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WHIP WILSON BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Whip Wilson was born on June 16th, 1911 in Granite City, Illinois with the birth name Roland Charles Meyers.  He was one of eight children and from a young age he realized he had a talent for singing. 
 
He was given his big break in the industry when a Monogram Pictures studio executive by the name of Scott R. Dunlap took notice of Wilson and offered him a contract although he had no previous film experience.
 
Whip became a well known cowboy movie star and all sorts of stories were made up about his past trying to make him more desirable to fans.  Such stories as he was a rodeo champion and a Marine war hero, all of which were untrue claims.
 
Monogram Studios wanted him to be the next Buck Jones and they yielded him, Whip Wilson.  It was just a mater of time before he would add to his credits 22 B-Western film roles.  He was also known for always having his sidekick horse, Bullet in his films.  
 
Wilson was seen on such films as, "Silver Trails" (1948), "Crashing Thru" (1949), "Haunted Trails" (1949), "Riders of the Dusk" (1949) and "Wyoming Roundup" (1952).  His final role was in 1955 in the film, "The Kentuckian" where he taught Burt Lancaster how to wield a whip.
 
Whip Wilson then retired from the industry and made a living as an apartment manager.  He married only once to Monica H. Heberlie Meyers in 1938 and they remained together until he passed away on October 23rd, 1964 in Los Angeles, California after suffering from a heart attack.  Wilson never had any biological children and his remains were buried in a cemetery in Illinois.      


Filmography

1955   The Kentuckian 

1953   The Silver Whip

1952   Wyoming Roundup 

1952   Montana Incident 

1952   The Gunman 

1952   Night Raiders

1951   Stage to Blue River

1951   Lawless Cowboys 

1951   Stagecoach Driver 

1951   Nevada Badmen 

1951   Canyon Raiders 

1951   Wanted: Dead or Alive 

1951   Abilene Trail 

1950   Outlaws of Texas 

1950   Cherokee Uprising 

1950   Silver Raiders 

1950   Arizona Territory

1950   Gunslingers 

1950   Fence Riders

1949   Range Land

1949   Riders of the Dusk

1949   Haunted Trails

1949   Shadows of the West

1949   Crashing Thru

1948   Silver Trails

1946   God's Country





Matinee Classics - Night Raiders starring Whip Wilson, John Forrest 'Fuzzy' Knight, Lois Hall, Tommy Farrell, Terry Frost, Lane Bradford, Marshall Reed, Steve Clark and Iron Eyes Cody


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