"Welcome to The McCain Ranch"
Jack N. Young
Stunts | Actor |
| Casting Department
| Production Manager
Second Unit Director/Assistant Director | Producer
Thanks for the picture Blackjack!
This is Jack from the 60s when he worked at Old Tucson
Jack was born September 25,
1926 in Fincastle, Virginia
Thanks to Phillip Arnold & Lou for giving this cowboy
his credit due!
Runaway Productions — After a career as a stuntman in Hollywood, he worked
at Old Tucson Studios for 12 years performing many tasks including Public Relations,
Marketing, Operations, Administrative Assistant to the President, and Executive Production
Manager in charge of film and TV. Through this and Young Film Productions, Inc., Jack was
instrumental in bringing the Industry to the Tucson area. Jack furthered his experience with extras
casting, became a well known Location Manager, joined the Directors Guild of America working as
an Assistant Director/Production Manager, and later became a Producer. Look for more
details on Jack on
Home Ranch — stunts by Jack Young -
Who did Sam Montgomery really drag
through the field?
Since it wasn't Lucas who got hit in
the tummy, who was it?
Eight Hours to Die — stunts
by Jack Young - unaccredited
Who was Ephraim, the son of Judge Zephaniah Burton, the man
who was hung in the beginning of Eight Hours to Die?
Who is riding for the Judge when he stumbles? Both the
horse and the judge fell.
Who doubled for Chuck Connors in his long distance ride to
get to Mark & the judge?
After the war he decided he
wanted to work in movies so he moved to Los Angeles, CA. He
became a stuntman and his career lasted 15 years. However,
after bring hurt badly on The Alamo (1960), he was
searching for a way to get out of the stunt business.
In 1962-3 he landed a job at
Old Tucson Studio's in Tucson, AZ. After a 3 year stint on
the street running the street shows he started up the ladder
performing Public Relations, Marketing, etc. After 12 years
he decided to venture out on his own and this time work
behind the camera in many capacities such as, Extra
Handling, Location Management, Production Management,
Assistant Director, etc.
Jack will be 92 in September
Jack & I have corresponded thanks to Phillip Arnold. Here is
what Jack had to say.....
My email friend, Phillip Arnold, told me about your site and sent it
to me. I was pleasantly surprised when I viewed it. I want to thank
you for that. I certainly didn't know there was someone out there
doing such a thing. It makes an old stunt guy happy to know there
are people out there that remember them.
I had a great career and since memories are all I have left, I love
to talk about my times in the biz. Although I only worked in a
couple episodes, I became fast friends with Chuck and remained so
for many years. I was saddened when he passed in 1992.
We did have some softball games on the set
sometimes when they were doing new set ups. Mostly, I hung with the stunt
guys and we practiced gun handling, etc.
Many of my old friends are going fast, much like my buddy's from WWII.
Sometimes it's hard to believe I'll be 85 in September.
Again, thanks for your site.
Jack N. Young
I might be an old fart….but I
ain’t dead! Take a look at this little video we put
together, all home grown, local folks, Everything is
original, even the music by Ron LaCaria. Todd Cuson shot
and edited the pieice and Rick Harker allowed us to
shoot at his little western museum. I’ll be 88 in
September….ain’t life grand!!!! I’m lovin’ it. Still
playin’ cowboys…..Hahaha. Jack Young
Thanks Blackjack for sharing all this great
information with us!
Be sure and checkout
Robert Wise: The Motion Pictures
by Joe Jordan.
Robert Earl Wise (September 10, 1914 – September 14, 2005)
was an American film director, producer and editor.
What a great book about Robert Wise's movies career and the
legacy he left behind.
Also included in this book is Jack Young and many other
Character Actors Index Page
Have you ever been watching TV or a movie and wondered who is that guy?
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