Clegg Hoyt


Clegg Hoyt
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Born(1910-12-10)December 10, 1910
DiedOctober 6, 1967(1967-10-06) (aged 56)
Resting placeBabylon Rural Cemetery in Babylon, New York

Clegg Hoyt (December 10, 1910 – October 6, 1967) was an American film and television character actor, originally from Norwalk, Connecticut. During Hoyt's acting career, which lasted eleven years, he appeared in Westerns, sitcoms and dramas.


Hoyt made his television debut in 1955 as a carnival barker in The Great Gildersleeve episode "Practice What You Preach". He made his feature film debut the next year with an uncredited bit part in Mohawk. Hoyt played the role of Dutch in 1956's Santiago, starring Alan Ladd.[1] He appeared as Tucker, another uncredited role, in The True Story of Jesse James in 1957, with Jeffrey Hunter in the role of Frank James.

Hoyt portrayed Bugs Marino in "The Joe Angelo Story", a 1959 episode of the NBC crime drama The Lawless Years starring James Gregory. He played Ozzie Rupert in the 1962 episode "For a Deadly Redhead" of the ABC/Warner Brothers' detective series Surfside 6. His other single-episode appearances included playing a gangster in The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, a milkman in Harrigan and Son, a prizefighter in The Real McCoys, a jailer in The Monkees and a masseur in David Janssen's Richard Diamond, Private Detective. He portrayed a derelict in the 1961 series finale of The Investigators, starring James Franciscus and James Philbrook.

From 1961 to 1965, Hoyt played Mac in 12 episodes of NBC's Dr. Kildare, starring Richard Chamberlain and Raymond Massey. He also made appearances on Bonanza (eight times), Gunsmoke (five times), Alfred Hitchcock Presents and Peter Gunn (four episodes each), Playhouse 90 (three times), and twice on both Have Gun – Will Travel, Mr. Lucky (as Pudge), Combat!, and The Twilight Zone, in the latter as a shopkeeper in the episode "Static" and as a bus driver in "The Bard".

Hoyt filmed scenes at Desilu Studios in 1964 for his role as Pitcairn, the transporter chief of the fictitious USS Enterprise, for the first pilot episode, "The Cage", of the original NBC science fiction series Star Trek. "The Cage" was subsequently edited into a two-part episode and renamed "The Menagerie" for broadcast in 1966. Robert C. Johnson performed Hoyt's voice in the pilot.

Hoyt appeared in several uncredited roles during his career. He had an uncredited silent role as George with comedian Paul Lynde in the 1964 Walt Disney film Son of Flubber, a sequel to The Absent-Minded Professor, both starring Fred MacMurray.[2] His other uncredited film roles included the character Lefty in Rod Steiger's 1959 picture Al Capone, as a craps player in Johnny Cool (1963), and as a deputy with Sidney Poitier and Steiger in In the Heat of the Night (1967). He played Sheriff Lloyd in the 1958 film Damn Citizen with Keith Andes.


Hoyt died of a stroke at age 56 in the Woodland Hills section of Los Angeles, California. He is interred at Babylon Rural Cemetery in Babylon in Suffolk County on Long Island in New York State.

Partial filmography

Television westerns

Hoyt appeared as a guest star on these television westerns:


  1. ^ Sandra Brennan (2014). "Santiago (1956)". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. Archived from the original on 26 February 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Clegg Hoyt". Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved August 4, 2014.

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