Bob Yerkes

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Bob Yerkes
Born(1932-02-11) February 11, 1932 (age 82)
NationalityAmerican
OccupationStuntman
 
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Bob Yerkes
Born(1932-02-11) February 11, 1932 (age 82)
NationalityAmerican
OccupationStuntman

Bob Yerkes, born Brayton Walter Yerkes on 11 February 1932, is a legendary American stuntman.[1][2][3] Beginning a life of acrobatics in the circus at the age of 15, Yerkes went on to work as a stuntman in such films as Back to the Future, Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, and Hook. Yerkes currently hosts stunt training days, on an invitation-only basis at his home in Los Angeles.

Filmography[edit]

YearFilmRole
1948Julia MisbehavesStunts
1954The Silver ChaliceStunts, Actor
1956TrapezeStunts
1959The Big CircusActor [Uncredited], Technical Advisor
1970AirportStunts
1974Airport 1975Stunts
1974EarthquakeStunts
1974The Towering InfernoStunts
1975BreakoutStunts
1983Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the JediStunts
1984GhostbustersStunts
1986Ferris Bueller's Day OffStunts
1988Who Framed Roger Rabbit?Stunts
1989Honey, I Shrunk the KidsStunts
1990Back to the Future Part IIIStunts
1993Robin Hood: Men in TightsStunts
1995Batman ForeverTechnical Advisor
1999MagnoliaStunts
2002AdaptationActor [Charles Darwin]
2006PoseidonStunts
2009Angels & DemonsActor [Cardinal Guidera]
2009The Butterfly CircusActor [Poppy]
2009Up in the AirExecutive Producer

References[edit]

  1. ^ "He falls for scripture" LA Times
  2. ^ LA Times Aug 10, 1977
  3. ^ "Stuntman Bob Yerkes talks about his dangerous profession" Chicago Tribune Jan 6, 1985