Remember Prince Talon, the experienced warrior who in 1982 led a small group of mercenaries back to his homeland, in the sword and magic fantasy film The Sword and the Sorcerer, directed by Albert Pyun? Well, this fantastic character was portrayed by Lee Horsley.
In the film, which also stars Richard Moll, Simon McCorkindale and Richard Lynch, a mercenary who owns a three-edged sword rediscover his royal heritage when he is recruited to help a princess stop the plans of a cruel tyrant and powerful wizard to conquer the country and save the kingdom from them.
Lee is popular not only for his starring role in the 1982 blockbuster movie but also for his amazing performances in many television series that aired in the 1980s and early 1900s. These series include Matt Houston, Nero Wolfe, and Paradise. He is also the voice behind the audiobook Lonesome Dove, written by Larry McMurtry in 1985.
Lee Horsley, however, did not appear on the screen at first but as an experienced theater actor who soon became a well-known name on the big screen. Here is everything 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 graduated from Englewood High School in 1973.
Before he got the role of Archie Goodwin on 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 television series Matt Houston and in the award-winning Western Heritage series Paradise as Ethan Allen Cord.
He has also starred in the CBS police drama Bodies of Evidence and the cult film The Sword and the Sorcerer – also in the sequel to the 2010 film Tales of an Ancient Empire.
His other films and television credits 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 Marrying Men, The Care and Handling of Roses, The Face of Fear, Wind on the Water, Infidelity, Dolly and many more.
Lee is also a writer, he writes for Western fiction. For his role as Prince Talon in The Sword and the Sorcerer, he was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Actor in 1982. and many more.
Where Is He Now?
Lee Horsley is still very present and still active in the industry. He was a guest star in an 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. In 2012, he was Sheriff Gus in Quentin Tarantino’s 2012 film Django Unchained and in 2015 he appeared as the stagecoach in the film The Hateful Eight alongside Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kurt Russell and Samuel L. Jackson.
The film raised $155.7 million at the box office and also helped increase Lee’s value.
In addition to 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 around the world, including 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 and legendary children’s TV show host Chuck McCann through his Facebook page by posting the story on Deadline.com.
McCann had played the lead role 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 years old.
According to the available information, the actor is worth approximately $3 million, accumulated from his more than three decades of 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 of a daughter, Amber (born 1981), and a son, Logan (born 1983). There have been no scandals or rumors about their 38-year-old relationship. He lives with his family in Texas.
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.