Gut Wilkerson was a tall, lanky, long faced, bald character actor, who started out in Vaudeville, and appeared in a bunch of B Westerns and TV shows from the mid-30s up to 1971, when he passed away. His dour demeanor usually had him cast as hangmen or stern preachers. At the "Poverty Row" studio PRC, he played the character Panhandle Perkins in a number of movies with Wild Bill Elliott and Tex Ritter. He also was in several movies with Randolph Scott and John Wayne (he was the hangman in True Grit).
Ed Nelson played in many of Roger Corman's low budget horror films in the late 1950s, as well as TV shows like Wagon Train, Bonanza, Perry Mason, The Outer Limits, The Fugitive, and Gunsmoke, and also played the role of Dr. Michael Rossi on Peyton Place from 1964-69, and Sen. Mark Denning on the 1980s soap opera Capitol.