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Jack Elam...November 13, 1920 - October 20, 2003. I once loved to hate this face. Then I grew to love it as my favorite Western Villain.

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Jack Elam was exempt from WWII due to a childhood injury where he lost sight in his left eye. Wanting to do his part he worked as a civilian for the Navy in Culver City for two years.

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Jack Elam (1920 – 2003), American film actor best known for his numerous roles as villains in Western films and, later in his career, comedies

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William Scott "Jack" Elam - Nov. 13, 1920 - Oct. 20, 2003 - great character actor with numerous movie & tv roles - best known for westerns (usually villans), and later comedy roles - Deputy Marshal J.D. Smith in "The Dakotas" (1963) ... Snaky, "Once Upon a Time in the West" (1968) ... Old Man Philips, "Rio Lobo" (1970) ... Charlie "The Aurora Encounter" (1986) ... inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers in 1994

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