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Paul Brinegar

Paul Brinegar
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Paul Brinegar Biography

Paul Brinegar (December 19, 1917 – March 27, 1995) was an American character actor.

Brinegar made over 100 appearances between 1946 and 1994, appearing in many western films, and played the barman in Clint Eastwood's High Plains Drifter in 1973. He was best known for his long-running role as the cook, George Washington Wishbone, on the CBS series Rawhide from 1959 to 1966, which also starred Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood. He had even played Tom Jefferson Jeffrey in the 1958 movie Cattle Empire upon which Rawhide was based. Prior to that he played Mayor Jim "Dog" Kelly in the western series, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, in which he appeared twenty-four times from 1956 to 1958. In 1959, he played Ludwig, the bartender, in the episode "The Ringer" of the western series The Texan, starring Rory Calhoun. In 1969, he appeared in the western film Charro! starring Elvis Presley.

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Paul Brinegar Awards

YearAwardCategoryForResult
1994 Golden Boot Awards Won
1964 Western Heritage Awards Fictional Television Drama "Rawhide" (1959). Won
1962 Western Heritage Awards Fictional Television Drama "Rawhide" (1959). Won
1961 Western Heritage Awards Fictional Television Drama "Rawhide" (1959). Won





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