Hal Needham

Hal Needham
1931 - 2013

Hal Needham  American Director


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Hal Needham was previously married to Ellyn Wynne Williams (1996 - 2013) and Dani Crayne (1981 - 1987).


American Director Hal Needham was born Hal Brett Needham on 6th March, 1931 in Memphis, TN and passed away on 25th Oct 2013 Los Angeles, California aged 82. He is most remembered for Director Cannonball Run. His zodiac sign is Pisces.

Hal Needham is a member of the following lists: American male screenwriters, American male film actors and 2013 deaths.


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Married2 18 years, 9 months 12 years, 11 months 7 years, 2 months
Total2 18 years, 9 months 12 years, 11 months 7 years, 2 months


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

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, The Cannonball Run, and Stroker Ace.

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Hal Needham82 PiscesDirector
Ellyn Wynne Williams-
Dani Crayne83 CapricornActress


Sledge Hammer!1986BartenderTV Show
Cannonball Run II1984Porsche 928 Driver with Cowboy Hat (uncredited)Movie
Stroker Ace1983Man Punching Stroker Into Ladies Room (uncredited)Movie
Megaforce1982Technician (uncredited)Movie
The Cannonball Run1981Ambulance EMT (uncredited)Movie
Simon & Simon1981Oldtimer #3 in SaloonTV Show
Stunts Unlimited1980H.N.TV Movie
Death Car on the Freeway1979Mr. BlanchardTV Movie
Fantasy Island1977Orville 'Boots' PierceTV Show
Jackson County Jail1976Chief of Fallsburg PoliceMovie
Charlie's Angels1976Julio, SpencerTV Show
French Connection II1975Doyle Kidnapper (uncredited)Movie
Take a Hard Ride1975Garmes (uncredited)Movie
W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings1975Trooper CarsonMovie
Blazing Saddles1974Outlaw (uncredited)Movie
McQ1974Santiago Henchman (uncredited)Movie
Egan1973PolicemanTV Movie
The Culpepper Cattle Co.1972BurgessMovie
The Bounty Man1972PikeTV Movie
One More Train to Rob1971Bert GantMovie
Alias Smith and Jones1971Devil's Hole Gang Leader, DukeTV Show
Sometimes a Great Notion1970Man at RacetrackMovie
The Undefeated1969Yankee Corporal at River Crossing (uncredited)Movie
The Devil's Brigade1968The SergeantMovie
The War Wagon1967HiteMovie
Cimarron Strip1967YewcicTV Show
Custer1967SentryTV Show
Ironside1967Officer ConnellTV Show
Mannix1967Arnie, Henchman #2, Kordic SoldierTV Show
Mission: Impossible1966MorkTV Show
In Harm's Way1965Airman in the Blue Lagoon (uncredited)Movie
The Great Race1965Saloon Brawler (uncredited)Movie
Laredo1965ColeTV Show
The Big Valley1965BrawlerTV Show
The Wild Wild West1965Assailant, HenchmanTV Show
Advance to the Rear1964Rebel Soldier (uncredited)Movie
Daniel Boone1964Brawling SettlerTV Show
McLintock!1963Carter (uncredited)Movie
The Great Adventure1963Mace, Recruiting OfficerTV Show
The Richard Boone Show1963TV Show
Combat!1962Fighter in BarTV Show
Stoney Burke1962Rusty, Stan FremontTV Show
The Virginian1962Bounty Hunter, Jaimie McIntosh, RiderTV Show
Shoot Out at Big Sag1962Saloon Brawler (uncredited)Movie
Bus Stop1961MurrowTV Show
Whispering Smith1961Barney Henesy, Mine GuardTV Show
Frontier Circus1961Ralph WexlerTV Show
Tate1960Sedon HenchmanTV Show
Coronado 91960JoeTV Show
Dante1960Bill ArmstrongTV Show
Laramie1959CollinsTV Show
Rawhide1959Brawler, Corporal Williams, TomTV Show
Riverboat19592nd Ruffian, River PirateTV Show
The Rebel1959IndianTV Show
The Untouchables1959Club PatronTV Show
The Fiend Who Walked the West1958Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)Movie
77 Sunset Strip1958SafecrackerTV Show
The Rifleman1958TownsmanTV Show
Yancy Derringer1958Guard, Judge Randall's guard, SoldierTV Show
Have Gun - Will Travel1957Cowhand, Henchman, Jimmy TraynorTV Show
Tales of Wells Fargo19572nd Cowhand, Indian Brave, OutlawTV Show
The Restless Gun1957Ambusher #1TV Show
Wagon Train1957Digger, Saloon Tough, WarriorTV Show
Zorro1957Cantina Patron, Henchman, LancerTV Show
Playhouse 901956SoldierTV Show
Gunsmoke1955Cowboy in Long Branch, Renegade Indian #3, TrooperTV Show
The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp1955Mr. WoodsTV Show
Death Valley Days1952TV Show
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