Hal Needham

Hal Needham
1931 - 2013

Hal Needham  American Director


Hal Brett Needham (March 6, 1931 – October 25, 2013) was an American stuntman and film director. He is best known for his frequent collaborations with actor Burt Reynolds, usually in films involving fast cars, such as Smokey and the Bandit, Hooper, T...

Confirmed Relationships2
Longest Relationship18 yrs, 9 mths
Shortest Relationship7 yrs, 2 mths
Average Relationship Length12 yrs, 11 mths
First Name Hal
Middle Name Brett
Last Name Needham
Full Name at Birth Hal Brett Needham
Alternative Name Hal Brett Needham, Hal Needham
Age 82 (age at death) years
Birthday 6th March, 1931
Birthplace Memphis, TN
Died 25th October, 2013
Place of Death Los Angeles, California
Cause of Death Cancer
Build Athletic
Hair Color Salt and Pepper
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Actor, Stuntman, Director, Writer
Occupation Director
Claim to Fame Director Cannonball Run
Year(s) Active 1956–1996
Father Howard Needham
Mother Edith May Robinson
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Sledge Hammer!1986 Bartender TV Show
Cannonball Run II1984 Porsche 928 Driver with Cowboy Hat (uncredited) Movie
Stroker Ace1983 Man Punching Stroker Into Ladies Room (uncredited) Movie
Megaforce1982 Technician (uncredited) Movie
The Cannonball Run1981 Ambulance EMT (uncredited) Movie
Simon & Simon1981 Oldtimer #3 in Saloon TV Show
Stunts Unlimited1980 H.N. TV Movie
Death Car on the Freeway1979 Mr. Blanchard TV Movie
Fantasy Island1977 Orville 'Boots' Pierce TV Show
Jackson County Jail1976 Chief of Fallsburg Police Movie
Charlie's Angels1976 Julio, Spencer TV Show
French Connection II1975 Doyle Kidnapper (uncredited) Movie
Take a Hard Ride1975 Garmes (uncredited) Movie
W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings1975 Trooper Carson Movie
Blazing Saddles1974 Outlaw (uncredited) Movie
Egan1973 Policeman TV Movie
The Culpepper Cattle Co.1972 Burgess Movie
The Bounty Man1972 Pike TV Movie
One More Train to Rob1971 Bert Gant Movie
Alias Smith and Jones1971 Duke, Devil's Hole Gang Leader TV Show
Sometimes a Great Notion1970 Man at Racetrack Movie
The Undefeated1969 Yankee Corporal at River Crossing (uncredited) Movie
The Devil's Brigade1968 The Sergeant Movie
The War Wagon1967 Hite Movie
Cimarron Strip1967 Yewcic TV Show
Ironside1967 Officer Connell TV Show
Mannix1967 Kordic Soldier, Arnie TV Show
Mission: Impossible1966 Mork TV Show
In Harm's Way1965 Airman in the Blue Lagoon (uncredited) Movie
The Great Race1965 Saloon Brawler (uncredited) Movie
Laredo1965 Cole TV Show
The Wild Wild West1965 Assailant, Henchman TV Show
Advance to the Rear1964 Rebel Soldier (uncredited) Movie
Daniel Boone1964 Brawling Settler TV Show
McLintock!1963 Carter (uncredited) Movie
The Great Adventure1963 Recruiting Officer TV Show
The Richard Boone Show1963 TV Show
Combat!1962 Fighter in Bar TV Show
Stoney Burke1962 Stan Fremont, Rusty TV Show
The Virginian1962 Rider, Jaimie McIntosh, Bounty Hunter TV Show
Shoot Out at Big Sag1962 Saloon Brawler (uncredited) Movie
Bus Stop1961 Murrow TV Show
Whispering Smith1961 Mine Guard, Barney Henesy TV Show
Frontier Circus1961 Ralph Wexler TV Show
Tate1960 Sedon Henchman TV Show
Coronado 91960 Joe TV Show
Dante1960 Bill Armstrong TV Show
Laramie1959 Collins TV Show
Rawhide1959 Brawler, Tom, Corporal Williams TV Show
Riverboat1959 2nd Ruffian, River Pirate TV Show
The Rebel1959 Indian TV Show
The Rifleman1958 Townsman TV Show
Yancy Derringer1958 Guard, Judge Randall's guard, Soldier TV Show
Have Gun - Will Travel1957 Henchman, Cowhand, Jimmy Traynor TV Show
Tales of Wells Fargo1957 2nd Cowhand, Indian Brave TV Show
The Restless Gun1957 Ambusher #1 TV Show
Wagon Train1957 Digger TV Show
Zorro1957 Lancer, Henchman, Cantina Patron TV Show
Playhouse 901956 Soldier TV Show
Gunsmoke1955 Renegade Indian #3, Cowboy in Long Branch, Charlie TV Show
The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp1955 Mr. Woods TV Show
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