Memories of a Classic TV and Veteran Movie Actor: A Conversation with Buck Taylor

@ East Tennessee History Center
East Tennessee History Center
Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 9:30am to 10:30am

Join us as television and movie actor Buck Taylor leads a fun and insightful conversation spanning a six-decade career, from the Golden Age of Television to the joy of making movies with notables such as Kurt Russell, Sam Elliott, Val Kilmer, Daniel Craig, Charlton Heston, and James Arness, a career that continues today with his soon-to-be-released film, Trading Paint

Since beginning his career in 1959, Taylor has amassed an extensive list of credits in episodic television, among them appearances on The Outer Limits, Have Gun Will Travel, Walt Disney Presents, Bonanza, and an eight-year run as Newly O'Brien in the landmark television series, Gunsmoke, which, amazingly, is still broadcast daily all over the United States.  

Taylor's most recent television work includes appearances in this year's Paramount Network series, Yellowstone, with Kevin Costner, while feature film credits include Gettysburg, Tombstone, Cowboys and Aliens, The Mist, the recent Best Picture nominee, Hell or High Water, and the above mentioned Trading Paint, with John Travolta. Buck now resides in West Texas where, in addition to his screen work, he is enjoying a second career as a celebrated western artist.

The program is presented by the East Tennessee Historical Society and is free and open to the public. Seating may be limited and reservations are recommended. To reserve a spot, call 865-215-8825 or email

The lecture will begin at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, November 4, at the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville. For more information on the lecture, exhibitions, or museum hours, call 865-215-8824.