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CHUBBY JOHNSON BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Chubby Johnson was born on August 13th, 1903 in Terra Haute, Indiana with the birth name Charles Rutledge Johnson.  His first professional job was working as a journalist and did not become involved in the entertainment industry until his late 40's.
 
His film debut was in, "Abilene Town" (1946) starring Randolph Scott, Ann Dvorak, Edgar Buchanan, Rhonda Fleming and Lloyd Bridges and although he was now trying to find work as an actor he continued to still work as a columnist and even a radio announcer.  His next film role came only four years later when he was cast in the film, "Rocky Mountain" (1950) starring Errol Flynn, Patrice Wymore, Scott Forbes, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Sheb Wooley, Dickie Jones and Slim Pickens.
 
He is most remembered for his role on the Rocky Lane television series as well as, "Sky King" (1951).  Other small film roles followed such as, "Bend of the River" (1952) starring James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy, Julie Adams, and Rock Hudson, Harry Morgan, Stepin Fetchit, Royal Dano, Frances Bavier, Jay C. Flippen and Howard Petrie, "The Far Country" (1954) starring James Stewart, Walter Brennan, Corinne Calvet, Ruth Roman, Jay C. Flippen, John McIntire, Robert J. Wilke, Jack Elam, Royal Dano, Harry Morgan, Steve Brodie and Connie Gilchrist, "Calamity Jane" (1953) starring Doris Day, Howard Keel and Philip Carey, "Cattle Queen of Montana" (1954) starring Barbara Stanwyck, Ronald Reagan, Gene Evans, Jack Elam and Morris Ankrum, "Tribute to a Bad Man" (1956) starring James Cagney, Don Dubbins, Stephen McNally, Lee Van Cleef and Vic Morrow, James Griffith and Irene Papas, "Twilight of Honor" (1963) starring Richard Chamberlain, Nick Adams, Claude Rains, James Gregory, Pat Buttram, Don 'Red' Barry, Joan Blackman, Jeanette Nolan and James Bell and featuring Joey Heatherton and Linda Evans in their film debuts and "Sam Whiskey" (1969) starring Burt Reynolds, Angie Dickinson, Clint Walker and Ossie Davis.
 
Chubby still continued with working on television appearing on, "Frontier Doctor" starring Rex Allen, "Bonanza", "Temple Houston", "Gunsmoke", "The Rifleman" starring Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford and Paul Fix, "Rescue 8" starring Jim Davis and Lang Jeffries, "Dennis the Menace" and "Death Valley Days".
 
Chubby Johnson passed away on October 31st, 1974 at the age of seventy one after suffering from a leg infection. 

 
  Filmography
 
 1962-1972  Bonanza
 1968-1969  Death Valley Days
 1969   Sam Whiskey
 1969   Support Your Local Sheriff!
 1968-1969  The Guns of Will Sonnett
 1963-1969  Gunsmoke
 1967   The Wild Wild West
 1967   Pistols 'n Petticoats
 1967   The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin
 1966   Cyborg 2087
 1966   The Smothers Brothers Show
 1966   Tammy
 1965   Daniel Boone
 1965   The Big Valley
 1965   Lassie
 1964   7 Faces of Dr. Lao
 1963   Twilight of Honor
 1963   Temple Houston
 1963   Rawhide
 1962   The Firebrand
 1961-1962  Dennis the Menace
 1960-1962  The Rifleman
 1959-1961  Tales of Wells Fargo
 1961   Two Faces West
 1961   The Deputy
 1961   Lawman
 1961   Laramie
 1961   G.E. True Theater
 1957-1961  Maverick
 1960   Thriller
 1960   The Andy Griffith Show
 1960   Colt .45
 1960   The Man from Blackhawk
 1960   Wanted: Dead or Alive
 1957-1960  Sugarfoot
 1960   The DuPont Show with June Allyson
 1958-1959  Frontier Doctor
 1959   Bronco 
 1958   Yancy Derringer
 1956-1958  The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin
 1958   Wagon Train
 1958   Rescue 8
 1958   Buckskin
 1958   Playhouse 90 
 1957   The Adventures of Jim Bowie
 1957   Gunfire at Indian Gap 
 1957   Circus Boy
 1957   The River's Edge 
 1957   The True Story of Jesse James
 1957   Drango
 1956   The Young Guns
 1956   The Fastest Gun Alive
 1956   The First Texan
 1956   Tribute to a Bad Man 
 1955   The Rawhide Years
 1955   Celebrity Playhouse
 1955   Tennessee's Partner
 1955   Headline Hunters
 1955   Lux Video Theatre
 1955   The Ford Television Theatre
 1955   Rage at Dawn
 1955   It's a Great Life
 1955   TV Reader's Digest
 1954   Cattle Queen of Montana
 1954   The Human Jungle
 1954   The Far Country
 1954   Stories of the Century 
 1954   Overland Pacific 
 1953   Back to God's Country
 1953   Calamity Jane
 1953   The Lone Ranger
 1953   Law and Order
 1953   Gunsmoke
 1953   Last of the Comanches
 1952   Sky Full of Moon
 1952-1955  Sky King
 1952   Apache War Smoke
 1952   High Noon
 1952   The Treasure of Lost Canyon
 1952   Here Come the Nelsons
 1952   Bend of the River
 1951   Westward the Women
 1951   The Raging Tide
 1951   Fort Dodge Stampede
 1951   Lost Continent
 1951   Fort Worth
 1951   Wells Fargo Gunmaster
 1951   The Scarf
 1951   Night Riders of Montana 
 1950   Frenchie
 1950   Rocky Mountain 
 1946   Abilene Town





Matinee Classics - Cattle Queen of Montana starring Barbara Stanwyck, Ronald Reagan, Gene Evans, Jack Elam, Morris Ankrum, Lance Fuler and Anthony Caruso
Matinee Classics - Calamity Jane starring Doris Day, Howard Keel, Allyn McLerie, Philip Carey, Dick Wesson, Paul Harvey, Chubby Johnson and Gale Robbins
Matinee Classics - Rocky Mountain starring Errol Flynn, Patrice Wymore, Scott Forbes, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Dickie Jones, Howard Petrie, Slim Pickens, Chubby Johnson, Robert 'Buzz' Henry, Sheb Wooley, Peter Coe and Rush Williams
Matinee Classics - Rocky Mountain starring Errol Flynn, Patrice Wymore, Scott Forbes, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Dickie Jones, Howard Petrie, Slim Pickens, Chubby Johnson, Robert 'Buzz' Henry, Sheb Wooley, Peter Coe and Rush Williams
Matinee Classics - Tennessee's Partner starring John Payne, Ronald Reagan, Rhonda Fleming, Coleen Gray, Anthony Caruso, Morris Ankrum, Leo Gordon, Chubby Johnson, Joe Devlin, Myron Healey and John Mansfield
Matinee Classics - The Far Country starring James Stewart, Walter Brennan, Corinne Calvet, Ruth Roman, John McIntyre, Jay C. Flippen, Harry Morgan, Steve Brodie, Connie Gilchrist, Robert J. Wilke, Chubby Johnson, Royal Dano, Jack Elam, Kathleen Freeman and Connie Van


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