|Cause of death Stroke|
Role Film actor
Name Eddy Waller
|Years active 1929–1963|
Spouse Doris Waller (m. ?–1977)
|Full Name Edward C. Waller|
Born June 14, 1889 (1889-06-14) Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, U.S.
Died August 20, 1977, Los Angeles, California, United States
Resting place Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills
Movies and TV shows Laramie, Casey Jones, Man Without a Star, Thundering Caravans, Carson City Raiders
Similar People Stuart Randall, John Smith, George Sherman, Ray Taylor, Alan James
Edward C. "Eddy" Waller (June 14, 1889 – August 20, 1977) was an American film and television actor.
Waller was originally from Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. His involvement with dramatics began when he was a student at the University of Wisconsin.
Waller worked in vaudeville and theater before he entered Hollywood. His professional stage debut came in Chicago, Illinois. An item published in The Indianapolis News May 3, 1923, reported, "He has had several years' experience as leading man and also as director, and produces the Grand Players' plays as well as taking the leading roles."
Waller appeared in more than 250 sound films between 1929 and 1963 (Thomas M. Feramisco, in his book, The Mummy Unwrapped: Scenes Left on Universal's Cutting Room, has Waller "making the move to celluloid in 1936."), including 116 westerns and six serials. He is best remembered as Nugget Clark, the sidekick in many films starring Allan 'Rocky' Lane between 1947 and 1953.
In 1955 Waller became Rusty Lee, the saddle partner to actor Douglas Kennedy in the short-lived television series, Steve Donovan, Western Marshal. After that, he appeared in several A-westerns and television programs and was a semi-regular as Mose Shell, the dedicated stagecoach driver, in nineteen episodes of the NBC western series, Laramie, with John Smith and Robert Fuller.
Waller had a supporting role in the 1957-1958 syndicated series, Casey Jones starring Alan Hale, Jr.. Waller played "Red Rock", the train conductor of Casey's Cannonball Express.:166 He also played John Finney in the 1960-1961 miniseries Daniel Boone, which ran as part of Walt Disney Presents.:233
Waller died of a stroke in Los Angeles, California, at the age of eighty-eight.