Born and raised in Kentucky he enlisted in the Marines in the 1950s after this he was famous as a character actor is Westerns especially those for Sam Peckinpah Ride the High Country (1962) and The Wild Bunch (1969).
Other popular films he appeared in were In the Heat of the Night (1967) , Dillinger (1973) about the life of John Dillinger and Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974).
He died of a Heart Attack in Los Angeles, California and his last two films Blue Thunder and Tough enough both (1983) were dedicated to him.
Warren Oates Facts
|Birthday||July 5, 1928|
|Date of death||April 3, 1982 (age 53)|
|Ride the High Country|
|In The Heat Of The Night|
|The Wild Bunch|
|Dirty Mary Crazy Larry / Race With The Devil|
|Wanted: Dead or Alive|