He’s been beaten, blown up, stabbed, shot, thrown down stairs, gnawed on by rattlesnakes, trampled, trounced and generally abused ever since his graduation from Camelback High School in Phoenix, Arizona, in 1965. He’s been gunned down, ambushed, bushwhacked or otherwise disposed of by the best on them. Matt Dillion killed him more times than he can recall, and Josey Wales shot him off a horse, as did Tom Horn, Nevada Smith, The Duke (in five movies), the Cartwrights, and the entire Cannon family from The High Chaparral.
Neil Summers has been a premier Hollywood stuntman for nearly 37 years, and despite the pain and anonymity, he wouldn’t have had it any other way. “All I have ever wanted to do was be up there on the screen with my heroes, Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, The Lone Ranger, all of them,” Neil confides. “I’ve been lucky enough to have been doing it all my life as an actor and a stuntman. I say ‘lucky,’ but it also took a lot of hard work, dedication and perseverance.”
Summers describes his childhood as growing up with his silver-screen heroes, but never getting any closer to them than the neighborhood theater or his television set. But growing up in the Southwest, Summers was aware that Westerns were being shot all around him………………………..