An interview with the Stuntman from Cannonball Run, Smokey and the Bandit and MORE
Hal Needham, who was born in Memphis, Tennessee, had the dream job of all high schools boys. He performed stunts in movies like the Cannonball Run, How the West was Won, Little Big Man, Smokey and the Bandit and Stroker Ace. He also directed the 1980's hit BMX movie Rad.
Born: March 6, 1931, Memphis, TN
Died: October 25, 2013, Los Angeles, CA
As you may or may not know, Needham died in October of 2013. Before his death, WGNS' Scott Walker and Sean Brown, owner of Southeastern Tire (Now Tire World) interviewed Needham...
About Hal Needham:
Hal was the highest paid stuntman in the world. In his career, he broke 56 bones, his back twice, punctured a lung and knocked out a few teeth.
His career has included work on 4500 television episodes and 310 feature films as a stuntman, stunt coordinator, 2nd unit director and ultimately, director.