Remember Prince Talon, the seasoned warrior, who leads a small group of mercenaries back into his homeland in 1982 sword and sorcery fantasy film The Sword and the Sorcerer, directed by Albert Pyun? Well, that fantastic character was portrayed by Lee Horsley.
In the movie which also starred Richard Moll, Simon McCorkindale, and Richard Lynch, a mercenary who possesses a three-bladed sword rediscovers his royal heritage when he is recruited to help a princess stop the plans of a cruel tyrant, and a powerful sorcerer, in conquering the land and consequently save the kingdom from them.
Lee is not only popular for starring in the 1982 blockbuster movie but also for putting up amazing performances in some TV series aired in the 1980 and early 1900s. These series include Matt Houston, Nero Wolfe, and Paradise. He is also the voice behind the 1985 audiobook Lonesome Dove authored by Larry McMurtry.
However, Lee Horsley didn’t start off by appearing on the silver screen but as a seasoned theatre actor who soon transformed into a household name on the silver screen. Here is all you need to know about this amazing American actor.
Born as Lee Arthur Horsley on May 15, 1955, in Muleshoe, Texas, Lee grew up in Denver, Colorado. He is a 1973 graduate of Englewood High School.
Before landing the role of Archie Goodwin in NBC the short-lived drama series Nero Wolfe, Lee began his acting career with stage production companies like Damn Yankees, Oklahoma and West Side Story.
Between 1982 and 1985, he starred in the TV series Matt Houston and on the Western Heritage Award-winning series Paradise as Ethan Allen Cord.
This was followed by a lead role on the CBS police drama Bodies of Evidence and cult film The Sword and the Sorcerer – also starred in the sequel of the movie Tales of an Ancient Empire released in 2010.
His other Movies and TV films include The Love Boat, unlawful Passage, Nightmare Man, The Wild Women of Chastity Gulch Dismembered, Jasper: The Story of a Mule( voice), Showdown at Area 51, Thirteen at Dinner, Single Women Married Men, The Care and the Handling of Roses, The Face of Fear, Wind on Water, Infidelity, Dolly and many more.
Lee is also an author, he writes for Western novels. He was Nominated for 1982 Saturn Award for Best Actor for his role as Prince Talon in The Sword and the Sorcerer. and many more.
Where Is He Now?
Lee Horsley is still very much around and still active in the industry. He was a guest star in one episode of Touched by An Angel in 2001.
In 2006, he appeared on the TV reality show, Benelli’s Dream Hunts alongside Marshall R. Teague. He was Sheriff Gus in Quentin Tarantino’s 2012 film Django Unchained, and a stagecoach driver in the 2015 movie The Hateful Eight, alongside Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kurt Russell, and Samuel L. Jackson.
The movie grossed $155.7 million at the box office and also helped increase Lee’s worth
Apart from acting, Horseley is also a well-known horseman and outdoorsman, who has participated in several rodeo events over the years, he has also hunted in several countries of the world including in Argentina and countries in Africa.
Horsley is active on Facebook and Twitter but he is not on Instagram.
He recently joined the rest of the world to mourn the death of Hollywood star, comedian, legendary children’s TV Show host Chuck McCann via his Facebook page by sharing the post by Deadline.com.
McCann had starred in the last two episodes of the series Matt Houston – Another Fine Mess and Final Vows. He died on April 8, 2018, after suffering from congenital heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, he was 83.
Available information reveals the actor is worth around $3 million, accumulated from his over three-decades-long career in the entertainment industry.
Who Is Lee Horsley’s Wife?
Lee Horsley has been married to Stephanie Downer since 1980 and they are proud parents to a daughter, Amber (born 1981) and a son, Logan (born 1983). There have not been any scandal or rumors whatsoever, about their 38-year-old relationship. He lives in Texas with his family.
Full Name: Lee Arthur Horsley
Date of Birth: May 15, 1955
Place of Birth: Texas, USA
Height: 6 feet 3 inches (1.91m)
Net Worth: N/A
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown.