Jul 9, 2017

Jery Hewitt

Jery Hewitt is a New York based stuntman. His stunt coordinator credits include "Raising Arizona" (1987), "Romeo is Bleeding" (1993), "The Bone Collector" (1999), "No Country for Old Men" (2007), and the TV Series, "Law & Order."



Below: Jery played the leader of the Baseball Furies in Walter Hill's classic, "The Warriors" (1979)




Below: Jery performed this high fall in "The Soldier" (1982) directed by James Glickenhaus.



Below: Jery appeared in the Coen Brothers, "Miller's Crossing" (1990).

and is shot by director Sam Raimi



Below: Jery was the stunt coordinator for the TV series, "Forever" (2014) and had a small part in the episode, "Fountain of Youth."

Jun 27, 2017

Loren Janes

Loren Janes (1931 - 2017) was a founding member of the Stuntmen's Association and has appeared in more than 1,500 movies and TV episodes. He has doubled actors including Steve McQueen, Kirk Douglas, Jack Lemmon, and Frank Sinatra.










Below: Loren's most famous stunt was this fall from a moving train onto a cactus in "How the West was Won" (1962).














Below: Here is a profile of Loren from the TV series, "Stuntmasters" (1991)
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Jun 6, 2017

Judas Priest rock video








Below is a photo taken on the set of the rock video, "Turbo Lover" (1986), by the heavy metal band, Judas Priest with the stuntmen.



Left to right: Paul Short, Rob Halford, Gary Wayton, Solly Marx, Glenn Tipton, Bob Ivy, K. K. Downing, Harry Terzian, and Ian Hill.


Here is the video.
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May 7, 2017

Freebie and the Bean, Part 2

Here are some action shots from "Freebie and the Bean" (1974).







Below: In this car jump, Jim Nickerson is the driver, and Gray Johnson is the passenger.


Below: The timing for this train jump was perfect.





Below: This truck turnover was performed by Ted Duncan.





Below: Chuck Bail is behind the wheel for this dive bomb car stunt.



Below: Nice van crash using the "tow and release" method.



Below: The van just barely misses Chuck Bail and Whitey Hughes (bottom right).




Feb 12, 2017

Mike McGaughy

 
Michael Henry McGaughy (1951 - 2007) worked as a stuntman specializing in westerns. He started saddle bronc riding at the age of 16. Mike was a member of the Stuntmen's Association and the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. Some of Mike's credits include "The Outlaw Josey Wales" (1976), "Escape from New York" (1981), "Red Dawn" (1984), "Silverado" (1985), "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" (1989), "The Fugitive" (1993), and the TV series, "Deadwood" (2004).



Below: Mike (2nd from right) played "Homer" in "The Townie" episode of "The Waltons" (1973). On the left are actors Richard Thomas, Sissy Spacek, and Nicholas Hammond.



Below: Doubling Robert Carradine, Mike performed some great horse stunts in "The Long Riders" (1980).




Below: Mike (far left) appeared in Clint Eastwood's, "Pale Rider" (1985).



Below: Mike (right) also appeared in "Wild Wild West" (1999).