THE 2021 GUESTS
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CLAUDE JARMAN JR
supporting the John Wayne Cancer Institute
Patrick Wayne is a veteran of over thirty-five motion pictures, four television series, numerous television shows and commercials.
Son of famed Academy Award® winning actor, John Wayne, and godson of Oscar® winning director, John Ford, Patrick found this to be a double advantage when starting out in this highly competitive business.
Patrick Wayne has won star billing on his own right, accepting roles which have taken him clear around the world from Mexico to the Philippines, to Europe and Africa.
Wayne was born in Los Angeles, California, and attended Cathedral Chapel Grammar School, and upon graduation applied to Loyola High School where he ranked in the top ten of a thousand applicants. While there, he became president of the freshman class and was treasurer during his sophomore year. As a student, he also earned life membership in the California Scholarship Federation, an honorary organization in which members are selected on the basis of scholastic achievement. In addition to his accomplishments as a student, he participated in track and played two years of varsity football and was honored by being elected captain of the football team in his senior year.
Upon graduation, Wayne entered Loyola University in California, joined Alpha Delta Gamma fraternity in his sophomore year and he became its president as a senior. He received his B.S. degree in Biology and a minor in Philosophy.
Shortly after graduation from college, he enlisted in the United States Coast Guard where he spent eight years on active duty and in the reserves.
Wayne began his acting career at the age of eleven and, with the exception of active duty in the Coast Guard, he's been at it ever since. "I had reservations about becoming an actor from the time that I entered college," he says, "I thought I would get a better perspective about a career if my major were something apart from acting. College years and time in the Coast Guard gave me a more objective slant and I finally decided that I wanted a career in the entertainment business."
Many of the films Wayne has appeared in have become memorable examples of American motion picture making. His credits include The Long Grey Line, Mister Roberts, The Searchers, The Alamo, and McLintock! to name but a few.
In television, Wayne has been equally active having starred in two dramatic series, Shirley and The Rounders and made a number of other pilots for series including Susie Mahoney, a Norman Lear-CBS TV situation comedy starring Suzanne Somers. He has guest starred on episodes of such well known series as Charlie's Angels, The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, Police Woman, Marcus Welby, M.D. Love American Style, Murder She wrote, Franks Place, Sledge Hammer, and Matt Houston.
He has also starred on such movies for TV as Flight to Holocaust, Yesterday's Child, The Last Hurrah, "Three on a Date, and The Grizzly Adams Easter Special. He was also host of the variety series, The Monte Carlo Show.
In addition, Wayne has been featured on more than ninety television commercials, including Old Spice after shave, Alpo dog food, Marathon candy and Aspen soft drink.
He made his debut in the theatre in 1981 and whenever his schedule permits he pursues "work on the boards."
He has been the Chairman of the Board of the John Wayne Cancer Institute since 2003.
Discovered in a fifth grade school room in Nashville, Tennessee during a nationwide talent search, Jarman was selected out of 10,000 boys to star with Gregory Peck and Jane Wyman in the classic film, The Yearling. Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning book by author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, the story focuses on a young boy’s relationship with his pet deer. Jarman received a special Academy Award® for his performance as “Jody”.
He went on to act in ten additional films including John Ford’s epic western, Rio Grande, where he played the son of John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara. He capped his acting career with a starring role in Intruder in the Dust, based on William Faulkner’s 1949 controversial book about a lynching.
Jarman writes about his years at the MGM school with classmates Elizabeth Taylor, Jane Powell, Roddy McDowell and Margaret O’Brien. He discusses how the advent of television led to the eventual collapse of the Hollywood studio system.
He moved to San Francisco in the sixties and in 1965 became the Executive Director of the San Francisco International Film Festival, a position he held until 1980. During that period the Festival rose to become one of the premier film events in the world, and reunited Jarman with many famous stars he knew from Hollywood. Jarman writes about the film festival and the luminaries who attended. His last film work was as Executive Producer of Fillmore, a documentary focused on rock impresario, Bill Graham, as he planned the closing rock concert at the music venue, the Fillmore in San Francisco.
Jarman lives in California with his wife Katie and their twin daughters Charlotte and Sarah.
Boxleitner received his formal acting training on stage. A native mid-westerner, he is an alumnus of Chicago's prestigious Goodman Theatre. In 1972, he starred in the Broadway production of Status Quo Vadis with Ted Danson. He then relocated to Los Angeles and quickly landed a guest spot on the legendary TV series The Mary Tyler Moore Show as well as numerous guest roles on series, including Hawaii Five-O, Baretta, Police Woman, and Gunsmoke.
Boxleitner's big break occurred when he was cast opposite James Arness in the pilot for the epic TV series How the West Was Won. In 1982, Boxleitner was cast as the title role in Disney's cult film Tron which garnered him science fiction fans worldwide. However, it was in Boxleitner's four-year run for CBS's Scarecrow and Mrs. King in 1983, starring opposite Kate Jackson, which endeared him to fans everywhere and made him a household name. In 1994, Boxleitner joined the cast of the popular TV series Babylon 5 as John Sheridan, President of the Interstellar Alliance, a war hero-turned-diplomat at the helm of Earth Alliance Space Station in the year 2259. The show aired for five seasons.
Boxleitner most recently starred with Jeff Bridges in TRON: Legacy , the popular motion picture sequel to TRON. In addition, Boxleitner reprised his role in TRON: Uprising (2012) on Disney's XD TV network, his first animated TV series. The original TRON recently celebrated its 30th anniversary.
Several motion pictures include Gods and Generals with Robert Duvall, Jeff Daniels; The Babe with John Goodman and Kelly McGillis; Kuffs with Christian Slater; and The Baltimore Bullet with James Coburn.
A skilled horseman, Boxleitner utilized his talents in numerous western TV series and films including The Gambler television movie series that aired on CBS and NBC, starring opposite Kenny Rogers; Gunsmoke: One Man's Justice with James Arness (Arness' final film); CBS' remake of Red River with Gregory Harrison, James Arness and Laura Johnson; Wyatt Earp: Return to Tombstone with Hugh O'Brian; and Louis L'Amour's Down the Long Hills , based on legendary western author Louis L'Amour's novel of the same name.
Boxleitner was inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City in April 2012 honoring him for his illustrious career in western films. He is a two-time recipient of the Wrangler Award.
In 2013, Boxleitner co-starred with Andie MacDowell and Dylan Neal in Hallmark Channel's first-ever prime-time series, Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove to rave reviews.
In 1999, Boxleitner authored Frontier Earth and in 2001, its sequel Frontier Earth: Searcher, published by The Berkley Publishing Group. Boxleitner resides in Los Angeles with his wife, publicist Verena King, and has three sons: Sam, Lee and Michael.
Darby Hinton was born in Santa Monica California August 19th, 1957 to actor Ed Hinton, from WilmingDarby Hinton was born in Santa Monica California August 19th, 1957 to actor Ed Hinton, from Wilmington NC, and his school teacher wife, Marilynn Hinton from Chicago. The Hinton name goes back through early American history even crossing through Daniel Boone's family tree, while Marilynn's parents both immigrated from Germany in their youth.
Darby started his long acting career at the tender age of 6 months old and he hasn't stopped since. His first appearance was on PLAYHOUSE 90 followed by commercials and many of the classic TV shows back then. Like, MR. ED, WAGON TRAIN, ROUTE 66, and THE ADVENTURES OF OZZIE AND HARRIET.
Darby's film career didn't start until he was 4 years old when he was featured in a film called HERO ISLAND. Working with the likes of Harry Dean Stanton, Rip Torn, Neville Brand. and James Mason. Followed by Disney's SON OF FLUBBER. Just before turning 6, Darby landed the plumb role of playing Fess Parker's son 'Israel Boone' on the hugely popular THE DANIEL BOONE SHOWwhich ran for 6 seasons and had a Thursday night viewing audience of 30 million by it's 4th season. The show still has millions of loyal fans and lives on in reruns attracting even more fans today.
After BOONE ended, Darby tried to shake the all American image by playing a drug user on, THE BOLD ONES: THE NEW DOCTORS, a troubled youth on OWEN MARSHALL, COUNSELOR AT LAW, and even a drug dealer on Jack Lord's,HAWAII FIVE-0. But everybody still loved and knew him as 'Israel'. Darby then decided to take time off and focus on education, since most of his had been on set with a studio teacher. He left Hollywood and graduated High School from The American School in Switzerland. He then started his College experience completing 3 around the world voyages aboard the SS Universe while attending World Campus Afloat. Where he was able to study theatre, and actors, around the word. From Indonesian Shadow Dance, Noh & Kabuki Theatre, to the classic Greek & Roman Tragedies, all in their place of origin. When his academic voyages ended he went right back to work, with featured roles on, MAGNUM, P.I., THE FALL GUY, HUNTER, AND MIKE HAMMER to name a few.
Darby took great pleasure in honing his craft over the years with great acting coaches like, Milton Katsales, Howard Fine, Larry Moss, Corey Allen, and the wonderful Joan Darling, even studying and performing with, 'The Groundlings'
Darby continued his film work as well, from martial arts films in the Philippines to a detective in Malibu that couldn't shoot straight in the cult classic, MALIBU EXPRESS. He did a number of other features as well, at home and abroad. They took him to places like Russia, Romania, Bulgaria. When he started his family however, he decided to look for more steady work closer to home. He became the Probation Officer on DAYS OF OUR LIVES, and eventually became 'The Salem Rapist' during some of the show's highest ratings. With more kids, came more responsibilities, and not having a real father growing up, (His father was killed in a plane crash when he was 14 months old), Darby wanted to be there for his kids, to help them and watch them grow. But... he still loved acting. So, he started just pursuing commercials and theatre close to home. That led him to a role based on Charles Doheny for Theatre 40's, THE MANOR. A play he has starred in for the last 16 years, performing to sold out audiences in the real 1920s Doheny estate, 'Greystone,' in Beverly Hills.
Having spent a lifetime studying characters, people, and human nature, to be able to portray the vastly different characters he has over the decades, Darby felt it also important, and fascinating, to study with some of the master teachers in the world of spirituality and human nature. Teachers like Wayne Dyer, Julia Cameron, Jim Rohn, Brian Tracy, Jack Canfield to name a few and even ended up traveling around as a 'Master Trainer' with Tony Robbins, helping Tony get thousands to walk across hot burning coals.
As soon as the youngest of his 5 children left home to be a ski instructor in New Zealand, Darby started focusing on his acting career again and has since got to portray some memorable historical characters; like David Burnet, 1st president of Texas in, TEXAS RISING. George Donner in, THE DONNER PARTY - DEAD OF WINTER and his most recent role, Cole Younger in, BILL TILGHMAN AND THE OUTLAWS released in 2018.
Along with these and other acting roles Darby is also proud to be an advocate for child performers everywhere, having been on the 'SAG-AFTRA Young Performer's Committee,' a long time member of, 'A Minor Consideration'. and since it's very conception in 2003, being on the advisory committee for 'Looking Ahead'. A nonprofit that helps young performers and their families thrive and avoid pitfalls due to the unique challenges of working in the entertainment industry, with the motto: Grow, Give Back, and Have Fun!!
As much as he loves acting, Darby feels his work with these organizations might be some of his most important work, having lost so many fellow young performers and friends to some of those pitfalls along the way.
Darby has also now written a successful book documenting, with over 500 pictures, his early years in the Business, his love of acting, and mostly what it was like: 'Growing Up Israel.' For more information you can visit his website. https://darbyhinton.com/
CHERYL ROGERS BARNETT
INTRO and PANEL
Cheryl Rogers-Barnett is the adopted daughter of Roy Rogers and his first wife, Arline. On a personal appearance tour in Texas, Roy stopped off in Dallas and visited the babies at Hope Cottage. As Roy told it, all the babies in the nursery would cry whenever he leaned over their cribs. All, that is, except Cheryl, who grasped his finger, smiled and cooed. He said it was love at first sight.
She is the author of Cowboy Princess and Cowboy Princess Rides Again. Cheryl and her husband Larry are the co-producers of two documentaries, Roy Rogers: In His Own Words and Dale Evans: A Most Remarkable Woman, which are available on a DVD set.
She is also a public speaker who attends various Western and film-related events around the Western U.S., where she participates on panels and gives presentations on her famous family.
JAY DEE WITNEY
Jay Dee worked on many TV shows and feature films, including Bonanza, Laredo, The Virginian, Mission Impossible, Gomer Pile USMC, Man From UNCLE, Dragnet, The Graduate, The Steagle, and Misery. This is not surprising, since his father was famed director, William Witney, and his mother was actress Maxine Doyle. Director John (Jack) English, his father’s best friend and partner on all of those Republic serials, was his godfather and actress Virginia Carroll was his godmother.
JayDee has worn many hats during his career, including that of fire marshal and small business owner and now spends his retirement doing photography and producing video spots for the internet.
WILLIAM WELLMAN JR
William Wellman Jr. is son of Hollywood's legendary director, "Wild Bill" Wellman, spent most of his childhood around filmdom's celebrities. His neighborhood was filled with them. Gary Cooper, Tyrone Power, Henry Fonda, Carole Lombard, Frank Capra, Lana Turner, John Payne, Jennifer Jones, Red Skelton, Peter Lawford, William "Hopalong Cassidy" Boyd to name just a few. If they weren't coming to his family home, he met them at theirs, or on the sets and locations of 23 of his father's films. His first girlfriend was Jane Fonda.
While still in his teens, he left Duke University for a career in the movies. He is credited with over 180 movies and television shows, 17 stage productions and some 200 commercial and industrial films. In 1981, he was awarded the Best Actor of The Year by the Christian Film Distributors for Heartland's Brother Enemy. He was nominated again in 1982 for Mark IV Pictures' The Prodigal Planet.
His Western world on television includes multiple guest appearances on Gunsmoke, Have Gun Will Travel, Rawhide, Laramie, Pony Express,
He has written two popular books about his father, The Man and His Wings: William A. Wellman and the Making of the First Best Picture and Wild Bill Wellman: Hollywood Rebel. He is currently writing a book about his own days in Hollywood working with many great stars and filmmakers.
A lifelong lover of film, Wyatt is the oldest grandchild of actor Joel McCrea and his actress wife Frances Dee and he is deeply involved in the ongoing historical preservation of his film making grandparents. He has worked both as a producer and actor in television and film productions such as Gen’s Guiltless Gourmet, Call 911, Big History, Canyon Trail, the award winning documentary Floating Horses – The Story of Casey Tibbs, as well as many commercials and local theatrical productions. He is the co-author and contributing author to several books on Hollywood literature, film and television history. Wyatt is a multiple time co-emcee of the Western Heritage Awards and the Western Music Association Awards. He is the founder and board president of the Joel and Frances McCrea Ranch Foundation; Board member of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum – chairman of the Western Heritage Committee; past member of the Executive Committee for the Golden Boot Awards; Board Member of the Will Rogers Ranch Foundation; Board Member and past board president of RideOn Therapeutic Horsemanship; member of the Advisory Board for the Boys and Girls Club of Camarillo, CA; and member of the Advisory Committee for TOArts in Thousand Oaks, CA.
Diamond Farnsworth is an accomplished stuntman, serving as stunt coordinator on the show NCIS, and before that working on JAG and Quantum Leap. Diamond is the son of Academy Award® winning actor/stuntman Richard Farnsworth, who was also a one-time guest of the Festival.
Diamond began his stunt career in 1968 and has been serving as a stunt coordinator since 1980. He began with Paint Your Wagon and served as a stunt double for Sylvester Stallone in First Blood, Rambo and Rhinestone. He has also doubled Kevin Costner, Dennis Quaid and Jeff Bridges.
'A WORD ON WESTERNS'
As one of the founding fathers and producer of the Motion Picture and Television Fund’s prestigious Golden Boot Awards (1983-2007), Emmy® nominated writer/producer Rob Word's love of the West best describes his work. His Western credits include: Hosting/Producing and Directing YouTube’s long running interview series A Word on Westerns (www.youtube.com/user/AlgonquinCowboy) filmed at the Autry Museum; Memories of LONESOME DOVE a live event with Robert Duvall; writing and producing WYATT EARP: RETURN TO TOMBSTONE for CBS and WESTERN ROUND-UP starring Roy Rogers for PBS; overseeing marketing of the landmark mini-series LONESOME DOVE; producing 13 half-hours of YOUNG DUKE: THE SERIES, and Executive Producing ROY ROGERS: AN AMERICAN HERO for A&E's "Biography."
Word has held senior management positions at Pax TV Network, SrVP Programming & Production, Orion, ITC, Insight Films, Qintex, Hal Roach Studios, Filmways, CST Entertainment and as a senior producer and creative consultant for Columbia TriStar, Lionsgate, Universal Television, MGM-UA, GetTV and Starz/Encore Media.
WRITER, PRODUCER, DIRECTOR
Prolific is the word that best describes filmmaker Steve Latshaw. With his name on 40 feature films to date as writer, producer or director (or a combination of all three) he’s found himself in constant demand. As a scribe alone, he can claim to be one of the most produced screenwriters in Hollywood, credited with scripting 30 independent feature films, in a variety of genres, 15 of them in one hectic three year period.
Born and raised in the prairie winds and farm country of Decatur, Illinois (Soy Bean Capitol of the World), Steve Latshaw spent the first part of his career working in local radio and television, as a news photographer, DJ, news reporter, radio and television news anchor and commercial voice over artist. A move to Florida in the late 80s continued his on-air work and jump-started his feature film career, landing him a featured extra bit on the set of Ron Howard’s Parenthood.
Speaking parts followed, including a recurring role on the Ilya Salkind/Viacom series SUPERBOY. But Steve’s interest was increasingly focused on behind-the-camera work. He soon found himself working in a distinctly Roger Corman-esque fashion, producing a series of successful horror and sci-fi movies in the jungles and swamps surrounding Orlando, Florida. These home video hits turned cult classics included JACK-O, DARK UNIVERSE and BIOHAZARD-THE ALIEN FORCE and were recently reissued as part of a special “Steve Latshaw Collection” DVD set for Halloween 2016, now in its second printing.
Relocating to Los Angeles in 1995, Steve continued his career as both writer and director, though on markedly larger budgeted projects. Specializing in high concept action and science fiction, he became the go-to scribe for a string of successful projects starring Dolph Lundgren, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Treat Williams and others.
With a filmography well into the double digits, Steve’s credits have included the Sy Fy Channel superhero original STAN LEE’S LIGHTSPEED, the Dolph Lundgren comeback action/adventure COMMAND PERFORMANCE, and the family western AMERICAN BLACK BEAUTY, starring Dean Stockwell..
Steve Latshaw recently returned to his classic horror roots for the half-a-century later sequel RETURN OF THE KILLER SHREWS. The film, a heartfelt love letter to classic drive-in movies, featured veteran actor James Best reprising his role as hero Captain Thorne Sherman some 54 years after the first KILLER SHREWS was released. Joining Best on screen were his fellow DUKES OF HAZZARD co-stars John Schneider and Rick Hurst, along with Academy Award nominee Bruce Davison. Recently, Latshaw has been developing a 30-years-later sequel/reboot of his 1995 cult classic JACK-0.
Steve has been a film collector and historian for most of his life. He was privileged to be a part of the team responsible for the restoration of Roy Rogers final film, MACKINTOSH & TJ, and has a particular passion for western films, Republic Pictures and the works of director William Witney. He’s photographed countless California western film locations; his film location photo essays have garnered him many followers on Facebook.
HOST & MC
Larry has spent the last 36 years as a cowboy, horse wrangler and packer in the Eastern Sierra and the high deserts of Nevada. You’re likely to find him on a horse when he is not performing his brand of Cowboy Poetry. He received the Lifetime Achievement in Cowboy Poetry Award from the National Cowboy Symposium, and the Academy of Western Artists’ coveted Will Rogers Cowboy Award for Cowboy Poet of the Year. Maurice has been a Lone Pine regular since the Festival’s beginning in 1989.
JAY C. MUNNS
OUTSTANDING MUSICIAN & COMPOSER
Jay C. Munns has been entertaining audiences for nearly five decades, specializing in vintage American music from saloon piano to the great hits of the ‘20s, ‘30s and ‘40s. He has performed for two U.S. presidents and entertained countless celebrities including Bob Hope, Cary Grant, and Jimmy Stewart, as well as movie directors from Hal Roach and Mervyn Leroy to Steven Spielberg.