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Hal Needham

Film Director / Screenwriter / Stunt Performer / Film Producer | * 03/06/1931 († 82, 10/25/2013) | Memphis, Tennessee (United States of America (USA))
Hal Brett Needham (March 6, 1931 – October 25, 2013) was an American stuntman, film director, actor, writer, and NASCAR team owner. He is best known for his frequent collaborations with actor Burt Reynolds, usually in films involving fast cars, such as Smokey and The Bandit (1977), Hooper (1978), The Cannonball Run (1981) and Stroker Ace (1983). In his later years, Needham moved out of stunt work, and focused his energy on the World land speed record project. In 2001, Needham received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Taurus World Stunt Awards, and in 2012, he was awarded a Governors Award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Western | Comedies | Action

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Awards & Nominations for Hal Needham

3x Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Director Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screenplay

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Movies with Hal Needham as Actor(23)

as himself2016 The Bandit
as Porsche 928 Driver with Cowboy Hat (uncredited)1984 Cannonball Run II
as Man Punching Stroker Into Ladies Room (uncredited)1983 Stroker Ace
as Technician (uncredited)1982 Megaforce
as Ambulance EMT (uncredited)1981 The Cannonball Run
as H.N.1980 Stunts Unlimited
as Mr. Blanchard1979 Death Car on the Freeway
as Chief of Fallsburg Police1976 Jackson County Jail
as Trooper Carson1975 W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings
as Garmes (uncredited)1975 Take a Hard Ride
as Outlaw (uncredited)1974 Blazing Saddles
as Santiago Henchman (uncredited)1974 McQ
as Pike1972 The Bounty Man
as Bert Gant1971 One More Train to Rob
as Yankee Corporal at River Crossing (uncredited)1969 The Undefeated
as The Sergeant1968 The Devil's Brigade
as Hite1967 The War Wagon
as Airman in the Blue Lagoon (uncredited)1965 In Harm's Way
as Saloon Brawler (uncredited)1965 The Great Race
as Carter (uncredited)1963 McLintock!

TV Shows/Series with Hal Needham as Actor(20)

1995 Cybill
1967 Mannix
1965 Laredo
1959 Rawhide
as Harry Beldon1957 Have Gun, Will Travel
as 2nd Cowhand1957 Tales of Wells Fargo
as Indian Brave1957 Tales of Wells Fargo
as Stage Passenger (uncredited)1957 Tales of Wells Fargo
as Townsman (uncredited)1957 Tales of Wells Fargo
as Outlaw1957 Tales of Wells Fargo

Movies with Hal Needham as Crew(37)

Directing/Director1999 Hard Time: Hostage Hotel
Crew/Stunts1996 The Sunchaser
Directing/Director1994 Bandit's Silver Angel
Directing/Director1994 Bandit Goes Country
Directing/Director1994 Bandit Bandit
Directing/Director1994 Beauty and the Bandit
Directing/Director1986 Rad
Directing/Director1986 Body Slam
Directing/Director1984 Cannonball Run II
Writing/Screenplay1984 Cannonball Run II
Writing/Writer1984 Cannonball Run II
Writing/Characters1983 Smokey and the Bandit Part 3
Directing/Director1983 Stroker Ace
Writing/Screenplay1983 Stroker Ace
Directing/Director1982 Megaforce
Directing/Director1981 The Cannonball Run
Directing/Director1980 Smokey and the Bandit II
Writing/Characters1980 Smokey and the Bandit II
Directing/Director1980 Stunts Unlimited
Directing/Director1979 The Villain
Directing/Director1979 Death Car on the Freeway
Directing/Director1978 Hooper
Directing/Director1977 Smokey and the Bandit
Writing/Story1977 Smokey and the Bandit
Crew/Stunt Coordinator1976 Nickelodeon
Directing/Second Unit Director1976 Gator
Crew/Stunt Coordinator1975 French Connection II
Crew/Second Unit1975 Take a Hard Ride
Crew/Stunt Coordinator1975 Take a Hard Ride
Crew/Stunt Coordinator1975 Peeper
Crew/Stunts1973 Call to Danger
Crew/Stunt Coordinator1972 Hardcase
Crew/Stunt Coordinator1972 Goodnight, My Love
Crew/Stunts1971 The Animals
Crew/Stunt Coordinator1971 Something Big
Crew/Stunt Coordinator1968 Bandolero!
Crew/Stunts1967 The War Wagon

TV Shows/Series with Hal Needham as Crew(1)

Directing/Director1989 B.L. Stryker

Full Name: Hal Needham
Born: Friday, 03/06 1931 (March) in Memphis, Tennessee (United States of America (USA))
Died: Friday, 10/25 2013 (October) in Los Angeles (aged: 82)
Zodiac sign: Pisces (Chinese zodiac sign: Goat)
Languages: English (EN)
Spouses (current/former): Dani Crayne
Hal Needham frequently works together with these people:
Burt Reynolds (15x, Actor)
Claude Akins (13x, Actor)
J. Pat O'Malley (13x, Actor)
Ed Nelson (10x, Actor)
Jeanette Nolan (10x, Actress)
Sid Haig (10x, Actor)
Harry Lauter (10x, Actor)
Ford Rainey (10x, Actor)
Dabbs Greer (9x, Actor)
John Dehner (9x, Actor)
Madlyn Rhue (9x, Actress)
John Anderson (9x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:12767, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 06/21/2022