movie Night of the Serpent Luke 1969-12-23
Movie The Devil's Brigade Pvt. Hubert Hixon 1968-05-15
Movie The Green Berets Sgt. Provo 1968-07-04
Movie Hurry Sundown Dolph Higginson 1967-02-09
Movie The Happening Second Motorcycle Officer 1967-05-17
Series The High Chaparral Unknown 1967-09-10
Movie Cool Hand Luke Boss Paul 1967-06-22
Movie Will Penny Foxy 1967-12-19
Series Mission: Impossible Unknown 1966-09-17