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Hal Needham

Film Director / Screenwriter / Stunt Performer | * 03/06/1931 († 82, 10/25/2013) | Memphis, Tennessee (United States of America (USA))
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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 | Drama | Action

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Awards & Nominations for Hal Needham

Academy Honorary Award 3x Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Director Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screenplay
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Movies with Hal Needham as Actor(31)

as Self (archive footage)2016 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. (uncredited)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 Doyle Kidnapper (uncredited)1975 French Connection II
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 Man at Racetrack1971 Sometimes a Great Notion
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 Rebel Soldier (uncredited)1964 Advance to the Rear
as Carter (uncredited)1963 McLintock!
as Thomas Worker (uncredited)1963 4 for Texas
as Saloon Brawler (uncredited)1962 Shootout at Big Sag
as Townsman (uncredited)1960 Guns of the Timberland
as German (uncredited)1959 Paratroop Command
as Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)1958 The Fiend Who Walked The West

TV Shows/Series with Hal Needham as Actor(30)

as himself1995 Cybill
as Julio1976 Charlie's Angels
1967 Mannix
1965 Laredo
as Recruiting Officer1963 The Great Adventure
as The Man1962 The Virginian
as Bounty Hunter1962 The Virginian
as Indian1959 The Rebel
as Corporal Williams1959 Rawhide
as Tom (uncredited)1959 Rawhide
as Judge Randall's guard (uncredited)1958 Yancy Derringer
as Guard (uncredited)1958 Yancy Derringer
as Harry Beldon1957 Have Gun, Will Travel
as Don (uncredited)1957 Zorro
as 2nd Cowhand1957 Wells Fargo
as Indian Brave1957 Wells Fargo
as Stage Passenger (uncredited)1957 Wells Fargo
as Townsman (uncredited)1957 Wells Fargo
as Outlaw1957 Wells Fargo
as Ed1955 Gunsmoke
as Cowboy1955 Gunsmoke
as Henchman (uncredited)1955 Gunsmoke
as Charlie (uncredited)1955 Gunsmoke
as Renegade1955 Gunsmoke
as Gang Member (uncredited)1955 Gunsmoke

Movies with Hal Needham as Crew(104)

Directing/Director1999 Hard Time: Hostage Hotel
Crew/Stunts1996 The Sunchaser
Directing/Director1994 Bandit's Silver Angel
Production/Executive Producer1994 Bandit's Silver Angel
Directing/Director1994 Bandit Goes Country
Production/Executive Producer1994 Bandit Goes Country
Writing/Characters1994 Bandit Goes Country
Writing/Story1994 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/Characters1983 Smokey and the Bandit Part 3
Directing/Director1983 Stroker Ace
Writing/Screenplay1983 Stroker Ace
Directing/Director1982 Megaforce
Writing/Screenplay1982 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
Crew/Stunts1978 Foul Play
Crew/Stunt Coordinator1978 The End
Crew/Stunts1977 Smokey and the Bandit
Directing/Director1977 Smokey and the Bandit
Writing/Story1977 Smokey and the Bandit
Crew/Stunt Coordinator1977 Billy Jack Goes to Washington
Crew/Stunts1976 Gable and Lombard
Crew/Stunt Coordinator1976 Nickelodeon
Crew/Stunts1976 A Star Is Born
Crew/Stunt Coordinator1976 Gator
Directing/Second Unit Director1976 Gator
Crew/Stunt Coordinator1975 W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings
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/Stunts1975 Lucky Lady
Crew/Stunts1974 Blazing Saddles
Crew/Stunt Coordinator1974 Three the Hard Way
Crew/Stunt Coordinator1974 The Longest Yard
Crew/Stunt Coordinator1974 Chinatown
Crew/Stunt Driver1974 McQ
Crew/Stunts1973 Call to Danger
Crew/Stunt Coordinator1973 The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing
Crew/Stunt Coordinator1973 White Lightning
Crew/Stunt Double1973 White Lightning
Crew/Stunt Coordinator1972 Hardcase
Crew/Stunt Coordinator1972 Goodnight, My Love
Crew/Stunts1972 The Heist
Crew/Stunt Coordinator1972 The Culpepper Cattle Co.
Crew/Stunts1971 Sometimes a Great Notion
Crew/Stunt Coordinator1971 One More Train to Rob
Crew/Stunts1971 The Organization
Crew/Stunts1971 The French Connection
Crew/Stunts1971 The Animals
Crew/Stunt Coordinator1971 Something Big
Crew/Stunts1971 Chrome and Hot Leather
Crew/Stunt Coordinator1970 Angel Unchained
Crew/Stunts1970 C.C. and Company
Crew/Stunt Coordinator1970 Chisum
Crew/Stunts1970 Dirty Dingus Magee
Crew/Stunts1970 Rio Lobo
Crew/Stunts1969 The Great Bank Robbery
Crew/Stunt Coordinator1969 The Undefeated
Crew/Stunt Coordinator1969 The Bridge at Remagen
Crew/Stunt Coordinator1968 Bandolero!
Crew/Stunt Coordinator1968 Hellfighters
Crew/Stunt Coordinator1968 The Devil's Brigade
Crew/Stunts1968 The Ballad of Josie
Crew/Stunts1967 The Way West
Crew/Stunts1967 Hells Angels on Wheels
Crew/Stunts1967 Camelot
Crew/Stunts1967 Tobruk
Crew/Stunts1967 The War Wagon
Crew/Stunt Coordinator1966 The Rare Breed
Crew/Stunts1966 Alvarez Kelly
Crew/Stunt Coordinator1966 Beau Geste
Crew/Stunts1966 Our Man Flint
Crew/Stunts1965 Major Dundee
Crew/Stunts1965 In Harm's Way
Crew/Stunts1965 The War Lord
Crew/Stunts1965 The Great Race
Crew/Stunts1965 Shenandoah
Crew/Stunts1964 Mail Order Bride
Crew/Stunts1963 McLintock!
Crew/Stunts1963 Wall of Noise
Crew/Stunts1963 4 for Texas
Crew/Stunts1963 The Raiders
Crew/Stunts1963 Donovan's Reef
Crew/Stunts1963 Kings of the Sun
Crew/Stunts1962 How the West Was Won
Crew/Stunt Double1961 A Thunder of Drums
Crew/Stunts1959 Paratroop Command
Crew/Stunts1959 Thunder in the Sun
Crew/Stunts1958 The Big Country
Crew/Stunts1957 The Spirit of St. Louis

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:
Gregg Palmer (31x, Actor)
Claude Akins (29x, Actor)
Harry Lauter (28x, Actor)
John Dehner (27x, Actor)
John Pickard (26x, Actor)
Royal Dano (25x, Actor)
Ken Mayer (25x, Actor)
John Anderson (25x, Actor)
Shug Fisher (24x, Actor)
Victor French (23x, Actor)
Anthony Caruso (23x, Actor)
Burt Reynolds (21x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:12767, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 07/12/2024