Bud Osborne
(07/20/1884 - 02/02/1964)

One of the finest teamsters in Hollywood screen history, Osborne handled the reins for horse-drawn coaches and wagons in countless westerns and historical photoplays from the early 20's through late 50's. And with his weathered, rumpled look, his Texas drawl and his nasal twang, he was often called upon to portray a seedy outlaw in any of those same western.

Bud Osborne's almost 50-year career in films began in 1912. Born Lennie B. Osborne, he worked for "Wild West" shows where he was noted for his astonishing prowess in handling six-horse stagecoaches, a talent that carried over into films.

He began as a stuntman but the fact that he not only was a cowboy but actually looked like one meant that he was soon playing cowboys in front of the camera, in addition to his stunting and horse-handling chores. His stocky, somewhat rugged appearance and Texas accent carried him easily through the transition to talkies, and he soon became one of the busiest supporting players in westerns of the 1930s and 1940s.

Altogether he appeared in more than 595 films and television shows.

Available Films

The Man From Oklahoma (1926)

The Ore Raiders (1927) - short

Pioneers of the West (1927)

Code of the West (1929) - Bob Custer Silent Double Feature

The Last Roundup (1929)

Mark of the Spur (1932) - Bob Custer Talkie Double Feature #2

Deadwood Pass (1933) - Tom Tyler Double Feature #1

Western Racketeers (1934) - Bill Cody Double Feature #2

The Utah Trail (1938) - Tex Ritter Double Feature

Underground Rustlers (1941) - Range Busters Double Feature

Song of the Range (1944)

His Brother's Ghost (1945) - Buster Crabbe Double Feature