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Hal Needham

Born: Mar 6, 1931

Death: Oct 25, 2013

Birthplace: Memphis

Profession: Actor

Nationality: United States

Hal Needham

Date of Birth : Mar 6, 1931
Date of Death : Oct 25, 2013
Birth Place : Memphis

Hal Brett Needham was an American stuntman and film director. He is best known for his frequent collaborations with actor Burt Reynolds, usually in films involving fast cars, such as Smokey and the Bandit, Hooper, The Cannonball Run, and Stroker Ace.


  • Actor
  • Screenwriter
  • Film director
  • Stunt performer
  • Inventor

Also known as

  • Hal Brett Needham
  • Harold Needham


  • Howard Needham
  • Edith May Robinson


  • Dani Crayne
  • Ellyn Wynne Williams
  • Arlene R. Wheeler


  • David Needham

Awards Won

  • Academy Honorary Award
  • Academy Scientific and Technical Award (Scientific and Engineering award)
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