José Terrón Peñaranda was born on July 5, 1939 Madrid, Madrid, Spain. José along with his three brothers: Pedro, Ángel and Víctor were part of horse riding act in the Purdy Wild West Show. All three entered the film business, as stuntmen. , José’s specialized in horse falls and his ability to do stunts on horseback. He appeared in over 50 movies in the 1960s and 1970s, especially in the spaghetti western genre, where he appeared in fifteen films, usually as a villain thanks to his unique facially features. In “A Few Dollars More” Italian director Sergio Leone signed him to play the wanted outlaw Guy Calloway, whom Lee Van Cleef kills in a shootout on the main street of Tucumcari.
That was probably the most memorable role in his career. He was usually an uncredited extra while working in other major films. In “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” he was seen for just a second in the role of Thomas 'Shorty' Larson, who was the brief partner of Clint Eastwood’s character Blondie who he cannot save you from being hung because Eli Wallach’s Tuco prevents him from doing so.
José Terron retired as stuntman and specialist and currently lives in Conde de Alfaz Castle, Spain. His son and grandson have followed in his footsteps.
Today we celebrate José Terrón’s 75th birthday.
YouTube link to José Terron tribute: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThJF_Faon2g