Don Lee Stroud (born 1 September 1943) is an American actor and surfer who appeared in many films in the 1960s, '70s and '80s, and has starred in over 100 movies and 175 television shows to date.
Stroud was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, where he grew up, the son of comedian and vaudevillien Clarence Stroud (of the Stroud Twins), and singer Ann Livermore (née McCormack), who toured the world with Frank Sinatra. Stroud's mother and stepfather owned and operated the popular "Embers Steak House" and nightclub where Ann performed nightly. Don thrived on the beach in Waikiki under the watchful eyes of such mentors as Blackout, Mud, Buckshot, Rabbit and Steamboat.He learned much from these famous beach boys and in 1960, at the age of 17, he placed fourth in the "Duke Kahanamoku World Surfing Championship" at Makaha, Hawaii.
Stroud was surfing at Waikiki when he was discovered by actor Troy Donahue who was filming "Hawaiian Eye" (1959) and needed a stunt double for his surfing scenes. Don, at 18, 6...
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The Roller Blade Seven is a 1991 martial arts, cult film directed by Donald G. Jackson and starring Scott Shaw.
The Roller Blade Seven follows the lead character, Hawk Goodman, who is played by Scott Shaw. Hawk is sent on a mission by Reverend Donald, played by Donald G. Jackson, to rescue Sister Sparrow from the clutches of the evil overlord Pharaoh, played by William Smith, in the apocalyptic world of the future.
Sister Sparrow was abducted from the Master of Light Institute by the evil Saint Offender Joe Estevez and taken into the Wheelzone from whence Hawk must rescue her. But before Hawk can complete his task, he must take pyschedelic mushrooms with cult movie actress Karen Black and learn to rollerblade. Armed only with his samurai sword, Hawk does battle with the Black Knight (played by Frank Stallone, some rollerblading ninjas, and various gangs that inhabit the Wheelzone. Joining him on this mission are such oddities as a Kabuki mime with a wiffle bat, a rollerblading banjo...,
The King of the Kickboxers (also known as Karate Tiger 4 and No Retreat, No Surrender 4) is a 1991 film directed by Lucas Lowe and starring Loren Avedon as Jake Donahue and Billy Blanks as Khan.Jake Donahue and his older brother Schot are in Thailand. Jake's brother is fighting for the kickboxing championship of Thailand and wins his bout. Jake and Schot leave the arena victorious and are soon attacked by Khan and his henchmen. Khan takes Schot on in a fight and subsequently kills him. He then attacks Jake and leaves him scarred for life.Ten years later, Jake is a police officer, fighting crime in New York city. Jake is given a special assignment by his commanding officer Captain O'Day (played by Richard Jaeckal). His Captain tells him that there are filmmakers in Thailand who kill the actors on the set of their films. Jake is to travel to Thailand to stop them. Jake refuses but changes his mind when he later finds out that Khan is involved.Jake travels to Thailand and meets a...
Sweet Sixteen is a 1983 horror film directed by Jim Sotos. The movie starred Bo Hopkins, Susan Strasberg and Patrick Macnee.
The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia is a 1981 film, starring Kristy McNichol, Dennis Quaid, Mark Hamill, and Don Stroud, directed by Ronald F. Maxwell. It was very loosely inspired by the Vicki Lawrence song of the same name (it shares almost no plot elements with the original song). New lyrics related to the plot of the film were written for the film version.
The movie was filmed on location in Dade County, Georgia.
A young singer and his sister/manager travel to Nashville in search of stardom. As they journey from one grimy hotel to another, it becomes increasingly obvious that only one of them has what it takes to become a star.
Dennis Quaid plays Travis Child, a country singer who had one hit song and then faded from the scene. Kristy McNichol is his ambitious younger sister, Amanda Child, who is determined to get them to Nashville where Travis can once again become a star. Her plans are derailed by Travis's lack of ambition and easy distraction by women and booze.
The Amityville Horror is the first film in the Amityville Horror saga. It was released on July 27, 1979 and is based on the 1977 novel The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson. The film was a box office success despite being given poor reviews by critics such as Leonard Maltin and Roger Ebert, who described it as "dreary and terminally depressing." A remake was released in 2005, The Amityville Horror (2005 film). The story is ostensibly based on real life events that have been the subject of much controversy.
After buying and moving in to 112 Ocean Avenue, a house where a mass murder has been committed, George and Kathy Lutz and their children experience a frightening series of paranormal events, causing them to flee the house only twenty-eight days after moving in.
The Buddy Holly Story is a 1978 biographical film which tells the life story of rock musician Buddy Holly. It stars Gary Busey, Don Stroud, Charles Martin Smith, Conrad Janis, William Jordan, and Maria Richwine, who played Maria Elena Holly.
The movie was adapted by Robert Gittler from the biography of Holly by John Goldrosen. It was directed by Steve Rash.
It won the Academy Award for Best Music, Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Best Adaptation Score, and was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Gary Busey) and Best Sound.
The film opens with Buddy Holly's beginnings as a teenager in Lubbock, Texas and his emergence into the world of rock and roll with his fictional good friends and bandmates, drummer Jesse Charles (Don Stroud) and bass player Ray Bob Simmons (Charles Martin Smith), soon to be known as The Crickets. Their first break comes when they are brought to Nashville, Tennessee to record, but Buddy's vision soon clashes with the producers' rigid ideas of how...,
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