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Cal Bolder

Born: Jun 14, 1931

Death: Jan 19, 2005

Birthplace: Elkhart

Profession: Actor

Nationality: United States

Cal Bolder

Date of Birth : Jun 14, 1931
Date of Death : Jan 19, 2005
Birth Place : Elkhart

Cal Bolder was an American film and television actor best known for his role as the outlaw turned monster in the 1966 film Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter. A native of the small Kansas city of Elkhart, Earl C. Craver was a middle child of six born to Mabel Mae and Fred Francis Craver. Young Earl graduated from Elkhart High School then attended Wichita State University on a football scholarship. He married his wife Billie in 1950. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps for the Korean War, served in Korea and was awarded the Purple Heart. Following service with the 1st Marine Division Craver was posted to the newly reformed 9th Marines at Camp Pendleton. After leaving the Marines as a corporal, Craver became a Los Angeles motorcycle policeman. In 1959 he issued a traffic citation to Robert Raison, a Hollywood agent and a friend of fellow agent Henry Willson who arranged the two of them to meet. Impressed by Craver's 6' 4"/193 cm height, his 260 pound/118 kg physique, his 52"/132 cm chest and his 32"/81 cm waist Willson interested the physically imposing Craver into an acting career.


  • Actor
  • Police officer

Also known as

  • Earl Craver
  • Earl C. Craver

Awards Won

  • Purple Heart
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