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Loren Janes

  • Birthplace: Sierra Madre, California
  • Birthday: October 01
Date of passing: 
June 24, 2017

Loren Janes was a stunt performer and actor best known for his stunt work on the films Back to the Future, Casino, Hook and The Abyss.

Additionally, he worked on the films The Ten Commandments, Jailhouse Rock, Spartacus, The Magnificent Seven, Swiss Family Robinson, How the West Was Won, It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World, The Greatest Story Ever Told, The Cincinnati Kid, The Dirty Dozen, The Graduate, Planet of the Apes, The Thomas Crown Affair, The Poseidon Adventure, Blazing Saddles, The Towering Inferno, Logan’s Run, King Kong, Beverly Hills Cop, Weekend at Bernie’s and Spider-Man.

With more than 200 acting and stunts credits to his name, the prolific performer also appeared in roles on television, including episodes of The Cisco Kid, Search, Ironside, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, L.A. Law, Designing Women and On the Air.

Loren Janes was a stunt performer and actor best known for his stunt work on the films Back to the Future, Casino, Hook and The Abyss.

Additionally, he worked on the films The Ten Commandments, Jailhouse Rock, Spartacus, The Magnificent Seven, Swiss Family Robinson, How the West Was Won, It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World, The Greatest Story Ever Told, The Cincinnati Kid, The Dirty Dozen, The Graduate, Planet of the Apes, The Thomas Crown Affair, The Poseidon Adventure, Blazing Saddles, The Towering Inferno, Logan’s Run, King Kong, Beverly Hills Cop, Weekend at Bernie’s and Spider-Man.

With more than 200 acting and stunts credits to his name, the prolific performer also appeared in roles on television, including episodes of The Cisco Kid, Search, Ironside, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, L.A. Law, Designing Women and On the Air.

Additionally, he performed stunts for the shows Laramie, Star Trek, The Streets of San Francisco, Search, MacGyver, Little House on the Prairie, The Practice and the limited series Roots: The Next Generations.

Janes was also a key figure in the development of modern cinematic stunt design, helping to improve safety procedures, and was the co-founder of the Stuntmen's Association of Motion Pictures & Television.

He died June 24, 2017, in Los Angeles. He was 85.

 

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