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Tim McCoy

What do you know about Tim McCoy?  Enjoy this FUN Western Trivia quiz.  "Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

Film and TV Westerns1. In 1922, he was asked by the head of Famous Players-Lasky, Jesse L. Lasky, to provide Native American extras for the Western extravaganza. What was the movie?

  • The Covered Wagon
  • Coming Home
  • Way West

2. Tim McCoy stars in the early film, released both silent and sound versions. This Universal Pictures movie was a hit and proved people would go to a sound Western. What is the film?

  • Headin' North
  • Hell's Heroes
  • The Indians Are Coming

3. He had enlisted in the U.S. Army when America entered the World War One. He was commissioned, eventually being posted as Adjutant General of Wyoming, a position he held until 1921. What rank did he hold upon resigning?

  • Lieutenant
  • Captain
  • Colonel

4. In 1925, he appears in his first Western as Burn Hudnall is what Zane Grey Western?

  • The Thundering Herd
  • Tonto Rim
  • Sedona

5. The 52-year-old actor left Hollywood to become an officer in the Air Force during World War Two. What was his last film before leaving for war?

  • West of the Law
  • The Texas Marshal
  • Arizona Gangbusters

6. In which McCoy Western does he put on an outlaw appearance to hunt down a band of counterfeiters?

  • Phantom Gold
  • The Phantom Ranger
  • Prairie Moon

7. In this movie, the heroine is being forced off her ranch. McCoy as Tim Hanlon comes to her rescue. However, instead of staying with the leading lady, he rides off to cleanse himself of the killings forced upon him.

  • Justice of the Range
  • The Lawless Range
  • The Man from Guntown

8. McCoy hosted a television show in Los Angeles in the 1952, called "The Tim McCoy Show", for children on weekday afternoons and Saturdays in which he provided authentic history lessons on the Old West showing old western movies.

  • True or False?

9. Rode several horses with different names during his long career. In his earlier films he rode a snow-white horse named "Pal". In the "Rough Riders" series he mounted a black stallion called "Baron" and (later) "Ace".

  • True or False?

10. In 1965, he appears as Judge Irving Short in this Western. What is the movie?

  • Requiem for a Gunfighter
  • Hired Gun
  • Arizona Gunman

11. Where is Tim McCoy buried?

  • Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery, Los Angeles, California
  • Mount Olivet Cemetery, Saginaw, Michigan
  • Highland Cemetery, Great Falls, Montana

Check Your Answers


Tim McCoy [Answers]

  1. The Covered Wagon
  2. The Indians Are Coming
  3. Colonel
  4. The Thundering Herd
  5. West of the Law
  6. Phantom Gold
  7. The Man from Guntown
  8. True
  9. True
  10. Requiem for a Gunfighter
  11. Mount Olivet Cemetery, Saginaw, Michigan

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