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Buck Ford
BornJeffrey Buckner Ford
(1950-01-06) January 6, 1950 (age 69)
San Gabriel, California, United States
OccupationActor, author
Years active  1983-present
Parent(s)Tennessee Ernie Ford (father), Betty Hemminger (mother)
WebsiteOfficial website

Jeffrey Buckner Ford, better known as Buck Ford, is an American author and actor, and the oldest son of Tennessee Ernie Ford[1]. He is well-known for appearing in the television shows, In the Heat of the Night and I'll Fly Away, and is most recognized for playing Bob Allen in the drama show, Christy. Ford has appeared in many films, including King Kong Lives (1986), The Firm (1993) and The Client (1994). He is presumably best known for his appearances in the Ernest P. Worrell films, Ernest Goes to Camp (1987) and Ernest Goes to Jail (1990). Along with his acting career, Ford is also an ex-telemarketing supervisor, the author of the memoir of his father, River of No Return: Tennessee Ernie Ford and the Woman He Loved[2], and an internationally ranked 6th-Degree Black Belt in Wadō-ryū karate.

Filmography[edit | edit source]

Film[edit | edit source]

Year Title Role Notes
1985 What Comes Around Chester
1986 King Kong Lives Guard Sergeant
1987 Ernest Goes to Camp Mr. Elliott Blatz
1987 The Verne Miller Story Elsworth Donaldson
1990 Ernest Goes to Jail Rubin's attorney Uncredited
1993 The Firm Lawyer recruiter
1994 The Client Bailiff
1996 Last Dance D.A. Rusk
1999 Pirates of the Plain Skinner
2006 The Second Chance China Store Clerk
2006 The Work and the Glory III: A House Divided Jacob Bump
2010 Under God President Eisenhower Short film
2010 Country Strong Richard
2012 Blue Like Jazz James Larkin
2012 The Undershepherd Mike Rollins

Television[edit | edit source]

Year Title Role Notes
1983 Living Proof: The Hank Williams Jr. Story Producer TV movie
1986 The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James William Pinkerton TV movie
1989 Nashville Beat Gregory Brown TV movie
1990 In the Heat of the Night FBI Agent Phil Trundle Episode: "King's Ransom"
1993 I'll Fly Away Preston Deeds Episode: "State"
1993 Proudheart Franklin Burke TV movie
1993 The Conviction of Kitty Dodds Parole Board Man #2 TV movie
1994 Against the Wall Willis TV movie
1994-1995 Christy Bob Allen 8 episodes; TV movie
1995 Big Dreams and Broken Hearts: The Dottie West Story Grammy M.C. TV movie
1995 Walker, Texas Ranger Forbes Episode: "On Sacred Ground"
2009 The Forgotten Don McGuffy Episode: "Lucky John"

Video games[edit | edit source]

Year Title Role Notes
1995 I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream Trapped Prisoner / Super Ego voice
1999 The Dukes of Hazzard: Racing for Home Black Jack Perrill voice

References[edit | edit source]

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  1. [1] Jeffrey Buckner Ford In Biographical Summaries of Notable People
  2. [2] "River of No Return: Tennessee Ernie Ford and the Woman He Loved" Book Review


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