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Bud Ekins (1930–2007)

Bud Ekins was born on May 11, 1930 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. He is known for his work on The Blues Brothers (1980), The Specialist (1994) and National Lampoon's Animal House (1978). He was married to Betty Gene Towne. He died on October 6, 2007 in Beverly Grove, Los Angeles. See full bio »

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 1998 The Ransom of Red Chief (TV Movie) (stunts)
 1993 Extreme Justice (stunts)
 1986 Amazing Stories (TV Series) (stunt coordinator - 1 episode)
- Magic Saturday (1986) ... (stunt coordinator)
 1986 Black Moon Rising (stunt player)
 1984 City Heat (stunts)
 1983 Boone (TV Series) (stunts - 1 episode)
- Second Fiddle (1983) ... (stunts: motorcycle scene)
 1983 Deadly Force (stunts - uncredited)
 1982 Jekyll and Hyde... Together Again (stunt coordinator)
 1982 Megaforce (stunts)
 1981 Soggy Bottom, U.S.A. (stunts)
 1980 The Blues Brothers (stunts)
 1979 1941 (stunts - uncredited)
 1978 Movie Movie (stunt double)
 1978 Zero to Sixty (stunts - uncredited)
 1978 Return from Witch Mountain (stunt player)
 1977 Sorcerer (stunt coordinator)
 1977 Hughes and Harlow: Angels in Hell (stunts - uncredited)
 1976 Scorchy (stunts)
 1976 Dixie Dynamite (stunts - uncredited)
 1975 Death Scream (TV Movie) (stunt coordinator)
 1975 Race with the Devil (stunts - uncredited)
 1974 The Front Page (stunts - uncredited)
 1974 The Towering Inferno (stunts - uncredited)
 1974 Earthquake (stunts - uncredited)
 1973 Hex (stunt coordinator)
 1973 Electra Glide in Blue (stunt coordinator) / (stunts - uncredited)
 1972 The Thing with Two Heads (stunt coordinator - as 'Bud' Ekins)
 1971 Diamonds Are Forever (stunts - uncredited)
 1971 Chrome and Hot Leather (stunt coordinator - as 'Bud' Ekins)
 1971 The Omega Man (stunt double: Charlton Heston - uncredited)
 1970 Angel Unchained (stunt coordinator) / (stunts)
 1970 Flap (stunts - uncredited)
 1969 Then Came Bronson (TV Series) (action coordinator - 7 episodes)
- Sibyl (1969) ... (action coordinator)
- Against a Blank Cold Wall (1969) ... (action coordinator)
- All the World and God (1969) ... (action coordinator)
- Two Percent of Nothing (1969) ... (action coordinator)
- The Old Motorcycle Fiasco (1969) ... (action coordinator)
 1969 Hell's Angels '69 (stunts)
 1968 The Love Bug (stunts - uncredited)
 1968 Bullitt (stunt driver - uncredited) / (stunts - uncredited)
 1968 Speedway (stunts - uncredited)
 1965 The Cincinnati Kid (stunts - uncredited)
 1965 How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (motorcycle stunts)
 1963 The Great Escape (stunt double: Steve McQueen, motorcycle jump - uncredited)
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He doubled for Steve McQueen in The Great Escape (1963) doing the motorcycle jump over the barbed wire. He also also doubled for McQueen jumping the Ford Mustang 390 GT over the hills of San Francisco in Bullitt (1968). See more »


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