Joe Don Baker

Joe Don Baker

actor, additional crew, production manager

Joe Don Baker was born on Feb 12, 1936 in USA. Joe Don Baker's big-screen debut came with Cool Hand Luke directed by Stuart Rosenberg in 1967, strarring Fixer (uncredited). Joe Don Baker is known for The Commission directed by Mark Sobel, Martin Landau stars as Sen. Richard Russell and Sam Waterston as J. Lee Rankin. Joe Don Baker has got 1 awards and 4 nominations so far. The most recent award Joe Don Baker achieved is Film Independent Spirit Awards. The upcoming new movie Joe Don Baker plays is Strange Wilderness which will be released on Feb 01, 2008.

Tall, broad shouldered character actor with Texan drawl first appeared in support in several Western vehicles both on TV and the cinema in the mid 1960s. Got himself noticed playing Steve McQueen's younger brother in Junior Bonner : Le Dernier Bagarreur (1972), and then scored the lead role of Buford Pusser (!) in the unexpected hit Justice sauvage (1973), an allegedly true tale about a Southern sheriff confronting corruption & gangsters with a large wooden club and a mean attitude. Followed it up by playing a sadistic hit man called Molly, in Don Siegel's bank heist drama Tuez Charley Varrick! (1973). Joe Don Baker's next few films were rather forgettable until he landed the role of police detective Earl Eischied in To Kill a Cop (1978)....which led him into reprising the same character in the short lived TV series Eischied (1979). Since then he has proved he is also quite adept at taking on comedy roles, as well as picking up plenty of work playing lawmen, military men, politicians etc. Keep your eye open for him as a nosy police chief in Fletch aux trousses (1985), a meglomanical general in Tuer n'est pas jouer (1987), as a redneck father in Mars Attacks! (1996), and as intelligence operative Jack Wade in the 007 films Demain ne meurt jamais (1997) and GoldenEye (1995).

  • Birthday

    Feb 12, 1936
  • Place of Birth

    Groesbeck, Texas, USA
  • Also known


Known For


1 wins & 4 nominations

Film Independent Spirit Awards
Mud (2012)
Winner - Robert Altman Award
Mud (2012)

Movies & TV Shows

TV Shows