Sunday, November 11, 2012

RIP Charles Stalnaker

 [Charles Stalnaker shown here second from right in “El Condor”. Photo courtesy Dan van Husen]

Charles Fredrick Stalnaker, 78, native of Elkins, WV; formerly of Madrid, Spain and Fort Lauderdale FL; passed away peacefully after a long illness in Flora, IL on August 2, 2012.

After graduating with a Liberal Arts degree from Oglethorpe University in Georgia, Chuck went on to enjoy a fulfilling and fascinating career as a writer and actor in Western films.

Beloved father of Aurelie Marie (Jason) Monroe of Phoenix, Arizona; very proud and loving "Grampy" of Jaice, Tristan, Lukas and the late Gabriel Monroe.
 Former spouse and dear friend of Assunta Menetrier of Fort Lauderdale and stepfather of Carlos (Elaine) Lagunilla of Miami, Florida

Son of the late John McKinney Stalnaker and Virginia Grace Stalnaker (nee Wolfe).

Survived by one sister, Joann (Harold) Todd of Atlanta, Georgia

Preceded in death by his beloved German Shepard Fritz "Fritzy Boy".

He will be remembered by all as "Un Buen Hombre" and as an AWESOME father and grandfather.

STALNAKER, Charles (Charles Fredrick Stalnaker)
Born: 11/10/1933, Elkins, West Virginia, U.S.A.
Died: 8/2/2012, Flora, Illinois, U.S.A.

Charles Stalnaker’s westerns – actor:
Death Valley Days (TV) – 1957 (Mac MacPherson) [as Chuck Stalmaker]
Bonco (TV) – 1959 (Lieutenant Putnam)
Custer of the West - 1967 (Lieutenant Howells)
Guns of the Magnificent Seven - 1968 (farmer)
El Condor - 1969 (bandit) [as Charles Stalmaker]
Land Raiders – 1969 (Frank Willis) [as Charles Stalmaker]
Cannon for Cordoba - 1970 (Captain Riggs)


  1. He was born about 60 miles from where I was.

  2. We had him as a guest at several family meals and occasions . He had quite an interesting run in with the government