He was born with the name Norton Earl Worden in Iowa on July 23rd, 1901, and was raised on a ranch in Montana. After a stint in the US Army, he returned to riding horses and began performing in circuses and dude ranches. After meeting an actress at a dude ranch, he was introduced to Hollywood producers and started acting in television and film.
Among many films, he appeared in around 17 John Wayne movies. He became most famous in his later years for his appearance in Twin Peaks.
He was married for 37 years, but his wife Emma died in 1977.
He died on December 6th, 1992.
Good Times (1967)
True Grit (1969)
Big Daddy (1969)
Rio Lobo (1970)
Big Jake (1971)
Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)
Eve of Aunt Agnes (1974)
Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
Which Way Is Up? (1977) The Legend of Frank Woods (1977)
Every Which Way but Loose (1978)
Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978)
Big Wednesday (1978)
They Went That-A-Way & That-A-Way (1978)
Bronco Billy (1980)
Please Don’t Eat the Babies (1983)
The Ice Pirates (1984)
Runaway Train (1985)
Space Rage (1985)
Almost an Angel (1990)
Big Bad John (1990)
Twin Peaks (1990–1991)
Hank Worden Photo Gallery
When I was in high school I would actually sign up for junk mail. It didn’t matter what it was: newspapers, magazines, anything. I’d get at least three free newspapers every day that I would never read. I’d just collect them and store them in boxes. I loved getting junk mail. It made me feel…important.
And then a couple of years later I discovered aromatherapy and things got better for me.