Stunt Performer, Film actor
1914 – 1997
Who was Carey Loftin?
Carey Loftin was an American actor and stuntman. One of his most famous roles was as the truck driver in Steven Spielberg's Duel, although his face was never seen. He also performed some stunts for Steve McQueen in Bullitt, especially during the film's famous car chase. Loftin Also acted as a Truck Driver in Stroker Ace and his face was never seen, Like Duel, but, not a Villain.
Other films to which he contributed include Vanishing Point, Stanley Kramer's multi-million dollar, all-star comedy It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, as well as Walt Disney's The Love Bug, and its second sequel. He also drove the truck that killed Edith Keeler in the Star Trek episode, "The City on the Edge of Forever."
He had a supporting role as Skinner in the Keenan Wynn and Bob Mathias series The Troubleshooters, which aired on NBC in the 1959–1960 season. His co-stars included Chet Allen and Forrest Compton Though he wasn't credited in the credits, he did do stunt work the on the movies Hijack!, White Line Fever, Steel Cowboy, Armed and Dangerous, Big Trouble in Little China and Christmas Comes to Willow Creeks.
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