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Dennis Fimple

1940-11-11 Taft, California, U.S.

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He appeared in a variety of TV shows including Here Come the Brides, Petticoat Junction, Matt Houston, M*A*S*H, Centennial, Simon & Simon, Highway to Heaven, Sledge Hammer!, Knight Rider, Quantum Leap and ER. He also had roles in films such as Truck Stop Women (1974), The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975), Mackintosh and T.J. (1975), Stay Hungry (1976), King Kong (1976), The Shadow of Chikara (1977), Goin' South (1978), The Wild Women of Chastity Gulch (1982) and Maverick (1994), and shared the lead in Bootleggers (1974) and Creature from Black Lake (1976). His most popular role was that of the lovable but none-too-bright Devil's Hole Gang member, Kyle Murtry, on the ABC comedy/western series, Alias Smith and Jones, starring Pete Duel and Ben Murphy. Fimple appeared in seven episodes and remains a favorite of fans of the series. In 1993-1994, he appeared as Garral in seven episodes of the Beau Bridges/Lloyd Bridges comedy/western series Harts of the West on CBS. His last role was in the 2003 Rob Zombie horror film, House of 1000 Corpses, as the foul-mouthed Grandpa Hugo. Fimple was born in Taft, California, the son of Dolly and Elmer Fimple.[1] He graduated from Taft Union High School in 1958.[2] He died in Frazier Park, California in August 2002 from a car accident.


House of 1000 Corpses Grandpa Hugo Firefly 2003-04-11
Down Periscope Fisherman 1996-03-01
Maverick Stuttering 1994-05-20
My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys Straw Hat 1991-03-01
Death Falls Griff 1991-01-01
The Giant of Thunder Mountain Henderson (Townsman) 1990-12-25
Hawken's Breed Crowley 1987-01-01
Body Slam Elmo 1986-11-21
A Summer to Remember Smitty 1985-03-27
Swing Shift Rupert George 1984-04-13
The Wild Women of Chastity Gulch Lamont 1982-10-31
Of Mice and Men Whit 1981-11-29
The $5.20 an Hour Dream Aiken 1980-01-26
The Evictors Mr. Bumford 1979-04-17
The Last Ride of the Dalton Gang Blackface / Charlie Bright 1979-11-20
Smokey and the Good Time Outlaws The Salt Flat Kid 1978-11-03
Goin' South Hangman 1978-10-06
B.J. and the Bear Second Deputy 1978-10-04
They Went That-A-Way & That-A-Way Lem 1978-12-01
The Shadow of Chikara Posey 1977-01-01
The Wackiest Wagon Train In The West McGirk 1976-08-01
King Kong Sunfish 1976-09-08
Stay Hungry Bubba 1976-04-23
Creature from Black Lake Pahoo 1976-03-01
White House Madness Bob Haldeman 1975-01-01
The Apple Dumpling Gang Rudy Hooks 1975-07-01
You and Me 1975-05-31
Mackintosh and T.J. Schuster 1975-11-21
Winterhawk Scoby 1975-11-05
Truck Stop Women Curly 1974-05-15
Honky Tonk 1974-04-01
Bootleggers Dewey Crenshaw 1974-06-06
The Spectre of Edgar Allan Poe Farron 1974-07-29
Gidget Gets Married Policeman 1972-01-04
The Culpepper Cattle Co. Wounded Man in Bar 1972-04-15
Summertree Shelly 1971-06-06
Cactus in the Snow Mr. Murray 1971-12-01
Who Killed the Mysterious Mr. Foster? Hotel clerk 1971-02-01