Directory of Counties in Texas
Famous People from Scurry County Texas
Ted White aka Ted Bayouth in Hollywood
Ted White aka Ted Bayouth
Ted White was born January 25, 1926 and grew up on a ranch near Snyder Texas. He is a WW2 veteran turned stuntman and actor with over 60 years in movies. Known as Ted Bayouth in many of his films, White's acting career began when he played a marine in the 1949 film Sands of Iwo Jima. He was John Wayne's stunt double in Hatari! in 1962. He played Jason Voorhees in Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter. His last two films are His Name was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th and Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th where he played himself.

During World War 2, White fought in the four major amphibious assaults, with Iwo Jima being his final engagement. “We got pinned down on the black shifting sands for a long, long time,” he said, looking back. “And those were a lot of casualties we were taking at that beach.”

White suffered injuries from a Japanese cement block house blowing up and the gunfire from the .25-caliber machine gun inside it. He was taken to the hospital ship USS Comfort and then to a naval hospital at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Because of his injuries, White separated from the Marine Corps after six years.

After returning home to Snyder, Texas, White decided to use his scholarship and play football for the University of Oklahoma. He met Miss Oklahoma, they married, and he worked for a glass company. After having two children, they moved to California, where he started working for a friend’s car dealership. “I also worked for this airline company – he owned it, this man – what was his name?- Howard Hughes – for about eight or nine months,” White said casually, lighting his cigar.

White has had roles in several western films and in such television series as Daniel Boone, The Andy Griffith Show, Hunter, Magnum, P.I. and The Rockford Files, usually in tough-guy roles such as police officers or hired thugs. He has also worked in Gone in 60 Seconds, Silverado, Major League, Starman, and Tron.

 

Resources:

Stars and Stripes: WWII Marine-Turned John Wayne Stunt Double Was Friday 13th’s Jason, Too

 
Related Articles
Famous People from Scurry County Texas (Snyder)Famous People from Scurry County (B)
Life in Scurry County 1850-1950

Life in Scurry County TexasLife in Scurry County

Scurry County Unclaimed EstatesScurry County Unclaimed Estates

These Deceased Residents of Snyder, Hermleigh and Fluvana Texas Left a total $75,656 in Unclaimed Money for their heirs. Know the Heirs? Please share this with your friends and family.There is a link in the article to the Texas comptroller's page where you can make a claim . . . see the list

Books about Scurry County People and Places

Books about Scurry County People and PlacesBooks about Scurry County 2

. . . get details on these and more books about Scurry County

Famous People from Andrews County Texas
 
Famous People from Lubbock County 

TexasMore Lubbock County People
 
Famous People from Midland County TexasMore Famous People from Midland Tx
 
Famous People from Lynn County TexasPeople from Lynn County Texas and Their Amazing achievments
 
Famous People from Floyd County TexasMore Famous People from Floyd County Texas
 
Famous People from Dickens County TexasMore Famous People from Dickens 

County Texas
 
Famous People from Motley County 

TexasMore People from Motley County Texas
 
 

What's your Favorite Book about a Texas County, Town, Person or Place? Here's our best reads list County by County

 

Texas Estates with Unclaimed Assets Waiting to be ClaimedTrue Stories of Amazing People and Places in Texcas
 Loneliest, Least Populated Counties in Texas
Famous Actors from West TexasTexas Estate Sale Finds