Stunt Memorial: Orrison, Bob (RIP)

Bob Orrison

Born: 1928

Passed: 2014

Bob Orrison was born on July 28, 1928 in Bakersfield, California, USA as Robert P. Orrison. As a stuntman he worked on 41 movies from 1968 to 2005. Bob was the stunt double for Audie Murphy and did stunt work in John Wayne movies. He is known for his stunt work on Rambo III (1988) and Die Hard 2 (1990). His stunt work was also done on a regular basis for eleven episodes of Harry O (1974-1975); 144 episodes of The Dukes of Hazzard where he was the stunt driver for the General Lee car (1979-1985); and 72 episodes of the A-Team where he doubled for George Peppard in performing stunts (1983-1986). Orrison also served productions as a stunt coordinator, most notably Deadly Game (1977-1978).

He also had seventeen bit actor roles in films and television between the years of 1967 and 2005. Bob was best known for his "background acting" on the original series of Star Trek (1967-1968) He was married to Peggy J. Wyatt and Titiana Orrison. He died on October 11, 2014 when a pickup truck he was driving made a U-turn and was broadsided by a Jeep Cherokee in Rancho Cordova, California, USA. Both Orrison and fellow retired stuntman Gary McLarty, a passenger in the truck, were killed instantly. The two persons in the Jeep Cherokee were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. Bob Orrison and Gary McLarty, his best friend, were both Hollywood Hall of Fame stuntmen. Orrison had lived in Rancho Cordova, California, USA since 2007.

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