Hoyt Axton

Hoyt Axton

  • Highest Rated: 100% Heart like a Wheel (1983)
  • Lowest Rated: 47% We're No Angels (1989)
  • Birthday: Mar 25, 1938
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Oklahoma-born singer/composer Hoyt Axton was the son of Mae Boren Axton, the highly respected country-and-western artist who wrote Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel." Upholding family tradition, Axton has penned several hit songs for performers other than himself, from the Kingston Trio's "Greenback Dollar" to Ringo Starr's "The No No Song." Axton's film career until the mid 1980s was confined to soundtrack contributions, notably for the 1969 groundbreaker Easy Rider. Switching to film acting in the late 1970s, Axton has appeared in good ole boy character roles in such films as The Black Stallion (1979) and Gremlins (1984). Hoyt Axton also sang the theme song for the TV sitcom Flo (1980-81).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Dixie Lanes Actor 2005
No Score Yet Dixie Lanes Clarence Laidlaw 2004
No Score Yet King Cobra Mayor Ed Biddle 2001
No Score Yet Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long Huey P. Long Sr. 1995
No Score Yet Number One Fan Lt. Joe Halsey 1995
No Score Yet Harmony Cats Bill Stratton 1993
No Score Yet Harley-Davidson: The American Motorcycle Narrator 1993
No Score Yet Buried Alive Sheriff Sam Eberly 1990
No Score Yet The Rousters Cactus Jake Slade 1990
47% We're No Angels Father Levesque 1989
50% Disorganized Crime Sheriff Henault 1989
No Score Yet Desperado: Avalanche at Devil's Ridge Sheriff Ben Tree 1988
No Score Yet Christmas Comes to Willow Creek Al 1987
No Score Yet Retribution Lt. Ashley 1987
No Score Yet Guilty of Innocence: The Lenell Geter Story Hartford 1987
No Score Yet Dallas: The Early Years Aaron Southworth 1986
No Score Yet Act of Vengeance Silous Huddleston 1986
84% Gremlins Rand 1984
No Score Yet Beyond the Darkness (Buio Omega) Actor 1984
No Score Yet Woody Guthrie: Hard Travelin' Actor 1984
No Score Yet The Rousters Actor 1983
No Score Yet Deadline Auto Theft Captain Gibbs 1983
100% Heart like a Wheel Tex 1983
No Score Yet The Junkman Himself 1983
No Score Yet Endangered Species Ben Morgan 1982
No Score Yet Deadline Auto Theft Actor 1982
No Score Yet Liar's Moon Cecil Duncan 1981
No Score Yet Cloud Dancer Actor 1980
89% The Black Stallion Alec's Father 1979
No Score Yet Smoky Fred 1966

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Growing Pains
1985-1992
Claver Jackson
  • 1990
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Sheriff Tate
  • 1988
No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D.
1979-1986
Jack Dearborne
  • 1985
No Score Yet Diff'rent Strokes
1978-1986
Wes McKinney
  • 1985
  • 1984
No Score Yet Dukes of Hazzard
1979-1985
Himself
  • 1981
No Score Yet WKRP in Cincinnati
1978-1982
  • 1979
No Score Yet The Bionic Woman
1976-1978
Buckley
  • 1976
No Score Yet I Dream of Jeannie
1965-1970
Bull
  • 1966
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Howard Mead
  • 1965

QUOTES FROM Hoyt Axton CHARACTERS

Chinese Boy
Look Mister, there are some rules that you've got to follow.
Billy
Yeah, what kind of rules?
Rand
Yeah, what kind of rules?
Chinese Boy
First of all, keep him out of the light, he hates bright light, especially sunlight, it'll kill him. Second, don't give him any water, not even to drink. But the most important rule, the rule you can never forget, no matter how much he cries, no matter how much he begs, never feed him after midnight.
Rand Peltzer
So if your air conditioner goes on the fritz, or your washing machine blows up, or your video recorder conks out, before you call the repairman, turn on all the lights, check all the closets and cupboards, look under all the beds, 'cause you never can tell. There just might be a gremlin in your house.
Rand Peltzer
Rand Peltzer. Fantastic Ideas for a Fantastic World. I make the illogical logical.