Paul Fix - biography

Actor from United States of America

Paul Fix (March 13, 1901 – October 14, 1983) was an American film and television character actor, best known for his work in Westerns. Fix appeared in more than a hundred movies and dozens of television shows over a 56-year career spanning from 1925 to 1981. In the 1950s, Fix was best known for portraying Marshal Micah Torrance alongside Chuck Connors in The Rifleman. Fix was born Peter Paul Fix in Dobbs Ferry, New York, to brew-master Wilhelm Fix and his wife, the former Louise C. Walz. His mother and father were German immigrants who had left their Black Forest home and arrived in New York City in the 1870s. (The name "Fix" is of Latin/Germanic origin, and is derived from St. Vitus and means "animated" or "vital"). A veteran of the United States Navy during World War I, Fix became an incredibly busy character actor who got his start in local productions around his New York home. By the 1920s he had moved to Hollywood and performed in the first of almost 350 movie and television appearances. In the 1930s, he became friends with John Wayne, coaching him acting, and eventually appearing as a featured player in about twenty-seven of his films. Fix worked in early films such as Lucky  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Known as
Peter Paul Fix,Paul Fix Morrison,Peter Fix,Paul P. Fix
Date of birth
Place of birth
Dobbs Ferry
United States of America
Louise C. Walz, Wilhelm Fix
Frances Harvey Beverly Pratt
Marilyn Carey
Actor, Screenwriter


Year Performance Character
1977 Grayeagle
1972 Night of the Lepus Sheriff Cody
1969 Young Billy Young
1967 Winchester '73
1966 El Dorado
1966 Ride Beyond Vengeance
1964 The Outrage
1962 To Kill a Mockingbird Judge Taylor
1948 Force of Evil
1947 Tycoon
1942 Highways by Night Gabby
1942 South of Santa Fe Joe Keenan
1940 Dr. Cyclops
1939 Heritage of the Desert
1938 Smashing the Rackets Maxie
1936 The Plot Thickens Joe
1935 Valley of Wanted Men


Date of death
Cause of death
Renal failure
Place of death
Los Angeles
Place of burial
Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery, Santa Monica

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